The Old Parsonage
Privately situated in the exclusive Barnton Avenue Conservation Area. Surrounded by lush woodlands, a park, and an acre of idyllic landscaped gardens. The Old Parsonage – a magnificent mansion house of over 4,500 sq. feet, built in an Arts & Crafts-style in 1901.
The current owners have sympathetically and extensively refurbished this splendid home in the early 1990s, carefully retaining a wealth of breath-taking period details in the course of creating a charming and welcoming modern family home.
Original wrought-irons gates open onto a long, U-shaped gravel drive (also leading to a second exit), enveloped by mature, landscaped gardens.
The drive leads to the impressive house with its rendered walls and turret, framed by stone mullions and an ornate balcony.
Solid double doors invite you into a vestibule, which in turn gives access to a remarkable reception hallway. Here, a large arched window, original oak surrounds, dado rail and ornate cornice offer a glimpse of the beautiful Arts & Crafts details of the house.
THE RECEPTION HALLWAY
Fitted with a working fireplace and a separate seating area, this room makes a wonderful first impression when receiving and entertaining guests.
THE DRAWING ROOM
An impressive double-aspect drawing room, which connects to a sunroom with garden access.
The vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and large glass box bay windows (framed by oak panelling) create an airy atmosphere, while an open fire set in an ornate surround lends the room a cosy focal point.
Sliding doors link the drawing room to the double-aspect sunroom with a vaulted ceiling – a design feature that runs continuously into the adjoining drawing room.
THE FAMILY ROOM & DINING ROOM
Bathed in morning and mid-day sun is a third reception room: a large family room with a splendid triple windowed turret, original fireplace, and bespoke-built library shelves.
The impressive formal dining room, with its unique fire surround, large glass box bay window, oak window panelling, dado rail and cornice makes an exceptional room to entertain in.
The heart of this family home is a welcoming dining kitchen, fitted with a large range of country-styled bespoke cabinets, framed by granite worktops and Karndean flooring.
Completing the ground floor is a guest cloakroom fitted with a WC-suite and an impressive bathroom complete with 3-piece suite and vanity storage. The bathroom also features a bespoke handmade stained-glass window.
An oak staircase leads to the first floor where a large landing gives access to an impressive master suite, four further bedrooms, and a shower room.
The remarkable turreted master bedroom boasts no fewer than five windows, a generous footprint, and a luxurious 4-piece en-suite bathroom with direct access to the balcony.
The equally impressive second bedroom enjoys delightful garden views from twin windows and a beautiful original fireplace takes pride of place.
There are three further bedrooms of which one is used as a study.
SHOWER ROOM & STUDY/5TH BEDROOM
Completing the first-floor accommodation is a spacious and beautifully tiled shower room.
The second floor hosts a very large attic room with skylights and a door leading to the roof of the turret, which provides outstanding views over the gardens and surrounding landscape.
The basement (accessed from the ground floor) has been converted into an impressive wine cellar.
The house benefits from gas central heating, ensuring a warm yet cost-effective living environment.
BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED GARDEN GROUNDS
Beautifully landscaped garden grounds of around one acre offer secluded areas for relaxation and walking, as well as a large, partly walled croquet lawn with a patio seating area.
Vast lawns and pathways are hugged by a range of flowering plants (including rhododendrons, lavender hedges, and honeysuckle) and a selection of mature trees (including fir, oak, lime and evergreen shrubs, to name a few).
A garden summerhouse offers a lovely outdoor retreat, and a second seating area is surrounded by fragrant lavender. Parking is catered for by a double garage with an adjacent workshop. The vast drive provides further parking for multiple vehicles.
Viewings: By appointment with Gilson Gray on 0131 516 5366
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 3