Calderstones is a period property with 30 acres just six miles from Edinburgh. Sitting at the foot of the Pentland Hills this house has the benefits of a rural location with the benefits of a capital city under ten miles away.

The property dates from the 1920s and accommodation is set over two floors, and includes a bright, spacious south and east-facing sitting room and a formal dining room, both with stripped wood floors, open fireplaces and fabulous southerly aspects over the gardens. There is a also a pretty sitting room, a dining room/kitchen, store room/gym plus four bedrooms and two bathrooms.

French windows from the dining area access the terrace outside which also leads to the (heated) outdoor swimming pool and to the south of the property lies the hard tennis court with a stone pillared outer fence and there is ample parking in the courtyard.

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The grounds extend to around 30 acres and are home to a wide range of mature trees and shrubs and a mixture of colourful plants. The gardens are laid predominantly to lawn, integrating a variety of small shrub beds.

The Pentland Hills are a wonderful backdrop for this lovely country property, and offer a huge range of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, skiing and golf. There is a large supermarket and shopping centre outside Edinburgh just one mile away, and with the city centre just six miles distant a wide range of restaurants, theatres and shopping is easily accessible, as is access to the east coast mainline to London.

The guide price is £1.6m. For further information please contact Savills on 0131 247 3736 or visit www.savills.co.uk.

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