Limefield is a wonderful Georgian country house with five acres built by an industrialist in 1805. The property has been extended and refurbished but retains lots of Georgian period detail as well as its generous proportions.
The house has a fine entrance hall with flagstone floors, a drawing room with white marble fireplace and a duel aspect sitting room, also with marble fireplace. The ground floor has a double bedroom and a currently boarded off spiral staircase to what used to be the servants’ quarters.
On the first floor are the master bedroom suite and five further double bedrooms. The second floor landing provides access to the roof. The lower ground has another bedroom and houses the large kitchen/breakfast room as well as two cellars and a pantry.
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The west wings are a separate section of accommodation currently acting as guest accommodation and a business centre – income details are available on request.
The gardens contain some mature planting and some curious features including a waterfall which was built on the advice of the explorer David Livingstone who was a friend of the original owner. Livingstone also planted a sycamore tree, which still stands today, in the grounds of the house. The gardens to the rear back down to a pretty burn called Harburn Water where sea trout have been caught in the past. The gardens also have a large number of Yew trees predating the house.
Limefield is situated in its own grounds, directly off the A71 which offers easy access to Edinburgh Airport (12 miles) and Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily reached on the M8. Livingstone is the closest town for all the necessary local amenities.
The guide price is £1.1m. For further information please contact Savills on 0131 247 3717 or visit www.savills.co.uk.
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