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Edwardian mansion near Edinburgh for sale

Dating from 1812, Lowood House is a substantial Scottish mansion house which is listed Grade B. Although the property is just 100 years old, it is built to the 17th century Scottish vernacular L-shaped design. The principal entrance is on the angle of the north and eastern elevations, where the two storey circular entrance tower is located, with its conical roof.

The exterior features flourishes including carvings of animals and foliage, corniced chimney stacks and coped skews with scrolled skewputts. Inside, the house combines spacious reception rooms with great storage and seven bedrooms. Original features inside include cornices, hardwood floors, panelled walls and a barrel-vaulted ceiling, as well as original fireplaces. The drawing room and the master bedroom benefit from triple aspects to the north, east and west and the house has two separate staircases to the accommodation upstairs.

There is scope for modernisation in the bathrooms in particular, but the accommodation would certainly make an ideal family base for a buyer looking for a handsome Scottish period house near Edinburgh to make their own.

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Outside are outbuildings which were originally stables, but now workshops and very useful storage spaces, with potential for conversion subject to planning consents. The gardens extend to two acres with well-kept lawns on either side of the house, as well as an excellent range of mature trees including a beech tree, which is over 200 years old.

The property comes with Lowood Cottage (Lot 2) which has two double bedrooms; the southern part of Lowood comprises an area of mainly deciduous woodland with open grassland which extends to 0.7 acres and comprises Lot 3.

Lowood House is located just five miles west of Edinburgh and has local amenities most obviously available at South Queensferry (3 miles) and Barnton (1 mile) while Edinburgh International Airport is just five miles.

The guide price is £1.25m. For further information please contact Strutt & Parker on 0131 718 4593 or visit

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