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Mansion house near Edinburgh

The Dowery House is an imposing refurbished mansion house in a secluded position just 12 miles from Edinburgh. The property is B listed, and part of the house dates from the 17th century.

Period features can be seen inside and out: the castellations and turrets produce the imposing exterior, while inside it feels like a family house, although period features include panelled interiors, cornicing and open fireplaces.

This is also a house for entertaining: the spiral staircase is a notable feature, beyond which are the billard room and the bar. Most of the rooms still have a period feel but the kitchen is remarkably modern and includes a useful pantry. There are four first floor bedrooms including the master suite, and two bedrooms on the second floor, one of which has access to the turret staircase.

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Accommodation in total comprises: hall, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, morning room, study, billiard room, bar, kitchen, master bedroom suite, five further bedrooms and two shower rooms.

Outside the grounds are extremely pretty and filled with flowers, shrubs and trees. The formal garden has rose beds, a patio and an ornamental pond, and the kitchen garden has fruit bushes and raspberry cages; the orchard has a number of fruit trees and wonderful bulbs. To the south is a block of woodland.There is also a tennis court, and the grounds come to around seven acres.

The Dowery House is located above the conservation village of Ford, while Pathhead is just half a mile and has good local facilities. Edinburgh is 12 miles for all further requirements.

The guide price is £2.2m. For further information please contact Savills on 0131 247 3700 or visit 

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