The impressive ‘imposing country mansion ‘ on the Carlowrie Estate, Carlowrie Castle, with its Italianate front façade, high balustraded turreted tower and heavy rows of corbals was completed in 1852. The estate has never before been offered on the open market – the present owners have been resident there for 25 years and have maintained Carlowrie as their family home.
Architecturally, for the 19th century the house was a bold proposition and it’s still an extremely striking property today. Accommodation is extensive, and has been updated in line with modern requirements; the roof has been recently restored and is in good working order.
The castle has spacious rooms and lots of flexible space including: circular vestibule, flagged entrance hall, central galleried reception hall, drawing room, conservatory, dining room, butler’s pantry, sitting room, bathroom, kitchen/breakfast room, office, fitness room, principal bedroom suite and six further double bedrooms plus family bathroom, circular study, billiard room and a fine turret bedroom. At the base of the property are basement stores and wine cellars.
The property also comes with the separate four bedroom West Lodge and a two bedroom gardener’s cottage.
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The 32 acres of gardens and grounds are a marvel. An adjacent walled garden to the property incorporates a sweeping lawn, a stone-built folly, a sunken garden, a stocked pond and an all-weather tennis court. Beyond this is a Victorian greenhouse with a prolific grape vine, peaches and an external fig tree. A glazed summer house is useful for outdoor entertaining and next to this lies an Italian style arboretum. Immediately outside the back door is a full enclosed rear garden, laid to lawn and ideal for children and pets. A stable houses two loose boxes, a tack room and feed store, and the rest of the grounds are given over to paddocks.
Carlowrie Castle sits amidst rolling open countryside just a mile to the village of Kirkliston, which has local shopping and a primary school. Edinburgh itself is just 12 miles to the east and the airport is easily reached. The Forth Bridge, just four miles away, gives access to Perth and the North.
The guide price is £3.75m. For further information please contact Savills on 0131 247 3700 or visit www.savills.co.uk.
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