Preston Mains Cottage & Steading
The site occupies an attractive rural position to the north east of Pathhead located between the B6367 and B6371.
The site extends to approximately 1.1 acres and comprises a derelict cottage and range of derelict farm buildings which have been redundant for several years. The subjects are bounded on three sides by agricultural land and to the south west by an access road.
Mains electricity is currently disconnected; however, a transformer pole is located to the north west of the site. There is mains water on site. Vehicle access is offered from the main road.
The site benefits from detailed planning consent granted by Midlothian Council on 21st July 2014 for the conversion of and alteration to farm steading buildings to form 4 dwellinghouses and associated storage; erection of carport; erection of dwellinghouse; extension to existing cottage building; and formation of associated access road and car parking areas.
Planning consent (reference 13/00006/DPP) was granted for the following:-
Dwelling 1 (4 bedroom) 202 sq. m.(2,174 sq. ft.)
Dwelling 2 (4 bedroom) 160 sq. m (1,722 sq. ft.)
Dwelling 3 (4 bedroom) 180 sq. m.(1,937 sq. ft.)
Dwelling 4 (4 bedroom) 144 sq. m.(1,550 sq. ft.)
Existing Cottage with extension (2 bedroom): Floor area not specified
New build 145 sq. m (1,560 sq. ft.)
The site may be suitable for the development of one house subject to planning consent. Further details should be sought from the Selling Agents.
Additional adjacent land to the north, east and south of the site may be available by separate negotiation, if required. Further details should be sought from the Selling Agents.
The pretty conservation village of Pathhead lies in the heart of the Midlothian countryside, within easy commuting distance of Edinburgh City centre.
The village is so-called for being at the head of the traditional old route from Lauder to Edinburgh, dating back to Roman times. Formerly known as Dere Street, it ran from Hadrian's Wall in Northumbria, to Cramond on the Firth of Forth. Lying alongside the Tyne Water, it is bounded on the north by an imposing bridge designed by Thomas Telford.
Edinburgh city centre, the City Bypass and A1 are easily reached via the new Dalkeith Bypass, which also offers access to Edinburgh International Airport and Scotland's motorway network. There are regular bus services into Edinburgh, about 12 miles away, and park and ride facilities at Sheriffhall and Newcraighall, which also has a fast rail link to the city centre. The A68 provides direct access to the Scottish Borders. Local village services include a post office/store, a bakery, country pub and health centre. Out of town shopping can be found at nearby Straiton and Fort Kinnaird retail parks.
There are popular private nurseries at Edgehead, about 1 mile, and Fala, about 4 miles away. Primary schooling is available in the village at the newly built Tynewater Primary and there is a new secondary school in Dalkeith. Loretto School in Musselburgh is within easy driving distance, as are a number of other well regarded schools in Edinburgh
The surrounding area offers a range of activities for outdoor enthusiasts. East Lothian is famed for its wide choice of beautiful sandy beaches, with water sports such as kite surfing, kayaking and sailing on offer. There are world class golf courses, including Royal Musselburgh, Gullane and the Open Championship course at Muirfield. The miles of beautiful countryside are ideal for walking, cycling and horse riding. To the south and west, the Pentland and Lammermuir Hills offer further opportunities for rural pursuits.