Boghall Farmhouse is a substantial traditional Victorian country house, set in this convenient semi-rural location on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Built as one of three farmhouses by Sir John Gibson of Pentland, the house is thought to date from …
Boghall Farmhouse is a substantial traditional Victorian country house, set in this convenient semi-rural location on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Built as one of three farmhouses by Sir John Gibson of Pentland, the house is thought to date from 1820-1840, and was known as one of “The Pentland Palaces”.
The house which is listed grade C is built of stone under a pitched slate roof, and incorporates architectural features such as crow stepped gabling and decorative stonework pediments on the dormer windows. It has well proportioned accommodation laid out over two storeys, with an adjoining single storey annexe to the rear. Most recently used as offices and a teaching facility it nevertheless retains some charming original features, and has potential to create a lovely family home, subject to planning consent.
Accessed via a shared private driveway, gates lead to a tarmacked area at the front of the house, and stone steps to the front door. On the ground floor, off the entrance hall are two reception rooms, one with bay window, and the second with twin windows, both overlooking the front garden. There is a ground floor shower room and a good sized farmhouse kitchen, from which a small lobby leads to the back door. From the central hall, there is a staircase to the upper landing, with doors either side leading to the first floor accommodation, comprising three double and one single bedroom, store room, shower room and W.C.
To the rear of the house is an attached single storey annexe, comprising three good sized rooms, formerly used as offices and classrooms, a kitchenette and range of toilet facilities. These offer further potential for development to ancillary accommodation, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
The house sits within a private gardens extending to the front, side and rear. These are mainly laid to lawn, with a mix of conifers, deciduous trees and shrubs. A boundary hedge offers shelter and privacy. There is an open single garage and space for parking a number of cars.
Boghall Farmhouse now requires upgrading but has potential to create an outstanding family home.
Planning consent for change of use to residential may be required if the property is to be converted to a home.
Please note that the house was listed (grade C) on 29th April 2016 as being of architectural or historical interest. Further details are available on request.
Adjacent grazing land may be available for sale if required.
Oil central heating
Drainage to shared septic tank
The sale plan and acreage provided are for information purposes only.
RATES & COUNCIL TAX
The rateable value of the farmhouse is currently £46,000. Once it is converted to residential accommodation Council Tax will be payable.
Viewing is by prior appointment only through the Selling Agents – CKD Galbraith. The person who may accompany you however, may not be an employee of CKD Galbraith.
Boghall Farm lies to the south west of Edinburgh, on the edge of the Pentlands Regional Park, well placed for access to the city centre.
The A720 City Bypass (about 1 mile) offers connections to Edinburgh Airport and the central Scotland motorway network. Penicuik, about 4 miles to the south, has excellent local facilities, including a supermarket, banks, medical centre and a leisure centre, as well as well regarded local primary and secondary schools. There are further local services at Rosslyn (around 3 miles) which is also home to a historic chapel. Out of town shopping can be found at The Gyle Shopping Centre and Straiton Retail Park, which also has a park and ride facility. There are regular bus services into Edinburgh city centre, and there is a bus stop at the farm entrance. The extensive shopping, commercial, cultural and leisure amenities provided by Scotland’s capital city are all within easy reach.
The surrounding area offers a wonderful array of activities for the outdoor enthusiast. The miles of beautiful countryside are ideal for walking, cycling and horse riding. The Pentlands Regional Park, a mecca for hillwalking enthusiasts, is on the doorstep, with walking trails leading via the farm to nearby Allermuir Hill. There is an outdoor Ski Centre at Hillend. The range of golf courses include at nearby Swanston and Glencorse, and world class facilities, such as the Open Championship course at Muirfield, a little further afield. The East Lothian coastline is famed for its beautiful sandy beaches, whilst to the south, the Scottish Borders offer further opportunities for rural pursuits.