1 Braidwood Steading
No. 1 Braidwood Steading is situated about 12 miles south of Edinburgh in the A702 corridor allowing easy commuting to the city centre and the airport. The surrounding countryside is a delightful combination of fertile farmland and the heather clad Pentland Hills. There are far reaching southerly views from the gardens and grounds.
Penicuik provides excellent everyday shopping facilities and the large retail park at Straiton is within easy reach. Cornbank Primary School and Penicuik High School are a short distance from the property whilst the extensive range of private schools in Edinburgh are all within a practical school run.
There are many and varied leisure amenities in the locality. These include golf courses at West Linton and Swanston, hill walking in the Pentland Hills and ski-ing on the dry slope at Hillend.
No. 1 Braidwood Steading was formed from a traditional farm building in 1997. It is constructed of stone under slate roofs with double glazed windows. There are 5 other houses including the farmhouse in this very attractive residential conversion. The house faces south and overlooks its own land.
The accommodation, which has oil fired central heating, is conveniently arranged on the ground floor. A large porch leads to the entrance hall and the open plan sitting room/dining room. A wood burning stove in the sitting room supplements the central heating on cold winter evenings and there are patio doors leading directly to the garden. The fully fitted kitchen is located off the dining area and also overlooks the garden.
The master bedroom suite lies at the west end of the house and includes a Jacuzzi bath. The 2 double bedrooms and family bathroom are in the middle of the house. The cloakroom is plumbed for but not currently fitted with a shower. The floored attic, which is currently used as a child's playroom, runs along much of the length of the house. It is accessed by a concealed staircase and is insulated, carpeted and has velux type windows.
The charming garden is on 2 levels and features lawns, flower beds and a delightful timber chalet which can be used as an office or store. It has power and light. In addition there is a play area and a small orchard.
The superb equestrian facilities lie beyond the garden. There is an L shaped timber stables building with 3 loose boxes, a foaling box, a tack room and feed store. A steel mower shed, a poly tunnel (10m x 6m) and a vegetable area are situated adjacent to the stable yard which has ample parking space for a lorry and/or trailer. The stables have water and electricity supplies.
The training arena (50m x 20m) has a rubber surface laid over silica sand. It is enclosed by a post and rail fence and has fitted mirrors at either end. The 3 paddocks provide excellent summer and winter grazing and are well fenced.
From the A720 city bypass take the A702 towards West Linton and Biggar. The driveway to Braidwood Steading lies on the left hand side of the A702 about 1 mile south of Silverburn. No. 1 Braidwood Steading is the east most house.
Mains water and electricity
Shared private drainage (septic tank)
Oil fired central heating
Access from the A702 is over a private tarmacadam road over which the owners of No. 1 Braidwood Steading has/have a right of access. Maintenance costs are shared.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
All fitted carpets, curtains and white goods are included in the sale. No additional items are included unless specifically mentioned in the particulars.
No. 1 Braidwood Steading falls into Band F for Council tax purposes.