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Situated within c.3 acres of it’s own private woodland and garden, with an idyllic rural position on the edge of Whim Hall estate, around 10 miles south of Edinburgh city bypass, this substantial property offers a super mix of country life within an easy commute of the city. The grounds of Whim House consist of beautiful woodland walks, including what is thought to be the original curling ponds from the estate, with an expansive south facing garden offering something for everyone to enjoy. This substantial 4 bed, 4 public room property is a hidden gem with extensive accommodation, amounting to c.300m2. Completed and finished to a high specification of construction in 2000, the accommodation comprises on the ground floor: entrance vestibule, hallway, lounge, sun lounge, dining room, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and cloakroom w.c. On the upper floor are: master bedroom with ensuite, guest bedroom with ensuite w.c; third double bedroom, fourth bedroom with dressing and sitting areas and access to the balcony, family bathroom. Externally there is the integral double garage which has a studio/work area to the rear and a substantial log store/workshop to the side. There is also a garden room, large driveway with parking for numerous vehicles, garden and woodland. The interior offers a superb layout for family living as well as for both large and small social gatherings. With impressive features such as the handcrafted staircase and stunning sun lounge, an antique stone fireplace in the dining room, oak flooring and bespoke tiled flooring in the main public areas, there are fabulous spacious rooms as well as cosy nooks. The public rooms are superb. The lounge is impressive and the fireplace with cosy log burning stove also gives a homely feel for family time. Patio doors through to the stunning sun room give the option to open through from the lounge for larger gatherings and out onto the deck and garden. There is also a cosy snug/sitting room which could work equally well as a study. The dining room gives the option for formal dining and the kitchen/breakfast room offers a more informal option. Practicalities are well taken care of with the utility room and boot area adjoining the kitchen with access through to the garage and work room. On the upper floor the master and guest bedrooms are incredibly spacious with the master having a superb 5 piece ensuite and the guest bedroom having an ensuite with w.c. and wash hand basin, both have excellent storage. The third bedroom is another good double, and the fourth bedroom offers an excellent space with a sitting room/study just off and access to the balcony. The double garage has a useful work room just off which is currently used as a music studio which is also fitted with kitchen units and a sink. Adjacent to the garage is a substantial logstore/workshop which is another fantastic space. The Garden and woodland are a superb addition to the home. There are patio doors leading from the Sun Lounge on to an expansive south facing deck and to the Garden which offers a real sun trap and super area from which to enjoy outdoor living and entertaining and offers something for the whole family to enjoy. A lovely addition is the garden room which is currently used as a studio. The woodland has pathways cut through offering lovely walks and spots to sit and enjoy your very own rural idyll. A stunning property, to fully appreciate everything it has to offer viewing is highly recommended. LOCATION Situated on the edge of Whim Hall estate, c. 0.5 mile off the A701, c. 1 mile from Leadburn and c.1 mile from the rural hamlet of Lamancha, Whim House is located within easy commuting distance of Edinburgh and the surrounding border towns whilst enjoying the beauty of the borders countryside, well placed to enjoy the best of both worlds. The village of West Linton has small specialist shops, banking, postal services and recreational facilities. Romanno Bridge has a well regarded primary school which was recently modernised and extended to include a vibrant new community facility, offering a range of services and activities. Peebles offers the facilities of a larger market town including a well-respected high school, excellent range of restaurants, shops, leisure centre and outdoor sporting activities. Penicuik and Biggar give further options for leisure and recreation with Edinburgh by pass and Straiton retail park c.10 miles away, taking you to the city bypass with access to the city centre and other outlying districts, including the Gyle Shopping and Business Centres, Edinburgh Airport, the M8/M9 and A1 motorway networks. Leisure and recreation facilities are abundant with access to the superb open countryside offering picturesque walks, horse riding, fishing, golfing and a number of additional facilities as well as the world renowned mountain biking facilities at nearby Glentress and Innerleithen, the Pentland Hills park and Hillend Ski Centre. Peebles 10 miles Edinburgh City Bypass 10 miles Penicuik 6 miles West Linton 6 miles Travel Directions: From Edinburgh take the A701 to Straiton through Penicuik and continue for c.3 miles to Leadburn turning right towards Moffat. Continue for c.1 mile and take right at the small blue signage for Whim Hall. Continue to the right and carry on along the driveway to the front of Whim Hall. Continue around to the right at the front and along past Whim Hall onto a gravel driveway. You will see a 7 bar metal gate which is the entrance into the driveway of Whim House.
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