Eskfauld Lodge is situated in a semi-rural location on the fringes of Lasswade and Loanhead, surrounded by beautiful Midlothian countryside, approximately 1.5 miles from the city bypass and 6 miles south of Edinburgh city centre.
Lasswade is a well-established and sought after residential district on the banks of the River Esk. There are excellent facilities in the area with good local shopping and a number of excellent restaurants including The Paper Mill and Luci's Cocktail Bar & Restaurant, both in Lasswade. Further out of town shopping is available at nearby Straiton Retail Park and Fort Kinnaird which offer high street shopping and all of the major supermarkets are in the area.
There is a wide range of recreational and leisure facilities within the area as well as a number of golf courses including Kings Acre, Broomieknowe and Melville Golf Centre. The Esk Valley and Pentland Hills offer a variety of picturesque walks and the Hillend dry ski slope.
The property is in the catchment for Loanhead Primary and Lasswade High School and there are a number of excellent independent schools within reach, including Merchiston Castle School, George Watson's College, George Heriots, Fettes College and Loretto.
Eskfauld Lodge is also particularly well located for access to the Edinburgh city bypass, with connections to Edinburgh International Airport and the Central Scotland motorway network. Edinburgh city centre is within easy reach and there is a regular bus service into the city, with Park & Ride services at Straiton and Sheriffhall.
Eskfauld Lodge is a handsome Victorian country house set in a leafy and tranquil location within the Mavisbank Conservation Area, only six miles from Edinburgh city centre.
The property is set in extensive private grounds of approximately 0.37 acres and is surrounded by rolling Midlothian countryside with wonderful views, particularly to the south.
The house is approached by a private driveway leading to a large parking area and coach house at the rear of the house.
Internally, the property offers wonderful family living and reception space throughout. The grand proportions and light filled rooms on the ground floor retain much original charm with the many period features including elegant and detailed cornices and fireplaces. Of particularly note is the sitting room which has an exquisite Adam-style fireplace with working open fire.
The ground floor accommodation includes the sitting room, a bay windowed dining room, family kitchen with space for a table and chairs, a pantry and utility room. A fantastic garden room is situated off the kitchen and is glazed on three sides, offering wonderful views over the garden and surrounding countryside. A useful study/home office, which could be used as a bedroom, bathroom and large walk-in cupboard complete the accommodation on this level.
There are up to five bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor. The principal bedroom is east facing with a wonderful bay window and an en suite shower room. There are three further bedrooms, each with fitted wardrobes a large family bathroom and a dressing room which could be used as a further bedroom.
The house sits within private grounds which extend to approximately 0.37 acres. The gardens have been well-maintained and are mostly laid to lawn with a wide variety of mature plans and shrubs.
There is a large, detached stone-built coach house to the rear of the house. There are currently two garages/workshops with a large attic room above and a greenhouse off to the side. There is the potential to convert the coach house for a variety of different uses, subject to obtaining the necessary consents. There is ample parking on the drive and in front of the coach house.