The Tan House has a lovely riverside setting in West Linton, in the beautiful rolling countryside of the Scottish Borders. The house is very well situated for access to the Edinburgh City Bypass and the city centre. The bypass is less than 15 miles to the north and gives access to the south, east and west of the city, the airport and the motorway network. The city centre is less than 20 miles to the north.
The conservation village of West Linton has a good range of local shops and services, including a post office, a nursery, a primary school and tennis, golf and bowling clubs. Penicuik (7 miles) has a wider range of facilities, including shops, supermarkets, professional services and both primary and secondary schools. The private schools, professional, recreational and cultural facilities of Edinburgh are also within easy reach. The Straiton retail park is just beyond Penicuik.
The recreational facilities in the immediate area are good. Hillend Snowsports Centre with dry ski slope is off the A702 on the near side of the bypass. There are a number of local golf courses including Glencorse and West Linton, while all the links courses of East Lothian are also accessible. There is excellent and extensive walking in the Pentland Hills Regional Park from the doorstep of the property and from Flotterstone.
The Tan House is a wonderful property situated on the Upper Green with a lovely riverside setting on the banks of the Lyne Water. The house has a rich history dating back to 1660 and over the years has been a tannery as well as a brewery and now a charming family home. The older parts of the building have their origins in the 17th century and a linkway was formed between the house and outbuilding in the 1970s.
To the front of the house is a small vestibule which opens into a welcoming hallway which has a wood burning stove and staircase to one of the four bedrooms. There is also a bathroom in the first section of the house and a corridor leads to the kitchen from here, passing two bedrooms and a second shower room. The kitchen is a bright and open plan space with views over the garden. There are two skylights in the room and a range of base and wall mounted units with a timber worktop and integrated appliances. On the west side of the house and accessed from the kitchen is a conservatory.
The sitting room is also accessed from the kitchen and has exposed timber ceiling and an oil fired stove. As well as French doors to the garden there is a separate door through to the conservatory which faces south. A staircase from the sitting room leads to the fourth bedroom.
The garage of The Tan House has a door into the main hall and has lots of space for storage both on the ground floor and in the loft space above. A further door is to the garden on the east side of the house where there is a workshop, lawn and flowerbeds. On the south side of the house is a further lawn which borders the river and has steps down to the riverbank. A gate leads to the west garden which has a large patio accessed from the kitchen.