*CLOSING DATE - TUESDAY 06 JUNE 2023 AT 12.00PM* OFFERS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY YOUR SOLICITOR TO OUR LINLITHGOW OFFICE VIA EMAIL Encapsulating its countryside views and cosy charm in its title, find your own slice of paradise at Humbie Cottage, a refreshingly humble, but magnificent four-bedroom home situated in a delightful semi-rural location on the outskirts of Edinburgh.
- 19th Century Detached Cottage
- Handsome Period Property
- Positioned on the outskirts of Edinburgh, between Kirkliston and Winchburgh
- Surrounded by Rolling Countryside
- Total Internal Floor Area approx. 220sqm or 2,368sqft
- Positioned on a Magnificent Garden Plot measuring approx. 0.45 Acres - a Hidden Oasis!
- Courtyard with Parking Space for Several Cars
- Glorious West Facing Gardens, Immaculately Maintained, and Largely Laid to Lawn
- Quick Access to the M8, M9 and Edinburgh Airport
- Entrance Vestibule
- Large Shed (6.8m x 3.7m) and Wood Store
- Multi Fuel Open Fire in the Lounge
- Bright, Airy and Generous Accommodation all on one level
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- 2 Large Reception Spaces
- Impressive Conservatory
- 4 King-Size Bedrooms
- 1 Ensuite, and 1 Jack and Jill Ensuite
- Shower Room
- Utility Room with Rear Porch
- Exceptional Amount of Storage Space
- Great Opportunity to Add Significant Value, Not Listed
- Sheltered Store in the Courtyard
- 3 Outdoor Taps, and 2 Outdoor Power Sockets
- Oil Fired Central Heating (Combi Boiler)
- Mains Water
- Private Septic Tank
- Gas Bottle Supply for Cooker
Good to Know:
- Monitored Burglar Alarm System
- Hard Wired and Interlinked Smoke Alarms
- Solar Panels (Income Producing)
- Fully Flexible Date of Entry
- 2 Partially Floored Lofts with Folding Pull Down Ladders
- 10 Minute Drive to Edinburgh Airport
- 10 Minute Drive to Ingliston Park & Ride
- 5 Minute Drive to the Queensferry Crossing
- 5 Minute Drive to the new Winchburgh M9 Junction
- A Wide Range of Countryside Walks nearby
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Pull into the enclosed courtyard, where there is comfortable parking for several cars, and sense the peace and tranquillity of this secluded spot. Birdsong is a constant companion in the lovingly maintained gardens, which wrap from front to rear.
A handsome and characterful home dating back to the 19th century, red roof tiles, mature garden and robust stone walls infuse Humbie Cottage with country comfort, whilst modernisations have reconfigured the home with the addition of a large conservatory, making it ideal for modern living.
Greenery climbs alongside the vestibule, where there is ample storage for walking boots and jackets. Quiet and calm descend the instant you emerge into the dining room, as the thick stone walls of this period home create a buffer to the outside world. A homely room, spacious and bright, light flows in through the sliding doors which lead into the conservatory.
A deep-set window in the kitchen saturates the room in light, with ample space for a dining table and chairs in the centre of the room, the perfect day-to-day cooking and dining space.
Cream splashback tiles and wooden cabinetry line the walls. Appliances include a dishwasher, range cooker with a seven-burner gas hob and electric ovens and grill, microwave, and built-in fridge and freezer. Rinse the glasses whilst enjoying scenic views out over the rear garden and neighbouring fields, the garden easily accessible via the large and well-equipped utility room next door to the kitchen; there is a ventilated pantry as well as storage and a pulley for laundry.
A home with fantastic flow, make your way out from the kitchen, via the dining room, down a few stone steps, and into the conservatory.
Stone tiles and warm wood tones reflect the nature that extends through the surrounding windows. A room that blurs the boundaries between indoors and out, sunlight flows in, making it a comfortable room in which to relax and unwind throughout spring, summer, and autumn. Fitted ceiling blinds and heating allow for the room to be used all year round.
Retrace your steps to the central dining room, where tucked off to the side is the access to the south wing.
The sociable heart of the home, make your way through to the sitting room. Recessed windows frame verdant views out over the garden to the rear and side. Cocooned in countryside, this light and inviting room is spacious and airy; in an evening, listen to crackles coming from the multi-fuel fire. A small step leads to bedroom two which has an ensuite and a study which could also be used as a dressing room; Humbie Cottage is a fantastic home for games of hide and seek, both indoors and out.
Navigate yourself to the north side of this remarkable home to find bedroom one offering dual aspect garden views. In the ensuite, there is a wash basin inset within a vanity unit, providing plenty of storage. It is also fitted with shower, bath, and WC, as a large window to the rear delivers natural light through.
Shades of green embellish bedroom three, found next door, and looking out to the mature woodland on the crest of the hill. Peaceful and light, pause and enjoy the rural views from this airy king-size bedroom; there is plenty of space for wardrobes and a king bed.
At the end of the hallway there is a shower and fourth bedroom, which would be ideal for independent teenagers or guests. A serene sanctuary, there is plenty of space for furniture, with ample room for a king bed.
Peaceful and permeated by birdsong, the garden wraps around Humbie Cottage. To the rear, dine alfresco on the stone paved patio, easily accessed from the conservatory and rear porch.
A pathway meanders through the lawns and borders of mature planting which burst forth with colour in spring and summer.
Beyond, a sunny, large, level, and expansive lawn is ideal for garden summer parties, whilst a path leads to a large storage shed with double barn doors, and a wood store. Other attractions include neatly manicured hedgerows - a haven for nature - and mature trees.
Filled with nooks, crannies and sociable spaces, the garden at Humbie Cottage is fantastic for children's adventures.
This property was brought to the market by Chris Platt of Paul Rolfe Linlithgow, and he would be more than happy to discuss any aspect of this magnificent period home, please call the Linlithgow office to arrange a call back.
To book a viewing please call our Linlithgow office.
Early viewing is highly recommended and strictly by appointment only. Interested parties should submit a formal note of interest through their solicitor at the earliest opportunity.
Please contact the selling agent for items, fixtures and fittings included in the sale.
The floorplan, description and brochure are intended as a guide only. All prospective buyers are recommended to carry out due diligence before proceeding to make an offer.
Council Tax Band G
EER Band D