Pretty stone built farmhouse close to Edinburgh with immaculate garden, orchard, paddock and stables
Frostineb is an attractive stone built farmhouse set within a pretty garden in the rolling Midlothian countryside. The house itself dates from the early 1800s and has a fine balance of accommodation over two floors. To the front of the house are two well-proportioned reception rooms with period features and open fires. Situated on the south side of the house is a superb conservatory with double doors to the drawing room and the kitchen. The conservatory has recently been upgraded and is a superb spot from which to enjoy the views over the garden under the 40 year old vines which span the length of the room. The kitchen is spacious with plenty of room for a dining table. There is a range of built in units as well as an AGA which provides year round warmth. A small snug is situated off the kitchen. To the rear of the house is a very functional boot room where there are fitted cupboards, a sink and plumbing for a washing machine. The room has a door from the kitchen and has a separate one out to the stable area. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a bright and spacious porch, hallway with staircase and cloakroom with WC.
The first floor is split into two sections. The master bedroom sits on the west side of the house and has its own dressing room, bathroom and study, as well as a spacious landing. Across the split landing are three double bedrooms and a single with a centrally located shower room.
The gardens of Frostineb are outstanding and have been a labour of love over the last 25 years. Immediately surrounding the house are formal gardens which are beautifully kept and consist of mixed herbaceous borders, lawns and ornamental trees and shrubs, with paved terraces for enjoying the outdoors in the warmer months. Beyond the formal garden is a more natural and wild garden where there is a wildlife pond, large area of lawn and superb cedar greenhouse. The garden has appeared in various magazines in the last 10 years and has also appeared on the BBC's Beachgrove Garden
A paddock of about 1.28 acres has been planted with 42 different varieties of apple, pear and plum trees which provide an abundance of fruit. This area could be used for grazing if required. On the northwest side of the house is a large gravel driveway which provides access to the stable block, barn and granary. The stable block is timber built and has three loose boxes and a tack room as well as power, lighting and water. Opposite is the stone built granary which has space for garaging several cars and a work shop on the ground floor. Above and accessed by a stair is a large floored space which could be converted to additional accommodation, subject to having the necessary local authority consents in place. Permission has previously been granted in the past to convert this space but for the avoidance of doubt, this has now lapsed. At the back of the stables is a further area which has been used to keep chickens.
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