Savills | Harperrig House, Kirknewton, West Lothian, EH27 8DH | Property for sale
4,558 sq ft(423.45 sq m)
Offers over £775,000

Harperrig HouseKirknewton, West Lothian, EH27 8DH

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in June 2020
  • Contemporary extension with expansive views over Harperrig Reservoir.
  • Stunning position at the foot of The Pentland Hills.
  • Income producing, self catering cottage with two bedrooms.
  • Strong eco credentials with both ground source heat pump and wind turbine.
  • Wind turbine (15kw) with FIT expiring 2031.
  • Paddock and good outbuildings.

Traditional farmhouse and cottage, with 15kw wind turbine, overlooking Harperrig Reservoir within the Pentland Hills Regional Park.

About this property

  • Harperrig House is a traditional farmhouse which lies a short distance from the historic drover's road which runs over the Pentland Hills at the Cauldstane Slap and was the main travelling route connecting the Highlands of Scotland to England.

    Harperrig House has been extended to created a wonderful home with superb family living space. On the ground floor there is a traditional farmhouse kitchen with scarlet AGA and space for a large central dining table. There is a useful utility room where the workings of the ground source heat pump are located. The conservatory forms a versatile space ideal for relaxing or dining with an outlook over the garden to the Pentland Hills. The dining room is a cosy room with a stove and thick walls and leads through to the drawing room, past a drinks alcove and study. The drawing room is a fabulous addition to the accommodation. It is flooded with natural light from the floor to ceiling height windows and also has a wood burning stove set beneath a stone mantelpiece. French doors open onto the garden terrace. Also on the ground floor is a snug which has been designed to double as a fifth bedroom with en suite shower room.

    Stairs lead from the entrance hall to the first floor where there is a family bathroom and four bedrooms including a wonderful master suite, with dressing area and bathroom en suite. The gable wall of the master bedroom is fully glazed to capitalise on the breath taking views to the reservoir and the room is filled with natural light. There is superb storage including a linen cupboard.

    Outside there is an established garden which features an enclosed area of lawn with an old well, washing green, raised beds and fruit trees to one side of the house and a larger lawned garden with a variety of shrubs and trees to the other. The paddock extends to the west and there is a range of outbuildings providing useful storage.

    Lot 2 - Drover's Cottage
    Adjacent to Harperrig House is a self contained cottage dating from the 16th century. It has an enclosed garden, driveway and parking area and has been let out very successfully for holidays. The ground floor accommodation comprises sitting room, dining kitchen and bathroom and there are two double bedrooms on the first floor. Further information on the holiday letting projections for Drover's Cottage is available on request.

    Lot 3 - Wind Turbine
    Positioned on the western edge of the property is a KS15 15kw wind turbine which provides an impressive average income of £9,000 per annum. The Feed In Tariff expires in 2031 providing a further 12 years of income.


    Strictly by appointment with Savills - 0131 247 3738.

    Mains electricity supplemented by ground source heat pump and wind turbine. Water is a private supply which goes through a Scottish Water filtration plant and pump. Oil fired AGA.

    Local Authority & tax band
    West Lothian Council. Harperrig House is in tax band D. Drover's Cottage is zero rated under small business exemptions.

    The tarmac road to Harperrig House is owned and maintained by Edinburgh City Council. The drive to the house is owned by the local landowner and there are full access rights.

    Renewable Energy
    Wind Turbine: Average income of £9,000 per annum. Feed In Tariff expires 2031. Under warranty until October 2021 and fully insured. There is a maintenance contract in place. Further details are available on request. Should the turbine not be sold with the house, the house will continue to benefit from free electricity from the turbine.
    Ground Source Heat Pump: Installed under the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme. Quarterly payments of £954 are to be received up to December 2021.

    Fixtures & Fittings
    Standard fixtures and fittings are included in the sale.

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Local information

  • Harperrig House has an outlook to Harperrig Reservoir on the northern edge of the Pentland Hills Regional Park. It is a spectacular setting with the heather covered hills providing a wonderful backdrop and great amenity.
  • Nearby there is a good range of local facilities in Kirknewton, Balerno and Currie, while more extensive shopping can be found in Livingston to the north-west and Hermiston Gait on the edge of Edinburgh to the east. Primary education is available at Kirknewton and secondary education in nearby Balerno. There are also a number of independent schools in and around Edinburgh, the nearest being Clifton Hall School. The campus of Heriot Watt University is only 9 miles away. Leisure facilities in the area, aside from the Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club and the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena, include various golf courses and the endless options offered by the Pentland Hills.
  • There is a local bus service along from both Balerno and Kirknewton into Edinburgh and the train station at Kirknewton has regular services into Edinburgh and Glasgow. The M8, M9 and A720 Edinburgh City Bypass provide a fast road network and Edinburgh International Airport (13 miles) has regular flights to a wide range of destinations.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Edinburgh take the Lanark Road A70 west. About 4.5 miles beyond Balerno there is a green sign to Drover's Cottage and a second sign to Harperrig Reservoir. Follow this single track road to the reservoir and over the bridge. Harperrig House is a short distance further along on the left hand side.
  • EPC Rating = C
  • Tenure = Freehold