A CHARMING GEORGIAN HOUSE IN CONSERVATION VILLAGE JUST 7 MILES EAST OF EDINBURGH
Oak Lodge is a charming B Listed family home of considerable character. On an elevated site, the house has a delightful south-westerly aspect over its walled garden, to the Pentland hills in the distance. Approached from the street by a gated and pillared entrance, there is a secluded cobbled courtyard giving access to the garage and the pedimented front door entrance of the house.
A welcoming entrance hall, with stairway to the lower and upper floors, has a cloakroom off and leads to a corridor and the principal reception rooms and the kitchen. There is an elegant drawing room with Adam mantelpiece and two full height windows overlooking the garden, a well-proportioned dining room which is next to the kitchen/breakfast room which has an Aga cooker and south-facing window.
A delicately formed staircase leads to the first floor with family bathroom and two south-facing double bedrooms, with a dressing room and shower room off the eastmost bedroom and an integrated shower room to the westmost room.
On the upper floor, there are two further double bedrooms and a bathroom.
At garden level, with a stone flagged hallway and corridor there is a lovely family room with fireplace and door to the terrace and a spacious sitting room which leads into the conservatory. Completing the accommodation is a large utility room, larder and cloakroom.
GARDEN AND GROUNDS
The beautifully presented garden at Oak Lodge is a particular feature being fully enclosed by high stone and brick walls with a wonderful array of plants, shrubs and trees, providing year round colour. South-west facing it has a gently sloping central lawn with terraces, herbaceous beds, mature hedging and pathways providing distinctive and individual areas culminating in an ornamental pond and doorway to the bank of the River Esk There is a level terrace reached directly from the house with sunny sitting and outdoor dining areas, while a sheltered productive vegetable garden has a Marston and Langinger greenhouse and tool shed. In all, the garden and grounds extend to approximately 0.93 acres.
The site of the existing house was purchased in 1727 by Alexander Ainslie who demolished older cottages to make way for a house which was originally known as Acorn Lodge. In the 1860's the house was extended by a new owner and renamed Oak Lodge following it's enlargement. The house was acquired by the current owners in 1981 and they have undertaken sympathetic alterations and improvements during their ownership.
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