A delightful ground floor mansion house set within beautiful landscaped gardens.
Cademuir is a striking and substantial red sandstone mansion house dating from 1905, in lovely landscaped grounds. Sympathetically divided in the 1950's the property for sale comprises the whole ground floor and the first floor of the renovated maids quarters.
The entrance of the property is flanked by two majestic cooper birch trees and red sandstone columns. Double wrought iron gates open to a path leading to a beautiful stone porch and the front door which opens to an expansive and welcoming reception hall. As one would expect with a house of this period the calibre of craftsmanship is immediately apparent in the detail and intricacy of the beautiful period features. The period charm continues throughout the house with many of the original features still intact.
The impressive hallway has original parquet flooring, beautiful plaster work (ceilings and frieze), stained glass windows, ornate lotus flowered brass door handles and an antique fireplace with a coal effect gas fire. The principal accommodation flows from the hallway and opens to the spacious living and reception rooms.
Of particular note is the drawing room with its arts and crafts timber archway and open hearth wood burning central fireplace. There are windows to the east and north which provide an abundance of natural light. There is excellent storage space with a deep walk in cupboard and in the alcoves either side of the fireplace. From the drawing room there is a connecting door to a small library and the dining area off the kitchen.
To the front of the house there are two bay windowed bedrooms both of which have a sunny south facing aspect. Ornate panelled double doors open to the master bedroom which has panelled wall inserts, detailed plasterwork on the ceiling, central wall mounted gas flame effect fire with an Adams style fireplace, built in wardrobes and a lovely view of the garden. The second double bedroom is spacious and has an Edinburgh press and is adjacent to the family bathroom.
The family bathroom has many of its original fixtures and fittings combined with a contemporary walk in shower. Surrounding the bath and shower are the original Vitrolite glass tiles. There in underfloor heating in the bathroom.
A doorway leads to the sitting room which has a west facing aspect, boasting two deep walk in cupboards and an Edinburgh press, ornate tiled flooring, French doors which open to the patio area and an open gas fire.
The main day-to-day living space is centred around the open plan kitchen/living/dining room which is lovely, spacious and bright with floor to ceiling sliding doors which also open to the patio. The contemporary kitchen has solid timber units which are complemented by granite worktops and have integrated appliances. There is a spacious dining area with the original butlers pantry dresser which connects to the drawing room. There is a travertine tiled floor which has underfloor heating.
Convenient to the kitchen is a larder, a practical utility room and a contemporary shower room. A solid walnut stair leads up to two further double bedrooms.
Externally, to the front and east side of the house there are mature gardens which are laid to lawn edged by mature shrubs, trees and flower beds. To the rear there is a patio with sunken hot tub and orchard with mature plum, apple and pear trees.
From the kitchen, sliding doors open to a secluded patio with sunken garden room. The glazed garden room provides additional entertaining space and has a seating area and wood fired oven, travertine tiled floors and granite worktops. In addition, steps lead down to a cellar which could be converted to a wine cellar, spa or hobby room.
The former coach house is now a large double garage with remote controlled electric up and over door on Ross Road, close to the rear of the house. There is electricity and water to the garage.
Owners have use, for a modest annual fee, of the Gordon Terrace Gardens. A communal area of garden ground to the south of the property. These are wonderful gardens and provide a social space for the local residents.
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Cademuir is a rarely available ground floor property with many original features and immaculately maintained gardens and grounds.Christopher Thomson