12th March 2019

A man’s home can literally be his castle. We open the door to a world of opportunities as Maxine McCreadie looks at what’s moving and shaking in the property market.

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Escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at Innerwick. Nestled within private, beautifully screened walled grounds in the sought-after Murraryfield district of Edinburgh the seven-bedroom Georgian property is the ultimate family abode. Featuring original period features alongside elegant drawing and reception rooms, dining rooms and an open plan kitchen, it’s a home perfectly equipped for family life.

However, what makes this property particularly special is the addition of an Old Coach House within the landscaped gardens. This property, which features an entry hall, breakfast and kitchen utility room, two bedrooms, an office / additional bedroom, open plan dining room and drawing room with a Minstrel’s gallery above and courtyard parking, has recently been successfully let on short-term
holiday lets.

Living Rooms: 6

Bedrooms: 7

Bathrooms: 6

Address: Innerwick House, Murrayfield, Edinburgh, EH12 69HZ

Offers Over: £2,950,000

Savills Edinburgh: 0131 247 3770

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Think your days of being sent to the headmaster’s office were long behind you? Think again – only this time we guarantee you’ll want to be there.

This three bedroom apartment, found within The Playground at Donaldson’s, incorporates the former Headmaster’s Office and is located adjacent to the entrance hall of this impressive building. Boasting three bedrooms and three bathrooms this south-facing mezzanine apartment on the ground floor enjoys breathtaking views across the sweeping lawn and the Edinburgh skyline towards the Pentalnd Hills.

A wander through the property will also unveil a double height drawing room with intricate ceiling detail, an ornate decorative fireplace as well as a separate kitchen with Corian kitchen worktops and dining room with double height windows. Use of secure underground parking, a concierge service and full use of the lush landscaped grounds is also included.

The Playfair at Donaldson’s is a remarkable building of palatial elegance yet is just a stone’s throw from Edinburgh city centre. A seven minute walk from Haymarket station, with direct services to Edinburgh city centre, Glasgow and London, and ideally located next to a plethora of bars, cafes and restaurants.

An award-winning development, having scooped the 2018 Scottish Home Awards for Apartment Development of the Year and 2018 Scottish Home Awards for Renovation of the Year, The Playfair at Donaldson’s brings a whole new meaning to going back to school.

Living Rooms: 2

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 3

Address: G01 Donaldson’s, West Coates, Edinburgh, EH12 5JQ

Fixed Price: £1,150,000

Rettie Edinburgh: 0131 624 4209

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They say a man’s home is his castle and that could literally be the case with a little help from Crawfordton House. Nestled within 33 acres of lush countryside the category B listed Baronial Mansion House is a sight to behold. Brought into 21st century life whilst retaining its old-world charm Crawfordton House features four reception rooms, six principle bedrooms suites across the ground and first floors, an immaculate open plan kitchen, wine cellar, gym and library. What’s more, this property offers expansion opportunities with planning permission granted to complete renovation of the property on floors two and three – offering the opportunity to create a further six bedrooms, games room and cinema room.

Planning permission has also been granted for a detached pavilion housing an indoor swimming pool and separate double garage

Living Rooms: 6

Bedrooms: 12

Bathrooms: 12

Address: Crawfordton House, Moniaive, Dumfriesshire, DG3 4HF

Prices: £POA

Rettie Edinburgh: 0131 624 4200

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Steeped in history the remarkable Middleton Hall dates back to around 1107 when it is believed that the land was gifted to Roger De Muschamp by Henry I. Passed through families over the generations the impressive property is on the market once again. Nestled within 29 acres of landscaped gardens Middleton Hall features a grand reception hall, drawing room, service kitchen, cocktail bar, orangery, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, billiard room as well as nine bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms as well as a further bedroom with private bathroom. Meanwhile the North Wing plays host to a reception hall, kitchen, dining room, five bedrooms (one en-suite) and two bathrooms. This property also plays host to a Folly, Boathouse and Lake Cottage. A breathtaking property which blends contemporary style with traditional charm.

Living Rooms: 4

Bedrooms: 15

Bathrooms: 18

Address: Middleton Hall, Northumberland

Fixed Price: £POA

Finest Properties: 01434 410 029

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