The Manse, 1 Kirkgate, Currie, EH14 6AL (Lot 2)
Built in 1799, No 1 The Kirkgate, a listed building and formerly the manse to Currie Kirk, is a fine detached Georgian house in an elevated position and situated within beautiful grounds including woodland and extensive gardens. The house offers total privacy and although only seven miles west of the city centre, has a rural feel together with its own private access road and grounds. No 3 Kirkgate also being offered for sale lies in the same policies and both are accessed by a sweeping drive and via security gates.
No 1 Kirkgate is a characterful house which would make a fantastic family home and is now in need of renovation/modernisation to bring it up to contemporary taste. It has all the bones of an excellent home with many period features: cornicing, panelling, fireplaces, original Georgian windows and working shutters. With four/five bedrooms, two bathrooms and three reception rooms and a great layout, there is much scope for renovation. In addition, the grounds provide such a varied experience of nature which would be a great asset for any family.
The current owners have renovated and built two garages, each able to house several vehicles. One garage is heated and both have doors which open up entirely giving easy access.
This greenbelt site is protected by woodland and grounds exclusive to both properties and provides peace and tranquillity to the prospective owner whilst being only fifteen minutes’ drive to the city centre with public transport networks in and out of the city, on the doorstep. In addition, the Pentland Hills are just a few minutes’ walk and there is ample nature on the doorstep. The current owners have established beautiful stone walls around the property over 300m in total, adding huge amounts of character to the grounds.
These two properties are being offered for sale individually or as a whole. As a whole, ownership of both properties would be a rare opportunity to purchase home and grounds of unrivalled privacy and space in this rural yet conveniently located position in Currie.
Director of Residential Sales
Property Details & Description
Entrance Hall, Vestibule.
Three reception rooms: Sitting Room, Drawing Room, Dining Room. Conservatory, kitchen. Utility Room. WC. Understairs cupboard.
Four /Five Double Bedrooms. Two bathrooms. Maid’s room.
Extensive gardens. Woodland to the east of the property. Front garden. Back garden
Two large garages with space for up to six cars in each.
Gas heating throughout.
No 1 The Kirkgate is approached by a sweeping drive and sits majestically at the top. It is a classic Georgian detached stone house with perfect symmetry with a centre focus of a lovely porch with a pitched roof.
On entering the front door, there is a welcoming window and tiled floor with an interior semi glazed glass and timber door leading into the hallway. From there the staircase with its original balustrade and spindles winds upstairs to the first floor.
Immediately on the left is the drawing room. Currently utilised as a music room, it has three floor to ceiling astragal windows allowing light to flood in. There is also a stone fireplace with classic features as well as cornicing and perfect proportions.
Facing east with a lovely bay window is the sitting room. Again with many original features as well as timber floors and an traditional fireplace with marble hearth, it has doors to the hall as well to the rear of the house.
On the right hand side on entry from the front is the dining room which opens up into the kitchen. It’s a cosy room with a twelve paned original astragal window to the front. Opening into the:
The kitchen looks to the rear of the house courtyard and has a central island housing the sink . There are a selection of cupboards and drawers
There are further worktops to either side one of which has the five ring gas cooker. Integrated dishwasher, fridge freezer. Wall mounted oven and microwave. Window seat. From the kitchen, a staircase leads to the traditional maid’s room.
This has been used as a playroom by the family but could also be a 5th bedroom. Window.
Directly off the kitchen is an enormous utility room resembling an old fashioned wash room with double butler sinks, pulley, washing machine and dryer. With a door leading to the courtyard, it’s a great room for a mix of laundry and general storage.
There is a large conservatory to the rear of the house. It has a tiled floor and in reasonable condition.
Cloakroom and Shower Room
Also to the rear of the property is a cloakroom and separate shower room with a window to the rear.
There is a useful understairs cupboard with ample hanging space for coats and general storage.
The sweeping staircase leads upstairs to four double bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Principal Bedroom, dressing room and ensuite bathroom
Beautifully proportioned room with two traditional astragal windows to the garden. There is a lovely cream marble ornamental fireplace. Off the bedroom is a dressing room and this leads on to the ensuite bathroom .
This has a bath and separate shower as well as an integrated hand basin in a vanity unit and white sanitary ware. There are lovely views from the bathroom on to fields.
Double Bedroom Two
On the same floor is another double bedroom with a laminate floor and south facing window . Original fireplace.
Double Bedroom five
Currently used as a study and another focal point of fireplace with pewter surround. Twelve pane astragal window and Edinburgh press for display and storage.
Steps down lead to the family bathroom. Timber effect laminate floor and window to east. Bath and separate shower. Hand basin and traditional chrome heated towel rail.
From the principal bedroom and back in to the hallway is the hatch to the attic which is floored.
Stairs continue up to two further bedrooms.
Double bedroom with large window. Three fitted wardrobes with selection of hanging space and shelving.
Further light double bedroom
The extensive and varied grounds are a huge feature and asset to this property.
From the sweeping private drive with its meadow of wild flowers leading up to the front door and past the vegetable gardens, you then reach the house with woodland to the east. This provides a beautiful place to walk and enjoy nature in the shade of the trees. The gardens are mature and flanked by matures trees: fir and other evergreens.
To the rear of the house is a large courtyard with further grassed areas and two enormous bespoke garages for multiple vehicles.
One garage is heated with a tiled floor and its own WC and both have specially commissioned bifold doors which open entirely.
The privacy and nature which these mature gardens provide give a feeling of really being in the country. It provides the resident with peace and quiet yet only minutes from the city centre. The attractive low walls around both this property and No 3 add character and charm to them.
No 1 The Kirkgate is situated at the Kirkgate directly adjacent to Currie Kirk, a popular and charming conservation area lying approximately 5 miles to the south-west of Edinburgh City Centre, within easy reach of the city’s business, financial and shopping districts. Balerno, which has a village feel, with cafes, shops and pubs is also close by.
The area is well served by Sainsbury’s and Tesco [Hermiston Gait] supermarkets and a selection of independent shops and cafés in nearby Currie and Juniper Green, whilst The Gyle shopping centre is a short drive away and offers a wide variety of high street shops as well as Morrison’s and Marks & Spencer supermarkets.
Currie also enjoys easy access via frequent and efficient bus services, the Edinburgh City Bypass and Edinburgh’s International Airport whilst Waverley station can be reached in 15 minutes from nearby Curriehill railway station.
Currie is renowned for its proximity to popular open spaces such as the Pentland Hills Regional Park; the Water of Leith walkway and Glencorse Reservoir which offer scenic walks, trail running, cycling, horse riding and fishing. There are a number of other recreational facilities close by including Spylaw Park; the Dalmahoy Golf &
Country Club; Baberton Golf Club; Currie Rugby Club; Edinburgh Indoor Climbing Arena and the Midlothian Snowsports Centre at Hillend. There are also a number of outstanding schools in the area, including Currie Primary, Currie Community High School and Balerno High School in the state sector and George Watson’s College and Merchiston Castle School in the private sector.
Proof and Source of Funds / Anti Money Laundering
Under the HMRC Anti Money Laundering legislation all offers to purchase a property on a cash basis or subject to mortgage require evidence of source of funds. This may include evidence of bank statements/funding source, mortgage or confirmation from a solicitor the purchaser has the funds to conclude the transaction. All individuals involved in the transaction are required to produce proof of identity and proof of address. This is acceptable either as original or certified documents.
Fixtures and Fittings:
Only appliances specifically mentioned in the sales particulars are included in the sale price. In all other aspects the treatment of fixtures and fittings within the relevant Conveyancing Standard Clauses apply.
Oil central heating, mains water and drainage, and electricity.
Council Tax Band Category: H
By appointment through Rettie & Co, 11 Wemyss Place, Edinburgh EH3 6DH. Tel: 0131 220 4160.
1. The property is sold with all faults and defects, whether of condition or otherwise and neither the seller nor Rettie & Co, the selling agent, are responsible for such faults and defects, nor for any statement contained in the particulars of the property prepared by the said agent.
2. The Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to acknowledge that he has not entered into contract in reliance on the said statements, that he has satisfied himself as to the content of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise and that no warranty or representation has been made by the seller or the said agents in relation to or in connection with the property.
3. Any error, omission or mis-statement in any of the said statements shall not entitle the purchaser(s) to rescind or to be discharged from this contract, nor entitle either party to compensation or damages nor in any circumstances to give either party any cause for action.