Covering over 2,124 square feet, this exclusive semi-detached cottage is an exceptional and highly versatile four/fivebedroom home, which offers stylish accommodation, a substantial garden with country views, and a sought-after rural lifestyle in the conservation village of Howgate.
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This stunning four/five-bedroom semi-detached cottage in Howgate is finished to impeccable standards, enjoying sumptuous interior design and a wealth of desirable features. The property boasts two reception rooms, two bathrooms, and a beautiful kitchen/dining room.
It also offers unrivalled storage facilities and a large summerhouse. Furthermore, the exclusive property provides the perfect balance of peaceful country living, whilst still being within easy commuting distance of the capital.
Charming from the outset, 15 Howgate has a lovely leafy façade. Stepping into the home, you are greeted by a vestibule that flows into a central hall. The hall offers a built-in display cupboard before leading into the main accommodation.
Elegant and inviting, the living room offers an attractive space for relaxing and socialising. It has a handsome open fireplace for cosy evenings and it is further enhanced by soothing décor and a deluxe hardwood floor. The room sees lots of natural light and it offers ample floorspace for comfy lounge furniture. The second reception area (the family/ sitting room) is upstairs on the first floor. It is brightly illuminated and laid with a plush carpet. It also has a spacious footprint and the versatility to be used as a fifth double bedroom (if required).
The open-plan kitchen/dining room is the heart of the home. Designed around a central island with a breakfast bar, this stylish space is perfect for lively dinner parties. It accommodates a large table and chairs and extends out into the garden via two sets of French doors. It is fitted with contemporary units and luxurious quartz worktops, backed by fashionable splashbacks. It also comes with an electric range cooker, a fridge/ freezer, an integrated dishwasher, and space for a wine cooler. A log-burning stove completes the sophisticated aesthetic, whilst a neighbouring utility room provides further storage and workspace.
Keeping to the same high standards found throughout, the home has four double bedrooms which enjoy modern décor and easy-to-maintain flooring. Three bedrooms are easily accessible on the ground floor, including the principal which benefits from built-in wardrobe storage and a feature fireplace for added decoration. A fourth double bedroom is on the first floor, providing generous eaves storage.
Conveniently located by the ground-floor bedrooms, the family bathroom has a traditional-inspired design, fitted with ontrend tiling, a toilet, a storage-set washbasin, and a freestanding bathtub with a handheld shower. Furthermore, there is a three-piece shower room situated by the principal bedroom on the first floor.
The home is nestled between a mature front garden and a substantial rear garden, which boasts a sweeping lawn and outstanding privacy. The rear garden is fully enclosed and it has lovely patio areas for relaxing and dining, as well as a shed for storage and a delightful summerhouse for creative use. It catches all-day sun and enjoys views over open countryside. Parking in the area is on street and unrestricted.
Howgate, Midlothian –
Nestled at the heart of the scenic Midlothian countryside, the conservation village of Howgate promises a sought-after rural lifestyle, yet is just a five-minute drive from Penicuik and a fifteen-minute drive from the city bypass. Enveloped by picturesque countryside, with panoramic views across Auchencorth Moor towards the Pentland Hills to the west, and the Moorfoot Hills to the east, residents of Howgate enjoy unfettered access to the great Scottish outdoors.
Whether hiking, hillwalking or horse riding, wildlife and bird watching, or exhilarating snowsports at Midlothian Snowsports Centre: the area has something for everyone. Howgate has retained a thriving village atmosphere, with a busy village hall hosting regular community events and activities. For day-to-day essentials, nearby Penicuik is home to various shops and supermarkets, cafes, pubs and eateries, with more extensive shopping facilities available at Straiton Retail Park. Howgate is in the catchment area for Cuiken Primary School and Penicuik High School, with school bus collection from the village. There is also a selection of independent schools nearby.
Ideally positioned for commuters, Howgate offers convenient access to Edinburgh City Bypass, Edinburgh Airport and the M8/M9 motorway networks, as well as a commuter bus service into Edinburgh and other public transport links from Penicuik.