A magnificent stately home in Midlothian
The Dowery House is a magnificent 'B' Listed property which is believed to originally date from the 1600s, with extensions and new details added later. The facade of the home bears similarities to a castle with its turrets and decorative battlements, while the interior is very much a comfortable family home.
The house has been comprehensively renovated by the current owners, who carried out a modernisation of the home, while ensuring they retained its charm and character.
The Dowery House is accessed by a private road, making it as dramatic impact with its wrought iron electric gates and sweeping driveway to the parking area and garage.
On the ground floor, the entrance vestibule has a door leading to the south wing and a door to a magnificent panelled reception hall with a cornice bearing thistle, rose and shamrock motifs. The hall gives access to the principal reception rooms. The drawing room is a superb room for entertaining and has an open fireplace with the inscription 'quid non pro patria' on the mantelpiece. There is a bow fronted wall with a door leading to the patio, while double doors lead into the butler's pantry and onto the cloakroom with a tiled floor and original basin.
The sitting room is a charming space with magnificent plasterwork, cornicing and an open fireplace. This then leads through to the sprial staircase, hall, bar and billiard room beyond. The kitchen has an excellent range of fitted wall and floor units, which incorporate a stainless steel Belfast sink, an island unit with hob, barbecue and a Tepan plate. There are integrated steam and conventional ovens and a plate warmer as well as two refrigerators, three freezers and a wine cooler. Directly off the kitchen is a pantry which has ample storage space and a free-standing freezer.
The dining room is accessed directly from both the kitchen and the reception hall and it is kept light and bright with a cupola and double doors leading to the terrace. From the kitchen, a corridor leads through to a toilet and the study, which is fitted with Makassar wood drawers and units. The door into the study is also Maskassar wood, as it is the trim around the fitted fish tank.
From the reception hall a panelled staircase leads to the first-floor accommodation. The morning room has a stunning plasterwork ceiling, impressive open fireplace and views on two aspects and is also accessed from the spiral staircase.
On the first floor you will find four bedrooms, and tese include the master bedroom with magificient views over the grounds. an ensuite bathroom with large double bath, twin basins and an excellent range of fitted wardrobes. Two of the bedrooms have en suite shower rooms and there is also a separate shower room with eucalyptus steam facility.
Going up to the second floor there are two double bedrooms, a shower room and access to the turret external staircase. The spectacular grounds have been landscaped with beautiful shrubs, plants and trees, including heather borders, rhododendrons, hollies and laurels. There is a circular patio area, an ornamental pond and a larage double span greenhouse. There is also an enclosed kithcen garden which has fruit brushes and raspberry canes.
The Dowery House is situated in a magnificent, secluded position about Ford, a charming conservation village close to Pathhead, which has excellent local facilities. The home is also only 12 miles from Edinburgh, and is surrounded by countryside, local estates and golf courses.