A spacious Midlothian manse

Cranstoun House is a grand five bedroom manse in Midlothian which dates back to 1835, and offers exceptional value and space in comparison to properties in Edinburgh.


Only 12 miles south east of Edinburgh’s city centre, Cranstoun House is in a convenient location within stunning countryside on the edge of Pathhead, a conservation village. It would be the ideal home for those looking for idyllic rural living, while only a short drive or train ride into Edinburgh.

The house is surrounded by large established gardens and would make a wonderful family home with space to entertain, as well as providing a sense of history with its period features.

Cranstoun House is a six minute drive to Gorebridge Railway station which offers frequent services to Waverley Station taking only 30 minutes. Shawfair railway station is only a ten minute drive away, with ample car parking and trains running every half hour to Edinburgh Waverley in just 13 minutes. Alternatively, Shawfair Park and Ride boasts 600 car parking spaces with 10 buses per hour running to the city centre.

This little known corner of Midlothian enjoys stunning countryside with fantastic public transport connectivity to the City of Edinburgh making commuting for work or schooling hassle-free.


You enter the home through a vestibule with a traditional tiled floor, which leads to a reception hall with original stone staircase. On the ground floor you will find the elegant drawing room with fireplace and double aspect windows with views to the garden. The large family room, also with a fireplace, is currently a study, but could also be converted into a bedroom.

The dining room is an impressive room with two large windows and an open fireplace. It leads to the kitchen/ breakfast room, which is one of the most inviting in the property,  is in a traditional country style, with plenty of worktop space, an island unit with double ceramic sinks and an Aga. Off the kitchen is a useful utility room that features plenty of storage space, and steps that lead up to a bedroom annex with shower room, which was formally maids quarters and now would be ideal as a guest room. On the first floor are three large bedrooms with a large family bathroom and a WC, which is in addition to a downstairs WC and shower room.

A hallway on the ground floor leads to a pantry and wine cellar – their original uses when the property was a manse. The large conservatory has access to a secluded courtyard and would make a very pleasant place to relax. The stone paved courtyard is south facing, so on a sunny day it would be perfect for barbeques or outdoor drinks.


Surrounding this wonderful home is extensive mature gardens, with a large lawn area that offers stunning views, established specimen trees, and a feature pond. The electric wrought iron gates provide good security, and access to a spacious driveway and turning area allowing parking for several cars.

The conservation village of Pathhead has excellent local facilities such as a pharmacy, post office and general store, bakery, GP surgery, village hall and pub, bowling club, two primary schools, and an active community association. There are livery and kennel facilities within walking distance and also a local children’s nursery very close by. Further facilities and secondary schooling are available in Dalkeith approximately five miles away, and a wealth of private schooling is available in Edinburgh, the closest being Loretto on the outskirts of Musselburgh.

The Lammermuir Hills and River Tyne provide many opportunities for country activities such as hillwalking, riding, shooting and fishing, while Vogrie Country Park and Golf Club are also within easy reach.

Cranstoun House, Ford, Pathhead, Midlothian, EH37 5RF

5 bed detached house with 4 public rooms

Offers Over £745,000

EPC rating: E

ESPC reference: 359766

Contact: For more information call 0131 253 2202

Selling solicitor: Murray Beith Murray