With a tranquil location just 13 miles from Edinburgh City Centre and stunning views over the surrounding Midlothian countryside, this stunning five bedroom detached house in Cockmuir is the perfect rural retreat for those who still want easy access to the capital. The five bedroom detached house is surrounded by lovely well-maintained gardens and features bright, quirky interiors.

Taliska House exterior


Ground floor

The front door opens into a spacious hallway with white walls and premium flooring. A handy cloakroom with a WC, workshop and storage cupboard is located off the hallway.

The bright and airy living room lies at the end of the hall, boasting a vast double height window which fills the room with natural light and offers lovely views. A contemporary multi-fuel fireplace acts as the centrepiece of this room, which also features direct access to the garden and large deck area, which is the perfect spot for al fresco drinks and dining.

Taliska House living room

A lovely dining kitchen is the heart of the home, complete with an impressive range of solid oak wall and base units, and an Aga cooker. A modern ceramic hob and quirky chequered floor give this country-style kitchen a contemporary twist. Generously proportioned, this room offers plenty of space for a dining table and several chairs, making it an ideal space for family meals and entertaining.

The kitchen also benefits from a spacious pantry with ample storage units, an integrated dishwasher, a freezer and a washing machine.

Three of the spacious double bedrooms are located on the ground floor – one of these bedrooms benefits from direct access to the garden and modern en suite shower room. There is also a lovely family bathroom on this level, with a four-piece suite enjoying luxurious features and fittings, including a modern roll top bath and a walk-in shower.

First floor

There are two staircases leading to the upper floor accommodation, with one leading directly into the family room, and the other taking you to the office. The family room lies next to the master bedroom, which features double aspect windows, a large walk-in wardrobe and a beautiful en suite bathroom. The walk-in wardrobe also offers access to the final bedroom, which lies next to the office. The upper level also features an additional shower room and attic space, which is useful for storage.


Taliska House benefits from over half an acre of land, featuring decked areas, large areas laid to lawn, a vegetable garden, and a play area. There is also a large gravel area providing parking for multiple vehicles.

About the area

This property is set amidst picturesque Midlothian countryside, just a short drive from Penicuik which offers a variety of local amenities, including shops, eateries and leisure facilities. It is also situated just 13 miles from the centre of Edinburgh, making it an ideal home for those who still require easy access to the capital.

The Pentlands Regional Park is also closeby, offering an excellent selection of walking and running routes, as well as fishing spots, for those who like the outdoors. For families, the area is served by five primary schools and two high schools, while Edinburgh is home to several private schools.

Taliska House offers a stunning rural retreat for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of city lives.

Property details

Taliska House, Cockmuir, EH26 8QJ
Offers over £515,000
5 bedrooms with 2 reception rooms
ESPC ref: E404338
EPC rating: C
For more information contact 0131 253 2993
Selling solicitor estate agent: Gilson Gray