Braidwood house is a beautiful property – formerly a farmhouse, it now offers contemporary living in a rural setting close to the town of Penicuik. Just 12 miles south of Edinburgh’s city centre, it is perfectly placed for those who enjoy living in the countryside, but still wish to benefit from the amenities on offer in the capital. The house has been significantly modernised and upgraded in recent years to create a wonderful period home.

Braidwood House exterior


Approached via iron gates and a private gravel drive from the tree lined road, the property immediately offers a sense of quiet and seclusion. A front porch leads to a bright hallway, and a grand dining room with a window provides stunning views to the Pentland Hills and offers direct access to the patio and gardens. The kitchen is at the heart of the home, and offers fantastic appliances including a Raeburn stove, additional eye level oven, hop, integrated dishwasher and free-standing American style fridge/freezer. The kitchen also features a pantry and spacious utility room which houses the boiler and heating system. The fifth bedroom (which could be used as an office) and a modern shower room complete the ground floor accommodation.

Braidwood House kitchen

The upstairs accommodation is accessed via a turned staircase. A spacious upper landing leads into a lovely drawing room, which boasts magnificent views from the bay window over the surrounding fields. The excellently proportioned master bedroom features a modern en suite shower room as well as windows overlooking the gardens to the front and side. The second bedroom is also well-proportioned, and offers an Edinburgh press for additional storage. The third and fourth bedrooms are to the rear of the house and offer views of the Lammermuir hills. There is also a family bathroom with roll-top bath and claw feet on the upper floor.


One of the main highlights of this property is the approximately 3.59 acres of gardens surrounding the house. The mature and well-kept gardens extend to the front, side and rear of the property and are mainly laid to lawn with well-stocked colourful shrub and flower borders, and trees which offer privacy. The vegetable garden is located to the south west of the house and borders the paddock. The paddock is to the front of the property and currently houses a steel-framed, fully enclosed modern farm shed with power and a plumbed-in spring water trough, making the property perfect for those who own horses.

Braidwood House gardens

About the area

Braidhouse is located close to the town of Penicuik, which provides shops, schools restaurants and banking facilities. The property also benefits from proximity to Edinburgh Airport, the Scottish Borders and the Central Scotland Motorway network. The city centre of Edinburgh is also easily accessible via the bypass, making this property perfect for those who work in Edinburgh or desire easy access to the plethora of amenities available in the capital.

Braidwood House, Penicuik, EH26 9LP
5 bed house
2 reception rooms
Offers over £725,000
ESPC ref: E395669
EPC rating: D