In a hugely enviable position in the exclusive Barnton Avenue conservation area, surrounded by lush woodlands, a park and an acre of idyllic landscaped gardens, The Old Parsonage is the definition of a must view property. The magnificent mansion house of over 4,500 square feet was built in an Arts & Crafts style at the start of the 20th century.

Having carefully refurbished the property, the current owners have maintained a wealth of breath-taking period details while also creating a charming and welcoming modern family home.

The Old Parsonage exterior


The property captures attention from the outset, with original wrought-iron gate, which open onto a long, U-shaped gravel drive, surrounded by mature gardens. The driveway leads to the spectacular exterior of the property, with its rendered walls and turret, framed by stone mullions and an ornate balcony.

Reception hall

An impressive reception hallway welcomes you to the property, immediately introducing you to the Arts & Crafts details of the house, with a large arched window, original oak surrounds, dado rail and ornate cornicework. The hall is also fitted with a working fireplace and a separate seating area.

Drawing room

The double aspect drawing room, just off the hallway, features a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and large glass box bay windows, which are framed by oak panelling and flood the room with natural light. An open fire set in an ornate surround acts as the focal point. The drawing room offers direct access to the sunroom, which is the perfect spot to enjoy a book or a cup of tea.

Family room

Also located on the ground floor, the large family room benefits from a triple-windowed turret, original fireplace and bespoke library shelves, while the formal dining room features a unique fire surround, large glass box bay window, oak window panelling and cornicework.

Dining kitchen

The heart of the home is a dining kitchen, fitted with a large range of country-style bespoke cabinets, framed by granite worktops and Karndean flooring. A bathroom with a three piece suite and stained-glass window completes the ground floor accommodation.


All five bedrooms are upstairs on the first floor, accessed by an oak staircase. The turreted master bedroom boasts five windows and a luxurious four-piece en suite bathroom with direct access to the balcony. The remaining bedrooms are also very impressive, and the smallest one could be used as a study. A spacious shower room completes the first floor accommodation.

Attic and basement

The second floor hosts a large attic room with skylights and a door leading to the roof of the turret, which provided outstanding views over the gardens and surrounding landscape. The property also benefits from a basement level, which has been converted into a wine cellar.

Garden grounds

A clear highlight of the property is the beautifully landscaped garden grounds of around once acre. There are secluded areas for relaxation as well as a large, partly walled croquet lawn with a patio searing area. Lawns and pathways are surrounded by a range of flowering plants and mature trees. A garden summerhouse offers a lovely outdoor retreat.

Find out more

For more information about this beautiful property, contact Gilson Gray on 0131 253 2993. You can also request the Home Report

Property details

The Old Parsonage, 35 East Barton Avenue, EH4 6AH

Offers Over £1,450,000

ESPC ref: E411932

EPC rating: E

For more information contact 0131 253 2993

Selling agent: Gilson Gray

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