This traditional, C-listed, end-terrace cottage in Carlops - formerly the Temperance Hotel - dates back to the late 18th century and has been sympathetically modernised and extended over the years to create a stunning family home. Arranged over two levels, the accommodation comprises four/five double bedrooms, multiple reception rooms and three bathrooms, plus a large garden, a generous driveway, and an integral multi-vehicle garage.
The front door opens into a practical entrance porch opening directly into the first of several reception rooms: the spacious living room. Providing a first glimpse of the tasteful accommodation on offer, the living room enjoys neutral decor enhanced by classic coving and handsome wood-styled flooring. At the focal point of the space is a rustic fireplace with a cosy multi-fuel stove. The living room is connected to the versatile family room, which also features a fireplace and built-in storage and could be used as a fifth bedroom, if required. Accessed via a rear hall, which also affords access to a bathroom and the garden, the contemporary dining kitchen has retained its original range, which makes a striking contrast against the sleek cabinetry, worktops and flooring. Integrated appliances include an electric oven, an electric hob, a canopy hood and a dishwasher; there is further space for an integrated washing machine and a freestanding fridge freezer. Garden and garage access also feature. The modern family bathroom on this level comprises a bathtub, a shower enclosure, a basin, and a toilet.
Ascending to the first-floor landing, here there are four double bedrooms and a family shower room. The luxurious master suite accommodates a dressing room and a four-piece en-suite bathroom. The home is heated by a gas central system and underfloor heating on the ground floor and benefits from double-glazed windows throughout.
Outside, the cottage is accompanied by a large rear garden featuring a patio, a gravelled area, a sizeable lawn, and a selection of mature trees and leafy shrubbery. Excellent private parking is provided by a generous driveway and an integral multi-vehicle garage.
Extras: All fitted floor and window coverings, light fittings, integrated appliances, and fridge freezer to be included in the sale.
• C-listed end-terrace cottage
• Extended and modernised
• Practical entrance porch
• Living room with stove
• Versatile family room/fifth bedroom
• Sunny dining kitchen
• Four double bedrooms
• En-suite bathroom
• Family bathroom
• Bright shower room
• Large rear garden
• Generous driveway
• Integral multi-vehicle garage
• GCH with underfloor heating
• Double-glazed windows
Carlops, Scottish Borders
Nestled at the foot of the picturesque Pentland Hills, the quaint former weavers' village and conservation area of Carlops enjoys a tranquil rural location surrounded by beautiful open countryside, making it hard to believe you are just 15 miles from Edinburgh. The River North Esk passes through the village, creating the perfect backdrop for a leisurely stroll, cycle or run. The Pentlands Hills Regional Park also boasts over 100km of signposted routes, as well as activities such as horse riding, fishing, and orienteering. Carlops is home to The Allan Ramsay Hotel, established in 1792 and named after the celebrated Scots poet who spent much of his time in the area at nearby Newhall House. The hotel offers accommodation, a bar, pub food, and one of the last remaining "penny bars" in the UK: a bar top covered with one penny coins, some dating back to the time of Queen Victoria's reign. At the heart of Carlops is the village hall which hosts a number of events throughout the year. Penicuik is just a short drive from the village and offers excellent amenities including a supermarket, independent retailers, banks, a doctor's surgery, hairdressers, barbers, restaurants and takeaways. Nursery and primary education is provided at nearby West Linton Primary School, with secondary schooling at Peebles High School. Carlops is an ideal base for commuters owing to the A702 passing through the village, connecting to Edinburgh City Bypass and the A1 and M8/M9 motorway networks.