Rare Opportunity to Reside in Grounds of Bonaly Tower Estate

by Chris Fairbairn

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Gilson Gray Property - Bonaly CottageWith an entranceway of cast iron gothic gateposts leading into the grounds of a historic Edinburgh Estate, it is clear from the outset that prospective homebuyers are being offered the rare chance to live in a highly prestigious location.

The Bonaly Tower Estate Cottage is a stunning four bedroom Scottish Baronial-style building steeped in heritage dating back to the 19th Century – and yet it offers a thoroughly modern interior ideally suited to family living.

Located just four miles from Edinburgh city centre – in the sought-after conservation area of Colinton – the cottage is on the market through award-winning Scottish Estate Agency Gilson Gray Property for offers over £825,000.

The neighbouring Bonaly Tower, which has origins dating back to the 11th Century, was once extended by one of Edinburgh’s most influential architects, William Henry Playfair, and the scene of the ‘Friday Club’, a group of leading Edinburgh literati, which were hosted by Lord Cockburn

The tower provides a stunning backdrop, with the estate offering eight acres of shared grounds including an acre of manicured garden and surrounding rich woodland.Gilson Gray Property - Bonaly Cottage

The secluded nature of the quiet estate, along with period features, Aga range and grand driveway culminates into the best of rural life yet with access to nearby city centre attractions.

Inside, the home provides a bright and expansive modern interior comprising no fewer than three reception rooms: a grand drawing room with sash-and-case windows and elaborate fireplace, a cosy sitting room and a formal dining room.

Rob McGregor, from Gilson Gray Property Services, said “What an opportunity this charming cottage offers for those looking to live in a standout setting.

“Much more than just a prestigious address, this home is ideally suited to anyone who wants to live in the countryside but still loves city life.

“It is the complete family home and the idyllic country kitchen would be just perfect for family occasions.”

The upstairs of the property is just as impressive as the downstairs with all four generously proportioned double bedrooms located in this section of the home.

One of the bedrooms also includes a kitchenette which could easily be turned into an en-suite bathroom or the basis of a granny flat. Other notable features include a shower room with separate wash courts and two large cupboards in the hallway.

Externally, the property offers two double garages with a substantial driveway leading to a flagstone parking area, as well as two versatile outbuildings.

Gilson Gray Property - Bonaly CottageThe property’s location means that potential homebuyers could enjoy easy access to the Pentland Hills, with nearby outdoor activities ranging from skiing to pony trekking.

Merchiston School is situated east of Colinton and good transport links connect to many of Edinburgh’s top independent schools.

Viewings are available on request.

To learn more about the property or to register an interest, contact Rob McGregor at Gilson Gray’s Edinburgh office at 29 Rutland Square or on 0131 516 5366.


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Chris Fairbairn of Scottish public relations agency, Holyrood PR in Edinburgh

Chris Fairbairn

Chris Fairbairn is an Account Director with award-winning public relations agency Holyrood PR. He is part of an expert PR team delivering PR services to a wide range of clients from headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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