Fancy owning a turreted mansion home with orchard, tennis court and private woodland in Midlothian?

Discerning homebuyers now have the rare opportunity to purchase one of Scotland’s most desirable historic mansion homes located close to the Capital.

With elements dating back to the 1600s, The B-listed Dowery House boasts an imposing facade of turrets and castellations – and has its own private tennis courts and pavilion, as well as a sizeable six car garage within its seven-acre grounds.

It also comes with an enclosed paddock and stable, an orchard, a private woodland and landscaped garden with ornamental pond.


Picture: the tennis court, Gilson Gray

Now, following a comprehensive renovation by the current owners, the home has been modernised to a standard befitting the heritage and quality of the building.

On the market through Gilson Gray Property Services, the secluded mansion located near the village of Ford, Midlothian, is available to homebuyers for £2,550,000.

John Mackay, from Gilson Gray Property Services, said: “This is one of the most impressive homes to hit the Scottish market in recent years and it really has to be seen to be believed.

“Unlike many properties of this age and scale, it is in a near perfect move-in condition, testament to the incredible and tasteful work carried out by the owners.

“The sheer scale of this building and the majesty of the grounds place the Dowery House firmly in the dream home category – and we are sure there will be potential buyers out there very interested.”

Its panelled interiors date from the early 20th century when it became a dower house for nearby Vogrie Park, a home for the older generations of the famous Dewar family to move into after passing down the ancestral estate.


Picture: Gilson Gray

On the ground floor, a striking hall gives access to the principal reception rooms, including a panelled drawing room. The comfortable sitting room is a charming room with intricate cornicing and an open fireplace.

The modern kitchen features a range, island and Belfast sink. Directly off the kitchen is a pantry.

The vast dining room is accessed directly from the kitchen and has its own cupola and double doors leading to the hall.

The west wing has a bar, billiard room, hall and the original stone spiral staircase.


Picture: Gilson Gray

A first-floor morning room has a stunning plasterwork ceiling, impressive open fireplace and views on two aspects.

Four of the six large bedrooms, including the master suite, are also located on the first floor all with ensuites and offering incredible views across the grounds.

The second floor features the remaining two bedrooms serviced by a shower room and the turret staircase.


Picture: Gilson Gray

John added: “Unlike many prime properties in Edinburgh or even London, this home has a real heritage and timeless charm.

“Despite the secluded feel, a potential buyer is not compromising on connectivity to the wider world – as it is a short drive to Edinburgh Airport as well as the A1, M8 and Edinburgh city centre.”

To arrange an appointment contact John Mackay at Gilson Gray on 07768 581165 or visit their website.

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