Spacious flat to let in Penicuik
Available from mid October 2016 following move overseas of present tenant
The Flat: Valleyfield House
Self contained first floor flat behind its own front door which opens on to the hallway of the Kellys’ house (downstairs is the Valleyfield Saturday Market, Penicuik Pottery, HelpExchange room, exhibition room, library, further upstairs is the monthly Friends Meeting Room and the Kellys’ accommodation.
Valleyfield House itself is a wonderful quiet location, overlooking the Esk Valley, Uttershill Castle and open country, in attractive gardens and woodland with its own ancient bubbling spring (St Mungo’s Well) and regular wildlife (deer, squirrels, badgers, heron, doves, magpies, owl, crows). Yet just at the gates is a busy small town High Street with Penicuik Town Hall, Saturday Open House, Sunday Cinema, excellent Italian & Bengali restaurants, the new Storehouse Bakery and Lost Garden Food Hall, Arts Café, shops and Lidl supermarket) There are express buses to Edinburgh, Dumfries, Melrose, Peebles and Biggar, frequent Lothian double-decker services on City routes till midnight and Lothian night buses at all hours. Library, swimming pool, gym, clubs, classes and six churches and church halls are a walk away in the town centre or across the park.
Built for the Lords of
the Admiralty by Robert Reid, the King’s Architect in Scotland, in 1812, and
extended by Thomas Hamilton, architect of the Royal High School on Calton Hill,
over the years the house has welcomed Thomas Chalmers, Elizabeth Fry, Prince
The Flat is a haven and a good place to let just in its own terms. For anyone who might want to get involved in local community life, it is even better.
The Flat would suit a single person or a couple. It is not really suitable for pets or probably children. There’s a small private lobby with piano behind The Flat’s lockable door from the Hall, leading to 1: Roomy Kitchen, dining, study area with windows one east over woodland and one south across the valley. 2: Bath & Shower room with south window overlooking valley, and 3: roomy Lounge/ bedroom/ study -one window looks south over the valley and another looks west over the large garden.
Parking spaces are under the window. Central heating. Fully furnished. Generous storage space.
Cost £600 per calendar
month covers gas, electricity and council tax.
Contact Jane & Roger Kelly,
in the woods by the old billiard room, seen through a window of
Jane & Roger Kelly,
Breton flag flies by the old Gypsy Caravan at Valleyfield House during visit of Louis Rus, July 2012
Spacious flat to let in Penicuik
Self contained, spacious, sunny flat on first floor of a large
historic house in a secluded quiet corner of the old town centre with great
views: set in its own grounds with ample parking. 2 large, well furnished
rooms. Kitchen/dining room and Bedroom/sitting room. Bathroom with electric
shower over bath. It is a great place to
live, surrounded by countryside with good walks and cycle paths yet in the town
centre with all its shops and frequent fast buses to all parts of
Daffodil and bluebell bank and pond below the house House and old billiard room Belvedere in wall below house
House from the valley
Chalmers (1780-1847) Elizabeth Fry (1780-1845)