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An exceptional early 18th century detached house in historic conservation village


Key Features

  • 6 bedroom detached period villa
  • 5608 sq.ft
  • Mature private garden
  • Gated entrance
  • Garage block
  • Outbuildings
  • Ample courtyard parking
  • Gas central heating
  • Excellent local amenities
  • Easy access to Edinburgh
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  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 5 Public Rooms
  • 4 Bath/Shower Rooms
  • Private Garden
  • Driveway
  • Garage
  • Gas Central Heating
  • EPC Rating D

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An exceptional early 18th Century detached house in historic conservation village.

Eskhill House is an exceptional villa which dates from 1710 and which has been further  extended over the years to provide a bright and welcoming family house of immense character. Eskhill offers spacious, bright and comfortable family accommodation on three floors, with all round aspects and lovely views over the garden. At ground floor level there is a broad marble tiled reception hall with handsome stone stairway rising to the upper floors. There is a lovely morning room with doors to the garden, a dining room which connects to the study / family room and double doors to the kitchen with its bespoke ash cabinets, central island unit and AGA cooker. There is a useful utility room and shower room. Off the spacious first floor landing is the elegant drawing room with its large windows overlooking the garden. There is a superb principal bedroom suite with private sitting room, bedroom and ensuite bathroom. Completing the accommodation at this level is a shower room. There is a secondary stairway off the master bedroom suite returning to the ground floor. At second floor level there are four further bedrooms, a living room/sixth bedroom and a mezzanine bathroom. There are useful attic stores.

Listings This property is a building of special historical and architectural interest and is listed Grade B and lies within the Inveresk Conservation Area.


Inveresk is a charming village, situated 7 miles East of Edinburgh city centre within East Lothian. Historically a home for Edinburgh's prosperous professional classes this is a picturesque village with impressive period architecture. There are excellent local amenities in neighbouring Musselburgh which has a train link with Edinburgh. There are a number of independent schools within easy reach including Loretto School locally, George Heriot's, George Watsons, Fettes College and Merchiston Castle within Edinburgh. There is good road access southwards connecting to the city bypass, eastwards to East Lothian and westwards to Edinburgh Airport and the central Scotland Motorway Network.


The property is approached through stone pillars with double gates and extensive parking. The courtyard provides a secluded setting with mature pear and cherry trees and gateways leading to the rear garden with ornamental pond, paved surrounds, water well and summer house. The front garden is screened from the street while the side garden has a lawn with mature trees and herbaceous beds.

Outbuildings - Located off the courtyard are two generously proportioned garages and a garden room.


The house is approached via a gated entrance with driveway leading to a courtyard at the back of the house with parking for 6 - 8 cars. In addition there is a double and single garage also located within the courtyard area.

Fixtures and Fittings

The fitted carpets, blinds, curtains in the master bedroom, all light fittings and white goods are included in the sale.


The property is serviced by a gas central heating system and there is also a burglar alarm system.

Interested parties are advised to request their own solicitor to note interest with us as soon as possible after viewing. The Seller shall not be bound to accept the highest or any offer. These particulars do not form part of any contract and the statements or plans contained herein are not warranted nor to scale. Approximate measurements have been taken by sonic device at the widest point. Services and appliances have not been tested for efficiency or safety and no warranty is given as to their compliance with any Regulations. Only offers using the Combined Standard Clauses will be considered. Offers received not using these clauses will be responded to by deletion of the non-standard Clause and replaced with the Combined Standard Clauses.

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Simpson & Marwick is the trading name of Alston Law Limited, a company registered in Scotland under number SC459802 and with its registered office at The Forsyth Building, 5 Renfield Street, Glasgow, Scotland. Alston Law Limited is authorised and regulated by the Law Society of Scotland. A list of Directors is available at the Companies House website or at https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/SC459802.