Packed with period character and original architectural features, Northfield is a magnificent historic house designed in a Scottish Baronial style replete with turrets and gables by eminent Edinburgh architect Walter Crum Watson, whose accomplishments include work on the design of The Victoria & Albert Museum. Enjoying a stunning elevated position offering far-reaching panoramic views, Northfield is situated on the edge of the much sought-after and picturesque conservation village of Balerno that sits in the shadow of the majestic Pentland Hills. The six-bedroom mansion spans over 6,600 square feet and has a two-bedroomed Gardener's Cottage hidden discreetly in one corner of the stunning landscaped grounds that feature a wonderful mix of wooded, landscaped and formal gardens. Arranged over three levels, the handsome family house features a wealth of period features including original fireplaces, sash and case windows, a servant bell call system as well as several unique and quirky design features added by the architect himself. Examples of these include the carved monogrammed datestone plaque and the Portuguese tiled feature of Madonna della Catena above the front door, the hidden panelled cupboard in the drawing room, and the grape motifs that decorate the exterior drainpipes. Of particular design note is the barrel-vaulted wood-panelled drawing room that spans the full length of the house. Despite its countryside setting, the property lies less than seven miles southwest of the city centre and is well connected by bus and train services. Summary of Accommodation Ground Floor Entrance Vestibule, Reception Hall, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Dining-Kitchen, Larder/Store, Home Office, Bedroom 3, Cloakroom, Pantry x 3, Butler's Pantry/Utility Room, Boot Room, Coal Store, Laundry, Workshop First Floor Drawing Room, Principal Bedroom & Ensuite Bathroom, Two Further Double Bedrooms, Dressing Room/Study, Family Bathroom, WC Room, Linen Cupboard, Maid's Pantry with Sink Second Floor Self-Contained Apartment with Kitchenette, Dining-Sitting Room, Bedroom Five & Six, Shower Room, WC Room. Access to Extensive Attic Storage Gardener's Cottage Entrance Hall, Living-Dining Room, Kitchen, Two Double Bedrooms, Family Bathroom, Storeroom Outside Space Front Driveway, Parking Outside the Front of the Property, Designated Car Park Adjacent to Gardener's Cottage, Double Garage, Two Greenhouses, Wrap Around Grounds with ancient Yew Hedge, Knot Rose Parterre Formal Garden, Woodland with Bluebell Copse, Lawns, Mature Trees, Rhododendrons EPC = D Council Tax Band: H Tenure: Freehold Viewing by appointment.