Property full of ‘countless treasures’ with boutique hotel potential goes on the market in Edinburgh
A historic former family home in Edinburgh has gone up for sale, bringing to market an ‘extraordinary opportunity’ to start a new boutique business.
Baberton House, which dates back to 1622 and is situated six miles from Princes Street in the capital, is looking for a new owner after property and construction business Cruden Group moved out.
The property is split over three floors and subject to planning permission could be developed into a boutique hotel or guest house.
The A-listed Scottish renaissance period building is set in 10.8 acres and is available for sale or lease for an undisclosed sum.
The property’s biggest claim to fame was during 1830 when the house was leased by the exiled King of France.
The house incorporates many period elements, including 17th century vaulted rooms on the ground floor with stone architrave doorways, a geometric plaster ceiling depicting the national symbols of Great Britain, fireplaces including those of carved timber and imposing stone, wood panelling, and ‘The King’s Room’, the ceiling of which is ornamented with a Fleur de Lys pattern in honour of the French king’s three month residence.
Peter Lyell for Savills comments: “There are countless treasures here, including a B listed sundial in the garden, which rumour has it was given to the house by Bonnie Prince Charlie himself, although we have no proof of this.
“Depending on planning consents, the building could be returned to residential use as an amazing family home; as a boutique hotel in a brilliant location; or indeed it could continue as a corporate HQ with its easy travel links and plentiful parking. Whatever its future, Baberton House will remain an important feature of Edinburgh’s property scene.”