Edinburgh: 0131 228 1926

Midlothian: 0131 240 3818

Edinburgh: 0131 228 1926

Midlothian: 0131 240 3818

Solicitors and Estate Agents

Airybank Quarrybank

Cousland EH22 2NT

Detached House

5 bedrooms

5 receptions

4 bathrooms

Offers Over £950,000

Property reference: 110788


An outstanding detached family home with independent annexe set within a small and exclusive residential development with superb coastal, country and Pentland views. The exceptional interior provides generously proportioned, flexible and stylishly presented accommodation ideal for both entertaining and family living, utilising the very best in contemporary design and incorporating the most up to date technology platform. The house stands within its own landscaped garden on the edge of an attractive village within easy commuting distance of Edinburgh and the Bypass.

Airybank is set within an elevated gated enclave with spectacular coastal and hill views. A gravel driveway leads via the triple garage to an impressive carriage porch and the main door to the house. Internally the property is beautifully presented, decorated in muted colours and enhanced with bespoke fixtures and fittings including high specification lighting, integrated Sonos sound system with zoned audio control panels, HD home cinema, striking solid oak flooring and porcelain tiled floors. Double storm doors open into an entrance vestibule and in turn to an impressive central reception hall with spectacular split oak staircase beyond which is a substantial south facing window flooding the hall with natural light. The ground floor accommodation is ideal for modern family life and entertaining with several generous reception rooms and a stylish breakfasting kitchen. To the front of the house lie the two formal reception rooms, a generously proportioned drawing room accessed through double doors, featuring an elegant recessed gas fire with marble surround and dual aspect views including a delightful aspect through mature tress to the coast; and the dining room, again currently with delightful views and recessed gas fire. A more informal sitting room and family/playroom located in either wing of the house provide direct access to the garden via double glazed doors. The kitchen/ breakfast room is a light and spacious room opening directly into both the dining room and sitting room and fitted with striking contemporary units incorporating a breakfast bar and a full complement of Neff integrated appliances as well as an Admiral American fridge/freezer. A separate fitted utility room with access to the garden houses a freestanding Creda tumble dryer and Hoover washing machine. A study, shower room, two cloakrooms, two utility cupboards and a large under stair storage cupboard complete the accommodation on this floor. A beautiful oak split staircase ascends to the first floor landing and the bedroom accommodation. The master bedroom suite benefits from a dressing room fitted with extensive shelved and hanging space and a luxurious en-suite bathroom with double bath, twin sinks, and generously proportioned steam shower cubicle. There are four further double bedrooms, two of which share a ‘Jack and Jill’ shower room while the remaining two are served by a family bathroom with separate shower cubicle. There is also direct access from one of the bedrooms to the large terrace above the coach porch. A spiral staircase rises to the top floor and a spectacular 27ft Home Cinema room with HD technology. There is also access from here to extensive floored and lit eaves storage. The spacious independent annexe consists of an open plan sitting room/kitchen/dining room, double bedroom and bathroom (please see notes section for further information regarding potential income)

Ground Floor: Entrance Vestibule - Reception Hall - Drawing Room - Dining Room - Sitting Room - Family Room - Kitchen - Study - Shower Room - Utility Room

First Floor: Master Bedroom with En Suite Dressing Room and Bathroom - Two Double Bedrooms sharing a Jack and Jill Shower Room - Two Further Double Bedrooms - Family Bathroom - Large Balcony

Second Floor: Home Cinema

Independent Annexe (above triple garage): Open Plan Sitting Room/Kitchen/Dining Room - Double Bedroom - Bathroom.

Extensive off road parking and detached triple garage.


The Granny Flat is currently rented with Air B & B and provides and income in excess of £20,000 per annum.



  • Oil heating
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 5 receptions
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Garage & driveway parking

Viewing: By appointment telephone 0131 240 3818


Cousland enjoys a peaceful picturesque location approximately seven miles south east of Edinburgh, with a population of around three hundred and is easily accessible by car from the A68, A1 and A720 trunk roads.

There is a selection of amenities including a post office and village hall, nearby Dalkeith and Musselburgh town centres offer further amenities including primary and secondary schools.

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Independent reviews from

Rated 4.95 based on 357 reviews

  • Great customer service throughout, expert negotiation on our behalf, and very knowledgeable. Always prompt. As first time buyers it was great working with Jane, she explained every step of the way and kept us on track with the relevant deadlines.
    Mila, 19 November 2019
  • Being a first time buyer the staff especially Claire and John guided me along the right tracks and made sure I understood all parts of the process. No questions were ever deemed silly. Having access to experienced people makes all the difference and the service was first hand. I would recommend using the Dalkeith Branch at all times. Thanks to their patience and availability my move to the new house was very smooth.
    Karen Elliott, 9 November 2019
  • Great service from start to finish. I sold my property with McDougall McQueen and purchased a property with them and the whole team was very helpful and informative throughout. In particular Devon Robertson and Julie Aberdien from the Penicuik office. Thank you so much for making a stressful time easier.
    Jenny Gillespie, 29 October 2019
  • Rhona is very helpful and helped with the whole process from start to finish, depending on Mcdougall Mcqueen and specially Rhona Brown made the process much easier for me.
    Ahmed Fahmy, 19 October 2019
  • Rhona was so friendly and helpful. I was completely clueless and she took the time to explain everything to me. Without her patience I would have found the process so much more difficult. Thank you!! I would recommend Rhona to anyone looking to buy a house!
    Laura scott, 18 October 2019
  • Lauren and Julia were very helpful through the whole house buying process. They kept me updated, let me know when things needed to be done and anything unclear they explained well along the way. They were always friendly and were happy to take time for face to face meetings. Any more detailed questions I had were answered quickly and completely.
    TO, 18 October 2019
  • Lauren was great. Kept me up to date at all times, was very quick in responding to emails and made a difficult situation so much easier. Lovely, friendly and professional manner. Thanks for all your help
    Manuela Wilson, 10 October 2019
  • Lauren was fantastic throughout the whole buying and selling process. She kept us updated regularly and explained everything clearly so that we knew exactly what was happening. Lauren was very friendly, approachable and accommodating.
    Karen Proudfoot, 7 October 2019
  • We can\'t thank Devon enough for all the help and advice she gave us during the purchase of our new property. She kept us up to date with each stage of the process and was always at the end of the phone if we needed anything clarified. 1st class service from start to finish.
    Gillian Miller, 2 October 2019
  • I received a lot of help with both buying a new flat and selling the old one. Plus making a will. Really pleasant staff.
    Elizabeth Pearson, 27 September 2019
  • This is the third time I have used McDougall McQueen to sell a property for me and once again I have found the service to be first class. I was given great advice and updates by all the staff I spoke to who kept me informed of what was happening at all times. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company for anyone considering selling or purchasing.
    Norma Erskine, 17 September 2019
  • Lauren has been fantastic from start to finish..very open, friendly and professional. I was kept up-to-date and am very satisfied with the service provided by herself and her team.
    Amanda Barclay, 13 September 2019
  • Let\'s keep this simple. .it\'s said that buying or selling property is one of the most stressful times in life. .this is NOT the case with Mcdougall-mcqueen. From beginning to end, simply leave it all in their hands with total confidence and trust.
    Stevan Allen, 13 September 2019
  • I have never used M&M before but have done around 100 buy and sell transactions, Rhona Brown was fantastic. Very quick with my case, probably the quickest I’ve seen.
    Lee Hounsom, 10 September 2019
  • We could not have asked for better service! Devon was friendly, efficient and thorough from the beginning. Nothing was too much trouble and she explained everything as we went along. Excellent communication which made a stressful process much easier. I will definitely recommend her!
    Jennifer Donaldson, 4 September 2019
  • Lauren has been very efficient and responsive and completed our transaction swiftly and smoothly. Great to deal with a real professional; a positive experience from start to finish.
    Rowan Flett, 30 August 2019
  • We had fantastic service from the McDougall McQueen team. They definitely want the extra mile for customer service. Even when one of the team was on holiday the hand over to other members of the team was faultless. Special mention and thanks to Susan Oates and Caroline Scott who looked after us and made the whole process run smoothly. I rate the whole team very highly and would definitively recommend McDougall McQueen.
    Trevor Thistlethwaite, 19 August 2019
  • All correspondence was quick and efficient. I have spoken to Devon on the phone, as well as through emails, and she was always friendly and helpful.
    Zsofia Blair, 7 August 2019
  • Great service from all at McDougall McQueen, Bruntsfield. Efficient, friendly empathic staff. I couldn’t have asked for more. Special mention to Caroline Scott - you’re a star. Thank you so much for all of your help and understanding at a particularly difficult time. So much appreciated.
    Anne Bleazard, 8 July 2019
  • Fantastic speed and efficiency achieved by the McDougall Mcqueen team. Property marketed within the week after a initial visit by Angela. Andrea and the team then had viewers seamlessly arranged within days then kept us constantly informed on progress. Sale achieved within 3weeks with an extremely satisfactory price. So glad we chose McDougall Mcqueen. Thank you.
    WILMA BRAND, 5 July 2019
  • We were keen to get our house on the market quickly and that is exactly what happened. Our house was sold in under 3 weeks of our initial valuation visit which allowed us to be in a great position to buy our next house. Everyone was very friendly and professional throughout. The for sale sign process is pretty terrible as we had sold our house before the sign even went up. However this is possibly out of your hands.
    Karen Proudfoot, 3 July 2019
  • when phoning office, prompt replies with no options press button options!! Pretty slick is the simplest way to describe our dealings with McM
    Peter Geany, 24 June 2019
  • Devon very ably assisted with our purchase negotiations. She was quick to respond to our questions, and provided clear and helpful advice. We would happily recommend to others.
    J, 12 June 2019
  • Can't fault them in any way. Excellent service provided throughout both the selling of our own property and the purchase of our new home. Very friendly staff and excellent at what they do. Highly recommend them. Gav
    Gav, 7 June 2019
  • I dealt with various members of the property team at different stages and found them all to be highly efficient and professional. Advice was available when required and I found it to be sound. The whole transaction was conducted in a friendly manner and I couldn't be happier with the service. Very highly recommended.
    Bill, 1 June 2019
  • Fantastic faultless service with great communication. Made what could be a stressful experience anything but. Efficient advertising using pleasant professionals. Highly recommend using McDougall McQueen.
    Highly recommend, 30 May 2019
  • From start to finish I was impressed by the friendly and professional approach demonstrated by Angela L who came to value our property and by Wendy R who took care of all negotiations. Between them they achieved a swift sale at an encouraging selling price.
    Pauline Maclean, 26 May 2019
  • Having dealings mainly with Angela, Caroline and Andrea regarding our sale, all went the extra mile in providing us with a very professional and caring service for which we are very grateful.
    Pauline & Willie, 22 May 2019
  • We found Rhona very helpful and very friendly, always double-checking that we had received the correct information and always followed up on our questions. She goes beyond the call of duty. Delighted she was our solicitor!
    Owen and Kirsty, 20 May 2019
  • We had a tight deadline to meet, and Lauren was superb in terms of liaising (and chasing) the various counterparties. Throughout, I felt very well advised and looked after. Any time again.
    JUH, 15 May 2019
  • From the word Go, I have been highly impressed with the way Andrea and the team have worked ever so hard and kept me up to date with all the enquiries, via email or phone call. I would most definitely would recommend and use this company again. Thanks for everything guys 🙂
    Clarkie76, 14 May 2019
  • Very happy with the service provided by Rhona and the rest of the team at MM. Throughout every stage of purchasing my first home, Rhona was always on hand to address any questions and talked my through all legal jargon very effectively. Quick turnaround and smooth process throughout, can't recommend highly enough. Many thanks, DM
    DM, 13 May 2019
  • We used McDougall McQueen to buy a property in Edinburgh. We were coming from down south and hence unfamiliar with the Scottish system. Mary, Lauren, Julia and the team were extremely helpful in guiding us through the process and were patient and pragmatic in dealing with our (somewhat detailed!) questions. The transaction was ultimately executed very smoothly.
    Simon & Claire, 12 May 2019
  • I have been dealing with Julie and laterly Julia for some time and they are wonderful. Helpful, professional and always courteous. I am very impatient and have a need to know everything as soon as it happens and they are never phased by my hounding! They never let me down and even have a calming influence when I get stressed. They are certainly a credit to McDougall McQueen.
    Shirley Black, 6 May 2019
  • Donald was an excellent solicitor and would highly recommend. Quick to reply to all queries and very 'on the ball'.
    Tim, 3 May 2019
  • Andrea was superb to deal with over the sale of my late parents house. She advised me with her expertise all the way throughout the sale. Very professional and also with warmth in her manner.
    Nikki Oneill, 1 May 2019
  • Highly recommend. Excellent communication throughout the sale of my home from initial meeting to put my home on the market, with viewings + feedback, advice + guidance given. Carol + colleagues professional + friendly. My queries have been responded to immediately + knowledgeably. Carol + colleagues have made the sale of my home a smooth operation. Many thanks!
    Stefanie Stoddart, 30 April 2019
  • As all the employees in McDougall McQueen, Donald was very friendly and helpful when I was dealing with him when purchasing of the flat He was quick to respond to all of my queries, and was very professional at completing the purchase and following up on any issues with the seller.
    Deniss, 27 April 2019
  • A professional, friendly and highly efficient performance from the Penicuik Team from start to finish. As sellers, we were kept fully informed and involved at every stage of the selling process and had confidence in the McDougall McQueen staff throughout.
    Three brothers, 15 April 2019
  • I used McDougall McQueen for my house sale and associated conveyancing after being recommended Robyn. The transaction was for a new build property and I am pleased to report that the purchase went through smoothly and was settled before 9AM on the date of purchase. I found Robyn to be very responsive and knowledgeable whenever I had any queries either by telephone or email.
    DH, 15 April 2019
  • I didn't have e mail facility which was easily managed by Kim as she kept me informed every step of the way. Sold my house very quickly. Very informative about the process of selling the property and would definitely recommend to others.
    Mr Jim Stein, 9 April 2019
  • We found Robyn very helpful in selling our house and purchasing our new home, explained everything in detail that we could understand,
    Bill Mac, 3 April 2019
  • We were dealing with Rhona from start to finish in the purchase of a flat. Rhona could not have been more helpful and friendly. She put us at ease about the whole process and our documents were made clear and produced in good time. Well done Rhona, you were an absolute pleasure to deal with and are a credit to your company.
    Paul Hunter, 2 April 2019
  • Very, very satisfied I was very impressed with the knowledge and the help they gave us during our first transaction In Scotland
    Andrew, 1 April 2019

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