Growing cottage keeps its charm

Lana and John Canny’s busy lives can take them to locations all over the world.

But they always love coming home to their unique five-bedroom cottage in Camelon.

The various modifications haven't spolied the cottage's character

The various modifications haven't spolied the cottage's character

This immaculate and imaginative, five-bedroomed, detached house, made of sandstone is set apart by its charming features and rare design.

Now, after 13 years in Ashgrove, Cottage Crescent, and with their children doing their own thing, Lana and John are now thinking about downsizing in Edinburgh.

Lana said: “Since the children have moved out, we’ve been looking at options, but we absolutely love this house.

“We think the cottage is about 120 years old.

“Before we came here, the owners of Behind the Wall did a great deal to it, in fact the conservatory is the same design as the one you’ll see at BTW.

“It’s been renovated to a very high standard.

“We’ve lived in some lovely places all over the world, but this is definitely our favourite.”

The house has been extended in a variety of ways, but all the modifications have been in keeping with the cottage’s character.

Lana added: “A lot has been done to the house, so it’s now really spacious.

“I love the galley kitchen, which is open plan, and the big laundry room.

“We also added a decking area of the back, but it’s a huge piece of land, so there’s opportunities to extend it further.

Lana said: “I’d love a family to have it; it’s a great place to raise children because of the wonderful neighbourhood.”

The property at Cottage Crescent is on the market with Scot Move House Ltd at offers over £389,000. For more information, contact 0141 291 0011.