Offering wonderfully spacious and versatile family accommodation to suit a variety of lifestyles, set in 1.3 acres, this unique, generous detached cottage near Haddington accommodates multiple reception areas, five bedrooms, and three bathrooms. Externally, the cottage is accompanied by vast garden grounds and extensive private parking, including a multi-car driveway and an integral double garage.
The property’s main entrance opens into a practical vestibule, flowing through to a hall with built-in storage. On your right, double doors open into the first of several reception areas: a generous living room. Setting the tone for the accommodation to follow, the living room enjoys a flexible footprint and is decorated in muted hues, enhanced by wood flooring and a striking feature fireplace. The living room flows openly through to a formal dining room – perfect for everyday family life and entertaining alike! The dining room can comfortably accommodate at least an eight-seater table and additional furniture and is conveniently connected to the kitchen. The farmhouse-inspired kitchen (with garden access) is appointed with base cabinets and generous granite worktops, arranged around a central island with further storage and workspace, and framed by flagstone floor tiles. The pièce de resistance of the kitchen is a large cream-coloured AGA, sure to impress home cooks and amateur chefs alike and offering a homely, yet impressive focal point for the room. Space is provided in the kitchen for an additional dining area, ideal for casual weeknight suppers, breakfasts, and socialising while cooking, whilst a neighbouring utility room (with external access) offers a discrete laundry area. The hall also affords access to a casual family/TV room, a study, and a sitting room, with the latter enjoying characterful ceiling beams and a striking stone feature wall, and leading through to a further hall (with storage), off of which a bedroom and a bathroom are accessed.
Surrounded by countryside yet just a short drive from Haddington.
The dual-aspect double bedroom is the first of five on offer in the property and incorporates charming exposed beams.
A set of stairs from the hall affords access to a landing on the first floor, where you will find three further bedrooms (two doubles and a single), including the master. The large master bedroom occupies a generous floorspace, offering room for a wealth of furniture, and boasts built-in wardrobes and a spacious en-suite with a shower enclosure, Jack-and-Jill basins set into a vanity unit, a WC, and a dressing area. A third hall (with under-stair storage and a WC) accessed externally or via the kitchen or garage, leads to a separate first-floor landing with a large store, where the final bedroom can be found. With its own en-suite shower room, the bedroom offers an ideal space for independent older children or live-in relatives. The master bedroom en-suite and the main bathroom benefit from underfloor heating.
Externally, the cottage is accompanied by wonderfully generous garden grounds, offering the perfect outdoor space for family recreation, barbecuing and entertaining during summer, and ideal for those looking to embrace the rural lifestyle, featuring apple, pear, and plum trees, and offering potential to be used as a paddock. The surrounding fields and countryside ensure ultimate peace and tranquillity, and excellent private parking is provided by a multi-car driveway and an integral double garage.
The Royal Burgh of Haddington is a highly regarded town in East Lothian, popular with commuters, only 20 miles east of Edinburgh and easy access to the A1.
A farmers market is held every month and there are plenty of independent shops, cafes and restaurants to be enjoyed. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and the fabulous beaches along the East Lothian coastline, there are plenty of outdoor opportunities to be enjoyed as well as the Aubigny Sports Centre, where facilities include swimming pool, gym, sauna & steam room. Haddington also has its own golf course, with other renowned courses nearby, including the esteemed Muirfield. There is excellent state schooling provision in the area with numerous nurseries, two primary schools and Knox Academy. Private schools include The Compass School and Loretto School in nearby Musselburgh