Originally the manse for St Mary’s Church, this charming six bedroom house is thought to be one of the first built in the Sidegate area of the lovely East Lothian town of Haddington. The B-listed Georgian property was built around 1730 and extended around 1820.

Summerfield House


Internally, Summerfield House showcases a number of fine period details. Upon entering the property, you are greeted by a vestibule with a fan light over the door which offers access to the inner reception hall.

The drawing room is positioned to the left of the hallway and is one of the highlights of the property. A tripartite window overlooking the back garden fills the room with natural light and an open fireplace acts as the centrepiece of the room, making it the ideal place to relax in the evenings. However, it is the twin marble effect Tuscan pillars that give the room its sense of grandeur.

Summerfield House living room

Across the hall, the excellently proportioned dining room features an Adams style fireplace as well as direct access to the sun terrace. A study lies adjacent to the dining room, which leads into the family/sitting room which offers a gas stove.

Both the dining room and family room offer direct access into the kitchen. The kitchen has a traditional feel to it complementing the rest of the property well, with a quarry tiled floor and fitted white wood units. There is ample space in the kitchen for a dining table and chairs, making it an excellent spot for breakfasting or casual dining. There is a utility room, store room and WC located beyond the kitchen. The utility room features direct access to the rear garden.

The master bedroom is located on the first floor, complete with an en suite dressing room, which could also be used as a nursery. There are three other bedrooms on this floor, and the final two are on the second floor, both featuring combed ceiling and one benefits from an en suite bathroom. There is further a family bathroom on the first floor.


Summerfield House features beautiful and excellently maintained gardens. To the front, a stone path leads through a pretty ‘cottage’ garden with well-established shrubs, lavender and roses. The back garden is laid to lawn with colourful herbaceous borders. A stunning selection of roses spreads across the back wall of the property. The garden is kept private thanks to a high stone wall.

Summerfield House gardens

In the front garden, a pedimented stone and slate building provides room for one car and the original ‘donkey house’ with its quatrefoil bullseye window and cobbled floor offers useful storage space.

About the area

Summerfield House is located within easy walking distance of the town centre of the historic market town of Haddington. Nestled in the East Lothian countryside under the Garleton Hills, Haddington boasts a variety of shops, eateries, leisure facilities and other amenities. There are excellent schools available, including the highly regarded Knox Academy, making it an ideal base for families. For those who like the outdoors, there are lovely walking and running routes available along the River Tyne. It’s also within easy commuting distance of Edinburgh city centre and the other towns of East Lothian, thanks to great road links and several available bus routes.

Summerfield House presents an excellent opportunity to acquire a historic and charming home in a highly desirable area – don’t miss your chance to view this beautiful family home with lots of potential.

Property details

Summerfield House, 20 Sidegate, Haddington, EH41 4BZ
Offers over £790,000
6 bed detached house with 3 reception rooms
ESPC ref: E401801
EPC rating: E
For more information contact 01620 532662
Selling solicitor: Forsyth Solicitors