Property highlight: A beautifully-presented, 5 bedroom contemporary detached house in Haddington with double garage.
Designed with the modern family and the environment in mind, this beautifully-presented, contemporary detached house in Haddington boats five bedrooms, generous living areas, a study/play room, and three bathrooms, plus gardens, a multi-car driveway and a detached double garage.
The home's partial red-sandstone exterior and charming pantile roof creates a welcoming first impression, and the front door opens into a generous hall. Here, the immaculate interiors are immediately apparent with muted décor and a gleaming tiled floor. The hall also accommodates built-in storage and a WC/utility area. At the end of the hall, you step into a living room. This dual-aspect reception area, with east-facing French doors leading out to the garden, enjoys the same neutral décor as the hall and is carpeted for optimum comfort. Ample space is provided for a selection of comfortable furniture, and a large built-in cupboard offers hidden storage. The kitchen can be accessed from the living room or the hall. Offering an outstanding space for family life and sociable gatherings with guests, the kitchen is the heart of the home and provides space for a large dining table and chairs, a breakfasting area, and a further causal seating area. With bi-folding doors opening out onto the rear garden, the kitchen is also perfect for alfresco entertaining and barbecuing during the warmer months. Fitted to two walls is a selection of contemporary cabinets, with rich-red accents and downlit worktops. An electric oven, an eye-level combination microwave, a gas hob with a splashback panel and an extractor fan, a fridge, a freezer, and a dishwasher are integrated. The utility area in the hall offers space for a washing machine. The ground floor is also home to a study, ideal for those working from home, which could alternatively be utilised as a play room.
On the first floor, a landing incorporates storage and leads to three double bedrooms, two single bedrooms, a family bathroom, and a handy storage attic. The sleeping areas are all tastefully-presented with neutral décor and plush carpets. The dual-aspect master boasts a dressing area with a large built-in wardrobe, and a luxurious en-suite shower room with a walk-in shower enclosure with a rainfall showerhead, a basin set atop a storage unit, a toilet, and a tall, chrome towel radiator. Bedrooms two and three enjoy an en-suite shower room and a built-in wardrobe respectively. Finally, the pristine, chicly-tiled family bathroom comes complete with a bathtub with an overhead shower and a glazed screen, a basin with incorporated storage, and a toilet. Gas central heating, with Hive smart controls, and double-glazed windows throughout ensure a warm and economically-run home all year round.
Outside, the home is flanked by gardens to the front and rear. The front garden is enviably south-facing, whilst the fully-secured rear garden includes a large lawn, a raised planting area, a patio, and a decked dining terrace. Outstanding private parking for multiple vehicles is provided by a generous monoblock driveway for at least six cars, leading to a detached double garage (with lights and power). There will soon be a children's play park within the development.
The historic market town of Haddington, in the picturesque East Lothian countryside, sits approximately 20 miles to the east of Edinburgh. It is particularly popular with commuters due to its close proximity to the A1 and excellent public transport links, including Drem and Longniddry train stations, both of which are less than 10 minutes' drive from the property. Built on the banks of the River Tyne, the Royal Burgh of Haddington has a wide range of amenities on its doorstep including supermarkets, cafés, restaurants, and independent shops. More extensive shopping facilities, meanwhile, are available within a short drive at Fort Kinnaird Retail Park. State and independent education is catered for in Haddington from nursery through to senior level, producing a strong sense of community spirit. There is also a wide range of recreational facilities, including a swimming pool/leisure centre, tennis courts, rugby/football pitches, and a skate park. The surrounding countryside offers delightful footpaths, cycle paths, and horse-riding tracks for outdoor recreation. The newly-constructed East Lothian Community hospital is also just a short stroll or drive from the property.