This outstanding detached Victorian 5-bedroom house in beautiful historic Inveresk village presents an unmissable opportunity to purchase a large family home filled with ornate original features, extensive gardens and a multi-car driveway. Located among serene open fields with views stretching from the Pentland hills to the East Lothian coastline, the property provides ample living space a short distance from the seaside town of Musselburgh and close to Edinburgh for an easy commute.
The house is entered through the vestibule past the etched glass inner door that leads into the large hallway with a grand staircase leading up to the first floor. The spacious drawing room, to the right, has a beautifully decorated period ceiling with ornate plasterwork, a fireplace and bay windows overlooking the East Lothian countryside; it provides an enviable entertaining space, complete with french windows leading to the patio area and immaculately maintained gardens. Across the hall, the dining room provides further hosting space with traditional cornicing and an original fireplace that leads through to a cosy family room. The spacious kitchen has been renovated in a traditional style with granite worktops, a large Belfast sink ideally positioned with views out to the garden and Pentland Hills beyond. It has 5 hob gas burner and ample countertop space across 3 walls. A modern wood-burning stove provides the focal point and there is enough space for a dining table in the centre of the room. A large utility room, shower room and multiple storage cupboards complete the ground floor.
A beautiful stained-glass window sits above the staircase that leads to the first floor where we find the five double bedrooms and two further bathrooms of the property. Just like the drawing room beneath it, the unique and striking decorative plasterwork of the ceiling gives an air of grand opulence to the main bedroom, further enhanced by the large bay windows with their uninterrupted view east across the open fields towards North Berwick. Across the hall, the similarly impressive second bedroom features a traditional fireplace and has the added benefit of an ensuite shower room and dressing room. Bedroom three features a further traditional fireplace and has open views out to the garden and Pentland Hills. A door on the south wall of this room leads to the fifth bedroom which can double as a private study space away from the main thoroughfares of the house. Across the hall, bedroom four offers similar views west to the Pentlands, while the family bathroom has been tastefully decorated with tiled walls and a bath with period design tap and shower combo. A rear staircase tucked away between bedroom 5 and bedroom 2 leads back down to the kitchen. A large attic stretches the length of the house providing further storage potential.
The house sits among extensive private grounds. To the front, a large-paved driveway that can house several cars gives an impressive first impression to the home. The back door leads to a covered area with power, water and ample storage and flows through to the beautiful stone walled garden that stretches out to the west. The garden features a large lawn, manicured hedges, a raised patio area and well-maintained flower beds, trees and shrubs that provide colour and life throughout the year. There is a brick-built garden store with pantile roof at the foot of the garden. The house is double-glazed throughout, has gas central heating, and features a security alarm system.
Fixtures and fittings by negotiation.
The historic conservation village of Inveresk, located to the south of Musselburgh, sits among the open countryside of East Lothian along the meandering banks of the River Esk. Places of interest in the village include the beautiful Inveresk Lodge Garden, run by the National Trust, and St Michael’s church. Nearby Musselburgh provides a wide range of local amenities such as supermarkets, local shops, banks and post office as well as both community schools and private education at the prestigious Loretto School. Inveresk Village has near direct access to the A1 for easy routes to both Edinburgh City Bypass and east to North Berwick and Dunbar, while efficient public transport to the surrounding areas also operates within the village. Nearby, Fort Kinnaird provides state of the art cinema, restaurant and shopping experiences, while the open countryside, easy access to the nearby beaches of East Lothian, local golf courses and Musselburgh Race Course offer abundant leisure opportunities.
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