Renovated to exceptional quality, this elegant and spacious property enjoys a gently elevated position allowing for scenic views toward Thirlestane Castle and grounds. The Lodge is a traditional stone built Victorian property, with beautifully retained original features which expertly blend with modern touches and a luxurious fit and...
Renovated to exceptional quality, this elegant and spacious property enjoys a gently elevated position allowing for scenic views toward Thirlestane Castle and grounds. The Lodge is a traditional stone built Victorian property, with beautifully retained original features which expertly blend with modern touches and a luxurious fit and finish. The ground floor hosts bright and generously proportioned living accommodation; with flexible use perfect for family life, as extra workspace or with the potential as an upmarket guesthouse. The first floor is beautifully presented with an enviable master bedroom benefitting from ensuite facility and dressing room, supplemented by three further doubles and a stylish family bathroom. The townhouse also provides the opportunity to purchase the apartment below, ideal as an extension of the existing accommodation or with scope as a letting or self catering project.
The Royal Burgh of Lauder offers the perfect blend of country life with excellent transport connections for modern living; being set just 22 miles south of Edinburgh with the A68 providing swift connections to further Border towns. The peaceful town boasts a wonderful countryside aspect with open outlooks and a strong tradition of outdoor pursuits such as horse riding, golf, rugby, walking and biking, with stunning local attractions including the nearby Thirlestane Castle. Lauder has a thriving community with an increasing number of bespoke and upmarket shops, restaurants and businesses serving local needs. The primary school is recently completed and Lauder falls into the catchment area for the highly regarded and newly built High School at Earlston. The town is also well located for the new Borders Rail station at Stow, providing direct access to central Edinburgh.
A private parking area to the rear of the property opens to a pleasant enclosed garden; with well kept lawn and mature planted border. Paving extends to the main entrance opening to the vestibule and on to a generous and welcoming reception hall. Successfully setting the scene for the rest of the property, the grand hallway is fitted in cream tones with highlighted features in keeping with the period; including generous ceiling height, original cornicing and stripped oak facings and doors, continuous throughout the property. Further doors open to the public rooms, kitchen, ground level bedroom and shower room. The kitchen is particularly attractive with a high end country chic finish; fitted with an excellent range of cream fronted base and wall units, a fantastic island unit with black granite worktop, complemented by walnut block worktops on the base units. The kitchen is filled with light and enjoys a lovely dual aspect, finished with integral appliances, range style cooker with tiled recess, tiled flooring and spotlighting, and with a good sized dining area to the far end. A timber staircase allows access to the office on the basement level, a most convenient and bright room perfect for work or hobby space which would lend itself equally well as a utility room.
Adjacent to the kitchen, the living room is positioned across the hall and a well appointed and comfortable family space; incorporating an open plan dining area and sitting room with ample space for freestanding furnishings. An attractive focal point is created by the feature fireplace with marble surround, with a double window overlooking the front and side garden and a contemporary country finish created by the stripped floorboards and complementing skirting, facings and doors. From the hallway, an archway retaining the ornate cornicing extends to the shower room with a further door to the third public room- currently used as a games room but ideal as a formal lounge or sixth bedroom, with the neighbouring bedroom a well presented double.
A carpeted stair with oak banister leads to the first floor, with the master positioned to the far end and providing a luxurious space with the benefit of a contemporary shower room and dressing room. Three further doubles are positioned on this level, all presented in excellent condition, with a fully fitted and stylish bathroom.
The walled garden is mostly laid to lawn with planted borders and paving, enclosed with Victorian wrought iron railings and gate. There is access to the basement from street level which provides a most useful area for storage, with a further door to the apartment. Ample parking is accessed to the rear.
All floor and wall coverings and integral appliances are included in the sale. The Lodge is a C listed building. Apartment below available on negotiation.
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