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Dating back to 1560 and surrounded by 22 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and parklands is Stevenson House, a historic country estate which borders the south bank of the River Tyne and stands proudly in East Lothian just outside the town of Haddington.
Having originally been built around a central courtyard with a turnpike staircase in each of the four corners, Stevenson House is an example of a “grange plan” house, and since it was first constructed the property has seen many additions and developments which have led to its current impressive form.
As part of the rich history of this residence, in the 17th century changes to the property included the expansion of the south-facing reception rooms while later in the 1900s, further restoration saw the introduction of the library on the second floor. Since purchasing the home in 2000, the current owner has carried out further work to remodel the house to meet the needs of modern living requirements while retaining the original character which makes this home so special.
The ground floor is comprised of a large family room, a colourful dining kitchen, pantry, playroom, WC, and wine cellar while to the first floor, which can be accessed via the grand staircase or the lift which connects each floor, the galleried landing leads to the drawing room and formal dining room which welcomes plenty of natural light through bay windows.
Alongside the snooker room which allows for recreational activities to be enjoyed, the first floor also houses a bathroom and four bedrooms with one of the suites boasting an ensuite and dressing room. To the second floor, the remaining bedrooms, including the principal bedroom, can be found as well as the panelled library and well-sized office.
From cornicing and feature fireplaces to stone staircases and astragal windows with working shutters, period details are evident throughout Stevenson House adding both grandeur and a sense of history.
As well as the main residence, within the grounds of the property lie Little Stevenson, a two-bedroom abode which spans two floors of accommodation, and The Coach House which also offers two bedrooms, a games room, office, living area, bathroom and kitchen over two floors.
Further outbuildings include three double garages, a workshop, and traditional stables while the gardens themselves are well-maintained making the external offerings as impressive as the internal offerings of this truly grand residence.
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