3 bedroom cottage for sale
Property description & features
- Tenure: Freehold
- Handsome classical architecture
- Exceptional parkland setting
- Tranquil rural location
- Original period features
Whittinghame East Lodge is a handsome A-Listed gate lodge, set within the parkland of historic Whittingehame House. An outstanding example of Greek classical architecture, the detached three-bedroom, two-bathroom property exudes timeless elegance and period charm, and blends delightful original features with sympathetic modern upgrades.
Enjoying a tranquil setting in the rolling East Lothian countryside, and accompanied by a mature garden, outbuildings and private parking, East Lodge offers an exceptional rural home, close to the amenities of surrounding towns, and within a short drive of Edinburgh.
Set under a pedimented porch, with fluted doric columns, the main door opens into a hall, flowing into a spacious dining kitchen. Exuding delightful olde world charm and a wonderful homely ambiance, this characterful dual-aspect area is enhanced by tall sash-and-case windows, richly-toned timber flooring and a cosy, recessed log-burning stove. Ample space is available for relaxed seating, in addition to a dining table and chairs, idea for socialising while cooking. A range of classic wood-styled cabinetry provides excellent storage and workspace, and is sympathetic to the room’s wonderful traditional aesthetic. Accessed from here, an elegant room is fronted by a wide bay window, and features a lofty corniced ceiling and a fireplace.
Currently arranged as a home office, the versatile space could alternatively represent a third double bedroom, if desired. Also accessed from the kitchen, a naturally-lit hallway (with external access) leads to the remaining accommodation, including a charming living room, arranged around a handsome marble fireplace, and opening, via French doors, onto the garden. Classically proportioned, the reception room provides generous space and endless versatility for arrangements of comfortable lounge furnishings.
Tastefully presented and accompanied by builtin storage, the home’s two double bedrooms showcase the notable style and character of the living accommodation, whilst the principal bedroom enjoys the additional luxury of a deluxe en-suite bathroom. A traditionally-styled shower room and a WC complete the accommodation.
Externally, the home is accompanied by a gravelled driveway, outbuildings and a delightful mature garden, where a sweep of lawn and a tranquil paved seating area are bordered by a variety of shrubs, and bound by manicured box hedging and a backdrop of tall, established trees.
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Extras: All integrated appliances and a tumble dryer and freezer (located in the stables) are included in the sale.
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