- Open plan sitting and drawing room
- Kitchen overlooking the garden
- En suite master bedroom
- French doors to the garden from the drawing room and master bedroom
- Well stocked garden with trellising and Gazeebo
- Large garage with workshop space
- South facing front garden
- EPC Rating = F
Spacious bungalow with open plan living spaces, off street parking, garage and garden
Gifford is one of the most sought after villages in East Lothian, nestled between the Lammermuir Hills and Haddington. It provides excellent local services with a Co-operative store, a newsagent/post office, two hotels/pubs, a tea room, garage, church, a lovely park with a play area, hairdresser and the highly regarded Yester Primary School, which in 2016 was listed in Tatler magazine's Good Schools Guide as one of the top primary schools in the UK. The Compass private primary school and Knox Academy secondary school are located 5 miles away in the town of Haddington, while Loretto School (prep and senior), Musselburgh and Belhaven Hill School (prep), Dunbar are also located nearby.
Gifford has a thriving local community with a number of active clubs and groups including a cricket club, bridge club, mini rugby, horticultural society, art and theatre groups.
The historic market town of Haddington provides more extensive amenities including a Tesco supermarket, leisure centre and a wide range of shops and restaurants.
The area provides an excellent quality of life and a variety of recreational activities. The Lammermuir Hills have wonderful walking and cycling, whilst sailing and fishing can be enjoyed on the Whiteadder Reservoir. The links golf courses of East Lothian are within easy reach, while Gifford boasts two courses of its own, Castle Park and Gifford Golf Club.
While the property enjoys a rural location, its situation is excellent for the commuter. The A1 is joined at Haddington and provides access into central Edinburgh (24 miles). There are railway stations at Drem and Longniddry, with regular services into Edinburgh Waverley.
Situated in a quiet crescent minutes from the main street of Gifford, The Willows is a fine example of a mid-century single-storey house. Spanning over 1800 sq ft of flexible space, the property bears all the hallmarks of popular architecture of the mid-20thcentury including simple, clean lines, light-filled open spaces and a sense of integration with its surroundings.
The front door opens into an expansive drawing room, open plan to an equally spacious sitting room. Picture windows at the front of the house overlook the quiet, south facing front garden whilst the floor-to-ceiling windows with French doors leading from the sitting room to the garden allow light to flood the space. The sitting room has bespoke bookshelves and a gas fireplace with stone surround and mantlepiece.
The kitchen overlooks the garden and is fitted with a range of base and wall mounted units with integrated appliances. The kitchen links with the garage through a small pantry with a large airing cupboard.
The sunny bedrooms are situated on the west side of the house and set apart from the main reception areas with a separate corridor accessed from the drawing room. The master bedroom is double-aspect, with French-windows to the garden and a fitted wardrobe. The spacious en-suite bathroom has a bath, wc, wash hand basin and built in cabinetry. There is a second double bedroom with fitted wardrobe and a family bathroom with shower-over-bath, WC and wash hand basin.
The garage has a WC, electric up and over door and is also currently used as a utility space with sink and cupboards. This large space could be used as a workshop or converted to further living accommodation subject to the necessary consents.
The front garden has a monoblock driveway with off-road parking for a car and is mainly laid to lawn. A pathway leads to a gate which opens to the mature, sheltered rear garden. The garden has well-stocked, colourful borders, a trellis and a timber gazebo providing a delightfully peaceful space.
Square Footage: 1806 sq ft
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