4 Needless, EH39 5BE - Offers Over £545,000
This lovely bright and spacious detached house with beautiful gardens, garage, car port, driveway and views across the East Lothian countryside is set on the edge of the picturesque conservation village of Athelstaneford. This is the perfect setting for those looking for a rural setting yet being a short distance from the larger towns North Berwick and Haddington, offering excellent amenities, and within easy reach of good transport links to the city and south. For keen cyclists Drem train station is just over two miles away for commuting into Edinburgh.
Athelstaneford is surrounded by beautiful East Lothian countryside and takes its name from a battle in 815 when the Scots defeated the Northumbrian army of King Athelstane. Legend has it the Scots were inspired by the appearance of white clouds in a blue sky resembling the cross of St Andrew and leading to The Saltire being subsequently adopted as Scotland’s National Flag. This event is commemorated by a monument in the churchyard and a display in the 17th century Doo’cot behind the Kirk.
Dating largely from the 18th century and rebuilt as a model village by Sir David Kinloch of Gilmerton for his farm workers the village retains much of its character and charm. Built around a core of 18th and 19th century Artisan cottages this village has a thriving community with an excellent primary school and active Kirk.
The accommodation consists of an entrance porch, hallway with good storage, including a walk in cupboard with access to the garage, a lovely bright kitchen/dining family room with triple aspect windows filling the room with natural light throughout the day and beautiful views across the countryside. The kitchen has a good selection of smart fitted units and appliances. There is a feature fireplace with a wood burning stove and patio doors lead out to the garden. This room leads in to a separate dining area. Also on this level there are two double bedrooms, one with fitted wardrobes and the other currently used as a study, a shower room, a cloakroom with w.c. and a utility room.
The upper floor has a landing with an airing cupboard, a master bedroom with stunning views, fitted wardrobes and a large walk in wardrobe with access to the attic, a further double bedroom with eaves storage and a family bathroom. Also on this level is a very attractive lounge with a feature fireplace with open fire, six Velux windows flooding the space with light and giving lovely countryside views. The room is nicely divided by the fireplace making a quiet space ideal for reading on one side, and a grand piano sits at the entrance to the room which leads through to a large seating area.
The property benefits from LPG heating and double glazing.
The good sized front garden has an area of lawn and attractive planting. The rear garden has a large lawn, a pretty rockery, a shed and a generous paved patio area to enjoy outside entertaining and the stunning views across the countryside. To the side there is a very productive vegetable garden with a greenhouse and a further shed and beautiful views to the village. At the front of the property there is a large driveway and a single integral garage. To the side there is a car port, a third shed, and a log store.
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