Midhouse , Stenton, EH42 1TE
About the property
Enviably located in the heart of this popular East Lothian conservation village, overlooking the green, this truly outstanding Georgian attached village house offers an idyllic semi-rural lifestyle, yet with an easy commute via the A1 to Edinburgh. Dating from 1800, it boasts a stunning array of period features, combined with exceptional, stylishly designed contemporary family accommodation, nestled within a delightful, south facing rear garden.
From the front of this characterful, B-listed, pink sandstone house, boasting instant kerb appeal, the welcoming front entrance draws you in to a long reception hallway. Sympathetically and tastefully decorated, a fresh, neutral palette (offsetting characterful chequered floor tiles) is reflected throughout the house. Ahead, naturally lit stairs curve invitingly to the first floor, and a half landing leads through to the rear of the house.
Undoubtedly forming the everyday heart of the home, with a south easterly outlook and doors connecting to the garden, the inspiring family accommodation boasts a broken-plan design giving rise to an open flow with defined areas within this perfect space for socialising, relaxing and entertaining. The country-style kitchen boasts an eclectic mix of fitted cabinets, in clotted cream and natural wood finishes, with contrasting granite worktops, incorporating a Belfast sink and an electric Aga cooker. There is ample space for freestanding kitchen furniture, and a fridge freezer. A Cotswold stone tiled floor extends to the adjoining seating area, set snugly round a woodburning stove framed by open eaves, and a low window giving rise to an unrestricted garden outlook. The adjoining dining area, perfect for entertaining, is naturally lit by a vast cupola, and boasts bi-folding doors opening to the garden. A separate fitted utility room offers additional discrete workspace and storage, and houses the washing machine, dishwasher, and an additional cooker.
On the first floor, the spectacular formal living room, which spans the width of the house, is flooded with natural light through three traditional deep set twelve-paned sash windows. This classically proportioned, dual aspect space, with warm blue-toned walls and natural wood floors, offers space for several seating areas, centred around a warming open fireplace framed by an ornate period mantlepiece.
Privately situated on the first floor is the double master bedroom, which boasts its own three-piece en-suite shower room. Here, restful toned décor and a lovely garden aspect give rise to peaceful tranquillity. The two, ground floor double bedrooms are each cosily carpeted, boasting ample space for freestanding furniture and storage, including, in bedroom two, a full wall of deep cupboards. An adjoining four-piece family bathroom, traditionally decorated with soft wood panelling, incorporates a free-standing roll-top bath, a luxurious, marble-topped vanity unit, and a separate shower cubicle (with a drenching rainwater shower). The house boasts electric central heating, ensuring year-round comfort.
Behind the house, a paved patio provides a sheltered alfresco seating area. The southerly facing garden rises away with gravelled and paved terraces interspersed by colourful planted borders. A lawn and further terrace is framed by the sweeping views of the rolling East Lothian countryside. Here, additionally reached from a vennel off the road, there is a large garage, providing private parking.
Extras: All fitted floor coverings, light fittings, integrated appliances, and garden shed are included in the sale. The curtains, blinds and freestanding white goods are available by separate negotiation.