Elm House 8A Church Street, Haddington, EH41 3EX
About the property
Built in 1785 on the site of the Lamp of Lothian Friary, this B-listed detached Georgian house represents a rare opportunity to acquire a six-bedroom period home in popular Haddington. Perfect for commuting professionals and growing families, the property boasts vast garden grounds, whose boundary walls form part of the original town walls, plus a single garage and a home office/gym.
Creating a welcoming first impression with its rustic stone exterior and slate roof, the home is approached by a pathway through the garden. Positioned beneath a fine Georgian door piece, the front door swings open to reveal a spectacular entrance vestibule. From here, double doors open into a spacious hall with storage, a WC and garden access. The dual-aspect living room on the right enjoys exquisite cornicing and pine flooring, as well as a homely log-burning stove. Next door, the formal dining room can comfortably accommodate an eight-seat table and features a barrel-vaulted ceiling, exposed stone walls and display alcoves. Across the hall, a sitting room and a kitchen await. Notable features of the sitting room include classic cornicing and an original marble fireplace flanked by an Edinburgh Press. The kitchen is fitted with attractive country-style cabinets paired with solid wood worktops and coordinating flooring, and allows direct access to the rear garden. An impressive range-style cooker, a dishwasher, an under counter washing machine, a tumble dryer, a retro Smeg fridge freezer and an integrated microwave are included. The airy first-floor landing leads to four of the six double bedrooms on offer. All of the bedrooms on this floor enjoy their own unique décor and incorporate built-in storage. Also located on this floor is a stylish family bathroom. Presented with travertine wall and floor tiling and neutral décor, the bathroom comprises a freestanding roll top bath, a large shower enclosure and a traditional-style washbasin and toilet suite. The second floor accommodates two further bedrooms and a shower room. The bedrooms incorporate built-in storage and yield lovely views encompassing the River Tyne. The shower room comes complete with a shower enclosure with aqua-toned tiling, a toilet, a towel radiator and a counter top basin set against a feature wall. The house is heated by a gas central heating system and boasts traditional sash-and-case windows. The vast, walled gardens are predominantly laid to lawn and the secluded rear garden also features a patio, gravelled areas, mature trees and shrubs – the perfect outdoor space for family recreation and al fresco gatherings in the warmer months! Private parking is provided by an attached single garage; attached to the garage is a bothy (currently used as a home office/gym). Formerly an old antique shop, the building still has permission for commercial use.