Bank House is an extremely impressive 5 bedroom, 4 reception room period house which is presented in excellent condition. It is situated in a quiet residential street in the popular village of East Linton and benefits from a large courtyard driveway and stunning walled garden. The house benefits from numerous period features including original fireplaces in most rooms, cornicing, doors and a lovely staircase flooded with light from a large stained glass window. Originally the local bank and bank managers house for the area, designed by Thomas Marwick the house was completed around 1898. The current owners acquired the banking hall recently which now creates a wonderful large family home. This additional flexible accommodation could be used in a variety of ways.
The accommodation arranged over two floors comprises on the ground floor - entrance vestibule with original tiled floor, welcoming entrance hall with fireplace and original ornate staircase with large stained glass window; sitting room to the front with triple window, two press cupboards and an impressive fireplace, dining room to rear overlooking the walled garden and ample room for a large table with 2 steps down to the kitchen/ breakfast which is fitted with an excellent selection of units with wooden worktops, a large island unit with seating and a 2 oven gas AGA, this large open plan area will be popular with potential purchasers, there are patio doors to the garden and a further door to the driveway; small study area and utility room with WC; the former banking area comprises double aspect living room with large bay window; double bedroom 4 with walk in cupboard and fireplace; cloakroom with WC and sink (there is the opportunity to use this accommodation separately as it benefits from its own electric and water supply); and on the first floor - large landing with cupboard; charming double aspect drawing room with large bay window with open views to the Lammermuirs and a fireplace providing a focal point; double bedroom 1 with fireplace; double bedroom 2 with fireplace; double bedroom 3 with fireplace and shower; bedroom 5 which is currently used as a study and family bathroom with roll top bath.
East Linton is an attractive village situated in the heart of the county and offering a superb lifestyle. There is an excellent selection of local shops and a post office with restaurants and pubs. Supermarket facilities are available in Haddington which is approximately a ten minute drive from the house and in Dunbar, approximately fifteen minutes away. There is a local primary school and excellent secondary schooling is available in North Berwick and Dunbar with the private Belhaven Hill School being situated in Dunbar. There is a swimming pool, gym and leisure facilities in North Berwick and Haddington. Golf courses are available at Gullane, North Berwick and Dunbar. There are excellent opportunities for walking in the John Muir Country Park and on the East Lothian coastline. There is easy access to Edinburgh City Centre, the City Bypass as well as the Central Scotland motorway network and Edinburgh International Airport. There is an excellent bus service and train links are available at Dunbar and North Berwick. It is now likely that a train station will be built in East Linton with a direct link into Edinburgh.
The gardens are a particularly appealing feature of this lovely home and surround the house, to the front a path leads to the entrance and the borders are planted with an excellent selection of mature shrubs and trees, the main garden to the side of the house benefit from a high wall (part of the original town wall) providing a private and sheltered space with a large lawn, planted beds, a greenhouse and gravel patio, there is further mature planting to the other side of the house and a large secure gated courtyard which provides ample parking. There are two sheds, a summer house and a further shed with a sauna and shower.
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