Pefferdale is a delightful spacious stone built 18th century property which has been extensively remodelled and upgraded by the current owners to create a welcoming family home with flexible living accommodation. There are quality fixtures and fittings throughout including underfloor heating, solid oak flooring, double glazed sash and case windows, contemporary bathrooms and a fabulous kitchen. This has created a modern country house feel within a traditional building which still retains original shutters and other period features. The house is located in the centre of mature gardens and the many windows in the house take advantage of a wonderful outlook over the extensive grounds which have views over farmland to the Firth of Forth. It is within the catchment area for the renowned North Berwick High School with before and after bus pick-ups, the village primary school is within easy walking distance and there is a well renowned private nursery as well as a thriving weekly playgroup in the Village Hall. Drem station and the A1 are easily accessible and provide easy commuting to Edinburgh.
The well-presented accommodation, which is decorated in pale Farrow & Ball colours throughout, is arranged over two floors and comprises - charming entrance porch, double aspect sitting room with a wood burning stove set within a traditional fireplace and door to garden; sliding pocket doors lead to the delightful kitchen/dining room and give flexibility to these 2 rooms allowing an open plan or separate layout. There is an inner hall leading from the dining area with a storage cupboard and stairs to the first floor. The spacious well designed kitchen/dining room has cream shaker units, wooden work tops, three oven AGA, a Belfast sink, breakfast bar, useful shelved walk in larder and ample room for a large dining table. A porch provides a second entrance to the house into the kitchen/dining room plus to the rear there is a utility room with additional storage and a guest toilet. The hallway from the sitting room leads to the master bedroom with a double aspect and contemporary en-suite shower room, double bedroom 2 with fitted wardrobes, a family bathroom with modern suite and travertine tiling, double bedroom 3/family room with a vaulted panelled ceiling and a wonderful outlook and double doors to the garden. The first floor has a large landing with cupboard, double bedroom 4 with fitted wardrobes and en-suite shower room with travertine tiling, double bedroom 5 with fitted wardrobes, wood panelled wall, en- suite shower room with travertine tiling and a door to original stone steps leading to the garden. There is a large insulated single garage with electric doors, heating, power and light, and a further brick built stable building with original stalls which offers the opportunity to create further accommodation subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
Athelstaneford is an attractive conservation village situated in the heart of the East Lothian countryside but within a 5 minute drive of the A1 motorway. The village is famous for The Saltire Heritage Centre and offers excellent country walks and access to a wide range of leisure facilities in both North Berwick (6 miles) and Haddington (4 miles). The village has a thriving community with a village hall, bowling club, tennis court and play park. It also has a private nursery, a local weekly playgroup, renowned primary school and is within the catchment area for North Berwick High School with before and after school bus pick-up. Excellent primary and secondary private schooling is also available in Haddington (The Compass School), Belhaven (Belhaven Hill), Musselburgh (Loretto) as well as Edinburgh. Local shopping facilities include butchers, fishmongers, a farm shop as well as supermarkets in both North Berwick and Haddington where there are also private and public leisure facilities. There is a regular bus service to both towns and commuting to Edinburgh can either be by car in approximately 30 minutes or by train from Drem which is approximately two and a half miles from the property.
The stunning enclosed walled gardens are accessed via electric gates and a gravel driveway provides ample parking to the front of the garage. The large gardens surround the property, creating a unique country house feel yet with the advantages of village life on the doorstep and there are views towards the coast and North Berwick Law. An inner courtyard garden is planted with a selection of herbs and mature climbers and there is a brick patio and area of lawn. The front and side gardens benefit from large lawns and mature planted borders, a sunken patio provides a sheltered suntrap and there is a working area to the side of the brick built stables which offer an excellent opportunity to develop further subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
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