Quarry House is set in the most unique position with fields to each side and overlooking Aberlady Bay and its famous Nature Reserve. Set behind a stone wall and accessed through stone gate pillars the property affords considerable privacy and is quite the hidden gem. The property is just a short walk along the coastal path to Aberlady, a much sought after village which has a wonderful community feel and is a fantastic place to live being just 30 minutes by car or train from Edinburgh.
Aberlady offers a good range of amenities, is served by two well renowned hotels with restaurant facilities and a small selection of local shops. The village has a local primary school with nursery and the property is within the catchment area for the well-regarded North Berwick High School. Private schooling is also available at Compass in Haddington, Belhaven Hill in Dunbar, Loretto in Musselburgh with further choices available in Edinburgh. The larger towns of North Berwick (7.5 miles approx.) and Haddington (5 miles approx.) offer a wider range of shops, restuarants, supermarkets, banking and leisure facilities. Drem and Longniddry train stations, the City Bypass and Edinburgh International Airport, are all within easy reach.
East Lothian is well regarded as being one of the nicest counties in eastern Scotland and offers an abundance of leisure and recreational activities with numerous golden sandy beaches close by including Gullane Bents and Yellowcraigs/Broad Sands. In contrast the nearby Lammermuir Hills provide wonderful opportunities for hill walking whilst taking in the breathtaking scenery. East Lothian is also one of the best regions for golf with 22 courses to choose from.
Quarry House is a ‘B Listed’ traditional stone and slate, mainly single storey, detached house with a more modern, north facing attic extension. The house is understood to have been a former forge and exudes character with sandstone walls and crowstepped gables. The house is believed to have been built post 1854 and includes a sundial in the garden dated 1746. The house was once a much loved home to Nigel Tranter, the well-known author of historical novels, nonfiction and children’s books. Internally, the house is well laid out and offers good size rooms with the added benefit of exceptional views across the bay from the attic extension.
Quarry House is of traditional stone and slate construction with mainly single glazed windows throughout.
The property provides the following accommodation set over two floors:
Entrance hall with built in cupboards; lounge with open fire (not tested); dining room with traditional fireplace; kitchen with range of modern wall and floor units and walk in pantry; rear hall with stairs leading to first floor room and with cloakroom built in below; family bathroom with bath, WC and wash hand basin; master bedroom with press shelving and en-suite shower room; two double bedrooms one with vanity sink.
Bedroom 4 or alternatively this room could be used as a lounge or study to maximise the views across Aberlady Bay.
The property is centrally positioned within a large plot extending to 0.29 hectares (0.71 acres). The grounds are extremely private and are mainly laid to grass with a perimeter of mature trees and hedging. There is a sheltered courtyard to the west and a gravel parking area for several cars to the north. The house also benefits from a range of traditional stores adjoining the north gable.
The property is served by mains water, electricity, gas and drainage.
Gas central heating with modern boiler.
ENERGY PERFOMANCE CERTIFICATE
COUNCIL TAX BAND
The house is band ‘G’ for council tax purposes
Offers Over £435,000