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Rarely available 3 bed detached cottage with walled garden & panoramic views over Aberlady Bay


Key Features

  • Parking to front of cottage
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  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Public Room
  • 2 Bath/Shower Rooms
  • Private Garden
  • Electric Central Heating
  • EPC Rating F

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Cockleshell Cottage is a rarely available stunning three bedroom detached stone built cottage on two floors enjoying unrivalled and uninterrupted panoramic views over Aberlady Bay towards Gullane Hill and Gullane. The property benefits from a private and fully enclosed south west facing walled garden and parking is available at the front of the cottage. The layout is flexible and there are quality fixtures and fittings throughout.

The immaculately presented property benefits from natural timber flooring in the living room and dining area and ceramic tiled floors in the kitchen, bedroom 3/sunroom and en-suite shower room. The well laid out accommodation comprises on the ground floor - welcoming entrance; impressive double height living room separated from the kitchen/dining room by a staircase with a galleried landing above creating a light and airy living area with a wood burning stove which provides an attractive focal point; open plan kitchen/dining room with an excellent selection of grey kitchen units with wood worktops, ample room for a large dining table and two large windows to maximise the superb views over Aberlady Bay; double bedroom 3, currently used as a sunroom, with a large full height window overlooking the secluded walled rear garden; en-suite shower room accessed from double bedroom 3/sunroom with a fully tiled wet shower area with WHB and WC; glass roofed boot room, accessed from double bedroom 3/sunroom, with large built in storage cupboards and patio doors to rear garden; and on the first floor - large bright landing with a study area; double bedroom 1 with built in wardrobes and unique picture window to the front and velux window both with views over Aberlady Bay to the Firth of Forth with Fife beyond; double bedroom 2 with a window overlooking the secluded walled rear garden and bathroom with a bath, WHB and WC.


The beautiful coastal conservation village of Aberlady, on the southern shores of the Firth of Forth, lies approximately 30 minutes by car or by train from Edinburgh. The East Lothian coastline is one of natural beauty with Aberlady Bay itself being a famous Nature Reserve. Kilspindie and Craigielaw golf courses are both close to the property whilst the famous Muirfield, Gullane, Luffness and Longniddry golf courses are all nearby. The village itself offers good local amenities and is served by two hotels with restaurant facilities, local shops and a primary school with a nursery. The property is within the catchment area for North Berwick High School and Loretto Private School in nearby Musselburgh. The market town of Haddington, 5 miles to the south, offers a wide range of shops, supermarket facilities and sports centre, with further shops, restaurants and supermarket available in nearby North Berwick. There are numerous golden sandy beaches close by including Gullane Bents and Yellowcraigs/Broad Sands. Drem and Longniddry train stations, the City Bypass and the Central Scotland Motorway network, together with Edinburgh International Airport, are all within easy reach.


To the rear of the property is a secluded, sheltered and very private south west facing walled garden. There is access from the rear garden to the access lane to Cockle Square. To the side of the cottage is a gate and log store and bin storage area.


Parking is available at the front of the cottage.

Fixtures and Fittings

The carpets, window blinds and light fittings throughout are included in the sale price together with the Rangemaster cooker and integrated fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher in the kitchen. Furniture may be available by separate negotiation.


The property benefits from electric underfloor heating to the kitchen, dining room, ground floor bedroom 3/sunroom and ground floor en-suite shower room. There is a wood burning stove in the living room and the property is fully double glazed throughout.

Interested parties are advised to request their own solicitor to note interest with us as soon as possible after viewing. The Seller shall not be bound to accept the highest or any offer. These particulars do not form part of any contract and the statements or plans contained herein are not warranted nor to scale. Approximate measurements have been taken by sonic device at the widest point. Services and appliances have not been tested for efficiency or safety and no warranty is given as to their compliance with any Regulations. Only offers using the Combined Standard Clauses will be considered. Offers received not using these clauses will be responded to by deletion of the non-standard Clause and replaced with the Combined Standard Clauses.

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