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Longniddry, East Lothian, EH32 0LF
Sold Offers Over £950,000
Unique 4 bedroom house with generous accommodation and views over the golf course to the sea
Forest Lodge offers a rarely available opportunity to purchase a generous and unique four bedroom property which backs onto Longniddry golf course and has stunning views over the 18th fairway towards the Firth of Forth. The accommodation is immaculately presented throughout with excellent living space which makes the most of the wonderful views. The current owners have extended the property to create a delightful garden room/family room opening out from the kitchen/dining room which really is the heart of the home. The house is situated in the middle of a large mature plot and there is a spacious double garage with separate store and a wine cellar.
The well presented accommodation, arranged over two floors plus mezzanine comprises:
Ground floor - glazed entrance porch; welcoming hallway with bespoke staircase, marble floor, wall panelling and a useful walk in cupboard; very large kitchen/dining room, bespoke Clive Christian kitchen with a large island unit, granite worktops, a 3 oven gas Aga and patio doors giving access to the garden. The kitchen/dining room leads into a large garden/family room. This is a delightful addition to the living space and has a high ceiling and wood burning stove. There are large windows on two sides which maximise the outlook and patio doors leading to the decked area; double bedroom 3 has garden and sea views, fitted wardrobes and a free standing wash basin; double bedroom 4 has fully fitted wardrobes which maximises the space available and separate contemporary shower room.
A half flight of stairs leads to the formal lounge. This has large windows to the front and rear which maximise the stunning golf course and sea views. There is a woodburning stove set in a stone fireplace. A study leads off the lounge with fitted Neville Johnston bookcases and cupboards. Patio doors lead to a raised terrace with steps down to the garden.
The first floor landing leads to the master bedroom suite with sea views and balcony, comprising large double bedroom, walk-in dressing room and a large Neville Johnston en-suite with double sinks set in a Burlington slate worktop, Jacuzzi bath and separate shower; double bedroom 2 has fitted wardrobes and has golf course and sea views; modern shower room with large walk-in shower.
Longniddry offers an excellent quality of life within easy access of Edinburgh due to good transport links by road and rail. It is justly famous for its beautiful village centre, excellent beaches, golf course and wildlife. The village has a number of community based resources including local shops and Community Centre, which also houses the library. Near to the library is the Scout Hall. There is also a bowling club and tennis courts along with public playing fields. Primary schooling is available in the village with secondary education being available nearby in Prestonpans. Private schooling is available at Compass in Haddington, Belhaven in Dunbar and Loretto in Musselburgh with further choices available in Edinburgh.
The mature gardens add to the appeal of this lovely home. To the front a wall screens the property from the road and there are planted borders with various shrubs and trees and a lawn. There are two sheds and a number of woodstores. The “Gardener’s” toilet to the side of the house is an added bonus for garden parties. The rear garden is fully enclosed and has a large paved and decked patio outside the house and a remote gravel patio and summerhouse. All of these areas benefit from lovely views directly over the golf course and sea beyond and there is a pond, planted beds and generous lawn. A charming raised terrace with wonderful views is accessed from the study with stairs leading directly to the garden.
Wrought iron gates give access to the monoblocked driveway with parking for 4-6 cars. There is a double garage with electric doors which has room for two cars plus ample storage and there is also a store room and wine cellar.
The fitted carpets, curtains, blinds and light fittings throughout are included in the sale price (with the exception of the chandelier in the garden room) together with the 3 oven gas Aga with Aims control system, extractor, 2 fridge freezers, Zip hydrocare hot/cold water tap, charcoal grill, further extractor, Fisher Paykel two drawer dishwasher, coffee machine, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer and the television in the snug area of the kitchen/dining room. The outside sheds and summerhouse are also included.
The property benefits from gas central heating, is fully double glazed and there is an alarm and CCTV security system.
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