A superb detached property on the edge of the village, secluded, light-filled and versatile
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Broadwood is a wonderful detached family house situated on the western periphery of Gifford, one of East Lothians most sought after villages. The house dates from 1937 and has generous and flexible accommodation arranged over ground and first floors extending to approximately 4,878 Square feet. The roof, boiler and fuel tank have been replaced recently, and there is a security system.
Broadwood is set within charming grounds, which lie principally to the south of the house, and most of the rooms, including the sun room, drawing room, snug and dining room, enjoy wonderful views over these. The reception rooms are all well-proportioned and ideal for entertaining. The sun room is a splendid place from which to enjoy the garden and has a well-established and productive vine.
The ground floor accommodation offers significant flexibility, with a shower-room/WC and a garden WC. The kitchen offers space for informal dining, and has an oil-fired Aga stove.
The first floor accommodation is arranged around a large galleried landing. There are 5 principal bedrooms, which are served by two bathrooms. There is an exceptional master bedroom suite one bedroom is currently used as a dressing room.
The house has a completely self-contained annexe. This has a separate entrance, a kitchenette on the landing, a sitting room, bedroom and bathroom and would be ideal for a family member who wants to be self-contained but still part of the household, a housekeeper or an au pair.
This property has 1.3 acres of land.
The house is approached from Edinburgh Road through stone gate pillars and the gravel drive leads to the garage, car port and turning area.
The grounds at Broadwood extend to about 1.3 acres. To the west of the house is a formal garden, divided into quadrants, with a variety of herbaceous shrubs and plants. The principal garden lies to the south of the house.
Immediately to the south, and accessed from both the sun room and the snug, is an expansive lawn which sweeps down to a burn. On either side there are extensive shrub borders with some magnificent mature rhododendrons. On the east side of the house is a kitchen garden which is fenced off. The garden extends beyond the burn into a more natural wooded garden, with mature trees, shrubs and planted with spring flowering bulbs. This is a haven for wildlife.
Gifford is one of the most sought after villages in East Lothian, nestled between the Lammermuir Hills and Haddington. It provides excellent local services with a Co-operative store, a newsagent/post office, two hotels/pubs, two tea rooms, garage, church, a lovely park with a play area and the highly regarded Yester Primary School, which in 2016 was listed in Tatlers good schools guide as one of the top primary schools in the UK. The Compass private primary school and Knox Academy secondary school are located 5 miles away in the town of Haddington, while Loretto School (prep and senior), Musselburgh and Belhaven Hill School (prep), Dunbar are also located nearby.
The historic market town of Haddington provides more extensive amenities including a Tesco supermarket, leisure centre and an extensive range of shops and restaurants. The area provides an excellent quality of life and a variety of recreational activities. The Lammermuir Hills offer excellent walking and cycling, whilst sailing and fishing can be enjoyed on the Whiteadder Reservoir. The links golf courses of East Lothian are within easy reach, while Gifford boasts two courses, Castle Park and Gifford Golf Club.
The property is well situated for the commuter. The A1 is joined at Haddington and provides access into central Edinburgh (24 miles). There are railway stations at Drem and Longniddry, with regular services into Edinburgh Waverley.
There is a regular bus service to Haddington, with frequent express routes from there into the centre of Edinburgh.
From Haddington, take the B6369 south to Gifford. At the crossroads in Gifford, turn right onto the B6355, head out of the village centre, cross the bridge over the Gifford Water and the entrance to Broadwood is the first on the left.Read all
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