645 CH – Detached house for sale in Camptoun House, Drem, East Lothian, Scotland
DETAILED DESCRIPTIONCamptoun House is situated in the heart of East Lothian. This is a county celebrated for its fertile soil, spectacular sea views, rolling fields and parkland. Although in the heart of farming country, the property is within easy reach of Edinburgh, some 18 miles away, either by car or by train from Drem or Longniddry. Edinburgh airport is approximately 29 miles away (35 mins)* and provides an increasing number of both domestic and international flights.
Camptoun House is a charming, B Listed Georgian property. The house, which is thought to date from circa 1820, occupies a fabulous elevated position between the coast and the Garleton Hills and enjoys wonderful views over the surrounding countryside and the Firth of Forth. The house is a classic of its kind, with a symmetrical front elevation and generous, well proportioned accommodation extending to approximately 5, 898 square feet. The property sits beautifully in its land and enjoys a wonderful combination of long private drive, traditional outbuildings, walled garden and equestrian facilities.
On the ground floor, the house is entered through a four panelled front door, the two upper panels being glazed. This leads into the hall, with its sweeping staircase, lit by a large picture window. The principal ground floor reception rooms are all off the hall and include a formal dining room, sitting room and two studies. The sitting room is a charming room, with an open fire, club fender and fitted book shelving. The dining room has a west facing bay window, an open fire and capacity for a large dining table, making it ideal for entertaining. The kitchen enjoys wonderful views over the Forth and benefits from an oil fired Aga. There is an excellent range of wall and floor units with granite work tops and incorporating a Belfast sink. At the centre of the room is an island unit with a breakfast bar and there is a further fitted unit with wine storage. From the kitchen, a secondary staircase, under which there is a large storage cupboard, leads to the upper floors and steps lead down into a separate breakfast room. This has a wood burning stove and lovely views over the grounds. The house has an excellent range of ancillary accommodation, which includes a larder, drinks store, boot room, utility room and freezer room.
On the first floor, there is a galleried landing, off which is the drawing room, with the same proportions as the dining room below. This is south and west facing, with a west facing bay window and an open fire, with white marble fireplace depicting bunches of grapes. There are three large bedrooms off the landing; these include the master bedroom which has an excellent range of fitted wardrobes and an large en suite bathroom with twin basins, a guest bedroom with an en suite shower room and a further double room.
Off the half landing, there is further bedroom accommodation, with two further bedrooms, served by a bathroom. On the second floor, at the top of the secondary staircase, there is a further guest bedroom, which has an en suite shower room.
Ref 645 CH