Hill Road, Gullane, East Lothian, EH31 2BE
A superb recently extended detached house with sea views set in an exclusive location
Hill Road is the most prestigious and sought after address in the seaside town of Gullane. The road originally comprised large detached houses, used as holiday homes by the wealthy in Victorian times. The road continues to be very sought to the present day with most of the houses now being main residences. It is conveniently situated for commuting to Edinburgh which is 20 miles by road and there are commuter railway stations at both Longniddry and Drem. Edinburgh Airport, with its increasing scope of international and domestic flights, is 29 miles.
Gullane is well known for its beach and its golf courses. There are three golf clubs - Gullane (three courses), Luffness and Muirfield. Muirfield regularly plays host to The Open and will host the championship in 2013. Gullane has all essential local facilities including a range of local shops, restaurants and a number of hotels.
Gateside is a magnificent family house which occupies a secluded location on sought after Hill Road, an exclusive address where properties change hands infrequently. The property is set in a garden of approximately 0.78 acres, which extends between Nesbit Road and Hill Road, only one of two properties on Hill Road to draw access from both. The house dates from around 1929, and has been comprehensively upgraded over the last few years. A substantial extension has been added to the house by an award winning local architect, fusing both traditional and contemporary architecture to provide a stunning, unique family home, with an exceptional quality of finish. This includes bathrooms and shower rooms with Matki, Hansgrohe and Stark fittings, a German designed kitchen by Hacker, refurbished fireplaces using natural slate, and original sash and case windows recently refurbished by Ventrolla. The accommodation is currently featured in the 25 Most Beautiful Homes magazine, The Festive Edition.
The ground floor is approached through a side porch with ample hanging space. This then leads into the stunning open plan family room / kitchen. This is glass fronted, with full length glazed sliding doors by NorDan, flooding the room with natural light and has exceptional views over the garden. The kitchen has an excellent range of wall and floor units which have Silestone worktops which incorporate a Smeg stainless steel sink. There are integrated Miele appliances including a fan assisted electric oven, combination oven and an American style fridge / freezer. There is also an island unit with a five ring induction hob with telescopic extractor over, a wine cooler, ample storage space and a breakfast bar. From the family room, steps lead up into the original part of the house. Directly above the steps is a double height stairwell with an electrically operated skylight providing wonderful natural light. The focal point of the original part of the house is the drawing room with a bay window overlooking the back garden, an archway leading into the sitting room and a door to the conservatory. There is also a large study, which could easily be used as a ground floor bedroom, serviced by the adjacent shower room. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a utility room which houses the central heating boiler and hot water cylinder. It has a tiled floor, a door to the side of the house and a range of fitted units incorporating a sink.
The ground and upper floors are linked by a spectacular, bespoke, 'floating' oak and glass staircase. The master bedroom is situated at half landing level. The bedroom enjoys magnificent views over the garden towards the Firth of Forth. A sliding glazed door leads out onto a large decked balcony. The room benefits from a dressing room and there is a large en suite bathroom. This has a free standing 'Victoria and Albert' oval bath, a separate double shower unit with full screen, 'his' and 'her' basins and a WC. The bathroom also has a door leading out onto the balcony.
The first floor accommodation is accessed off a galleried landing which is lit by two large electrically operated skylights, has a hatch to the attic space and a door to a large linen cupboard. There are five bedrooms in total off this landing (one benefiting from an en suite shower room), a family bathroom and a separate WC.
Gateside is approached through wrought iron gates and the driveway leads to a parking and turning area. The garden to the front is principally laid to lawn and has been landscaped with a number of shrub borders around the periphery. Directly in front of the house there is a decked terrace which links the family room with the garden and is ideal for outside entertaining. From here steps lead up into a large store, formerly a garage, which has ample storage space and a lean to shed. This has potential to be converted into a granny annexe, gym or alternative accommodation, subject to the necessary planning consent.
To the south of the house is the stunning, sheltered, mature principal garden. This south facing space has a wonderful mix of specimen plants and trees providing year round interest. The lawn is interspersed with a number of shrub borders and there are two circular rose beds near the house. Trees include a number of mature specimens including birch, beech, cherry and holly and there a number of coniferous shrubs. A pedestrian gate leads onto Nisbet Road from the garden.
Property Reference Number: GBEDRSEDS120116
- Stunning modernised house
- Sought after coastal setting
- Large well stocked garden
- Open plan kitchen / living room
- 3 further reception rooms
- Master bedroom suite with roof terrace
- 5 further bedrooms & 3 bathrooms
- Conservatory & utility room
8 Wemyss Place
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