A stunning hidden gem nestled on Gullane Hill with superb southerly views from one of the most generous plots in the village.
The Quarry was designed by Morris & Steedman in 1964 and is an architectural gem of the period with its triangular shapes and extensive use of glass. The house is set in mature grounds extending to almost 2 acres which curve around an ancient quarry, understood to have been created with the sole purpose of providing stone for Dirleton Castle.
The entrance to The Quarry is set at the top of small flight of stairs next to the upper lawn, which opens straight into the bright and spacious hallway which has a WC located off. Additionally there is a second entrance / back door and vestibule up a short flight of steps by the car parking area and garage. The drawing room is a magnificent and bright south facing room with a curving wood panelled ceiling and a working fireplace positioned on a raised marble shelf with mantel above. Beyond is a spacious garden room which has double doors to the back patio which overlooks the quarry. The hall also opens onto the dining room which has windows on three sides and a connecting door into the kitchen. The dining room could also double up as a fifth bedroom if required.
The kitchen is fitted with the original Hygena floor and wall units and there are integrated appliances which include a newly installed double oven and Scholtes four ring gas hob with extractor fan above. A stainless steel unit incorporates a double sink and a separate wash basin with waste disposal. A sliding door opens onto the hall next to the porch leading to the back door. The breakfast room is across the hall and adjoins a utility room.
The master bedroom is also on the ground floor. It is another superb room with large windows and an en suite bathroom with a bath with shower over, heated towel rail, WC, bidet and wash basin.
The first floor is accessed from a staircase situated in the hall. There are three further double bedrooms; one with a large attic store would also make an ideal playroom or home office. The family bathroom has a bath, wash basin and heated towel rail, and next to this there is a separate WC with wash basin.
The grounds extend to approximately 2 acres and are set around the quarry. The driveway sweeps down past the upper lawn to a spacious parking area where there is access to the double garage by the back door. There is a further south facing lawn here where there is pedestrian access to the lower section of Whim Road, creating a short cut to the golf courses. The upper garden has a patio which is partially covered by the overhanging roof and a path leads round the house from here to both the front and back doors. The gardens which surround the two lawns are more natural and incorporate the quarry itself which is full of mature shrubs and trees with a path leading through it. The garage is large enough for two cars and also has workshop space. Next to rear door.
Plans have been approved by East Lothian Council to extend the kitchen to the south to incorporate a stunning kitchen/dining/sitting area with covered terrace, as well as incorporating a lower ground floor entrance hallway with shower room and utility room. More information can be found on the East Lothian Council Planning Portal under reference 20/00153/P.
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