West Elevation
5,835 sq ft(542.09 sq m)
Offers over £1,100,000

Oak Lodge14 Inveresk Village, Musselburgh, Midlothian, EH21 7TE

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in June 2019
  • Extensive south facing walled garden
  • Flexible accommodation on three floors
  • Convenient commuting location
  • Charming Georgian features

A CHARMING GEORGIAN HOUSE IN CONSERVATION VILLAGE JUST 7 MILES EAST OF EDINBURGH

About this property

  • Oak Lodge is a charming B Listed family home of considerable character. On an elevated site, the house has a delightful south-westerly aspect over its walled garden, to the Pentland hills in the distance. Approached from the street by a gated and pillared entrance, there is a secluded cobbled courtyard giving access to the garage and the pedimented front door entrance of the house.

    Ground Floor

    A welcoming entrance hall, with stairway to the lower and upper floors, has a cloakroom off and leads to a corridor and the principal reception rooms and the kitchen. There is an elegant drawing room with Adam mantelpiece and two full height windows overlooking the garden, a well-proportioned dining room which is next to the kitchen/breakfast room which has an Aga cooker and south-facing window.

    A delicately formed staircase leads to the first floor with family bathroom and two south-facing double bedrooms, with a dressing room and shower room off the eastmost bedroom and an integrated shower room to the westmost room.

    Upper Floor

    On the upper floor, there are two further double bedrooms and a bathroom.

    Garden Level

    At garden level, with a stone flagged hallway and corridor there is a lovely family room with fireplace and door to the terrace and a spacious sitting room which leads into the conservatory. Completing the accommodation is a large utility room, larder and cloakroom.

    GARDEN AND GROUNDS

    The beautifully presented garden at Oak Lodge is a particular feature being fully enclosed by high stone and brick walls with a wonderful array of plants, shrubs and trees, providing year round colour. South-west facing it has a gently sloping central lawn with terraces, herbaceous beds, mature hedging and pathways providing distinctive and individual areas culminating in an ornamental pond and doorway to the bank of the River Esk There is a level terrace reached directly from the house with sunny sitting and outdoor dining areas, while a sheltered productive vegetable garden has a Marston and Langinger greenhouse and tool shed. In all, the garden and grounds extend to approximately 0.93 acres.

    HISTORY

    The site of the existing house was purchased in 1727 by Alexander Ainslie who demolished older cottages to make way for a house which was originally known as Acorn Lodge. In the 1860's the house was extended by a new owner and renamed Oak Lodge following it's enlargement. The house was acquired by the current owners in 1981 and they have undertaken sympathetic alterations and improvements during their ownership.

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Local information

  • Inveresk is a pretty village, situated 7 miles east of Edinburgh city centre within East Lothian. Historically home for Edinburgh's prosperous professional classes this is a picturesque village with impressive period architecture.
  • There is a wide range of local amenities in neighbouring Musselburgh which has a train link with Edinburgh. There is an excellent choice of independent schools within Edinburgh, while Loretto School is conveniently located within Musselburgh itself.
  • There is good road access southwards nearby to the city bypass, eastwards to East Lothian and westwards to Edinburgh Airport and the central Scotland Motorway Network.

Additional information

  • Services - The property has all mains services and gas-fired central heating. There is electricity to the greenhouse and tool shed and water taps throughout the garden.
  • Listing - The property sits within the Inveresk Conservation Area and is B listed.
  • Home Report & Energy Performance - A copy of the full Home Report and Energy Performance Certificate is available on request.
  • Fixtures and Fittings - The fitted carpets, Aga cooker and built-in white goods are included in the sale. Within the garden the stone font, statue, staddlestones and ornamental garden seat and garden furniture are excluded.
  • NOTE - Please note that Oak Lodge garden, along with other gardens in Inveresk, has been opened on a biennial basis under Scotland's Garden Scheme. There is no requirement for this to continue.
  • EPC Rating = F