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 and modern 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.
There are a number of excellent golf courses within 15 miles along the East Lothian coast, as well some of Scotland's best beaches, while there is convenient access to the Pentland Hills and Lammermuirs.
Orchard House is a magnificent detached modern house built in a traditional style by Cala Homes in 1999. The property sits in incredibly private and beautifully landscaped mature amenity grounds of just under 1.5 acres. The house is well presented and beautifully proportioned throughout offering spacious, flexible, comfortable and bright accommodation set over two principal floors. There is a large floored attic above which offers superb storage space as well as further development potential subject to the necessary consents.
The front door opens to an entrance vestibule and on to the generous and welcoming reception hall, from where the principal reception rooms radiate and the impressive timber stair rises to the upper floor. The hall is a particularly bright space, crowned by a wonderful cupola providing light throughout the day. The sitting room is an elegant room with a west facing bay window overlooking the gardens, while double doors open to the formal dining room and on to the generous conservatory with the family room behind. These are superb individual reception rooms that can be opened up to an exceptional entertaining space. The kitchen has been crafted by Clive Christian, and is beautifully appointed. There is plenty of space for informal dining here also, while the useful utility room is situated off here. In addition on the ground floor there is an excellent home office and cloakroom/WC.
On the upper floor, the principal bedroom is particularly fine. Facing west and benefiting from a bay window, there are charming views of the garden and plenty of light. There is a large dressing room and luxurious en suite bath and shower room. There are a further five double bedrooms on this floor, two of which have an en suite shower room, while the others share a large family bath and shower room.
The house is set behind a high stone wall on the road side, with impressive gates opening to the sweeping driveway leading to the front of the house and the detached garage block. There is a triple garage with up and over doors, while timber steps lead up the outside to the first floor, where there is a fabulous games room with an outstanding Clive Christian solid timber bar. This space is ideal for entertaining, but could also be used as a home gym or studio.
The house sits towards the eastern boundary of its plot, enhancing the splendid grounds which are predominantly south and west facing. There are a number of wonderful, mature trees scattered throughout the grounds, providing shelter and privacy, while there is a graveled pathway that leads around the majority of the garden grounds. Set principally to lawn, the grounds sweep around the house and down towards Inveresk Gate, where a range of mature trees and shrubs run along the boundary to enhance the privacy and seclusion. To the rear of the house there is a greenhouse also.
Entering Inveresk having passed Musselburgh High School, turn right as the road sweeps round to the left at the top of the hill, signposted to St Michaels. Head towards the Church and the house is set behind the large grey gates on the left hand side.