The Old Farmhouse occupies a wonderfully elevated situation close to Oldhamstocks and the Berwickshire and East Lothian coast. Cockburnspath, 2 miles to the northeast, provides local amenities, while Dunbar, 10 miles, is a busy town with good facilities including two supermarkets, a range of shops, professional services, hotels and restaurants.
Belhaven Hill at Dunbar is one of Scotland's leading private preparatory schools. There are also nursery, primary and secondary schools in Dunbar, a private primary school in Haddington (the Compass School) and Loretto, a public school, is at Musselburgh on the eastern periphery of Edinburgh. All the schools, universities and colleges of Edinburgh are within daily reach.
The house is exceptionally well placed for travel to both the north and south via the A1, which provides a fast road link to Edinburgh city centre. Dunbar has its own railway station on the main East Coast line from Edinburgh to London. The scheduled journey time to Edinburgh is about 25 minutes and London is about 4.5 hours. Edinburgh Airport, approximately 47 miles, provides regular domestic, European and international flights.
The nearby East Lothian coast is well known for its golf courses. Dunbar has an excellent course and there are high quality links courses at North Berwick, Gullane, Muirfield and Luffness. The coastline also has some magnificent beaches including Belhaven Bay, which is conserved as the John Muir Country Park. There are opportunities for shooting and fishing in the surrounding area.
The Old Farmhouse is a charming traditional farmhouse dating from the 1800s and sits in an attractive rural location. The property has accommodation over two floors with four bedrooms on the first floor and a spacious dining kitchen, sitting room and two large conservatories on the ground floor.
The house faces east and the front door is located centrally on the same elevation. Here there is a vestibule with window over the garden and a front door into the generous reception hallway which has both the kitchen and sitting room located off.
The kitchen is fitted with a range of base and wall mounted units and there is plenty of space for a dining table. It also overlooks the garden and links with a small utility room that gives access to the south facing conservatory which is fully glazed. Beyond the utility room is a further room which doubles up as a home office or children's playroom. The sitting room is triple aspect and runs the full width of the house. It has a fireplace with wood burning stove and a set of double doors which open out to the garden and patio in front of the house. There is a further conservatory on the north side of the house which faces east and takes in superb views over the garden.
The first floor is accessed by staircase from the ground floor hallway and there are four bedrooms (1 with en suite shower room) located off a central landing. Each bedroom has a wonderful aspect over the surrounding farmland and there is a family bathroom located centrally.
The house has a mature east facing garden which is mainly laid to lawn and is interspersed with mature trees. The driveway has space for several cars and is accessed by a track behind the house. The driveway leads to a separate double garage. Beyond the formal garden of The Old Farmhouse there is a paddock with a field shelter. The paddock extends to about 0.53 acres and would lend itself to grazing for a pony or even extending the garden.