East Lothian, United Kingdom

Single Family

9 beds


$2,129,757 Listing currency: 1,750,000 GBP
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MLS #: EDN150032 Home size: 6,348 ft2 / 590 m2

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    A beautiful, residential estate in the heart of East LothianHistorical NoteRuchlaw House is an early 17th century, three-storey, L-shaped house built by Archibald Sydserff and completed in 1663. Archibald Sydserf of Ruchlaw (fl 1630 – 1712), married his cousin Elizabeth, the daughter of Sir Archibald Sydserff, and they had three sons. He received a charter of resignation from Oliver, Lord Protector, in 1654. His lands were created a barony in 1700. Archibald was granted a burgess and guildbrother ticket of Haddington in 1712. His son, John Sydserff, merchant, married Margaret Ranken (before 1696) and they had three sons and three daughters. The Sydserf family stayed at the house for several centuries. In 1950, the Scottish playwright James Brodie bought the house and lived there with his family for years.Lot 1 Ruchlaw HouseRuchlaw House is a fabulous example of 17th century Scots baronial architecture. The house, which is listed Category B, dates from 1663 and is built on an L plan layout. The accommodation is arranged over ground, first and seconds floors, and the house has some striking period features including a panelled dining hall, turnpike staircase and crow stepped gables. There is an excellent balance of reception rooms and bedrooms, which make it ideal for family life and entertaining.The ground floor accommodation is accessed from the front door, which leads into a panelled dining hall with a wood burner and a staircase leading to the upper floors. The library, accessed off the hall, is a beautiful room. It has extensive fitted book shelving, a large bay window with window seat overlooking the garden and a fireplace with a wood burning stove. The family room has a vaulted ceiling, a door which leads out onto a terrace and connects directly into the kitchen. This is well equipped with a range of wall and floor units, which incorporate a four-oven Aga. There is a 1½ bowl stainless steel sink, space for a dining table and a central island unit with an electric oven under. Ancillary accommodation on the ground floor includes a panelled cloakroom, a larder with cold slabs and ample storage space, a utility room with a Belfast sink and a rear hall/boot room and a wine cellar. There is also a secondary staircase, which leads to the upper floors.The focal point of the first floor accommodation is the drawing room. This wonderful room has windows on two aspects, with open views over the garden and surrounding woodland. There is a beautiful open fireplace with an Adam-style mantelpiece, three window seats, a dado rail and ornate dentilated cornice. Also on the first floor, is a master bedroom suite. This has views on three sides and fitted wardrobes. Off the bedroom, is an en suite bathroom with a large bath, a separate shower, twin basins and further fitted wardrobes. In addition there is a further bedroom and shower room.On the second floor, there are five bedrooms and two bathrooms. From the ground floor there is a secondary staircase, which leads to an inner landing on the first floor and to the second floor, where there is a nursery flat, comprising a sitting room/bedroom, two further bedrooms and a bathroom.Lot 2 Gardener’s CottageThis is a charming cottage, which lies to the south of the former coach house. It has been comprehensively upgraded by the current owners, and now provides exceptional accommodation which includes a kitchen, with a range of wall and floor units with dishwasher, fridge, freezer, electric hob, with extractor over, and granite work surfaces. There is a sitting room with a log burningstove, a bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower, 2 double bedrooms and a further bedroom, currently used as an office.Outside, the cottage is approached by an entrance which leads via a gravelled driveway to an enclosed court
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    This single family listing located at Stenton, East Lothian has nine bedrooms. The property is presently priced for $2,129,757.

    This property is presented by Malcolm Leslie of Strutt & Parker located in England.