3 Bedroom house

The Old Sun Inn, Newbattle Road, Eskbank, EH22

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A historic former coaching inn lovingly restored to a family home with a substantial outbuilding and lovely gardens. Summary of Accommodation Ground Floor: Reception Hall, Sitting Room with door to large cellar and Bedroom with ensuite Shower Room. First Floor: Half Landing opening to large conservatory, Principal Landing/Study, Living/Dining Room, Kitchen, Inner Landing with ladder to large, floored attic, Two Double Bedrooms, Family Bathroom and a Separate WC. Outbuildings: Large brick built former Dairy and Barn measuring 1426 square feet with potential to be developed for a variety of uses. Garden: A mature garden, predominantly laid to lawn interspersed with, 2 ponds, colourful herbaceous borders and specimen trees. About: 0.41 Acres Situation: The Old Sun Inn lies on the outskirts of Esbank opposite the impressive entrance gates to Newbattle Abbey College where there are lovely woodland walks along the side of the River South Esk. Eskbank is situated approximately eight miles south of Edinburgh's city centre and is an established leafy community of Victorian stone-built properties. Description: The Old Sun Inn is understood to date from the mid 1600's when it was known as The Sign of the Sun Inn taking its name from Marquess of Lothian family crest. The Inn was the first staging post for stages coaches from Edinburgh to London and an interesting feature is the port hole in the entrance hall through which late night travellers had to pay before being served. The current owner's family bought The Old sun Inn in a state of dilapidation in 1965 and set about restoring the property and retaining as many period features as possible to create the welcoming family home that can be seen today. The Old Sun Inn is a property which really needs to be viewed to appreciate its charm and history as words do not do it justice. The property is of sandstone construction beneath a tiled roof with a very attractive symmetrical 5 bay front elevation with an oval window above the front door. Internally the house oozes period charm and at present has adaptable accommodation over two floors including a large, raised conservatory overlooking the garden. The floored loft which has 5 Velux windows is currently accessed by a Ramsay ladder but offers the potential subject to planning permission to be developed into further accommodation if required. Features of the house include an inglenook fireplace with a voussoired arch, exposed stone walls, a cellar with a vaulted ceiling and a small well, hardwood and flagstone flooring, astragal windows and panelled doors. The Victorian Dairy and Barn which extend to 1426 Sqft are of brick construction beneath a rose tiled roof and lie to the rear of the house with access around the side. The building is divided in to 3 rooms currently used as a garden store, storeroom and barn which in the past has hosted many parties. The building is suitable for a wide variety of uses and subject to planning permission could be converted to provide additional accommodation, a studio or home office or whatever a buyer requires. Gardens: The gardens at The Old Sun Inn principally lie to the north and west of the house and are serviced by a store in the former dairy and a lean-to greenhouse adjoining the house. Enclosed by walls, hedging and fencing the gardens are principally laid to grass interspersed with herbaceous borders, two ponds and specimen trees. The borders have been carefully planted to ensure they provide colour throughout the spring, summer and autumn months when they are a delight to see. EPC Band E

Situation
Private GardenOut Buildings

  • Type House
  • Style/Floor Detached
  • SQ. FT 2291
  • Type House
  • Style/Floor Detached
  • SQ. FT 2291

A historic former coaching inn lovingly restored to a family home with a substantial outbuilding and lovely gardens. Summary of Accommodation Ground Floor: Reception Hall, Sitting Room with door to large cellar and Bedroom with ensuite Shower Room. First Floor: Half Landing opening to large conservatory, Principal Landing/Study, Living/Dining Room, Kitchen, Inner Landing with ladder to large, floored attic, Two Double Bedrooms, Family Bathroom and a Separate WC. Outbuildings: Large brick built former Dairy and Barn measuring 1426 square feet with potential to be developed for a variety of uses. Garden: A mature garden, predominantly laid to lawn interspersed with, 2 ponds, colourful herbaceous borders and specimen trees. About: 0.41 Acres Situation: The Old Sun Inn lies on the outskirts of Esbank opposite the impressive entrance gates to Newbattle Abbey College where there are lovely woodland walks along the side of the River South Esk. Eskbank is situated approximately eight miles south of Edinburgh's city centre and is an established leafy community of Victorian stone-built properties. Description: The Old Sun Inn is understood to date from the mid 1600's when it was known as The Sign of the Sun Inn taking its name from Marquess of Lothian family crest. The Inn was the first staging post for stages coaches from Edinburgh to London and an interesting feature is the port hole in the entrance hall through which late night travellers had to pay before being served. The current owner's family bought The Old sun Inn in a state of dilapidation in 1965 and set about restoring the property and retaining as many period features as possible to create the welcoming family home that can be seen today. The Old Sun Inn is a property which really needs to be viewed to appreciate its charm and history as words do not do it justice. The property is of sandstone construction beneath a tiled roof with a very attractive symmetrical 5 bay front elevation with an oval window above the front door. Internally the house oozes period charm and at present has adaptable accommodation over two floors including a large, raised conservatory overlooking the garden. The floored loft which has 5 Velux windows is currently accessed by a Ramsay ladder but offers the potential subject to planning permission to be developed into further accommodation if required. Features of the house include an inglenook fireplace with a voussoired arch, exposed stone walls, a cellar with a vaulted ceiling and a small well, hardwood and flagstone flooring, astragal windows and panelled doors. The Victorian Dairy and Barn which extend to 1426 Sqft are of brick construction beneath a rose tiled roof and lie to the rear of the house with access around the side. The building is divided in to 3 rooms currently used as a garden store, storeroom and barn which in the past has hosted many parties. The building is suitable for a wide variety of uses and subject to planning permission could be converted to provide additional accommodation, a studio or home office or whatever a buyer requires. Gardens: The gardens at The Old Sun Inn principally lie to the north and west of the house and are serviced by a store in the former dairy and a lean-to greenhouse adjoining the house. Enclosed by walls, hedging and fencing the gardens are principally laid to grass interspersed with herbaceous borders, two ponds and specimen trees. The borders have been carefully planted to ensure they provide colour throughout the spring, summer and autumn months when they are a delight to see. EPC Band E

Situation
Private GardenOut Buildings

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