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5 bedroom house for sale

Whitehouse, Inveresk Village, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21

Offers Over £850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • B-listed family house
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 3 reception rooms
  • kitchen/breakfast room
  • approx 4714 sq ft
  • double garage
  • attractive private garden
  • approx 0.39 acres
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A charming and distinctive B-listed family house with a wonderful garden set in the heart of a historic conservation village close to Edinburgh.


Inveresk is situated 7 miles east of Edinburgh city centre within East Lothian. Historically a home for Edinburgh's prosperous professional classes this is a picturesque village with impressive period architecture. There are excellent local amenities in neighbouring Musselburgh, which has a train link with Edinburgh. There are a number of independent schools within easy reach including Loretto School, which is within walking distance, George Heriot's, George Watsons, Fettes College and Merchiston Castle. There is good road access southwards connecting to the city bypass, eastwards to East Lothian and westwards to Edinburgh Airport and the central Scotland Motorway Network.


Whitehouse is a charming and distinctive B-listed family house in the heart of the historic village of Inveresk. The house is thought to date from around 1700 and is considered to be one of the oldest houses in Inveresk. The property has been extended and improved over the centuries including the addition of a Victorian wing and has been home to many distinguished individuals, including renowned architects Sir Frank Mearns and Peter Whiston. It has been the family home of the current owners for 21 years and they have upgraded and reconfigured the accommodation to create a layout ideal for modern living.

The substantial accommodation is arranged over three floors with some wonderful rooms, including the impressive sitting room/dining room on the ground floor with open views over the garden and the elegant drawing room with ornate plasterwork on the first floor. The bedroom accommodation is located on the upper floors and includes a generous sized master bedroom with an en suite bathroom and dressing room. The flexible accommodation is ideal for family life and entertaining.


Ground floor: broad reception/dining hall with open fireplace, kitchen/breakfast room with AGA, sitting room/dining room, study, laundry room, guest WC, walk in larder.

First floor: drawing room, master bedroom with en suite and dressing room, 3 further bedrooms, bathroom.

Second floor: bedroom and study

The spectacular garden is a real feature of the property with a sweeping lawn, well stocked borders and a variety of trees, including a mature willow tree in the centre of the lawn and a mature walnut tree. There is a detached garage which is accessed from Double Dykes.

Fixtures and Fittings
Fitted carpets, light fittings (excluding chandelier on stair), white goods (excluding Smeg Fridge in kitchen and large larder fridge), the bespoke fittings in both bathrooms, bespoke radiator covers on the first floor and the AGA are included in the sale. Curtains may be available by separate negotiation. Externally the stone urn in the garden is excluded from the sale.

The property is category B-listed and is located in the Inveresk Village Conservation area.

Please note the area shaded grey is owned by Whitehouse, but Easter Whitehouse has a right of access for maintenance

Square Footage: 4,714 sq ft
Acreage: 0.39 Acres

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Added on Rightmove:
15 September 2016

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