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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Rosebank House, Edinburgh Road, Belhaven, East Lothian, EH42

Under Offer £595,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Coastal views
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Kitchen / dining area
  • Four bedrooms
  • Three reception rooms
  • Conservatory
  • Garage
  • Paddock available separately
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Traditional family home set in landscaped gardens with views overlooking the Bass Rock


North Berwick 11.6 miles, Edinburgh city centre 28.5 miles, Edinburgh Airport 37.7 miles

Rosebank House is set on the coast, amidst farmland situated between the villages of Belhaven and West Barns. The property looks out towards Belhaven Bay and over to the Bass Rock and Isle of May.

The village is less than a mile away from Dunbar, which provides a greater choice and variety of amenities including a range of high street shops, banks, professional services, supermarkets, hotels and restaurants. There are good local nursery, primary and secondary schools in the area. On the border of Belhaven and Dunbar, Belhaven Hill is considered to be one of Scotland's best private prep schools. Alternatively, Haddington (10 miles) has a private primary school, The Compass, while Loretto in Musselburgh, to the east of Edinburgh, and all the fee paying schools within Edinburgh are within easy reach.
The surrounding countryside is beautiful and the coastal villages of East Lothian are close by. The area is famous for its golf courses with Muirfield, Gullane, Luffness and North Berwick all within easy reach, in addition to Winterfield Golf Course and Dunbar Golf Club, both located in Dunbar. The John Muir Country Park, a haven for wildlife, is only a short distance away. The expansive, sandy beaches of East Lothian are numerous and easily accessible, as are the Lammermuir Hills to the south. Belhaven Bay is particularly popular with water sports enthusiasts.


A traditional stone family house, Rosebank House is situated in a peaceful and private setting, surrounded by a mature tree border, and beautifully landscaped terraced gardens. Entering the property through a welcoming porch, a large hall provides access to two well proportioned reception rooms. To the left of the hall, the dining room features a electric fire within a marble surround under a timber mantelpiece. There is beautifully ornate cornicing and wonderful views overlooking the garden out towards the sea. On the other side of the hall, the drawing room is lit by dual aspect windows, also providing excellent sea views, with a gas fire beneath an intricately carved wooden mantelpiece.

Beyond the hall is a sitting room, WC and study and a short passageway leads through to the conservatory and onto the utility room and kitchen. The sitting room, which has a fire place and a second entrance to the kitchen wing, could double as a bedroom.

The large family kitchen features a red four oven Aga, and bespoke wooden kitchen cabinetry. There is an electric cooker as well as an integrated fridge freezer and dishwasher. The sink is set within a peninsular overlooking the informal dining area. A sliding glazed door opens up onto the patio by the conservatory. A Ramsay ladder provides access to the loft store. The utility room accommodates the two boilers and the hot water cylinder within the airing cupboards and has a back door to the garden.

From the entrance hall the curved staircase leads up to the first floor landing, overlooked by a large window. A large linen cupboard provides ample storage, and there is a spacious family bathroom adjacent; this bathroom could easily be reconfigured into a further bedroom. The master bedroom contains fitted wardrobes and shelving, as well as sharing the sea views beyond the terraced gardens. A second bathroom is located adjacent to the master bedroom with a Jacuzzi bath. Two further bedrooms are located on the first floor: one includes a feature fireplace, and a stunning outlook to sea, while the other has a wash basin, and has views over rolling countryside to the south.

Outside and Gardens

Passing through an electric gateway, a red gravel driveway sweeps up the side of the landscaped gardens and up to the house with a parking area to the west of the property. A stone balustrade separates the gravelled drive and parking area from the terraced gardens. Stone steps lead down to a paved pathway, flanked by two terraced lawns. Flowerbeds border the lawns, with mature trees providing shade and privacy. Two summer houses are located to the east of the garden, in addition to a garden shed. To the rear of the property, the red gravel drive continues round to the back of the house where there is a double garage and access to the small paddock, which is available by separate negotiation.

Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas supply.

There is direct access to the property from Edinburgh Road. Tamar, the property next to the road and in front of Rosebank House, has a right of access over the entrance of the drive.

Local Authority
Rosebank House is in East Lothian council tax band G.

Planning permission for housing adjacent to Beveridge Row in Belhaven is currently being considered by East Lothian Council. Plans can be inspected on the East Lothian Council planning website [ref: 16/00633/ AMM]. It should be noted that the Draft Local Development Plan makes comment that this area is zoned for housing on the condition that a band of open countryside is retained along the west most rig of the field, in order to retain the definition between the villages of West Barns and Belhaven.

Acreage: 1.1 Acres


From Edinburgh follow the A1 following signs to Dunbar. Exit the A1 at the Belhaven roundabout, following signs for the A199. At the next roundabout take the third exit on to the A1087, following the road through West Barns into Belhaven. Rosebank House is located on the right hand side, with the drive leading to electric gates, these will open inwards to allow you to continue up the drive to the property.

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Added on Rightmove:
23 September 2016

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