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4 bedroom bungalow for sale

Letham Mains Holdings, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41

Offers Over £1,350,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Superbly finished house
  • Exceptional interiors
  • Drawing room. Kitchen
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 dressing rooms
  • 3 bathrooms. Shower room
  • Guest chalet. Staff annexe
  • Triple garage. Tennis court
  • Stable block (4 loose boxes)
  • Landscaped Gardens & Grazing
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Superbly finished house with outstanding interiors. Landscaped gardens, stabling and grazing


12 Letham Mains Holdings has a wonderful, secluded position off a quiet lane to the west of Haddington with open views over its own land and the countryside to the west.

The nearby town of Haddington provides a range of services as well as a choice of bars and restaurants, supermarkets, independent high street retailers, sports centre with swimming pool and a farmers market. The town also has state primary and secondary schools. There is private schooling locally at The Compass in Haddington (primary), Loretto in Musselburgh and Belhaven Hill (preparatory) in Dunbar, with a wider choice being offered in Edinburgh.

East Lothian is well known for its long sandy beaches along the Firth of Forth. It is also renowned throughout the world for its numerous top class links golf courses including Muirfield, North Berwick, Archerfield, The Renaissance, Gullane, Musselburgh and Dunbar, all of which are within easy reach of Letham Mains Holdings. Furthermore, the surrounding countryside offers fishing, walking, cycling and horse riding and there are sailing facilities and clubs in Musselburgh, North Berwick and Dunbar.

Edinburgh is only 16 miles distant via the A1 dual carriageway. There are local railway services at Drem (4 miles) and Longniddry (5 miles), with a mainline station at Dunbar (15 miles) which has regular services to London. Edinburgh International Airport (26 miles) offers flights to a wide range of regional and international destinations.


12 Letham Mains Holdings is a magnificent, renovated and extended property.

The quality of finish internally is exceptional, having been renovated by the McMillan family. Their taste and execution is renowned and previous projects carried out by the family include the restoration of Seton Castle and The Principal Apartment at Whittingehame House, both of which sold for record prices.

The accommodation at Letham Mains extends to about 4,198 square feet and has a colonial ambiance, with louvered shutters on the windows and direct access to the garden from many of the rooms.

The house is entered through a vestibule which leads into the drawing room. This is the focal point for the living accommodation and has a Stovax fireplace, a large plasma television and display shelving.

From the drawing room double doors lead through into the master bedroom suite. This has an anteroom with a linen cupboard and a large walk-in wardrobe. The dressing room is quite exceptional and has fully fitted, hand crafted furniture including a central dressing console and extensive wardrobe space and shoe racks inspired by the Christian Louboutin boutique in Paris. The en suite bathroom is spacious and has a round spa bath, limestone walls and floor, a plasma screen television, double shower cubicle, bidet, WC and two basins with cabinets above and drawers below. The master bedroom itself has a French door leading into the garden, a four poster bed, and bespoke, hand crafted, fitted furniture.

From the drawing room glazed double doors lead into the kitchen. This has an extensive range of wall and floor units which incorporate a 1½ bowl sink, two ovens, a large fridge freezer, a dishwasher and a washing machine. There is a free standing island unit and a door to the garden.

From the dining end of the kitchen a door leads through into a hall which gives access to the guest bedrooms and a bathroom. The main guest bedroom has lovely views out over the gardens and grounds. It too has extensive hand crafted bedroom furniture and a plasma screen television. There is an en suite shower room with a shower cubicle, WC and basin. The quality of custom made fitted furniture is continued in the dressing room which leads into the en suite bathroom. This has a bath with plasma screen television, a large shower cubicle, two basins with drawer space below, a bidet and a WC. The floor and walls are covered in stone tiling. There is a connecting door from this bathroom into a second guest bedroom. This has hand made shelving with hidden cupboard space behind and there is a large plasma screen television. The bathroom off the hall has a large bath, twin basins and a plasma screen television.

Garaging and Staff Annexe

There is a garage opposite the house with three electric doors leading into a large garage space, with a cupboard housing the central heating system for the staff annexe.

The annexe has a sitting room with extensive bespoke fitted cupboards and shelving, the central part of which houses a pull down double bed, and there is a plasma screen television. The kitchen has a range of floor units which incorporate a 1½ bowl sink, a four ring halogen hob with extractor fan over, two ovens, a fridge and a washing machine. There is a wet room with a basin, WC and fitted cupboard.

Guest Chalet

Created to be conveniently close to the house, but self-contained, is a compact but very well equipped chalet. The accommodation comprises three bedrooms, a kitchen and a living room with a decked sitting out area.


12 Letham Mains Holdings is approached through a principle entrance with electric gates. The asphalt driveway leads around the garage block to the turning circle which has a central flower bed and fountain. There is a parking area outside the garages. The garden surrounds the house and a lawn extends along the edge of the paddock past the chalet. To the west is a small courtyard, accessed from the house by four French windows, which makes an ideal area outdoor entertaining. An orchard has been planted along the northern edge of the paddock and there is an all weather tennis court is positioned beyond the garage block.

Grazing and Stables

12 Letham Mains Holdings is situated in grounds of approximately 4.9 acres. The bulk of this is situated to the west of the house and is in grass and ideal for equestrian use. A stable block inspired by the racing stables at Musselburgh Race Course is in the final stages of construction. This has a separate access off the public road to the south east of the property. A hardcore road leads to the stables and associated parking area.

The stables are being purpose built and include accommodation for 4 horses with an equine shower stall, WC, tack room and feed room. There is planning permission in place to build a field shelter and riding arena [11/01077/P].


Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Under floor heating throughout.

Fixtures and Fittings:
All integrated appliances are included in the sale.

Local Authority:
12 Letham Mains Holdings is in East Lothian Council Tax Band G.

Square Footage: 4,198 sq ft
Acreage: 4.9 Acres


Haddington 2 miles, Edinburgh 16 miles, Edinburgh Airport 26 miles

From Edinburgh, take the A1 towards Berwick-upon-Tweed. Take the first exit for Haddington off the dual carriageway. Cross the A1 on the fly-over and at the roundabout, take the A199 towards Gladsmuir. Take the first exit on the left, follow this road and 12 Letham Mains Holdings is on the right.

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09 May 2015

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