Sir James Dunbar-Nasmith was responsible for amalgamating a 200-year old gardener’s cottage with a sleek, minimalist new build. All on one storey, the windows are floor to ceiling so light tumbles in and views are over beautiful herbaceous borders, fruit orchards and ancient Yew trees. You have it all to yourselves: two kitchens, two different seating areas plus an outdoor terrace and six large bedrooms with contemporary fabrics, and a 300-year collection of family antiques and paintings.
If you’re stuck indoors you’ll still be happy with hundreds of books, a playroom, Bose sound system and plasma TV, three open fires and unlimited logs. The main kitchen is open plan with top of the range everything: wine will be waiting, along with sourdough bread and cake or pastries from Bostock Bakery nearby. This is a grand house for entertaining.
East Lothian is the ‘Garden of Scotland’, walks are stunning, but you’re also near to a glorious stretch of coastline.