Property Details

Baytree Cottage, West Lorimer Place, Cockenzie, Prestonpans
3 bedroom cottage for sale
Offers Over £225,000
Under Offer
UNDER OFFER: Wonderful traditional 3-bedroom cottage in the coastal town of Cockenzie in East Lothian at a Home Report value of £245,000 and an asking price of Offers Over £225,000.
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No Land & Building Transaction Tax (LBTT) up to £250,000 so a £2,000 saving based on the Home Report value.

This traditional terraced cottage in the East Lothian coastal town of Cockenzie promises a charming 3-bedroom family home with secluded, suntrap gardens to the front and rear, plus desirable off-street parking by way of a generous, gated driveway.

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Set on West Lorimer Place, Baytree Cottage instantly appeals with its rustic stone façade, sash window and slate roof, and has been beautifully modernised to create a stylish and elegant family home. Externally the cottage boasts a secluded garden that is perfect for children, pets and entertaining, as well as a highly-desirable driveway to the rear.

The former fisherman’s cottage enjoys a southwesterly aspect set behind a neat walled garden, which provides an ideal spot for soaking up the afternoon and evening sun. Stepping into the inviting vestibule and hall, on the left is a sunny and spacious double bedroom with flexible scope for an assortment of furniture. The hall continues into the well-proportioned living room, which boasts a large sash window onto the rear garden and a contemporary electric fire for added warmth and ambience. Continuing into the long dining kitchen to the rear, the solid timber boards underfoot are replaced with natural slate tiles. The space is bathed in light from three sash windows to the northwest, which look onto an inviting deck. Designed for maximum storage and practicality, the galley-style kitchen is replete with an integrated four-burner gas hob with a stainless-steel cooker hood, a multi-function single oven and a dishwasher. There is ample space for a freestanding fridge freezer, while a dedicated utility area at the far end of the room houses an undercounter washing machine and adjacent is a convenient WC. The dining area is ideal for everyday family meals and in warmer months can be extended outdoors onto the decked dining terrace – ideal for family barbecues!

The staircase is cleverly concealed behind a door in the kitchen and leads upstairs to a good-sized landing, which easily accommodates a comfortable study area – perfect for working from home! On the landing are two delightful bedrooms, both of which enjoy a southwesterly aspect to the front. Completing the first floor is the luxurious three-piece bathroom, whose Victorian styling includes classic wall panelling, timber and textile-effect ceramic floor tiles and a sumptuous freestanding bath with clawed feet. A riser shower system (complete with a classic rain can showerhead and ceramic handles) is installed above the bath and enclosed by a circular curtain rail. The bathroom also features a traditional pedestal basin and toilet suite, plus a towel warmer.

The property benefits from a gas central heating system and upgraded double-glazed windows, including new units on the upper level. The master bedroom also benefits from superior soundproofing.

The private rear garden is fully enclosed and therefore ideal for young children and pets. It has been landscaped for easy maintenance and includes a decked dining terrace and a patio, a section of which is laid with artificial turf. A secure rear gate allows access to the generous gated driveway, which offers highly desirable off-street parking and is reached via a rear lane. This off-street parking is supplemented with ample, unrestricted parking to the front.

The unified town of Cockenzie and Port Seton in East Lothian promises a wonderful coastal lifestyle, yet is a mere six miles east of Edinburgh. Positioned on the southern shores of the Firth of Forth, the town was once two separate fishing villages, each with their own harbour at the eastern and western edges of the town, respectively. Cockenzie is the older of the two, dating back to 1591, whereas Port Seton was established in 1655 with the building of Port Seton harbour. The town is served by an excellent range of local amenities, including a small supermarket, a pharmacy, a post office, a newsagent, cafes, restaurants and takeaways, plus a dental practice and a medical centre. More retail and leisure facilities are available in neighbouring Prestonpans, while Fort Kinnaird Retail Park is just a short drive away and is home to major retail outlets, a cinema complex and a choice of food and drink establishments. Schooling is provided locally at Cockenzie Primary School, followed by secondary education at Preston Lodge High School in Prestonpans. Loretto School in nearby Musselburgh is Scotland’s oldest boarding school and offers independent education for boys and girls from infant to senior level. The town is well-connected via the A1 and is also served by frequent bus links travelling into Edinburgh and across East Lothian, as well as convenient rail services from Prestonpans and Newcraighall (Park & Ride).

Train: Prestonpans, Newcraighall (Park & Ride)
Bus: 26, X26, N26 (to city)
Schools: Cockenzie Primary School, Preston Lodge High School
Shopping: local amenities, Fort Kinnaird Retail Park
Parks: Port Seton Links, beach & promenade
Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of these details, it should be noted that the measurements are approximate only. Floorplans are for representation purposes only and prepared according to the RICS Code of Measuring Practice by our floorplan provider. Therefore, the layout of doors, windows and rooms are approximate and should be regarded as such by any prospective purchaser. Any internal photographs are intended as a guide only and it should not be assumed that any of the furniture/fittings are included in any sale. Where shown, details of lease, ground rent and service charge are provided by the vendor and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, as the information may not have been verified and further checks should be made either through your solicitor/conveyance. Where appliances, including central heating, are mentioned, it cannot be assumed that they are in working order, as they have not been tested. Please also note that wiring, plumbing and drains have not been checked.