Battleblent House was designed and built in the 19th century by William Brodie, owner of the Seafield brick and tile works. The house was designed with a tri-cornered layout so that each room offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and coast. An impressive entrance hallway opens into three elegant reception rooms, each of which features a marble fireplace surmounted by large antique mirrors. Large sash and casement windows flood the reception rooms with natural light and provide views of the surrounding countryside. The ceiling in each reception room is finished with ornate cornice work. A cloakroom with WC, and a separate walk in cupboard complete the accommodation on the ground floor.
A large, stone floored, kitchen is at garden level and is fitted with a range of base and wall mounted units and allows plenty of space for a breakfast table. Across the hallway, to the rear of the property, is a large timber floored dining room overlooking the mature south facing gardens through a glazed door. A large cellar, a boot room, large walk in cupboard and utility room completes the accommodation at garden level.
The bedrooms are found on the first floor. The master bedroom is in the west wing, featuring an en suite bathroom and dressing room, the windows in the master bedroom benefit from calming views across Belhaven Bay on one side, and up into the Lammermuir hills on the other. There are a further four bedrooms on this level, spread evenly across each aspect of the house’s layout. Two of the bedrooms have en suite bathrooms; there is also as a family bathroom. The rooms on the top floor have coombed ceilings. The accommodation on the top floor comprises bedroom 6 and two versatile rooms that are ideal for use as home office/studio/gym, depending on a buyer’s requirements. At the top of the house is a lookout tower which provides 360-degree views of the East Lothian countryside.
A central spiral staircase links each floor.
The house has tree lined driveways to the front and the rear. The driveway to the front leads to a gravel parking area by the front door where there is space for several cars. The driveway to the rear leads to a large parking area next to the rear door of the property. The gardens are on the south side of the house and are mainly laid to lawn, but are interspersed with well stocked and colourful borders. There is a range of mature trees in the garden with a bank of trees providing shelter on the west side of the house.
To the rear of the property there is a single-storey coach house which has not been used for many years, but is easily capable of renovation and would serve as either separate residential accommodation or generous office or studio space.