Haddington, East Lothian Council
Bedrooms 1 Sleeps 2
A luxuriously appointed farmhouse with excellent entertaining space for families and groups.
Introducing Papple Farmhouse, a sanctuary of sustainable, tranquil luxury awaiting your arrival. Collaborating with the fabulous Papple team felt serendipitous—a match made in heaven. An exquisite self-catering haven. This farmhouse features 4 ensuite bedrooms with super king size beds (with the option of twin beds). All of these bedrooms boast ensuite bathrooms with power showers, heated mirrors and underfloor heating. The farmhouse has everything your group will need for the perfect retreat, including a library, wellness studio, dining room and drawing room.
Elevate your stay with the option of Buck and Birch chefs, ready to craft culinary marvels at your request. Papple Steading—a testament to sustainability, luxury, and the art of togetherness.
Papple Farmhouse is furnished and equipped to a very high standard. The Harrison Spinks beds and mattresses are dressed with hypoallergenic vegan down duvets and pillows from the Fine Bedding Company along with high-quality cotton bed linen and towels.
Guests are provided with vegan Moo & Yoo hand wash, body wash and shampoo in each bathroom and a hairdryer is provided in each bedroom.
The owners of Papple Steading are eco-conscious and this is displayed throughout the house.
For larger groups, Papple Steading comprises four adjacent properties (sleeping up to 20) - Papple Farmhouse, Grieve’s Cottage, Shepherd’s Bothy and Ploughman's Bothy - making it ideal for large family get-togethers or groups of friends who want to holiday together without compromising on space. It is also the perfect location for a corporate retreat.
Interior layout Papple Farmhouse boasts an impeccable design that ensures a seamless flow throughout. Upon entering the magnificent entrance hall, guests are greeted with a designated area for coats and boots.
The drawing room exudes comfort and warmth, featuring two luxurious four-seater sofas and five inviting armchairs. A cosy open fire adds to the inviting ambiance.
For grand gatherings, the dining room showcases a magnificent Edwardian dining table that can seat 22 guests.
Crafted with exquisite oak, the kitchen is a culinary haven. Its splendid design includes a charming breakfast dining area that comfortably seats six guests. Equipped with a range of state-of-the-art appliances, such as a five-oven electric Aga with two hotplates and a warming plate, an electric oven, a large fridge, a large freezer, a drinks fridge, and two dishwashers with single drawers, this kitchen is a chef's dream come true.
There is a utility room with sink, washing machine, and dryer. Additionally, there is a cloakroom with a basin and a toilet for added convenience.
Ideal for book lovers, the library offers a tranquil retreat with comfortable seating and an array of reading material.
For those seeking relaxation, the garden room-cum-Yoga Studio is the perfect haven. Equipped with a cosy log burner and sliding doors that look into the garden and open onto a charming terrace, guests can unwind and bask in the peaceful atmosphere. Yoga mats are provided.
Additionally, a refreshing wet room ensures comfort and convenience, featuring a walk-in shower, a heated towel rail, a basin, and a toilet.
Completing the ground floor of this remarkable farmhouse is a rear entrance hall, offering ample hanging space for belongings.
On the first floor are four ensuite bedrooms which can all be set up with super king or twin beds, providing the highest level of comfort to your group.
The first bedroom boasts a wardrobe, fitted cupbaord with shelves, a chest of drawers, a desk, a dressing table, and a cheval mirror. Its ensuite bathroom features a roll-top bath, a separate walk-in shower, heated towel rail, basin and toilet.
The second bedroom boasts a fitted wardrobe with hanging space and shelves, a dressing table /desk, and a cheval mirror. Its ensuite shower room features a walk-in shower, heated towel rail, basin and toilet.
The third bedroom boasts a wardrobe with hanging space, a dressing table / desk, and a cheval mirror. Its ensuite bathroom features a bath with shower overhead, a heated towel rail, a basin, and a toilet.
The fourth bedroom boasts a wardrobe with hanging space and shelves, a dressing table / desk, and a cheval mirror. Its ensuite features a bath with shower overhead, a heated towel rail, a basin, and a toilet.
A second staircase leads to the snug television room, featuring a large, colourful corner sofa and a 50" digital smart television. This is the perfect area to curl up and relax after a long day exploring the countryside.
EPC rating: F
Exterior Papple Farmhouse has a large lawned garden for the exclusive use of guests at the Farmhouse. On a sunny day, guests can make use of the outside table with space for eight guests, and a wood-fired barbecue (supply of wood provided). Please note that the garden is not enclosed.
The grounds and amenities are shared with other guests.
At the back of the Steading, there is a paddock that is perfect for various outdoor activities such as football, rounders, picnics, or yoga. Next to this is a fire pit and seating area with log stools, located under the remains of Papple Convent, recorded in 1458. This is the perfect place for roasting marshmallows and singing around a campfire. In the cart shed, guests can enjoy playing table tennis and table football.
There is a woodland area with wooden follies that can be used as a playhouse, picnic shelter, or as a hiding spot for spotting wildlife. This area also features a picnic table, boardwalks, bridges, and swings for children to enjoy. There is plenty of wildlife to spot, including hares, badgers, rabbits, owls, bats, shrews, newts, and countless birds. Additionally, there is a fruit patch with strawberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants, gooseberries, and raspberries.
The wider grounds of Papple Steading encompass an additional 18 acres of woodland and a wildflower meadow, providing excellent opportunities for walking and fully soaking in the expansive and un-ruined countryside.
Papple is the perfect base for exploring the local area. The local countryside is jaw-dropping, and boasts a renowned coastline, which attracts walkers, cyclists, runners, and water sports enthusiasts alike. The myriad of world-class golf courses nearby attract golfers and spectators alike. For the less outdoorsy, there is an array of museums, ancient churches, and picturesque villages close by. Furthermore, Edinburgh is only a 45-minute drive or 25-minute train journey from the nearby Drem Station (10 miles from Papple Farmhouse).
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"Papple Farmhouse was an excellent venue, so comfortable and luxurious. We loved it. It was also great meet the owner and the manager was so helpful and efficient."
- 11 Sep 2023
"The farmhouse was comfortable and the property manager was very helpful."
- 12 Jul 2023