Haddington, East Lothian Council
Bedrooms 10 Sleeps 20 Free parking
A beautifully renovated rural retreat for families and groups set in extensive grounds.
Grieve’s Cottage, located on a renownedly progressive farm in the stunning countryside south of Edinburgh, has recently undergone a complete renovation to transform into a spacious and comfortable rural retreat perfect for families and groups.
The captivating open-plan kitchen and dining area is a bright and airy space with sliding doors opening onto a delightful terrace. The room boasts sleek polished concrete floors, locally crafted Chippendale-school Windsor chairs, a hand-crafted Oak kitchen, high-quality appliances including the impressive AGA oven, and a generous welcome pack filled with delectable local treats to greet guests upon arrival.
The welcoming sitting room, adorned with the original fireplace, adds a touch of vibrant color with elegant Charlotte James sofas, Morgan chairs, kilim rugs, and unique artwork created by Steading's artist in residence.
The four bedrooms epitomize refined luxury with exquisite William Morris wallpaper, indulgent Harrison Spinks' beds, hypoallergenic vegan down duvets and pillows from the prestigious Fine Bedding Company, as well as superior cotton bed linen and towels. The well-appointed bath and shower rooms feature power showers, heated mirrors, underfloor heating, and stylish Heritage fittings. To further enhance the guest experience, vegan Moo & Yoo guest amenities are provided.
Superfast broadband is delivered throughout the Steading via a direct dedicated fibre BT connection to ensure an excellent signal in every room.
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 The ground floor of the cottage features a practical utility / boot room equipped with double sinks, a washer / dryer, and ample space for storing and drying outdoor equipment. The cosy sitting room features two three-seater sofas, two armchairs, a hemlock log side table, an open fire, a Smart TV, and a selection of books and games. The hand-crafted oak kitchen / dining area boasts a modern three-oven electric Aga with quick heating hotplates and an induction hob, a fridge / freezer, a dishwasher, a microwave, and a double Belfast sink. The dining table can seat eight guest on Chippendale-school Windsor chairs. The hemlock log side tables complete the room. Furthermore, pocket sliding doors open up onto the terrace.
Also on the ground floor are two bedrooms, a shower room and a bathroom.
The first bedroom features a king sized bed and a bespoke, handmade cupboard with hanging space, shelves, suitcase storage, a full-length mirror, and a built-in desk / dressing table.
The second bedroom features a zip and link bed, which can be set up as a superking or as twin beds. There is a bespoke, handmade cupboard with hanging space, shelves, suitcase storage, a full-length mirror, and a built-in desk / dressing table.
The first bathroom features an original roll-top bath, separate walk-in shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC. The second shower room features a walk-in shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
On the first floor are two further bedrooms and one shower room. Both bedrooms can be set up as superking or twin rooms.
The third and fourth bedrooms feature bespoke, handmade cupboards with hanging space, shelves, suitcase storage, full-length mirrors, and built-in desks / dressing tables.
The shower room boasts a walk-in shower, heated towel rail, basin and toilet.
EPC rating: C
Exterior Accessed from the kitchen / dining area is a terrace with a dining table and chairs for eight guests along with a charcoal barbecue (guests need to supply their own charcoal).
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.
The Grieve's cottage 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 the Grieve's Cottage).
Accessibility statement Whilst this property is not fully equipped for people with mobility issues, all living areas are on the ground floor, as well as 2 bedrooms and one shower room with walk-in shower.
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There is parking for at least two cars opposite Grieve’s Cottage. Overflow parking is available in the Cart Shed or next to the Estate Office.