This cottage is just ‘write’

Fancy living in an extensively renovated coachman’s cottage, well now you can, at 4 Merrylees Cottage, Linlithgow.

The homes, of which there are four originally served The House of the Binns and were accomodation for servants and coachmen working for the Dame Eleanor Isabel “Nora” Dalyell, de jure 10th Baronetess.

POTW, 4 Merrylees Cottage, Linlithgow

POTW, 4 Merrylees Cottage, Linlithgow

Currently occupied by writer Graeme Morrice and his partner for the past four years, Graeme is only selling in order to fund a new project as he looks at a smallholding or canal boat living.

He said: “We love living here and it will be a real struggle to move out, but, we are also looking forward to the future.

“The area is spectacular and the house affords some gorgeous views over the woods - privacy is probably one of the best features, and, it’s country living at it’s best.”

Graeme originally lived in number three before jumping at the chance of buying number four. He then carried out renovations and a large extension onto the rear, providing what is now a five apartment home.

This is an impressive extended cottage offering superb family accommodation set within a semi rural locale. The home benefits from high quality fixtures and fittings throughout offering every convenience of modern day living.

This versatile and flexible accommodation is accessed through a bright, welcoming hallway with adjoining cloakroom area, an undoubted highlight of the property is the superb open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area with multi burning stove and feature windows with custom made shutters, the kitchen features modern fitted units with contrasting granite worktops and a large range oven. A useful utility room and separate larder are also situated off the kitchen.

The impressive master bedroom benefits from a dressing room area and en suite shower room with underfloor heating. The remaining accommodation comprises of a further double sized bedroom, a third double bedroom currently utilised as a family/music room and a study which could be used as a fourth single bedroom. In addition there is a family bathroom with underfloor heating and a feature window and a guest shower room.

Amongst the many modern features are the Lutron mood light system in lounge/dining/kitchen area and CAT 5 wiring throughout to support media distribution.

The house has a large driveway to front which is mainly chipped and landscaped raised gardens to rear with a slabbed patio area

The current occupants also have outline planning permission for the erection of a dwellinghouse of approx. 100 square metres in the grounds beyond the drive.

Offers in region of £375,000

Agents: RGM Solicitors

19-21 High Street, Linlithgow, EH49 7AB

Tel 01506 323035

Address of property:

4 Merrylees Cottage,


West Lothian