Take a look inside this Laird's mansion in East Lothian with a very bold interior

This historical home near Edinburgh would make for an eye-catching family abode.

Main pic: Monkton House

Now into its fifth century, the building features warm pink sandstone, with walls up to seven feet thick, dotted with gun loops and arrow slits, indicating the house’s history. But it is the interior that will really get people talking. The seven bedroom home also has four bathrooms, four public rooms and a traditional and modern kitchen, and is on the market for offers over £995,000 with Savills.

Monkton House is six miles from Edinburgh city centre in East Lothian,and has extensive private gardens.

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The original house was remodelled in the late 17th century to give the two sides of the house completely different characteristics
The Chinese-style drawing room is adorned with dragon wall paintings and a ceiling fresco
The ground floor retains the original old kitchen.
The elegant dining room boasts an ornate fireplace.
The informal living room has 18th-century wood panelling.
The contemporary kitchen is situated on the first floor and has sleek cabinets topped with granite.
One of the seven bedrooms, which have been carefully restored.
Another of the eye-catching bedrooms.
This expressionist style bathroom is located off the principal bedroom on the top floor.
The B-listed cottage opposite the main property is a pretty two-bedroomed home which would make a good holiday let or granny flat.
The grounds include a stable range, retaining walls, gates and gate piers which are listed Category A. And the gardens are a historic designed landscape.