Main pic: Monkton House

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.

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.

1. Location

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

2. Property

The original house was remodelled in the late 17th century to give the two sides of the house completely different characteristics
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The Chinese-style drawing room is adorned with dragon wall paintings and a ceiling fresco

3. Chinese drawing room

The Chinese-style drawing room is adorned with dragon wall paintings and a ceiling fresco
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The ground floor retains the original old kitchen.

4. Traditional kitchen

The ground floor retains the original old kitchen.
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