Record details

Alderston House, Haddington

The historic market town of Haddington is situated just off the A1 some 18 miles East of Edinburgh.  Edinburgh city centre and airport area easily reached by car in around 30 and 40 minutes respectively.  The new expressway to Dunbar provides easy access to the South.


Alderston House is a "B" listed Georgian Mansion House occupying an elevated site within extensive garden grounds and woodland totalling approx. 2.2 Ha (5.4 acres) with superb views over the Tyne Valley and Lammermuir Hills.  There are farmed fields to the north and south.

The property comprises a substantial pedimented main house of 3 storeys and sunken basement built around 1790 with ashlar stone front elevation and pitched slate roof.  The building has an imperssive frontage with a central porch incorporating 2 pairs of Doric columns.  There are additional wings to the west and east and a central rear block.  An ice house which is also listed is situated at the rear of the house.  The grounds are laid out with lawns to the front and sides with mature trees and shrubs.  Access to the property is via a driveway up to the front of the house.  There is an additional access serving the rear of hte property and a large tarmacadamed car park to the east.



Energy Performance Certificate

The Energy Performance Certificate rating is G.


Alderston House has potential for conversion for residential, social and community purposes or for hotel/conference use.  Planning Guidelines dated April 2018 are attached to the Property Particulars.  The Guidelines reference a report for residential conversion prepared for the Council by Groves-Raines Architects and contain a section for "Enabling Development".  Relevant plans from the Groves-Raines report are also attached to the Property Particulars.


Strictly by prior appointment. Arrangements can be made via the Estates Section on 01875 824 019 or by emailing

Leasing arrangements


Rating Assessment

The current Rateable Value is £74,000.