The Schoolhouse, Dirleton, North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 5HE | Property for sale | Savills
231.51 sq m(2,492 sq ft)
Offers over £890,000($1,127,982)

The SchoolhouseDirleton, North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 5HE

    Key features

    • Attractive stone-built late Edwardian house on edge of village, commanding wonderful southerly views towards the Garleton Hills.
    • Generous dining kitchen with traditional bay window
    • Four reception rooms, including sitting room, gym/family room, living room and music room
    • Five bedrooms across ground and first floors
    • Wraparound private garden with mature trees and shrubs
    • Off street parking, garden stores and separate shed.

    Most attractive and well presented former school master's house

    About this property

    • The Schoolhouse is a most attractive house, situated on the edge of the picturesque village of Dirleton and constructed from Rattlebags stone. Built in 1912, the house was formerly the residence of the headteacher for the local village school. Although for a time split into upper and lower villa flats, the house has been sympathetically restored to a single dwelling, retaining many original features alongside modern updates including double-glazed sash and case windows throughout.

      A pedestrian gate leads to the side of the house where a welcoming front door with half glazing leads into the entrance vestibule where a cloak cupboard is located and beyond a generous hallway. To one side is the generous kitchen/dining room with traditional bay window with window seat and views to the south over the garden. The kitchen is fully fitted with floor and wall units offering excellent storage and there is a large central kitchen island housing the sink and dishwasher while the integrated fridge and large gas stove are located on the rear wall.

      The adjacent sitting room with period mantelpiece also benefits from the southerly aspect and garden views with traditional features including sanded and polished wooden floor, bay window, picture rail and ceiling cornicing. Also on the ground floor are the gym/family room, utility room, two ground floor bedrooms and a shower room.

      The staircase leads up to the first floor landing where the stair returns and offers space for a music room. A first floor living room is situated alongside the principal bedroom with built in wardrobes and en suite shower room both capturing the best southerly views to Garleton Hill. A further two double bedrooms are located on this level which benefit from a large family bathroom with separate shower and bath.


      To the front of the house there are two off street parking spaces. The fully walled garden with mature shrubs and flowerbeds continues to wrap around the building; at the rear of the property there is a vegetable patch bordered by a characterful stone wall and mature hedges. At the rear of the house there are several stores and an additional shed.

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    Local information

    • The Schoolhouse is set on the edge of Dirleton village, a conservation village in the heart of East Lothian's famous “Golf Coast” renowned for golf courses, including those at Gullane, Muirfield, The Renaissance Club and Archerfield as well as the two courses at North Berwick. The area surrounding the village is one of great natural scenic beauty, offering stunning sandy beaches at Yellowcraig and the magnificent Dirleton Castle and gardens.
    • Dirleton has a hotel, village pub and coffee shop, while nearby Gullane has a lively mix of shops and restaurants including The Bonnie Badger, The Old Club House, La Potinière, The Main Course and Chez Roux at Greywalls Hotel. The larger towns of North Berwick and Haddington provide a wider range of shops and supermarkets. There is a primary school in Dirleton with secondary schooling at the highly regarded North Berwick High School. Private schooling is available at Loretto School in Musselburgh and there are numerous options in Edinburgh.
    • The village is situated on the coast 25 miles east of Edinburgh and is within easy commuting distance. There is a fast and efficient train service to Edinburgh from nearby Drem (approx. 3 miles) and North Berwick (approx. 2 miles). The airport and motorway links are easily accessible via the A1 and the Edinburgh City Bypass.

    Additional information

    • Viewings - Strictly by appointment with Savills - 0131 247 3738.
    • Services - Mains water, gas, drainage and electricity. Ethernet and coax cabling throughout attached to central hub.
    • Local Authority & Tax Band - East Lothian Council Tax Band G.
    • Conservation Area and Listing - The Schoolhouse is located in the conservation village of Dirleton.
    • Fixtures & Fittings - Fitted carpets, curtains and light fittings are included, as are freestanding appliances.
    • Photos Taken - May 2024.
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G