Whitberry House occupies a south facing site adjacent to the driveway of Tyninghame House, a magnificent nineteenth century mansion house now converted into apartments standing in a lovely parkland setting. Whitberry House was built circa 1800 of part rendered stone under slate roofs. It is listed grade B and was formerly a farmhouse. The accommodation, which is arranged over 2 floors and has oil fired central heating, requires some upgrading. This work may include the re-fitting of the kitchen and bathrooms, the creation of further bathrooms and the conversion of the annexe to a separate flat (subject to listed building consent).
The reception rooms are elegant and spacious. There is direct access through French windows from the drawing room to the garden and the kitchen/family room is ideal for modern family living. There are a number of service rooms on the ground floor which is completed by the annexe which has recently been used as offices.
The bedrooms are all found on the first floor. Neither of the 2 bathrooms are en-suite however there is clear potential and space to create such rooms.
To the front of the house there is a gravelled parking area whilst the principal garden lies to the north of the house. It is fully enclosed by a high brick wall and enjoys sunshine at all times of the day.
Whitberry House is situated in the charming village of Tyninghame, one of East Lothian's most sought after residential locations. Lying about 26 miles to the south east of Edinburgh this ancient conservation village is surrounded by rich farmland and mature woodland.
The local towns of Dunbar, Haddington and North Berwick are all within easy reach and provide excellent everyday shopping facilities. The A1 allows fast access by car to the south and north and there are regular commuter rail services to Edinburgh from Dunbar, North Berwick and Drem stations. Edinburgh airport can be reached by car in about 40 minutes at off-peak times.
The local primary schools are in East Linton and Dunbar whilst Dunbar and North Berwick High Schools provide excellent secondary education. In addition the area is well served by private day schools including Belhaven Hill at Dunbar, the Compass in Haddington and Loretto at Musselburgh.
East Lothian is renowned for its outdoor leisure amenities. Tyninghame beach, only 2 miles from Whitberry House, is a wonderful place for picnics, bathing, horse riding and coastal walks. Some of the finest golf courses in Scotland including Muirfield, Gullane, Archerfield and Dunbar are all close by and the nearby Lammermuir Hills offer extensive walks. For those interested in field sports the heather clad Lammermuirs encompass a number of famous and productive grouse moors and pheasant and partridge shooting can be rented on local estates and farms. North Berwick is a well-known sailing centre.
From the A119 Haddington to Dunbar road (formerly the A1) turn left about 2 miles east of East Linton on to the A198 sign posted North Berwick. After about 1 mile the driveway to Whitberry House (and Tyninghame House) is situated on the right hand side opposite Main Street.
Strictly by appointment with the selling agents.
Whitberry House falls into Band H for Council Tax purposes.
Whitberry House is listed grade B as being of architectural and historic interest.
Mains water, electricity and drainage.
Oil fired central heating.
The energy performance rating for Whitberry House is G with potential for D.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS
The fitted carpets are included in the sale.