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Elegant Georgian house in North Berwick

The Gate House is a substantial, detached Victorian property dating from 1870. The property has extensive accommodation arranged over three floors and extends to approximately 5,730sq ft.

Inside there parquet floors are laid throughout the house and, from the hall, the staircase leads to the first floor, and a further staircase to the lower ground floor apartment. One the ground floor the drawing room has a large bay window overlooking the back garden with an open fireplace and extensive book shelving. From here double doors lead into a guest bedroom, which has a separate door to the side of the house and an en suite shower room.

The study is charming, while the dining room has an open fire and double doors which lead onto a balcony overlooking the garden. The kitchen is situated at the west side of the ground floor and has plenty of space for dining, and an Aga.

On the first floor the large landing is lit by a picture window. Accommodation includes a magnificent library with extensive fitted book shelving and a fireplace with a gas stove and white marble mantelpiece. The bay window has views over the garden and toward the Firth of Forth. Three double bedrooms on this floor are served by a bathroom, with a free standing roll top, claw foot bath and a separate double shower cubicle.

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The second floor accommodation provides a superb master bedroom suite with a large bedroom, en suite shower room and a sitting room. The latter has magnificent views out over the West Links, Firth of Forth and Fife; double doors from here lead to a balcony with a glass balustrade. 

The east side of the lower ground floor is a self-contained apartment currently let out on a weekly basis as holiday accommodation.

 The west half of the lower ground floor has further ancillary accommodation for the main house. It includes a kitchen/utility room, a shower room, a boiler room and ample storage space.

On either side of the property are lawns surrounded by shrub beds and a variety of plants including roses, lavender and budlea.

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The principal garden lies to the rear of the house where a large lawn is shaded by some mature trees, and a paved terrace drops down onto a decked area with a substantial summer house.

North Berwick is one of the most sought-after towns in Scotland, with beautiful beaches and good local shopping, cafes and restaurants, as well as easy access to Edinburgh by train or car.

The guide price is £1.25m. For further information please contact Savills on 0131 247 3700 or visit the house on their website.

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