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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Muirlaw House, Stonelaws, North Berwick, East Lothian, EH40

Offers Over £450,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Traditional stone cottage
  • Wonderful views of East Lothian
  • Within North Berwick's school catchment
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sitting room and study/ bedroom 5
  • Country kitchen & utility room
  • Two bathrooms & WC
  • Play room
  • Garden & parking area
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Beautifully renovated and spacious detached cottage close to North Berwick with stunning East Lothian countryside views


East Linton 2 miles, North Berwick 4 miles, Edinburgh 20 miles, Edinburgh Airport 27 miles


Set on the edge of Stonelaws Farm, Muirlaw House is situated on an elevated position looking out over the beautiful East Lothian countryside. The property is located between the villages of Whitekirk and East Linton, the latter providing a range of local amenities including shops, hotels and restaurants.

The nearby towns of North Berwick, Dunbar and Haddington supplement this offering with a range of supermarkets, high street stores, banks, hotels and restaurants. There is a frequent train link to Edinburgh from North Berwick and Drem, and a railway station in Dunbar serving the London mainline. Muirlaw House is within the catchment area for the highly regarded Law Primary and North Berwick High School and there are three well regarded independent school in East Lothian: The Compass in Haddington (primary), Belhaven Hill in Dunbar (preparatory) and Loretto in Musselburgh (3-18). All the fee paying schools of Edinburgh are accessible and many have direct bus services from East Lothian.

The pretty coastal villages of East Lothian are close by, and the area is famous for its golf courses with Muirfield, Gullane, Luffness, Dunbar and North Berwick all within easy reach. The John Muir Country Park, a haven for wildlife, is only a short distance away and there are some wonderful walks nearby, in Binning Wood and along Tyninghame Beach as well as the popular John Muir Way. The expansive sandy beaches of East Lothian are numerous and just minutes away.



Originally two separate farm cottages, Muirlaw House is now a spacious family home.

A private terraced garden at the front of the property sets it back from the local road, with the front entrance opening up onto the generous dining kitchen which has an additional seating area. The modern kitchen contains integrated appliances in the base units. There is a fireplace currently housing an electric fire which provides both warmth and an attractive feature, and has potential to be replaced with a wood burning stove.
Through to the main hallway is a family bathroom, open utility area and double bedroom. A cloakroom is located next to two bedrooms with a southerly outlook, while another family bathroom and bedroom, which could be used as a study, look out onto the rear garden to the north. The bedroom/study has patio doors leading to the terrace outside. Completing the accommodation on the ground floor is a cosy sitting room with a fireplace (at present with electric wood burning effect heater) and views south to the Lammermuir Hills. There is under-floor heating throughout the ground floor, recently installed double glazed sash and case windows, and extensive insulation within the external walls, making the property efficient to heat.

A wooden staircase leads up to the first floor where an extensive playroom and separate bedroom are located. With appropriate planning permission, there would be space to convert the roof space next to the bedroom into an en suite shower room/bathroom.


The terraced garden to the front of the property includes lovely flowerbeds, while the lawned rear garden stretches down to the generous parking area that can accommodate multiple vehicles. Separating the property from the rear garden is a paved patio with seating space and landscaped borders. A wooden fence and shrubs edge the property from the access road to Stonelaws Cottages.
From the parking area, a gravel path leads to the back door and into the utility area with boot store.
Muirlaw House is set within the grounds of a quiet working farm, which has horse livery facilities including stabling, grazing and horse arena.


Mains water and electricity, oil fired Rhino boiler, shared septic tank

Local Authority
Muirlaw House is within East Lothian Council tax band G

There is a shared access road for Muirlaw House and Stonelaws Cottages. A new farm traffic access road is currently under construction.

Fixtures and Fittings
All standard fixtures and fittings are to be included in the sale.

Planning Permission
Permission has been granted for the conversion of the farm steading buildings into four residential properties. Grieves Cottage, the property diagonally opposite Muirlaw House, has planning permission for an extension. Further details on the planning permission can be found on the East Lothian Council website [Ref: 16/ 00600/P - Steading development] [Ref: 16/00285/P - Grieves Cottage]

Square Footage: 2,188 sq ft



From Edinburgh take the A1 east. Exit the dual carriageway at the second exit for Haddington, following signs for the A199 signposted to East Linton. In the centre of East Linton take the B1377 north and after about 1.5 miles turn left at the crossroads, then take the next right. Muirlaw House is the second left turn which takes you onto a track road.

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Added on Rightmove:
16 March 2017

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