21/2 Marine Lodge has a wonderful setting in the centre of the popular coastal town of North Berwick with outstanding views across the West Bay and Firth of Forth. The property forms part of a beautiful Victorian villa set back from the street which has been divided into three well-proportioned flats with shared gardens.
Situated on the coast of East Lothian, North Berwick has been consistently voted one of the best places to live in both Scotland and the wider UK. It is a highly scenic coastal town, overlooking the Firth of Forth with spectacular views over to Fife and the Bass Rock. The town boasts magnificent sandy beaches, all based around the vibrant town centre which has a good range of local shopping, restaurants, services and schools. North Berwick High School is a great draw to the town and there are good connections to Edinburgh from North Berwick train station.
North Berwick is part of East Lothian's famous 'Golf Coast' and is renowned for its golf courses. These include North Berwick West Links Golf Course and The Glen in the town itself. Other courses include Muirfield, a regular host to The Open Championship, The Renaissance Club, two courses at Archerfield and three at Gullane and Luffness.
21/2 Marine Lodge is the middle apartment in a large Victorian villa. It comprises the entire first floor. The views to the front over the garden stretch across a putting green, the West Bay Beach, Craigleith Island and over the Firth of Forth. The accommodation extends to circa. 1467 sq ft and displays high ceilings, typical of the 19th century, and engineered wooden floors throughout. Many period features, such as original sash and case windows (double glazed), working shutters and cornicing remain.
A shared stairway to the east side of the property is the access for the two upper flats. The main front door for the flat is on the right and leads into a light and spacious hallway with engineered wooden floors. The south facing kitchen to the left with dual aspect windows is bathed in light and is fitted with hardwood Shaker style units with silestone work tops. There is a central island with a sink and space for a large dining table in front of the full height windows. Included in the kitchen is a large gas Rangemaster, integrated Bosch dishwasher and American style fridge freezer.
The sitting room with its Victorian proportions has a large bay window which allows uninterrupted views over the putting green, West Bay Beach and the Firth of Forth towards Fife. It has an original fireplace with marble mantel and inset Aga wood burning stove. Stunning period details in this room include the intricate cornicing and working shutters.
The spacious principal bedroom overlooks the gardens at the front of the house, with views over the West Bay Beach and the Lamb Island and includes a traditional Edinburgh press. A further three bedrooms all lead off the central hallway where there is also a family bathroom which has a bath with shower over, a WC and wash hand basin. An additional shower room is located next to the fourth bedroom with a recently upgraded over-sized shower, WC and wash hand basin.
Shared Gardens, Garage and Parking
21/2 has shared use of the garden to the east of the building which has a pedestrian gate to the front out to the Westgate. It also has an allocated parking space and a single garage with electric opening door which can be accessed via the garden gate on the south side of the property.