Location Location Location - North Berwick
A popular destination with holiday makers for over a hundred years, recently North Berwick has enjoyed a rise in popularity with the in-the-know home buyer and it’s easy to see why.
A hike to the top of the hill behind the town, North Berwick Law, is a great vantage point to see how the town has grown up around the historic harbour, nestled as it is between two exceptionally scenic sandy bays. The Law offers incredible panoramic views of the countryside around. Look to the West and you can see Edinburgh Castle to the West and gaze to the North and you see the Firth of Forth, Bass Rock and Fife Coastline.
North Berwick is a vibrant and scenic town with a thriving community, benefitting from an eclectic mix of shops - from major supermarkets to charming boutiques - independent cafes and bars, not to mention world-renowned golf courses.
For commuters, the situation of the town is particularly good with speedy, regular trains in to the centre of Edinburgh from North Berwick station. Trains take about half an hour and there’s a bus service that runs in to Edinburgh too, taking around an hour. Driving takes about 45 minutes.
The town’s schools have an enviable reputation and North Berwick High School was recently named by Tatler magazine as one of the top state schools in the UK. North Berwick Health Centre offers a choice of GPs with full nursing support, and there are two dental surgeries in the town.
There’s a packed calendar of events through the year. Edinburgh isn’t far away for the Festival but every year the sights and sounds of the world biggest cultural event come to North Berwick for the Fringe by the Sea. The annual Puffin Fest celebrates the birds’ return to the islands in the Forth and the North Berwick Highland Games offers all the spectacle you would expect.
For outdoor enthusiasts there are many countryside walks, including the John Muir Way which runs through North Berwick. Birdlife is renowned in the area and the town is home to the award-winning Scottish Seabird Centre. The town boasts a tide-filled pond on the East Sands beach and in the summer it’s a great place to swim, paddle and even canoe.
The town is flanked by two golf courses. To the West is the North Berwick Golf Club, a classic links course with a worldwide reputation, regularly holding championships, including the Final Qualifying for The Open in 2013, for the 6th time. To the East is The Glen Golf Club, also a links course with fine views of the Bass Rock. The elevated tees and greens makes it a particularly challenging course.
The town also boasts the excellent North Berwick Tennis Club which has six all-weather courts that hosts the annual East Lothian Open.
Miller Homes is in the process of building a new development, Ferrygate Meadow on the western edge of the town with prices starting at £349,995. The development of 105 homes will feature over a dozen of the housebuilder’s most popular home styles in a countryside location to the west of the town, minutes from the train station and beach.
You can find out more about the development here or call 03331 308 774.