Fife property focus: 2 East Bay, North Queensferry

This Fife property is nestled on the north side of the Forth Estuary, in the historic village of North Queensferry which is listed among the “Best Places to Live in Scotland”.

Want to live in one of the best places in Scotland? Well, now you can.

2 East Bay, is a stunning 5-bedroom extended detached family home set within the enchanting village location of North Queensferry, within easy commuting distance to Edinburgh and Fife.

An ideal Family Home

2 East Bay has the perfect layout for family living. Situated within a convenient and quiet cul-de-sac setting within a modern development, the property is only a 10-minute walk to the primary school as well as the North Queensferry train station.

The property’s accommodation on the ground level has four large double bedrooms – one with an ensuite shower room, family bathroom, and a dining kitchen with utility room off that gives you access to the rear gardens and the second driveway.

There’s a stunning dining room/family room and the front-facing lounge, which boasts stunning views to the Forth Rail Bridge making this the ideal Fife property to go for.

The current owners have extended the property upstairs to create a truly  gorgeous master suite with a private dressing area, that could be used as a home office/study or dressing area and there is also a luxury ensuite bathroom.

North Queensferry schools

Primary schooling is provided at the excellent North Queensferry Primary School, which celebrated 100 years in 2014. Situated at the top of the hill and overlooking the village between the Forth Railway and Forth Road Bridges, the school boasts views across the River Forth itself and is conveniently located near the train station.

Secondary education is available at nearby Inverkeithing High School, which is only a 10-minute drive by car or 20 minutes by bus.

North Queensferry attractions

The most notable attraction within North Queensferry are the iconic Forth Bridges. The North Queensferry skyline is dominated by the Forth bridges and it strikes a breathtaking view from this property.

Complimenting the UNESCO World Heritage site bridge is the Queensferry Crossing which is due to open later this year, making commuting between Edinburgh even easier!

Another popular attraction, Deep Sea World, is Scotland’s National Aquarium and first opened in 1933. The aquarium boasts impressive displays of local and exotic sealife with the centerpiece being Europe’s largest underwater viewing tunnel complete with moving walkway.

The Harbour Light Tower is the smallest lighthouse in the world that is still in use. Head to the pier to take a look and find out all about its fascinating history.

Community

North Queensferry is a vibrant community with its own Community Centre.

Here are just a few of the weekly events that take place:

Monday – 5:30pm – Dog Training / 7pm – Arts & Crafts

Tuesday – 9:40am – Musical Steps

Thursday – 9:30am – Toddler Group / 9:45am – Dog Training/ 7pm – Youth Club

Friday – 10am – Pilates / 4pm – 8pm Robertson Dance Academy

North Queensferry outdoors

North Queensferry is a great place to see wildlife with bird watching and sometimes even sightings of orcas!

Just a few minutes’ walk from 2 East Bay, lies the Fife Coastal Path. It is ideal for those keen on biking and walking. Approximately 117 miles long, the path runs between the Kincardine Bridge in the South and Newburgh in the North. Along the route, you will pass through spectacular and wild natural landscapes and wildlife reserves, charming fishing villages and award-winning beaches.

Eateries and restaurants

Looking for good food  and drinks in North Queensferry? Just a stone’s throw away from this Fife property are some really wonderful restaurants and eateries that are a must-see:

The Wee Restaurant is a small, family-run restaurant which has been awarded a Michelin Guide “Bib Gourmand” and was named best eating place in Scotland by The Independent. The restaurant has also just announced that it has been chosen as a finalist for Best Restaurant of the Year, 2017.

Hotels and Air BnB

With the Fife property market already boasting several hotels why not turn 2 East Bay into a bed and breakfast or as a holiday rental on Air BnB? The location is well sought after and you have the bedrooms to compliment that!

Commuting

2 East Bay in North Queensferry is an ideal property for commuters. Travelling by train, the North Queensferry train station is a 10-minute leisurely stroll from the property. The journey lasts around 20 minutes.

If you are travelling by public transport and want to take the bus into Edinburgh – the bus journey is approximately 32 minutes.

Finally, if you are travelling by car, the journey is approximately 30 minutes to and from Edinburgh city centre. Additionally, Edinburgh Airport is only a 25 minutes’ drive.

North Queensferry fact: Gordon Brown, the former British Prime Minister, lives in the village and has lived there for more than 20 years.

The property is currently advertised at fixed price for £489,995

To arrange a viewing for this property contact a member of the Edinburgh VMH team here.