Featured property: The Old School House

Situated in the scenic, yet equally breathtaking, village of Whitehill, The Old School House really is a property worth leaving the capital to view.


Approximately 2km south-east of Dalkeith and 13.6km from Edinburgh, Whitehill is ideally located between the border of Midlothian and East Lothian. What that means is, entrances to the quaint village boast magnificent panoramic views over Edinburgh, The Firth of Forth and the Pentland Hills.

The history of the area paints a rich picture too. According to myths, the name is derived from the farmstead situated near the entrance of the village towards Edgehead. Apparently, the farmland there was deemed not fit for ploughing, and thus the land was never used. The village is elevated slightly higher than the Esk Valley, so during the winter months snow would accumulate and rest on the land, giving it the name: Whitehill.

Featured property: The Old School House

In a town where the average population is around 200, this property really does boast peace, quiet and ample space for the whole family.

The Old School House is a beautiful traditional stone-built property offering everything you would expect from a family sized home outwith Edinburgh.

The property consists of 5 bedrooms, a huge lounge area, a home office with a breakfast area, and a dining kitchen with modern units and appliances.

Even if it does snow this Christmas, you don’t need to worry as the property benefits from an oil-fired central heating system and double-glazing throughout to ensure you can watch the typical Scottish weather unfold outside, all from the comfort of your lounge.

Midlothian amenities

Just because you have escaped to the country doesn’t mean you can’t be close to local amenities and services. In nearby Dalkeith, you’ll find everything you need such as high-street shops, independent cafes and restaurants, and supermarkets.

If you have your weekends free then why not try out the Newbattle Golf Course? We’ll meet you at the tee.

Don’t worry about the children either. There’s an excellent range of schools such as Dalkeith High School and St. David’s RC High School.

Why we love this property

We at VMH Edinburgh love this property simply because it has so much potential for whoever the buyer may be. The location is perfect for escaping hectic city centre life, whilst also being surrounded in an idyllic and caring family friendly community.

This property holds a high value on family togetherness and spirit.

This property could be all yours with a fixed price of £350,000 – that’s £35,000 below the HR valuation!

Don’t miss out, arrange a viewing today!

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