Featured property: The Old Schoolhouse, Dalkeith, is the family home you’ve been dreaming of

If you’ve recently read our previous blog about finding the perfect family home in Edinburgh and you’re still looking then we may have just found the property for you.

The Old Schoolhouse in Whitehill, Dalkeith is the perfect family home just on the edge of Edinburgh.


As you can guess by its name, this fabulous property was originally a school house before it was upgraded and restored into the charming family house it is today.

Now a semi-detached villa, this property still showcases its traditional stone-built walls just bursting with character and history.

The property has four bedrooms, all adequately sized with an addition of a fifth bedroom if the downstairs study was to be transformed.

The master bedroom and two slightly smaller bedrooms are situated on the first floor of the property, offering stunning views of the local fields, whilst the double room is located on the ground floor.

All the rooms are versatile and perfect for a growing family.

The dining area doubles up with the kitchen, acting as a hub for family time thanks to its spacious design, with large widows looking into the beautiful rear garden.

Just imagine the summer months in this home, when your dining can expand out on to the patio area.

For those who enjoy a luxurious, relaxing hot bubble bath, this property offers a four-piece bathroom including a beautiful roll-top bath and underfloor heating. Perhaps even pour yourself a cheeky wine!

As for the outside of the property, The Old Schoolhouse has a superb garden space around all sides of the property. The main garden in the rear is perfect for the kids as it is fully enclosed with a central lawn, great for activities in the summer.


The Old Schoolhouse is a rustic property, situated in the picturesque village of Whitehill, just on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

This property is perfect for those who enjoy the peace of countryside living whilst being only 30-minutes’ drive away from Edinburgh city centre.

Whitehill is a beautiful little village surrounded by open fields and woods and is just perfect for those of you who enjoy exploring the great outdoors.

Whitehill also offers countless walking or cycling opportunities down beautiful county lanes for the ultimate escape.

The local town of Dalkeith is only a short five-minute drive from the property.  Dalkeith offers a range of high-street shops as well as many independent retailers and major supermarkets. If you fancy eating out, Dalkeith also has an impressive choice of pubs and restaurants.


For families with younger children, The Old Schoolhouse is home to a range of respected schools, both in the private and public sector. The property is within the catchment area for Woodburn Primary School and Dalkeith High School, both of which are only a six-minute drive away. Both schools in the catchment area are highly respected.

Why we love this property

Here at VMH we love unique properties that boast homely vibes and this house does just that.

The country/farmhouse design of this property helps bring out the traditional feel.

The vestibule at the entrance of the house inspires owners to explore the outside and return with muddy boots and raincoats without dirtying the interior.

In colder months of the year the roaring log burner will heat up the whole house, adding to the homely warmth the home already offers.

For those who love gazing at the stars, the tremendous skylights towards the back of the property allow for those magical nights… All you have to do is dig out your telescope.

To book a viewing if this fabulous family home, contact us here today.