A former school, now an attractive and well located family home with the benefit of full planning permission for a single house plot.
Offers over £375000

Eyemouth 2.5 miles    Edinburgh 49 miles    Newcastle 72 miles

A former school, now an attractive and well located family home (Lot 1) with the benefit of full planning permission for a single house (Lot 2).

For sale as a Whole or in Two Lots: See separate advert for Lot 2 – Old School Garden Plot.

Lot 1 – Old School (outlined red – see particulars document) – 0.15 hectares (.37 acres) Offers over £300,000


Upon reaching the Village of Ayton, continue on to the high street. On the west side of the street, opposite the Clock Tower House and between the Old School House and St. Margarets there is a vennel. Continue through the vennel and the Old School is located on the left hand side.


The property is located in quiet position just off the high street, in the heart of Ayton Village, within the eastern Scottish Borders. The position of the house offers privacy whilst being convenient for easy access to the all the services and facilities that the village has to offer including a busy café, popular pub, bowling club, shop and primary school. The village is on a

regular bus service route and is located just to the west of the A1(T) providing easy access to the north and south making it a popular location for people commuting to Edinburgh (49 miles) or Newcastle (72 miles). There are train stations at Dunbar (22 miles to the north) and Berwick upon Tweed (8 miles to the south). Secondary schooling is available at Eyemouth High School and there is a daily bus service from the village taking children to Londgridge School which caters for children from nursery through to secondary school. The village has a wonderful community feel and is a fantastic place for family living with lots of attractions nearby including a vast number of excellent beaches and harbours along the east coast just 2.5 miles distant, an abundance of opportunities for walking in the surrounding countryside, horse riding, fishing and golf.


As its title suggests, this property comprises a former school which was sympathetically renovated in around 1993 to create a spacious four bedroom family home with retention of many of the original features including large windows, panelled walls and doors and wooden floors. The property exudes character and benefits from a warm and welcoming feel. It has been home to the current owner and her family for over twenty years. The house is well maintained and pleasantly decorated throughout. The layout offers flexibility and with the benefit of two bedrooms and a bathroom located on the ground floor there is scope for a self-contained annexe. The property also includes planning permission for erection of a new house in the southern end of the garden.

LOT 1 – THE OLD SCHOOL (outlined red – see particulars document) – 0.15 hectares (0.37 acres)


The Old School is of traditional stone and slate construction with double glazed windows throughout.


The property provides the following accommodation set over two floors:

Ground Floor

Entrance hall; utility room with sink and plumbing for washing machine; WC; open plan kitchen/dining/lounge; dining room with open fire, glazed doors to conservatory and access to first floor; drawing room with open fire, glazed doors to conservatory and access to rear porch; rear porch with plentiful storage and hanging space; inner hall; bathroom with three piece bathroom suite and shower fitting above bath; double bedroom with fitted cupboard; double bedroom with fitted cupboard.

First Floor

Double bedroom with concealed storage/office area; box bedroom with storage cupboards; double bedroom with fitted cupboards; shower room with Mira power shower, wash hand basin and WC.


The property benefits from a large garden which includes a tarmac coveredformer playground to the west ideal for parking and ball games and an enclosed area of garden to the south which is mainly laid to lawn with several well maintained borders interspersed by a variety of ornamental trees. There is a double garage located to the south of the house which benefits from a concrete floor and lights.


The property is served by mains water, electricity, gas and drainage. The downstairs radiators are heated from the gas AGA whilst the first floor

accommodation is heated with two electric panel heaters.


It is noted that the occupiers of the neighbouring houses to the north and south west of the subject property benefit from a right of access across the

vennel and access road.


COUNCIL TAX BAND   The house is band ‘G’ for council tax purposes.


The occupier of the property currently receives a Feed in Tarriff in respect of the solar panels with an annual payment of circa £1000.

Offers Over £375,000 as a whole, Offers Over £300,000 for lot 1 only and Offers Over £75,000 for lot 2 only


LOT 2 – OLD SCHOOL GARDEN PLOT  (shaded blue) – 0.10 hectares (0.24 acres).

Full planning permission (Ref: 14/01146/FUL) was granted on 2nd October 2015 for erection of a detached two storey house and two garages with car parking and turning area, subject to conditions. The proposed house is of a very attractive, contemporary design with a superb layout and with a sympathetic approach toward the Old School ensuring that it is not overlooked and that each property has sufficient privacy. The proposed house will have a rendered/cast stone finish with a timber canopy all under a slate

roof. This application has been renewed (Ref:18/01331/FUL) subject to a Section 75 Legal Agreement which requires the developer of the plot to pay local contributions in respect of education and lifelong learning if the sum of £3,562, (indexed annually). Copies of the application can be viewed on the on-line planning portal using the application reference or by request from the Selling Agents.



SPECIAL DESIGNATIONS  The property is located within a conservation area.

DATE OF ENTRY  By mutual agreement.


All carpets, blinds and white goods are included. Some of the curtains and the summerhouse may be available by separate negotiation.

RIGHTS, EASEMENTS & OUTGOINGS  The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, whether public or private, and any existing or proposed wayleaves, easements, servitude rights, restrictions and burdens of whatever kind, whether referred to in these particulars or not. The Purchasers will be held to have satisfied themselves on all such matters. As noted above the occupiers of the neighbouring properties located to the north and south west have a right of access  along the driveway shaded green on the plan attached. Similarly, the purchaser of the plot will also be granted a right of access and egress. Please note that ownership of the access road will be retained by the Owner of the Old School and that the Purchaser of the Plot will be granted all requisite rights of access and egress and will be responsible for a share of the cost of maintenance. In addition, the Purchaser of the Plot will be granted all rights of access to service the plot and to maintain the service infrastructure thereon, subject to making good any damage caused carrying out such works. Full details will be agreed at the point of sale.

TENURE  Freehold.


The property is offered for sale as a whole or as two separate lots with Vacant Possession by Private Treaty and with entry by arrangement between the parties. A closing date for offers may be fixed and all interested parties are advised to register their interest with the Selling Agents.


Offers should be made in writing and addressed to the Selling Agents. The Seller shall not be bound to accept the highest or indeed any offer.

VIEWING   Strictly by appointment with the Selling Agents.


Whilst we use our best endeavours to make our sales details accurate and reliable, please contact us if there is any point, which you wish to clarify. We will be pleased to check this information for you, particularly if you are contemplating travelling some distance to view the property. These particulars were prepared in May 2019.

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and it should not be assumed that the property remains as photographed. Any error, omission or misstatement shall not annul the sale, or entitle any party

to compensation or recourse to action at law. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents,

including for its current use. FBR have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise and ought

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