East Bay is a property that will resonate with anyone who has ever dreamt of living in a houseboat on the water. 

This remarkable four bedroomed modern house in North Queensferry occupies a setting surrounded on two sides by the Firth of Forth and offers panoramic views over the neighbouring bay to the north, down the Firth of Forth to the front – and to round off, has the iconic Forth Rail Bridge as a backdrop, all of which combine to give the feel of living on the water.

Built in 1995 and more recently upgraded to a high specification inside and out, East Bay’s design and orientation ensure breath-taking views and an abundance of natural light throughout the house.

The Herald:

A key feature, the reception areas are open plan with the kitchen, and all have sliding patio doors out onto a 59ft decked terrace. Notably, the kitchen/breakfast room was refitted in 2015 when the property was extended and includes integrated appliances, Silestone work surfaces and raised breakfast bar. The adjacent sitting room features a central rotating log burner and is open plan with the dining area, which has a double-height ceiling with skylights.

The ground floor accommodation includes three bedrooms, two of which are en suite while another is adjacent to a shower room. The principal bedroom boasts sliding patio doors onto the terrace, 26ft dressing room with extensive fitted storage, and luxuriously appointed en suite bathroom with twin basins, Jacuzzi bath, and separate shower.

The Herald:

Spanning 3,679 sq ft principally over the ground floor, the first floor is accessed by a contemporary spiral staircase in the hall leading to a sizable family/games room with double-height vaulted ceiling, log-burning stove, plus access to a covered balcony and Juliet balconies with views of the Forth Rail Bridge. This level also houses a shower room, and gym/fourth bedroom.

With views this amazing, the outdoor space has been carefully landscaped and is fully enclosed by secure fencing along the coastline. The decked terrace overlooks the garden and is a superb setting for entertaining, while flagstone paths connect it to two separate outdoor dining areas, both of which overlook the water.

The Herald:

In addition, there is a small harbour with floating dock and private mooring, and a range of outhouses, including a garden room with electric heating, tool shed, workshop, store, integral double garage with electric doors and EV car charger, and electric access gate leading to a Tarmac driveway/parking.

North Queensferry village offers good amenities including a railway station on the Edinburgh and Fife Circle Line - the Fife Coastal Path is nearby, as is the North Queensferry Boat Club. Offers over £1.5m to Savills Edinburgh.

The Herald: This stunning home next to the world famous Forth Bridge is on the market for offers over £1.5