Home Report Dunbar

Home Report Dunbar

Home reports are required by law in Scotland when it comes to selling a residential property. They are there to give buyers a solid reckoning of all the important details offering peace of mind for the buyer and the seller alike. With home reports, a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) regulated surveyor with a deep knowledge of the local area and a nearby office is essential criteria to provide a thorough and rigorous survey. If you’re selling in the Dunbar area, then Shepherd Chartered Surveyors satisfies all criteria to deliver a comprehensive and trusted home report.

Shepherd Chartered Surveyors are the largest provider of home reports in Scotland. We are represented on all major lender’s panels and our knowledge of the market in Dunbar, and wider East Lothian council area is second to none. With many years of experience surveying locations across Scotland and a vast network of offices, we can guarantee an exceedingly high quality of service. You can be sure of speaking to an experienced Royal Institution regulated Chartered Surveyor who can provide you with a quote ahead of any commitment.

Buying in Dunbar

Dunbar, East Lothian, is a bustling and historic royal burgh and harbour town with a rich past that goes back to the American Revolutionary Wars, the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, the Wars of Scottish Independence, and further still. The town lies on the North Sea coast, approximately 30 miles east of Edinburgh and 30 miles from the English border north of Berwick-upon-Tweed. The more recent history and development of the town revolved around its focus a port town and fishing industries, however, bypassed now by the A1 trunk road has made it an attractive commuter settlement and also became more tourist oriented. Due to its geographical location, Dunbar receives less rain and more hours of direct sunshine per year than most places in Scotland which further adds to the town’s appeal for locals and visitors.

Dunbar today as mentioned is an attractive commuter town for people mainly working in Edinburgh, Haddington, and other settlements in East Lothian. This is helped by its good transport links. The A1 trunk road connects residents directly to Edinburgh by car, and there are also direct train routes to Edinburgh Waverly from Dunbar train station taking roughly 30 minutes.

As for amenities and things to do, there’s not only an abundance to do in Dunbar, but plenty to see also. Dunbar has two promenades, forming part of the John Muir Way. These provide an ideal viewpoint to see Dunbar’s geological features including volcanic deposits and dykes seen from a high vantage point on the western clifftop promenade which passes the town’s Public and Winterfield parks. There are two local beaches, the smaller East Beach next to the town featuring rock pools and the expansive Belhaven Beach on the outskirts. Lochend Woods are a fantastic community resource owned and managed by the Dunbar Community Woodland Group.

The vibrant and historic town centre has a large number of independent, locally owned retail businesses. Amongst the gift shops, salons, and cafes there are a community owned bakery and grocer, a butchers and fishmonger, traditional sweet shop, chocolatiere, florists, pet shop, and a hardware store. The town also has a zero-waste shop as well as several vintage and antique stores and two charity shops. There are two popular RNLI stores reflecting the town’s important maritime connection. The High Street also features a great number of historic closes, two museums, and the “Backlands” garden and is a short walk to the scenic harbour area with its summertime food outlets.

Dunbar has many hotels, B&Bs, a hostel, and campsites as well as short term lets catering to the annual influx of visitors coming to see the town and enjoy its surroundings. Popular activities include surfing, wakeboarding, coasteering, kite surfing, paddleboarding as well as boat and fishing tours. Tourists are also attracted by the walking and cycling routes in the area with other long-distance routes, the John Muir Way and Coast & Castles routes, also very popular.

With all this it’s easy to see why the small town is enjoyed so much by locals and visitors alike.

In terms of local schooling, the town is served by two primary schools, West Barns Primary School and Dunbar Primary School, and a non-denominational state secondary school, Dunbar Grammar School. Dunbar Grammar School also serves a wide catchment area which includes the surrounding areas and villages of East Linton, Stenton, and Oldhamstocks. The school currently has a roll of 1,006 pupils. There is also a private school, Belhaven Hill School for 7–13-year-olds.

In January 2024, property in Dunbar stood at an average value of £294,839. Over the last 12 months, different property types have had different average prices. Detached properties sold for £387,060, semi-detached for £269,730, terraced for £293,396, and flats for £180,969.

Why Use Shepherd Chartered Surveyors?

Shepherd Chartered Surveyors are the largest provider of home reports in Scotland, with origins dating back to the 18th century. Fully regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, we can offer an in-depth knowledge of the Dunbar and wider East Lothian property market that nobody else can.

If you’re looking for a home report in Dunbar or other East Lothian localities, you’ll find a Shepherds branch centrally located on the North High Street, Musselburgh. We cover all properties across this area from Aberlady, Allanton, Alnwick, Ambie, Auchencrow, Ayton, Belford, Belhaven, Berwick Upon Tweed, Burnmouth, Chirnside, Cockburnspath, Coldingham, Dunbar, Duns, East Fortune, East Linton, Elphinstone, Eyemouth, Felton, Foulden, Garvald, Gavington, Gifford, Granthouse, Gullane, Haddington,Humbie, Longframlinton, Longniddry, Macmerry, Morpeth, Musselburgh, Norham, North Berwick, Ormiston, Pencaitland, Port Seton/Cockenzie, Preston, Prestonpans, Reston, Rothbury, St. Abbs, Scremerston, Seahouses, Spittal, Stenton, Swarland, Swinton, Tranent, Tweedmouth, Wallyford, Whitecraig, and Wooler, equating to postcode areas EH21, EH31, EH32, EH33, EH34, EH35, EH36, EH39, EH40, EH41, EH42, NE65, NE66, NE67, NE68, NE69, NE70, NE71, TD11, TD13, TD14 and TD15. We are available at our office to give you a quote at any time. Nobody can offer the same level of local market knowledge as Shepherd, our wealth of experience, proven industry expertise and vast network of offices stand testament to that.

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  • Monday – Thursday: 8.45am to 5.30pm
  • Friday: 8.45am to 5pm

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