Gin Head is the most compelling site available on the coast of Scotland and is a culturally significant landmark with full planning permission to create an iconic residential property.
Thirty miles from the cosmopolitan city of Edinburgh and just a few miles from the charming seaside town of North Berwick, this world class site also offers the very best of East Lothian’s golf courses.
The Gin Head site extends to approximately five acres and takes in a wild and wonderful landscape including outstanding views out to sea, The Bass Rock and Tantallon Castle, a 14th century ruin.
Tear your eyes away from Tantallon and look north from Gin Head’s coastline – a great barnacled knuckle of rock thrusts a hundred metres up from the sea. This is the Bass Rock, a World Nature Reserve, home to the largest island gannet colony on earth. Uninhabited, this is a bird sanctuary of awe-inspiring size, with lighthouse. This mighty rock rises out of the sea 2.3km off-shore. Monumental and totally unexpected, its impact on Gin Head’s vista is that of a grand, theatrical statement.
North Berwick Law
Looking inland, you’ll see another of East Lothian’s striking landmarks – the momentous mound known as North Berwick Law. This extinct volcano rises 187 metres above sea level. The juxtaposition of this spectacular triumvirate to Gin Head results in views that are not only unique but astonishing and utterly spectacular.
The buildings still standing today are significant survivors of the Admiralty signals base founded in 1943. In these buildings, scientists forensically explored captured German radar equipment, influencing the outcome of World War Two. Particularly crucial in the months leading up to the Allied Invasion of France. The deception and jamming operations tested at Gin Head were key to the success of the D-Day landings in Normandy on 6th June, 1944. They helped to deceive the German High Command into thinking that the British naval and airborne forces would arrive in France via the Pas De Calais, rather than in Normandy. The buildings that were designed for what turned out to be vital war work, built to withstand enemy action, have been explored in the architectural vision.