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Leuchie House

An 18th-century mansion which now serves as a Multiple Sclerosis Society Short Break Centre, Leuchie House lies 2 miles (3 km) south southeast of North Berwick.

The estate and an old house were purchased by the Dalrymples from the Marjoribanks family in 1701. In 1779, Sir Hew Dalrymple (1712-90) designed and built a new three-storey mansion over the old foundations. The building work took six years to complete and the result is a fine mansion in neat rubble, with full height bay on the south-facing garden front. The interior features fine plasterwork by James Nisbet of Edinburgh and three well-carved marble chimney-pieces in the Dining Room, Drawing Room and Upper Drawing Room. The house was unoccupied for more than fifty years, but it was then altered and extended before being re-occupied in 1859.

Today the house provides respite care for MS sufferers and holidays for suffers and their carers. The grounds include a wheel-chair accessible woodland walk.

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