Falling in love with the person living next door is a notion normally reserved for romantic movies and novels, but for Midlothian residents Alan and Emily, it became a reality when they moved into 7 and 8 Corby Craig Gardens. Having never met before, the pair, who both had young sons, quickly became friends, and a relationship blossomed after two years of being neighbours. Three years since then, their relationship has grown more serious and the couple have made the decision to move to a home big enough for both families, placing both their current houses on the market.

Alan and Emily were initially attracted to the homes in Bilston as the Midlothian village offered peaceful semi-rural surroundings, with easy access to the countryside. It was also close to Hillend, where both their sons learned to ski. However, being just a mile over the city bypass, they still retained the benefits of the amenities on offer in the city of Edinburgh. The houses themselves appealed thanks to both the spacious interiors and the gardens surrounding them.

Both detached houses are modern and stylish, and located conveniently close to local amenities in the small and peaceful Midlothian village of Bilston, making them perfect for families. The houses both benefit from significant upgrades and offer clean, neutral décor, ensuring they are both immaculately presented to the market.

The homes feature garages and well-maintained gardens to the front, side and rear. There is also a children’s play park in the development. Given the quiet cul-de-sac location, this means children can play outside and ride their bikes in the street in safety.

Located in the small and peaceful village of Bilston in Midlothian, both homes are positioned conveniently located close to a large Asda superstore, Straiton Retail Park and a number of recreational facilities at Penicuik Leisure Centre. For avid golfers, there are several popular golf courses nearby. There is also a lovely selection of woodland walks. The properties are within the catchment area of the newly built Bilston Primary, St Margaret’s RC Primary and the well-respected Beeslack High School. Bilston also benefits from excellent road links to the city centre of Edinburgh, meaning the amenities on offer in the capital are just 30 minutes away.

7 Corby Craig Gardens

7 Corby Craig Gardens

This home features four bedrooms and is equally as modern and stylish as the neighbouring home. Excellently presented, this four bedroom detached home offers a similar layout to number 8, with a lovely sitting room at the rear of the property, featuring patio doors leading out to the large garden area. There is a front-facing dining room offering ample space for a table and chairs for the whole family. The kitchen is also highly impressive, very modern and well-fitted with stylish units and appliances.

7 Corby Craig Gardens living area

All four bedrooms are located upstairs on the first floor of the property. The master bedroom features an en suite shower room with a three piece suite, and the other three bedrooms are all generously proportioned. The first floor accommodation is completed with a family bathroom housing a white three-piece suite.

7 Corby Craig Gardens, Bilston, Midlothian, EH25 9TG
Offers over £295,000
4 bed detached house with 2 reception rooms
ESPC ref: E399046
EPC rating: C
For more information contact 0131 253 2331
Selling solicitor: Connor Malcolm

8 Corby Craig Gardens

8 Corby Craig gardens exterior

The larger of the two properties offers five bedrooms. Upon entering the property, you are greeted by a welcoming hallway. The home benefits from a modern and bright lounge with windows overlooking the garden, and a spacious dining room at the front of the property. The kitchen is particularly impressive with sleek fitted units, all the essential appliances and patio doors leading out to the extensive garden area.

8 Corby Craig Gardens living area

One of the bedrooms is located on the ground floor, which could also be used as a study. The remaining four are located upstairs on the first floor – the attractive master bedroom benefits from its own en suite shower room, while bedrooms two and three share a Jack-and-Jill en suite shower room. The upstairs accommodation is completed by an excellently proportioned bedroom and a stylish family bathroom with a three piece suite.

8 Corby Craig Gardens, Bilston, Midlothian, EH25 9TG
Offers over £325,000
5 bed detached house with 2 reception rooms
ESPC ref: E399045
EPC rating: B
For more information contact 0131 253 2331
Selling solicitor: Connor Malcolm

So, if you are looking to move to a lovely home in a great family-friendly area, make sure you don’t miss out on these modern and stylish homes – viewing is highly recommended.