We're revealing the ten homes for sale on espc.com that were most popular with buyers in February 2024, attracting more than 66,000 views between them.

Interestingly, the most popular properties for sale with ESPC were an even split when it came to location, with five of the homes located in Edinburgh, and five in East Lothian – with particular interest in homes in Corstorphine and Prestonpans.

Nine of the properties were suited to family living, while just one property was a first-time buyer-friendly one-bedroom flat. And househunters weren’t taking it easy during this typically quieter time for the market, as eight of the ten homes have already been snapped up and are off the market, with another property set to join them with a closing date set for 12 March 2024.

Several of the properties required some substantial upgrades, suggesting that many buyers are looking for a project to put their own stamp on, at a variety of budgets. The most expensive property was a renovation project in sought-after Merchiston, coming in at £840,000, while the lowest-priced property was a glossy one-bedroom flat in Tranent, priced at a purse-friendly £120,000.

Paul Hilton, CEO of ESPC, said: “It’s clearly been a very busy market for househunters across Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and the Borders, with strong demand in particular for properties in renowned areas of Edinburgh and East Lothian. Househunters haven’t been passive in their searching either; the fact that the vast majority of the most popular homes are already under offer shows that buyers are driven and serious in their intention to buy, which is great news for sellers and homeowners thinking about putting their homes on the market in the months to come. From this list, we can see that there are plenty of family buyers in the market, and we can expect to continue to experience strong demand for quality family homes, with buyers so keen that they’re competing for an array of renovation projects alongside high-spec, fully finished properties.”

Let’s take a look at the top ten most popular properties for sale on espc.com in February 2024...

1. A bright and spacious family home in Barnton

The most popular property on espc.com in February 2024 was this fantastic family home in the highly sought-after Barnton neighbourhood. Close to excellent schooling and enjoying a prime position on a corner plot, this spacious three-bedroom house is finished to an immaculate standard and clearly appealed to a plethora of family buyers searching for a turnkey home in a renowned area of Edinburgh. Unsurprisingly, there’s been hot competition for this property, with a closing date set for 12 March.

Property Details

2 Barnton Park Crescent, Barnton, Edinburgh

Agent: Murray Beith Murray

Price: Offers over £540,000

Status: Closing date set for 12 March 2024

2. A renovation project packed with potential in North Berwick

Second on our list is this two-bedroom detached cottage in ever-popular North Berwick, which presents huge potential for redevelopment or renovation – meaning it’s caught the eye of thousands of househunters feeling inspired! Set in a tranquil position ten minutes from the town, this south-facing cottage could be transformed into a wonderful countryside home. It’s no surprise that this property is already under offer.

Property Details

Cour Cottage, Congalton Gardens, North Berwick EH39 5JP

Agent: Paris Steele Property

Price: Offers over £160,000

Status: Under offer

3. A riverside duplex flat in Musselburgh

Completing the top three is this fantastic duplex flat in popular Musselburgh. The flat occupies the ground and first floor of a distinctive four-storey former townhouse in the town centre, and enjoys unrestricted riverside access, as well as its own private gardens. The property is ideal for family living, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and offers plenty of opportunity to put your own stamp on the interiors. This unusual property has certainly caught the eye of househunters, and for the time being, it’s still available.

Property Details

The Red House, 115 Millhill, Musselburgh EH21 7RP

Agent: McKinnon Forbes

Price: Offers over £365,000

Status: Available

4. A renovation project in coveted Corstorphine

Properties at this price don’t often come up in Corstorphine, which is likely why this detached bungalow is already under offer. Corstorphine offers great access to local schools and amenities, and is always extremely popular with family buyers. This three-bedroom detached bungalow is a substantial renovation project, but with family homes in high demand in this locale, it’s easy to understand why so many buyers were intrigued about this potential-packed property, and why one has snapped it up already.

Property Details

37 Craigmount Gardens, Edinburgh EH12 8EB

Agent: Gibson Kerr

Price: Offers over £280,000

Status: Under offer




5. A family home with stylish interiors in Prestonpans

Number five on our list is a gorgeous, glossy modern family home in Prestonpans, with three bedrooms and tasteful interiors throughout. Ideal for young families and those needing to commute into Edinburgh, this sizeable property is well located for local amenities and transport links. Beautifully finished throughout, more than 6,000 buyers took a closer online look at this family home, and it’s therefore no surprise that one of them has decided to make it their own.

Property Details

43 Moodie Wynd, Prestonpans, EH32 9FA

Agent: Neilsons

Price: Offers over £235,000

Status: Under offer

6. A stylish, spacious bungalow in Corstorphine

Our second Corstorphine bungalow to make the top ten, 10 Craigmount Grove is just a few streets away from the earlier Corstorphine property, but inside it’s a different story. This detached bungalow has been substantially extended and upgraded, creating a spacious, modern family home that’s incredibly light and bright throughout. Again, with this kind of home in such high demand, we can see why this property quickly went under offer.

Property Details

10 Craigmount Grove North, Edinburgh, EH12 8BY

Agent: Neilsons

Price: Offers over £525,000

Status: Under offer

7. A slick, detached house in Prestonpans

Brought to the market in polished condition, this slick detached Prestonpans house forms part of a modern development and is a prime opportunity for a growing family. With five large bedrooms, two bathrooms, plenty of socialising space and even a bar/games room in the garage and space for a hot tub in the garden – it’s an alluring option for family buyers. The property is an ideal blank canvas to become the home of your dreams, with all the flexible space you could need, so it’s no wonder that so many buyers were drawn to it.

Property Details

14 Monks Meadow, Prestonpans, EH32 9GP

Agent: Annan

Price: Fixed Price £410,000

Status: Available

8. A detached home close to Blackford Hill

With an exclusive setting on Blackford Hill, this four-bed detached house offers simply stunning views across Edinburgh’s skyline that take your breath away, especially from the lounge with its balcony. This part of town is incredibly sought-after, with renowned local amenities and excellent local schooling, and with so much space on offer here, there’s no surprises in saying that this property has already been swept off the market by a savvy buyer.

Property Details

9 Blackford Hill Grove, Edinburgh EH9 3HA

Agent: Johnson Legal

Price: Offers over £825,000

Status: Under offer

9. A stunning stone villa in Merchiston that's an ideal renovation project

Ninth on our list is a type of property rarely available, so it’s little wonder that this five-bedroom, detached stone villa, just minutes’ walk from Bruntsfield and Morningside, has already been snapped up. Requiring substantial renovations, the potential of this stunning villa is clear to see and has captured the imagination of many househunters, with thousands taking a closer look online, and enough serious contenders to warrant a closing date. We’d love to know what the plans are for transforming this dream home!

Property Details

37 Merchiston Avenue, Edinburgh EH10 4PD

Agent: Cameron Stephen & Co

Price: Offers over £840,000

Status: Under offer

10. A super chic one-bed flat in an historic Tranent conversion

One of the newest properties on the market, this prime one-bed property has certainly made an impact with househunters, securing a place in the top ten! Forming part of a conversion of the Tranent Miners Welfare Institute, the flat is packed with quirky period details including sloped ceilings and arched windows. It’s sleek and contemporary inside, with fresh, modern décor and a stylish kitchen and bathroom, meaning it’s absolutely perfect for first-time buyers who want a turnkey home! Unfortunately for interested parties, it’s already been whisked off the market, but still serves as amazing interiors inspiration.

Property Details

8d Edinburgh Road, Tranent, EH33 1AN

Agent: Garden Stirling Burnet

Price: Offers over £120,000

Status: Under offer


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