Coastal properties were clearly in high demand as the summer kicked off, with four of the top five properties located in coastal areas (including three overlooking Portobello Beach). The properties were mostly located in popular suburbs of Edinburgh, although there were some appearances from homes in East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian too.

Detached properties were also high on the agenda, with five detached properties making up the top ten, while family homes appeared to be the most popular, with all of the properties offering at least two bedrooms, and nine of the ten being houses rather than flats.

For the second month in a row, nine of the ten most-popular properties have already sold, demonstrating how quickly the market has been moving, while prices ranged from £200,000 to £750,000, indicating a wide breadth of buyers’ budgets in the market.

Paul Hilton, CEO of ESPC, said: “June was yet again an interesting month when we look at what’s piqued our house hunters’ interests. It’s fascinating to see that so many of our top five properties were close to beaches, in particular Portobello Beach – perhaps the onset of summer has inspired property seekers to find a home where they can soak up the sunshine as much as possible.

“Detached properties are always popular, so it’s no surprise to see five in the top ten, and over the last few months, we’ve seen a leap in the number of houses over flats featuring in our top ten, which shows no signs of slowing down. Clearly, there are plenty of buyers in the market looking for a longer-term home, and with a few renovation projects forming part of this month’s list too, we can see that there are buyers who are not shy to roll their sleeves up and get a big project underway in the pursuit of creating their dream family home.

“The biggest point is of course that the vast majority of properties are already under offer, with nine of then having sold within just a few weeks. This absolutely reflects what we’re seeing across the market – now is a great time to buy and sell, with plenty of options available, a healthy market pace, and plenty of buyers looking for their next home.”

Let’s take a closer look at the most popular properties on in June...

1. A spacious renovation project close to Portobello Beach

Taking the top spot for June is this exciting renovation project in Portobello! Just a stone’s throw from the beach and promenade, this three-bedroom end-terrace house is packed with potential to create a dream family home in one of Edinburgh’s most coveted neighbourhoods, and clearly caught the eye of thousands of house hunters when it hit the market, with one lucky buyer securing a speedy sale.

Property Details

1 Bellfield Terrace, Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 2BJ

Selling agent: Beveridge & Kellas (ESPC Chartered firm)

Price: Offers over £369,000

Status: Under offer

2. A gorgeous family home directly on the seafront in Joppa

Boasting a prime location directly on the seafront in sought-after Joppa, this gorgeous family home takes second place – and it’s clear to see why. From its undeniable kerb appeal to its inviting interiors and those stunning uninterrupted sea views, a home like this is a rare find, so we’re not surprised to see it’s already been snapped up.

Property Details

20 Esplanade Terrace, Joppa, Edinburgh EH15 2ES

Selling agent: Coulters (ESPC Chartered firm)

Price: Offers over £750,000

Status: Under offer

3. A detached seven-bed house on the beach in Dunbar

Also catching the eye of thousands of house hunters in June is our third-placed property – a truly unique renovation opportunity located directly on the beach in Dunbar. This unfinished project comes with building warrants and planning permission to create a stunning family home with uninterrupted sea views and unrivalled beach access – we wonder what the new owners have in mind for this quirky property.

Property Details

The Courtyard, Woodbush, Dunbar EH42 1HB

Selling agent: Beveridge & Kellas (ESPC Chartered firm)

Price: Offers over £450,000

Status: Under offer

4. A detached bungalow in desirable Duddingston

Set in the ever-popular Duddingston, a short distance from Portobello and Arthur’s Seat alike, is this month’s fourth-placed property: a charming, detached bungalow, with four bedrooms, generous proportions and a wonderfully large garden. Already under offer, we can see why this property appealed to so many house hunters this month!

Property Details

80 Meadowfield Terrace, Duddingston, Edinburgh EH8 7NU

Selling agent: DM Property (ESPC Chartered firm)

Price: Offers over £595,000

Status: Under offer

5. A spacious upper villa just seconds from Portobello Beach

Portobello was clearly a popular destination, with this property making up three EH15 homes in the top five alone! 21 Bellfield Street is a spacious, three-bedroom upper villa on a leafy street that links directly to the promenade, the beach and the High Street, making it a fantastic choice for those who want to be at the heart of the seaside action.

Property Details

21 Bellfield Street, Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 2BR

Selling agent: Anderson Strathern

Price: £650,000 Fixed Price

Status: Available

6. A two-bed bungalow with a unique yurt in a sought-after village location

Making the top ten for the second month in a row is this two-bed bungalow in the Midlothian village of Newtongrange. Packed with potential, the bungalow also offers a unique proposition of a yurt in the back garden, offering a real USP. The property has now been snapped up by a buyer who will surely make use of this most unusual of spaces!

Property Details

29 Eighth Street, Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4JR

Selling agent: McDougall McQueen (ESPC Chartered firm)

Price: Offers over £200,000

Status: Under offer

7. A glossy, detached family home on a popular development

Modern detached homes on family-friendly developments are always popular with ESPC house hunters, and this month, this four-bed detached home on an established Winchburgh development drew much attention. With glossy interiors, flexible space to suit modern life and a large, south-facing rear garden, this property ticks off pretty much everything you could want from a contemporary family home.

Property Details

8 Station View, Winchburgh, Broxburn EH52 6WL

Selling agent: Mov8 (ESPC Chartered firm)

Price: Offers over £345,000

Status: Under offer

8. A chic and stylish family bungalow in coveted Corstorphine

Located in the always-popular Corstorphine, this stylish bungalow takes the eighth spot in this month’s top ten. Boasting elegant interior design, generous proportions, four bedrooms and a stunning, seriously large garden, this immaculate property is truly turnkey, and clearly appealed to many househunters searching for an idyllic family home.

Property Details

4 Drum Brae South, Corstorphine, Edinburgh EH12 8SJ

Selling agent: Urquharts (ESPC Chartered firm)

Price: Offers over £425,000

Status: Under offer

9. A detached house in Currie that’s showhome-stylish

Squeaking into the top ten this month is this stylish, sophisticated property in the coveted suburb of Currie. This detached property has four bedrooms, plenty of flexible socialising spaces and a large garden, making it an ideal family home in one of the city’s most desirable neighbourhoods – no wonder this dream home has already gone under offer.

Property Details

84 Lanark Road West, Currie, Edinburgh EH14 5JZ

Selling agent: Aberdein Considine (ESPC Chartered firm)

Price: Offers over £535,000

Status: Under offer

10. An immaculate, contemporary home on a commuter-friendly development

Making up the top ten for June is this contemporary, four-bedroom detached home on a popular development close to Livingston, making it an ideal choice for commuters. Offering stylish interiors, spacious proportions and a bright, airy feel, we’re not surprised that this property has already been whisked off the market by a savvy buyer!

Property Details

11 Balfour Drive, East Calder, Livingston EH53 0TS

Selling agent: Wilson Ward

Price: Offers over £340,000

Status: Under offer