ESPC can reveal the ten most popular properties on during February 2023, racking up more views than any other homes listed on the website. 

Properties in the top ten list were located in a range of areas from the highly sought-after regions of East and West Lothian, to the desirable suburbs of Edinburgh. 

Edinburgh's popularity shows no signs of waning with ESPC’s active home buyers with five of the properties in the top ten list located in the city centre and the surrounding suburbs.  

In terms of property type, nine of the top ten homes in February had at least three bedrooms, demonstrating that demand is still strong for larger homes that offer buyers flexibility to accommodate family living and hybrid working.   

Paul Hilton, CEO of ESPC, commented: “This rundown of our most-popular homes on ESPC is a fascinating look at the requirements of homebuyers across East Central Scotland, and highlights what buyers are looking for in the current climate. 

“This month, we’ve seen an increased level of demand for larger properties, with more than half of the homes on the list having four or five bedrooms as house hunters search for more flexible accommodation. 

“While East Lothian – an area which has surged in popularity post-pandemic – remains popular, Edinburgh city centre and the surrounding suburbs are still desirable places to live with many ESPC users searching for their dream home here. The popularity of these properties is highlighted by the fact 50% of the most viewed homes are now under offer or have had a closing date set. 

“If you are thinking of buying or selling it is never too early to talk to your solicitor estate agent. ESPC solicitor estate agents are up to date with what is currently happening in the local market and have the skills and expertise to provide the guidance and support you need.”   

We’ve highlighted the top ten most-viewed properties on during Feburary 2023 below: 

1) A three-bed family home in East Lothian full of potential 

The most affordable property on the list is this fixer-upper in Longniddry in East Lothian which has huge potential to become a spacious family home with space for three bedrooms, a bathroom and an open-plan kitchen/dining room. There is also a brick-built garage or workshop, further outdoor storage space and a greenhouse. 

Property details 

Borve Cottage, Ballencrieff, Longniddry, East Lothian, EH32 0PJ 
Seller: ESPC Chartered Firm Simpson & Marwick 
Price: Offers over £215,000 
Status: Closing date set 

2) A spacious four-bed bungalow in Midlothian

The second most popular property in February was this spacious four-bed detached bungalow in Howgate in Midlothian with stunning views towards the Pentland Hills. The home offers flexible family living with four bedrooms (two of which have en suites), a large kitchen/dining area, a utility room and a family bathroom. The property is surrounded with beautiful gardens and is close to all amenities in the neighbouring town of Penicuik. 

Property details 

Howdum, Fallhills, Howgate, Penicuik, EH26 8QE 
Seller: Ennova 
Price: Offers over £500,000 
Status: Available  

3) An attractive three-bed house in Colinton

Colinton, a designated conservation area with the Water of Leith running through it, retains much of its village charm and it is only a short distance to the City Bypass for access to the motorway network and Edinburgh Airport so it’s easy to see why it’s so popular with Edinburgh buyers. This attractive three-bed house is well located for access to schools and Heriot-Watt and Napier universities and offers flexible family living.

Property details 

2 Woodhall Grove, Edinburgh, EH13 0HR 
Seller: ESPC Chartered Firm Allingham & Co 
Price: Offers over £440,000 
Status: Available  

4) A beautiful five-bed detached house in Bathgate

The former mining town of Bathgate in West Lothian offers easy links to Edinburgh and the Central Belt due to its proximity to the M8 so it’s no surprise that this five-bed detached house was popular with buyers. The property is within a unique steading development and is surrounded by views of the countryside. 

Property details

5 Whiteside Farm Lane, Bathgate, EH48 2UL 
Seller: ESPC Chartered Firm DM Property   
Price: Offers around £525,000 
Status: Available 

5) A newly-renovated three-bed house in Longstone

Completing the top five is this stylish three-bed house in Longstone in the south-west of Edinburgh. It’s easy to see why this property appealed to visitors to as it has been recently renovated with a new modern kitchen and has planning permission for a single-storey extension to the rear of the house for an additional living room, a bathroom and storage. 

Property details

12 Longstone Terrace, Longstone, EH14 2AL 
Seller: ESPC Chartered Firm Deans Properties   
Price: Offers over £265,000 
Status: Under offer  

6) A luxurious four-bed house in Corstorphine

Would-be buyers on couldn’t get enough of this beautiful four-bed detached house in Corstorphine with four bedrooms, three living rooms, a well-presented kitchen/dining room and two bathrooms, as well as a spacious garden with a summerhouse which is currently a games room.

Property details 

51 Ladywell Avenue, Corstorphine, Edinburgh, EH12 7LL 
Seller: ESPC Chartered Firm Watermans 
Price: Fixed price £560,000 
Status: Under offer 

7) An elegant five-bed period home in the desirable Morningside 

The most expensive property on the list is this elegant five-bed terraced house in the fashionable Edinburgh pocket of Morningside. The property is full of period features from the large bay windows with traditional panelling to the ceiling cornicing and Edinburgh press. The home would be ideal for an investor or large family with endless potential for the five bedrooms and three living rooms which could also work as a study, home gym, games room or library. 

Property details 

Braidburn Crescent, Morningside, EH10 6EL 
Seller: ESPC Chartered Firm Deans Properties  
Price: Offers over £825,000 
Status: Available  

8) A unique two-bedroom flat in Bellevue

Those who enjoy city centre living flocked to this well-presented two-bedroom flat on the top floor of a unique converted building in Bellevue. The property needs some light work but is spacious and well-lit with great views of Edinburgh’s skyline. 

Property details 

3/19 Papermill Wynd, Edinburgh, EH7 4QL 
Seller: Sturrock Armstrong & Thomson
Price: Offers over £230,000 
Status: Available  

9) A three-bed townhouse in Joppa for those who love seaside living

Lovers of properties with sea views flocked to this three-bed townhouse in Joppa. The property needs updating and modernising but it has plenty of potential with beautiful open sea views over the Firth of Forth, a large enclosed rear garden and a single garage. 

Property details

6 Seaview Crescent, Edinburgh, EH15 2LU 
Seller: ESPC Chartered Firm McDougall McQueen 
Price: Offers over £365,000 
Status: Under offer 

10) A four-bed bungalow in North Berwick with an unusual extension

Completing the top ten is this four-bed detached bungalow in North Berwick. The property has a unique award-winning extension which has a double-height living room that is adjoined by a bunk room with space-saving triple bunks (with a climbing net for access), and a dressing room (which has a door leading to a sheltered patio and the garden) which flows into to an en suite shower room. 

Property details

1 Sydserf, North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 5JJ 
Seller: ESPC Chartered Firm Gilson Gray 
Price: Offers over £519,000 
Status: Under offer  


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