Corstorphine is a desirable residential area approximately four miles west of Edinburgh City Centre. Property in Corstorphine ranges from Victorian family villas and traditional bungalows to up to the minute modern flats and villas.The area has a busy main street which is the main road into and out of town towards Glasgow and Stirling. The main street has a number of small shops and the the Gyle Shopping Centre is located close by for further shops and amenities.
We find out a little more about Corstorphine from local resident Jaime Hill. Jaime, Business Support Assistant at ESPC, moved to Corstorphine seven years ago, having moved straight from her parents’ house in Carluke. This was her first taste of freedom and has never looked back!
Favourite watering hole:
Winston’s on Kirk Loan, perfect for a quiet drink.
Favourite place for eating and why:
Chinese Manor House, I know people who travel from the other side of Edinburgh just to have a Chinese here. And if you are not in the mood to dine out, you can just get a take-away instead.
An interesting fact about the area:
Old corstorphine used to be situated on a piece of land between two lochs that are now drained (Gogar Loch and Corstorphine Loch). There was also a castle, only part left is the dovecot.
What I love the most: It has excellent transport links, you are only 15 minutes from the City Centre but you can get to the M8 and bypass in five minutes.
Favourite local business: Does the Zoo count?
If so then it has to be the Zoo, I can sometimes hear the gibbons and the tiger from my house, and it always make me smile.
Best kept secret:
The tower at the top of Corstorphine Hill is open every Sunday from 2pm to 4pm to visitors up to the end of September; it is a bit of a trek to reach the top but the views across Edinburgh makes it worthwhile.
Describe the area in three words:
Historical, suburban and convenient.
Is there anyone famous associated with the area:
Sir Chris Hoy grew up in Corstorphine!
Our stats tell us….
- The average price of a property in Corstorphine during the first half of 2013 stood at £237,970 – down by 0.3% from the same period a year ago.
- The average price of a four bedroom house in the area rose slightly from £361,452 during the first six months of 2012 to £365,561 this year.
- The average price of a two bedroom flat was almost unchanged at £141,414 – down slightly from £141,768 last year.
- Properties sold in Corstorphine during the first half of the year achieved an average of 95.7% of their original Home Report valuation.
- Last month, six homes for sale in Corstorphine received 2000 or more views of their property details on espc.com.