About Fairmilehead

Fairmilehead is a district of south Edinburgh lying approximately 3 miles from the city centre on the border of Midlothian. Homes in Fairmilehead are popular with commuters due to its proximity to Edinburgh City By-Pass giving speedy access to the M8, M9, Edinburgh Airport, the Forth Road Bridge and Fife

There are good local shops and regular bus services to Edinburgh City Centre. The substantial shopping area of Morningside is about 5 minutes away by car.

The nearby Braid Hills offer superb opportunities for recreation with two public golf courses, open parkland and excellent views over the Edinburgh. The golf courses of Mortonhall, Lothianburn and Swanston are all within easy reach as is Hillend Ski Slope, the longest artificial Ski-Slope in Europe.

A personal view of Fairmilehead from Jane Randall of Curtains and Interiors:

Firstly, tell us little about you: I dress property for sale and advise on interior d├ęcor, curtains and blinds.

An interesting fact about the area: You can ski, golf, horse ride and hill walk close by.

What you love  most about the area: You are very close to town yet only minutes from the hills.

Your favourite local business: Mine of course, and Majestic Wine - very handy

Best kept secret: My property dressing service! And, the Romans built a town called Morton in Fairmilehead and in 1650 Oliver Cromwell and his army camped at Mortonhall before going to battle in Dunbar.

How would you describe the style of properties in the area: It's quite varied so there is something to suit all tastes and budgets

Describe the area in 3 words: Handy, residential, quiet.

Is there anyone famous associated with the area: Robert Louis Stevenson lived just a few miles up the road in Swanston.

What's your favourite thing about living in Fairmilehead?

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