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Josie

  • Joined May 2020
Wanted Near Edinburgh
« on: May 20, 2020, 09:38:35 pm »
Looking for the seemingly impossible ????.
A detached property that is within an hour’s bus ride of Edinburgh for my non-driving partner, and also within walking distance of a shop and pub for the same reason.
With a couple of acres for my horses.
Have up to £450k maximum but £400k would be easier and stop me living off baked beans for the next year ??.
Anyone have any suggestions or, even better, properties?
Thanks
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doganjo

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Re: Wanted Near Edinburgh
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2020, 11:33:06 am »
Rightmove, geenshifters, country properties etc??
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Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Wanted Near Edinburgh
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2020, 12:22:49 pm »
I think public transport options into Edinburgh will be severely limited until this Covid thingy calms down.... I would wait, but there is a direct train link from Tweedbank/Galashiels into Edinburgh (1h journey time), but again no idea how they will run it with "social distancing", as it is usually packed at rush hour.

In the grand scheme of things and depending on the size of house you are after you may struggle with your budget within an hour of Edinburgh in the Borders.

I would try www.bspc.co.uk but also the likes of Galbraith, Cullen/kilshaw for local(ish) estate agents in the Borders.

Fleecewife

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Re: Wanted Near Edinburgh
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2020, 12:27:41 pm »
Try looking to the west of the city.
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doganjo

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Re: Wanted Near Edinburgh
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2020, 04:00:42 pm »
Try out our way - bus to Edinburgh about 45 minutes, or train from Larbert for instance is about 40 minutes.
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Josie

  • Joined May 2020
Re: Wanted Near Edinburgh
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2020, 06:09:28 pm »
I google every day, I’ve sent my requirements to Savills, Rettie etc, I’ve let all in-the-know horsey people know. One came up recently for £350k that met all the requirements except it only had 0.75 acres and another 8 as part of another lot, and unfortunately the seller wouldn’t renegotiate the lot boundaries  :(.
I currently pay £450 a month to keep my horses in a windy, wet and depressing field 20 minutes drive from my house with no facilities. I’d much rather have them outside and pay another £450 a month off my mortgage (or even, shocking idea.... just not be skint :p?).
I have an absolutely beautiful cottage right on the edge of Edinburgh worth about £375k and about £50k of equity I could release; my house is absolutely perfect except for the fact that every square inch of land within 5 miles has been snapped up by developers :(, so absolutely zero chance of getting grazing by my house which is devastating. If I could find basically my exact house with a couple of acres I’d be thrilled!
Partner absolutely will not entertain the idea of moving out of the Lothians - he’s a city boy with a city job and all he wants is to be near a Tesco and a pub and a bus stop that gets him to work easily :p. He never asked for livestock!
« Last Edit: May 22, 2020, 06:13:36 pm by Josie »

Josie

  • Joined May 2020
Re: Wanted Near Edinburgh
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2020, 06:11:49 pm »
I think public transport options into Edinburgh will be severely limited until this Covid thingy calms down.... I would wait, but there is a direct train link from Tweedbank/Galashiels into Edinburgh (1h journey time), but again no idea how they will run it with "social distancing", as it is usually packed at rush hour.

In the grand scheme of things and depending on the size of house you are after you may struggle with your budget within an hour of Edinburgh in the Borders.

I would try www.bspc.co.uk but also the likes of Galbraith, Cullen/kilshaw for local(ish) estate agents in the Borders.

We will both be working from home until all this ends so it just needs to have the transport option post-Covid.
Borders is sadly too far, we are looking Mid, East and West Lothian, maaaaaybe Fife at a push.

Fleecewife

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Re: Wanted Near Edinburgh
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2020, 01:11:40 am »
When we first moved to just north of Biggar 25 years ago, we thought it was a huge distance from Edinburgh, where we both worked, but the distance shrinks with familiarity (it's about 25 miles or so to the ski slope, or to the Gyle).  Also, many commuters have moved further out from the city, so a longer commute is normal now.
Around us, many farmers are diversifying by boarding horses (I'm not horsey so I don't know the terminology) - I can think of at least 3 we can see within a couple of miles of our place.  Presumably you have thought about finding a better livery (is that the word?) and remaining in your present home. It would probably have to be a distance away, then you would be the one shouldering the travel, better because your partner could well end up really resenting the bus trip every day if you move house.


There have been a couple of smallholdings advertised round here recently, but it is an extremely tedious bus ride into Edinburgh, and from where we are, it's about a 4 mile walk to the bus stop.  This area does though have the advantage of not being touristy, so light on traffic in the season, but you would be struggling to find a shop and a pub within walking distance of anywhere with land.  Maybe your partner could learn to drive? Or to ride a motorbike?
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doganjo

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Re: Wanted Near Edinburgh
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2020, 11:10:37 am »
Try to google 'land for sale in ..........'.    Onthemarket.com comes up regularly

There's a couple of places near me but you'd need a car to get to nearest bus stop or train station.

some of the lesser known lawyers/estate agents might be  possibility too - Gilson Gray, O'Malleys

Would you consider land with plnning consent and build your own?
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

 

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