The 10 most viewed homes for sale on the ESPC website in April
Many of the top ten properties were located in the popular East Lothian region, with four of the top five (and five of the top ten overall) being located in this part of the country.
Family homes topped the list in April, with just two apartments in the top ten. The rest of the most popular properties were homes with three or more bedrooms, demonstrating that demand is still strong for larger homes that offer buyers the flexibility to accommodate family living. and hybrid work.
Paul Hilton, CEO of ESPC, said: “April’s most viewed properties on espc.com are a real mixed bag in terms of style, size and budget, but what we can clearly see is that demand remains incredibly high for East Lothian in particular. On top of that, buyers seem to be focused on finding homes that stand out in the market, with many of the most popular properties offering something unique – whether it’s quirky stone cottages, homes with rare period features or properties that offer an exclusive, private feel.
“Single-family homes and larger apartments also remain popular, which we expect to see given the increase in hybrid working over the past two years. Buyers are looking for sustainable properties, clearly demonstrated by the popularity of four and five bedroom homes in our top ten; we can see that ESPC buyers are stretching their budgets to find a home that offers more flexibility and long-term practicality to adapt to new ways of living and working.
The ten most viewed properties on espc.com in April 2022 were:
1. Seton Kiln Cottage, Seton Mill, Longniddry
Seller: Simpson and Marwick
Price: Offers over £375,000
The most popular property in April was this truly stunning stone cottage, located close to Longniddry and the East Lothian coast. Delightfully quirky and full of character, this unique four bedroom cottage offers a tranquil lifestyle and rustic charm, with fabulous details of its former kiln cottage life and a privileged setting in mature private gardens.
2. 26 Campbell Road, Longniddry
Price: Offers over £530,000
Lovers of mid-century style flocked to get a closer look at this fantastic 1960s bungalow in Longniddry, designed by iconic architect David James Leslie. Set on extensive grounds with a south facing garden, this breathtaking property is a wonderful example of retro design, with space and light maximized throughout. Beautifully remodeled and beautifully finished, this elegant four-bedroom home was incredibly popular with homebuyers.
3. 53 Muirfield Road, Dunbar
Price: Fixed price £465,000
This light and airy modern villa was another hugely popular property in April. With four bedrooms and a sought after setting on an exclusive development in the popular area of Dunbar, it offers a fabulous opportunity to be an idyllic forever family home.
4. 19 Abercromby Crescent, Calderwood
Price: Offers over £400,000
This fantastic five-bedroom property was clearly popular, as it was also the third most visited property in March. This stylish property offers an abundance of space and style, with a prime location on a popular, family-friendly development and boasting trendy décor throughout.
5. 2 Elphinstone Tower Cottages, Elphinstone, Tranent
Price: Offers over £289,500
Buyers looking for a unique home in East Lothian couldn’t get enough of this adorably quirky three-bedroom cottage just outside Tranent. Situated in a small community on the outskirts of Elphinstone, this charming stone cottage has been extended and improved to become a show home, with stylish interiors, a sunny garden and wonderful open views.
6. 32c/2 Cluny Gardens, Morningside, Edinburgh
Price: Offers over £575,000
Homes in the fashionable Edinburgh pocket of Morningside are always in high demand and this stylish top-floor apartment boasts three bedrooms, spacious proportions, stunning interiors and sweeping views of Arthur’s Seat, as well as a a prime location in this exclusive postcode.
7. 46 Bavelaw Crescent, Penicuik
Seller: McDougall McQueen
Price: Offers over £290,000
Status: Closing date May 11
Offering an abundance of space, this five-bedroom property was clearly popular with family buyers. Generously extended to provide fantastic proportions both upstairs and downstairs, this fantastic family home is ideal for those needing extra space or flexibility. With five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a garage, utility room and a superb kitchen/dining/family room, this practical property also enjoys a great location in the popular area of Penicuik.
8. 14 Fairholm Mews, Edinburgh
Seller: Simpson and Marwick
Price: Offers over £1,225,000
Another top ten Morningside home, this £1.2m+ property has certainly inspired house hunters with bigger budgets! This stylish four bedroom townhouse is in an exclusive modern development, close to the Meadows and Bruntsfield links, and is finished in fabulous style. Boasting spacious bedrooms, huge windows, two balconies with beautiful views and a private south-facing garden, it’s no surprise that this luxurious property has been so sought after.
9. 87/4 Stenhouse Street West, Edinburgh
Price: Offers above £130,000
The most affordable property in the top 10, this stylish two-bedroom apartment in Edinburgh’s Stenhouse is a fantastic choice for a first-time buyer or young family. Spacious, bright and airy, this immaculately finished apartment has been recently refurbished with new appliances and boasts a stylish fitted kitchen and stylish family bathroom, as well as fresh, neutral interiors, allowing buyers to easily imagine their new life in this pretty property. .
10. 4 McIntyre Lane, Macmerry, Tranent
Vendor: Forsyth Solicitors
Price: Offers above £285,000
Status: Closing date May 11
Located in the thriving village of Macmerry, East Lothian, this exceptional four bedroom home has been hugely popular since listing on ESPC at the end of April. The detached property has been generously extended to create an exceptional family room linked to the kitchen and dining room, opening onto the mature rear garden through folding doors. Elsewhere the property features gleaming interiors and stylish finishes, and would make an idyllic family home.