Many of the top ten properties were in the highly desirable East Lothian region, with four of the top five (and five of the top ten overall) being in this part of the country.
Family homes topped the list in April with only two homes making the top ten – the rest of the most popular properties were homes with three bedrooms or more, showing demand for larger homes that offer buyers flexibility to accommodate family living to enable is still strong and hybrid working.
ESPC CEO Paul Hilton said: “The most viewed properties on espc.com in April are really a mixed bag in terms of style, size and budget but what we can clearly see is that demand remains incredibly high, particularly for East Lothian . Additionally, buyers seem to be focusing on finding homes that stand out from the market, with many of the most popular properties offering something unique – be it quirky stone homes, homes with rare historical features, or properties that have an exclusive, private feel.
“Single-family homes and larger apartments also remain popular, which is what we would expect given the rise in hybrid working over the past two years. Buyers are looking for long-lasting properties, as evidenced by the popularity of four- and five-bedroom homes in our top ten; We can see ESPC buyers breaking the bank to find a home that offers more flexibility and long-term practicality to accommodate newer ways of living and working.”
The ten most viewed items on espc.com in April 2022 were:
1. Seton Kiln Cottage, Seton Mill, Longniddry
Sellers: Simpson and Marwick
Price: Offers over £375,000
The most popular property in April was this truly stunning stone house close to Longniddry and the East Lothian coast. Wonderfully quirky and full of character, this unique four bedroom cottage offers a tranquil lifestyle and rustic charm, with fabulous details from its past life as a kiln cottage and a prime location in mature private gardens.
2. 26 Campbell Road, Longniddry
Price: Offers in excess of £530,000
Lovers of mid-century style tempted a closer look at this fantastic 1960s bungalow in Longniddry, designed by legendary architect David James Leslie. Set on an expansive plot with a south facing garden, this truly stunning property is a great example of retro design, maximizing space and light throughout. Beautifully updated and lovingly finished, this elegant four bedroom home has been incredibly popular with home buyers.
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 desirable location in an exclusive development in popular 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 3rd most viewed property in March. This stylish property offers plenty of space and style, with a prime location in a popular, family-friendly gated community and featuring trendy decor throughout.
5. 2 Elphinstone Tower Cottages, Elphinstone, Tranent
Price: Offers over £289,500
Buyers looking for a unique East Lothian home could not get enough of this delightfully 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 converted to a showhome style, with stylish interiors throughout, as well as a sunny garden and lovely open views.
6. 32c/2 Cluny Gardens, Morning Side, Edinburgh
Price: Offers in excess of £575,000
Apartments in Edinburgh’s trendy Morningside area are always in high demand and this elegant three bedroom top floor apartment boasts spacious proportions, stunning interiors and breathtaking views of Arthur’s Seat, and a prime location in this exclusive postcode.
7. 46 Bavelaw Crescent, Penicuik
Seller: McDougall McQueen
Price: Offers over £290,000
Status: Deadline May 11th
This five bedroom property offered plenty of space and was clearly popular with family buyers. Generously extended to offer fantastic proportions both top and bottom, this fantastic family home is ideal for those requiring extra space or flexibility. With five bedrooms, three bathrooms, garage, utility room and a stunning kitchen/dining/family room, this practical property also offers a great location in popular Penicuik.
8. 14 Fairholm Mews, Edinburgh
Sellers: Simpson and Marwick
Price: Offers in excess of £1,225,000
This £1.2million Morningside property that made the top ten has certainly inspired house hunters on bigger budgets! Located in an exclusive modern development close to Meadows and Bruntsfield Links, this elegant four bedroom townhouse is finished to a fabulous standard. With spacious rooms, huge windows, two balconies with stunning views, and a private south-facing garden, it’s no surprise this luxurious property was so sought after.
9. 87/4 Stenhouse Street West, Edinburgh
Price: Offers over £130,000
This stylish two bedroom apartment in Edinburgh’s Stenhouse is the cheapest property in the top ten and a fantastic choice for a first time buyer or young family. Spacious, light and airy, this immaculately finished apartment has recently been upgraded with new appliances and boasts an elegant fitted kitchen and stylish family bathroom, as well as fresh neutral interiors that make it easy for buyers to envision their new life in this lovely property.
10. 4 McIntyre Lane, Macmerry, Tranent
Seller: Forsyth Solicitors
Price: Offers over £285,000
Status: Deadline May 11th
Located in the thriving village of Macmerry in East Lothian, this exceptional four bedroom house has enjoyed great popularity since it was listed with ESPC in late April. The detached property has been generously extended to create a stunning family room which is connected to the kitchen and dining areas and opens through double doors to the mature rear garden. Elsewhere the property offers gleaming interiors and is stylishly designed throughout and would make an idyllic family home.