thread a good location 25 miles out of edinburgh to buy a haus?
or land (can you still buy land in scotchland*?) any direction i guess

permalink Depends what you want and what you can afford to spend.
The nice bits within 25m of Edinburgh are generally quite pricy because they're prime commuter territory and they're nice. East Lothian - mostly lovely, pretty places by the sea especially. Fife - a bit cheaper, some gorgeous places by the coast (the "East Neuk"), some nice bits inland too, some ex-mining shitholes too. West Lothian not generally very nice. Down towards the borders is a real mixture.. some lovely bits but again, not cheap if it's somewhere nice.

Good building plots are always snapped up fast... they do come up, but they don't stay on the market long unless there's a good reason...
permalink cheers
was looking for locations that were as remote as possible (away from commuting routes) but a days walk away from E.
turns out there's quite a selection and that pebble-dashing is loved
permalink Anything within 25 miles od Edinburgh is commuter belt really,
but there are plenty of houses in the middle of nowhere, relatively.

There's a long history of pebble-dashing ("harling" in Scots), because Scottish clay is crap for making bricks and the bricks didn't weather well... so the harling was protective. These days of course, the bricks aren't made locally, but harling is still very much part of the vernacular.
permalink parents estate
is a classic 70s one (there's loads around Clackmannanshire/Stirling built to the same plans*). White harl.

Right over the road from massive whiskey bonds.

So they're mucky grey, thanks to the black mold that grows everywhere you have large amounts of spirits ageing casks.

*there's one estate in Alloa I think might be a slightly earlier build of the same plans as they have chimneys, most (like my folks) were build as gas heating only
permalink East Lothian is very nice
and feels far more remote than it is

we're contemplating moving to Perthshire
permalink I liked living in East Lothian
It's great. Expensive these days though... prime Edinburgh commuting territory.