Property Feature: Properties To Cosy Up In This Winter

Property Feature: Properties To Cosy Up In This Winter

Winter is well and truly upon us, with long nights and plummeting temperatures maybe leaving some of us feeling a little blue. We are sure that there are a lot of property seekers out there who would love nothing more than to cosy up next to a roaring fire, or grab their favourite blanket after lighting the wood burning stove.

We know we would! We’ve put together a selection of properties currently on the market with MOV8, which are ideal to cosy up in this Winter. So grab a hot drink, your favourite blanket, and have a look at just a small selection of the properties that you could be your answer to those winter blues!

5 Shillinghill, Humbie, East Lothian, EH36 5PX

Rarely-available, this unique B-Listed, Arts and Crafts period, four-bedroom family home, is situated in an idyllic, rural position on the edge of the village of Humbie. Full of character, this converted Dining Hall was built in 1923 and is set on an elevated site enjoying spectacular views of the East Lothian countryside. Comprising a welcoming entrance vestibule, spacious hallway, bright living room, modern dining kitchen and family room, master bedroom with en-suite, three further bedrooms, a stylish shower room, and a separate cloakroom. It offers some fine traditional and original features, such as original rosewood flooring, cornicework, and recessed sash and case windows with surround panelling. A significant feature of the property is the operational bell tower with four working bells, while further features include a traditional fireplace, multi-fuel wood burning stove, LPG central heating, TV and telephone points, and ample integrated storage space.

For full details: 5 Shillinghill, Humbie, East Lothian, EH36 5PX

164 West Savile Terrace, Blackford, Edinburgh, EH9 3HY

Beautifully-presented and spacious, three-bedroom upper-villa, located in the highly-sought after Blackford area, south of Edinburgh city centre. Recently renovated and finished to a high standard throughout, the impressive accommodation comprises an entrance vestibule, hallway, living room, kitchen, dining room, three double bedrooms, en-suite, and bathroom with under-floor heating. This particularly-bright property features quality fittings and contemporary décor, with oak brushed and oiled engineered wood flooring, and a modern fitted kitchen with appliances. Additional benefits include gas central heating, UPVC double glazing, private front and rear gardens, and excellent storage provision including a substantial loft space, and external cellar. There are a number of local shops on hand for everyday needs, with Bruntsfield, Marchmont, Morningside, and Newington close by, offering a variety of specialist shops, bars, restaurants and cafés.

For full details: 164 West Savile Terrace, Blackford, Edinburgh, EH9 3HY

The Long Barn, Borthwick Hall, Heriot, Midlothian, EH38 5YE

This charming and spacious three-bedroom, detached house has an idyllic rural location, forming part of the village of Heriot, Midlothian. A bespoke ‘barn conversion’, this tastefully-finished family home is set over two storeys and includes a private garden and a shared courtyard. The ground floor of the accommodation is comprised of entrance halls to both as aspects, a central hall, two double bedrooms, utility room, and a shower room, with the first floor comprising an open living area, kitchen/diner, double bedroom, and a family bathroom. The property features a well-proportioned floor plan, dual-aspect rooms, multiple TV and telephone points, and good storage provision. In addition, there is oil fuelled central heating, wood-framed double glazed windows, and a fitted kitchen with appliances. Located in a gentle valley created by the Moorfoot Hills, Heriot is just of the A7 trunk road, about 20 miles south of Edinburgh and just 8 miles south of Gorebridge

For full details: The Long Barn, Borthwick Hall, Heriot, Midlothian, EH38 5YE

60A Argyle Crescent, Joppa, Edinburgh, EH15 2QD

Beautifully-presented, two-bedroom, dual-aspect, upper-flat, forming part of stone-built terrace, located in a quiet residential area of Joppa, east of Edinburgh city centre. The accommodation is comprised of an entrance hall, upper hall with skylight cupola, living room, kitchen, two double bedrooms, and a bathroom. Light and tastefully decorated, the property features an eclectic mix of period fixtures and modern fittings, including a front-facing bay window, fireplaces, solid fuel stove, ornate cornicework, and hard wood flooring. In addition, there is a quality fitted kitchen, extensive use of stripped wood including doors and window frames, gas central heating and uPVC double glazed windows. Argyle Crescent is a quiet street comprised of Victorian townhouses, situated in the popular residential area of Joppa, which lies approximately four miles from Edinburgh city centre. The property is well-positioned to take advantage of a good selection of retail facilities in Portobello, which offers the usual banking, post office, sporting and recreational facilities, including the Portobello promenade and beach.

For full details: 60A Argyle Crescent, Joppa, Edinburgh, EH15 2QD

67 Brunstane Road, Brunstane, Edinburgh, EH15 2QS

Well-presented and exceptionally-spacious, four-bedroom, stone-built period property, located in the Brunstane area, east of Edinburgh city centre. An impressive family home with generous room sizes, there are also private front and rear gardens, multi-car driveway, and a double garage with an inspection pit and ample workshop space. The accommodation is comprised of a vestibule, hall, living room, family room, kitchen, upper hall, four large double bedrooms, and a family bathroom. Extensive period details include ornate cornicework, hardwood flooring and staircase, wood-panelled doors, working window shutters and decorative fireplaces. Further features include wood-framed double glazed windows, gas central heating, and considerable eave spaces offering exceptional storage provision. The property is situated in a very convenient location, close to the A1 and A199 junction for connections to the city bypass, with nearby Portobello High Street offering a fine range of services, shops, and restaurants.

For full details: 67 Brunstane Road, Brunstane, Edinburgh, EH15 2QS


If you are are looking for your ideal property or would like more information on any of the featured properties, pop in to visit us at your local MOV8 office, give us a call on 0345 646 0208 or drop us an email at [email protected] and one of our team will be delighted to help. Be the first to hear about new properties on the market, the minute they become available, and sign up for our buyer matching system’.


I'm Robert Carroll, Managing Director of MOV8 Real Estate, Estate Agents and Solicitors. MOV8 is an innovative and forward-thinking, all-in-one estate agency and solicitor firm with its Head Office in Edinburgh and a City Centre office in Glasgow. We buy and sell literally thousands of properties for property buyers and sellers in Scotland every year, so I see first-hand every day what is actually happening in the property market. This blog aims to give an honest, fresh and sometimes light-hearted take on what is happening in the Scottish property market.


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