Home Report Cockenzie and Port Seton

Home Report Cockenzie and Port Seton

Home reports are required by law in Scotland when it comes to selling a residential property. They are there to give buyers a solid reckoning of all the important details offering peace of mind for the buyer and the seller alike. With home reports, a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) regulated surveyor with a deep knowledge of the local area and a nearby office is essential criteria to provide a thorough and rigorous survey. If you’re selling in the Cockenzie and Port Seton area, then Shepherd Chartered Surveyors satisfies all criteria to deliver a comprehensive and trusted home report.

Shepherd Chartered Surveyors are the largest provider of home reports in Scotland. We are represented on all major lender’s panels and our knowledge of the market in Cockenzie and Port Seton, and wider East Lothian council area is second to none. With many years of experience surveying locations across Scotland and a vast network of offices, we can guarantee an exceedingly high quality of service. You can be sure of speaking to an experienced Royal Institution regulated Chartered Surveyor who can provide you with a quote ahead of any commitment.

Buying in Cockenzie and Port Seton

Cockenzie and Port Seton, East Lothian, is a small, unified town with a population of about 5,370 residents, on the coast of the Firth of Forth. The town sites about 1 mile to the east of Prestonpans, 4 miles to the east of the larger town of Musselburgh, about 2 miles north of Tranent, and roughly 13 miles east of Edinburgh city centre.

Cockenzie and Port Seton have grown into a single town from what were initially two small fishing villages. Coal mining was also very prominent. The older parts of the town, between the two harbours, retain a more traditional look and feel, like many other small fishing villages on the east coast of Scotland. While fishing as an industry has declined, the harbour at Port Seton still retains a small fleet of vessels, mainly fishing for prawns.

Today, Cockenzie and Port Seton is predominantly a growing commuter town mostly for residents working in Edinburgh. As for transport links for the residents, the only real links are by the B1348 and B6371 roads currently. There is no railway station in the town, the nearest at Prestonpans, though there are numerous direct bus services to and from Edinburgh, Prestonpans and Musselburgh.

As for amenities and things to do, Cockenzie and Prestonpans have the usual array of local businesses and services you would expect in a town of this size. Residents benefit for being able to reach Musselburgh in under 10 minutes for considerably more choice of shops and services. However, recent environmental improvements made to the coastal walkway and harbours are helping make Cockenzie and Port Seton a popular place for day trippers and holiday makers. To the east of Port Seton there is a large, popular caravan campsite and holiday park at Seton Sands further supporting local tourism. Additionally, the 3 Harbours Arts Festival takes place in early July and is looking to make a comeback in 2024. The festival celebrates the work of local East Lothian artists.

In terms of local schooling then, the town is served by a single primary school: Cockenzie Primary. When of secondary age, pupils would attend Preston Lodge High School or Ross High School in Tranent.

In January 2024, property in Cockenzie and Port Seton stood at an average price of £176,785.

Why Use Shepherd Chartered Surveyors?

Shepherd Chartered Surveyors are the largest provider of home reports in Scotland, with origins dating back to the 18th century. Fully regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, we can offer an in-depth knowledge of the Cockenzie and Port Seton and wider East Lothian property market that nobody else can.

If you’re looking for a home report in Cockenzie and Port Seton or other East Lothian localities, you’ll find a Shepherds branch centrally located on the North High Street, Musselburgh. We cover all properties across this area from Aberlady, Allanton, Alnwick, Ambie, Auchencrow, Ayton, Belford, Belhaven, Berwick Upon Tweed, Burnmouth, Chirnside, Cockburnspath, Coldingham, Dunbar, Duns, East Fortune, East Linton, Elphinstone, Eyemouth, Felton, Foulden, Garvald, Gavington, Gifford, Granthouse, Gullane, Haddington,Humbie, Longframlinton, Longniddry, Macmerry, Morpeth, Musselburgh, Norham, North Berwick, Ormiston, Pencaitland, Port Seton/Cockenzie, Preston, Prestonpans, Reston, Rothbury, St. Abbs, Scremerston, Seahouses, Spittal, Stenton, Swarland, Swinton, Tranent, Tweedmouth, Wallyford, Whitecraig, and Wooler, equating to postcode areas EH21, EH31, EH32, EH33, EH34, EH35, EH36, EH39, EH40, EH41, EH42, NE65, NE66, NE67, NE68, NE69, NE70, NE71, TD11, TD13, TD14 and TD15. We are available at our office to give you a quote at any time. Nobody can offer the same level of local market knowledge as Shepherd, our wealth of experience, proven industry expertise and vast network of offices stand testament to that.

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