Home Report Corstorphine

Home Report Corstorphine

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 Corstorphine 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 the Corstorphine and wider Edinburgh 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 Corstorphine

Corstorphine is a bustling residential district on the western side of Edinburgh of roughly 25,000 residents. It is just under 3 ½ miles from Edinburgh city centre and has one of the main routes in and out of Edinburgh that being St. John’s & Corstorphine Road cutting through it. It’s seen as a more affordable part of the city, popular with young families and first-time buyers alike. Part of Corstorphine rises up into what is Corstorphine hill, a low ridge shaped hill rising above the suburbs of the area. While some of the residential area rises up into the hill, most of it is actually a local nature reserve, not to mention Edinburgh Zoo on the south-facing side of the hill.

Corstorphine started life vastly different from the area we see today. It was a relatively thin strip of dry land between two glacially created lochs – the Gogar Loch and Corstorphine Loch – though of course both have now been drained. Imagining two lochs in the Corstorphine/Murrayfield and Gogar areas is quite something given what’s there today.

In terms of local transport, Corstorphine contains one of the main and busiest routes into Edinburgh and outwards to the west. St John’s Road. Lothian buses has introduced low-emission buses along this route and services are typically quite reliable and frequent. Cycling routes also run along the road. There’s no railway station in the area, the stations being at Edinburgh Gateway and South Gyle, and slightly further away, Haymarket. Edinburgh Gateway also has a tram station that locals can use.

Corstorphine’s main street is the St. John’s Road, but it does have its own “High Street” too. Though it is no longer the main street of the area, an anomaly shared coincidentally with central Edinburgh. Being a built-up area practically on Edinburgh City Centre’s doorstep, amenities, and things to do are in abundance. There are many shops, both independents and the typical chains, cafes, restaurants, takeaways, pubs, as well as a host of services. The Gyle retail centre is also easily reachable offering a wide choice of shops, cafes, and restaurants. Then there’s Edinburgh Zoo, which is of course one of the main attractions in the country never mind Corstorphine alone.

In terms of local sport, naturally with Murrayfield being so close there are two rugby clubs based in the area: Corstorphine Cougars RFC and Forrester RFC. Because of its proximity to Murrayfield Stadium, Corstorphine benefits from a significant amount of passing trade from rugby internationals and this helps support the local hospitality sector.

As for local schooling, Corstorphine Primary, Carrick Knowe Primary, East Craigs Primary, Fox Covert Primary, Fox Covert Roman Catholic Primary and Gylemuir Primary are the local primary schools. The state secondary school that serves the area is Craigmount High School, which is situated between Corstorphine and East Craigs, and the nearest Roman Catholic secondary school is St. Augustine’s, which shares a campus with Forrester High School.

In April 2024, property in the Corstorphine area was at an average value of £327,326. Over the last 12 months, different property types have had different average prices. Detached properties for instance sold for £526,145, semi-detached for £361,919, terraced for £279,921, and flats for £212,538. While Corstorphine is seen as a more affordable area it still has plenty of old stone properties which are always popular and in demand, large modern villas, as well as smaller two-storey houses and flats, which of course means prices can vary significantly.

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 Corstorphine and wider Edinburgh property market that nobody else can.

If you’re looking for a home report in Corstorphine or other Edinburgh localities, you’ll find a Shepherds branch located at 12 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 8HA. We cover all properties across this area and others equating to postcode areas EH1, EH2, EH3, EH4, EH5, EH6, EH7, EH8, EH9, EH10, EH11, EH12, EH13, EH14, EH15, EH16, EH17, EH22, EH29, and EH30. 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.

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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  • Monday – Thursday: 8.45am to 5.30pm
  • Friday: 8.45am to 5pm

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