Home Report Cramond

Home Report Cramond

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 Cramond 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 Cramond 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 Cramond

Cramond is a very desirable residential district on the outer northwestern fringes of Edinburgh of roughly 8,000 residents. It sits at the mouth of the River Almond where it enters the Firth of Forth and is about five miles from Edinburgh City Centre. It was formerly a fishing village and retains a picturesque look and feel almost worlds apart from the more modern homes built in recent decades close by. Indeed, it still feels a bit like a sleepy fishing village at times, with rows of whitewashed properties practically right on the short sandy beach and harbour.

Cramond has a very long history of human settlement dating back to the Mesolithic and Bronze Age eras would you believe – almost 8500 years – making it one of the earliest known sites of human settlement in Scotland. During the various Roman occupations of Scotland, a fort was built and developed in the area on the mouth of the River Almond. This very fort also served to guard the eastern flank of the Antonine Wall. In the more recent past, Cramond was an important regional industrial centre, with iron forges, steel furnaces, and several mills, and a busy harbour with many ships coming to and from moving supplies and to trade.

Today though, Cramond is a popular dormitory area for residents working in Edinburgh City Centre. The A90 becoming Queensferry road is a short distance away to the south for all residents and allows for quick travel into the city centre or out towards Queensferry. Queensferry Road also connects to Maybury Road which takes commuters to the closest railway station – Edinburgh Gateway – which is about 10 minutes by car. There is also a tram station at Edinburgh Gateway giving residents more choice of transport. Being so close to Edinburgh city centre bus services are frequent daily and usually very reliable, if not a bit slower than the other choices.

In terms of amenities and things to do, Cramond itself has quite a good range on its doorstep for residents and visitors alike. Residents can stroll or run along the river, and even go out to Cramond Island at low tide along a causeway. However, it’s not uncommon for people to get wet running back to avoid being cut off by the tide coming back in (so care must be taken to plan accordingly and safely). Cramond also has a small selection local shops, cafes, and pubs that locals and visitors frequent. There are also the Roman Fort ruins, Cramond Tower which dates from the 11th century, Cramond Kirk which dates from the 15th century, and Lauriston Castle, all great places to explore in the area. Uniquely, Cramond Island is home to a punk festival in August, a far cry from the sleepy fishing village feel, but it is popular with locals and visitors alike. Being so close to Edinburgh too, residents can enjoy all attractions and amenities therein too.

As for local education then, Cramond Primary School is the only school in the area. Cramond comes under the catchment area for The Royal High School which most pupils are bussed to.

In April 2024, property in the Cramond area was at an average value of £404,512. Over the last 12 months, different property types have had different average prices. Detached properties for instance sold for £694,199, semi-detached for £645,734, terraced for £390,229, and flats for £273,906.

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 Cramond and wider Edinburgh property market that nobody else can.

If you’re looking for a home report in Cramond 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.

Edinburgh Office Details

Opening Hours:

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

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Please get in touch for any and all enquiries regarding a home report in Cramond. Shepherds will be happy to provide a free quote, or even just answer any important questions you may have. To find other offices please visit our branch list. If you request a quote a member of our team will respond within 24 hours.

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