It’s the longest stretch of new domestic railway to be built in Britain for over 100 years, runs from Edinburgh city centre down to Tweedbank and is set to play a significant part in turning the economic spotlight on Midlothian and the Borders. We think the impact of the new Borders Railway is not to be underestimated. . .

Seven new stations have been constructed, linking the following places to the capital city in record time:

  • Tweedbank
  • Galashiels
  • Stow
  • Gorebridge
  • Newtongrange
  • Eskbank
  • Shawfair
  • Newcraighall
  • Brunstane
  • Edinburgh, Waverley

In effect, this creates a new commuter belt, and with property priced considerably less than the equivalent in Edinburgh or its suburbs, now could be the time to look at the areas close to the new link: after all, the journey from Eskbank to the city centre, for example, takes just 20 minutes by train.

If you’re looking for a spacious family home with an easy journey to Edinburgh or the English border, have a look at the following properties currently on the market.

3 Dalhousie Bank, Eskbank, Dalkeith EH22 3DU

Brilliantly convenient for the new station at Eskbank, this modern 5 bed, 3 bath detached house has plenty of space and a lovely enclosed garden backing onto woodland. A great place to bring up a family with vibrant, contemporary décor and masses of storage.


1 Robert Smith Place, Dalkeith EH22 1JF

This exclusive conservation development is in bustling Dalkeith, and no.1, originally built by Charles Church is detached, has 5 bedrooms and a particularly pretty garden with two paved areas and either end; ideal to catch the afternoon and evening sun.


17 Robert Smith Place, Dalkeith EH22 1JF

An elegant, traditional façade marks out this detached modern house within an exclusive development. Immaculately presented and with pleasingly proportioned rooms, its 5 bedrooms and generous ground floor make this an ideal family home.


Ford Cottage, Ford, Pathhead EH37 5RE

This light, bright stone-built cottage has 5 bedrooms and stunning gardens, and is in a lovely rural village setting. Cleverly extended, the house is spacious and airy, not what you might expect from the cottage exterior. Close to new Gorebridge station, you could be home before you know it if you work in Edinburgh.


Belvedere, 23 Broomieknowe, Lasswade, Midlothian EH18 1LN

Superb views of the Pentlands make this property, which dates from the 1850s, something special. A clever mix of old and new, this impressive family home blends traditional construction with innovative contemporary design, resulting in a flexible and original house, well situated within reach of the Borders Railway.


1c Broomieknowe, Lasswade, Midlothian EH18 1LN

Peacefully tucked away in a private cul de sac, this 4 bedroom detached house is an excellent example of a modern family house: all the home comforts, high quality bathrooms and roomy kitchen/diner to eat and socialise in – plus a large conservatory to make the most of the sun and garden.

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