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Considering an Escape to the Country? Properties for Your Move

Living in lockdown has given many city-dwellers pause for thought. With many of the attractions of a busy city currently paused, it’s tempting to reconsider the appeals of country life. In a country as beautiful as Scotland, a move to rural surroundings offers idyllic scenery and, for urbanites longing to live closer to nature, could be a breath of fresh air.

With the Registers of Scotland now having launched a digital service, enabling the property market to start finding its feet in the current landscape, buyers and sellers can begin considering their next steps. If you’re considering a move to the countryside, here are four properties that might help make your decision.

3 Kirkpark, Westruther, Scottish Borders

3 Kirkpark in Scottish Borders








Situated in the pretty village of Westruther on the lower slopes of the breathtaking Lammermuir Hills, this bright and spacious 4 bed property offers ample outdoor space. With modern touches, such as solar panels, a large driveway and double garage, this property offers the best of both worlds. Enjoy the outdoors with an extensive patio and generous garden space, or take advantage of the Lammermuirs’ beautiful scenery for your daily exercise.

The Haybarn, Dunbar, East Lothian








Dreaming of a property that’s full of country character? This traditional and well maintained steading conversion, The Hay Barn, is a spacious, private and peaceful retreat in gorgeous East Lothian. Looking out at the quiet countryside, this property is only 30 miles from Edinburgh, with the rugged coastline of Dunbar nearby. This lovely property features exposed wooden beams and enjoys plenty of natural light, with 5 generous bedrooms perfect for a family.

Plot 5 Rutherford Gardens, West Linton








Only 10 miles from Edinburgh, this private development close to the charming village of West Linton offers ample outdoor space. This plot of land gives buyers the opportunity to design their own bespoke country home, surrounded by open countryside and situated near the rolling Pentland Hills. This location is ideal for anyone wanting to get away from it all without being too far from the city.

6 Charles Court, Limekilns, Fife








If living somewhere with stunning views nearby is at the top of your list, look no further than this property in Limekilns, which enjoys panoramic views of the River Forth and beyond. Close to the Fife Coastal Path, there’s no better place to enjoy the Scottish coastline than in this 4 bed shoreline property.

Are You Thinking of Switching to Rural Living?

If you’re interested in making a move to the country, the Coulters team is here to help. As lockdown continues, we’re providing a range of digital services, including virtual viewings, so that you can view our properties from home. For more information about arranging a virtual property viewing, email us at or call us at 0131 603 7333. Alternatively, browse our properties online to find a property that’s right for you.

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