Midlothian offers the best of both worlds. Just eight miles from Edinburgh city centre, there is plenty to see and do in Midlothian, which offers a wealth of green space, retail, leisure, and history.

Don’t just take our word for it. Two of our homeowners at Belwood Oaks, Nicola and Jim Bradford, were on the hunt for a new home with access to the great outdoors that was also close to their friends in Edinburgh. If, like Nicola and Jim, you are searching for new build homes in Midlothian, with great walks and lots to do for all the family, then Belwood Oaks could be perfect for you.

Nicola and Jim’s story began when they were on their way home from visiting family in Peebles and decided to stop in at one of our showhomes.

Nicola said: “The sun was shining when we arrived, and the development looked amazing. The biggest benefit of moving to Belwood Oaks has been the access to the outdoors... and it’s only 15 minutes away from Edinburgh, too.”

If you’re looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, dreaming of your first family home or hoping to downsize, here is all Midlothian has to offer.

Countryside on your doorstep

Love getting out in nature? There is a fantastic range of walking and cycling trails in Midlothian, and all of them are just a short distance away from Belwood Oaks, as Nicola and Jim can attest to with their happy dog, Lily.

 Nicola said: “We can take her a long walk every morning and afternoon along the woodland circular path, which has fantastic views of the Pentland Hills. The walks are peaceful, and it feels great to be surrounded by greenery and the outdoors.”

You’ll be spoiled for choice with the walks on offer in the grounds of Penicuik House and Dalkeith Country Park, too.

Live close to Edinburgh

If you are seeking a balance between working in the city and living in a semi-rural location, then Midlothian could be your ideal location. Belwood Oaks is perfectly positioned for an easy commute to Edinburgh and access to the motorway. Those with children have a great selection of top schools in Midlothian to choose from, with Mauricewood Primary and Beeslack Community High School within walking distance from the development.

Nicola said: “I absolutely adore my home and the development; it really does give us the best of both worlds. It feels like we live in the country, but still have easy access to the city... it’s the perfect location, with everything you could possibly want in a country setting.”

Simply Spacious

Midlothian is becoming increasingly popular with those who are looking for more space. By moving the search for your new home in Edinburgh outside the city limits, you’ll not only find more greenspace, but a bigger footprint when it comes to finding your perfect home. Our Belwood Oaks development offers spacious four- and five-bedroom homes, each with a large garden, perfect for hosting get-togethers in the summer.

Our bi-fold doors were a particular selling point for Nicola, she said: “Once we got inside the Cleland showhome and we saw the open bi-fold doors, which perfectly showcased the spectacular view, we just knew this was the development for us.”

Shop local, stay local in Penicuik

Just because you’re thinking of making the move to a more rural setting doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice great amenities. For shoppers, Straiton Retail Park is 15 minutes away and if gardening is your thing, Scotland’s largest Dobbies Garden Centre is also in Midlothian. If it’s great dining experiences that you are looking for, then the restaurants in Midlothian offer a fantastic selection to choose from, including Cibo Italian restaurant which is perfect for family celebrations.

Stepped in history

Rosslyn Chapel, famed for being in Dan Brown’s ‘Da Vinci Code’, is steeped in history and is the perfect choice for a day out. Melville Castle is just 20 minutes from Belwood Oaks – it was once a favourite of Mary Queen of Scots. Fascinating for history buffs. 

There’s plenty on offer in Midlothian for all types of buyers, particularly at our Belwood Oaks development in Penicuik. You can find out more information about our homes for sale in Midlothian, along with the incentives we have on offer when it comes to helping you move into your dream home here, or contact our sales team on 01968 458 644.

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