Prices from £475,000

Get the most out of life in the city while enjoying a rural lifestyle in these idyllic locations just outside of Edinburgh. Moving to the country usually involves some degree of compromise, but the proximity of these properties to the Edinburgh city centre makes it effortless to combine country living with a city lifestyle. All of these properties are around 30 minutes drive from the city - ideal for commuters.

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The Mulberry, Wellington Farm Steading, Penicuik, EH26 8PS

Mixed Price £475,000

The Mulberry is a five bedroom detached home with a private garden and double garage. The property is finished to a very high specification with designer kitchens and bathrooms by Porcelanosa.

Wellington Farm Steading is the latest development by Hill Norton Homes. The development comprises of three 5 bedroom, luxury homes in the rural Wellington Village, just 2 miles south of Edinburgh's city boundary at Hillend.

Plot 7, Lawfield Steading, Dalkeith, EH22 5TG

Fixed Price £175,000.

Imagine designing your own dream home in the country. For most it remains just a dream, put off by the thought of securing a plot of land and managing architects, builders and spiralling costs. This unique opportunity at Lawfield Steading incorporates all the personality of a self-build house with none of the hassles.

The goal is to create your family home, not just for a lifestyle but a lifetime and creating your dream home couldn't be simpler. First of all, you purchase the plot and then you'll sit down with the architect and builders to select the style of house you prefer. You'll then work with the experts to design the interior layout which best suits your family's needs.

2 William Burn Grove, Whitehill Woods, Rosewell, EH24 9AS

Fixed Price £750,000

2 William Burn Grove is one of only 10 exclusive homes, in a magnificent setting within the grounds of the historic Whitehill Estate next to the Whitehill Golf Course.

A four-bedroom home with additional family room/fifth bedroom built to the most exacting specifications. This impressive detached family home has contemporary living at the heart of its design with every detail taken into consideration – form and function are perfectly combined.

Plot 19, The Roxburgh, Abbey Gardens, Old Craighall, EH21 8TA

Fixed Price £310,000

This property is a 4 bedroom detached villa with a private garden and garage which forms part of the Abbey Gardens development at Old Craighall near Musselburgh, a collection of four-bedroom semi-detached and detached family homes and just four charming two-bedroom cottage flats, all designed exclusively for the location.