Polofields by Miller Homes Scotland East

Dreghorn Loan, Edinburgh, EH13

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The origins of Colinton Village date back almost 1000 years, when its church was founded by Ethelred, son of Malcolm Canmore. The church and many other buildings were ravaged by Cromwell, and the present church dates back to 1771. The village’s notable inhabitants include Robert Louis Stevenson, who described summers spent in Colinton Manse as his ‘Golden Age’.

Colinton Library, five minutes walk from Polofields, offers a range of activities for children, and there are two popular traditional pubs in Colinton Village. The Spylaw Tavern is one of several places in the neighbourhood offering family meals, and the Colinton Inn hosts occasional live music. Edinburgh city centre’s exceptional range of theatres, venues, pubs and clubs are within easy reach.

Polofields is around ten minutes walk from the Pentland Hills Regional Park, an outstanding area for walking and cycling and the site of the Midlothian Snowsports Centre at Hillend. There are several nearby parks, woodlands and riverside walks to explore, and Craiglockhart Leisure and Tennis Centre, one of the city’s most comprehensive sports centres, is less than two miles away. The Colinton Tennis Club is just a short walk away in Westgarth Avenue, and there is a wide choice of local golf clubs including the gently undulating 18-hole course at Mortonhall.

The local shopping area in Colinton Village includes a pharmacy, a newsagent, post office, a convenience store, a coffee shop and a gifts gallery, and there is a choice of two supermarkets a little over a mile away.

Colinton Primary School and Bonaly Primary School, which also offers morning and afternoon nursery sessions, are both within easy walking distance of Polofields, and both schools are feeders for Firrhill High School, a recently refurbished comprehensive in extensive grounds. There is also a choice of private schools nearby, including George Watson’s College and the boys only Merchiston Castle School. The local health centre is staffed by nine GPs with full nursing support, and there is also a dental practice nearby.

The development is conveniently situated for travel. Edinburgh City Centre is around four miles away and can be reached either by the frequent LRT number 10 bus route, or by a pleasant riverside walk or cycle ride along the Water of Leith and the Union Canal. A mile from Polofields, the Dreghorn link joins the city bypass, allowing easy access to the M8 and Edinburgh International Airport.

When you leave the car at home and explore the local area by foot or bicycle, you get to know it so much better. And by using local shops and services, you’ll help to keep the neighbourhood vibrant and prosperous. Every place has its own personality, and once you move in you’ll soon find your favourite walks, and the shops you like best.



Dreghorn Loan, Edinburgh, EH13

Opening hours

Thursday to Monday
11:00am to 18:00pm

Local Information

Nearest stations:

National Train Station logo Kingsknowe (1.3 miles)
National Train Station logo Wester Hailes (1.5 miles)
National Train Station logo Slateford (1.7 miles)

Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

Driving directions

From Edinburgh

Leave the centre
by Lothian Road and
Bruntsfield Place, then
quarter of a mile after
passing Bruntsfield
Links on the left, at the
traffic lights turn right
into Colinton Road.
Stay on Colinton Road
for just over two and
a half miles, passing
Napier University’s
Craiglockhart on the
left then taking the
second exit at the
next mini roundabout.
Around two hundred
yards past the turn-off
signposted for the City
Bypass on the left, at
the fork in the road
bear left, signposted
for Pentland Hills
Regional Park, then
take the first left into
Dreghorn Loan. The
entrance to Polofields
is straight ahead.

From the A720

Leave the A720 at
Dreghorn Junction
to join the B701, taking
the second exit at
the roundabout. Stay
on the B701 through
a second roundabout,
following signs for
Colinton. Threequarters
of a mile after
leaving the bypass, turn
left into Redford Drive,
and at the end of the
drive turn left into
Dreghorn Loan. The
entrance to Polofields
is straight ahead.

Sat Nav: EH13 0DB

About Developer

Our Background

We’ll keep it brief, because a lot has happened over the past seventy-five years. Around 100,000 new Miller homes, for a start. A lot of new ideas in building technology. Loads of awards, like Major Housebuilder of the Year, Large Housebuilder of the Year, Best Sustainable Development, and Private Housebuilder of the Year. That last one’s important because it’s from First Time Buyer magazine, so it’s about real people and their experiences.

Listening to you

Four times every year, we ask an independent research company to find out whether our customers would recommend us to friends. Our current rating is 97% positive (2012 average).

That’s about more than great houses. It’s about keeping in touch, helping you find what you want, helping you buy it once you’ve found it, telling you how the building’s coming along (by email, SMS, or the post). It’s about listening, and being there if you have a question or a problem. It’s about our incentives, offers and assistance schemes (please check them out), and dedicated websites that help people in a new neighbourhood to get to know each other. Yes, we get excited by new ideas and technologies, but essentially we’re just old fashioned, home loving people.

Quality homes. In quality places.

Building homes is what we do, and we do it exceptionally well. Over the past 75 years, we’ve seen what people really like about the homes we build and, well, we build on that experience.

So you know that behind the kerb appeal there’s a structure that meets the highest professional standards. You know that the beautifully proportioned rooms are impeccably finished and decorated. You know that every detail has been checked, inspected (and admired). You know all that because of the way the door feels when you open it, the crisp clean edge of the paintwork, the way your whole home just works. That’s experience.

What you may not realise, at least until you have the pleasant surprise of seeing your fuel bills, is that we are also absolutely committed to the most environmentally friendly movements in homebuilding. This means we use low-carbon construction methods (even zero carbon on occasion) but it also means that our homes are highly energy efficient in everyday life.

And finally, location location location. Some people want country quiet, some want urban convenience. All we can do is try to find the very best spot for every taste. So we try to put urban where it’s also pretty quiet and rural where it’s also pretty convenient. And the views? Well, we can’t move mountains (and wouldn’t if we could) but we will try to make sure your new home is pointing towards one if there’s one available, and something else nice if there’s not.

Service is too small a word.

We think of it as a relationship. Even if it never gets beyond the electronic stage we’ll do our very best to help you find what you’re looking for, and do it as unobtrusively as we can. You choose the channels, and we go away when you ask us to.

When you visit one of our developments, though, we have a chance to meet properly and talk. We enjoy that. We’ll show you homes we think you might like (or ones very like them if they’re not finished yet) and tell you about special offers that might interest you.

If you decide to buy, we’ll help in every way we can. We can give you information about mortgages and lawyers if you want it, although we’re careful not to become too close to anyone working on your behalf because we don’t want any conflicts of interest. Then we’ll keep you informed as your new home is being built, and invite you round at the appropriate time to choose things like kitchen worktops and bathroom tiles. If you want to measure up for carpets and curtains, we’ll do our best to arrange things.

When you get your keys, there’s a meeting to go over all the important stuff like stopcocks and thermostats, and we’ll also leave you full instructions. But here’s the best part. We don’t go away. We’ll leave you in peace, of course, but if you need help or advice we’ll be on hand for as long as you need us. That’s the kind of relationship we like.

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