Comiston Farmhouse... Securing the Future

CEC now assessing bids received...

News as at 8 July 2021

1. Bids in the current sale process are being assessed.  A preferred bidder should be agreed in mid-August.

2. CHOISS, a co-housing group, have applied to obtain the Farmhouse under Community Asset Transfer (CAT) legislation. This is not part of the standard sale process but could take priority.

Anyone may make representation about the CAT application, in writing, and including name and address of sender, by 30 July to:
The City of Edinburgh Council – Operational Property,
Community Asset Transfer Team,
Waverley Court,
Level 1.5, 
4 East Market Street,
EH8 8BG.

A copy will be given to CHOISS. The Notice on the Farmhouse gate gives more information (or click HERE to see an image of it). The CHOISS website is

Comiston FarmHouse Today... 


150 years old, in perfect condition, boarded up and peaceful...

The general consensus among residents was that the house should be retained, along with the 2 cedar and 3 lime trees (now protected by TPOs) with, if necessary, some appropriate and sensitive development approved as well.

An Interesting Old-and-New Side-by-Side View

The l.h.s. is the Ordnance Survey 1:1,250 (1944-1963) Edinburgh map. Click THIS LINK to take you to the site, and there you can change the l.h.s. map to various other maps to see what the plot looked like at different times in the past.

Where is it?