Seaside Sanctuary:

The Joppa Project

Set amidst the tranquil beauty of Joppa, just a stone’s throw from the shores of Portobello Beach, our Coillesdene Drive project, affectionately known as the beach house, epitomises the allure of coastal living. What began as a neglected bungalow stood poised for transformation into a show home of beauty and charm—a testament to our vision and determination to unlock its hidden potential.

Braving the Unknown

The announcement of the first COVID-19 lockdown. Amidst uncertainty, we found ourselves at a crossroads. As all nine other bidders withdrew their offers in fear, we heeded Warren Buffet’s timeless advice: “Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful.” Despite the risks, we remained steadfast in our resolve. Our courage was rewarded as we emerged as the sole contenders, securing the property at a bargain price below valuation.

Project Overview

Perched just 100 yards from the glistening waters of the Firth of Forth, the Coillesdene Drive bungalow stood as a rough diamond awaiting refinement. After years of abandonment, the property exuded a sense of neglect, with crumbling structures and overgrown vegetation shrouding its potential. Undeterred by its dilapidated state, we saw beyond the decay to envision a coastal retreat that would capture the essence of seaside serenity and luxury.

Challenges Faced

Before we could embark on the interior transformation, we faced the daunting task of addressing the exterior’s extensive disrepair. Removing a crumbling garage and boundary wall marked the first step towards revitalisation, followed by weeks of excavation to reclaim the back garden from mounds of rubble and overgrown foliage. Amidst these challenges, we encountered unexpected drainage and plumbing issues, necessitating deep excavations and comprehensive overhauls to ensure the property’s structural integrity.

Interior Reimagining

With the exterior restored to its former glory, we turned our attention to the interior, guided by a vision of modern elegance and coastal charm. Collaborating with architects, we devised plans to reconfigure the layout, transforming the bungalow into a three-bedroom haven of comfort and style. Walls were opened, spaces were expanded, and natural light flooded in, creating a sense of spaciousness and tranquillity throughout.

Investment Details

Private investor finance played a crucial role in funding the Haymarket project, allowing individuals to participate in a lucrative investment venture.

Project Execution

As the final brushstrokes were applied, the Coillesdene Drive project emerged as a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence and our ability to turn adversity into opportunity. From its once-neglected state, the beach house had been reborn as a seaside sanctuary—a harmonious blend of modern sophistication and coastal charm.

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How to Get Involved

Investors looking to participate in similar projects can partner with our company to capitalise on investment opportunities. By leveraging our expertise and track record, investors can benefit from attractive returns and the satisfaction of contributing to revitalising iconic properties in Edinburgh.


The journey of the beach house stands as a testament to the transformative power of vision, perseverance, and courage. As we bid farewell to this seaside sanctuary, we do so with gratitude for the lessons learned and the memories created—a reminder that every challenge is an opportunity in disguise.

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