Quality of life is about the details of everyday living. From the little things, like knowing the nearest place to pick up a pint of milk, to more important matters like finding the right school or having a health centre nearby, you need to know that the community you’re moving to will support you and your family, as well as be a pleasant place to live. So here’s some useful information about the area around Roselea.
Rosewell was established over 150 years ago to provide good housing for local mineworkers. All the houses had gardens, an unusual feature for the period, and today these village homes are the basis of a lively and vibrant community.
Just four miles from the City of Edinburgh Bypass, Roselea is around 25 minutes by car of central Edinburgh and within 40 minutes by bus routes 31 and 49, both frequent services. The Penicuik to Dalkeith Walkway provides pleasant access for pedestrians and cyclists to the neighbouring towns, and at Bonnyrigg it intersects with National Cycle Route 1 for exploring further afield. The Bypass provides fast access to Edinburgh Airport and the whole of the central belt.
Arts & Entertainment
While Rosewell is within easy reach of Edinburgh’s diverse and lively cultural life and festivals, there are some major attractions closer to home, including the National Mining Museum at Newtongrange which presents a range of special events, and the famous, mysterious Roslin Chapel.
Leisure & Recreation
Roselea is close to some of the area’s most beautiful walking and cycling routes, including the Roslin Glen Walk along the North Esk, and the nearby Pentland Hills offer endless opportunities for hill walking and year-round winter sports at the Midlothian Snowsports Centre. Glencorse, a picturesque and challenging course described as one of Scotland’s hidden gems, is the nearest of several golf clubs in the area.
The local recycling site in Carnethie Street, three quarters of a mile from Roselea, accepts household packaging, glass bottles and jars, paper and textiles. There is a larger centre with facilities for white goods, TVs and garden waste around four miles away at Penicuik.
Education & Health
Rosewell Primary School and St Matthew’s RC Primary School are both within a short walk of the development, and pupils from the village normally move on to Lasswade High School in Bonnyrigg. There are three medical practices based in Bonnyrigg Health Centre, including the Strathesk Practice, and a choice of dentists in Bonnyrigg High Street.
The general store in Rosewell caters for most everyday needs including newspapers and groceries. For a wider choice, Bonnyrigg’s lively High Street has a large Co-op supermarket, post office, pharmacist, conveniences stores, banks and other services. The Pentland Retail Park at Straiton, with more than 40 major high street names including Ikea, Argos, Boots, Homebase and Sainsbury’s, is just three miles away.
Living in Rosewell
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.