Persimmon Homes

East Calder

Encircled by green fields, forest and accessible countryside, your new home in the small village of East Calder offers rural living, within a short commute of the capital. From your new home, East Calder boasts great local amenities including convenience stores, independent shops, a library and choice of pubs. There’s also a GP and dental surgeries within walking distance of your new house.


Take a walk in the beautiful Almondell and Calderwood Country Park – ideal for rambles, picnics and nature-watching. If rain stops play, the leisure centre provides ample opportunity for making friends, recreation and fitness. If you'd like to shop till you drop, nearby Livingston has great facilities including the Livingston Designer Outlet - the largest of its kind in Scotland. Alternatively, drive to Edinburgh for a huge choice of shopping, history, dining and events - it's just 14 miles away - or take the train from Kirknewton where services run every 20 minutes.

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Living in East Calder

Easy commuting into Edinburgh from your new house

From your new home in East Calder, the A71 whisks you up to the Capital in less than half an hour; though if you head west, you can just as easily join the M8 to Glasgow. Commuting by train couldn’t be easier with frequent ScotRail train services from Kirknewton into the heart of Edinburgh (as well as to Glasgow Central). Lothian Country Buses are another option, with services into the capital running every 30 minutes.

Leisure and pleasure from your new home

East Calder and adjoining Livingston both have excellent leisure centres – the one in Livingstone includes a pool. Close to Junction 2 of the M8, the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena is a great place to climb, clip and climb, scramble, softplay or gym. If your favourite pursuits don't have a roof, head into the Pentland Hills on one of the walking routes from the A70 and enjoy stunning views from East Kip. For a gentler walk, try the Almondell & Calderwood Country Park – it’s only a 15-minute drive away.

Great schools from your new build home

You can walk your children to school from your new East Calder home, to either St Pauls RC Primary School or to East Calder Primary School. Older children can attend High Schools in West Calder and Livingstone; or Edinburgh has some excellent independent school options. For further education, from your new home in East Calder, there's the West Lothian College in Livingstone - a popular option for its wide range of courses - it’s only three miles away and there’s a regular bus service.

New houses for sale in East Calder

Persimmon Homes has a number of new houses available in East Calder as well as new builds and new housing developments in West Lothian – including new homes in West Calder and Livingston. To find out more about our available properties in your area, see our list of Persimmon developments below…