5 Hillpark Road is a stunning three bedroom semi-detached house in the heart of the sought after area of Blackhall. It has been meticulously renovated and further enhanced by the present owners who have made it into the wonderful south facing family home it is today. Situated in a peaceful street with off road private parking for two cars, a lovely south facing garden and a home which has a really bright feel, featuring a top of the range contemporary kitchen and bathrooms making it a very desirable property, finished to an exceptional standard . With a showstopper extension of the living/kitchen/dining area giving open and direct access to the south facing garden, it is a peaceful haven in an area only ten minutes’ drive to the city centre with excellent schools, both state and private on the doorstep and good local amenities, as well as a being a leafy enclave with nature walks on the doorstep.
Vestibule, Reception Hallway, open plan kitchen/dining/living room, Utility room, principal bedroom and ensuite bathroom, Hall cupboard. WC.
Double Bedroom Two, Double bedroom Three. Family Bathroom (shower only)
Floored attic to full head height.
Garage and playroom/home office renovated from part of the garage.
Off road parking for two cars. Landscaped front garden and south facing back garden.
5 Hillpark Road offers beautifully proportioned and well-presented accommodation. Entrance is via the side with a porch and semi glazed front door into a welcoming entrance hall. Cupboard for coats and storage for shoes. Engineered walnut flooring throughout giving the home flow and uniformity.
Principal Bedroom and ensuite bathroom
Currently used as a living room but would be best suited to the principal bedroom with its own ensuite bathroom.
Windows to the front, neutral carpeting and décor and contemporary gas fire and attractive fireplace.
Ensuite bathroom with a double ended bath and quality white Duravit sanitary ware. Walk in shower with overhead fixed shower appliance . His and hers large handbasin with integrated vanity unit and heated mirror. Chrome heated towel rail. Double frosted window to the front. Underfloor heating.
Useful downstairs WC with attractive contemporary white sanitary ware.
Open Plan Kitchen /living/dining room
This has the wow factor the minute you walk in. Not only does the space boast a beautiful Kitchens International kitchen with every cooking gadget you could require for the 21st century family but looking ahead you are drawn to the extension at the end of the room which has a conservatory feel with glass on three sides and at least 8 panels of floor to ceiling glass in addition to four Velux, roof lights and opening into the rear gardens. The spacious living area features a stylish gas fire and wall-mounted TV, whilst the dining area provides ample space for a dining table and chairs.
The well-appointed Leicht kitchen by Kitchens International comprises a range of base and wall mounted units, central island with breakfast bar, Corian worktops, 5 ring gas hob with extractor hood, electric oven, steam oven, warming drawer, coffee machine, combination microwave oven, fridge freezer and dishwasher, integrated sink with a chrome flexible shower tap for extra elbow grease for pots and pans
The cosy living area adjacent to the kitchen has a contemporary gas fireplace with pebbles in the display as well as a bespoke recessed unit to house the TV.
In the stunning fully glazed extension area, you can sit and look out at the garden with Indian sandstone steps leading down from large glass panelled doors into the green oasis.
Utility room fitted with sink unit, washing machine, tumble dryer, Worcester gas boiler and pulley.
Carpeted stair with wooden handrail to the upstairs area which again is brightly illuminated by Velux Windows.
Double Bedroom Two
This faces the front of the house and is bright with neutral décor and fitted cupboards and drawers in the eaves.
Double Bedroom Three
Currently used as the principal bedroom, this is a really lovely double bedroom with fitted his and hers wardrobes one of which has access to the attic.
Attic area is fully floored and has standing height
Another sleek and contemporary bathroom complete with walk in shower accessible from two sides with a heated towel rail at each end and a fixed head chrome shower. The unit is slightly raised and attractively tiled on the floor with brick tiles giving it a really contemporary feel. Two Velux windows bring light in. His and hers handbasin with integrated vanity unit with heated mirror, underfloor heating and Duravit fittings as with bathroom one.
The gardens to this property have been nurtured and creatively yet practically designed and are particularly attractive. The front garden has raised beds with formal box hedging set amongst gravel and protected on both sides by hedging giving privacy. There is also a seating area.
The driveway with solid double gates at the entrance has been laid with mono block paving giving really quality and attractive hard standing for two cars and an attractive pathway to the front door. There is trellising with climbers alongside the wall running down the side with the garage and secure entrance to the fully enclosed back garden.
On entering the garden you are struck by just how sunny it is with many lovely plants and borders. It has been carefully and lovingly landscaped and enjoys all day sun. Well-tended borders and a plethora of plants dotted around as well as a sunny seating area at the bottom of the garden with the sound of water trickling, wisteria creeping from the fence and a sun trap itself. From here you look back towards the extension and house and can enjoy the tranquility. Part of this manageable garden is laid to lawn.
Garage and Playroom/Study
The garage has been split in half and the current owners have created a really good sized playroom. Fully wired and with electricity, this light, bright room with double glass doors and a window would also make an excellent office.
Hillpark Road is situated in the leafy and residential Blackhall area west of the city centre but within close proximity to the centre with all its cultural and historical attractions. The area is well served by local shops and cafes as well as a number of high street retailers including Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer just a short drive away at Craigleith Retail Park.
The area is very popular with families due to its selection of highly regarded nursery, primary and secondary schools, including Blackhall Primary School, Craigmount and Royal High School in the state sector and The Edinburgh Academy, Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools, Fettes College and St George’s School for Girls in the private sector.
The area boasts superb access to Edinburgh City Centre and easy transport links to the City Bypass, central Scotland’s motorway network (M8, M9, M90 and Queensferry Crossing); numerous bus and tram services; Haymarket train station and Edinburgh International Airport.
There are a number of recreational facilities and green open spaces in close proximity including the Water of Leith walkway and Edinburgh’s cycle path network; Corstorphine Hill Nature Reserve and the woodlands of Lauriston Castle and Cammo Estate; highly regarded golf courses including The Royal Burgess, Bruntsfield Links and Murrayfield Golf Club; a David Lloyd Leisure Club; Murrayfield Lawn Tennis Club and Murrayfield’s famous international Rugby Stadium and Ice Rink. Edinburgh’s museums, theatres and national galleries are also within easy walking distance.
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Fixtures and Fittings:
Only appliances specifically mentioned in the sales particulars are included in the sale price. In all other aspects the treatment of fixtures and fittings within the relevant Conveyancing Standard Clauses apply. TVs and Washing machine and dryer not included
Gas central heating, mains water, gas and electricity.
Council Tax Band Category: C
By appointment through Rettie & Co, 11 Wemyss Place, Edinburgh EH3 6DH. Tel: 0131 220 4160.
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