This is an outstanding Victorian terraced four bedroomed upper villa located in the highly desirable Craigleith area of the city. The area is well situated for amenities, public transport and the main arteries out of the city.
The property itself is oozing period features and has been renovated to a very high standard by the current owners. The south westerly aspect provides a wonderfully light and welcoming feel throughout. This property benefits from sensational views over the city, a private, enclosed rear garden , off-street parking and a detached double garage.
The villa has a bright feel and the proportions of the reception rooms and bedrooms are excellent. A recent renovation of the drawing room, opening up into a contemporary and stylish kitchen gives the house the practical element of open plan modern living. Walk-in condition and everything a family will need.
Craigleith lies a mile to the West of the city centre and has proximity to many great schools both in the private and state sector, primary and secondary. There is an excellent retail park nearby and a wealth of independent shops, delicatessens, cafes bars and restaurant just a stone’s throw away in Stockbridge.
Shared entrance vestibule.
Private internal porch with large jacket/boot cupboard.
Drawing Room/Open Plan Kitchen-dining
Family Bathroom. Utility Room
Garden Access via stair
Four Double bedrooms. Shower Room
Shared Driveway with parking for one vehicle
Detached double garage
Large private garden with lawn, numerous fruit trees and paved sun/ dining terrace
This stylish villa has a driveway with spacious parking for one car. The driveway has been laid with monoblock and has hard standing making it a practical surface for parking.
Entry is via a shared vestibule with original tiled floor and then a further semi glazed door leads into the property’s own inner tiled porch which enjoys ample cupboard storage space.
The staircase up to the main accommodation is bright and painted white with original wrought iron spindles.
On reaching the first floor landing, you are immediately struck by the clean lines, bright feel and how the herringbone flooring throughout the reception area makes the property flow.
Snug /TV room
Immediately to the right is the cosy snug /TV room with two large windows to the south, working shutters, ornate cornicing, elegant chandelier and an open Edinburgh Press. This room opens with concertina panelled doors into the Drawing Room.
This is a light and welcoming room with a triple aspect bay window providing fabulous views of the Edinburgh skyline. This spacious room benefits from working shutters, ornate cornicing, elegant chandelier, Edinburgh Press cupboard and a focal point of a fireplace with a marble surround, tiles and grey stone hearth. As throughout the other rooms in the home, there are recently installed, attractive column radiators and dimmable lighting.
The Drawing Room leads directly into the kitchen which has a large, central window to the garden giving the whole area a bright and sunny feel.
The shaker style kitchen is contemporary, practical and stylish. A central island with light surface incorporates the induction hob cooker and provides a seating for up to five. The island is lit by three glass dome pendant lights and houses a selection of cupboards, drawers, pan drawers and a wine fridge beneath. There is a worktop to the side with attractive tiled backsplash, further pan drawers, wall mounted cupboards, pull out larder, integrated oven and microwave/oven as well as an excellent American style fridge freezer, integrated one and a half basin sink, with boiling water tap and dishwasher. From the kitchen another semi glazed door leads to the hall and utility room.
Extremely useful room fitted in a complimentary style to the Kitchen and incorporating a washer and dryer and a sink as well as further worktop space. Large larder cupboards house the Worchester boiler, Kingspan hot water tank and Hive devices which operate the two-zone heating system.
A full-length glass door overlooks and provides access to the private garden via a painted steel staircase.
Excellent family bathroom with contemporary free standing bath and tap, large washstand with drawers and separate shower unit with overhead shower and hand held appliance: all white sanitary ware with chrome fittings including heated towel rail. Neutral tiled floor. This very luxurious bathroom benefits from under floor heating and a highly situated internal window brings natural light in through the Utility Room.
An attractive, open timber staircase with white spindles leads to the top floor and the bedrooms. Light floods the staircase and landing from two Velux windows and a roof light above. The four double bedrooms all benefit from dimmable spotlights, are carpeted neutrally and freshly painted giving a bright and clean feel to each one.
Principal Bedroom One
Beautifully bright double bedroom with triple aspect south facing bay window and stunning views to both Edinburgh Castle and the Edinburgh skyline. Elegant built in wardrobes line one side of the room providing ample hanging space and shelving.
Double Bedroom Two
Good sized double bedroom with south westerly views overlooking the front of the property. Built in double wardrobe provides ample hanging space and shelving.
Double Bedroom Three
Double bedroom with large window overlooking the rear. Two built in double wardrobes provide ample hanging space and shelving.
Double Bedroom Four
Small double bedroom with velux window overlooking the rear. Walk in cupboard with rail provides ample storage and hanging space. Cupboard door access to large eaves storage.
Large glass shower unit with overhead shower and hand held appliance. All white sanitary ware with chrome fittings and neutral floor and wall tiles. A roof light positioned above the shower floods the space with natural light.
A glass back door leads down a painted steel staircase with balustrade and into the private garden. The garden is reached via a gravel path and has been carefully and attractively landscaped. With much of the garden laid to lawn and nicely planted borders to the side and back as well as mature fruit trees (cherries, plums, gooseberries and apples), it’s a big asset to the property.
The spacious raised terrace to the rear of the garden has been laid with Indian sandstone and provides afternoon sun as well as ample room for dining and entertaining. A further gravel path leads from the rear of the garden up to the back gate and garage. Outdoor taps are positioned at the front and back of the garden for convenience.
Detached Double Garage
Another great bonus to the property is the spacious detached double garage with fitted lighting and power. Vehicular access is via Barnton Terrace Lane behind the property and a hard standing at the front of the doors allows ease of parking.. Given its size and position backing on to the garden, the garage offers excellent potential to be converted into a home office or sunroom.
Craigleith is situated between Comely Bank and Blackhall, in a much sought after and highly respected residential area which is within easy walking distance of Edinburgh City Centre’s main business, shopping and financial districts and a short walk from cosmopolitan Stockbridge, which is renowned for its village atmosphere, weekly farmers’ market, independent shops, artisan cafés, restaurants and bars.
The property is ideally positioned to take advantage of Edinburgh’s numerous art galleries, museums, cinemas and restaurants, being a mere fifteen minute walk into the city centre and all the cultural attractions on offer there.
There are a number of recreational facilities close by including Inverleith Park, Westwoods Gym, the Raeburn Place stadium, the Edinburgh Sports Club, Dean Tennis Club and the Water of Leith walkway and cycle paths.
There is excellent private and state school provision on the doorstep including Fettes College, St George’s School for Girls and ESMS.
The area is well served by a large Waitrose as well as the Craigleith Retail Park which offers Sainsburys and Marks and Spencer amongst other popular shops. There is ample zoned parking as well as excellent proximity to the city’s efficient bus network and convenient access to the City Bypass, Scotland’s motorway network and Edinburgh International Airport.
Proof and Source of Funds / Anti Money Laundering
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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.
Gas central heating, mains water, gas and electricity, broadband, telephone, cable television
Council Tax Band Category: G
By appointment through Rettie & Co, 11 Wemyss Place, Edinburgh EH3 6DH. Tel: 0131 220 4160.
1. The property is sold with all faults and defects, whether of condition or otherwise and neither the seller nor Rettie & Co, the selling agent, are responsible for such faults and defects, nor for any statement contained in the particulars of the property prepared by the said agent.
2. The Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to acknowledge that he has not entered into contract in reliance on the said statements, that he has satisfied himself as to the content of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise and that no warranty or representation has been made by the seller or the said agents in relation to or in connection with the property.
3. Any error, omission or mis-statement in any of the said statements shall not entitle the purchaser(s) to rescind or to be discharged from this contract, nor entitle either party to compensation or damages nor in any circumstances to give either party any cause for action.
Particulars prepared September 2021 – First Issue