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18 Blacket Place is a fine example of Edinburgh's historic architectural heritage and a rare gem in terms of the presentation, the generous, well proportioned and versatile family accommodation and the exceptional walled garden.
The accommodation is extremely generous with an elegant reception hall, well proportioned public rooms and spacious double bedrooms. The modern and well appointed kitchen has been thoughtfully designed and the bathrooms and shower rooms are all in excellent condition. Additional details which help to make the house so special include a plethora of period features such as the fireplaces, cornice work and the wrought iron balcony at first floor level. In addition, there is off street parking, a good sized garage and a delightful little potting/garden shed. There is ample storage space throughout the house particularly in the lower level and charming little surprises such as a study leading off the dining room and an original under stair wine cellar.
Ground Floor: Vestibule and reception hall with cloakroom and WC, sitting room, dining room with study off, kitchen and double bedroom with en suite bathroom.
First Floor: Landing area, drawing room, three double bedrooms, family bathroom.
Garden level: Bedroom 5, shower room, garden or family room, utility room, WC and store rooms.
The Blacket Conservation Area is a highly coveted area primarily consisting of detached and semi-detached classical villas of traditional stone construction that are recognised as being of historical and architectural importance surrounded by high stone walls and mature trees. The area is conveniently situated for all local and central amenities including excellent local shopping facilities in Newington itself and also the nearby Cameron Toll Shopping Centre. The location is particularly convenient for access to Edinburgh University King's Buildings and The Royal Infirmary. Nearby recreational facilities include The Royal Commonwealth Pool, several golf courses and the open spaces of Holyrood Park. Local schooling is well represented in the state and private sectors. Edinburgh city bypass is easily accessible and provides easy links to the Scottish motorway network and Edinburgh International Airport.
To the front of the property there is a most attractive manicured garden and a short drive leading to a large single garage whilst to the rear of the property there is a wonderful private walled garden with sweeping lawn, herbaceous borders, flower beds and a plethora of mature shrubs and trees. There is a small potting shed, a patio area and access to the garage and a secure gate leading to the front of the house.
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