A substantial stone built Victorian double fronted detached villa circa 1880 which has been significantly upgraded and further extended to offer exemplary family accommodation of the highest quality over three levels with the added benefit of a large walled garden, a double garage and off street parking for up to four cars.
The generous and versatile accommodation is bright and airy with many retained period features including cornice work, fireplaces, window shutters and a fine stone staircase. The remodeled layout flows naturally from room to room and lends itself perfectly to modern family living on a grand scale. From many of the rooms there are far reaching views towards Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags.
Ground Floor: The property is entered via a large vestibule which leads in turn to a spacious reception hall with tessellated tiled floor, cloaks cupboard and stone staircase rising to the upper floors. To one side of the hall is a west facing drawing room with bay window, fireplace and a set of double doors leading through to a smaller den or snug room with fireplace and views out onto the back garden. On the other side of the hall is a study with press storage cupboard and a west facing aspect overlooking the front garden. Behind the study is a large formal dining room with fireplace overlooking a paved internal courtyard. Steps from the dining room lead to the kitchen via a separate WC and the utility room. To the rear on the ground floor is a family room with four big picture windows overlooking the back garden and an open arch leading through to the kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen has a vaulted ceiling and boasts a fitted kitchen by Mark Wilkinson with polished granite work surfaces, integrated appliances and a large AGA with built in gas hob and five ovens; three gas and two electric. There is a large island unit, ample room for a large table and two sets of glass panelled doors, one leading out to the back garden and one onto the internal paved courtyard. At mezzanine level there is a double bedroom overlooking the back garden with an adjacent shower room. The boiler room with Worcester gas fired central heating boilers is also located on the mezzanine level. Continuing up to the first floor there is an open landing with linen and storage cupboards and an internal stair leading to the upper floor. There is a large west facing master bedroom with bay window, built in wardrobes and dressing table and an en suite shower room. There are two further double bedrooms and a large family bathroom with separate shower and a large window enjoying direct views towards Arthur's Seat. The internal staircase at first floor level leads to the upper floor where there is a large studio room or guest bedroom suite with eave storage cupboards, magnificent views towards Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags and an en suite shower room with additional eave storage.
The Grange conservation area is often regarded as one of Edinburgh's most desirable and coveted residential districts. Its leafy surroundings lie approximately one mile south of the city centre with Blacket and Newington to its east and Morningside and Bruntsfield to its west; all of which offer an excellent variety of independent retailers as well as Waitrose, Tesco, Marks & Spencer, numerous bars, coffee shops and restaurants. It is also well placed for access to the main university buildings at George Square and King's Buildings and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children. A wide variety of recreational amenities are nearby including theatres, cinemas, The Royal Commonwealth Pool, numerous golf courses and the open spaces of the Meadows. There is also good access out of town to the city bypass and on to Edinburgh International Airport. Excellent schooling in both the private and public sector is catered for.
To the front of the house is a garden area laid to lawn with rockery, flower beds, low level hedging and a pedestrian pathway. An electrically operated gate leads to a paved driveway with parking for up to four cars and the double garage. To the rear of the house is a substantial mature and secure walled garden with a garden shed, lawn, herbaceous borders and a vegetable garden area made up of a number of raised timber beds. There is a paved terrace which runs along the back and sides of the house and a separate paved patio area tucked away in one corner of the garden. In addition to the front and rear gardens and located between the rear of the double garage and the kitchen is a secluded paved inner courtyard with water point, raised beds and a wrought iron gate leading to the garage and front driveway.
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