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Merchiston, Edinburgh, EH10 5AR
Sold Offers Over £1,375,000
Impressive, detached stone built 6 bed villa on three floors with s/w facing garden & parking
6 East Castle Road comprises a substantial stone built detached Victorian double fronted villa circa 1860 offering impressive and versatile family accommodation over three floors with off street parking, car port and a delightful south and west facing walled garden.
The generous and versatile accommodation is bright and airy with many retained period features including ornate cornice work, fireplaces, window shutters, architraves, skirting boards and a fine stone staircase. The accommodation flows naturally from room to room and lends itself perfectly to family living on a grand scale.
The property is entered via a traditional vestibule which leads in turn to a spacious inner reception hall with the stone staircase rising to the upper floors. To one side of the hall is an elegant sitting room with period fireplace, ornate cornice work and bay window looking out over the front garden. Opposite the sitting room and on the other side of the hall is the dining room with fireplace, cornice work and a sash and case window with views onto the front garden. A set of glazed double doors from the dining room lead directly through to a well-appointed kitchen with terracotta tiled floor, a full range of kitchen shaker style cabinets and granite work tops, Aga gas fired cooker and integrated kitchen appliances. Leading off the kitchen is a rear passage way with a separate WC and access to the car port. There is a utility room with a door to the back garden and a short flight of steps to a study or occasional 6th bedroom.
Behind the sitting room is a spacious family room with fireplace and a bay window overlooking the back garden. To the rear of the ground floor there is a 'garden room' with a cloakroom and a door leading out to the back garden.
From the reception hall the elegant staircase with mahogany hand rail and a magnificent stained glass half landing arched window rises to the first floor.
At first floor level there is an open landing with an internal staircase rising to the upper floor. There is an elegant east facing drawing room with bay window, period fireplace and ornate cornice work, a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom, two further double bedrooms both enjoying wonderful views over the back garden and a family bathroom.
The internal staircase at first floor level leads to the upper floor where there are two further double bedrooms and numerous, deep under-eve storage areas.
The highly coveted residential area of Merchiston is characterised by broad tree-lined avenues and substantial properties set within large gardens. The local amenities of Bruntsfield and Morningside are close at hand and offer an extensive range of convenience shops, restaurants and bars, banks and post office. There is a Waitrose supermarket and both a Tesco Metro and Sainsbury's Local. Edinburgh and Napier Universities are also close by. The wide open spaces of Bruntsfield Links, The Meadows and the Union Canal Walkway are all close by and Blackford Hill and the Hermitage of Braid are within a few minutes drive. There is a wide choice of quality golf courses in the vicinity. Furthermore, there is easy access via the city bypass to Edinburgh International Airport, Queensferry Crossing and the national motorway network. The property is well placed for excellent schooling in both the state and private sectors.
To the front and left hand side of the house is a generous garden area with a wonderful array of mature shrubs and plants while to the rear of the house is a substantial mature and secure south and west facing walled garden with, numerous herbaceous borders, fruit trees, a large area of lawn and a paved patio area. There is an elevated paved terrace which runs along the back of the house, a garden shed and a bike store.
There is a gated driveway with a large car port offering off street parking for up to three cars. In addition there is ample zoned, on street residents' parking.
The fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings, the integrated kitchen appliances and the Aga are included in a sale. The washing machine and tumble dryer in the utility room are also included.
The property is served by a gas fired central heating system. There are solar panels installed in 2011 generating we understand between 1400 - 1500 units per annum. We further understand the current tariff is transferable and presently generates about £700pa.
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