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First time on the market since 1973, 'Blairmore' comprises a fine detached Victorian villa of traditional stone construction located in one of the most established and desirable streets overlooking The Hermitage of Braid and in the Morningside area of the City. The tastefully presented interior is complemented by some charming period features including an impressive half landing window, sash and case windows, ornate cornice work, finger plates, handsome fireplaces and original timber floors, skirting boards and architraves. The property has been well cared for and maintained by the present owners and comprises vestibule and reception hall, 5 - 6 bedrooms, 4 public rooms, a kitchen breakfast room, a family bathroom, a shower room and a separate WC. There is a large attic space with the potential to extend into and a hatch giving access beneath the house.
The elegant and generously proportioned family accommodation (circa 3,362sqft including the garage) is laid out on two levels as follows; on the ground floor a traditional vestibule leads to the welcoming reception hall with a cloak room with a separate WC and an under stair storage cupboard with hatch access to below ground level and the handsome Victorian staircase rising to the upper floor with a large half landing south facing picture window. On one side of the hall is a comfortable family/TV room with a fireplace incorporating a gas effect coal fire, a press cupboard and with views overlooking the front garden. On the opposite side of the hall is a truly impressive front to back drawing room / dining room with 2 fireplaces, a south facing bay window and charming views onto both the front and the back gardens.
An inner hall with an additional storage cupboard and a shower room leads to the breakfast room with built in storage cupboards and an attractive aspect onto the back garden. Beyond this, a large and well appointed kitchen breakfast room with AEG kitchen appliances, pantry cupboard and a door leading to the back garden. Within the kitchen is a back staircase leading up to a study or 6th bedroom.
On the second floor there is a large open landing with four generous double bedrooms each with a wash hand basin, a dressing room or single bedroom and a family bathroom with an access hatch to the attic space above. The master bedroom is located to the rear of the house with fitted wardrobes, fireplace, ornate cornice work and a south facing bay window with fluted columns overlooking the back garden and The Hermitage of Braid. Double bedroom 2 with fireplace is to the front of the house and has a door leading into a dressing room or single bedroom. Double bedroom 3 is again to the front of the house with a fireplace whilst double bedroom 4 is located to the rear overlooking The Hermitage of Braid and has a fitted wardrobe and fireplace.
Morningside is one of Edinburgh's most sought after residential districts and lies approximately 2 miles to the south of the city centre. Morningside and nearby Bruntsfield offer a wide range of local and speciality shopping, including a Waitrose, Marks & Spencer and Sainbury's Local as well as the privately owned Dominion Cinema and an excellent choice of restaurants and bars. The Hermitage of Braid, Blackford Hill and Braidburn Park are all superb recreational areas and the extensive Pentland Hills Country Park is situated nearby at Hillend, also home to a dry ski-slope. The area has many fine golf courses including The Merchants, Mortonhall and the Braid Hills Golf Centre. The city centre is easily accessible by car or by excellent public transport services from Morningside Road. A short drive south takes you to the Edinburgh city bypass offering rapid access to Straiton Retail Park, The Gyle and Gogarburn, Edinburgh International Airport and the M8 and M9 Motorways. Excellent schooling is easily accessible in both the state and private sectors.
The delightful south facing private rear garden backs onto The Hermitage of Braid and is predominantly laid to lawn with mature tree and shrub areas. There is a two tier patio area and a garden shed. To the front of the property and adjacent to the driveway is a charming rose garden with lawn, mature trees and shrub border.
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