A mansion on the southside

5 Priestfield Road is a stunning detached Victorian villa in a desirable location at the foot of Arthur’s Seat and Holyrood Park, in the south side of Edinburgh.


The property has been tastefully upgraded and extended to keep the original features, such as beautiful cornicing in the public rooms, and offers spacious accommodation with a total of eight bedrooms, all of which feature their own en suite. The property also has a beautiful landscaped garden with a generous area of paved parking off street and fully enclosed.

As part of the refurbishment, the kitchen and dining room was given a modern make-over while a family sitting room was converted from the former garage, with a bedroom and en suite fitted above.

You enter the home through a solid wood storm door with period brass door ironmongery, and it leads into a square vestibule with the original terracotta tile floor and ornate ceiling cornice work. The hallway has a stained glass door, and an attractive carved wooden balustrade and bannister lead up to the first floor.

The elegant drawing room would make a perfect space for entertaining and relaxing and features a deep bay window with workable shutters, providing a great view over the front garden. Some of the other fantastic period features in this room include an ornate carved wood fireplace, detailed cornicing with ceiling rose, picture rail and working shutters and offers an elegant location for entertaining or relaxing.


The stylish kitchen with its tile flooring has plenty of space for a full-sized dining table and features stylish glossy wall and base units with white marble worktops, a kitchen island, a five ring gas hob/range, double oven, fitted microwave and two fridge-freezers. The kitchen leads to a utility room which has a washing machine, space for dryer, shelving and storage space.

Entered from the kitchen, the warm and inviting family sitting room features solid oak flooring, natural toned décor and a useful built in unit with shelving and AV equipment and media connections. A spiral staircase leads up to the eighth bedroom with en suite, and this is a really unique feature. The sitting room leads into the conservatory which offers panoramic views over the whole of the rear garden.

The garden is enclosed by a dwarf wall and wrought iron gate. Each area of lawn is surrounded by well-established flower beds and there are access paths from front to rear on both sides. To the side of the building is a large parking area which is entered by double wooden gates from the side from the roadway. The rear garden is principally laid out to lawn with well stocked borders, raised flower beds and a generous vegetable patch. The patio and decking area is perfect for outdoor dining or as a space to enjoy garden views.

Priestfield Road is located in the heart of a prestigious residential area to the south of Edinburgh’s city centre. The property is within walking distance of Holyrood Park, the Commonwealth Pool and Cameron Toll shopping centre. A regular bus service accesses the city centre and there is a good selection of restaurants and bistros in the area, including the restaurant in the prestigious Prestonfield House Hotel.

5 Priestfield Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5HH

Offers over £895,000

8 bed detached house with 2 public rooms

EPC rating: E

ESPC reference: 367011

Contact: For more information call 0131 623 9323

Selling solicitor: Morgan Cunningham