A view to the bridge
One of Scotland’s most famous landmarks can be enjoyed from the living room of this exclusive property in North Queensferry.
The five-bedroom attached home in North Queensferry has a waterfront location with prime views of the Forth railway bridge, an UNESCO World Heritage Site
The home has a contemporary feel with its brick façade, and it makes a great first impression, having been extended and upgraded to create a spacious and flexible family home, with added potential for further development. The property is located in a peaceful cul-de-sac within easy walking distance to the amenities at North Queensferry, and which is by the coastline of the Firth of Forth.
The sunny porch leads into a convenient entrance vestibule, perfect for storing coats and shoes, and then continues into the bright and spacious hall. The large living room is flooded with light from full-height, dual-aspect windows, with striking multi-faceted views of the Forth Bridge. The heart of this room is the exposed-brick feature chimney with a traditional-style electric stove that gives the room exceptional warmth and character.
The Forth Rail Bridge is also visible from the dining room, where a trio of floor-to-ceiling windows provides more stunning views and the exposed brick feature wall creates a sense of cohesion between the two reception rooms. The dining room flows into the stylish, contemporary kitchen with its monochromatic tiles, storage and worktop space and a range of integrated appliances including a five-ring gas hob, a cooker hood, an electric double oven and a dishwasher, plus an American-style fridge/freezer. The kitchen would be a great space for the family to gather, with its relaxed dining area and there is a separate utility room, which features a charming porthole window and a back door to the garden. Returning to the hall, the ground floor has four well-proportioned double bedrooms. One of these has an en suite, and three of the bedrooms have substantial built-in wardrobes. There is also a stylish four-piece family bathroom on this floor decorated in neutral tones.
The loft has been transformed to create a first floor space with a luxurious master bedroom suite which enjoys outstanding proportions, a gleaming en suite bathroom and the best views in the house.
The spacious landing area on this floor is furnished with fitted wardrobes and would provide a versatile dressing area or study area. Gas central heating and double glazing throughout ensure optimum comfort and efficiency all year round.
The home has lovely enclosed gardens to the front and rear, and this includes a large south-facing front lawn. The secluded rear garden features a charming patio that would be perfect for summer gatherings, and a soft-surface children’s play area. In terms of parking, there is an impressive double garage with a partially floored loft, which offers tremendous potential for conversion into a self-contained annex. Furthermore, two substantial driveways on either side of the property allow private parking for at least four vehicles.
The historic village of North Queensferry is fast becoming one of the most desirable locations for families keen to find a quieter pace of life outside Edinburgh. Listed as one of the best places to live in Scotland by The Sunday Times, the quaint village with its picturesque pier has a local shop, a traditional hotel, a community centre and a selection of eateries, including the award-winning Wee Restaurant, with more extensive amenities available in neighbouring Inverkeithing. Residents of North Queensferry have a wealth of outdoor pursuits right on their doorstep, from relaxed strolls on secluded Port Laing beach, to hiking or cycling along the Fife Coastal Path. Primary schooling is provided locally at North Queensferry Primary School, followed by secondary education at Inverkeithing High School. The village is also well-placed for independent schools in Edinburgh and Fife. Increasingly popular with commuters, North Queensferry benefits from fantastic transport links into Edinburgh, which is less than 30 minutes away by road or rail, and swift and easy access to the M90 and the M8/M9 motorway network for convenient travel throughout Fife and the central belt.
Offers over £495,000
5 bed detached house with 2 public rooms
ESPC ref: 370610
EPC rating: C
For more information contact: 0131 253 2964
Selling solicitor: VMH Solicitors