Lovely Victorian apartment in leafy Merchiston
Lying within a protected conservation area, this impressive property is the uppermost two-bedroom flat of a C-listed detached sandstone mansion. Boasting bright and airy rooms, as well as a prime location in the desirable Edinburgh district of Merchiston, this Victorian apartment is a unique property with lots of potential.
The mansion features a newly refurbished and beautiful entrance, retaining several of its traditional features, including a grand timber staircase, ornate cornicing and a leaded feature window. The flat itself is a loft conversion, which is flooded with natural light thanks to numerous Velux windows. It further benefits from a spacious interior with fresh, neutral décor throughout, adding to the bright and sunny feel of the property.
Featuring a central cupola, the public room is exceptionally bright and spacious, providing ample room for living and dining furniture, and making an excellent place to entertain guests. The separate kitchen is fitted with warm wood units, dark stone-effect worktops and integrated units, giving it a contemporary and stylish feel, contrasting with the traditional features of the Victorian mansion. The kitchen also benefits from a utility room, conveniently providing lots of extra storage space.
There are two well-proportioned double bedrooms in the apartment; the master bedroom is particularly impressive, featuring an en suite shower room and a walk-in wardrobe. The quirky bathroom is fitted with extensive colourful tiling, as well as sanitary ware and a jacuzzi bath with a shower attachment. The eaves also provide the flat with useful additional storage space, perfect for hiding away house paraphernalia that you don’t often use.
Elmpark sits within beautiful walled grounds, which feature gorgeous mature shrubbery and ornamental trees. It’s the perfect place to spend sunny afternoons. The apartment also benefits from access to the enclosed bike storage and there is off-street parking. The building also features a secure entry system.
About the area
Spylaw Road lies within a protected Conservation Area in the leafy and desirable district of Merchiston in Edinburgh. Located very close to the independent shops, cafes and restaurants of the lovely areas of Bruntsfield and Morningside, and less than two miles away from all the amenities on offer in Edinburgh’s city centre, it is no wonder Merchiston is such a popular place to live in Edinburgh. It’s made even more attractive by its proximity to excellent schools, the Union Canal, a wealth of sporting facilities, open green spaces, cycle paths and walking routes, as well as local shops and amenities. Plus, easy access is offered to numerous commercial centres and road networks.
This Victorian apartment offers flexible living and would suit those looking for a unique home in peaceful and beautiful surroundings yet with easy access to all the attractions of city living.
25/5 Spylaw Road (Elmpark), Merchiston, Edinburgh, EH10 5BN
Offers over £350,000
2 bed top floor flat
1 reception room
ESPC ref: E394243
EPC rating: E
Contact: For more information call 0131 253 2967
Selling solicitor: Drummond Miller