This week, our featured property is a stunning five bed family home which is situated in the quiet and popular area of Colinton.

20 carnethy avenue front

The property, at 20 Carnethy Avenue, is beautifully presented throughout and with four public rooms, has plenty of space for a growing family to enjoy. Set in an exclusive area, this substantial family home, circa 1980, has been beautifully modernised and extended and is ready to move in to.

The ground level accommodation is entered via the front porch which has single glazed windows opening to the welcoming entrance hall. On this floor, the family can enjoy the flexibility of lots of living space, including a large lounge and dining room to the front of the property, and a kitchen/diner with handy utility room, a family room and a delightful sun room to the rear. The kitchen/dining room is modern, with lots of space to enjoy evenings with friends or family. Ceiling spotlights add a touch elegance to the room and a modern feature wall in the dining area really makes the space feel homely. For those occasions which require something even more special, family meals can be enjoyed in the lovely dining room which has beautiful wooden flooring and plenty of space for a table with chairs.

An elegant lounge which overlooks the front gardens can be enjoyed by all the family and the beautiful feature fireplace with timber mantelpiece and living flame gas fire makes it the perfect place to gather round during the cold winter months. The sun room at the back is a relaxing and tranquil space where natural light floods into the room. A skylight which is surrounded by spotlights is a feature which should not be overlooked and makes the space feel bright and airy. There really is something to suit every occasion with this property.

Taking the stairs up to the first floor, this home continues to impress. The upper landing has two cupboards which provide ideal storage space. There are five good-sized bedrooms which are all decorated neutrally and would allow anyone to move comfortably into them and still be able to put their own stamp down. The master bedroom has useful built-in wardrobes and two feature round windows which look out over the beautiful gardens. There is also a modern en suite shower room with a white three piece suite. Bedrooms two and three are also both double rooms with en suite showers, perfect for families with teenage children or any guests who are staying. Bedrooms four and five are both generous double rooms, and a large family bathroom with white four piece suite including a roll top bath and separate shower completes this level of the property.

Outside, the gardens to both the front and rear of the property are very attractive. They are mature, well-established gardens which include trees, flower beds, a shed and a summer house. A charming paved patio area is accessed from the summer house and is perfect for enjoying a barbecue or a glass of wine with friends during summer evenings. The double garage provides adequate parking for a number of cars and electronic doors ensure complete safety.

The historic village of Colinton has an excellent range of shops including a Post Office, bank and licensed convenience store, newsagent, pubs and good restaurants. Other nearby amenities include pleasant walks along the Water of Leith and through Colinton Dell, Spylaw Park, Torduff Hill and Reservoir and the Pentland Hills Regional Park. There are also a number of golf courses nearby and Midlothian Snowsports Centre. Colinton is well placed for the city bypass which provides access to other parts of Edinburgh, to the east and A1 and to the motorway connections linking Edinburgh to the west and central Scotland. The house is well placed for Napier University and for Bonaly Primary School and there are a number of other primary and secondary schools in the area.


20 Carnethy Avenue, Colinton, EH13 0DL

5 bed detached house with 4 public rooms

Offers Over £885,000

EPC rating: D

ESPC ref: 356790

Contact: For more information call 0131 446 6850

Selling solicitor: Jardine Phillips