In a tranquil, leafy position in desirable Craiglockhart, 2 Bogsmill Road is a beautiful family home originally designed by an architect as his own residence.
The home is unique in its use of space, and was designed to allow as much light into the property as possible, as well as offering numerous outdoor areas to take advantage of the woodland views.
Two further extensions have been added to the property, not only further enhancing the design, but also enlarging this lovely home to 213.5 square metres (2298 square feet). The property is set in approximately one third acre of mature gardens, and it enjoys a tranquil, leafy situation of high residential amenity.
Some of the great features of the property are natural hardwood floors and an extensive provision of downlighters and the home offers year-round comfort with its responsive gas-fired central heating and double glazing. The double height reception hall features a stair with glazed balustrade and incorporates a small study area with worktops and shelving. This leads to a very large dual aspect living room with slide-aside patio doors to a south facing sunken terrace.
The extensive dining room/kitchen features French doors which lead to a second paved sun terrace. The fitted kitchen comes complete with Neff five ring gas hob, matching electric double oven, cooker hood, Siemens dishwasher and inset downlighters, and a useful bank of storage cupboards.
From here there is access to an exceptionally large utility room with ceramic-tiled floor, a gas central heating boiler, Miele washing machine and Beks fridge with drinks dispenser. The utility room leads to a porch with further low level storage units.
The ground floor accommodation is completed by bedrooms four and five, a cloakroom/WC and an additional four piece bathroom with separate shower.
Upstairs, the master bedroom suite enjoys a lovely aspect over the rear garden. It features a long dressing area where you can then access the spacious balcony through patio doors. There are two fitted wardrobes and eaves storage. There is also a recently-fitted shower and WC, and an additional deep storage cupboard. Bedroom two has a French door and window to a very large private sun terrace. Bedroom three has a fitted wardrobe and older-pattern Shower/WC.
Surrounding the property is an idyllic garden which is laid mainly to lawn with mature tree and shrub boarders. To the east of the house is a paved area which offers good parking provision and a useful carport incorporating a store and garden hut.
Bogsmill Road is a beautiful, quiet, green enclave backing onto the wooded grounds of lovely Craiglockhart Dell.
There are two excellent supermarkets very close to hand - Sainsburys at Inglis Green Road and a 24 hour Asda at nearby Chesser. Colinton Village is a short drive away and has a good range of local services including a bank, chemist and post office.
For golfers, Kingsknowe Golf Course is within walking distance and there is also a course at Edinburgh Merchant’s at Morningside. Nearby Craiglockhart offers an excellent Edinburgh Leisure centre with tennis courts – the home of the Scottish Tennis Championships. A short walk to Slateford Village takes you to an inn serving food, the Water of Leith Visitor Centre and access to Craiglockhart Dell and the Water of Leith walkway, which leads either to Balerno or all the way the Shore area of Edinburgh.
Road links are also excellent - the City Centre is easily reached by car and there are regular bus services from Lanark Road. A short drive takes you to the Edinburgh city by-pass, Edinburgh Airport and the Central Scottish motorway network.
4 bedroom detached family home with 2 public rooms
Offers around: £750,000
Contact: For more information call 0131 253 2726
Selling solicitor: Sturrock Armstrong and Thomson
EPC rating: D