Property highlight: Two bedroom semi-detached bungalow in leafy Corstorphine.
Closing date set for Tuesday 23rd March 2021 at 12 noon.
This warm, light-filled bungalow has been a happy home for over 50 years to a Scottish /Catalan couple. If you are thinking of leading a different life post-Covid, this may be the property you’re looking for. With an extensive and well-stocked south facing garden extending into a small wooded area, you could be growing your own vegetables, tending the roses, rhododendrons and peonies, and building a tree house in the wood.
The front door opens to a windowed vestibule and beyond that a hall with capacious cupboards for coats. From the hall, the large south facing living room is cosy in winter, light and airy in the summer with long views towards the Pentlands from the large picture window. To the left of the retro fireplace is a linen cupboard.
The two double bedrooms to the front of the house overlook a well-stocked garden and the quiet street beyond. There are venetian blinds to the double-glazed picture windows, and in the 2nd bedroom, a large fitted wardrobe with storage space extends across an entire wall. The tiled bathroom, with a 3-piece suite and electric shower has bathroom cabinets and in addition to the central heating, an electric wall heater.
The hall also leads to the kitchen, with a picture window overlooking the garden and fitted cupboards with under-cupboard lighting above the worktops. There is a double sink, and plumbing/electrical connections for a washer/dryer, fridge/freezer and electric cooker. The stone steps leading from the kitchen door to the garden have for many years been covered with climbing roses.
Ramsay ladder from a hatch in the hall leads to the large partially boarded and semi-insulated roof space with a Velux-type window. In common with the adjoining property and others in the street, this good-sized attic offers potential for future development, if desired, subject to the correct permissions.
The brick garage has space for one car with ample room for the keen handyperson/gardener to keep their tools and gardening gear. The driveway, bordered by flowers and plants, could provide additional standing for vehicles –and there is ample street parking. At the bottom on the garden is a greenhouse on a solid brick steading, which can be returned to its former glory along with a shed predating the current owners and in need of replacement. NB: The property is to be sold as seen. Please note garden photographs were taken last year.