This traditional detached bungalow in Corstorphine enjoys three double bedrooms, substantial private gardens, a tandem driveway and a detached single garage.
Now in need of some modernisation and upgrading, the home offers excellent potential for extension and development, and gives its new owners a fantastic opportunity to create a modern home to suit their own tastes and requirements. The classic bungalow has retained a charming selection of original features, including panelled doors and period fireplaces, that are ripe for careful restoration.
Approached via a pathway through the enclosed front garden, the front door opens into a practical entrance vestibule flowing through to an L-shaped hallway with handy built-in storage and attic access. To the left of the hall lies a spacious living/dining room. Extended by a bay window framing leafy front garden views, this generous reception room promises flexible floorspace for various furniture arrangements catering for both relaxation and dining. A fireplace, elegant cornicing and a picture rail also feature. Continuing along the hall, you reach a south-facing kitchen that is currently fitted with a selection of wall and base cabinets in a wide galley-style configuration. Space is also provided for freestanding and undercounter appliances. From here, a door leads to a conservatory, presenting an extra sitting room with direct access to the rear garden perfect for alfresco dining and entertaining during the warmer months!
The bungalow accommodates three double bedrooms. The generous, south-facing master bedroom features a fireplace and recessed shelving; the second bedroom incorporates built-in storage and the third has fitted storage and enjoys the same sunny aspect as the master. Completing the accommodation on offer is a modern wet room, comprising a shower area, a basin and a toilet. The bungalow also benefits from a large attic, which is currently accessed via a loft hatch in the hall and may allow scope for conversion into additional living space, subject to obtaining planning and building consent. Gas central heating and double glazing (except one window) ensure year-round comfort and efficiency.
Outside, the property is accompanied by lawned gardens to the front and rear. The vast rear garden boasts an enviable south-facing aspect and offers space for an extension, subject to obtaining planning and building consent. A gated, tandem driveway and detached single garage provide off-street parking.
Extras: The property is to be sold as seen.
Lying to the west of Edinburgh city centre, sought-after Corstorphine thoroughly deserves its reputation as a highly desirable and well-connected residential area.
Residents enjoys a wealth of outstanding amenities practically on their doorstep: they are never more than a few minutes' walk from a range of independent shops, services and businesses on St John's Road, nor from the fantastic supermarkets and major outlets at Corstorphine Retail Park or The Gyle Shopping Centre, which boasts over 40 shops (including an M&S) and various eateries. The area also benefits from outstanding transport links, making commuting by car or public transport fast and convenient. In addition to a network of bus routes (including an express airport service) and cycle paths, South Gyle station and Edinburgh Exchange are also easily accessible for train and tram services into the city centre and travel further afield. For the sports enthusiast, the local David Lloyd centre offers a gym, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts and badminton and squash courts. Corstorphine Hill is the ideal place for a tranquil stroll and yields lovely views over the city centre. The property falls within the catchment area for Corstorphine Primary School and Craigmount High School.