12 Observatory Road, Edinburgh EH9 3HG
A delightful detached villa on a peaceful residential street in the Blackford area of Edinburgh, immediately adjacent to the Royal Observatory and the Hermitage of Braid - an area of outstanding natural beauty. The property boasts spacious, light filled rooms overlooking secluded gardens in a family-friendly area. It also features spectacular views of the city skyline, including Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh Castle and onwards to East Lothian.
Immediate access to wide open green spaces
Several golf courses within the immediate vicinity
Spacious sitting room with bay window and garden views
Large windows providing abundant natural light
Good size kitchen with door into the garden
Front and rear gardens with mature trees, shrubs and perennials
The property is accessed via a driveway or a paved path from the street. Entrance vestibule with glazed inner door leading to hallway filled with plentiful natural light and polished wood flooring. Spacious family sitting room with bay window and views of the front garden, with brickwork fireplace and gas fire. Dining room with original fireplace, stripped wood floorboards; direct access into the kitchen. Bathroom comprising bath/shower, sink and w.c. Spacious double bedroom 3 with dual aspect views across the front garden. Further double bedroom 4, again dual aspect with views to the side and rear gardens, mirrored wardrobe and a built in wardrobe. Single bedroom 5/study with rear facing views.
Carpeted, polished pine staircase leading to the landing which has a cupboard and under eaves storage. Principal bedroom with stunning panoramic triple aspect views of the Edinburgh city skyline and beyond, as far as Fife and East Lothian. Double bedroom 2 with similar stunning views and built in wardrobe. Both bedrooms have polished wood flooring and eaves storage. Shower room with shower cubicle, sink and w.c.
The property is positioned directly adjacent to the Royal Observatory and Hermitage of Braid nature reserve. The Braid Hills are within easy reach of the many miles of Pentland Hills Regional parkland which features 9 peaks of over 1500 feet and stunning views of Edinburgh and surrounding countryside.
As well as the excellent Avenue Store 5 minutes away, in nearby Marchmont there are convenience stores and coffee shops. The area of Morningside is only a short distance away and offers Waitrose, M&S, many specialist shops, artisan coffee shops, pubs and restaurants.
From Observatory Road, the city bypass is easily accessible with routes north to Edinburgh International Airport, Glasgow and The Queensferry Crossing to Fife and routes to the south. The area is well served by Edinburgh's bus network with regular buses to the city centre.
There is excellent private school provision in the area with schools such as George Heriots, George Watsons, EMAS (Montessori) and Merchiston Castle a short distance away. State school catchments include James Gillespie's Primary and James Gillespie's High School, St Peter's RC primary and St Thomas of Aquin's RC High.
The fridge, cooker, washing machine, piano, fitted wardrobe, bookcase in the living room, all fitted carpets and curtains are included in the sale. It should be noted that none of the appliances and services are guaranteed and should be taken as seen.
3.81 m X 2.69 m / 12'6" X 8'10"
4.52 m X 3.76 m / 14'10" X 12'4"
5.33 m X 3.38 m / 17'6" X 11'1"
4.09 m X 3.15 m / 13'5" X 10'4"
4.06 m X 3.2 m / 13'4" X 10'6"
3.91 m X 3.33 m / 12'10" X 10'11"
5.59 m X 3.76 m / 18'4" X 12'4"
Bedroom 5/ Study
2.51 m X 2.39 m / 8'3" X 7'10"