Enjoying a desirable suburban setting in the leafy conservation area of Shandon, this characterful one-bedroom lower garden villa sits on a peaceful terrace, occupying the ground-floor of a handsome stone-built period building. Wonderfully light and airy and presented in attractive move-in condition, the villa boasts an abundance of...
Enjoying a desirable suburban setting in the leafy conservation area of Shandon, this characterful one-bedroom lower garden villa sits on a peaceful terrace, occupying the ground-floor of a handsome stone-built period building. Wonderfully light and airy and presented in attractive move-in condition, the villa boasts an abundance of charming well-restored original features, including richly-toned timber flooring and stripped internal doors, an appealing southerly aspect and a delightful private outdoor space. Set behind a leafy walled front garden, the villas inviting pillar-box red front door opens into a vestibule, retaining its original mosaic tiling. From here, you step into a spacious hallway (with handy storage) which leads into a generous and beautifully-presented living room, bathed in natural light from a large southwest-facing sash-and-case bay window, set into its original wood panelled surround, with shutters, and featuring a quaint window seat. This elegant reception area enjoys sympathetically-classic décor, paired with an exquisite ceiling rose and intricate decorative cornicing, an authentic Edinburgh press and a homely multi-fuel burning stove (TBC), framed by a stone hearth and delicately-detailed natural wood surround. Adjacent to the living room, is a bright galley kitchen, featuring an excellent array of rustic Shaker-style cabinets, complementing a charming wainscoting window surround and accompanied by timber worktops, understated splashback tiling and floating shelving. Also incorporated into the kitchen is a range of freestanding goods and appliances including a gas cooker, a tall fridge freezer and a dishwasher (TBC). Conveniently neighbouring the kitchen is a good-sized formal dining room, adaptable to a variety of uses (such as an occasional second bedroom) and enjoying a leafy garden outlook and a further Edinburgh press. To the rear of this additional reception area is a bright utility room, offering garden access and a discrete laundry area, with a freestanding Bosch washing machine (TBC), a traditional clothes pulley and plenty of useful pantry storage. Enjoying a tranquil position in the villa, overlooking the rear garden and lit by a large window, with working shutters, the neutrally-toned double bedroom boasts a good-sized floorspace for furniture, whilst the neighbouring light and airy bathroom completes the accommodation on offer and comprises a handsome classically-styled WC and a pedestal sink, vanity storage, a towel radiator and a shower-over-bath. Externally, to the rear of the property, the villa enjoys a lovely private walled garden, encompassing leafy established plants, a neat lawned area, a spacious patio terrace and a handy shed. The villa also benefits from gas central heating, partial double-glazing and access to unrestricted on-street parking.
Set close to leafy parks and the picturesque Union Canal, yet within easy reach of the city centre (only 2 miles away), the area of Shandon enjoys an outstanding location in the capital. On your doorstep, you will find a range of excellent amenities including independent retailers, cafés and eateries. A multi-complex cinema, large gym, restaurants and pubs can all be found at the nearby and popular Fountain Park Leisure complex. Centrally located, Shandon is within walking distance of the Meadows, Bruntsfield Links, Edinburghs financial district, and Edinburgh and Napier Universities. The area is very is well served by public transport (including day and night buses), or for the more energetic, there are great walk and cycle paths connecting you with the rest of the city.
4.76 m X 4.36 m / 15'7" X 14'4"
3.76 m X 3.25 m / 12'4" X 10'8"
3.58 m X 1.82 m / 11'9" X 5'12"
2.58 m X 1.73 m / 8'6" X 5'8"
4.23 m X 2.38 m / 13'11" X 7'10"
2.73 m X 1.23 m / 8'11" X 4'0"
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