Offering a stylish city home with beautiful period features, understated modern decor, and contemporary touches, this first-floor Victorian flat forms part of a handsome terrace in Hillside and enjoys a double bedroom, a box room, and spacious living areas.
Externally, the flat is accompanied by a lovely shared garden and Montgomery Park is adjacent, which the flat tranquilly overlooks. The characterful home has been upgraded over the last few years, including completely new electrics and fire alarms, new flooring, a new boiler, and some replastering. A secure shared stairwell takes you to the flat's first-floor front door and you are welcomed inside by an airy hallway with two large built-in cupboards, where the tone for the accommodation is set with neutral decor, stripped pine flooring, and matching doors. On your left, you step into a wonderfully bright and spacious living room. Extended by a large west-facing bay window, with a panelled surround and delightful views of Montgomery Park, this elegant reception room offers fantastic flexibility for various lounge furniture layouts. A delightful, striking period fireplace (flanked by an Edinburgh Press) creates a wonderful focal point, and beautifully-detailed cornicing and a ceiling rose add even more character to the space.
At the opposite end of the hall, tucked to the rear of the property overlooking the shared gardens, is a kitchen. Here, a wealth of floorspace is provided for a seated dining area and further furniture, and fitted to one wall is a range of off-white modern cabinets, framed by a rich wood-styled worktop and neutral splashback tiling. An electric oven, a gas hob, and an extractor hood are integrated, whilst a large cupboard houses a fridge/freezer and an adjoining utility room with further cabinetry, a sink, and fitted shelving, provides a discrete laundry area. An Edinburgh Press, a fireplace, fantastic fitted shelving, and a clothes pulley complete the kitchen.
The flat's double bedroom enjoys the same leafy garden outlook as the kitchen and captures the morning sun through a recessed window with a charming window seat.
The peaceful sleeping area enjoys muted decor, original cornicing, and the same handsome pine flooring as the hall and living room. A box room accessed from the living room could be used as a walk-in wardrobe/dressing room, an office, or as excellent storage. Finally, a contemporary bathroom, partially tiled and featuring charming wall panelling, comprises a bath with an overhead shower, a basin set into storage, a toilet, and a mirrored, wall- mounted vanity cabinet. The home is kept warm by an efficient gas central heating system.
Externally, the flat enjoys access to a well-maintained, shared rear garden, mainly laid to lawn with a leafy border and featuring a picnic bench, a communal shed, and allotment beds, one of which the new owner can use by joining a short waiting list. Permit parking on Elgin Terrace falls under Zone N1.
Rating - C.
Extras: All fitted floor and window coverings, light fittings, integrated and freestanding appliances to be included in the sale.
Hillside enjoys a fantastic location in the bustling East End of Edinburgh, close to the city centre with its world-class attractions and shopping facilities.
The area is a hub of lively eating and socialising spots and is jam-packed with great restaurants, traditional pubs and modern style bars. There is an excellent range of local amenities including various independent food stores, a variety of retail outlets, a Post Office, medical centre and banks, and within walking distance is Princes Street, offering a wealth of designer and High Street shops. Edinburgh's historic Old Town and New Town are within walking distance and the nearby Shore, with its range of fashionable cocktail bars, Michelin star restaurants and trendy bistros, is the ideal place to socialise. For picnics and tranquil walks the open spaces of Arthur's Seat, Holyrood Park and Calton Hill are all within easy reach.