20/8 Craiglea Place, EDINBURGH, EH10 5QD

Offers Over £130,000 1 Bed Retirement with 1 Reception Room

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This well presented apartment is contained within a popular retirement development, managed by Viewpoint Housing. The building is arranged over three and four storeys, and was constructed around 1990 with a facing brick exterior, all beneath a pitched tiled roof. This benefits from lift access to all floors, an on-site Warden/Manager... More

This well presented apartment is contained within a popular retirement development, managed by Viewpoint Housing. The building is arranged over three and four storeys, and was constructed around 1990 with a facing brick exterior, all beneath a pitched tiled roof. This benefits from lift access to all floors, an on-site Warden/Manager (10am to 4pm Monday to Friday), a security entry phone system, a Residents’ Loungewhich provides a focal point for meeting and socialising, and a 24 hour ‘Careline’ System with a pull-cord facility in all rooms. There is also a Resident’s Association, and attractively decorated and carpeted common hallways throughout. Apartment 8 enjoys a sought after garden level position with direct access to part of the landscaped grounds, within a sheltered location to the rear of the building. This can be conveniently approached from the main car park accessed from Craiglea Drive, from where a wide staircase leads to the property. The easily managed interior provides a generously proportioned living room with an attractive timber fireplace surround and electric coal effect fire, and access to the adjacent fitted/equipped kitchen and garden, the double bedroom with its fitted mirrored double wardrobe, and a stunning recently refurbished shower room incorporating a wide walk-in shower, vanity wash basin and concealed cistern w.c. plus a chrome towel rail/radiator. The apartment also benefits from electric off-peak heating and timber framed double glazed windows. The much sought after district of Morningside lies on the south side of the city, just over one and a half miles from Princes Street, close to Merchiston and Craiglockhart. Such a convenient location affords easy access to many commercial facilities including a wide range of restaurants, theatres, cinemas and bars. There is an abundance of local shopping on Morningside Road, and regular bus services within the district run to and from the main city centre and other parts of Edinburgh. Easy access can be gained to the city ring road, linking with East Lothian and the M8 and M9 motorway network, together with Edinburgh's International Airport. Sporting and outdoor enthusiasts are well catered for with several well-known golf courses within striking distance, and country style walks within the vicinity including immediate access to Craiglockhart Hill. Craiglea Drive is a small quiet cul-de-sac which sits just above The Merchants Golf Course on the south west side of Morningside, and is approached from Morningside Grove. The development is managed by Viewpoint Housing Association and it is understood the present maintenance charge for Apartment 20/8 is around £135/month. This covers the services of the Manager, 24-hour call emergency care (7 days a week), comprehensive group buildings insurance and general maintenance, redecoration and lighting of all communal areas, and the upkeep of gardens, parking area, stairs and lift maintenance etc. The mature communal grounds have been attractively landscaped, and offer residents piece of mind, enabling them to enjoy outside time without any concerns regarding upkeep. The property will be sold with all fitted floor coverings, curtains, blinds and light fittings, together the kitchen appliances, which include a built-in electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and the washing machine/tumble drier. The furniture is available by separate negotiation. It is understood single residents must be at least 60 years old and demonstrate that they can live healthy independent lives. Where a couple purchase the property at least one must be 60 years old, the other being at least 55.

  • Living/Dining Room

    5.87 m X 3.48 m / 19'3" X 11'5"

  • Kitchen

    3 m X 2.39 m / 9'10" X 7'10"

  • Bedroom

    4.04 m X 2.69 m / 13'3" X 8'10"

Energy rating C

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Shoosmiths

0131 253 2161

2nd Floor North, Saltire Court, 20 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2EN

Property reference: E401331

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