4 Bed Bungalow - Detached for Sale in Portobello

24 Marlborough Street, EDINBURGH, EH15 2BG
Offers Over £535,000 4 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms

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Tel: 0131 253 2201

The property

An opportunity has arisen to purchase this charming and unique detached cottage in the heart of Portobello which has been in the hands of the same family for over half a century. Part of this attractive cottage dates from the sixteenth century with the larger part added in Georgian times to form spacious and well-proportioned... More

An opportunity has arisen to purchase this charming and unique detached cottage in the heart of Portobello which has been in the hands of the same family for over half a century. Part of this attractive cottage dates from the sixteenth century with the larger part added in Georgian times to form spacious and well-proportioned accommodation throughout. Located in this popular residential area of Portobello to the east of the historical and business city centre of Edinburgh the property is well situated for the many facilities offered in the High Street, including a wide range of shops, Sainsbury's Local Store, banks, doctors' surgeries, cafes and restaurants. Within easy reach are Asda Superstore and Fort Kinnaird shopping park including Marks & Spencer and Boots whilst nearby Musselburgh offers a wide choice of specialist shops and services. Regular buses serve this area leading into the city centre of Edinburgh, other parts of the town and East Lothian. Brunstane railway station connects with the city centre and is a short walk away. Access can also be gained with ease to the Edinburgh City Bypass and from there to Edinburgh Airport, Queensferry Crossing and the Forth Road Bridge, whilst driving in an easterly direction, connection can be made to the A1 to the south. There are schools at nursery, primary and secondary levels within the area and the house is well situated for access to Jewel and Esk Valley Campus and Queen Margaret Universities. A special feature of the property is the access to the beach and promenade of Portobello situated at the foot of Marlborough Street. The Swim Centre is close by and for other sporting activities the house is well located for access to Duddingston Golf Course and the courses at Musselburgh and to Bannantyne's Fitness Club. The well-proportioned and spacious accommodation in this handsome property comprises a welcoming entrance hall leading to the main apartments, a front-facing elegant lounge, three double bedrooms (one presently used as an office), a dining room, fitted kitchen and sunroom along with a family bathroom and separate wc on the ground floor and a good-sized attic bedroom upstairs. There is gas central heating serving the property. A special feature of this property is the garden in which the house sits. Entering from the street the front garden has mature bushes and shrubs with a useful garden shed at the side of the property. Beyond the house is an enclosed and delightful garden set out with a lawn, paths and borders of mature shrubs, bushes and plants providing interest and colour at all times of the year and there are mature trees adding to the privacy of this exceptional garden. The property, whilst it would benefit from some upgrading, has been carefully maintained and this is an opportunity which a prospective purchaser will not wish to miss. Accordingly, early viewing of this most impressive property is recommended.

  • Inner Reception Hall

    5.8 m X 1.65 m / 19'0" X 5'5"

    (Measurements for the front part of the hall only) This is an impressive entrance to this fine property which leads to the rear hall providing access to the dining room and kitchen. A large mirror is situated beyond the archway and there are two radiators in the hall, two power points and a meter cupboard.

  • Lounge

    5.15 m X 4.65 m / 16'11" X 15'3"

    An elegant and comfortable lounge the focal point being the gas fire with wooden mantel, Dutch-tiled surround and marble hearth, astragalled windows with views to the front garden. Plain cornice, wall lights and centre light, window blinds, six power points and radiator.

  • Bedroom 1

    5.4 m X 4.55 m / 17'9" X 14'11"

    Spacious double bedroom presently fitted as an office with book shelving and the focal point again is the fitted gas fire with marble hearth and wooden mantel. There are two shelved cupboards annexed to the fireplace and this room has a plain cornice, telephone point, radiator, nine power points and astragalled window facing the front.

  • Bedroom 2

    4.9 m X 3.9 m / 16'1" X 12'10"

    A pleasant sunny room with views to the rear garden with fitted wash hand basin with cupboard below, mirror and shaver point, centre light and curtains, two radiators, four power points, mantel behind the bed, curtains.

  • Bedroom 3

    3.7 m X 3.5 m / 12'2" X 11'6"

    A further quiet bedroom with views to the rear garden with wash hand basin, ceiling light, four power points, radiator and curtains.

  • Bathroom

    3.35 m X 2.65 m / 11'0" X 8'8"

    This is a large spacious bathroom with a corner bath and a Mira shower in a shower compartment, wash hand basin and wc. Mirror, towel rail and other fitments included, radiator. Next to the bathroom is a cupboard for storage housing the British Gas central heating boiler and providing storage accommodation.

  • WC

    3.8 m X 9 m / 12'6" X 29'6"

    with wash hand basin and radiator, fitted carpet, coat hooks, opaque paneled door.

  • Dining Room

    4 m X 3.4 m / 13'1" X 11'2"

    Forming part of the older building the dining room has views to the side of the property and access to the kitchen. Radiator, fitted carpet, six power points, further light from the skylight above.

  • Rear Vestibule

    Tiled with access to the side of the property and with a broom cupboard and door to the kitchen.

  • Kitchen

    5.65 m X 2.3 m / 18'6" X 7'7"

    A well-fitted kitchen with wall and base units, sink unit and drainer and ample work tops. The integrated fridge and freezer and the Whirlpool washing machine are included in the sale. Electric cooker also included. Nine power points plus appliance points, window blinds and fluorescent under unit lighting. There is space in the kitchen for a breakfast table. Access to:

  • Sun Room

    4.8 m X 2.65 m / 15'9" X 8'8"

    With access to the gardens this is a very pleasant area for sitting and admiring the garden and there is a radiator and window blinds.

  • Attic Bedroom

    This is a spacious room with storage accommodation in the eaves. There are two astragalled windows facing the rear of the property and there is a wash hand basin, vanity unit, two radiators, four power points and window blinds.

  • Gardens

    The front garden has mature trees, bushes and shrubs and wrought iron railings border the pavement. There is access at the side to the garden shed providing good storage accommodation. The rear garden is enclosed and is particularly secluded and sunny. It has been laid out with an area of grass with surrounding shrubs, bushes and plants which provide colour and interest at all times of the year. Wrought iron fencing and a gate opens to a further area of the garden with further trees and shrubs and a path leads up the side of the garden to the garden shed. This area has been landscaped and has much potential to create a wonderful garden whilst within Portobello.

Energy rating E

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M J Brown Son & Co

0131 253 2201

Dean Bank Lodge, 10 Dean Bank Lane, Edinburgh, EH3 5BS

Property reference: E409174

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