Property highlight: Five bedroom, detached house in Corstorphine.
Closing date set for Wednesday 9th June at 12 noon.
Presenting an exceptional family home with five bedrooms, three reception areas, and three bathrooms, plus views of the Pentland Hills, delightful, extensive gardens, a multi-car driveway and a detached single garage, this unique detached villa, built in 1926, boasts an elevated position in sought-after Corstorphine.
Approached via a pathway through a leafy garden, the home’s front door opens into a practical entrance vestibule with handy storage, flowing through to an inviting hall. Giving the first glimpse of the accommodation to follow, the hall is decorated in muted hues and fitted with handsome wood flooring, a feature found in several rooms within the property. Situated to the front of the villa and taking advantage of its stunning hill views and enviable sunny aspect is a living room. Offering plenty of space for various furniture layouts, all arranged around the cosy focal point of a fireplace, this dual-aspect elegant reception area features a charming box window and the lovely original features of cornicing, a ceiling rose and a picture rail. Next door is a versatile room which opens directly onto the rear garden and is currently being utilised as a formal dining room, but could lend itself to a variety of uses and presents the perfect setting for enjoying the garden all year round.
Across the hall and set up in a desirable, convenient semi open-plan layout is a dining area and kitchen. The dining area promises the perfect space for casual family meals and busy morning breakfasts and affords access to a walk-in pantry cupboard and a utility room. The adjoining kitchen (with garden access) is fitted with a selection of handsome wood cabinets accompanied by plentiful workspace, splashback tiling, a Belfast sink and appliances including a Range cooker with an integrated hood, a dishwasher, and an integrated fridge, whilst the utility room, also with external access, houses a washing machine and a freezer. Completing the ground-floor accommodation is one of the five double bedrooms on offer, which is currently being used as a music room, highlighting the fantastic flexibility of the home, and a shower room.
Ascending the stairs from the hall, you reach a split-level landing , featuring a box window with a wealth of fitted bookshelves, creating an ideal library/reading area with breathtaking views of the Pentland Hills. Continuing up the stairs, you reach a first-floor landing where you can access the partially floored loft via a hatch as well as the the four remaining bedrooms and a bathroom. The generously sized master bedroom has stunning views over the Pentlands hills and the bedroom with views over the back garden benefits from an en-suite shower room. There is a further south facing double bedroom and another faces west. The four-piece family bathroom comprises a shower enclosure and a WC-suite, plus a freestanding rolltop bathtub, housed in a nook in a cosy corner of the bathroom and accessed down a couple of steps. The villa is heated by an efficient gas central heating system and features two south-facing solar panels that heat the hot water.
Outside, the home is flanked by delightful gardens to the front and rear. The south-facing front garden is planted with leafy trees and shrubs, and the extensive rear garden features a decked dining terrace, a patio, a gravelled, sheltered sitting area, and a large, raised lawn with a leafy border. Excellent private parking is provided by a multi-car driveway leading to a detached single garage.