Property highlight: Generous 2 bed ground-floor flat with beautiful period features in Portobello.
Generous ground-floor flat with beautiful period features in Portobello.
Characterised by elegant proportions and beautiful original features, enhanced by a tasteful, neutral colour palette, this traditional ground-floor flat in Portobello, within its conservation area, enjoys two bedrooms and two reception rooms, plus private gardens, a single garage, and two private parking spaces.
Approached via a shared entrance, the flat's front door opens into an airy, high-ceilinged hall with charming Victorian floor tiling, offering the first glimpse of the tasteful period accommodation to follow. The hall is further enhanced by neutral decor and handy built-in storage. On your left, you step into a living room. The neutral decor of the hall is echoed here and accompanied by a wealth of well-preserved period features, including intricate cornicing, a ceiling rose, and delightful plasterwork, a dado rail, a large bay window with working shutters and a panelled surround, and an open press with display shelving flanking a striking fireplace. The fireplace creates a warming focal point around which a variety of lounge furniture can be arranged.
Continuing along the hall, you reach a second reception area: a family/dining room.
Retaining its lofty ceiling and dado rail yet conveying a more modern feel than the living room, this second reception room is presented with neutral decor, a wood-styled floor, and a homely, contemporary fireplace, and offers ample space for arrangements of further lounge furniture and a sociable dining area.
The kitchen is conveniently accessed from here and is fitted with modern, cream- coloured cabinets framed by plentiful workspace and splashback tiling, and incorporating space for a number of freestanding and undercounter appliances: namely a cooker, a fridge/freezer, a fridge, a dishwasher, and a washing machine. The kitchen is completed by a handy built-in cupboard and a garden entrance.
The appealing flat accommodates two bedrooms: a wonderfully bright and spacious double and a generous single. The neutrally- decorated, carpeted double bedroom enjoys a sunny southwest- facing aspect overlooking the garden and is filled with period charm courtesy of elaborate cornicing, a picture rail, a recessed window with working shutters, and an Edinburgh Press. The single bedroom incorporates built-in storage, also overlooks the garden, and is currently being utilised as a home office. Finally, a bright bathroom completes the accommodation on offer and comprises a bath with an overhead shower and a glazed screen, a basin set into storage with a wall-mounted, mirrored vanity cabinet, and a WC. Gas central heating and double glazing ensure year-round comfort and efficiency.
Externally, the flat boasts its own private, southwest-facing rear garden, beautifully maintained and featuring a neat lawn with a leafy border, and tranquil sitting areas, in addition to a private front garden. Off-street parking is provided by a single garage and two private parking spaces to the rear of the property. EPC Rating: D.
Extras: All fitted floor coverings, window coverings, light fittings, and kitchen appliances to be included in the sale.
Located approximately three miles northeast of the city centre, the desirable suburb of Portobello enjoys the best of both worlds: a quaint seaside ambience with the perks of city life right on its doorstep.
Set beside a long sandy beach and promenade, within sight of Arthurs Seat and within minutes of the picturesque East Lothian countryside, it is easy to understand why this is one of the capitals most popular postcodes! The area is served by a fantastic range of local services and amenities, with more extensive shopping facilities available in Musselburgh or Fort Kinnaird just a short drive away. Or for a more local, traditional shopping experience.