This delightful three-bedroom chalet-style semi-detached bungalow enjoys wonderful views of the Pentland Hills, with a desirable suburban setting just 20 minutes’ commute from the heart of Edinburgh and conveniently close to the City Bypass. The attractively presented home further benefits from a south-facing garden, with a summer house, and excellent private parking with a driveway and a detached garage.
The bungalow sits behind an established lawned garden and on opening the front door you step into a bright hall, neutrally decorated and housing several store cupboards. Situated at the end of the hall and stretching the full width of the property is a reception area benefiting from the sun throughout the day, via twin picture windows framing captivating garden and hill views. Tastefully decorated in neutral and blue tones, this convivial room incorporates a comfortably carpeted sitting area and an intimate corner space (with wood-styled flooring) ideal for seated dining. Adjoining the reception area is a contemporary kitchen with similar décor to the reception area, wood-styled flooring, and handy external access. The monochrome kitchen comes well-appointed with a good selection of cabinets, neatly integrated with a fridge/freezer, a dishwasher, an oven, a microwave and a gas hob with a hood and a practical stainless-steel splashback. An under-counter washing machine is also included. Completing the ground-floor accommodation is one of the three double bedrooms on offer and a bright and spacious shower room, both reached from the entrance hall. The plushly-carpeted bedroom enjoys a neutral finish and is supplemented by a fitted wardrobe. The modern shower room is equipped with a WC, a basin and vanity unit, and a shower enclosure. On the first floor, a landing (with built-in storage) affords access to the remaining two double bedrooms, both carpeted and decorated in attractive neutral and green hues. One room boasts incorporated storage, whilst the other benefits from a large, fitted wardrobe, a sunny, south-facing aspect, and elevated views of the home’s picturesque surroundings. The property benefits from efficient gas central heating and double glazing throughout.
Externally, in addition to the inviting front garden, the bungalow is accompanied by an enclosed south-facing rear garden featuring a generous lawn, plant/vegetable beds, a shed and a paved seating terrace. Tucked away at the end of the garden is a charming summer house promising a tranquil space for relaxation and hobby work. A front driveway and a detached single garage (with an attached workshop) provide private parking for multiple vehicles.
Approximately three miles south of Edinburgh city centre, Swanston is an established residential area that offers a semi-rural lifestyle with convenience. It is a picturesque place, nestled beside the majestic Pentland Hills, proving popular with commuting professionals thanks to swift access to the City of Edinburgh Bypass, Edinburgh International Airport, and the A1, in addition to the M8 and M9 motorway networks – perfect for reaching the capital, Glasgow, and beyond. The area has good public transport links too, with regular bus services into the city centre and nearby Wester Hailes train station for rail links to Glasgow Central or Edinburgh Waverley. Swanston also provides an excellent selection of local amenities, including a bank, a post office, convenience stores, and a couple of nearby supermarkets. When it comes to leisure and outdoor activities, Swanston boasts unfettered access to the beautiful Midlothian countryside and the natural landscape of the rugged Pentland Hills Regional Park, which is less than a mile away – ideal for walking, cycling, and pony trekking. On the slopes of the hills, Midlothian Snowsports Centre also offers year-round skiing and snowboarding on Britain’s biggest dry ski slope. For golf enthusiasts, several prestigious courses are available in the wider area, with Swanston Golf Club on the doorstep. The property falls within the catchment for Pentland Primary School, followed by secondary education at Firrhill High School. It is also well positioned for the campuses of both Edinburgh Napier University and Heriot-Watt University at Riccarton.
Extras: Included in the sale are all fitted floor and window coverings, light fittings, and integrated/freestanding appliances