Nestled in the heart of the picturesque and ancient village of Restalrig, this exquisitely renovated and upgraded early 1700s link-detached villa is a striking example of timeless period elegance. Having retained delightful original features, including sash-and-case windows, ornate cornicing, fireplaces, original doors and Douglas fir...
Nestled in the heart of the picturesque and ancient village of Restalrig, this exquisitely renovated and upgraded early 1700s link-detached villa is a striking example of timeless period elegance. Having retained delightful original features, including sash-and-case windows, ornate cornicing, fireplaces, original doors and Douglas fir floorboards, the property offers a perfect blend of traditional and contemporary living that perfectly complements its historic city setting.
The imposing building, set behind a walled front garden, makes a striking first impression. Welcoming you into the property is a vestibule, complete with original mosaic flooring, giving access to a central hallway. Here, natural stone tilling, paired with classical, stylish décor and high ceilings immediately creates a light and homely feel, an impression which continues throughout the property.
Bathing in late afternoon sun is a magnificent living room. Designed for family life and entertaining, this vast reception room shares its open-plan layout with the dining room, which in turn flows into a delightful country-style kitchen. Arranged around a cosy wood burning stove, the generous living room is further enhanced by its soaring ceilings (framed by intricate cornicing), natural stone tiling and a cast-iron radiator. The dining area, which is large enough easily to accommodate up to eight diners, is ideal for large family gatherings. From here, double French doors give access to a suntrap garden that is perfect for summer barbeques. Flooded with light from both the south-facing French doors and a separate window, the country-style kitchen, with its clotted cream coloured timber units, is a cook’s delight. Fitted with an extensive range of units, with matching floating shelves and solid wood worktops, a built-in cupboard, an integrated dishwasher, Range Cooker and an American-style fridge freezer, this kitchen is both charming and well appointed. A separate utility room, which also has garden access, provides a laundry area and extensive hidden storage space. The ground floor houses a charming and generous double bedroom (which could be used as a further reception room) with stripped floorboards, a recessed window with wood panelling, a dado rail, Edinburgh press and a built-in cupboard. A convenient WC completes the accommodation on this floor.
A well-lit staircase gives access to the upper landing, which in turn gives access to the bedrooms, a bathroom and the loft space. The south-facing master bedroom, with its large footprint, stripped floorboards and cornicing, oozes period charm and gives access to bedroom 5. This bedroom would make an ideal home office/ nursery/ dressing room; alternatively, it could be converted into an en-suite bathroom (subject to the relevant permissions). The first floor houses a further two generous double bedrooms, both bathing in late afternoon sun with feature period fireplaces, Edinburgh presses, cornicing and stripped floorboards. A three-piece family bathroom, with a matching white suite, and a shower over the bath with a glass screen, completes the internal accommodation. The property benefits from gas central heating throughout.
The historic area of Restalrig is one of the capital’s hidden gems. Frequented by saints, kings and noblemen, the area has a rich history dating back to the 1100s. The centre of the village is lined with historic properties around a cobbled street. In the grounds of the historic church (dating back to the 1100s) is the 15th-century St Triduana's Aisle, built on the site of a much earlier shrine. A little further away is the magnificent Lochend Park; a Green Flag country-style park with a large loch and lovely views towards Arthur’s Seat. The immediate area offers a local shop, a Morrisons supermarket is a 10 minute walk/ 5 minute drive from the property, however for more extensive shopping, Meadowbank Retail Park is within walking distance and Ocean Terminal shopping Centre as well as the excellent facilities of the city centre are both less than a 15 minutes’ drive from the property. HOME REPORT £365,000.
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