2.7 m X 4.6 m / 8'10" X 15'1"
The hallway gives access to all the internal accommodation. The flooring is timber and lighting is from recessed halogen units in the ceiling. Heating is from a thermostatically controlled wall-mounted radiator. The hallway contains a shelved walk-in cupboard in which are located the TV and telecoms control units. There are four electric sockets in the cupboard. The floor is carpeted.
Lounge dining room and kitchen
8.65 m X 5.5 m / 28'5" X 18'1"
Located on the sunny south side of the flat, with a door leading to an external balcony, this large room, with wooden flooring encompasses lounge, dining and kitchen areas, epitomising stylish modern living. South-facing windows include a large picture-window and triple tall glass windows forming part of a Juliet balcony. The east-facing window has an open outlook to a small area of communal gardens and the private access roadway and parking area for adjacent properties along Ellersly Road.
The kitchen area contains extensive work surfaces and cupboard accommodation, a central work area, electric hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, sink and drainage unit, and the central heating boiler and controls.
Fifteen electric sockets are conveniently located around the room as well as telephone and TV jack-points.
Lighting consists of recessed ceiling halogen units, triple pendant lighting above the work unit, and under-cupboard lighting in the kitchen area. Heating is from two wall-mounted thermostatically controlled radiators.
A large roller blind is installed at the picture window, and ceiling-height curtain rails above the others. These are included in the sale. Flooring is all timber.
The sunny external balcony (approx 2.8 x 1.4 metres) is located off the kitchen/dining area.
4.95 m X 3.95 m / 16'3" X 13'0"
The master bedroom is carpeted. It contains a large wardrobe with triple sliding doors, which is partly shelved and contains drawers. Lighting is from a ceiling-mounted light unit and recessed light units. The three tall windows form part of a Juliet balcony. There are ten electric sockets, a TV aerial point, and a telephone jack-point.
Double bedroom Two
3.75 m X 3.75 m / 12'4" X 12'4"
The double bedroom is carpeted. It contains a large walk-in wardrobe, which is partly shelved. Lighting is from a ceiling-mounted light unit and heating is from a thermostatically controlled radiator. The tall window forms part of a Juliet balcony. There are eight electric sockets, a TV aerial point and telephone jack-points.
Double bedroom Three
3.95 m X 2.6 m / 13'0" X 8'6"
This bedroom is carpeted. It contains a large, partly shelved, wardrobe with two sliding doors. There are 6 electric sockets and a telephone jack-point, giving the option of using the room as a study. Heating is from a thermostatically controlled radiator. Lighting is from a ceiling-mounted light unit. The east-facing window catches the morning sun and the open outlook is across a small area of the communal garden and the private access roadway and parking area of adjacent properties further along Ellersly Road.
4.3 m X 2.2 m / 14'1" X 7'3"
In the basement of an adjacent block of apartments at 11 Wallace Gardens are situated about a dozen secure storage rooms, each of which is owned by various proprietors of flats in the three residential blocks. One of the store rooms belongs to this flat. It contains lighting and cupboards and is used for storing general household articles. Owners of these stores have right of way to them and keys to enter the front door of the building.
2 m X 1 m / 6'7" X 3'3"
The laundry room, with double doors, is located off the hallway. It contains the usual modern appliances and fitments, including sink and drainage board, washer/dryer machine, extensive cupboards, and a clothes pulley.
In addition to the electric sockets required for the installed appliances there are two further sockets. The gas and electricity meters, the fuse boxes, and the mains water tap are installed in this area. Flooring is timber and lighting is from a recessed halogen unit in the ceiling.
2.5 m X 2.4 m / 8'2" X 7'10"
Bathroom ( 2.5 x 2.4 metres)
The attractive, modern bathroom is accessed from the hallway. Fitments consist of a full-sized bath with overhead shower, a ladder-effect, thermostatically controlled, radiator, wc, washbasin, electric razor point, large wall-mirror, wall-mounted cupboard and an air vent. The air ventilation control unit serving the flat is hidden behind an unobtrusive panel in the ceiling. Flooring and wall covering are ceramic tiles and lighting is from recessed halogen units in the ceiling.
Ensuite shower room
2.3 m X 2.1 m / 7'7" X 6'11"
Off the master bedroom is an attractive modern shower room with under-floor heating. Fitments consist of a large mirror, a walk-in shower cubicle, wc, washbasin unit with drawer, an electric razor point, and a wall-mounted cupboard. The floor and walls are ceramic tiles and heating is from a thermostatically controlled ladder-effect radiator. Lighting is from recessed halogen lights in the ceiling and an air vent is installed.
They are Myreside-Management Ltd , the total all-encompassing billings levied in 2017 and 2018 were £1,079.66 and £1,246.73 (including building insurances) respectively.
The Owners` Association
An owners` association, representing the interests of all proprietors in the estate, was formed in 2014.
The local Council Tax is band G. Including council tax, water and sewage charges the total charge in 2018/19 was £3157.71. In 2019/20 it will be £3,241.98. The residential estate is within the Murrayfield Conservation Area.
The Home Report is available from the selling agents or ESPC
Outside and communal interior areas
Communal interior areas
A lift is installed.The corridors and stairs are well maintained and in excellent condition. The ground and first floor corridor floors are tiled. All other stairways, corridors and landings are carpeted. Smoke and fire alarms are appropriately installed. Cupboards on the landings contain fire-fighting facilities and mains water, electricity and gas inlets for the adjacent flats. A large, secure walk-in area on the ground floor houses the control units for the safety and ventilation facilities of the block, and the electricity meter for measuring the consumption of power in the communal areas.
Cycle and store room
A large, secure communal storage room is located on the ground floor. It is for storing bicycles belonging to the residents in the block. General household items are also stored on shelved units, each of which is specific to individual flats in the block.
The sandstone exterior of the building is in excellent condition. The timber-clad external wall sections are of quality cedar from western Canada and are maintained as an integral part of the overall communal maintenance programmes. Drainage systems everywhere are in working order.
The bin store for 33 Ellersly Road is separately located at the vehicle entrance to the block forecourt. It contains communal bins for general, specific, and recyclable waste which are regularly emptied by the City Council. The parking forecourt contains one designated parking space each for this and another four flats, two spaces for the “double-sized” flat in the block, and a private double garage for the penthouse flat. The parking forecourt is protected by a large sliding gate (operated electronically) and by the adjacent digital-coded pedestrian gate. The forecourt is a right of way only for all the proprietors within the residential estate. Both gates` security systems prevent access by the general public. The small garden areas immediately adjacent to the block in which the flat is located are all communal ground and are the responsibility of the entire community at Wallace Gardens/33 Ellersly Road. They are cared for by competent gardeners.
The communal gardens
The gardens forming part of the overall residential estate extend to approximately one acre. They are bounded by Corstorphine Road, Ellersly road (west section), and by the adjacent properties and their gardens to the north and east. The gardens contain a mix of mature trees, open parkland, shrubbed areas, a wooded area, a playpark for small children, a BBQ area with relevant facilities for cooking, and four wooden benches. Part of the garden is known as “ornamental” and contains an aged stone sundial. The garden is secured by digital-coded gates, accessible only by the local owners and relevant workmen who require access and are maintained by the contracted gardeners (Greenscape Grounds Maintenance Ltd) in liaison with the managing agents and proprietors. Of special interest is the imposing memorial adjacent to the entrance from Corstorphine Road. It is of the two principal characters in the novel “Kidnapped” by Robert Louis Stevenson and commemorates the life of that author. The statue is collectively owned by all fifty proprietors on the residential estate. Each of the fifty proprietors in the estate pays 1/50th of all the garden maintenance costs incurred. The trees in the garden are subject to a Tree Preservation Order.