This handsome house combines excellent reception space with well-proportioned double bedrooms, a private garden and many beautiful period details. It is ideally located in a quiet, leafy street with access to the Merchiston Gardens opposite. George Watson's School is within a stone's throw. EPC: E
Upon entering, the house gives an immediate impression of space and the wonderful period details that are found throughout. To the front is the elegant dining room with a handsome fireplace, wooden floor and large bay window. This room is ideal for more formal entertaining. To the rear is a family sitting room with a charming outlook of the garden. Adjacent is the kitchen/breakfast room which features an Aga, ample storage and granite worktops. From here there is access to the utility room, WC and boiler room. The utility room provides the main access to the garden. Above is the former maid's room which works well as a study or bedroom. A cloakroom and excellent storage are also found on the ground floor.
The drawing room is to the front of the first floor. This is an impressive room with a bay window which floods the space with light and provides lovely views of the trees in Merchiston Gardens. There are two double bedrooms on this floor, as well as a beautifully fitted, bespoke bathroom.
The elegant staircase, crowned by a cupola, leads to the second floor which consists of three further double bedrooms and an immaculate shower room with double basins and a walk-in shower.
Outside, there is a pretty garden with a patio area for outside dining and a lawn with mature borders. There are two useful sheds for storage. In addition, the house benefits from access to the communal Merchiston Gardens.
Merchiston Gardens lies in the popular residential area of Merchiston, just to the south of Edinburgh's city centre. The local area has a vibrant, prosperous community with handsome houses and a variety of independent shops, restaurants and recreational facilities. In nearby Bruntsfield is a wealth of boutiques, bars and restaurants. The King's Theatre and Dominion Cinema are also nearby. Within easy reach are several golf courses and tennis clubs, as well as many walking opportunities, including the Bruntsfield Links, The Meadows, The Pentland Hills and Holyrood Park.
Edinburgh is renowned for its public and private sector schooling, with George Watson's College, George Heriot's and Merchiston Castle School close by. The property also falls within the catchment area for Bruntsfield Primary School and Boroughmuir High School. The City Bypass is a short drive away, giving direct access to the Forth Road Bridge, Edinburgh International Airport and to Scotland's motorway network.