Currie Bank sits off Lanark Road West in centre of the village of Currie.
Currie is a popular residential suburb approximately some six miles south-west of Edinburgh city centre. The area is particularly sought-after by families, with good local schools and easy access to the city centre as well as leafy walks and an abundance of open green space on the doorstep.
There is a good range of local and convenience shopping, local pubs and restaurants in Currie and nearby Juniper Green. All of the major supermarkets are within close proximity, whilst more extensive shopping can be found at the nearby Gyle Shopping Centre and Hermiston Gait.
The Water of Leith walkway is on the doorstep and runs from the Pentland Hills in the south and Leith in the north. There are lovely walks which can be enjoyed from here and there a number of parks within easy reach. There are a choice of sports clubs nearby including rugby, bowling and tennis, whilst Baberton Golf Club is within close proximity.
Schooling is well represented from nursery to senior level. The property is in the catchment for Nether Currie Primary School and Currie High School, whilst many of Edinburgh's top fee-paying schools are within the vicinity, including Merchiston Castle School, George Heriot's and George Watson's.
There are regular bus services leading to and from the city centre and the surrounding areas and the area is particularly convenient for easy access to the city bypass and the Central Scotland motorway network, Edinburgh International Airport, the Queensferry Crossing and both Heriot Watt and Napier Universities.
Currie Bank is fantastic, stone-built detached Georgian villa in the centre of the village of Currie.
The property was built in around 1850 and occupies a exceptionally large plot extending to almost 0.8 acres. The house itself is set back from the man road and offers comfortable family accommodation, principally over two floors, with a large basement and a detached coach house/garage.
The accommodation on the ground floor flows from the entrance vestibule through to the welcoming reception hall which leads to the principal reception rooms. The layout is very flexible and many of the original features and proportions have been maintained.
There are four reception rooms in all. The sitting room has a dual aspect, with light flooding in from the north and south, a large feature fireplace and detailed cornices. There are two reception rooms at the front of the property - a formal dining room and a library/study which could be used as a further bedroom, if needed.
There is a large family room to the rear which is linked to the kitchen. There are aspects to the south and east and this is a particularly bright room. The kitchen has ample space for a dining table and chairs and double doors open onto a balcony from where there are wonderful views over the gardens to the Water of Leith.
There is a downstairs WC, two large storage cupboards and cupboard underneath the stairs. There is a separate side entrance and vestibule by the kitchen. Stairs lead down to the lower ground floor where there is a utility room, further WC and large store room. There is a door to the side.
There are five double bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor.
The principle bedroom is above the sitting room and is particularly spacious with windows on two sides and both a north and southerly aspect. There are two press cupboards. There are four further bedrooms of good proportions, one of which is being used as a study, and two bathrooms.
Externally the property extends to around 0.8 acres. The garden is arranged over various levels and has undergone some major landscaping changes during our clients ownership to create wonderful lawns, private and secluded area and various areas for seating. The rear of the property faces south and the gardens enjoy sunshine throughout the day. The property is bounded by the Water of Leith at the foot of the garden and is a tranquil and particularly peaceful setting.
There is a driveway to the east of the house which leads to a detached, stone built coach house/garage. There is a cellar underneath and loft space above, both of which could be converted, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
A pair of wooden gates lead to a larger gravel driveway to the west of the house, where there is ample room for five or more vehicles. Planning consent was previously graded for two semi-detached houses within this plot, although this has now lapsed.
Planning consent was previously obtained by our clients for the erection of two semi-detached houses to the west of the house, with the garden being subdivided. The planning consent has now lapsed.
More information can be obtained on the planning portal. Reference: 12/03356/FUL