Situated only a few miles from the city centre, Newington is particularly sought-after by families and boasts excellent transport links, including regular bus services.
There is a good choice of local schooling at all levels whilst a number of Edinburgh's top fee-paying schools are within the vicinity, including George Heriots, George Watsons and Merchiston Castle School.
Edinburgh's Financial District is within easy reach as is the city bypass which provides convenient access to Edinburgh International Airport and the Central Scotland motorway network.
Newington has excellent local amenities with specialist shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. There is also a large supermarket complex at Cameron Toll. There is further out-of-town shopping at nearby Straiton Retail Park and Fort Kinnaird. The New Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh University's King's Buildings and the Royal Dick Veterinary School are all close by.
Other local facilities include the Royal Commonwealth Pool, the beautiful open spaces of Holyrood Park, the Braids and The Hermitage and a good choice of local golf courses and sports clubs.
169 Mayfield Road is an exceptional semi-detached family home on the south side of Newington. The property is an impressive B-listed stone-built villa dating from 1911 and is situated in an extensive corner plot.
A sweeping drive with electric gates leads to the front of the house and there is parking for at least 10 vehicles.
The accommodation is set over three floors and offers generous and flexible living spaces, ideal for family living and entertaining. Many of the original features have been retained and the grand proportions are complimented by modern finishes. Of particular note are the wonderful bay-windowed drawing room and sitting room, both which feature original stained glass windows and have views south-west over the well-kept gardens.
A covered front porch leads to a welcoming entrance vestibule which opens into the reception hall. There are three generous reception rooms on the ground floor, with a large drawing room and sitting room to the front and formal dining room to the side. Both the drawing room and sitting room are south-west facing with a large bay windows flooding the room with natural light.
The kitchen is set to the rear with built-in wall and base units on all four sides surrounding a large breakfasting island. There is a useful utility room and store off the kitchen with a door leading to the patio area. There is a further utility/laundry room off the hallway, a downstairs shower room and a cloakroom and WC. There is ample storage with two large cupboards off the hallway.
There are 11 bedrooms and three bathrooms on the upper two floors.
The principal bedroom is one of six bedrooms on the first floor, with an array of built in wardrobes and a terrace overlooking the front gardens. There is a large south-facing terrace off one of the further bedrooms. The six bedrooms share a modern fitted family bathroom and separate shower room.
There are five further bedrooms on the second floor with a modern fitted shower room.
The property occupies a generous and very private corner plot with mature trees providing a natural barrier from the road. A driveway with electric gates leads down to front of the house. There is ample parking for a large number of vehicles.
The property enjoys gardens on three sides with east, south and west aspects allowing sun throughout the day. The garden is generous in size and is fully enclosed. The principal garden is mainly laid to lawn whilst there is a sheltered patio areas with space for a table and chairs to the side of the house.