A stunning family house with large private garden, situated in the highly regarded Blacket Conservation Area
This is a rare opportunity to acquire an outstanding four/five bedroom house arranged over three floors. The property sits on one of Edinburgh's most sought-after residential streets in the highly regarded Blacket Conservation Area, characterised by elegant properties and a leafy, tranquil situation in close proximity to the city centre. The property, with its classical facade and elegant columned entrance, has retained many of its key original features. Added to this are the beautifully maintained front and rear gardens with large patio area, perfect for entertaining. There is also the additional benefit of an outbuilding which can be easily used as an office. Internally, the large entrance vestibule and hall set the tone in terms of the quality of the finish. The property retains an air of grandeur and has been beautifully updated and preserved. Key original features include the original flagstones, staircase, and intricate cornicing. To the front is the elegant drawing room, featuring two large sash windows and a handsome, marble fireplace. Following this is the sitting room, which is a cosier family living space. Across the hall is the fourth bedroom along with a shower room. What sets the property apart is the spectacular open plan modern kitchen/dining/living room. This social space is the hub of the house and a smart, contemporary extension with sliding doors onto the patio gives a beautiful outlook across the garden. To the side of the property sits the self-contained outbuilding with separate WC, ideal as a home office.The graceful staircase with large, beautiful stained glass windows leads up to the first floor. The principal bedroom is to the front of the first floor and is flooded with natural light thanks to the large sash and case windows. The room showcases ornate cornicing and ceiling decoration, a dressing room and a smart en suite shower room. Two other generous sized double bedrooms, one with en suite shower, complete this floor, along with a large family bathroom, finished to a high standard. A cleverly designed glass banistered staircase leads down to the lower ground floor level. This comprises an office space, which can also be used as a fifth bedroom, along with a utility room and storage. Finally, the lovely, sheltered garden which features patio areas and a large lawn, bordered by mature shrubs, completes the property. This is an exceptionally beautiful city garden and adds hugely to the lifestyle that this property provides. This is a fantastic house that has been beautifully designed by the current owners. The combination of the flexible accommodation, stunning interiors, large garden and peaceful location, make it ideal for families looking to move to this highly sought-after area.
Blacket Place is located next to Newington, a vibrant residential area two miles south of the city centre, within easy reach of Edinburgh's financial, business and shopping districts, with the east end of Princes Street a mere twenty minutes' walk away. It is well-served by supermarkets, with a large Sainsbury's in the nearby Cameron Toll Shopping Centre, as well as a Sainsbury's Local and Tesco Express a short walk away on Causewayside, a bustling street lined with independent retailers, antique stores, cafes and pubs. The lively areas of Morningside, Bruntsfield and Marchmont are also within easy reach. Newington offers a superb range of sports, leisure and recreational activities, with the Royal Commonwealth Pool and Leisure Club on the doorstep. Also in close proximity are several golf courses including Prestonfield Golf Club with the spectacular 640 acre Royal Holyrood Park behind. The setting gives the feeling of a peaceful haven on the edge of the city centre. The Festival Theatre and Queen's Hall are within walking distance, as are the National Museum of Scotland and Edinburgh Castle. B