A beautiful Victorian house with large private garden and flexible family accommodation.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire an outstanding 19th century Category A Listed property, arranged over four floors. Sir James Gowan planned the design of the house which takes a break from the classical design of the area. The semi-detached house 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 spectacular façade, has retained many of its original features with intricate cornice detail, stunning sash and case windows, and impressive fireplaces. Added to this are well maintained front and rear gardens with a patio area perfect for outside entertaining. Internally, the house provides a good balance of accommodation. The entrance and grand staircase set the tone for the well-proportioned rooms and lead on to the principal living and entertaining space. The kitchen is the hub of the house on the lower ground floor with stone floors and a beautiful aspect of the patio area and garden. The utility room can be accessed from the kitchen and there is direct access to the garden from this area. A striking dining room is located on the ground floor with doors that lead into the sitting room, creating a wonderful double reception space. Both rooms have outstanding ceiling detail, almost floor to ceiling windows and grand fireplaces. The property boasts six bedrooms set the top two floors. The principal bedroom is a generous size with a peaceful outlook to the garden, en suite bathroom and a walk-in wardrobe. The bedrooms to the front of the house have impressive views of the Pentlands. The accommodation is completed with a home office and games room. Finally, the private garden with large lawn, patio and sitting area provides a peaceful sanctuary away from city life. This is a fantastic house due to the combination of accommodation, large garden and peaceful location, making 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 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 sport, 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.