Portgower Place is a quiet street located directly off Raeburn Place, Stockbridge's main high street.
Portgower Place was built primarily as a flatted development, however the developer built number 5 as a house for himself, in the best position at the end of the terrace, bordered by the Grange Cricket Club and Edinburgh Accies Sports Ground.
Located in Stockbridge, 1 mile north west of the city centre, the area is characterised by its village feel with a number of independent coffee shops, boutiques and retailers along Raeburn Place.
It is a particularly green area and as such, is highly sought after, being so close to Inverleith Park (at the end of Portgower Place), as well as sports facilities at the Grange Sports Club (Cricket, Hockey, Tennis & Squash) as well as Edinburgh Accies for rugby.
The Edinburgh Accies ground at Raeburn Place is famous for being the site of the first ever international rugby match in March 1871.
5 Portgower Place is in the catchment area for Stockbridge or St Mary's RC Primary Schools. Broughton High School or St Thomas of Aquin RC High School are the options for secondary schools.
There are excellent schools nearby including Fettes College, Edinburgh Academy, ESMS and St Georges School for Girls.
Stockbridge is one of Edinburgh's most sought-after areas forming the northern section of Edinburgh's New Town and less than one mile from Princes Street.
Stockbridge and neighbouring Comely Bank offer a vast range of fantastic independent shops, bars, bistros and restaurants mainly located along Raeburn Place, which leads into the New Town.
There is a large Waitrose in Comely Bank whilst the new development at Raeburn Place has a Dobbies garden centre, Co-op supermarket and fitness studio. Further shopping can be found at nearby Craigleith Retail Park which has a large M&S and Sainsbury's.
5 Portgower Place is a wonderfully charming, three storey, end of terrace house with a 54 ft private garden in the heart of the ever-popular Stockbridge. The property is particularly unique, being the only full townhouse on the street, and offers well-organised yet flexible accommodation with four bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Upon entering, you are greeted with a welcoming open hallway full of period detail. Engineered oak wood flooring has been recently fitted and runs throughout the hall and into the kitchen. The delightful living room is set at the front of the ground floor with a double-glazed bay window overlooking the front patio garden and an open fire with attractive marble fireplace.
The large dining kitchen is at the rear, and enjoys a view of the stunning, enclosed rear garden. The white worktop sits atop grey fitted kitchen units with integrated appliances including a range cooker with 5 ring gas hob and under cabinet fridge. A generous pantry cupboard is off the kitchen. The utility room next to the kitchen houses the remaining kitchen appliances, including dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier and fridge / freezer as well as direct access to the walled rear garden.
The first floor is accessed via a beautiful stone staircase which runs up the entire house with a mahogany balustrade, cast iron railings and a carpet runner. A shower room is on the stair landing between the ground and first floors. The well-proportioned principal bedroom is located at the rear of the first floor, and there is excellent storage with a large cupboard that could be converted into an en suite shower room (subject to necessary planning consents).
The reception room at the front of the first floor spans the entire width of the house and has impressive westerly views over the Edinburgh Accies sports ground. A recently refurbished open fire with marble mantelpiece is the focal point of this cosy and charming room. Also on the first floor, is a convenient linen cupboard located off the hallway.
Continuing upwards towards the second floor, another bathroom is located on the landing, and features a bath with overhead shower. The second floor has three further double bedrooms and a large family bathroom. The second double bedroom, at the rear of the second floor, has a dual aspect with views over the Grange Cricket grounds to the north, and east with views over the rear garden towards the Edinburgh skyline and the new development at St James's Quarter.
The large 54ft private garden has a delightful patio and is largely laid to lawn, bordered with mature shrubs and trees. The grass tennis courts and cricket pitch of the Grange Sports club are located directly next door, providing a beautiful open outlook. A private paved area to the front of the house is hidden behind a well-kept hedge.