1/2 Danube Street, Edinburgh EH4 1NN
Commanding spectacular views across the Water of Leith and the Dean Valley towards Edinburgh’s historic New Town, this well-presented three-bedroomed property is situated in the highly desirable neighbourhood of Stockbridge.
With a coveted corner position at the end of a beautiful cobbled residential street that forms part of the New Town Conservation Area, the handsome sandstone property features well-proportioned accommodation with interiors that have been recently refreshed by the current owners.
The second-floor property features an abundance of period character including sash and case windows, high ceilings, decorative cornicework and original fireplaces.
It lies just a short stroll to all the cosmopolitan delights of Stockbridge as well as Inverleith Park and The Botanic Gardens. It also is well-placed for all the attractions in Edinburgh’s UNESCO-listed capital city and the city’s major transport links.
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Property Details & Description
Entrance Hall, Sitting Room, Home Office/Single Bedroom 4, Kitchen-Dining Room, Principal Double Bedroom, Two Further Double Bedrooms, Utility Room & Several Cupboards
Shared Stairwell with one other Property
Residents’ and Metered Parking is available on Surrounding Streets
Entry to the property is via stone steps that lead from the pavement on the cobbled street to the traditional Georgian front door. Shared with one other property, the well-maintained bright and airy stairwell accesses the private front door of the second-floor property.
There is an open entrance vestibule that leads into the welcoming entrance hall that features an attractive Georgian plasterwork archway.
The elegantly furnished sitting room boasts magnificent uninterrupted views across the cobbled St. Bernard’s Bridge that spans the Water of Leith and the leafy Dean Valley through two large Georgian sash windows with working shutters and an integrated bookshelf below. The high-ceiling room has an impressive period fireplace that incorporates a gas flame-effect fire. With a stylish wallpaper feature wall and a shelved Edinburgh Press, this stunning room benefits from the morning sunshine.
A door leads from the sitting room into a versatile space that is currently used as a home office featuring a large sash window and two walls of fitted bookshelves. This room could alternatively be used as a single bedroom.
Bathed in natural light the principal double bedroom offers more spectacular views through two sash and case windows, with working shutters and window seats with integrated storage below, across the Dean Valley to St. Bernard’s Well, a beautiful 18th century statue of the Greek Goddess of Health, Hygieia, that sits on the riverbank of the Water of Leith. The generously sized, cream-carpeted bedroom features beautiful decorative cornicework, a feature fireplace and has a seating area that enjoys the afternoon sun.
Positioned to the rear of the building, the well-equipped kitchen has a corner sash window that frames the beautiful views of the surrounding Georgian architecture. The fitted kitchen includes an integrated Bosch dishwasher, John Lewis Range Cooker featuring six gas hobs and a double electric oven, an extractor fan, stainless steel double sink and plenty of base and mounted storage units. Bathed in natural light from the two Velux skylights, the kitchen has a dedicated space for a large dining area. There are two further good-sized double bedrooms, both with feature fireplaces and an Edinburgh Press, with one overlooking Danube Street through a sash window. The third bedroom has a curved wall reflecting the exterior architecture and enjoys lovely views of the Georgian buildings to the rear of the property.
With a large sash window and porcelain floor tiles, the recently redecorated bathroom features a separate shower, a standalone Victorian rolltop bath, heritage-style Imperial pedestal wash basin, heated towel rail and WC. There are two hall storage cupboards with one shelved and the other used for linen. There is a utility room that is plumbed for a washing machine with space for a tumble dryer and includes a new combi boiler, two deep integrated cupboards and a skylight. This room could, subject to the necessary planning consents, be turned into an additional shower room or WC cloakroom.
Danube Street is situated in Stockbridge, an affluent and hugely popular residential area just a stone’s throw from the Water of Leith Walkway, an attractive cycling and walking riverside pathway.
Cosmopolitan Stockbridge has a bustling village atmosphere, specialist independent shops, delis, cafes, restaurants, bars and a weekly Sunday food market. It is also well served by several small convenience supermarkets whilst there is a Waitrose within walking distance and a M&S and Sainsbury’s in Craigleith Retail Park, just a short drive away. Stockbridge borders Inverleith Park, where you’ll find community tennis courts and a children’s play park, adjacent to this is the world-renowned Royal Botanic Gardens.
The property sits near to the private Dean Gardens, a large expanse of greenery and woodland overlooking the Water of Leith that has a children’s play park. Residents can apply for membership. Also nearby is the members-only Dean Tennis Club and The Grange Cricket & Tennis Club.
The property sits within the school catchment area for the highly regarded Flora Stevenson’s Primary and Broughton High School. There are plenty of private schools in the locality including Fettes College, The Edinburgh Academy, Erskine Stewarts’ Melville Schools (ESMS), and St George’s School for Girls.
The property is situated around a 10–15-minute walk from Princes Street and George Street, the city’s main retail and entertainment thoroughfares, as well as some of the Scottish capital’s world-class museums, art galleries and historic attractions. It lies within easy reach of Haymarket and Waverley stations, the regular tram and bus services to Edinburgh International Airport, and Queensferry Road that links into the City Bypass, Central Scotland’s motorway network and the Queensferry Crossing to Fife.
Proof and Source of Funds / Anti Money Laundering
Under the HMRC Anti Money Laundering legislation all offers to purchase a property on a cash basis or subject to mortgage require evidence of source of funds. This may include evidence of bank statements/funding source, mortgage or confirmation from a solicitor the purchaser has the funds to conclude the transaction. All individuals involved in the transaction are required to produce proof of identity and proof of address. This is acceptable either as original or certified documents.
Fixtures and Fittings:
Only appliances specifically mentioned in the sales particulars are included in the sale price. In all other aspects the treatment of fixtures and fittings within the relevant Conveyancing Standard Clauses apply.
Gas central heating, mains water, gas and electricity, broadband, telephone (subject to telephone providers’ regulations.)
Council Tax Band Category: G
By appointment through Rettie & Co, 11 Wemyss Place, Edinburgh EH3 6DH. Tel: 0131 220 4160.
1. The property is sold with all faults and defects, whether of condition or otherwise and neither the seller nor Rettie & Co, the selling agent, are responsible for such faults and defects, nor for any statement contained in the particulars of the property prepared by the said agent.
2. The Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to acknowledge that he has not entered into contract in reliance on the said statements, that he has satisfied himself as to the content of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise and that no warranty or representation has been made by the seller or the said agents in relation to or in connection with the property.
3. Any error, omission or mis-statement in any of the said statements shall not entitle the purchaser(s) to rescind or to be discharged from this contract, nor entitle either party to compensation or damages nor in any circumstances to give either party any cause for action.
Particulars prepared March 2022 – First Issue