11 Buckstone Gardens, Edinburgh, EH10 6QD
A lovely, three bedroom, two storey 1930s semidetached house in the peaceful area of Buckstone to the south of the city centre. Now requiring some modernisation, this much loved home is ready for a new family to make it their own, with potential for building upwards into the loft space, endless possibilities for upgrades and breathing new life into the well-proportioned, light filled rooms with flexible, modern living in mind.
Featuring breathtaking, uninterrupted views of Edinburgh cityscape and beyond as far as Ben Lomond and Fife, the property is well positioned on a quiet residential street with sheltered, well maintained gardens to the front and rear and close proximity to abundant open green spaces of the Pentland Hills Regional Parkland and local golf courses for outdoor pursuits. There is also excellent school provision in this family friendly area, well served by access to the city bypass leading to Glasgow and the A1, as well as direct routes to the south.
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Property Details & Description
Steps up from the garden into a tiled entrance vestibule with hanging space for coats. A glazed door leads into a light, bright hallway with polished wood staircase as the central focal point and all rooms leading off. Living room (or potential fourth bedroom), filled with plentiful natural light, is front facing with garden views, dual aspect windows and a gas fire with marble hearth. A further family sitting room/dining room with views to the rear of the property, with glass fronted cupboard, a gas fire and french doors with steps leading down into the garden. A spacious and light filled kitchen boasts dual aspect, views to rear and a back door into the garden;fitted units, featuring formica tops and various free standing kitchen appliances. Across the hallway there is a W.C with modern sanitary fittings. A study with views to the front. Under stairs storage which also houses the boiler and water tank.
Polished wood balustrade staircase leads up, past a large window to the landing where there are two cupboards, an airing cupboard and a long under-eave storage cupboard as well as access above to a good size loft space. Principal bedroom with views across the front garden has a wall cupboard with hanging space as well as a built-in wardrobe with overhead storage. Further good size double bedroom with uninterrupted panoramic views across peaceful neighbouring gardens to cityscape as far as Ben Lomond and Fife has an original press style shelved cupboard as well as built in wardrobe and overhead storage. A single bedroom with similar panoramic views also has built in wardrobes covering one wall. Family bathroom with shower unit, sink, bathtub, w.c. and a shelved cupboard.
Outdoor Space to front
The property is set back from the road and sits amid a well-maintained front garden, well stocked with mature shrubs and perennial planting. There is a gate with a pathway to the front door and a separate gate leading to a monoblock private driveway and a single garage, with a further gate which leads past the side of the house to the rear garden.
Outdoor Space to rear
The garden is accessed via the side gate from the front and also from the kitchen and second family room (via steps leading down). From the kitchen there is immediate access to a paved section currently used as a drying area adjacent to the single storey garage. The garden benefits from a lovely sun terrace and there are steps leading onto a lower lawned area which has curved beds well stocked with mature shrubs, trees and perennial plants.
The single storey garage has a power supply, shelving and concrete floor with up and over doors at both ends (garden and front drive).
Buckstone Gardens sits in the peaceful residential area of the Buckstone, to the south side of Edinburgh, approximately 4 miles from the city centre, with almost immediate access to the city bypass which has routes to Edinburgh International Airport, Glasgow and the Queensferry Crossing to Fife and beyond, as well as routes to the south. The area is well served by public transport.
This lovely area of the city benefits from the plentiful green space of the nearby Pentland Hills Regional parkland which features 9 peaks of over 1500 feet and stunning views of Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside. Reservoirs dot the surrounding landscape providing homes for many birds and mammals. The Pentland hills offer many opportunities for exercise and leisure including beautiful walks, cycle routes, fishing lochs and golf courses.
With several local shops just across the road, there is also further extensive shopping nearby in Morningside where you will find many specialist shops to explore as well as pubs, restaurants and coffee shops. There is also a large Waitrose and a smaller M&S.
Popular with families for its excellent state and private school provision, the property is in the catchment area for Buckstone primary school, Boroughmuir High, St Peter’s RC primary, St Thomas of Aquin’s RC High and private schools such as Merchiston Castle, James Heriots and George Watsons close at hand.
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 April 2021 – First Issue