3 Morning Side Place, Edinburgh, EH10 5ES
A rarely found detached Georgian villa set within a spectacular stone wall-enclosed garden featuring a large expanse of lawn, two ancient monkey puzzle trees, apple and cherry trees as well as a fishpond. Located in the highly desirable residential area of Morningside and dating back to 1824, Trafalgar House is reported to be so named by the architect as he was a close relative of Lord Nelson.
With several later Victorian architectural additions, the two -storey classical villa now offers six double bedrooms with two of these located in a self-contained apartment within the property that could easily be incorporated back into the main body of the house.
The wisteria-draped handsome villa benefits from an abundance of charming period features such as the cast-iron window guards on the front façade, sash and case windows with working shutters, decorative ceiling cornicing and original fireplaces.
The contemporary interiors work harmoniously with the fine period features and the open plan flexible ground floor entertaining and dining space is ideal for modern family living.
The property sits just a stone’s throw from all the local amenities offered along the cosmopolitan Morningside Road and is close to several excellent schools and less than two miles from Edinburgh’s city centre.
Property Details & Description
Summary of Accommodation
Vestibule, Reception Hall, Cloakroom, Open Plan Sitting Room-Dining Room-Kitchen, Utility Room, WC Room
Master Bedroom with En-suite Shower Room, WC & Basin, Three Further Double Rooms, Family Bathroom with Bath, Shower, WC & Basin, Landing Linen & Storage Cupboard, Loft Access
Dining-Kitchen, Sitting Room, Two Double Bedrooms, Bathroom, Storage Cupboard
Walled Garden with Extensive Lawn and Mature Trees, Shrubbery & Plants, Fish Pond. Two Paved Seating Areas and Pizza Oven, Two Garden Sheds & Wood Store
Integrated Garage, Private Paved Driveway with Room for Three Cars
An original geometric-tiled enclosed entrance vestibule opens into the welcoming reception hall with its decorative ceiling cornicing and enclosed cloakroom. The hallway features a recessed separate hallway from which you could easily reconnect, and incorporate, the two-bedroom self-contained ground floor flat that sits on the right side of the property.
The hallway leads into the stunning open plan contemporary sitting-dining-kitchen space that is ideally suited for modern family living. Overlooking the attractive front garden, the spacious sitting room features large Victorian bay windows, wood parquet flooring and an original black marble working fireplace that is the focal point of the room. There are also two half-enclosed Edinburgh Press providing storage whilst glass panelled doors separate this room from the kitchen and dining space.
With light flooding in from several skylights, the modern kitchen extension and dining space is ideal for flexible entertaining and family living. The spacious room also benefits from a sash and case window with an integrated window seat as well as glazed French doors that open out to the exceptional garden. The well-equipped kitchen features an integrated three-oven AGA, dishwasher, base and mounted upper storage cupboards and a marble countertop. The stone-tiled kitchen leads into a utility room with several integrated appliances – washing machine, sink, storage cupboards, a sink as well as a separate room with a WC and basin. There is a back door that opens into a small internal courtyard with an outdoor corridor that leads to the front of the house.
An elegant staircase with an ornate cast iron banister leads you up past a stunning oval landing window with views over the garden to the first-floor accommodation.
The generously sized master bedroom is filled with natural light from the two windows with working shutters that overlook the beautiful front garden. The stylish room features decorative cornicing, a white marble-surround working fireplace and an en-suite wet room with shower, basin and WC.
There are two equally sized double bedrooms on this floor with sash and case windows both that overlook the peaceful back garden and feature window seats and a half-enclosed Edinburgh Press.
A door leads off the landing to a separate small hallway with a further well-proportioned double bedroom that sits at the front of the house and features decorative cornicing and an Edinburgh Press. Next door to this is the half tongue and groove-paneled family bathroom with a three-piece suite with a bath, basin, WC and a separate shower cubicle.
On the first-floor landing there is also a substantial linen and laundry cupboard that also houses the hot water tank.
Perfect as a flat for extended family members or to be incorporated back into the property, the integrated, self-contained accommodation benefits from its own external entrance that can be accessed from both the front and the rear of the house from its own private alleyway. Off the central hallway, there are two good sized double bedrooms with sash and case windows, a sitting room with a working wood burner that is set in to the original stone fireplace. With a window overlooking the garden, the well-appointed kitchen-dining room includes an integrated oven, hob, extractor fan, dish washer, washing machine, fridge/freezer and wall and base storage units. Completing this accommodation, is a bathroom with a bath with an overhead shower, WC, basin and heated towel rail. There is a large storage cupboard set between the two bedrooms that hides the original connection to the main house.
The private walled garden is accessed by way of a central stone staircase at the rear of the property and benefits from a large expanse of lawn with two imposing monkey puzzle trees, mature rhododendrons, magnolia, cherry and apple trees, florals borders, a fish pond, a children’s play area and several seating areas. To the front of the house, there is a private paved driveway with room for three cars, an integrated garage, a charming iron-fenced front garden with pretty circular floral bed surrounded by lawn and a pebbled pathway with gated access to the road.
The property is situated in the affluent city suburb of Morningside, one of Edinburgh’s most highly sought-after residential areas. It sits on the doorstep of bustling Morningside Road that is well served with local amenities including a post office, medical centre, several banks and a Waitrose supermarket and M&S Simply Food Hall. In addition, you will find a variety of artisanal cafes, specialist independent shops, delis, restaurants and bars. The area also benefits from plenty of entertainment options including the Dominion, a popular independent cinema, The Church Hill and The Kings theatres. There are excellent leisure facilities on offer in the area such as The Braid Tennis Club, Commonwealth Pool, Craiglockhart Leisure and Tennis Centre, the Braid Hills Golf Course and Midlothian Ski Centre.
There are plenty of leafy green spaces and walking trails nearby including at The Hermitage of Braid, Braidburn Valley Park, Blackford Hill and The Meadows. Furthermore, there are hiking and cycling trails in the spectacular Pentland Hills Regional Park just a short drive away.
The property falls into the catchment area for Bruntsfield Primary, St Peter’s RC Primary, Boroughmuir High School, St Thomas of Quin’s RC High School. There is also private schooling available nearby at George Watsons College, Edinburgh Steiner School, Merchiston Castle School and George Heriot’s School. It is also well placed for Napier and Edinburgh universities.
The property is well connected to Edinburgh city centre by regular bus services that run along Morningside Road. The cosmopolitan capital city, with its business, financial and entertainment districts, offers plenty of bars, restaurants, art galleries, museums, theatres and historic attractions. The city boasts a wide and varied shopping experience with designer stores along George Street and Multrees Walk, a Harvey Nichols and John Lewis department store and the new St James Quarter opening later this summer.
The property lies only short drive from the City ByPass allowing easy access to Edinburgh Airport and connections to all the main routes across Scotland with the M8 to Glasgow, the M90 motorway to the north and the A1 to East Lothian.
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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: H
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