43 Craiglea Drive, Edinburgh, EH10 5PB













A handsome, double fronted, sandstone five-bedroom, late Victorian house with lovely front and rear gardens, set back on a sought-after peaceful residential street in the heart of Morningside to the south of the city centre.


Arranged over three levels, boasting four elegant bay windows to the front with high specification interiors throughout including a modern kitchen and recently refurbished adjoining dining nook with bi-folding doors opening onto a decked outdoor dining area which leads to the pretty rear garden, as well as a modernised principal bedroom suite with adjacent fitted dressing room and beautifully presented en-suite bathroom.  This elegant family home is well equipped for modern living, whilst still retaining many key original features such as a magnificent roof cupola which floods the hallway and landings with abundant natural light, ornate cornice work and carved wood fireplaces.

Maria Ponte 

 Senior Sales Negotiator


Property Details & Description



Ground Floor

Entrance Vestibule, Hallway, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Breakfasting kitchen with adjoining dining nook, W.C, spiral staircase leading up to a separate study. Two walk in cupboards

First Floor

Principal bedroom suite with dressing room and en-suite. Family Bathroom, further double bedroom.  Two large cupboards


Second Floor

Three double bedrooms

Outdoor Space to Front and Rear

Well maintained gardens to front and rear with a rear decked dining area accessible through a gated side lane.


Outdoor space to the front

The property sits back and above a wide, peaceful residential street with steps leading up to the front door.  Box hedging edges the front walls, there are two lawned areas to either side of the steps and beds well stocked with mature shrubs and perennials.  Convenient driveway with off street parking.


Ground Floor

Garage with pulleys to hang four bikes from ceiling and mezzanine level for additional storage with up and over door is situated to the left hand side of the house.


Steps up to front door and entrance vestibule with original tiled floor and original glass panelling to inner door.  Hallway with original, stripped wood flooring throughout; original carved wood staircase provides an elegant backdrop with abundant natural light flooding down from the cupola.  Spacious, front facing dining room with large bay window, open fireplace and Edinburgh press;ornate cornice work, ceiling rose and stripped wood flooring throughout.  Drawing room with similar large bay window, lovely open outlook to the front of the property;original carved wood fireplace with a log burner, two shelved Edinburgh presses, painted panelling, ornate cornice work and ceiling rose;stripped wood flooring continues throughout.  A walk-in shelved cupboard.  A further deep cupboard with cloakroom area and storage, wrapping around to under stairs space with a smaller door.  Kitchen/living space with modern cream gloss wall and base units, composite worktops and a breakfasting bar with geometric tiling feature and downlighting;integrated appliances and large window, rear facing.  Adjoining, newly refurbished dining nook with blush velvet banquette seating area; Bi-folding doors lead out to a lovely, decked dining area. Downstairs W.C. Spiral staircase leading to a study above, with original cast iron fireplace and views across gardens.


First Floor

Staircase leading to landing with airing cupboard and further shelved cupboard.  A good size family bathroom with bath and over bath, mains powered shower, soft colour lighting system, floating sink and vanity unit, polished wood flooring.  Principal bedroom suite of rooms comprising: Spacious bedroom with bay window, faces to front of property, Edinburgh press, original carved wood fireplace with cast iron insert.  Dressing room lined with freestanding units including hanging space, shelving and drawer systems;plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer;en-suite with deep oval bathtub, separate walk in shower unit, double sink unit and an Edinburgh press.  Further large double bedroom, light-filled due to front facing bay window and another single window, original fireplace with ornate carved wood fire surround and cornice work.


Second Floor

Stairs leading up to a further landing benefitting from natural light from the cupola. Double bedroom with panoramic views of city scape as far as Blackford Hill and the Pentlands.  Further double bedroom with double windows to front, pretty exterior wrought iron detail to window below.  Third double bedroom with similar wrought iron detail and views to the front of the property across peaceful neighbouring gardens;original fireplace.


Outdoor Space to Rear

Accessed via a gated side lane to the left of the house.  New wooden partition with integral gate gives privacy to a lovely decked area with flush decking and uplighters and access to the dining nook via bi-folding doors.  There is space for dining and a pathway down to three log stores.  Further pathway leads through to a private back garden with raised beds, lawned area with paved BBQ patio, a built in bench with storage and outdoor lighting.



43 Craiglea Drive lies approximately 2.5 miles to the south of Edinburgh city centre, in the popular residential area of Morningside. The area is renowned for its eclectic range of shops, restaurants and artisan cafés; cosmopolitan bistros and bars. Morningside also boasts a cinema and theatre; Waitrose, Sainsbury’s Local and Marks & Spencer supermarkets.


Morningside is surrounded by green open spaces such as The Meadows, Blackford Hill, Arthur’s Seat, the Hermitage of Braid and Craiglockhart; which offer plentiful walking and cycling opportunities. There are also numerous recreational facilities in close proximity including Merchant’s of Edinburgh and Craighouse Hill Golf Courses within walking distance; the Royal Commonwealth Pool, Craiglockhart Tennis Centre and the Midlothian Snowsports Centre at Hillend.


Craiglea Drive lies in the catchment for the highly regarded South Morningside Primary School – named by Tatler magazine as Best Primary School in Scotland, 2017 – and Boroughmuir High School with private options including George Heriot’s School, The Rudolph Steiner School and George Watson’s College in close proximity. The Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh University campuses and King’s Buildings are easily reached.


Craiglea Drive benefits from ample on street parking and good proximity to numerous bus routes, The City Bypass, Edinburgh International Airport and Central Scotland’s motorway network.

43 Craiglea Drive, Edinburgh Floorplan (

General Remarks:

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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).  Most rooms have Cat6 Network cabling and TV aerial points


Postcode:  EH10 5PB



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