57A Nile Grove Edinburgh EH10 4RE
Nestled in the heart of Morningside to the south of the city, and enjoying a quiet and pleasant corner location with south facing aspect, this three bedroomed three bathroom double upper conversion of a Victorian house is fantastic. Enjoying its own private south facing garden as well as private secure off road parking, both the apartment and garden have been renovated and designed to the highest standards.
The property is therefore in immaculate condition, enjoying the best of contemporary fittings and design and has been tastefully, neutrally and intelligently decorated throughout. This emphasises the many period features such as cornicing and panelling which have been sympathetically drawn out throughout the flat. The imposing, bright private entrance hall, with its enormous cupola allowing light to flood in, is elegant and gives a really spacious and welcoming feel.
The current owner has taken great care to maximise the garden site by planting borders and landscaping it to create a very pleasing and peaceful ambience.
Morningside itself is a great location with a village feel, boutique shops and cafes, good schools and easy access to the City Bypass.
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Property Details & Description
Communal Front Door. Internal Private Entrance and staircase leading to apartment.
Drawing Room, study, Kitchen/diner, Principal double Bedroom, Bathroom.
Two double bedrooms both en suite. Dressing Room/walk in storage,
Cupboard for storage
A paved path leads from the wrought iron gate to this very handsome property. With the private garden to the right on entry, the path is flanked by small box hedging interspersed with gravel, giving it a clean and symmetrical feel on approach to the property.
The garden is secluded and has two entrances, one at the main front entrance and the other to the rear and leading to the private paved parking area.
On entering the front door, there is porch area, with attractive original mosaic tiling, and the private entrance to 57a is up a couple of steps to its own front door. A treat is in store inside: the grey carpeted staircase showcases the elegant proportions of the property along with a plethora of original features.
On arrival upstairs, the light carpeted hall, has rooms leading off.
This bright and spacious south facing drawing room with views to Blackford Hill offers contemporary luxury. There are double aspect windows here including a large bay window facing due south and another to the south west. Neutral decoration sets off original cornicing while a fireplace with white marble surround and hearth give the room a sophisticated feel. There are also matching contemporary white wooden shutters in all the rooms including this one.
Also south facing is the study which has a window to the south and a good open aspect.
The kitchen is to the rear and overlooks the back garden. It is sleek and modern with its white glossy units and glass backsplash and an island and breakfast bar in the middle making it both practical and stylish. The appliances include induction hob with Smeg extractor as well as integrated Smeg double oven, fridge freezer and dishwasher. There is an excellent integrated pantry cupboard with pull out drawers as well as a corner unit with pull out pan drawers. There are then a selection of deep pan drawers and cupboards beneath the worktops, (also white) as well as cupboards above. Under unit lighting gives good extra illumination. The island has drawers and cupboards beneath and half of the island doubles up as a breakfast bar with seating for two. Cupboard housing boiler and a large window overlooking the garden with slatted shutters.
The lovely south facing principal bedroom has the same contemporary neutral décor as the other rooms giving good continuity and calm ambience. Edinburgh press used as a shoe cupboard. As with the other rooms, there is plenty of quality bespoke cabinetry and the bedroom boasts excellent bespoke wardrobes with traditional panelled doors plus a combination of hanging space and shelves.
White, modern sanitary ware to complement neutral flooring. The bath is encased in panelling and has a shower within ( fixed drench and handheld appliance) There is a frosted glass window with a shelf for display. Chrome heated towel rail with integrated heater.
A traditional maid’s curved carpeted staircase leads up to the second floor. This floor has the benefit of all the light from the cupola and from the landing you can look over the gallery and down into the open and impressive hallway beneath.
Double bedroom two with neutral décor has a window to the east. Bespoke wardrobes with both hanging space and shelves. There is a slight slope in the ceiling giving character but not impeding headroom.
Step up to this lovely ensuite bathroom. Tiled light marble effect floor and velux window to south. White sanitary ware including bath with mira electric shower and glass screen. Chrome heated towel rail.
Cheerful and bright characterful double bedroom with views over rear garden. Bespoke built in panelled traditional double wardrobe with hanging space and shelves.
En suite shower room
The shower room faces east and has a window seat, neutral tiled floor and white sanitary ware. Integrated sink into vanity unit. Mira electric shower unit and shelf area for display. Chrome heated towel rail.
Walk in storage room
This is versatile compact room currently kitted out with shelves for shoe storage but could be used as a dressing room. Roof Light.
The private south facing double aspect corner sited garden is a real asset to this already beautiful property. The current owner has created a well stocked and already mature garden with trees, borders as well as an ample amount of lawn. It is fenced off from the main pathway to the front for privacy and has a separate entrance to the east leading to the driveway which has electric gates. There is also a garden shed and area for bins.
Alarm and CCTV
The property is situated in the affluent city suburb of Morningside, one of Edinburgh's highly sought-after residential areas. The location is well served by local amenities including a post office, medical centre, banks and a Waitrose supermarket and Marks & Spencer Food Hall. In addition, Morningside Road offers a variety of artisan cafes, specialist independent shops, delis, restaurants and bars. It also benefits from plenty of entertainment options including the Dominion, a popular independent cinema, The Church Hill and The Kings theatres. There are plenty of leisure facilities in the area such as The Braid Tennis Club, Commonwealth Pool, Craiglockhart Leisure and Tennis Centre, the Merchants of Edinburgh Golf Club and Midlothian Ski Centre.
There are plenty leafy green spaces nearby including 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 South Morningside Primary School and Boroughmuir High School with private schooling available nearby at George Watsons College, Merchiston Castle School and George Heriot’s School.
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 Centre opening later this year.
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, drainage, gas and electricity.
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.