7 Upper Coltbridge Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 6AD
Stunning five bedroomed semi-detached Victorian villa in immaculate order and with many original period features in sought after area of Murrayfield to the west of the city centre. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, this family home has been beautifully and sympathetically renovated by the current owners to bring the best of contemporary living with the traditional features of a Victorian property.
On three floors and with enormous amounts of light, the south facing solid stone property with front and back gardens and a wonderful conservatory has everything any family would wish for with the additional bonus of flexible accommodation and potential for change. There are stunning 180 ° views of the Pentlands from both the reception rooms and principal bedroom. The property also has private off road parking. Viewing highly recommended. Murrayfield lies a couple of miles to the west of the historic centre and the street is just a few minutes from the bus and tram routes both into the city and in the opposite direction to the airport and main road arteries out of Edinburgh
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Property Details & Description
Entrance vestibule with cupboard space, entrance hallway, living room, dining room, kitchen, study, utility room, conservatory, shower room, storage cupboards
Sitting room, 2 double bedrooms, single bedroom, family bathroom, bedroom 5 (maid’s room)
Principal bedroom with dressing room, bathroom
Front and back gardens, single garage and private driveway
Entrance to this handsome home is via a paved path to the front Storm door. Entrance vestibule with original mosaic flooring. Semi glazed door into entrance hall. This is a welcoming hall with an attractive traditional timber staircase and original mosaic flooring.
Immediately on the right is the family room/living room. This is a very light and spacious room with a triple bay window overlooking the front garden. Neutral carpeting and light décor give the room a calm feel. There is a classical wooden fireplace and black slate hearth. Open Edinburgh press with several shelves for display. Ornate cornicing enhances this already beautiful room.
There are two walk-in cupboards on the left hand side and underneath the staircase. One is currently used as a wine store and has ample shelving. The other has hanging space for coats and shelving.
This lovely wood panelled room has views over the back garden with the double height windows which are a feature of this home. There is an original fireplace with a decorative pattern in the corner as well as a window seat.
The kitchen is adjacent to the dining room and also looks over the back garden with another large window as well as light coming in from a further room. The kitchen boasts high quality bespoke wooden units as well as black granite worktops. T-shaped and with units along the other side, there is a peninsula with low level lighting giving the kitchen a good ambience. The gas hob, microwave and oven are all SMEG and there is also a full length integrated fridge and freezer. There is an integrated dishwasher, washing machine and separate tumble dryer. There are a combination of cupboards and drawers, wall mounted cupboards some with glass doors. There are deep pan drawers and corner storage, all in all giving ample storage and a cosy feel. Tiled floor.
From the kitchen a door leads directly to a room currently used as a study. It’s incredibly bright due to light coming from the conservatory and a glass door and windows on the opposite side. In this room there is a wooden spiral staircase taking you up to the maid’s bedroom (Bedroom 5).
To the rear of this room is a large and excellent laundry room which houses the boiler and has multiple shelves for linen, laundry and storage. Pulley.
The Conservatory is a real showstopper. It runs the length and depth of the back of the house, benefits from the attractive stone exterior wall to one side and unique curved glass sides which give it a really great feel. With a glass roof, tiled floor and traditional grates on floor for the heating, this room is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy sunny days and much sought after light in the winter. There is a door to the back garden and another to a small garden to the front which leads to the garage.
Contemporary shower room with white sanitary ware, neutral tiling and chrome heated towel rail. The shower unit is a good size and has a fixed head as well as hand held appliance. Hand basin as well as an illuminated mirror. There is an opaque glass window and a deep window sill perfect for display.
The handsome timber staircase with a runner and brass stair rods leads upstairs via a mid-landing. Leading off the hallway upstairs are three bedrooms, drawing room and bathroom.
With the benefit of being on the first floor, south facing and with another triple bay window, this bright room has incredible 180° views to the Pentlands and to the east and west. With neutral carpeting, light wallpaper, decorative cornicing your eye is drawn to the fireplace with its ornate surround, classic marble mantle and black hearth. An elegant room, perfect for entertaining.
Bedrooms Two & Three
Two double bedrooms to the rear of the property overlooking the garden. Large window and high ceilings. Large storage cupboard in bedroom 3.
Bright single bedroom to the front of the property. Large window and high ceilings.
Contemporary bathroom with white sanitary ware. Double ended free standing bath and hand basin on plinth with integrated vanity unit. Chrome heated towel rail, underfloor heating and mirrored medicine cabinet.
Maid’s Room (Bedroom 5)
This cosy and private double bedroom is accessed via the spiral staircase from the study area. It has a sliding door, neutral carpeting and a lovely view of the garden.
The traditional staircase continues up to the top floor to the principal bedroom suite. The landing is flooded with light from the triangular shaped cupola.
Superb south facing double bedroom with magnificent views through another triple bay window to the Pentland hills and excellent views to west and east. The stripped pine floor and delicate wallpapering gives the room a fresh and bright feel. There is a vast amount of cupboard and wardrobe space with a bank of bespoke and very tasteful Neville Johnson bedroom furniture units. Tucked around the corner of the room are further open hanging spaces and cupboards.
On the opposite side of the landing is a bathroom with the wow factor. Designed with the Heritage brand of Victorian fittings, the free standing bath with sliver claws faces straight out of another triple bay window over the garden and beyond. The speckled white marble tops which house the handbasin, vanity unit and drawers, the neutral floor tiling and complementing décor give this room a really stylish feel. All taps are chrome and match the traditional Victorian style, there is also a curved chrome heated towel rail and separate shower unit with fixed head shower. Useful large eaves storage cupboard.
On approach to the property there is a pretty front garden with beds of mature shrubs and plants. A paved path leads to the front door. There is also a border to the other side of the path. Further to the right is a driveway for one car and beyond that the garage.
A glass door from the study leads to the back garden. The mature garden has been planted with care and knowledge with some really interesting plants, trees and shrubs particularly on the top level which is accessed by steps from the patio area. This provides an excellent space for seating/outdoor dining that is partly gravel and partly paved. The top tier is a laid lawn surrounded by trees and shrubs offering privacy and shelter. Worth mentioning is the little garden nestled between the conservatory and the garage giving a pleasant outlook from the conservatory: a bed with flowers and plants with the remainder of the area paved.
Murrayfield is one of Edinburgh’s most desirable locations thanks to its proximity to the city centre, access to fabulous semi-rural walks and easy links to Edinburgh International Airport. Upper Coltbridge Terrace is situated near to the Water of Leith walkway, which contains a highly unusual array of wildlife and beautiful walks and access to Edinburgh’s cycle path network.
Corstorphine Hill Nature Reserve and the woodlands of Lauriston Castle and Cammo Estate; highly regarded golf courses including The Royal Burgess, Bruntsfield Links and Murrayfield Golf Club; a David Lloyd Leisure Club; Murrayfield Lawn Tennis Club and Murrayfield’s famous international Rugby Stadium and Ice Rink. Edinburgh’s museums, theatres and national galleries are also within easy walking distance. The West End of Edinburgh is within walking distance with boutique shops, bistros and restaurants. Craigleith Retail Park provides excellent shopping facilities.
The area is very popular with families owing to its selection of highly regarded nursery, primary and secondary schools, including Roseburn Primary School and Craigmount High School in the state sector and The Edinburgh Academy, Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools, Fettes College and St George’s School for Girls in the private sector. Murrayfield itself is home to St George’s School for Girls and Mary Erskine and Stewarts Melville a short walk from Upper Coltbridge Terrace. There is an abundance of culture on the doorstep too, with two of the main National Art galleries just a short stroll away and the cultural centre close by.
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Fixtures and Fittings:
Some curtains and light fittings are not included in the sale price. 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, underfloor heating, mains water, gas and electricity.
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.
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