8/4 Montgomery Street, Edinburgh, EH7 5JS
Bright, characterful second floor B listed Georgian two bedroomed flat in the eastern area of the historic New Town. Designed by William Playfair as a custom-built tenement in the 1820s, the building itself boasts a host of period features. The interior is spacious and well-proportioned with views to die for, both to the north towards Fife and to the south towards Calton Hill with its classical monuments and appealing situation. With original features including working shutters, decorative cornicing, Edinburgh presses, flagstones, high ceilings and original fireplaces, it’s a special place and highly recommended.
The apartments within the block were all purpose-built giving the accommodation a good layout including a generous welcoming hall. The original stone communal stair, wrought iron staircase and timber hand rail sweep majestically to the top of the building from where light comes flooding in from the cupola above. The flat also has the advantage of secondary glazing throughout, making it soundproofed as well as cosy. At present all flats in the tenement are owner occupied.
Montgomery Street is well and centrally located with many amenities on the doorstep, such as shops, cafes and restaurants. It is in the catchment for good local primary schools such as St Mary’s RC primary school as well as many schools in the state and private sector. It is also in a good position for the road arteries out of the city in particular the A1 and the city bypass. There are public transport options all round including bus and tram stops on the doorstep and just five minutes’ walk from Waverley station. The new St James Quarter shopping centre with its excellent brand shops and eateries is also a few minutes’ walk away.
Property Details & Description
Living Room, Drawing Room, Kitchen, Bathroom, WC. two double bedrooms, box room, Hall cupboard and storage space.
Shared communal garden
Entry to the property is via a traditional stone bridge from the street, flanked by wrought iron railings, giving the property an elegant entrance. Inside, the stone flagstones lead to the sweeping staircase which rises to the top with light flooding in from the cupola above. There are useful bike racks for communal use in the entrance hall.
On the second floor is the entrance to the flat. The welcoming and spacious hall with its flagstones and high ceilings give the flat a really classical feel. Rooms lead off:
A lovely light well-proportioned room with varnished timber floors and two large astragal windows. There is a lovely original open fireplace now with a wood burner and with high ceiling and cornicing, exuding opulence. There are bespoke built in lit bookshelves and a door giving entry to the box room.
Principal Double Bedroom
To the rear of the property and with great southerly views to Carlton Hill is the principal bedroom. With another desirable original fireplace, stone floor as well as an open Edinburgh press for display, it’s a fine room and has a pretty wrought iron ledge on the outside for plant pots.
Another bright south facing room with good proportions, high ceiling, ornate cornicing, double astragal windows and a neutral-coloured original fireplace with black hearth. Conveniently leads through to the kitchen.
Compact, attractive, contemporary, well fitted kitchen with views to Carlton Hill.
Light coloured units with solid oak work surfaces and attractive olive green tiling as well as wall mounted cupboards, a selection of glass and wood. Integrated stainless steel sink and Siemens appliances including induction hob, fitted microwave and double oven. In addition, there is an integrated dishwasher and washing machine/dryer plus a useful pulley and ample storage.
Double Bedroom Two
Double bedroom with two astragal windows to the front of the property and far-reaching views. Attractive original fireplace with cast iron fire and paneled top. Varnished dark timber floors as in most of the rooms. Edinburgh Press.
Accessed both from the drawing room and the hall, this is a really useful space with a huge amount of storage as well as a raised built-in bed at the top of the room providing a useful extra sleeping space. Bank of cupboards.
Contemporary bathroom with double ended bath and overhead shower with adjustable hand- held appliance and shower curtain. White sanitary ware. Ladder length chrome heated towel rail. Large fitted mirror and built- in medicine cabinet. Neutral décor and tiled floor.
On the right hand side as you enter the flat is a useful WC in a traditional style. Handbasin integrated into attractive tongue and groove paneling.
Hall cupboard with storage
There is also an additional deep storage space above the bathroom and accessed by ladders.
Montgomery Street is ideally situated in the eastern part of the historic Edinburgh New Town conservation area and within easy walking distance of both the city's business and financial districts, shopping establishments, restaurants and bars. Broughton Street, with its artisan shops, cafés and restaurants is just a stone’s throw away, while vibrant Stockbridge with its village atmosphere and weekly market is a fifteen minute walk away. The world famous Italian gastronomic emporium, Valvona and Crolla is just around the corner whilst the new St James Quarter shopping centre with brand shops and eateries is just a short stroll too.
To the north lies the Royal Botanic Gardens and Inverleith Park and to the south, Princes Street and the City Centre. Princes Street and its beautiful and expansive public Gardens are just a 5 minute walk away. The Omni Centre to the east end of Queen Street plays host to a multi-screen cinema, a Health club and gym and a number of eateries.
The financial district around St Andrews Square and Lothian Road is also within walking distance.
The area is very close to Queen Street benefitting from excellent transport links with regular buses around the city centre, bus and coaches from St Andrew’s Square bus station and direct trains to London and Glasgow from Waverley Station, also convenient access to the City Bypass, A1, M8 and M9 as well as Edinburgh International Airport.
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Inverleith Park and the Water of Leith walkway, which provides cycle routes and a number of nature trails are all within walking distance.
The property is also ideally positioned to take advantage of Edinburgh's many art galleries, museums and historical attractions as well as the world-renowned International Festival and Fringe.
The property lies within the catchment area for highly regarded St Mary’s RC primary school and Broughton High school, with private schooling options including The Edinburgh Academy, Fettes College, Erskine Stewarts Melville Schools and St George's School in close proximity.
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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: D
By appointment through Rettie & Co, 11 Wemyss Place, Edinburgh EH3 6DH. Tel: 0131 220 4160.
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