Flat 2/9 Summerside Place, Edinburgh, EH6 4PA
A well-presented double upper property with spacious accommodation arranged over the top two floors of a handsome Victorian semi-detached villa situated in the highly desirable residential area of Trinity, just two miles east of Edinburgh city centre. Sitting on a tranquil corner site on Summerside Place, the well-proportioned four-bedroom property features a spacious open-plan dining, living and entertaining space with a well-designed modern kitchen with two windows overlooking the garden.
The property offers both attractive period features including sash and case windows with working shutters, an original marble-surround fireplace and highly decorative cornicing as well as modern fixtures, fittings and contemporary furnishings. The rooms at the front of the property benefit from spectacular views of the Edinburgh skyline including Arthur’s Seat, Calton Hill and Edinburgh Castle, whilst there is a lovely private garden to the rear. Trinity is hugely popular with families due to its wide choice of local amenities, well-regarded schools in both the state and private sector, excellent recreational and leisure facilities including the nearby leafy Victoria Park as well as walking and cycling pathways along the Water of Leith.
Director - Edinburgh Sales
Property Details & Description
Shared Entrance Vestibule, Kitchen-Dining-Sitting Room, Bedroom Four, Formal Sitting Room, Bathroom with WC, Bath & Inset Shower, & Basin, Hallway Storage Cupboard
Principal Bedroom with En-suite Bathroom with Shower Cubicle, WC and Basin, Bedroom Two, Bedroom Three, Large Landing Storage Cupboard & Bookcase
Shared front entrance path with the ground floor property and shared access to the enclosed private garden to the rear of property with mature trees and flowers beds
Garden Shed & Vegetable Patch
Unrestricted on-street parking is available on Summerside Place
A pretty stone pathway leads up through the front garden that is enclosed by a mature box hedge to the front door. The sandstone property is accessed by way of the entrance vestibule, shared with the downstairs flat. A staircase takes you up to the entrance hallway from where you can access all the ground floor accommodation. The spacious open plan kitchen and dining room is the perfect entertaining space that benefits from a relaxing seating area, wood flooring, a shelved Edinburgh Press and two large windows that overlook the tranquil rear garden. The recently refurbished modern kitchen has a contemporary appearance with a stylish central island with an integrated sink and dishwasher, a floor-to-ceiling wall of integrated storage cupboards incorporating a full-size double fridge/freezer, oven and microwave/oven. There is additional preparation space on the wood worktop on either side of the gas hob with drawer storage below.
The breath-taking views of the Edinburgh skyline, including Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat and The Pentlands, from the large bay window in the sitting room are spectacular. Other stand out features in this well-presented room are the original gas-lit fireplace with marble surround and botanical decorative tiles, white ceiling frieze and richly ornate cornicing. Also on this floor is a light-filled double bedroom with a window offering views over the city and a ceiling mounted wooden drying pulley. There is also a family bathroom with a basin, WC and bath with inset shower and a large hallway storage cupboard.
With light flooding in from a ceiling skylight, the carpeted staircase leads you up to the second floor where you will find two spacious double bedrooms, both with integrated mirrored double wardrobes and under-eaves storage cupboards whilst a further bedroom with bunk beds offers more under-eaves storage. This single room has the potential to be extended to incorporate the adjacent large walk-in storage cupboard. The master bedroom also benefits from a large bay window with more stunning city views and a recently modernised and stylish en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, bespoke vanity unit and shelving and a Velux window.
Trinity is a highly sought-after residential area that lies just two miles east of Edinburgh city centre with excellent bus links to the capital city’s business, financial and shopping districts. It offers plenty of local amenities with independent stores, a Scotmid Local and a Post Office on the adjacent Ferry Road as well as a Sainsbury’s Local on nearby Craig Hall Road. Within close proximity, there is a large Asda superstore in Newhaven as well as a M&S Food Hall in the Ocean Terminal Complex, where you will also find a VUE cinema, restaurants, high-street shops and The Royal Yacht Britannia. There is a farmer’s market every Saturday in nearby cosmopolitan Leith, which also benefits from two Michelin-starred restaurants as well as waterfront bars and cafes.
There are plenty of leafy open spaces to enjoy with the popular Victoria Park, with its two children’s play areas and tennis courts, the nearest. You can also access the many cycling and walking paths along the Water of Leith as well as the Royal Botanic Garden from the park and it’s just a short walk to the picturesque Newhaven Harbour on the Firth of Forth waterfront. There are several excellent recreational facilities close by including the David Lloyd Leisure Centre, the Lomond Tennis & Bowling Club, the St Serf’s Tennis Club and the Pure Gym in Ocean Terminal.
The property falls within the catchment area of Trinity Primary School and Trinity Academy. There are two other primary schools nearby, Holy Cross RC and Victoria Primary School, as well as Bonnington Nursery School. There also plenty of private schooling options including Fettes College, The Edinburgh Academy, Erskine Stewart Melville Schools (ESMS) and St George’s School for Girls.
As well as enjoying excellent links to the city’s efficient bus network, Trinity will benefit from the extension of the city’s tramline to Leith and Newhaven when it is completed. The seaside Edinburgh suburbs of Portobello and Musselburgh and the lovely countryside of East Lothian are all within an easy drive as is the city’s Edinburgh ByPass which connects Edinburgh to the country’s main motorway links.
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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: F
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 March 2021 – First Issue