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Duddingston, Edinburgh, EH15 1NU
Under Offer Offers Over £790,000
Magnificent 5 bedroom stone-built detached house with private garden, driveway & garage
3 Durham Road is a magnificent 5 bedroom detached Victorian villa situated in the highly desirable area of Duddingston. A former Manse, it dates back to 1892. The property is set within a large secluded plot which includes private front, side and rear gardens, a 6-car driveway and a detached double garage. Internally the refurbished and extended accommodation combines modern features such as the large kitchen/dining/family room with generous proportions and an abundance of beautiful period features, such as the magnificent cornices and stained glass windows. There is also excellent storage throughout the property. The accommodation comprises:
Vestibule with original terrazzo tiled floor; wide hallway with cloak cupboard; impressive bay-windowed sitting/dining room with decorative archway, stunning cornice and ceiling plasterwork and fireplace with coal effect gas fire, ideal for entertaining; spacious drawing room with wooden floor; bay window and fireplace with coal effect gas fire and impressive cornice; and spacious double bedroom 5. A few steps lead to the lower ground floor and basement.
Lower Ground Floor
Hall with rear porch and storage cupboard; WC; fantastic largebright kitchen/dining room with modern fitted kitchen having granite work surfaces and integrated appliances opening onto the large family room which has 4 velux skylights and French doors leading out to the garden; large basement utility room with door to the garden, sink and ceiling mounted drying racks, recently installed central heating boiler,; large store room/playroom and further restricted-height storage space.
Beautiful stained glass windows above the elegant staircase. Stunning, relaxing, large modern bathroom with central bath, twin basins and large shower enclosure/wet.
Spacious master bedroom with ensuite shower room and views to Arthurs Seat; good sized double bedroom 2 with ensuite shower room; large double bedroom 3; and double bedroom 4. All of the bedrooms have generous proportions original cornices and extensive built in wardrobes.
Duddingston is a highly sought after residential area lying to the east of the city centre. Duddingston Village, which is situated just up the road, has a 12th century Kirk and Edinburgh's oldest pub, The Sheep Heid Inn. Figgate Burn Park, Holyrood Park, Duddingston Loch and the Bawsinch Nature Reserve are also all close by offering a slice of the country in the heart of the City. Other local amenities include the Victorian Portobello Swimming Pool, fitness centres, golf courses and football pitches.The large sandy Portobello beach and Promenade is a short walk away and Portobello offers a good range of local shops, restaurants cafes and bars. For larger shopping facilities there is an Asda at the Jewel and an extensive range of high street retailers at Fort Kinnaird both of which are a short drive away. Good bus services run to and from the city centre and there is easy access to the city bypass and the A1. The nearby Local Authority schools are highly regarded, with a superb new High School and St Johns Primary School recently built and opened.
The property has substantial, well maintained garden grounds to the front, side and rear with established flower beds and mature trees and shrubs. The rear garden consists of two large lawn terraces, one of which has been used as a play area, the other as an area for outdoor entertainment.
A large driveway runs down the side of the property to the detached double garage which sits in the corner of the rear garden.
All fitted carpets, curtains, blinds and light fittings are included in the sale price as are the Rangemaster, extractor hood, American style fridge/freezer and dishwasher in the kitchen and the freezer in the utility room.
The property has gas central heating and a security alarm system.
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