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5 bedroom semi-detached family home with west facing walled garden, parking & communal garden

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  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Public Rooms
  • 2 Bath/Shower Rooms
  • Private Garden
  • Off-Street Parking
  • Gas Central Heating
  • EPC Rating D

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5 McLaren Road comprises a traditional 5 bedroom stone built Victorian semi-detached family house with off street parking for one car and a secure west facing walled garden with a gate leading directly into the delightful Waverley Park Gardens. Offering generous and well proportioned family accommodation on two levels this charming home further benefits from gas fired central heating and many original period features including cornicing, fireplaces, sash and case windows, stripped floors, skirting boards and architraves.

The house is entered by a large vestibule with original tiled floor and glazed door leading to a bright and spacious inner reception hall with a fine stone staircase leading to the upper floor. There is an under stairs cloakroom cupboard and a further deep shelved cupboard. The sitting room is situated to the front of the house with a bay window looking onto the front garden, ornate ceiling cornice and a fireplace with a functioning fire. The dining or family room has a marble fireplace and french doors opening onto the back garden. The kitchen has a range of floor based units with work surfaces and kitchen appliances including a free standing cooker and dishwasher. At the front of the kitchen is a separate utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer and a shelved area floor to ceiling while to the back is a door leading to a boot room/workshop which has a back door to the garden and 2 walk in storage cupboards, one housing the Worcester central heating boiler. There is a ground floor shower room with basin, WC and window and a further area of inner hallway with an additional deep storage cupboard.

The traditional stone staircase (with deep storage cupboards under) with mahogany handrail has a large cupola above and leads to the bright first floor landing. The master bedroom is situated to the front and has a bay window, fine cornice, fireplace and original pine floor. Double bedroom 2 with fireplace is situated to the rear of the house and has a large window overlooking the back garden and Waverly Park private gardens. Double bedroom 3 is also situated to the rear with arguably an even better outlook over the private gardens. There is a 4th bedroom overlooking the front garden, a family bathroom with a window and a 5th single bedroom or study.


Newington is a highly sought after residential neighbourhood south of the city, served by excellent local amenities including a wide range of everyday and specialist shops, bars, restaurants and cafes. Within easy reach is more comprehensive shopping at Cameron Toll Shopping Centre with its Sainsbury's superstore, as well as a number of other retail shops within a short car drive or bus journey away at Straiton Retail Park and Fort Kinnaird Retail Park. Leisure and recreational amenities are plentiful with the Royal Commonwealth Pool and the green open spaces of The Meadows, Arthur's Seat, Holyrood Park, Prestonfield and Craigmillar golf courses, the Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Hills all located nearby. Cultural amenities can be found at the Festival Theatre on Nicolson Street and the Queen's Hall on Clerk Street and the Scottish Parliament is also nearby. The area is also well suited for access to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Edinburgh University. There is good road access to the city bypass with excellent connections to the motorway network heading east on the A1, and to the west to the Gyle Shopping Centre, the Queensferry Crossing, Edinburgh International Airport and the central motorway network. There are also regular bus services running to and from the city centre. Excellent schools in both the state and private sectors are easily accessible.


There is a front garden area with pedestrian pathway and a gravel driveway and access down one side of the house to the walled rear garden which faces west, has a lawn with surrounding flower/shrub beds and mature apple tree. A gate leads to the delightful Waverly Park private gardens which are accessible to the neighbouring properties and for which there is a modest annual fue.


There is a gravel driveway for one car and zoned on street residents' parking

Fixtures and Fittings

The fitted carpets, kitchen and utility room appliances and light fittings are included in the sale with the exception of the first floor landing light fitting, the fridge and the fridge freezer.


There is a gas fired central heating system

Interested parties are advised to request their own solicitor to note interest with us as soon as possible after viewing. The Seller shall not be bound to accept the highest or any offer. These particulars do not form part of any contract and the statements or plans contained herein are not warranted nor to scale. Approximate measurements have been taken by sonic device at the widest point. Services and appliances have not been tested for efficiency or safety and no warranty is given as to their compliance with any Regulations. Only offers using the Combined Standard Clauses will be considered. Offers received not using these clauses will be responded to by deletion of the non-standard Clause and replaced with the Combined Standard Clauses.

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