Forming part of an imposing converted Victorian villa in prestigious, leafy Merchiston, this three-bedroom ground floor apartment boasts period features, spacious accommodation, off-street parking, and generous communal gardens.
Prestigious Conservation Area
Victorian ground floor flat
Part of a converted Victorian villa
Outstanding period features
Reception hallway with storage
Magnificent living/dining room
Generously appointed kitchen
Three double bedrooms
Three-piece shower room
Gas central heating
Private, mature communal gardenAmple off-street parking
Occupying a superb location within a sought-after Merchiston, 8 Gillsland Road is a magnificent three-bedroom ground floor apartment, forming part of a large Victorian house, within close proximity to Morningside and Bruntsfield outstanding amenities.
This apartment is entered via a pillared stone portico set at the front of this impressive detached house, where the communal entrance leads to the front door. Once inside, you are welcomed by a reception hallway with built-in storage. Framing the leafy garden outlook from an impressive bay window is a magnificent open plan living and dining room. A striking focal point is an imposing fireplace with black marble mantlepiece, whilst neutral décor highlights the intricate period cornicing and ceiling rose. This spacious room is ideal for entertaining, offering ample space for a choice of relaxing sofas and dining furniture. Adjacent is a galley-style kitchen, generously appointed with a range of wood-styled floor and wall mounted units, spanning two walls, giving rise to a breadth of space for storage and a range of free-standing appliances. Neutral tiles and soft décor are lit by a side facing window. Quietly situated to the rear of the apartment are the three double bedrooms, all cosily carpeted, neutrally decorated, and with conveniently fitted wardrobes. One of these versatile rooms could alternatively be used as a dining room or home office. They are all served by a contemporary, fully tiled, three-piece shower room. The property benefits from gas central heating for year-round comfort.
Set back privately from the road behind stone walls, promising peace and privacy, the magnificent communal grounds have been landscaped to include mature planting, manicured lawns with ample seating areas give rise to an alfresco haven for outdoor relaxation. There is a gravelled driveway, leading to a parking area for residents.
Extras: All fitted floor coverings, light fittings, the blinds, electric fire, and the freestanding cooker are included in the sale.
With tree-lined streets, established gardens and large villas, it is not hard to find why the Victorian suburb of Merchiston is one of the most sought-after and prestigious places to live in Edinburgh. Writers such as JK Rowling, Ian Rankin and Alexander McCall Smith have all called Merchiston home over the years. Lying south-west of the city centre, the area offers a wide variety of cafés, restaurants, coffee houses, bistros, independent shops, galleries, boutiques, a luxury cinema, theatres and various supermarkets including Waitrose and M&S. It offers a unique and independent atmosphere whilst being very close to the city centre. Further world-class shopping, eateries and amenities can be found in George Street, St. Andrew Square and Princes Street. Outstanding schooling is on the doorstep with George Watson’s College, Merchiston Castle School and Steiner School, all within walking distance. The area is very well served by public transport, superb cycle paths and picturesque walkways along the canal, the Water of Leith or in the many greenbelt areas.
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