- Updated On:
- September 30, 2023
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathrooms
A seldom available, yet highly desirable Colonies flat, this two-bedroom main door lower villa enjoys a tranquil setting, in the popular Shandon Colonies, close to lovely Harrison Park. Approached via a cobbled lane the property sits behind a white picket gate and sunny private front garden.
The front door swings open to reveal an entrance vestibule and airy hallway, where stripped floorboards and tall ceilings give a glimpse of the characterful interiors to follow. At the end of the hall, is the rear-facing sitting room, which is finished in soft, neutral tones, and boasts a cast iron fireplace, inset with gas ‘living flame’ fire, traditional Edinburgh Press and recessed casement window with working shutters. From here a door leads into a single bedroom, which boasts extensive built-in wardrobes. Returning to the hall, there is a stylish kitchen, fitted with sleek white cabinets paired with wood effect worktops and a built-in electric hob and single oven with S/S chimney hood above. The airy double bedroom enjoys a front, south-west facing aspect overlooking the private garden and offers scope for an assortment of bedroom furniture. Finally, there is a stylish three-piece bathroom, featuring a freestanding roll-top bath with a traditional rose head shower above and a ‘Victorian’ style column towel radiator. The flat benefits from gas central heating, double glazing and a south-west facing private front garden which is screened by tall hedges, with a handy garden shed and unrestricted on-street parking.
Shandon, boasts Harrison Park and the Union canal at it’s heart. It lies approximately 3 miles west of the city centre and is a very popular residential area with excellent local amenities, along with an Asda and Marks & Spencers food hall at Chesser. Outside activities can be found at Harrison park parks, lovely walks along the canal cycle path network. There are leisure amenities include Ten Pin bowling and gym at nearby Chesser and Fountain Park, the later also offers; Cineworld with Imax screen and a variety of bars and restaurants. The attractions of the city centre are easily accessible with regular bus services taking you into the city in 15 minutes. A train station stop, can be found at neighbouring Slateford, with Haymarket a bus ride away. Motorist can find easy access to the city bypass via the nearby A71, in turn linking to the wider motorway network, the M8/M9, Edinburgh International Airport and Forth Bridge for routes north.