Situated in the heart of leafy Newington close to the foot of the magnificent Holyrood Park, 16 Kilmaurs Road is a handsome stone-built double upper villa - a striking example of wonderful Victorian grandeur. This magnificent family home is brimming with lovingly preserved period features including soaring ceilings, large windows, original doors and beautiful intricate cornicing and ceiling roses. Arranged over two floors, the property offers nearly 3000 sq. feet of versatile accommodation, currently utilised as a seven bedroom, five bathroom, two reception room family home, enhanced by a mature and delightful sunny, private garden.
Nestled behind an appealing wrought-iron gate, the traditional front door with original brass fittings opens into a vestibule area, with stairs leading to the first floor. Large glass panes flood the area with natural light and a partly glazed door gives access to the large reception hallway. The breathtaking drawing room, currently used as a sitting and dining room, is finished in classic heritage hues and is flooded with light from a magnificent bay window. This grand, formal reception room boasts a wealth of priceless period features including tall skirting boards, a grand open fireplace with living flame gas fire, intricate cornicing, a ceiling rose and dado rail. A side door gives access to an intimate sun room, an ideal area for early morning tea. The second magnificent reception room, the large living room, is arranged around a striking fireplace with a marble surround and a living flame gas fire, and double recessed windows allow natural light to flood the room. Intricate cornicing, a splendid ceiling rose, a dado rail and an open Edinburgh Press, complete the impressive room. On the other side of the hallway and bathing in afternoon sun, is a spacious breakfasting kitchen. Fitted with an outstanding range of wall and base units, the kitchen has been designed to incorporate freestanding whitegoods. The kitchen offers space for a table and chairs and a luandry room is located next door. An elegant master bedroom, with a sunny double aspect is accessed from the hallway. This large bedroom bathes in natural light from two recessed windows with traditional panel surrounds and offers ample floorspace for bedroom furniture. Completing the first floor accommodation is a generous single bedroom which could be utilised as an ideal home office; and a large family bathroom. A grand staircase, lit by a skylight, sweeps up to the second floor and gives access to a sizable landing. The second floor houses five double bedrooms, some offering delightful views of Holyrood Park. Three of the bedrooms further enjoy access to their own en-suite shower rooms, with a separate shower room leading from the landing, servicing the remaining two bedrooms. Gas central heating and partial double glazing ensure a warm yet cost-effective living environment all year round. Externally, the property benefits from a delightful south and west-facing, private rear garden and an external understair storeroom. Priority Parking Zone B7 can be found close on Kilmaurs Road.
Newington is regarded as one of the most favoured and sought after residential neighbourhoods in Edinburgh, just south of the City Centre. The area is renowned for its excellent variety of specialist shops, together with some of Edinburgh’s finest bars, bistros and restaurants and has a wide range of local amenities nearby. HOME REPORT £560,000. EPC BAND C.
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