**UNDER OFFER** Nestled on a tranquil street lined with Victorian villas and within sight of Arthur’s Seat, “Kilmaurs House” represents a rare opportunity to purchase a period family home in desirable Newington. The double-upper villa boasts no fewer than five double bedrooms, all of which benefit from en-suite facilities, plus two grand reception rooms and a stylish dining kitchen.
Characterised by magnificent proportions and natural light, the property has retained a wealth of exquisite original features, and has been recently upgraded with new double-glazed sash-and-case windows throughout.
Set back from the road behind classic cast-iron railings, the south-facing villa instantly impresses with its handsome stone façade and bay windows. The grand front door, whose transom window is adorned with “Kilmaurs House” in gold script, opens into the vestibule and internal staircase, which is flooded with natural light from extensive roof lights.
Ascending to the first-floor, the exceptionally spacious reception hall features a beautiful traditional staircase and incorporates a generous walk-in cupboard. The southwest-facing living room is brimming with beautiful period details, from a panelled bay window to intricate plasterwork cornicing. At the heart of the vast space is a striking feature fireplace, which is flanked by a classic Edinburgh Press. The rear-facing dining room, which boasts open views across gardens and tennis courts towards Arthur’s Seat, represents another spacious and versatile reception room. The stylish dining kitchen adjacent is finished in chic grey tones, and incorporates a practical walk-in pantry with generous fitted shelving and ample space for additional white goods. Extensive fitted cabinetry provides ample storage and workspace, and houses a full range of integrated appliances. Also on this level is the bright and spacious master bedroom, which enjoys an en-suite shower room, plus the three-piece family bathroom. The light-filled second-floor landing features a magnificent cupola and accommodates four large double bedrooms, all of which boast an en-suite shower room. The double-upper villa benefits from double-glazed sash-and-case windows, gas central heating, gardens to the front and rear and ample residents’ permit parking (Zone B7) is available on Kilmaurs Road.
Newington is regarded as one of the most favoured and soughtafter 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. Regular bus services within the area give easy access to Princes Street and most parts of the City and as the property is situated on one of the main routes out of the City, there is easy access to the south and to the City Bypass linking to the motorway networks beyond. Both the University of Edinburgh’s George Square campus and the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary are close by. Home Report: £525,000. EPC Band D.
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