88 (1F1) Dalkeith Road boasts well-presented neutral interiors, with lavish period features, and an outstanding location beside Holyrood Park, with breath-taking views of Arthur’s Seat. It requires a slight modernising touch, yet still represents a fantastic family home and a potentially lucrative buy-to-let investment, with a current HMO licence.
The home’s private front door, reached via a secure communal entrance, opens on the ground floor leading to the first, where the landing provides a warm welcome before extending to the main accommodation. In the living/dining room, a sizeable footprint affords a wide variety of relaxing lounge furniture, along with ample space for a dining table. It enjoys attractive features, like sleek cornicing that frames the lofty ceiling and a large sash window that bathes the room in south-easterly light. Next door, the well-appointed kitchen comes fitted with white cabinets and black granite-style worktops, along with appliances.
Located on the first and second floor are five double bedrooms, all presented with soft décor. The master bedroom boasts a bay window framing a stunning view of Arthur’s Seat and vast dimensions for a super king-size bed, relaxed seating, bedside furnishings, and even a home workstation. It also offers a striking feature fireplace and highly intricate cornicing. The second and third bedrooms are equally generous, both with period fireplaces for added decoration and original varnished floorboards for style. Where the second bedroom boasts a southerly-facing balcony with elevated views, the third bedroom enjoys a curved dormer window. The fourth and fifth bedrooms are more traditional-sized doubles, yet still offer ample space for extra furnishings and study areas. Finally, a bright three-piece bathroom with an overhead shower serves the first floor, whilst a large three-piece shower room (illuminated by a skylight) is on the second floor. An efficient gas central heating system ensures warmth, whilst traditional sash windows (with working wooden shutters) add period charm. Externally, homeowners have access to controlled parking with a residents’ permit (Zone 7).
Newington is within walking distance of the city centre and is sought-after by city professionals, families (due to the excellent state schools in the area) and students alike. The area is home to independent shops, high street retailers, coffee houses, trendy bars, restaurants, and traditional pubs, as well as the Festival Theatre and the Queen’s Hall. In the summer months it becomes the epicentre of the famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Newington boasts an excellent range of schools in both the public and private sector and falls within some of Edinburgh’s best state school catchment areas. Its proximity to Edinburgh University makes it an ideal location for students too. Newington is further enhanced by superb public transport services, in addition to easy access to Edinburgh City Bypass, Edinburgh Airport and the M8/M9 motorway networks.
Home Report £435,000
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