Situated in Leith, a lively hub of eating, socialising and shopping spots, 8/1 Balfour Place is perfect for the professional couple, or in deed as a healthy rental investment.
The flat is approached via a secure shared vestibule, and a hallway with a built-in storage cupboard welcomes you inside. Leading off the hall to the left is an elegantly-proportioned, corner-aspect living room. Here, recessed south-facing twin windows allow sunlight to stream in throughout the day and frame leafy views of the street. Further delightful period features of the room include a striking fireplace with a richly-toned mantel and a charming cast-iron and tiled insert, an open Edinburgh Press, beautifully-detailed cornicing, and a picture rail. Across the hall, an exceptionally generous kitchen enjoys a similar sunny aspect to the living room and offers a wealth of flexible floorspace for a dining area and further comfortable seating. Neatly recessed into one corner of the room is a selection of modern, cream-coloured wall and base cabinets, accompanied by wood-inspired worktops and splashback tiling, along with appliances.
The flat accommodates two sunny bedrooms: a generous double and a good-sized single, both enjoying neutral décor and plush carpets. The double is further enhanced by a classic cornicing detail and the single could alternatively be used as a home office. Finally, partially-tiled bathroom completes the accommodation and comprises a bath with an overhead shower, a wall-mounted basin, and a WC. Gas central heating and double glazing ensure year-round comfort and efficiency.
Externally, the flat enjoys access to a well-kept, shared rear garden, whilst parking on Balfour Place is conveniently unrestricted.
The area offers an excellent choice of amenities with various food stores, independent retail outlets, supermarkets, a Post Office and banks, all on your doorstep. Ocean Terminal shopping centre is nearby and the neighbouring Shore area offers restaurants, bars and more. Leith offers great outdoor pursuits, with Pilrig Park, the beautiful Water of Leith walkway, and Leith Links, all close-by. For the fitness enthusiast, Leith Victoria swim centre is within easy walking distance and offers a swimming pool, fitness classes and gym. Leith Primary, Leith Academy and Leith School of Art are all nearby. Leith Walk has an excellent 24 hour transport system to the city centre and direct links to the airport with both day and night buses.
Home Report £240,000 EPC: D
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