VMH Feature Property: 25 Blackie Road, Leith Links

25 Blackie Road is a simply stunning example of period charm meets discerning interior design. This two-bedroom lower villa in desirable Leith Links promises a breathtaking home complete with a south-facing private garden.

 

 

25 Blackie Road enjoys an elevated position in the popular Leith Links district of Edinburgh. Here you will find 18.5 hectares of greenery, offering football pitches, bowling greens and a play park. The area is ideal for families and professionals looking for a peaceful location within easy reach of the city centre.

First Impressions

This traditional terraced villa instantly endears with its bay window and decorative masonry, as well as a vibrant front door. On entering the property a vestibule and spacious hallway welcome you in. Here Victorian-inspired floor tiles, fresh white walls, and industrial-style lighting make a striking first impression.

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Magnificent Period Features

The living room is filled with light from a magnificent bay window with timber panelling. Intricate cornices adorn the ceiling and at the focal point of the room is a splendid fireplace.

   

Contrasting Style

By contrast the south-facing dining kitchen to the rear is a celebration of contemporary design. Gloss-white cabinets and natural timber worktops set against natural slate tiles create a sleek yet raw aesthetic. The kitchen is replete with integrated appliances and a separate utility room provides laundry facilities and excellent storage, as well as direct access to the garden.

  

Elegant Decor Makes for a Relaxing Space

The property boasts two beautifully presented double bedrooms. Both rooms are decorated in soft hues with timber flooring adding warmth. The bedrooms showcase stunning period features such as beautiful fireplaces.

   

Clever Design Finished in Style

The classic-contemporary bathroom is beautifully styled in black and white. Partially enclosed by a panelled shower screen, the bath enjoys a luxurious rainfall shower head. The bathroom also boasts a wall-mounted vanity cabinet with an inset basin and a WC. Completing the accommodation is a versatile study/box room.

 

Outside Space

There is a small well-tended garden to the front of the property. The south-facing rear garden is securely enclosed and has been landscaped for minimal maintenance. Unrestricted on-street parking is available directly adjacent.

 

Location

Leith Links lies 3 miles east of Edinburgh’s city centre and offers beautiful outdoor space. Leith Links park is an ideal place for picnicking, jogging and dog walking, as well as other outdoor activities. There are cafes, restaurants (such as Bijou), traditional pubs, take-aways and shops. There are also pharmacies and health care on your doorstep.

The area lies within striking distance of Leith and the shore, both providing shopping facilities, trendy bars and restaurants. There is also a vibrant arts scene: the Leith School of Art, Coburg House Art Studios, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, and Edinburgh Festival Fringe venues. Leith is also home to the Scottish Executive and the Royal Yacht Britannia at Ocean Terminal. Here you will also find an M&S food hall, quality shops, restaurants, a multi-plex cinema and gym.

The Water of Leith cycle path network safely connects the area with the rest of the city. Regular buses run day and night to the city center and there is easy access to the A1 and the city bypass. 25 Blackie Road is within catchment of schooling for all ages, such as Leith Primary and St Mary’s RC Primary School, along with as Leith Academy.

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