• Purpose designed spacious four-bedroom villa
• Comfortable east facing living room with bay window & solid fuel burning stove
• Dual aspect ergonomic kitchen / dining room
• Principal and further two double bedrooms, plus a fourth smaller bedroom
• Tiled naturally lit bathroom with three-piece suite
• Large attic
• Double glazed with gas central heated
• Established private side and back gardens
• Unrestricted on street parking
• Offers Over £620,000 | Home Report Value £700,000
VIEWINGS AVAILABLE NOW : by appointment with Ballantynes.
A spacious, purpose designed four-bedroom villa that forms part of a substantial Victorian house within a small terrace.
The property would make an ideal family home as well as a long term investment opportunity. It has stone walls, with a pitched slate roof and its own street level front door that opens onto a naturally lit stair that leads to the nicely proportioned first floor dining hall with large store cupboard off.
The comfortable living room with bay window overlooking Brunstane Road and with a handsome marble fire place surround that houses a solid fuel burning stove.
The recently upgraded kitchen is set to the rear of the villa and has a dual aspect. Ergonomically designed, it has both wall and floor mounted storage, work surfaces with tiled splashbacks, traditional Belfast sink and integrated ovens and induction hob with its own extraction system, dishwasher and wine cooler. A breakfast bar neatly seperates this room as on the other side, there is a dining area with ample space to host a table of (at least) 6 along with a walk-in pantry cupboard off.
Adjoining the kitchen is a windowed utility room that has floor mounted storage, a sink and draining board and houses the fridge, freezer and washing machine, as well as the gas fired central heating boiler.
The principal double bed room is to the front of the villa and has a large built-in wardrobe. There are a further two double bedrooms, one marginally larger than the other; the larger again has a built-in wardrobe. All three bedrooms still have their original mantlepieces and cornicing. There is a further small bedroom that is currently used as a office.
The tiled, naturally lit bathroom has a three-piece suite, including a shower bath and basin set in a vanity unit and a heated ladder towel rail.
There is a roof hatch in the bathroom that allows entrance to the roof void (attic); this is a large area with more than enough head height to allow the purchaser to review many uses but for now, gifts additional storage. Approx. 33ft x 34ft and with 8'3ft height in widest / highest points.
The villa is double glazed with gas central heating.
There are well established private side and back gardens; the latter has a small original converted coal store at its far end. There is unrestricted on street parking.
Ashton Villas are situated in Portobello, a charming coast suburb of Edinburgh. Set on the corner of Brunstane Road that is carefully traffic controlled by The City of Edinburgh Council to avoid overuse and the private access to Brunstane Bowling Club.
In 2019 Portobello was voted the best neighbourhood in the UK at the 2020 Urbanism Awards and in 2021 it was considered by a Sunday Times panel to be one of the top eight places to live in Scotland.
Portobello High Street, fashionable and thriving, offers a seamless blend of old established family shops and new speciality and essential retailers and supermarkets, including a large Aldi and a Sainsbury’s Local, as well as doctors’ surgeries, a bank, Post Office and library.
Slightly further afield Fort Kinnaird offers a wide choice of retail outlets, including an M&S, Boots and a wide choice of fashion stores, a number of places to eat and a cinema complex.
Schooling from nursery to high school is well represented: Towerbank Primary, Brunstane Primary, St John’s RC Primary, Holy Rood RC High School and Portobello High School that has completed the build of an all new modern campus within the last 5 years.
Edinburgh’s Private schools, including Loretto at Musselburgh, are within easy commute. Edinburgh College and Queen Margaret University are also well placed for Portobello.
Portobello is famous for its marvellous sandy beach and Promenade, with its coffee shops, eateries, ice cream parlours and bars. Many recreational facilities are available in the vicinity of the Beach and Promenade including sailing and kayaking clubs, indoor bowls, children’s indoor and outdoor play facilities and the Portobello Swim Centre’s much loved and restored Victorian baths, gym and fitness studio and Edinburgh’s only authentic and publicly available Turkish Baths.
Several major bus routes give easy access into Edinburgh City Centre in around 20 minutes and the villa is particularly convenient for access to the City Bypass. The Brunstane Railway Station is a brief walk from Ashton Villas providing riders an easy (approx..) 7-minute journey time to Waverley station. This line is part of the Borders link and provides rail commute between Edinburgh and Tweedbank.
EPC: Band E
Council Tax: Band E
Council Tax Band: E