Enviably located directly beside Holyrood Park in desirable Willowbrae, this stylish first-floor flat forms part of a traditional tenement building, offering exquisite interior design and generous, classical proportions. It represents an ideal family home for city professionals, boasting three spacious double bedrooms, an exceptional living/dining room with sought-after period features, a contemporary fitted kitchen, and a suave bathroom. Inside the flat, reached by a secure shared entrance and stairwell, you are greeted by a sumptuous hall (with storage) that immediately sets the high standards of accommodation, defined by honey-coloured floorboards and soothing décor.
These desirable features flow into the south-facing living/dining room, where a timber-panelled bay window catches the eye, flooding the space in warm afternoon sun. The rich theme of décor enhances the tranquil and airy ambience, whilst an abundance of period details adds to the room’s impeccable aesthetic. A neat picture rail, lavish cornice work, and a decorative ceiling rose draw focus to the lofty, classical proportions, along with the Victorian wood panelling which brings additional texturing to the room. A display cabinet and a handsome fireplace, inset with a modern gas fire, complete the stylish interior design. The generous footprint, meanwhile, accommodates a great selection of comfortable lounge furniture and a family dining table, ideally set in the curvature of the bay window to enjoy the leafy view of Holyrood Park. Next door, the kitchen has an appealing contemporary design, fitted with white base and wall cabinets and timber-toned worktops. Homely and sophisticated, it houses an integrated gas hob and electric oven, an undercounter washing machine, and a freestanding fridge/freezer.
Located throughout the flat are three spacious double bedrooms, lovingly decorated in soft mocha tones and with varnished floorboards.
Located throughout the flat are three spacious double bedrooms, lovingly decorated in soft mocha tones and with varnished floorboards. All of the rooms can accommodate a study area, as well as bedside furnishings, with the principal bedroom boasting additional space for relaxing lounge furniture. It also has an ornate feature fireplace for added allure and a handy built-in cupboard. Similarly, bedroom two comes with a built-in cupboard and a built-in wardrobe, maximising floor space. Completing the home is a modern three-piece bathroom, stylishly presented with tongue and groove panelling, calming grey décor, and gleaming white tiles. Gas central heating (a new boiler has been recently fitted) and double glazing ensure year-round comfort.
Externally, the property has access to a well-tended communal garden that provides an outdoor haven for summer socialising. There is also ample, unrestricted on-street parking on Queen’s Park Avenue. The washing machine and fridge freezer are included in the sale.
Situated at the foot of Holyrood Park, the tranquil residential area of Willowbrae lies just over two miles east of the city centre and boasts incredible, far-reaching views over the Firth of Forth and the green hills of Holyrood Park.
The area is home to a good range of minimarkets, independent retailers, and restaurants and pubs, with more extensive shopping facilities available in nearby Meadowbank Shopping Park and the city centre. Outdoor lovers are spoilt for choice with Holyrood Park, Arthur’s Seat, and Calton Hill all on the doorstep, offering the perfect setting for a relaxing stroll or an invigorating hike with captivating, panoramic views of the city and beyond. The property is also close to the golden sands of Portobello Beach and Portobello’s Victorian swim centre, home to Scotland’s last remaining public ‘hot-air’ Turkish baths. For the golf enthusiast, Craigentinny, Portobello, and Duddingston golf courses are all within easy reach, along with Prestonfield Golf Club. Willowbrae falls in the catchment area for the excellent Parsons Green Primary School and Portobello High, as well as being ideally placed for some of the capital’s finest independent schools. The area enjoys fantastic transport links, with day and night buses across the city. Waverley train station is just a short distance away and thanks to Willowbrae’s close proximity to the A1, commuting from the area is swift and convenient.