Situated in Davidson’s Mains, this Victorian, stone-built, semi-detached cottage (1880) offers buyers a village-type lifestyle, close to lots of open green spaces and within easy reach of the city centre. Deceptively large and full of character and history, the property was originally built for the local farm owner and was used for the supply of milk to the local community. Now, it represents an outstanding, four-bedroom, two-reception room, two-bathroom family home that boasts neutral interiors, adorned with period features, and generous, classical accommodation with flexible living space. Inside, you are greeted by a vestibule leading into a hall with built-in storage.
The living room is to the left. Here, generous dimensions allow a wide choice of comfortable furnishings, whilst a log-burning stove (set below a timber mantelpiece) forms a cosy focal point for the room’s arrangement. An Edinburgh Press and a glazed door to the garden complete the space, alongside a ceiling rose and smooth coving that both emphasise the room’s classical proportions. Meanwhile, the formal dining room provides a second reception area with an equally impressive footprint. It has an ornate feature fireplace, intricate cornice work, and convenient built-in storage. In the dining kitchen, there is space for another table, with the L-shaped arrangement coming well-appointed with wooden base cabinets and matching worktops, housing a gas range cooker, a Belfast sink, an integrated dishwasher, an undercounter washer, space for a dryer, and a freestanding fridge/freezer. Also on this level is the dual-aspect master bedroom: a king-size space with ample room for a study area and relaxed seating. Furthermore, it features a handsome traditional fireplace, delicate cornicing, and a shelved recess for display items. Completing the ground floor is a modern three-piece shower room.
Close to green spaces and within easy reach of the city centre
From the hall, a traditional staircase and balustrade sweep up to the first-floor landing, which is brightly lit by a skylight and offers a deep storage cupboard and access to the attic. The three remaining bedrooms are located here, comprised of two king-size doubles and one large, versatile single. The two doubles have imposing feature fireplaces and dormer windows for natural light, with one further benefitting from a walk-in wardrobe and eaves storage. The single bedroom also has access to eaves storage and is well-proportioned. In addition, there is a good-size, naturally-lit office for working from home. Finishing the wealth of accommodation is a modern three-piece bathroom with a handheld shower. Gas central heating and double glazing are throughout. Outside, the property has low-maintenance gardens to the front and rear, the latter coming fully-enclosed and with a large shed/workshop. The gardens are chipped with loose stone and are ideal for relaxing and dining in the sun. Ample, unrestricted on-street parking is also available.
Situated just under four miles northwest of Edinburgh city centre, this desirable suburb enjoys a tranquil setting with convenient local services and amenities. Once a thriving farming community and part of the former Muirhouse estate, its quaint village ambience lives on through its bustling main street, leafy village green and traditional inn. The area is served by a diverse range of local shops including a selection of high-street stores and independent retailers and a supermarket, plus a choice of pubs, cafes and restaurants. More extensive shopping and leisure facilities are available just a short drive away at Gyle Shopping Centre and Craigleith Retail. Davidson’s Mains offers a range of outdoor and leisure activities to suit every taste: from lazy strolls along picturesque Cramond beach and family days out at Lauriston Castle, to an invigorating round of golf at Bruntsfield Links or the Royal Burgess Golfing Society. For fitness enthusiasts Drum Brae Leisure Centre boasts a swimming pool, a state-of-the-art gym, multi-purpose sports halls and a varied programme of fitness classes. Davidson’s Mains is well placed for an excellent range of schools in both the public and private sector. Thanks to its northerly position, Davidson’s Mains enjoys swift and easy access to the Queensferry Crossing, Edinburgh Airport and the M8/M9 motorway network. Regular bus services also provide frequent and reliable links into the city centre and beyond.