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6 bedroom semi-detached house for sale
25 Blacket Place, Edinburgh, Midlothian
Tenure: FreeholdGarden level: Dining kitchen | Sitting Room | Gym/Playroom | Linen Room |Utility Room | Bathroom | WC
Ground Floor: Entrance vestibule | Hall | Drawing Room | Dining Room | Study/Library | Store Room
First Floor: Master bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom and Walk In Wardrobe | Double bedroom 2 | Double Bedroom 3
Second Floor | Double bedroom 4 | Double bedroom 5 | Double bedroom 6 | Bathroom | WC
Extending to 4670 sq ft, 25 Blacket Place is a spacious and elegant semi-detached "A" listed house arranged over 4 floors offering beautifully presented, comfortable and flexible family accommodation. The property was designed by the renowned architect Sir James Gowans in 1860 and is a beautifully preserved example of his work. In recent years, the property has been carefully and sympathetically restored whilst retaining a number of impressive period features such as the original stone stair with wooden balustrade, fireplaces, stripped floors, sash and case windows with working shutters, flagstone floors and intricate cornice work.
The property is entered via an attractive glazed vestibule to the spacious hallway from which access is gained to three reception rooms. The drawing and dining rooms are linked by way of double doors and provide a superb entertaining space. These well-proportioned rooms feature intricate cornice work and ceiling roses which have been beautifully preserved as well as impressive fireplaces as the focal points. The original turned stair rises to the upper floors and gives access to six double bedrooms. Of particular note is the master suite which benefits from an exceptional contemporary bathroom with travertine tiling and under-floor heating. The family bathroom and the WC on the second floor are also newly fitted in a similar style and complement the more traditional feel elsewhere in the property. The garden level has been extensively re-modelled and now features a beautifully fitted kitchen with an island unit topped in granite. This area is supplemented by a useful utility room, linen room, sitting room and gym/playroom. A planning application was granted to knock through the wall to combine the sitting room and kitchen and add French doors in the kitchen to open up to the garden, all of which would provide an exceptional open plan family living space. There is also a bathroom and WC at this level as well as direct access to the spacious rear garden. Externally the property is in excellent order with the stonework having been well maintained.
Lying on the south side of the city centre, Blacket Place is a quiet and peaceful street in the heart of the Blacket Conservation Area, one of the most enviable locations in Edinburgh. The Conservation Area contains a wealth of architectural heritage with over 90 buildings identified as being of historical or architectural importance. The area was established in 1825, when stone entrance pillars, gates and gatehouses were erected at the ends of Blacket Place, Blacket Avenue and Mayfield Terrace to ensure privacy, security and seclusion; these ceased to be used in the 1930s but still mark the entrances to this exclusive area. Properties here are characterised by the use of solid stone construction, slated roofs and classic timber sash and case windows.
This unique location is close to Queen's Park and the new Scottish Parliament, as well as the city landmarks of Arthur's Seat, Salisbury Craggs, Blackford Hill and the Royal Observatory. It is also within easy walking distance of the city centre and convenient for Edinburgh University, Edinburgh College of Art, the new Royal Infirmary and The Sick Children's Hospital. Nearby, the Grange, Bruntsfield and Marchmont all offer an excellent range of services including doctor and dentist surgeries, banks, delicatessens and a selection of well-regarded restaurants. Cameron Toll shopping centre is easily accessed where a range of retail outlets can be found including a Sainsbury's supermarket. In addition The Meadows, The Pentland Hills, Hillend dry ski slope, Carlton Cricket Club, Waverley Tennis Club and the Commonwealth Swimming Pool are all within a short distance, and, this being Scotland, the golf enthusiast will be spoilt for choice, with courses ranging from the local Prestonfield course to the exclusive Muirfield and Luffness just a short drive away. The city centre offers an extensive range of cultural activities as would be expected from Scotland's capital, and one of Europe's most cosmopolitan cities. The property lies within easy reach of the city bypass allowing quick access to Edinburgh Airport and the central Scotland motorway network. Blacket Place is also conveniently located for access to some of the city's finest schools. The property is within the catchment area for Preston Street Primary School, St. Peter's RC Primary School, James Gillespie's High School and St Thomas of Aquin's RC High School as well as several private schools including George Watson's College, George Heriot's School, Merchiston Castle School, Fettes College, Stewarts Melville College, The Mary Erskine School and The Edinburgh Academy.
To the front of the property is a private garden with a paved pathway leading to the front door. The front garden enjoys an area of lawn with borders containing a variety of mature shrubs and flowering plants. To the rear is a spacious and well maintained walled garden. The rear garden has a patio area by the house, with a further seating area positioned to the back of the garden and well placed to take advantage of the westerly afternoon and evening sun. The rear garden boasts an excellent area of lawn as well as a number of fine mature trees complemented by an attractive range of bushes, shrubs and plants. The garden is totally enclosed and is therefore a secure area for families with small children. As the kitchen overlooks the rear garden, this area can easily be seen from within the house.