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5 bedroom house for sale
The Knowe, 14 Barnton Avenue, Edinburgh, Midlothian
- Impressive detached house
- Requiring modernisation
- Elegant reception rooms
- 4/5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
- Large loft with potential
Situated in the popular residential area of Barnton, The Knowe occupies an elevated position on this highly sought after street. The area, which lies just 5 miles to the west of the city centre, is renowned for family living and offers excellent access to the airport, the Edinburgh bypass, the Forth Road Bridge and the Central Scotland motorway network. Cargilfield School is situated just a few minutes walk away, whilst Fettes College, The Mary Erskine School and Stewart's Melville College are amongst the schools within easy reach by car.
There are excellent local amenities and leisure facilities, including both Royal Burgess and Bruntsfield golf courses, tennis courts and a park close by. Local and supermarket shopping is conveniently available in nearby Davidsons Mains, and the charming riverside village of Cramond offers delightful walks with cosy bars and restaurants along the way.
The Knowe is a most impressive detached Victorian house situated in stunning and extensive gardens within one of Edinburgh's most sought after addresses. Built in approximately 1880 the house is stone built with a pitched slate roof and has spacious accommodation arranged over two floors. There are some wonderful reception rooms, including the elegant dual aspect drawing room with an open southerly aspect, and much of the period charm has been retained throughout. The property has been well maintained and retains many original features including ornate cornicing and plasterwork in the principal rooms, but would now benefit from modernisation, offering an incoming purchaser a wonderful opportunity to create a magnificent family home.
Ground floor: Reception hall, drawing room, dining room, morning room, cloakroom / wc, modern kitchen/breakfast room with family room off, further wc, pantry, utility room and coal room.
First floor: Master bedroom with ornate plasterwork and an attractive outlook. Three further double bedrooms, dressing room/bedroom 5, a spacious landing, a shower room and a family bathroom with access to a large loft, which could be developed subject to the necessary consents being obtained.
Externally, steps lead up from the street to the front garden and a separate driveway leads to a double garage adjoining the house. To the rear is a beautiful and well established walled garden which is fully enclosed and bordered by mature trees. There are a wonderful sweeping lawns interspersed with a variety of trees, plants, shrubs and herbaceous borders including a magnificent magnolia tree.
Fixtures & Fittings
All fitted carpets are included in the sale.
The property is not listed but is situated within the Barnton Avenue Conservation Area.