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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Gillespie Road, Colinton, Edinburgh, EH13

Under Offer £995,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 - 5 bedrooms
  • 3 - 4 reception rooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Period
  • Garden
  • Private Parking

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Built in 1906, Monkwood is an utterly charming detached house, beautifully presented throughout. Set in approx. 0.5 acres, this substantial home offers privacy coupled with immense character and style. There is scope for further development if desired. (Home Report:1.1m).

Set back from the road, the house is approached via a gravel driveway, leading to parking and a treble garage. To the rear of the garage is a large workshop with an inspection pit.

On entry, the vestibule leads into a welcoming hallway featuring a stained glass entrance door and upper window, along with an original staircase. The hallway provides access to the main reception rooms, including the dining room, study and sitting room. The sitting room is full of charm and displays fine period features, including a wonderful parquet floor and detailed oak panelling. The panelled dining room is equally elegant and both rooms open on to the terrace, ideal for entertaining.

The well-appointed family kitchen area has a walk-in pantry and looks onto a patio and an attractive heated conservatory, giving access to the sizeable wine cellar. To the rear, there is a utility room and double bedroom with sitting room and bathroom, potentially an annex. Alternatively, a 1-bed apartment with patio and separate entrance could be created in the rear garage area (draft plan available).

The main staircase leads up to 3 double bedrooms, including the impressive master suite, which boasts a lovely outlook over the gardens. This bedroom is further enhanced by a stylish bathroom and a wonderful dressing room. There are 2 other bedrooms, along with a Jack and Jill en suite shower/steam room. Outside, mature gardens with a gazebo and SW-facing terraces wrap around the property. (EPC rating: F)


Located in Colinton, Monkwood is set back in a secluded plot of approximately 0.5 of an acre. Nestled amongst other grand houses, it is entered via a private lane off Gillespie Road. Over the years, Colinton Village, set alongside the banks of the Water of Leith, has become one of Edinburgh's most popular and exclusive suburbs for substantial family homes.

The property is situated just a few miles to the SW of the city centre and a short distance from excellent local amenities and transport links.

Colinton retains its village ambience yet benefits from an excellent range of local shopping facilities, services and first class schools in the area.

Recreational facilities are provided by several golf courses in the vicinity, the dry ski slope at Hillend, and tennis courts in Craiglockhart and Colinton village. There are a variety of rural walks nearby.

The location is also ideal for easy access to the City By-Pass and Edinburgh Airport.


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05 February 2016

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