Stewart Terrace, 21 Balcarres Street, Edinburgh
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- SUPERB 2 BED RETIREMENT LIVING APARTMENT IN THE HEART OF MORNINGSIDE
- House Manager available Mon- Fri
- Beautiful residents' lounge and kitchen
- 24 hour care - line system
- Guest suite and Family room
- Landscaped Gardens and Courtyard seating area
- Lifts to all floors
- Private Residents' parking (Permit)
- Mobility Scooter Area
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Summary - Stewart Terrace is located on Balcarres Street and was purpose built by McCarthy Stone for retirement living, comprising 33 high-spec one and two bedroom apartments.
Superb facilities include a House Manager on site Monday to Friday, and a beautiful residents’ lounge with kitchen for meeting your neighbours at coffee mornings and the many social activities. There’s a fully equipped laundry room, a Guest Suite available for your friends and family (subject to a fee), mobility scooter area with charging point, and landscaped gardens to the rear with seating. A secure gated private carpark to the rear offers allocated parking, subject to availability.
It is a condition of purchase that a sole owner must be over the age of 60 years, or for a couple the second person can be younger, over 55 years.
Flat 19 at the rear of the residence offers: additional side lounge window enhancing the afternoon sunshine; largest lounge floorspace available due to discreet Juliet balcony; private 2nd floor location with lift and stairs; leafy outlook over the residents’ garden and wooded hospital grounds; all the benefits of an excellent bus service on Balcarres Street but without street noise of flats at the front. An infrequently used track is within sight (not a passenger train line and never used at night). Flat 19 is freshly decorated with a new carpet throughout, ready to move in.
Local Area - Located just 3 miles from Edinburgh city centre, Morningside is an affluent suburb with an excellent reputation as one the capital’s most desirable residential areas. Stewart Terrace on Balcarres Street with an annexe off Bruce Street is less than 400 yards from Morningside Road, the thriving centre. Here you’ll discover a wealth of shops, cafes, restaurants and entertainment facilities, from traditional boutiques to larger stores including Marks & Spencer and Waitrose. Victorian architecture gives the area strong historical appeal. Balcarres Street and Morningside Road offer an excellent regular bus service to Edinburgh city centre and the surrounding areas with plenty of fantastic activities to enjoy. The stunning historic university city is a global tourist destination, surrounded by spectacular beaches, hills and other historic sites. From Edinburgh Castle to numerous restaurants, sports and leisure facilities, and famous arts festivals, this is the ideal retirement location with endless things to do.
Entrance Hall - Front door with spy hole leads to the large entrance hall – the 24-hour Tunstall emergency response pull cord system is conveniently situated here. Illuminated light switches, smoke detector, apartment security door entry system with intercom and emergency pull cord located in the hall. Doors lead to the living room, two bedrooms, main shower room, and a walk-in storage cupboard/airing cupboard with boiler.
Living Room - Large well designed lounge with a discreet Juliet balcony provides the maximum floor space for living and dining, with plenty of space for a dining table as well as sofas and TV. The additional side window, due to Flat 19’s corner position makes the most of afternoon and evening sunshine. Attractive wooded outlook towards historic, leafy hospital grounds. TV and telephone points. Two ceiling lights. Fitted carpets. Raised electric power sockets for ease of use. Double glazed doors lead onto a separate kitchen.
Kitchen - Fully fitted kitchen with tiled floor and additional drop-down surface and shelving. Stainless steel sink with lever taps. Built-in oven, ceramic hob with extractor hood and fitted integrated fridge and freezer. Mini counter-top dishwasher.
Bedroom One - Alternative dining room / study / spare bedroom. Ceiling lights. TV and phone point. Leafy outlook.
En Suite Shower Room - Spacious en suite shower room to master bedroom with large, accessible walk in shower, WC and vanity unit with sink and mirror above.
Bedroom Two - Spacious master bedroom with large walk-in wardrobe, as well as en suite shower room. Floor to ceiling opening double window. Ceiling lights. TV and phone point.
Shower Room - Fully tiled and fitted with suite comprising of walk-in shower, WC, vanity unit with sink and mirror above. Underfloor heating with individual thermostat.
Service Charge - • Cleaning of communal windows
• Electricity, heating, lighting and power to communal areas
• 24-hour emergency call system
• Upkeep of gardens and grounds
• Repairs and maintenance to the interior and exterior communal areas
• Contingency fund including internal and external redecoration of communal areas
• Buildings insurance
The service charge does not cover external costs such as your Council Tax, electricity or TV, but does include the cost of your House Manager, the 24-hour emergency call system, the heating and maintenance of all communal areas, exterior property maintenance and gardening. Find out more about service charges please contact your Property Consultant or House Manager.
The current Service Charge is £317.61 per month (£3,811.32 per annum) for the year ending 31/8/2024
Private Parking (Permit Scheme) - Parking is by allocated space subject to availability. The fee is currently £250 per annum, but may vary by development. Permits are available on a first come, first served basis. Please check with the House Manager on site for availability.
BrochuresStewart Terrace, 21 Balcarres Street, EdinburghEAC
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Stewart Terrace, 21 Balcarres Street, Edinburgh
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Slateford Station1.2 miles
- Haymarket Station1.4 miles
- Kingsknowe Station2.0 miles
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