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Ettrick Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian








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Exceptionally large and imposing B-listed Victorian villa which boasts one of most coveted and affluent residential addresses in the city’s South Side. Situated on a peaceful leafy street within the Merchiston Conservation Area, the substantial detached family home offers spacious and versatile accommodation arranged over three floors including seven bedrooms, two formal reception rooms and a free-flowing living-dining-kitchen-conservatory space that opens out to a wonderful private rear garden.

The grey sandstone property is of huge architectural significance having been originally built as a private family home in the late 1860s and then, subsequently, becoming the home to St Denis & Cranley, a private girl’s school, for five decades during the 20th century. The house shares a similar design to only four other properties in Merchiston with all featuring pink granite entrance pillars, elaborate French-styled ceiling plasterwork and a minstrels’ gallery.

Of particular design note at 1 Ettrick Road is the impressive oak-wood central staircase backed by the magnificent stained-glass window that features scenes from the four seasons. The house was featured in an article on outstanding Edinburgh architecture in a National Trust publication.

Spanning nearly 8,500 square feet, the property boasts a wealth of period features including original fireplaces, sash and case windows, oak-wood flooring, ornate cornicework and decorative friezes. Despite the feeling of a large country house, the property lies within walking distance of a wide range of excellent local amenities, restaurants, cafes and shops in Bruntsfield and Morningside and several well-regarded schools. It is well positioned for public transport to the city centre, that lies less than two miles away, whilst the city bypass that accesses Edinburgh International Airport and Scotland’s main motorway routes is within easy reach.

Summary of Accommodation

Ground Floor
Entrance Vestibule, Study-Library, Formal Dining Room, Cloakroom & WC Room, Music Room, Open Plan Living-Kitchen-Dining Space, Conservatory & Access to Rear Garden, Under Stair Storage, Utility Room, WC, Workroom, Door Access to Garage & Rear Garden

First Floor
Formal Drawing Room, Principal Bedroom with Ensuite Bathroom & Dressing Room, Bedroom 2

Mezzanine Floor
Bedroom 3 with Ensuite Bathroom & Sitting Room, Two Further Bedrooms, Bathroom,
Separate Stair Access to Rear of the House

Second Floor
Entertainment/Billiards/Playroom, Bedrooms 6 & 7, Bathroom, WC Room

Outside Space
Front Garden with Extensive Paved Parking, Side Paved Driveway, Integrated Double Garage with Door Access to House and Rear Garden
Well-Established Garden to the Rear of the Property with Lawn, Mature Trees, Floral Planting & Decked Dining Area, Additional Dining Area Outside Conservatory, Side Pathway from Rear Garden to Front of the House.

Council Tax Band: H
Tenure: Freehold

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EPC Rating: D
Council Tax Band: H

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Band: H

Ettrick Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian


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  • Haymarket Station0.8 miles
  • Slateford Station1.0 miles
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station1.7 miles
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Rettie, Edinburgh
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