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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Stantonmuir, 33 Gillespie Road, Spylaw, Edinburgh, EH13

Offers Over £1,995,000

Property Description

Key features

  • One of Edinburgh's finest homes
  • 6 impressive reception rooms
  • 4/5 generous bedrooms (4 en suite)
  • 1 bedroom flat with kitchen sitting room
  • Guest house with bedroom, sitting room & office
  • Garaging for 4 cars
  • Mature grounds of over 1 acre
  • Shed, bike store & greenhouse
  • Drive and parking sweep
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

One of the finest homes in Edinburgh, this impressive house is set within generous and mature grounds of just over an acre in a secluded position yet within easy reach of Colinton, the Airport and the City Centre. Stantonmuir provides bright, beautifully proportioned and well presented accommodation catering perfectly for both entertaining and modern family living.


Stantonmuir is located in Spylaw, just above the village of Colinton, which originated around the ford crossing over the Water of Leith. It has grown over the years to become one of the city's most prestigious suburbs with some of Edinburgh's most exclusive and fine family homes, set in large mature gardens. It retains its village ambience yet provides an excellent range of local shopping facilities and services. First class schools in the area include Merchiston Castle, George Watson's College and George Heriot's School while slightly further afield are The Erskine Stewart's Melville Schools, St George's School for Girls, The Edinburgh Academy and Fettes College, several of which provide a school bus service from Colinton Village while the others are easily reached using the several local bus routes. There are delightful walks on the Pentland Hills and Braid Hills as well as along the leafy banks of the Water of Leith accessed from Colinton Dell. There is direct access to the cycle paths and walkways of Colinton Dell which lead from Leith to Balerno. Further recreational facilities include several public and private golf courses, tennis courts and the nearby ski slope at Hillend. There is a regular bus service into the city and easy access to the City Bypass providing links to Edinburgh International Airport, central Scotland's motorway network and a variety out of town retail parks.


Main House
Set in a secluded position, off a private cul-de-sac, Stantonmuir, built in 1995, is a particularly impressive house approached via a private tree lined driveway with substantial gates opening to a broad parking sweep.

Internally the property is beautifully presented, flawlessly combining bespoke fixtures and fittings such as a Clive Christian kitchen, high specification Lutron lighting designed by Peter Jahn, striking oak and limestone flooring and an integrated closed circuit television system with period features including Adam fireplaces, elegant panelling and delicate cornicing.
The impressive oak front door opens to a broad entrance vestibule leading to the welcoming double height panelled reception hall from where the stair rises to the upper floor. The hall benefits from plenty of light and a view through the elegant drawing room to the garden.

The wonderful kitchen has been recently re-fitted by Clive Christian and features a 5 door Aga with hot plate, Miele dishwasher and Imperial 2 ring gas hob. There is ample space for a dining room table for informal entertaining. Adjacent to the kitchen is a fitted utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and double sink as well as a two further integrated fridges and freezers and cloaks storage. From here there is access to one of the two garages and the back staircase.

Overlooking the garden with spectacular floor to ceiling south facing astragal doors is a comfortable family room and garden room creating a superb space for entertaining. French doors open to a south facing deck which flows to the extensive terrace overlooking the lawn. There is also a study, a guest cloakroom with W.C. while a turned stair rises to the galleried landing with glass balustrade. The generous master bedroom suite occupies the east wing and has a recently refitted en suite bathroom with views of the garden, an additional en suite steam shower room and a spacious dressing room with heated wardrobes. There are two additional double bedrooms which also benefit from fitted wardrobes and en suite bathrooms both with access to the terrace. There is a further double bedroom with en suite bathroom, dressing room and private terrace which provides access to the minstrel's gallery. A substantial room, currently a games room, would make a superb fifth bedroom or multimedia room. To the east of the house there is a large mezzanine currently in use as a gym, while the family room beneath has a swimming lane underneath which requires to be completed. There is also extensive floored attic storage space.

Granny Flat
Currently an independent apartment but with the potential to be integrated into the main house, is a delightful one bedroom flat with entrance vestibule, open plan Clive Christian fitted kitchen/sitting room, bedroom, bathroom and direct access to the terrace and garden beyond.

Guest House
To the rear of the garden is a spacious two storey guest house with flexible accommodation currently including a heated double garage with kitchenette, office, open plan bedroom/sitting room, and shower room.

Gardens and Grounds
Stantonmuir is set in generous and mature grounds of just over an acre incorporating an exceptional south facing deck and terrace, formal lawn, a contemporary greenhouse, with a wide variety of established trees and shrubs and a selection of herbaceous beds providing extensive colour and privacy. To the south of the lawn there is an extensive wooded area providing a high level of privacy and potential for further development subject to the necessary consents. To the side of the house is a delightful pergola leading to a large storage shed and separate bike shed beyond which is a boiler room.

Fixtures and Fittings
All light fixtures and fittings and fitted carpets and curtains are included within the sale price. Other items specifically mentioned in the Particulars of Sale are also included.

The property benefits from Mains Gas, Electric and Drainage connections.

Vacant possession.

By arrangement.

Viewing is strictly by prior appointment with the joint Selling Agents, Ballantynes and Savills. Prior to making an appointment to view, Ballantynes and Savills strongly recommend that you discuss any particular points which are likely to affect your interest in the property with a member of staff who has seen the property.

Closing Date
A closing date by which offers must be submitted may be fixed later. Anyone who has informed the Selling Agents in writing that they intend to make an offer will be sent a letter drawing their attention to the Closing Date.

Council tax
Stantonmuir - Council Tax Band H

Square Footage: 7,778 sq ft

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Added on Rightmove:
15 September 2016

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