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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Claremont House & Cottage, Leith Links, Edinburgh, EH6

Sold STC £950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Enchanting detached Georgian house
  • 2 / 3 reception rooms
  • Well appointed kitchen
  • 4 / 5 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Separate cottage:
  • Kitchen/ sitting room, bedroom & shower room
  • Parking sweep and garage
  • Extensive garden grounds
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Enchanting detached Georgian family house with separate cottage and beautiful grounds


Claremont House is located on Claremont Road, which extends south from Leith Links. The Links provide a superb open space and, according to local legend, are home to the first ever "international" golf match between Scotland and England in 1681. Leith has played a significant role in Scotland's history and is the maritime gateway to the capital city. Claremont House is situated approximately 2.5 miles to the North East of Edinburgh's city centre and has excellent road and public transport links both into town and out to the city bypass and East Lothian. Leith itself has changed dramatically in recent years, with a proliferation of exciting eateries, including Martin Wishart's and Tom Kitchin's Michelin-starred restaurants, many seafood specialists and plenty of cosy Scottish pubs. Ocean Terminal is nearby with a variety of stores, restaurants, a multi-screen cinema complex and the Royal Yacht Britannia moored alongside. The house falls within the catchment area for St Marys Roman Catholic Primary School and is well placed for access to Edinburgh Academy, Erskine Stewart's Melville Schools and Loretto.


Claremont House is an enchanting detached Georgian single storey house built in 1820. The property is Category B listed and offers spacious, comfortable and flexible family accommodation. Having been upgraded and sensitively extended by the current owners, it is beautifully presented throughout and caters perfectly for modern family living. Of particular note is the exceptional open plan kitchen and dining/living room as well as the elegant bay-windowed drawing room with beautiful period detail including a magnificent frieze. The accommodation flows exceptionally well and with windows on all four elevations as well as a charming cupola in the hall, there is an abundance of natural light throughout the day. In addition to the kitchen with dining extension and the drawing room there is a family living room/study which could be used as an additional bedroom, master bedroom with dressing room and luxury en suite bath and shower room, guest bedroom with en suite shower room, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom. There is excellent storage throughout as well as a cellar/study, wine cellar and extensive attic storage.

The house sits in exceptional walled grounds extending to approximately 0.6 acres with an extensive and mature garden to the north of the house. Here there are a range of mature plants, shrubs and trees offering privacy and an abundance of colour while there is an area of garden which has been recently landscaped to the south of the house extending from the superb modern extension. The driveway leads to the front of the house and has a parking sweep with ample parking for a number of cars.

In addition there is a garage and Claremont Cottage, formerly the stables, which have been converted into a high specification, self-contained one bedroom house. Currently the cottage is let for short term holidays and produces a good annual income, and it could also be used as an office or Granny annexe.

Fixtures & Fittings
All fitted floor coverings and white goods are included in the sale. The curtains and light fittings may be available by separate negotiation.

The property is Category B listed.

Home Report & Energy Performance.
A copy of the full Home Report and Energy Performance Certificate is available on request.

Strictly by appointment with Savills - 0131 247 3770.

To be by mutual agreement.

Offers must be submitted in Scottish legal terms to the Selling Agents. A closing date for offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the Selling Agents following inspection.

BF 71025010

Square Footage: 3,560 sq ft

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
09 June 2017

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