4 bedroom detached house for saleColinton Dell, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH14
- 0.25 Acre wrap-around plot
- Sauna / Shower Room
- Rear access
- Ground floor cloakroom
- 0.25 Acre wrap-around plot
- Good level parking
- Ground floor WC/Utility
- Tucked-away location
- Family Bathroom
Included within the sale is a substantial two story Stable Block currently being used as a store and workshops. This building has a waterwheel affixed to one of its gables which is powered by the Mill lade. The wheel is currently under refurbishment. It may be possible to convert this building into a separate house or offices. It could stay as workshops and a store however, with little work it could be used as a stable and loft. Horse riding paths are located nearby.
Originally the cottage consisted of two small cottages and a Mill Managers cottage which the current owner converted into a single cottage in 1985.
The cottage runs approximately South to North and parallel to a picturesque city river known as the Water of Lieth. For the purpose of description these North South bearings are relied upon.
The cottage and stable block sit within their own land consisting of two cobbled yards, one smaller yard to the front of the cottage or the East side and one larger yard to the North end. The larger yard is ringed by a stone wall which separates the property from the adjoining Redhall Mill House. The Water of Lieth serves as the Eastern border of the larger yard. The mill lade and its associated wall serve as the boundary to the smaller yard. To give some idea of the size of these yards 6 vehicles could be easily parked in the front yard and at least 12 in the North yard.
The South end of the cottage consists is of a self-contained nature featuring a kitchen / diner living room with a stone built log burning fireplace. A set of double glazed patio windows lead out to a terrace which looks directly overlooks the Water of Lieth and the full extent of the rear of the cottage. Within the room is a pitch pine staircase leading to an upstairs double bedroom.
Adjoining this room is a utility room with recessed washing machines, a shower and WC. A spiral staircase located within this room which climbs to a double bedroom with a further recessed single bed space. Adjoining this room by a corridor is a further double bedroom. Friends of the owner currently occupy the Southern end of the cottage but will vacate the property upon it being sold.
The Northern end of the cottage is entered by either a central door or a door into the kitchen / utility room. There is a rear or Western door which leads into a sun lounge which again overlooks the Water of Lieth. Off the entry hall is a bathroom consisting of coloured W.C., Bath and Instant Shower. Bath water is provided by an electric emersion heater.
Next to the bathroom is a substantial main living room again with a large stone built log burning fireplace. A set of French windows leads to the sun lounge as mentioned. Within the living room is a timber staircase leading to a double bedroom, a Sauna and a large unfinished area where a shaped bath, Shower, WC and Bidet were planned. The double bedroom is fully functional and features two large Velux windows that overlook the Water of Lieth.
It must be mentioned here that where the West side of the cottage runs virtually parallel to the Water of Lieth the whole landscape adjoining the river on its West side is heavily wooded and there is no view of the cottage from the Colinton Dell Walkway or the properties situated on the Lanark Road which is, as the Crow flies, approximately one quarter of Mile from the cottage. Road noise from the Lanark Road is virtually non-existent.
The kitchen is basic as the owner is a bachelor with basic needs. The kitchen although functional does require refurbishment. However, there is a separated area for washing and drying machines from which area there is a glazed door leading to the front courtyard.
The cottage is habitable but requires a general overhaul which the owner simply cannot undertake at this time owed to suffering a rare but incurable cancer. Never the less this cottage offers a unique opportunity for a serious buyer/s to create one of the most desirable homes on the West side of Edinburgh.
Redhall Mill Cottage is located within one of the most idylic landscapes within the City of Edinburgh. To say it is the 'Country in the City' would be an understatement.
With historical links to many bygone riverside mills it lies in the heart of Robert Louis Stevenson country the famous writer having been raised in the manse house of Colinton Parish Church one of oldest churches in Edinburgh. Indeed many of the names and places used in Stevensons literary works are derived from people and places domicile or situated in the Colinton Village area. Colinton Village is an easy five minutes walk from the cottage using the historical and well known Colinton Dell Walkway. However, the Colinton walkway does not directly pass the cottage which is located within the Redhall Mill complex and completely private. Redhall Mill building was converted into two houses in the mid eighties. Each house has its own land and private parking.
The Cottage sits within the heavily wooded, leafy and aromatic Colinton Dell and is gently brushed by the Water of Leith. Indeed one could fish from the comfort of ones own property if one was of a mind to do so. As to the local wildlife Deer and Badgers are frequent visitors along with countless families of Birds.
As to the properties actual location it is fifteen minutes drive to Edinburgh Airport and outwith the rush hour only fifteen minutes from Edinburgh city centre.
Although sounding somewhat remote this is not the case as there are two nearby medical practices, excellent local schools, a well established boarding school, a technical college, a supermarket and two local Post Offices all within walking distance of the Cottage.
The seller apologises for the fact that Google Earth inadvertently shows a 40 Foot Shipping Container as Katesmill Road. The container is a temporary feature and is in fact being used by the local squash club as a store while refurbishment work is being carried out within the Squash Club. The club and the Container in question are in close proximity to Katesmill Road which is only few metres from the container. Google earth also show the Squash Club as the location of Redhall Mill Cottage when in fact the cottage is circa 500 metres down from the Squash Club (or South from the club when looking at the map) and lies between what appears to be two rivers. The larger of the two is in fact the Water of Lieth and the smaller is the erstwhile mill lade which was used to power both Redhall Mill and Kates mill. The seller has added some additional photographs which delineate the termination of Katesmill Road.
Good level parking
Private back garden
Separate dining room
Off street parking
Possibility to extend (Subject to planning)
Off road parking
Lots of storage space
Excellent Transport links to London
Semi Open Plan Kitchen
Cosy cottage low ceilings
Solid fuel open fire
Wooden double glazed windows
Built in BBQ
Outskirts of town
Close to local shops
Close to transport links
Double height, split level,living/dining/kitchen
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)
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