11 Munro Drive, Colinton, Edinburgh EH13 OEG 


Standing in the foothills of the majestic Pentland Hills, 11 Munro Drive is a rare opportunity to buy a property with a modernist extension designed by a noted Scottish architect.

Sitting on a third-of-an-acre plot in leafy Colinton, the unique property offers a rare opportunity to acquire a three-bedroomed property with a 1960s modernist extension designed by John Lamb Paterson, who won a RIBA Gold Medal for Architecture and was a former Principal of Edinburgh College of Art.

Located in one of the city’s most highly desirable residential addresses, the detached family home offers spacious accommodation over one level with the modernist extension incorporating the sitting room, cloakroom and car port.  With minimalist interiors, this is an excellent opportunity, and provides a blank canvas, for a potential buyer to create a stylish modern family home.

The property is situated on a peaceful road within walking distance of the charming historic village of Colinton, noted for its community spirit, excellent local schools and extensive range of local amenities whilst Edinburgh city centre is less than four miles away.

Brodie Ballentine

Sales Negotiator


Property Details & Description



Ground Floor

Entrance Hallway, Cloakroom & WC Room, Kitchen-Dining Room, Principal Double Bedroom, Double Bedroom Two, Double Bedroom Three, Bathroom with Bath, Wash Basin & WC, Two Landing Storage Cupboards, Extensive Loft Space, Boiler Room & Front Garden Access, Sitting Room with Garden Access, Gas Central Heating


Outdoor Space

 Car Port, Private Driveway for Three Vehicles, Additional Car Parking Space in Front Garden, Landscaped Front Garden with Mature Trees, Floral Beds & Evergreen Shrubbery, Hedge-Enclosed Secluded Back Garden with Large Expanse of Lawn, Mature Trees, Patio,

Terrace & Sandpit





Ground Floor


  • Entry to the property is through the covered car port at the front of the property. The front door opens into the spacious entrance hall which leads to both the sitting room and cloakroom, all areas form part of the modernist extension.

  • The sitting room has two walls with floor-to-ceiling windows allowing natural light to flood into this minimally furnished room that enjoys wonderful views of the lawned garden to the rear of the property. One window wall incorporates sliding doors which open out onto the stone terrace and the garden.

  • Directly opposite from the front door is a cloakroom with a separate WC room.

  • Kitchen-Dining Room: To the right of the front door is the open plan kitchen-dining room. The kitchen boasts two large windows that frame the lovely views of the garden.  In terms of integrated kitchen appliances, there is a NEFF washing machine, Siemens electric hob and oven and Gaggenau fridge.  In addition to a one-person breakfast counter in the kitchen, the open plan room offers a large space for a dining table and chairs.  There is a kitchen storage cupboard for rubbish and recycling that can also be accessed from the car port.  There also three additional storage and utility cupboards.

  • There are three double bedrooms and one bathroom, all accessed off an internal hall

  • The generously sized principal double bedroom has a lovely dual aspect of both the back and side garden, a large, fitted wardrobe and a vanity table

  • Bedroom Two is also a good size with views over the side of the property and has a large fitted double wardrobe

  • Bedroom Three overlooks the pretty landscaped front garden and has a fitted wardrobe

  • The original front entrance vestibule houses the boiler and there is door access to the front garden

  • The family bathroom has a sky light, bath with hand shower appliance, wash basin, towel rail & WC.

  • There are two large storage cupboards in the hall landing as well as ladder access to an extensive loft area


Outside Space

  • A private driveaway with room for several cars leads up to the covered car port and the front door entrance. There is an additional car parking space on the opposing side of the front garden as well as gate access to the back garden. The lovely well-maintained front garden has a lawned area, mature trees, floral beds and evergreen shrubbery. The hedge-enclosed peaceful south-facing garden to the rear of the property features a large expanse of lawn and several mature trees. There is a sand pit, terrace and a patio area that is an ideal spot for al fresco dining.




Munro Drive is situated in the leafy and desirable residential suburb of Colinton and lies under four miles southwest of Edinburgh city centre. Dating back to the 11th century, the historic Colinton Village has a strong community spirit as well as offering a full range of local amenities including a medical centre, post office, library, chemist, a Co-op store, several cafes and restaurants, two local churches and Colinton Lawn Tennis Club.

The picturesque Colinton Dell, Dreghorn Woods, Spylaw Park as well as the Water of Leith walkway and cycle path are all easily accessible. Close to the property is a public footpath that gives access to the many hiking and cycling trails in the stunning Pentland Hills Regional Park.

There are plenty of leisure facilities in the vicinity such as Craiglockhart Leisure and Tennis Centre, Swanston and Mortonhall golf courses and the Midlothian Ski Centre at Hillend.

The area is also well catered for in terms of supermarkets with a Co-op in Colinton Village, a large Tesco superstore just a short drive away and larger retail parks at The Gyle, Straiton and Hermiston Gait slightly further afield.

The area is well served with local schooling at Colinton Village Nursery, Bonaly Primary, Colinton Primary, Firrhill High School, while private schooling options are available including Merchiston Castle School and George Watson’s College.

It is well served by public transport with the frequent bus services connecting Colinton to the cosmopolitan city centre with its financial, business and entertainment districts, world-class museums and historic attractions.  The designer stores of Multrees Walk and Harvey Nichols, a John Lewis department store and the recently opened St James Quarter, an upmarket retail, leisure and residential development, are all located to the east of Princes Street, the main city thoroughfare.

The property lies only a short drive from the City ByPass allowing easy access to Edinburgh Airport and onward connections to the Central Scotland motorway network.

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General Remarks:


Proof and Source of Funds / Anti Money Laundering

Under the HMRC Anti Money Laundering legislation all offers to purchase a property on a cash basis or subject to mortgage require evidence of source of funds. This may include evidence of bank statements/funding source, mortgage or confirmation from a solicitor the purchaser has the funds to conclude the transaction. All individuals involved in the transaction are required to produce proof of identity and proof of address. This is acceptable either as original or certified documents.


Fixtures and Fittings:

Only appliances specifically mentioned in the sales particulars are included in the sale price. In all other aspects the treatment of fixtures and fittings within the relevant Conveyancing Standard Clauses apply.



Gas central heating, mains water, electricity, BT telephone line







Council Tax Band Category:  G





By appointment through Rettie & Co, 11 Wemyss Place, Edinburgh EH3 6DH. Tel: 0131 220 4160.




1. The property is sold with all faults and defects, whether of condition or otherwise and neither the seller nor Rettie & Co, the selling agent, are responsible for such faults and defects, nor for any statement contained in the particulars of the property prepared by the said agent.


2. The Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to acknowledge that he has not entered into contract in reliance on the said statements, that he has satisfied himself as to the content of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise and that no warranty or representation has been made by the seller or the said agents in relation to or in connection with the property.


3.  Any error, omission or mis-statement in any of the said statements shall not entitle the purchaser(s) to rescind or to be discharged from this contract, nor entitle either party to compensation or damages nor in any circumstances to give either party any cause for action.



Particulars prepared August 2021 – First Issue