12 Essex Brae, Barnton, Edinburgh, EH4 6LN


Situated on an extensive and tranquil corner site, this beautifully presented detached family home is located in the much sought-after leafy suburb of Barnton, five miles north-west of Edinburgh city centre.

The well-proportioned, three-bedroom house provides spacious accommodation over two floors with a beautiful conservatory and enchanting mature landscaped garden.

The immaculately presented property sits back from a peaceful road and is within walking distance of the River Almond and the charming historic village of Cramond that lies on the Firth of Forth shorefront.  There are plenty of scenic cycle paths and walking trails nearby as well as a wide range of local amenities and excellent schools.

Maria Ponte

Senior Sales Negotiator

James Whitson 

 Director Edinburgh Sales


Property Details & Description

Ground Floor

Entrance Vestibule, Reception Hall, Drawing Room, Conservatory/Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen-Breakfast Room, Double Bedroom Three & En-suite Shower Room, Utility Cupboard, Back Door to Garden, Hall WC Room, Hall Cloakroom Cupboard with Access to Under Stair Storage


First Floor

Landing, Master Bedroom & En-suite Shower Room, Basin & WC, Double Bedroom Two, Family Bathroom with Bath, Basin & WC


Outside Space

Driveway with Parking for Two Vehicles, Single Integrated Garage, Landscaped Front Garden, Extensive Rear Garden with Lawn, Ornamental Rockeries, Mature Trees, Floral Planting & Shrubbery, Greenhouse, Stone Paved Seating Area, Garden Accessed from the House and Two Side Pathways



Essex Brae is situated in Barnton, a popular and peaceful residential area lying five miles to the north west of Edinburgh’s city centre. The area is well served by a range of excellent local amenities including a Post Office and Scotmid on Whitehouse Loan Road and a Tesco at Davidson’s Mains. There are larger supermarkets at the Craigleith Retail Park and Gyle Shopping Centre just a short drive away.


There are a variety of recreational facilities within easy reach including Barnton Park Lawn Tennis Club, The Royal Burgess and The Bruntsfield Links golf courses and a David Lloyd Fitness Centre in Corstorphine. In close proximity, there are some lovely walks to be enjoyed at Lauriston Castle and along the River Almond footpath to the picturesque historic village of Cramond and the Firth of Forth waterfront. There are also walking and cycling trails through the Dalmeny Estate to South Queensferry.

The area is popular with families and offers a selection of highly regarded schools nearby. It falls into the catchment area of Cramond Primary School and the Royal High School; with private schooling options including the nearby Cargilfield Prep School, Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools (ESMS), Fettes College and St George’s School for Girls in close proximity.


There are excellent bus and road links from Barnton to the city centre as well as cycle links. It is also situated within easy reach of Edinburgh International Airport, the City ByPass that links into the Central Scotland motorway network well as the A1 to East Lothian. It is also just over two miles to Dalmeny Train Station and just a little further is the Queensferry Crossing that spans the Firth of Forth.   




Ground Floor:

  • An entrance vestibule opens into the welcoming wood-floored hall and accesses both the formal reception and dining room. To the right of the front door is the spacious sitting room benefitting from a feature fireplace with a marble surround and gas coal-effect fire as well as dual aspect windows offering lovely views of both the front and back garden. The cream-carpeted elegant room leads into a generously sized conservatory that is the perfect place for both relaxing and entertaining as well as having direct access to the garden.  To the left of the entrance hall is the formal dining room that overlooks the lawned front garden and connects to the kitchen through an open archway. Enjoying delightful garden views, the kitchen features an integrated electric oven, dish washer, sink, fridge/freezer, base and wall mounted storage cupboards. Steps lead down from the kitchen to small hall with a utility cupboard housing the washing machine and dryer. There is also a door that leads out to the back garden. Also on this level is a large double bedroom with a fitted wardrobe and an en-suite shower room.  In the entrance hall there is also a WC room as well as a deep cloakroom cupboard from which you can access further under stair storage.


First Floor:

  • A carpeted staircase leads up from the hall past the large floor-to-ceiling window that allows plenty of natural light to flood in.   Accessed off the large first floor landing is the beautifully presented master bedroom that benefits from dual aspect windows and a fitted double wardrobe providing ample storage. The spacious bedroom enjoys an en-suite shower room with a basin and WC. There is a further good sized double bedroom with a large, fitted wardrobe, access to loft storage and views over the side of the property. Between the two well-appointed double bedrooms there is a family bathroom with inset bath with decorative tiling, a wash basin & WC.


Outside Space:

  • Externally, the house is set back from the quiet road behind a low-level wall. The attractive lawned garden to the front of the property features two impressive beech trees.  There is a gravel parking area to the front providing off street parking for two vehicles and a single integrated garage. There is a lovely secluded and private mature garden to the rear of the property with enchanting pathways and stepping stones, ornamental rockeries and a stone paved sitting area. The well-maintained enclosed garden is accessed by two side pathways and features mature trees, leafy shrubbery, colourful floral planting and a greenhouse. 

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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, gas and electricity, broadband, telephone (subject to telephone providers’ regulations.)


 EH4 6LN



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 June 2021 – First Issue