12 Mid Steil, Edinburgh, EH10 5XB
The Steils forms a popular, sought after residential development to the south of the city, in Greenbank, between Morningside and Craiglockhart. Built on the site of a former workhouse, the expansive area is both green and peaceful comprising both flats within attractive original Victorian refurbished stone buildings as well as newer build flats and townhouses within a beautifully landscaped area. 12 Mid Steil is one such townhouse in an excellent westerly spot overlooking an established communal garden and enjoying all the benefits of this tranquil setting.
With four/five bedrooms and bath/shower rooms as well as double garage parking, a private south westerly garden with an outdoor dining area to the front, beautiful views from the top floor, it would be an ideal residence for anyone seeking a secluded and peaceful family home with relatively low maintenance yet in a central location, only fifteen minutes’ walk to the cafes and shops of Morningside.
The property also benefits from superfast Broadband.
Director Residential Sales
Property Details & Description
Entrance vestibule, hall, two x hall cupboards, kitchen, living room/ dining room. WC
Lower Ground Floor
Utility Room. Study /Double bedroom 4. WC. Access to garage
3 double bedrooms (two of which have ensuite bath/shower room)
Studio/ Bedroom Suite with ensuite wet room. Storage Cupboard
Front westerly garden with paved dining area
Double Garage to the rear
Entry to the townhouse is via a wrought iron garden gate, private garden with steps and wrought iron handrail up to the front door.
The double white painted front door leads via a vestibule with a storage cupboard and glass paned door into the carpeted hall.
Immediately on the left is the kitchen.
The contemporary kitchen with its westerly bay window is a bright room with all the conveniences of a practical and quality kitchen. There are a selection of white cupboards and pan drawers on one wall with induction hob cooker, extractor as well as a wall mounted oven, separate microwave and integrated dishwasher. A black speckled granite top with integrated sink and draining board together with neutral coloured tiled floor gives the kitchen a stylish feel. On the opposite side are more under worktop cupboards as well as a breakfast area with a roll down stainless steel cover to keep everything tidied away. There are more cupboards on the opposite wall and the dining table sits in the heart of the bay giving a really light filled area in which to sit. Panelled glass doors lead to the dining room.
From the hall you enter the spacious living room with multiple windows and full length double panelled glass doors opening onto a Juliet balcony to the rear. There is an attractive classic fireplace with a grey marble mantle and hearth and gas fire. The living room leads round to the dining room through a wide arch giving both privacy and separation for dining as well as a good open feel.
Useful cloakroom on the ground floor with neutral sanitary ware and tiled flooring.
Lower Ground Floor
Bedroom 4 /study/gym
The timber carpeted staircase descends to the lower ground Floor. This is in fact on ground level below a raised ground floor accessible from stairs externally. Therein is bedroom 4, currently used as a study but flexible and could be used as a gym. A bright double bedroom with a bay window.
There is also a really good sized utility room with more useful cupboards both wall mounted and under worktop as well as an additional sink and draining board, washing machine and dryer.
There is a further useful cloakroom/wc on this level. Cream sanitary ware and extractor.
Doors to front and garage
There is entry from here to the spacious and practical double garage with electronically operated doors as well as a door to the front at ground level.
The staircase ascends to the first floor where there are three double bedrooms and bath/shower rooms.
Principal Bedroom and ensuite bathroom
This spacious double bedroom is to the rear of the property and is a light room with sliding double wardrobes and its own super ensuite bathroom, recently installed. All bedrooms on the first floor are carpeted.
The contemporary bathroom with its large white and aqua tiling has a really luxurious feel. There is a bath with a glazed window above as well as a separate walk in shower with a drench shower as well as a hand held shower appliance. With neutral flooring, Duravit sanitary ware, heated towel rail and tiling both on walls and floor, it really does have the wow factor.
Good sized bathroom with cream sanitary ware, neutral flooring, bath with hand held/fixed appliance and glass screen. Tiled shelving for display. Mirror with light above and extractor.
Bedroom Two and ensuite shower room
Light west facing double bedroom to the front of the property. Double walk in wardrobe with plenty of hanging space and shelving above. There is an ensuite wet room with shower. White tiles as well as mosaic style floor tiles and a mixture of blue and white wall tiles. Mirror and heated towel rail.
Compact double bedroom facing west. Double wardrobe with sliding doors, ample hanging space and shelving above.
A relatively recent addition to the property and giving extra light to the first floor, as well as creating a really flexible, light and spacious top floor, is the conversion of the former attic into this area. An open timber staircase leads to the top which is bathed in light from multiple Velux windows. There is a generous storage cupboard at the top of the stairs with a hatch to the attic with ample further storage and another door which leads to a really great room, which has been used as an art studio and a bedroom. It has Velux windows on either side, to the West and East as well as the original window which gives great views to the Braid Hills and in the distance to Salisbury Crags. With its light stripped timber floor throughout, there is a clean feel and there are definitely further options with this floor for a splitting into two if desired. Large double wooden wardrobe to be included in the sale.
There is another good and practical wet room with its own Velux, the same mosaic tiles as in other shower rooms, giving a uniform feel and consistency. The timber door with its frosted glazed panels also allows light in. There are great views from here too.
The property benefits from its own west facing private front garden with a sunken area to the left of the front door which provides an excellent space for outdoor dining. There are mature plants and borders to the sides giving privacy and greenery and providing a really pleasant outdoor space but with low maintenance.
To the rear of the property is the double garage which also houses the boiler. Access to this is also via the lower ground floor.
There is a useful lock up shed to the front of the property
The exclusive Greenbank area of Edinburgh lies south of the city centre, midway between Morningside and Craiglockhart. Morningside with its bars, restaurants, theatres and cinemas and Craiglockhart with it Sports/tennis centre as well as Merchants Golf Course close by.
Morningside is well served by local amenities including a post office, medical centre, banks and a Waitrose supermarket and Marks & Spencer Food Hall. In addition, Morningside Road offers a variety of artisan cafes, specialist independent shops, delis, restaurants and bars. As mentioned, it also benefits from plenty of entertainment options including the Dominion, a popular independent cinema, The Church Hill and The Kings theatres. There are plenty of leisure facilities in Morningside area too such as The Braid Tennis Club, Commonwealth Pool, and Midlothian Ski Centre.
There are plenty leafy green spaces nearby including The Hermitage of Braid, Braidburn Valley Park, Blackford Hill and The Meadows. Furthermore, there are hiking and cycling trails in the spectacular Pentland Hills Regional Park just a short drive away. The property falls into the catchment area for South Morningside Primary School and Boroughmuir High School with private schooling available nearby at George Watsons College, Merchiston Castle School and George Heriot’s School.
An efficient public transport system operates to most parts of the city and surrounding areas.
The property is well connected to Edinburgh city centre by regular bus services that run along Morningside Road. The cosmopolitan capital city, with its business, financial and entertainment districts, offers plenty of bars, restaurants, art galleries, museums, theatres and historic attractions. The city boasts a wide and varied shopping experience with designer stores along George Street and Multrees Walk, a Harvey Nichols and John Lewis department store and the new St James Centre opening later this year.
The property lies only short drive from the City Bypass allowing easy access to Edinburgh Airport and connections to all the main routes across Scotland with the M8 to Glasgow, the M90 motorway to the north and the A1 to East Lothian.
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, drainage, gas and electricity.
Council Tax Band Category:
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.