17 West Carnethy Avenue, Edinburgh, EH13 OED


Standing in the foothills of The Pentlands, this beautifully presented detached family home is situated in the much sought-after leafy suburb of Colinton, less than four miles south-west of Edinburgh city centre.

The well-proportioned and substantial four-bedroom property provides spacious accommodation over two floors with noteworthy highlights including the stunning master bedroom sun terrace, the games room with a full-sized billiard table and the open plan kitchen-dining room with adjoining conservatory that spills out to the pretty paved patio with several seating areas.

 Another property highlight is the large, secluded south-facing landscaped garden with extensive lawns, mature trees and floral borders at both the front, side and rear of the property.

The impressive property sits on a tranquil corner site on a private road within walking distance of the Pentland Hills and the charming historic village of Colinton, noted for its community spirit, excellent local schools and an extensive range of local amenities.

Situated in the Colinton Conservation Area, there are plenty of lovely walks and cycle paths nearby in the picturesque Colinton Dell, Spylaw Park, the Water of Leith and The Pentland Hills Regional Park.

Maria Ponte

Senior Sales Negotiator

James Whitson 

 Director Edinburgh Sales


Property Details & Description

Summary of Accommodation


Ground Floor

Entrance Vestibule, Hall, Hall Storage Cupboard, Sitting Room, Home Office/Study, Double Bedroom with En-suite Shower Room, WC & Basin, Formal Dining Room, WC Room, Open Plan Kitchen-Dining Room, Conservatory, Utility Room/Cloakroom with Sink, Access to Back Door


First Floor

Master Bedroom with En-suite Bathroom with Bath, Shower Cubicle, Twin Basin, WC, Landing with Loft Access via Ramsay Ladder, Two Further Double Bedrooms, Family Bathroom with Bath & Overhead Shower, WC & Basin, Hatch Access to Additional Attic Storage, Billiards/Games Room with Linen & Storage Cupboard


Outside Space

Large Private Driveaway with Ample Parking, Single Garage, Extensive Lawn and Mature Trees, Shrubbery & Plants to the Rear and Side of the Property with Several Patio Seating Areas. Landscaped Garden to the Front of the Property




Ground Floor


Bordered by colourful flower beds, a pretty stone pathway curves up from the private road through the front garden to the entrance of the white-gabled property. A tiled entrance vestibule opens into a large welcoming hall which features an under-stair storage cupboard. The hall gives access to the main reception rooms with the generously sized sitting room to the right as you enter. This elegant and light-filled room benefits from dual aspect windows that overlook both the front and back garden. The immaculately presented room features two separate seating areas, a working gas fire with decorative wood mantelpiece and French doors that open out to the paved patio area in the garden to the rear of the property. From the sitting room you access the handsome wood-paneled home office/study featuring wood flooring, two bespoke in-built cupboards and a working fire with decorative wood mantelpiece.  There is a wonderful in-built window seat that sits under the bay window offering views of the lovely garden. To the left-hand side of the hall, there is a well-dressed guest double bedroom with a dressing room area and an en-suite bathroom whilst next door to this is the formal dining room.

A corridor leads from the hall past a downstairs WC room to the large open plan kitchen-dining room which also has a separate back entrance accessed from the side of the property through the utility/cloak room. The spacious and light-filled kitchen, dining and entertaining space has a central island with plenty of base storage. The well-equipped kitchen features black granite counter tops, a Toledo Rangemaster with an electric double oven, a warming plate and a 5-ring gas hob. It also has an integrated wine storage unit, Bosch dishwasher and fridge as well as base and mounted storage cupboards and drawers. This modern kitchen extension also includes a lovely conservatory offering views of the garden as well as French doors that open out on to a wrap-around patio with several seating areas.

First Floor

A carpeted staircase leads you up past a large feature window that floods both floors with an abundance of natural light to a small half landing where the staircase divides with one accessing the master bedroom and two further good- sized double bedrooms with in-built wardrobes and the other to the games room and family bathroom.  The well-presented master bedroom benefits from French doors that open out on to a spectacular clematis-draped sun terrace offering stunning views out across the garden to the Pentland Hills beyond. The light and spacious room also features a wall of integrated wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom with a bath, shower and double wash basin as well as a separate door to the landing. The second staircase leads up to a family bathroom and the large games room where a full-sized billiard table takes centre stage.

Outside Space

The property sits within nearly half an acre of secluded and beautifully landscaped south and west-facing gardens that have been maintained to an exceptionally high standard.  The peaceful gardens are packed with colourful flowers, leafy shrubbery and mature trees including an exotic Cordyline tree, apple and plum trees, rhododendrons, floral borders and a well-established vegetable patch. There is a wrap -round paved patio bordering the rear of the house that provides plenty of areas for relaxing and entertaining with a flight of stone steps that lead up to the large expanse of lawn.



17 West Carnethy Avenue is situated in the highly desirable residential area of Colinton that lies just 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.


Colinton Dell, Dreghorn Woods, Spylaw Park and the Water of Leith walkway and cycle path are all easily accessible. Close by to the property, a public footpath 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 superstores, with both Tesco and Sainsbury’s superstores just a short drive away and larger retail parks at The Gyle, Straiton and Hermiston Gait within easy reach.


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 new St James Quarter retail, leisure and residential development (opening this summer) can all be found in the city centre.


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.


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.



There is a 5m strip of ground within the West boundary fence that is owned by the Merchant Company. The property has use of this strip "during the pleasure of" The Merchant Company. This has been the case for 67 years.  No formal title to this area will be provided.  


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 (Virgin Media), telephone (Virgin Media - subject to telephone providers’ regulations.)






Council Tax Band Category:    H






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 May 2021– First Issue