19 Wilton Road, Newington, EH16 5NX
Boasting an extensive corner site, 19 Wilton Road offers a unique opportunity to acquire a 1960s modernist property situated on a peaceful residential street of Victorian villas in the popular area of Newington. Not surprising then to learn that the name of the house is “Annasachd”, the Gaelic name for “rare”. This substantial detached property has a show-stopping open plan living-dining space that looks like it has come straight out of a 1960s Californian movie. Another unique interior design feature in this four-bedroom property is its internal Mediterranean-style inner paved courtyard garden with its decorative colonnade and central flower bed. In addition, the three-storey property enjoys well-maintained front and side gardens with lawn areas, mature trees and floral bedding. There is a wide private driveaway and a double garage.
Located in the city’s South Side and close to both Edinburgh University’s King’s Buildings and The Royal Infirmary, the property has spectacular skyline views of many of Edinburgh’s major landmarks from the first-floor landing. 19 Wilton Road offers excellent potential for buyers to create a wonderful, spacious, modern family home with flexible living and entertainment areas. Newington enjoys a wide choice of local amenities including comprehensive shopping at the Cameron Toll Centre. There are excellent recreational and leisure facilities nearby including the walking trails in Holyrood Park, Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Hill Nature Reserve.
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Property Details & Description
Vestibule, Open Plan Living-Dining Room, Conservatory, Cloak Room/W.C, Study, Kitchen/Family Dining with Larder & Several Large Storage Cupboards, Utility Room with Double Belfast Sink, Laundry Cupboard, Second Family Sitting Room/Fourth Bedroom/Self-Contained Flat with Separate Entrance, En-suite Bathroom with WC, Shower & Basin
Master Bedroom with Access to Roof Balcony, Two Fitted Double Wardrobes & Storage Cupboard, En-suite Bathroom with Bath, Shower, WC, Bidet & Basin, Access to Loft Storage, Second and Third Double Bedrooms each with Fitted Double Wardrobes, Family Bathroom with Bath, WC & Basin
Internal Walled Courtyard Garden with Covered Colonnade, Landscaped Front Garden & Side Garden with lawn, mature trees & floral beds
Private Driveway with Parking for Four Vehicles, Double Garage, Boiler Room, Workroom & enclosed storage area.
Residents’ Permit Parking (B6) and free unrestricted parking is available on Wilton and Granby Roads.
Situated on a desirable and peaceful residential street, this impressive sandstone property is accessed from the road up a flight of stone stairs that lead up through the front lawned garden. The double fronted entrance door opens into a vestibule and then into the reception hallway with natural wood flooring. Steps lead down into the spacious living-dining space with a fyfe stone chimney breast incorporating a gas fire in the heart of the room. The chimney breast also acts as design element separating the open plan area into an elegant dining room on one side and a relaxing living space on the other. This is an ideal entertaining and social space that can be extended to the adjacent south facing conservatory which further spills out into the enclosed internal courtyard garden. The home office sits off the dining room and is a warm, cosy space overlooking the front of the property. The dining room leads into the well-equipped kitchen and family dining area that is bathed in light from dual aspect windows. The fully-fitted kitchen with black granite countertop features integrated appliances – dishwasher, sink & disposal unit, Siemens double oven & gas hob and extractor fan. There is also a freestanding Siemens fridge freezer. The kitchen benefits from extensive storage including two large inbuilt cupboards and a separate walk-in larder. Next door is the large utility room that has doors both into the internal courtyard garden and to a separate pathway that leads to the front of the house. The utility room has a double Belfast sink, washing machine and a second fridge freezer. There is a separate laundry room with clothes drying pulley. The utility room separates the kitchen from the sitting room/4th bedroom to the rear of the property that could easily be utilised as a children’s playroom or a self-contained flat as it has an en-suite bathroom and its own private entrance.
A sculptural wood-slatted staircase leads from the entrance hallway up to the first-floor landing where you are afforded magnificent views of the city’s skyline including Edinburgh Castle and Arthur’s Seat. The elegant master bedroom benefits from a balcony that enjoys all-day sun, a wall of fitted wardrobes, and an en-suite bathroom with both a bath and shower, shelved laundry cupboard and underfloor heating. There are two further generously sized double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes. The larger of these two bedrooms features a lovely west-facing bay window with a curved seat overlooking the side garden.
There are lovely well-maintained landscaped gardens with lawn areas, floral borders and mature trees to the front and the side of the property. The internal walled courtyard garden is a delightful, wind-free sun trap which is a wonderful place to socialise with access both from the house as well as an additional entrance from the side lawn. There is a private driveway that leads down to the double garage with ample parking for up to four cars. Adjacent to the garage is a large workroom and boiler room. There is an additional secure area which could be converted into a spiral wine cellar or a small gym.
Wilton Road is situated in the popular residential area of Newington where you will find a wide range of restaurants, cafes, shops as well as the Edinburgh Festival Theatre and The Queen’s Hall. Newington is well served by excellent local amenities with comprehensive facilities found at the nearby Cameron Toll shopping centre including a Sainsbury’s supermarket.
The area offers plenty of sport, leisure and recreational activities such as The Royal Commonwealth Pool & Leisure Club, Waverley Lawn Tennis, Squash & Sports Club and several golf courses at Prestonfield, Craigmillar Park, Braid Hills and Morton Hall.
There are plenty of leafy parks and walking trails nearby including The Meadows, a large nearby expanse of green open space with a large adventure play park and tennis courts, as well as Blackford Hill, The Hermitage of Braid, and Holyrood Park. Furthermore, there are hiking and cycling trails in the spectacular Pentland Hills Regional Park, just a short drive away.
The property lies within the catchment area for Sciennes Primary School, St Peter’s RC Primary School, St Thomas of Aquinas High School and James Gillespie’s High School with private schooling options including George Heriot’s School and George Watson’s College within close proximity. It is also situated close to the King’s Buildings on the Edinburgh University campus, The Royal Infirmary and the city’s BioTech Quarter.
Newington is well served by excellent public transport links with bus routes that run into the city centre. Lying just over a mile south of the city centre, it is within easy reach of Edinburgh’s financial, business and shopping districts. It is well placed for 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 and A68 to East Lothian & The Borders respectively
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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.)
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