2 Littlejohn Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5GN
Resplendent red sandstone five-bedroom, five-bathroom Victorian house, arranged over three floors occupying a commanding position at the entrance to the exclusive Greenbank village, located to the south of Edinburgh city centre.
Originally built as the Commissionaire’s house, forming part of the original City Hospital buildings, this truly unique property has been thoughtfully re-imagined and returned to its intended status as a detached family home, it stands alone as the only property of this size and style in Greenbank village, and sets a precedent in terms of its elegant exterior and state of the art interior design specifications.
Beautifully presented, showcasing many bespoke features and an opulent palette of Farrow and Ball papers and paint throughout, a breathtaking principal bedroom suite with dressing room and cutting-edge bathrooms, as well as a spacious, contemporary kitchen/dining/living area with bi-folding doors leading out into landscaped gardens with separate hot tub and fire pit zones as well as a Garden room/ studio/gym. This property is a rare find for a family looking to put down roots in an exceptional home in a leafy and tranquil residential part of Edinburgh.
Director, Residential Edinburgh
Director of Edinburgh Residential Sales
Property Details & Description
Summary of Accommodation:
Entrance vestibule;hallway, drawing room, kitchen/dining/living room, pantry, wine room, shower room, cloakroom, laundry
Double bedroom with en-suite shower room, landing, double bedroom, family bathroom, principal suite of rooms comprising bedroom, dressing room, bathroom
Double bedroom, shower room, further double bedroom
Sweeping entrance and driveway via electric gates. Double garage, fully fitted; two large outside stores. Landscaped gardens with mature shrubs and trees including yew hedging. Circular lawn with play area, hot tub, fire pit zone. Paved pathways. Studio/gym. Exterior uplighting display within the grounds and surrounding the house.
The property is set back from the road, just past the gated entrance to Littlejohn Road and the Greenbank village. Accessed via steps and a paved pathway to the front door. Tiled entrance vestibule; inner door leads into a wide hallway with walnut flooring throughout much of the ground floor and stairs; there is a window providing garden views and abundant natural light; Large, light filled drawing room with feature fireplace, recessed log store wall feature, bay window with views to the front of the property and cornice work. Storage cupboard with mirrored door. Spacious and light kitchen/dining/living room with cutting edge design fitted Simatic kitchen incorporating Subzero fridge/freezer, Wolf appliances, Corian worktops, flush matt white wall and base units, Quooker tap and two dishwashers; central island with induction and gas hobs, walnut finish as well as walnut base units and drawers; selection of ceiling lighting options create ambience, partially glazed and mirrored triple display cabinets and a wall of bi-folding doors leading into the garden. Stainless steel shelved pantry. Lage feature wine room with multiple light settings. Additionally, the expansive dual aspect living/dining area with views to the front and side of the property has a fireplace and mantelpiece with inset contemporary gas fire.
Further rooms on this level are laid out in a wraparound, encompassing steps down to a shower room, beautifully presented with a walk-in shower and contemporary sanitary fittings as well as underfloor heating. Cloakroom with ample hanging space. Further steps lead to a well appointed laundry room, plumbed for two washing machines and a tumble dryer; cream shaker style wall and base units and polished natural wood countertops, views across the rear garden. Small hallway leads to a back door. Understairs storage cupboard. Steps lead back up to the main hallway.
Bespoke walnut flooring continues on the stairway which has a split level leading to a spacious double bedroom with garden views and a beautifully presented ensuite shower room with walk-in shower, heated towel rail and underfloor heating. Airing cupboard. Further stairs lead to a wide landing with views as far as Blackford Hill. Lovely double bedroom with dual aspect across the front and side gardens. Family bathroom, again beautifully presented, with walk-in shower, double sink with mirrored vanity unit, heated towel rail and deep bathtub; underfloor heating.
Principal suite of rooms comprising: exceptional double bedroom with dual aspect across the front and side of the property; contemporary brushed steel wall-mounted radiators; adjacent dressing room with two walls of deep, fitted wardrobes with shelving and double height hanging space; beautifully appointed, state-of-the-art ensuite bathroom with separate toilet, double sink area with mirrors and vanity units, further vanity area, raised deep oval double bathtub with wall mounted TV and handheld shower, as well as a large walk-in shower with rain-shower head and handheld option; downlighting.
Further engineered walnut-flooring staircase leads up to this level, with a flush mirror-fronted storage cupboard. Double bedroom with storage cupboard; steps lead up to double bed area with dual aspect garden views and a velux window. Hallway with under eaves storage cupboard and lovely view across rooftops and trees. Family bathroom, beautifully presented, with mirrored vanity area and double sinks, velux window, walk-in shower. Two mirror-fronted storage cupboards. Second double bedroom with stunning views of the Pentland Hills, a wall of fitted wardrobes and recessed shelving.
The property is situated in a highly desirable area between Morningside and Colinton in the southside of Edinburgh, approximately 6 miles from the city centre and is set within the quiet and exclusive Greenbank Village CALA development. The development is surrounded by wide open green space and sits close to the edge of the Pentland Hills Regional parkland which features 9 peaks of over 1500 feet and stunning views of Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside. Reservoirs dot the surrounding landscape providing homes for many birds and mammals. The Pentland hills offer many opportunities for exercise and leisure including beautiful walks, cycle routes, fishing lochs and golf courses.
There is local shopping nearby in Colinton where you will find a village atmosphere with shops, pubs, restaurants and coffee shops and a Tesco supermarket. Towards the city centre is the larger area of Morningside, which offers a large Waitrose and a smaller M&S, specialist shops, artisan coffee shops and restaurants.
Littlejohn Road is well served by public transport and the city bypass is only minutes away with easy access to motorways including to Glasgow and The Queensferry Crossing to Fife as well as to Edinburgh Airport.
The area is popular with families for its excellent state and private school provision, such as George Watsons and Merchiston Castle close to hand.
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).
Council Tax Band Category:
By appointment through Rettie & Co, 11 Wemyss Place, Edinburgh EH3 6DH. Tel: 0131 220 4160 and Savills, Wemyss House, 8 Wemyss Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6DH. Tel: +44 (0) 131 247 3700
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