8, 1F Belgrave Crescent, Edinburgh, EH4 3AQ
Rarely available immaculate first floor south facing drawing room flat in one of Edinburgh’s most sought after addresses. The current owners have maintained the flat to an excellent standard and it is in walk-in condition. With two bedrooms and two bathrooms (one ensuite) as well as a good size galley kitchen, a stunning drawing room opening into the dining room, this really is an Edinburgh classic. The flat is not only situated in the centre of the crescent but has the added bonus of looking directly over the beautiful Belgrave Crescent Gardens to which all property owners in the crescent are able to apply for keys.
Belgrave Crescent lies on the edge of the historic New Town, officially in the West end with its Victorian rather than Georgian architecture but is equally attractive and has access to the city centre, just a short walk over Dean Bridge as well as a ten minute walk to Stockbridge, with its cafes, boutique shops and restaurants. Endless nature on the doorstep with the communal gardens giving private entry to the Water of Leith beneath
Director Residential Sales
Property Details & Description
Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Principal Bedroom with Ensuite Bathroom, Bedroom 2, Shower Room, 2 Storage Cupboards
Keys to Belgrave Crescent Gardens on application and payment of an annual fee
Residents Permit on payment of an annual fee
Entry to 8/1 Belgrave Crescent is via an imposing front door accessed via the customary bridge linking the property to the pavement. On entering the communal hall there is an attractive original mosaic tiled floor and then a sweeping carpeted staircase rising to the first floor.
Welcoming light hall. Directly on left is the south facing drawing room with its enormous bay window overlooking the gardens and focal point of decorative period wooden fireplace with gas fire. The room is everything one would expect from a formal drawing room with high ceilings, original cornicing and panelled doors with brass handles. Double doors open into the dining room which also has an enormous floor to ceiling window overlooking the gardens, another beautiful fireplace with gas fire and ample space for dining up to 12 persons. This room is flexible and could be used as a study or a less formal sitting room.
The kitchen is accessed via doors which fold back directly from the hallway. The galley style kitchen has undercounter as well as wall mounted cupboards and drawers, integrated sink and draining board and insinkerator (wastemaster). Electric hob cooker, Bosch oven and microwave. There is attractive splashback tiling, a durable speckled grey worktop all around as well as neutral floor tiling.
Hall cupboard storing fuse box and shelving for linen storage.
Principal double bedroom and ensuite bathroom
Situated to the rear of the flat this is a lovely bright room with a large window overlooking the gardens. Cornicing and working shutters as well as a walk in wardrobe with rails for hanging as well as shelving above.
The ensuite bathroom with window to rear has a bath with an adjustable shower. White sanitary ware and shelf for display. Chrome fittings and heated towel rail. Attractive tiled surround above bath. Cupboard housing washing machine and dryer.
Double bedroom Two
Spacious light double bedroom to rear and overlooking gardens. Large double windows with window seat. Bank of bespoke wardrobes along one wall.
Good compact shower room with shower unit, heritage style handbasin, chrome heated towel rail and attractive neutral tiling. Extractor and LED lighting. This could be knocked through to Bedroom Two to create an ensuite.
There is a second cupboard in hallway housing boiler and with room for household goods.
The property is in excellent decorative order and carpeted throughout the living areas with attractive tiling in hall, kitchen and bathrooms.
Belgrave Crescent, situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s stylish West End and in the New Town Conservation area provides both city centre convenience as well as access to fantastic nature in the nearby Dean Gardens and down to the Water of Leith below. The property lies within easy walking distance of the City Centre’s business, shopping and financial districts; the West End’s boutiques and bars. Stockbridge with its village atmosphere, recently voted in the Sunday Times as one of the most desirable areas to live in the UK, is just a short walk away, providing a plethora of artisan cafes, shops and restaurants as well as a Sunday food market more reminiscent of the South of France than Edinburgh.
There are a number of recreational facilities close by including Drumsheugh Swimming Baths, the Edinburgh Sports Club and Dean Tennis Club while the Usher Hall, Lyceum and Traverse Theatres as well as Edinburgh’s acclaimed modern art galleries are just a few minutes’ walk away.
The property is within easy walking distance of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Inverleith Park and the Water of Leith walkway which connects directly with the city’s extensive off-road path network, providing scenic walks and cycling routes to South Queensferry, Newhaven Harbour and the Pentland Hills.
The area is well served by many supermarkets (Waitrose and Sainsbury) within walking distance as well as the Craigleith Retail Park which is a short drive away. There are also a wide range of good schools (both state and private) including Stockbridge and Flora Stevenson Primary Schools as well as The Edinburgh Academy, Mary Erskine/ Stewarts Melville Schools, Fettes College and St George’s School for Girls.
Belgrave Crescent boasts ample zoned parking and proximity to the city’s bus and trams, Haymarket and Waverley stations as well as convenient access to the City Bypass, A1, M8 and M9 and Edinburgh International Airport
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. Washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge freezer, curtains and light fittings to be included in the sale.
Gas central heating, mains water, gas and electricity, broadband, telephone (subject to telephone providers’ regulations.)
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.