9 Kaimes Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6JR
With its elevated position, just a short walk from Corstorphine Hill Nature Reserve, this semi-detached sandstone house is presented to the market as a wonderful family home.
Arranged over two levels, the handsome property offers spacious accommodation including two well-appointed reception rooms and four good-sized double bedrooms. The principal bedroom enjoys stunning panoramic views across the west of the city to the Pentlands Hills.
The property features many charming period features including the stained-glass entrance door, decorative cornicework, beautiful original pitch-pine staircase as well as attractive statement wallpapers.
The property benefits from off-road private parking and an enclosed well-maintained west-facing garden to the rear of the property.
It is ideally suited to families with several well-regarded schools in the immediate locality as well as a wide range of local amenities in the bustling village of Corstorphine.
There are good road and bus links from Corstorphine Road to Edinburgh city centre to the east and to Edinburgh International Airport to the west.
Director of Residential Sales
Property Details & Description
Entrance Vestibule, Hallway, Dining Room, Kitchen, Under Stair Cloakroom Cupboard, Sitting Room, Home Office/Snug, WC Room, Back Door Garden Access.
Four Double Bedrooms, Family Bathroom, Laundry Cupboard, Walk-In Storage Cupboard.
Private Off-Road Driveway & Parking for Two/Three Vehicles, Covered Car Port & Side Door Entrance to Garden, Landscaped Rear Garden largely laid to Lawn with Mature Trees, Leafy Shrubbery & Floral Planting, Extensive Basement Workshop & Storage Space.
9, Kaimes Road is an attractive semi-detached sandstone house that is situated in the sought-after residential area of Corstorphine. The well-proportioned, four-bedroomed property offers plenty of design scope for the reconfiguration of several rooms, with the necessary planning consents in place, to provide living spaces suited to modern family living.
The spacious accommodation is as follows:
Front Entrance & Hall: Access to the property is from the private off-road driveway via a covered car port and entrance porch. The front door opens into an impressive entrance vestibule with an original Victorian geometric tiled floor. A beautiful stained-glass panelled inner door opens into a welcoming T-shaped hallway with a charming arched feature and statement floral wallpaper. The hall is flooded with natural light from the cupola above and has a useful deep under-stair cloakroom cupboard.
Dining Room: The formal dining room benefits from a newly laid carpet and has two windows, the larger of which overlooks the attractive landscaped garden to the rear of the property. The light-filled and spacious room has an open display cabinet in one corner and a serving hatch that is connected to the kitchen next door.
Kitchen: With the necessary planning approvals and consents in place, the wall between the kitchen and dining room could be knocked through to create a stunning open plan kitchen-dining space that would suit modern family living. In need of some modernisation, the current kitchen features an integrated four-gas hob, Bosch double electric oven, sink, base and upper storage cabinets as well as a breakfast bar and a deep walk-in larder.
WC Room: Steps down from the kitchen lead to the back door that gives direct access to the garden and a WC room.
Sitting Room: With beautiful golden-hued flocked wallpaper and ornate decorative cornicing, this elegantly furnished room enjoys plenty of natural light from the magnificent bay window overlooking the front of the property. The room also features a beautiful original fireplace with decorative wood-surround that currently houses an electric flame-effect fire. The room also has a built-in display cabinet with cupboard below.
Home Office/Snug: This versatile-use room is currently set out as a home office but also could be utilised as either a bedroom or snug/TV room. It has a double window overlooking the front of the house and a shelved Edinburgh Press.
Staircase: Beautiful pitch-pine staircase with decorative balustrade and carpet-runner curves up to the first-floor landing that is crowned by the large cupola.
Principal Bedroom: With a newly laid carpet, this bright and airy bedroom enjoys wonderful open panoramic views, from the bay window, across the city to the Pentland Hills.
Bedroom Two: This equally generously sized room has a wonderful bay window overlooking the front garden and features ornate ceiling cornicing, a partially glass-paneled Edinburgh Press and a fitted double wardrobe.
Bathroom: In need of modernisation, the bathroom currently has a bath with overhead shower appliance, wash basin unit with storage cupboard below, a WC and a frosted window.
Bedroom Three & Four: There are two further good-sized bedrooms; one overlooks the front of the house and another the side.
Storage: There are two deep walk-in cupboards on the landing. One is currently used as a shelved linen cupboard and the other, which has a skylight, for storage. One possibility, dependent on planning approval, is to convert this into a shower room.
Front Garden: There is a mono-blocked paved off-road driveaway and a covered car port at the front of the house that has room for two or three vehicles. The driveaway is edged with leafy shrubbery. There is gate access from the front to an outdoor corridor that leads to the rear garden.
Rear Garden: The good-sized, west-facing garden is predominantly laid to lawn and bordered by mature trees, perennial planting and shrubbery. Outside the kitchen, there is an expansive terraced area for al fresco seating and dining with stone steps that lead down to the garden.
Basement Storage: Accessed from the terrace is an extensive basement storage space which is currently used for both storage and as a workshop the space has power and lighting.
Kaimes Road is situated just off Corstorphine Road less than three miles to the west of Edinburgh city centre. The bustling Corstorphine High Street offers a wide range of local amenities including small supermarkets, banks, a post office, library, chemist, independent shops, several cafes and restaurants. There is also a large 24/7 Tesco superstore whilst The Gyle Shopping Centre, home to a M&S superstore, is just a short drive away.
In terms of recreational facilities, Edinburgh Zoo, a hugely popular family attraction, is just a short stroll from the property, whilst Murrayfield Ice Rink and the Murrayfield International Rugby Stadium are also within walking distance.
Nearby there is a David Lloyd Leisure Club, the Corstorphine Tennis Club as well as several golf courses including the public Carrick Knowe as well as the members only Murrayfield and The Royal Burgess Golf Clubs.
There are plenty of leafy green open spaces close to the property including Corstorphine Hill Nature Reserve boasting over 140 acres of mature woodland crisscrossed with walking trails that can be accessed from the top of Kaimes Road. You will find a children’s play park at St Margaret’s Park in Corstorphine which also has public tennis courts, rugby and football fields. The property is also within easy reach of Edinburgh’s extensive cycle path network and the Water of Leith Walkway.
Corstorphine is popular with families due to its wide selection of schooling options. The property falls into the school catchment area of Corstorphine Primary School and Craigmount Secondary School
while there are plenty of private options available nearby including St George’s School, Erskine Stewarts’ Melville Schools (ESMs), Cargilfield Preparatory School and Fettes College.
Lying to the west of the city centre, the area benefits from excellent transport links including bus and road from Corstorphine to the city centre in one direction and Edinburgh International Airport and the City Bypass to the other. The City Bypass links into the central Scotland’s motorway network, the Queensferry Crossing and the A1 to East Lothian.
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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, megabit fibre broadband cable has been laid (available in early 2022) 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.
Prepared December 2021 – First Issue