Substantial ground and garden flat in a prime West End location
14 Eglinton Crescent is a magnificent ground and garden portion of an elegant and impressive stone built Victorian townhouse. The property offers fabulous proportions with an abundance of period features including the impressive mantelpieces, curved windows in the bow fronted rooms and the wonderful decorative cornicing and plasterwork. The property faces south east and north west, allowing for plenty of natural light throughout the day, and with free-flowing, flexible, bright and spacious accommodation throughout this is a superb opportunity to purchase a sizeable property in the heart of the West End.
A shared entrance provides access to the front door of the flat which opens to a welcoming hallway. Situated to the south east facing front of the property is a particularly fine drawing room. It is a room of magnificent proportions with an impressive mantelpiece, bow window with curved glazing and spectacular plasterwork. The principal bedroom is situated behind, facing north west and overlooking the charming garden. It is also a generously proportioned room with a bathroom adjacent to it. Also on this level is the fifth bedroom, which has been used as a studio until recently.
The original stair descends to the lower ground floor. To the front of the property are two comfortable double bedrooms, both of which benefit from en suite shower rooms. There is a further double bedroom to the rear of the property, also with a large en suite shower room. The kitchen is accessed through a breakfasting area with the utility room off, and has a lovely outlook to the garden. There is a dining room situated next to the kitchen also, both situated within a substantial outshoot, and with great potential to create a superb open plan kitchen, dining and living space, subject to the necessary consents.
The property also benefits from large stone wine cellar, pantry, study and cleaning cupboard.
There is a private courtyard in the front basement, where there is a large storage cellar and an under-stair cupboard. To the rear of the property, a courtyard leads to the raised patio garden. Facing west and north west, there is plenty of afternoon light and is remarkably private.
The property was also the family home of the prolific Edinburgh author Dorothy Emily Stevenson, daughter of David Alan Stevenson, of the Lighthouse Stevensons, and cousin of Robert Louis Stevenson. Her grandfather was Lord Roberts (Bobs) of Kandahar, close friend of Rudyard Kipling. A plaque commemorating her life and work was fitted to the front of the building in 2017.
Eglinton Crescent lies in the heart of the West End and forms an elegant crescent facing onto private residents gardens.
This is a high amenity area with access to local shopping in Haymarket and the West End, within walking distance of most of the amenities of the city centre.
The property is conveniently situated for the main financial centres and within a few hundred metres from The Haymarket development, Haymarket train station and Tram stop.
There is excellent local schooling as well as a number of private schools including Erskine Stewart's Melville Schools, The Edinburgh Academy, George Heriot's and Fettes College within easy reach.
Belford Sports Club, Drumsheugh Swimming Baths and Murrayfield Rugby Stadium are nearby as are a number of Edinburgh's art galleries.
There is convenient access westwards to Corstorphine, Edinburgh Park, the City Bypass and Edinburgh Airport.
Square Footage: 3,660 sq ft
Listing - The property is Category B listed and lies within the New Town Conservation Area.
Fixtures and Fittings - all carpets, curtains, light fittings, white goods are included in the sale.