Forming part of a leafy terraced row in a charming conservation area, this handsome Victorian villa offers an outstanding period home in a cosmopolitan district of Edinburgh. Arranged over three floors, the accommodation boasts classical proportions and blends superior contemporary design with an exquisite traditional backdrop. Enjoying impeccable presentation throughout, the four-bedroom, two-bathroom city home further benefits from generous family living space, including a cinema/garden room, and an expansive dining kitchen. It is accompanied by private enclosed gardens, and has access to unrestricted on-street parking.
The home's front door opens to a mosaic-tiled vestibule, leading into a high-ceilinged reception hall, with a traditional staircase and access to a living room on the right. Fronted by wide wood-panelled sash windows with original working shutters, this elegant reception room is flooded with south-easterly sunlight and enhanced by elaborate cornicing, stripped timber floorboards, and a stunning feature gas fire, flanked by an open Edinburgh Press.
Next door, an expansive dining kitchen incorporates a floating breakfast island, in addition to generous space for seated family meals and entertaining. Sophisticated cream cabinetry and solid timber worktops are supplemented by an integrated five-burner gas hob and raised double oven, a freestanding dishwasher, and a fridge/freezer, whilst an adjoining utility room, with a handy WC and rear garden access, provides space for further appliances.
On the lower ground floor, leading off a hall with storage, a versatile reception room (with garden access) is defined by modern décor and stylish presentation. Boasting a ceiling-mounted projector, this cinema/garden room provides a delightful entertainment hub for the family. Also located here is the first of the home's four bedrooms, which echoes the generous proportions of the living accommodation. Next door is a chic three-piece shower room, featuring a walk-in double shower enclosure with a deluxe rainfall shower.
The three remaining bedrooms are found on the first floor, all tastefully presented with soft grey décor and plush carpeting, with two accompanied by built-in storage. Two of the sleeping areas also enjoy a sunny, front-facing aspect, whilst the other benefits from tranquil rear garden views. Completing the accommodation, a three-piece family bathroom is fitted with a modern suite, including a bathtub, a WC, and a washbasin set into storage.
The home is warmed by gas central heating, via a smart heating system and vintage-style radiators throughout. It also features traditional sash windows for an abundance of natural light.
Externally, this delightful southeast-facing city home is accompanied by private front and rear gardens, both enclosed and paved for ease of maintenance. Bordered by mature shrubs, trees and planting, the secluded rear garden promises a tranquil setting for alfresco dining and relaxation. Whereas, to the front there is a Ring Video Doorbell system and Asgard bike storage. Furthermore, both front and back gardens benefit from electricity points - valuable additions to this fantastic family home. On-street parking in the vicinity is conveniently unrestricted.
Cambridge Avenue is located in the popular Leith district on the north east side of the city, just over one and a half miles from Princes Street and George Street.
This beautiful home is well placed for access to a wide range of amenities, in addition to a selection of local restaurants, bistros and bars, the Omni centre with Nuffield Gym and VUE Cinema is also within walking distance. An array of local speciality shops, a Tesco Express and Sainsburys can cater for everyday shopping needs. The vibrant Shore area offers some of the finest dining experiences the city has to offer and the recently refurbished St. James Quarter adds to the abundance of luxury retail available and all within walking distance of the property.
The open spaces of Pilrig Park, Leith Links, Carlton Hill, and Water of Leith Walk & Cycle Pathway are ideal for pleasant walks. It is also worth noting the proximity to the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood situated next to the famous Arthur's Seat and Royal Mile.
Highly regarding schooling at all levels is provided locally, with independent schools such as Edinburgh Academy and ESMS a short journey away. Edinburgh's universities are very much within close proximity also.
Regular buses run from nearby into the city centre and surrounding areas. The City Bypass can be easily reached by car, with quick access to East Lothian and the main motorway networks, Edinburgh Airport and The Forth Road Bridge/ Queensferry Crossing. For the commuter, Waverley Train station is a twenty five minute walk away, with the York Place tram terminus at the top of Leith walk.
Council tax band: F