4 Sciennes Road
This spectacular five-bedroom three-storey Victorian townhouse lies within Edinburgh’s exclusive South Side, just a stone’s throw from the scenic Meadows and Marchmont’s cosmopolitan shopping area.
Set behind a paved garden, screened by a neatly-trimmed hedge, the house boasts an inviting, royal-blue front door with traditional brass finishes. On entering the home, you are greeted by a superbly light entrance area. This welcoming space incorporates a vestibule, featuring cloakroom storage and original mosaic tiled flooring, and a hall laid with durable, wellpreserved floorboards. Leading off the hall and enjoying lavish proportions is a fabulous living room bathed in natural light from a south-facing bay window. Enjoying all the splendour of grand Victorian style, beautifully ornate cornicing wraps around the room, complemented by an intricate ceiling rose and an authentic fireplace enhanced by an exquisite tiled surround. Also located on the ground-floor is a vast kitchen supplemented by an adjoining dining area and garden access – creating a perfect space for socialising and entertaining throughout the year. Lit by dual panelled sash and-case windows, one of which encompasses a quaint window seat with garden views, this bright and spacious room retains its ornamental cornicing and desirable parquet flooring.
Promising a timeless, high-quality finish, the kitchen is fitted with a wide selection of classically-designed cabinets paired with unique natural wood details, an expanse of marbled granite worktops and porcelain ceramic floor tiles. A Bosch integrated double oven, accompanied by a five-ring burner and a statement chimney hood, adds an impressive focal feature to the room, whilst an integrated dishwasher and a freestanding American-style fridge freezer are also included. A store cupboard located in the neighbouring hall features plumbing for a washing machine and a dryer, whilst completing the ground-floor accommodation is a chicly-tiled shower room with a walk-in shower enclosure. A sweeping stairway from the entrance hall, ornamented with a decorative handrail and lit by a cupula window, leads up to the first-floor level of accommodation.
Here, a landing accommodates three of the five generous double bedrooms on offer, including the master suite. The two bedrooms to the rear of the property preserve their original cornicing, whilst the master bedroom enjoys all day sun courtesy of a south-facing bay window . Mirroring the opulence and grand proportions of the living room, the master bedroom is adorned with equally magnificent period features encompassing a ceiling rose, cornicing and a feature fireplace with an elegant marble surround. The room also enjoys the benefit of an en-suite bathroom; luxuriously tiled and comprising a WC, a wallhung basin with vanity storage and a P-shaped bathtub, with an over-head shower and a contemporary, curved screen. All three bedrooms and the landing on this floor incorporate useful built-in storage.
On the second-floor, a well-lit landing offers access to the two remaining double bedrooms; both featuring dormer bay windows, one room with a south-facing aspect and the other yielding pleasant views across the rear garden and surrounding area. A spacious family bathroom completes the accommodation on offer; lit by a large skylight and laid with striking geometric-patterned ceramic floor tiles. All five bedrooms within the property are simply-styled with neutral décor and enjoy the added comfort of pristine carpeting, whilst one bedroom is accentuated by characterful exposed stonework.
Externally, the house promises an idyllic space for alfresco entertaining with a fully, enclosed landscaped rear garden. Featuring a terrace for outdoor seating and neat gravelled areas, this delightful outdoor area is wonderfully easy to maintain and benefits from rear gated access. Controlled on street parking (Zone 7) can be found to the front of the property. The property also benefits from newly-rewired electrics and a brand-new gas central heating system.
Viewing – by appointment with Gilson Gray on 0131 516 5366
Brochure Home Report
- Rooms: 1
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 3