41 Corstorphine Road
Seldom available on the market, this C-listed Mid Victorian (circa 1850’s) semidetached villa offers a magnificent family home in desirable Murrayfield, on the banks of the Water of Leith. The wealth of versatile accommodation over three levels comprises two grand reception rooms, a well-appointed breakfasting kitchen, five double bedrooms and two four-piece bathrooms, as well as substantial storage and utility areas. Its vast walled grounds stretch down to the water’s edge and have been landscaped to create a beautiful, south-facing garden and gated off-street parking for two/three vehicles.
Constructed circa 1850 as one of the earlier developments of Corstorphine Road, the classical villa enjoys a prime setting adjacent to Roseburn Park and is less than five minutes’ drive from Haymarket and the prestigious West End. The imposing front door with gleaming brassware opens into a large entrance vestibule, which leads into the grand reception hall. Here soaring ceilings and a sweeping cantilevered staircase make a wonderful first impression that is only enhanced as you step into the formal dining room.
This tremendous space has retained a wealth of period features, including a splendid black marble fireplace with a living-flame gas fire, which is flanked by twin Edinburgh Presses. The dining room is also supplemented with a generous box room that would lend itself to various uses. The southfacing breakfasting kitchen to the rear is equipped with ample fitted storage and workspace, and provides scope for freestanding appliances and an informal dining area. Also on the ground floor are a south-facing double bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe; a convenient two-piece WC, and a useful hall cupboard.
Upstairs the light-filled landing flows into the breathtaking sitting room, whose south-facing tripartite windows flood the space with natural light and yield unobstructed views across the Water of Leith towards iconic Murrayfield Stadium. Elegant and inviting in equal measure, the sitting room is characterised by its striking ceiling, which is accentuated with intricate cornicing and a ceiling rose. The exquisite white marble fireplace at the heart of the room is flanked by open Edinburgh Presses, and is equipped with a gas stove.The first-floor also accommodates two double bedrooms, the smallest of which is currently used as a home office, as well as an exceptionally spacious four-piece bathroom.
Returning downstairs to the lower ground floor, on this level are two south-facing double bedrooms, one of which incorporates a walk-in wardrobe; a four-piece bathroom, a plumbed utility room, a boiler room and a cellar store. The original sash-and-case windows have been draught-proofed and both reception rooms benefit from efficient secondary glazing. The gas central heating was also upgraded with a new boiler approximately four years ago.
Owing to its substantial plot the villa boasts extensive grounds to the side and rear, which are walled and gated for optimal privacy and seclusion. The gated driveway to the side leads to a rear parking area for two/three vehicles, and may allow scope for further development/expansion. The idyllic, south-facing rear garden enjoys open views across the Water of Leith to Roseburn Park and Murrayfield Stadium, and has been beautifully landscaped to include a generous lawn, a raised patio, and a good selection of mature shrubs, trees and raised beds.
Viewing: By appointment only on 0131 516 5366
- Rooms: 2
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 2