Superbly appointed and immaculate detached family house set in exceptionally private grounds with secluded landscaped gardens
Rosemount stands in a secluded and wonderfully private garden at the corner of Colinton Road and Craiglockhart Park which has pedestrian and vehicular access respectively. Since the property was purchased in 2014 the owners have undertaken a comprehensive upgrading and extension of the house to provide exceptionally well appointed bright and contemporary accommodation which respects the original character of this lovely stone built house. Beautifully presented, the accommodation is on two floors as follows:
Entrance and reception hall with cloakroom and WC, steps down to a further cloakroom area with doors to the garden. On the west side of the house there is a lovely drawing room with bay window overlooking the front garden and double doors leading into a superb orangery which provides delightful living space with bi-fold doors opening onto a secluded and sunny terrace. From the hall, a doorway leads to the south facing family room with woodburning stove and a separate door leads to the kitchen/breakfast room which was comprehensively fitted by Kitchens International and incorporates a range of appliances and has a connecting door to the utility room and separate French doors to the terrace and the rear garden.
From the reception hall a stairway rises to the first floor landing. Located on this floor is the principal bedroom with south facing aspect and a comprehensive range of wardrobes and en suite shower room, a family bathroom, a double bedroom with en suite shower room and a further double bedroom overlooking the rear garden. A stairway rises to the second floor which has been cleverly designed to incorporate a well lit landing with a large walk-in store, shower room, bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and beyond a spacious box room.
Great care was taken by the owners to sympathetically extend the property whilst accommodating the needs of modern living with CAT 5E cabling to 13 amp sockets, Sonos sound system in the kitchen, drawing room and orangery, tiled underfloor heating in the hall and orangery, double glazing throughout and retiling of much of the main roof. Newly built is the detached garage, which could also be used as a gym, with studio apartment, ideal as a guest bedroom (5), with en suite wet room, although it has been used recently as a very comfortable self-contained home office. There is also excellent cellar storage below the house.
The gardens and grounds are superb, easily accessed from the house and offering excellent recreational space and opportunities to practice a range of sports. The property stands in secluded landscaped grounds of about half an acre, well screened from Colinton Road, with pathway through the extensive lawned front garden of the house. The main entrance is through double electric remote control gates from Craiglockhart Park with parking area to the front. Excellent for entertaining is the extensive patio with barbeque adjacent to the orangery and a large and level well screened lawned garden to the rear with mature shrub surrounds. The garden is wonderfully private and with different sections it benefits from daylight throughout the day.
The garage is set on the north side of the property and is spacious enough to house two cars, with plenty of storage space. It has also been used as a gym by the current owners. There is ample parking for a number of cars in front of the garage and on the parking sweep leading from the driveway in front of the house.
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I love the size of the garden, and the connectivity to the house makes for a superb family living space with such easy access to the garden. It is exceptionally private and secluded, and yet enjoys very easy access to schools and the city centre.Ben Fox