A wonderful detached family home with coach house and extensive south-facing gardens which extend down to the Water of Leith.
Currie Bank is fantastic, stone-built detached Georgian villa in the centre of the village of Currie.
The property was built in around 1850 and occupies a exceptionally large plot extending to almost 0.8 acres. The house itself is set back from the man road and offers comfortable family accommodation, principally over two floors, with a large basement and a detached coach house/garage.
The accommodation on the ground floor flows from the entrance vestibule through to the welcoming reception hall which leads to the principal reception rooms. The layout is very flexible and many of the original features and proportions have been maintained.
There are four reception rooms in all. The sitting room has a dual aspect, with light flooding in from the north and south, a large feature fireplace and detailed cornices. There are two reception rooms at the front of the property - a formal dining room and a library/study which could be used as a further bedroom, if needed.
There is a large family room to the rear which is linked to the kitchen. There are aspects to the south and east and this is a particularly bright room. The kitchen has ample space for a dining table and chairs and double doors open onto a balcony from where there are wonderful views over the gardens to the Water of Leith.
There is a downstairs WC, two large storage cupboards and cupboard underneath the stairs. There is a separate side entrance and vestibule by the kitchen. Stairs lead down to the lower ground floor where there is a utility room, further WC and large store room. There is a door to the side.
There are five double bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor.
The principle bedroom is above the sitting room and is particularly spacious with windows on two sides and both a north and southerly aspect. There are two press cupboards. There are four further bedrooms of good proportions, one of which is being used as a study, and two bathrooms.
Externally the property extends to around 0.8 acres. The garden is arranged over various levels and has undergone some major landscaping changes during our clients ownership to create wonderful lawns, private and secluded area and various areas for seating. The rear of the property faces south and the gardens enjoy sunshine throughout the day. The property is bounded by the Water of Leith at the foot of the garden and is a tranquil and particularly peaceful setting.
There is a driveway to the east of the house which leads to a detached, stone built coach house/garage. There is a cellar underneath and loft space above, both of which could be converted, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
A pair of wooden gates lead to a larger gravel driveway to the west of the house, where there is ample room for five or more vehicles. Planning consent was previously graded for two semi-detached houses within this plot, although this has now lapsed.
Planning consent was previously obtained by our clients for the erection of two semi-detached houses to the west of the house, with the garden being subdivided. The planning consent has now lapsed.
More information can be obtained on the planning portal. Reference: 12/03356/FUL
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This house has never been on the open market since it was built and therefore this is one of the rarest opportunities you will see. The house itself is a comfortable family home and the plot is second to none, with a garage/coach house and extensive gardens which meander down to the Water of Leith. This is a true gem and it is a great pleasure to be involved in the sale!Jamie McNeill