£440,000 Offers over
If you have ever contemplated the idea of living in the beautiful city of Edinburgh within a lovely traditional home, providing private living space and an excellent income producing business attached, then look no further, you must come and view Craigievar.
This charming south facing detached bungalow is situated in the Capital's highly sought-after Corstorphine district and is ideally placed for the commuter. The main property would now benefit from a degree of modernisation but offers a fantastic opportunity to create an individually tailored family home in a popular high amenity location. The home benefits from double glazing and gas central heating, whilst the guest wing has electric heating which is fed from the solar panels installed on the roof. These panels are estimated to be saving the current owner circa £200 per annum in electricity bills and in addition he receives circa £800 per annum for electricity he feeds into the national grid.
The deceptively spacious main property merits internal viewing to be fully appreciated and comprises; entrance vestibule , welcoming reception hall with access doors to all rooms, attractive well proportioned lounge off to one side whilst on the opposite side, the room currently being utilised as an office, can easily be used as a bedroom, dining room or second sitting room/family room. Both these rooms have attractive bay windows and have a south facing aspect overlooking the front of the home.
Two large bedrooms are off the main hallway, the first to the side of the main house is a generous size and has a window overlooking the side of the home. The master bedroom sits at the rear and has a full length fitted wardrobe running along one wall with a window to rear. The shower room with WC and wash hand basin sits alongside.
A second internal hallway, which has two handy storage cupboards and runs through to the kitchen, also connects to the main bathroom, complete with Jacuzzi bath, and gives access to the upper loft space via a ramsay ladder. This area is currently being used as a bedroom and has additional storage space, there is scope for further development here subject to the necessary permissions. This bright and spacious room has been finished in wood panelling and has two roof windows giving ample light.
The kitchen itself is spacious and bright with natural light coming in from the ceiling skylight. It comprises a range of base and wall mounted units with co-ordinating work surfaces/splash backs, built in hob and ovens and access to the utility room, garage and down into the large welcoming breakfast room.
The breakfast room is a bright and airy space with double glazed doors which open up to the rear patio. From here the guest wing is accessed through a door and short hallway. There are three large bedrooms each with modern en-suite facilities and windows overlooking the beautiful landscaped garden to the rear. This wing has its own separate access door and can be shut off completely from the main house. It is to the rear of the building and very quiet which is perfect for guests.
The Garage is accessed from the kitchen and has light and power. The Cellar runs full length of house and is accessed from rear of main home.
Front of property has parking space for seven cars and has been laid with monobloc, there are two entrances from the main road and a half height boundary wall with some decorative shrubs and stone chips. The side of the home has an access pathway bordered by mature shrubs and finished with decorative stone chips. This path leads to the entrance door for the B&B accommodation located to the rear of the main home. A long raspberry plant corridor to the right ensures plenty home-made jam for Guests in late summer. Further down, a wooden garden shed complete with electric power has recently been built.
The rear garden is beautifully landscaped with a grassed area and attractive pond feature bordered with mature trees and shrubs. There are also storage sheds located in this area of to one side.
The landscaped rear garden features a pond, waterfall, exotic plants, and two picnic tables. An occasional heron can occasionally be seen as it stops by.
The property is located in the popular residential area of Corstorphine which lies to the west of the city centre. Many local shops and services are on hand with a 24hours Tesco's supermarket within easy reach. The Gyle shopping centre and Hermiston Gait offers a wider range of high street named stores. The area enjoys excellent local schooling at all levels, together with leisure and recreational facilities, which include local parks, David Lloyd, Drum Brae Leisure Centre, Murrayfield Rugby Stadium. The Royal Highland Show and many others take place at the nearby Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston. the coast at Cramond and Silverknowes is also close by, health clubs, Corstorphine Hill, The Water of Leith and Edinburgh Zoo. The area is very well served by local public transport which links it to the city centre and surrounding areas together with the completed Edinburgh Tram system. The location enjoys ease of access to the City By-Pass linking the main Scottish motorway network system and Edinburgh International Airport. Extras: all fitted floor coverings and blinds will be included in the sale together with the hob/oven, automatic washing machine, fridge/ freezer and tumble drier. Gardens, driveway and double garage. The property is situated within the sought after Corstorphine area of the city. Excellent local amenities are on hand together with the Gyle shopping centre housing many high street named shops and services. Edinburgh Business Park and the new Royal Bank Headquarters at Gogar are both easily accessible and the property is conveniently positioned to take advantage of the excellent commuting links nearby including the City of Edinburgh Bypass, M8/M9 and the A8 linking Edinburgh International Airport. Excellent public transport operate regularly providing quick and easy access into the city centre. Reputable schooling from nursery to senior levels are within close proximity of the property with further education at Edinburgh College and Heriot Watt University all within easy reach. .
What makes Craigievar different from almost all other B&B's can be summed up in just one word, Privacy. Guests have their own "wing", contained within the purpose built extension to the rear of Craigievar bungalow. They have their own key access, and crucially, never have to enter the main bungalow which is entirely the domain of the owner. The dining room joins the guest wing to the main house and can be locked until the morning when guests arrive for breakfast.
The owner of Craigievar runs two businesses from the property and now wishes to focus on and expand the non B&B business elsewhere hence the reason for sale.
Bookings for Craigievar are still being taken should the new owner wish to continuing benefitting from B&B income. Craigievar has four sale channels: AirBnB, Online Directories, Craigievar Website and a mobile website. Another channel of potential would be Visit Scotland which the current owner chose not to join. Again should the new owner wish to continue with this income stream, then training in the use of existing sites, along with new 2016 bookings, current guest room furnishings, suppliers etc all as part of a goodwill package.
Each guest room has up to 5 bed spaces, en suite facilities, a double bed, single bed and double bunk bed, perfect for families and groups. The B&B has been running on tickover, using only two of the three rooms since 2011. A maximum of 15 guests can be accepted comfortably if all 3 rooms are being used.
The owner uses Guest Room 1 for his second business and with only two rooms running moderately, a good turnover is still achieved, accounts are available on request to demonstrate the up to date and historical business levels.
Entrance Vestibule 5'7"x5'4"
Hallway 1 22'8"x8'6"
Lounge 1 14'10"x13'3"
Lounge 2 19'2"x13'11"
Bedroom 2 14'1"x9'10"
Master bedroom 14'0"x12'5"
Shower Room 8'3"x6'5"
Bathroom (Main) 11'10"x4'7"
Upper loft 18'7"x17'6"
Hall 2 10'10"x3'10"
Utility room lino floor extractor fan and washing facilities
Breakfast room 16'6"x13'8"
Guest 1 12'01"x21'10"
Guest 2 21'10"x 12'04"
Guest 3 27'3"x11'11"
OFFERS: Should be submitted to Miller Stewart Estate Agents. Fax No: 0141 776 4134
INTEREST: It is important your solicitor notifies this office of your interest, otherwise the property may be sold without your knowledge.
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