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Behind the attractive bay window and canopied entrance, this comfortable, exciting home features a lounge with an adjoining family dining space that extends into a practical, expertly planned kitchen, and french doors keep the whole space light and fresh. Upstairs, a cleverly shared shower room means three of the four bedrooms have en-suite facilities.
While its broad horizons lend an almost rural feel, The Lea occupies an outstandingly convenient location beside Curriehill railway station, with hourly services to Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow. Lothian bus service 45 stops around 500 yards away, and other routes, including night buses, travel along Lanark Road West. The development is just two miles from the City of Edinburgh Bypass and two and a half from the M8. It is also convenient for Edinburgh Airport, and within ten minutes’ drive of the Heriot Watt University Riccarton Campus.
With a co-op store, a pharmacist and a choice of hot food takeaways, the shops at Pentland View, less than a mile away, cater for most everyday needs, and there is a post office less than a mile away on Lanark Road West. There are recycling facilities for household packaging, including cardboard, paper, glass, plastics and textiles in the Pentland View car park. Local pubs include the recently refurbished Riccarton Inn and the Woodhall.
The Lea is around a mile from the Pentland Hills, an outstanding natural resource for walkers and cyclists that encompasses Bonaly Country Park and Outdoor Centre, Midlothian Snowsports Centre and several reservoirs. The Water of Leith pathway passes just over half a mile from the development, and offers a pleasant off-road route into the city centre and Leith. It also intersectswith the Union Canal towpath and National Cycle Route 1, opening up endless opportunities for longdistance exploration.
Other attractions on the western fringe of Edinburgh include the world-class facilities at the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena, and golf courses such as Dalmahoy, Ratho Park and Kingsknowe. Annual membership of Oriam, the Riccarton campus state-of-theart sports and fitness centre used by many of the sporting elite, is also available to the public.
From the City of
Leave the Bypass at the Calder Junction following signs for Heriot-Watt University and the A71 westbound. Continue to follow signs for the university and Currie, then pass the entrance to the university campus, following signs for Currie. In Currie, take the third exit at the roundabout to enter Riccarton Avenue. Turn right at the T-junction, and after 200 yards the entrance to The Lea is on the left.
Leave the city centre via the A70 Dalry Road and Slateford Road. Carry on along Lanark Road and Lanark Road West. One and a half miles after crossing over the City of Edinburgh Bypass, pass the Riccarton Inn on the right then after 175 yards turn right into Curriehill Road, signposted for the railway station. After 600 yards, the entrance to The Lea is on the left.
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