£259,000 Offers over
Positioned on the top floor of a classic stone-built tenement in Viewforth, 47/8 (3F2) Viewforth is a traditional two-bedroomed flat which offers an appealing first home, buy-to-let investment or a pied-à-terre in one of Edinburgh's most sought-after residential districts. The property falls within the Marchmont, Meadows and Bruntsfield conservation area and has retained an impressive array of beautifully-preserved original features, including sash windows, decorative cornices and ceiling roses, period fireplaces and rustic floorboards.
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Rental potential: £1,100PCM giving you 4.8% gross yield
Top-floor tenement flat
Inviting hall with storage
Large living/dining room
Two double bedrooms
Communal rear garden
Permit parking (Zone 8)
Original sash windows
Gas central heating
EPC Rating E
Council Tax Band D
A secure entry-phone system allows access to a shared close with a traditional staircase to the sun-drenched top-floor landing.
Here, the front door opens into a carpeted hall with a useful storage cupboard. An original panelled door (complete with gleaming brassware) on the left opens into the bright and spacious living/dining room, whose soaring ceiling is adorned with cornices and a rose. Exposed floorboards, a feature fireplace and a splendid sash window framed by timber panelling complete the period feel. Owing to such generous proportions, the room would lend itself to various configurations to suit.
The internal kitchen is appointed with ample fitted storage and workspace, plus an integrated electric hob and double oven/grill. This leaves room for an undercounter washing machine and a fridge-freezer.
Both double bedrooms boast charming feature fireplaces and built-in storage, and provide flexible floorspace for an assortment of furniture. The airy three-piece bathroom is presented in neutral tones, and features an electric shower-over-bath, a pedestal basin and a toilet.
Gas-fired central heating ensures year-round comfort and efficiency.
One of Edinburgh's most sought-after residential districts, Viewforth enjoys easy access to the city centre, by foot or 24-hour bus links, and lies close to the beautiful green spaces of Bruntsfield Links and the much-loved Meadows. Owing to close proximity to the Union Canal, which has undergone significant regeneration in recent years, residents of Viewforth also benefit from tranquil walking and cycling routes along the canal towpath, right into the heart of the Tollcross. Just across the bridge from Viewforth, the canal-side area of Fountainbridge has been transformed into a new and cosmopolitan residential district, and is home to Fountain Park, which boasts a bowling alley, a casino, a luxury gym and a multi-screen cinema, as well as several bar, pubs and restaurants. Viewforth is also positioned adjacent to Bruntsfield, whose bustling main street promises one of the best traditional shopping experiences in the capital. Bruntsfield Place hosts a diverse blend of independent shops, cafes and eateries. Even more amenities can be found in neighbouring Morningside, including a boutique cinema and the Church Hill Theatre. Local schooling options include Bruntsfield and St Peter's RC primary schools and Boroughmuir and St Thomas of Aquin's RC secondary schools. In addition to fantastic public transport links, cycle paths and walkways, Viewforth offers excellent connections to Edinburgh City Bypass and motorway network.
Home report valuation £275,000.
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