Built around 1880, 20 Blantyre Terrace, in the highly regarded Merchiston district of Edinburgh, is a magnificent and entire house in a Victorian terrace of two storey and attic two bay houses. With two grand dormer windows and faced in cream sandstone, it is accessed by a short flight of steps from pavement level to its elevated front door. It is listed Grade C.
The house has the additional benefit of a rear garden.
It would ideally suit a full and sympathetic restoration, returning it to its late Victorian magnificence, while incorporating the ease of current design criteria, thus reintroducing its proportions and style, while making its management effective and its habitation ultimately comfortable.
Alternatively, employing adaptation through design, there is a seldom offered opportunity to transform this spacious house into several separate sumptuous apartments, thus enabling it to be enjoyed by several occupants.
Merchiston and neighbouring Bruntsfield are amenity rich, providing essential and specialist shops, banks, doctor and dentist surgeries and a choice of good restaurants. There are both a Waitrose and M&S Food Hall on Morningside Road and a Tesco Metro and Sainsbury's Local literally on the doorstep. The house is situated within the catchment area for the highly regarded Bruntsfield Primary School and Boroughmuir High School and Merchiston Castle School, ESMS, The Edinburgh Academy, St George’s School for Girls and Fettes College are all relatively close. Recreation is catered for by the Warrender Swim Centre and the Fountain Park Leisure Complex that provides a multi-screen cinema, restaurants and a health club and the Union Canal Walkway, Harrison Park, Bruntsfield Links and The Meadows offer marvellous spaces for exercise.
Extras: The property is being sold as seen. No warranties will be provided.
Council Tax: Band G
EPC: Band E