1 Spylaw Avenue is an exceptional and spacious 6 bedroom house on 3 floors with extensive gardens, ample off-street parking and a traditional passenger lift Simpson & Marwick.
Standing in a prominent position at the corner of Spylaw Avenue and Spylaw Park within the highly regarded area of Colinton, the original house was designed by the Inverness architect, William Carruthers Laidlaw circa 1906.
The accommodation comprises on the ground floor – vestibule, reception hall with access to the lift, drawing room with fireplace and bay window, dining room with doors to the veranda and back garden, kitchen / breakfast room with bay window and four oven Aga, sitting room with fireplace, utility room, wc and rear hall with access to the back staircase; on the first floor – landing, double bedroom 1 with dressing room incorporating a shower unit, double bedroom 2 with en-suite shower room, double bedroom 3, double bedroom 4, family bathroom, wc and rear landing with fitted kitchen, double bedroom 5, double bedroom 6 / sitting room and bathroom; on the second floor – upper landing, snooker room / playroom, study, storeroom, wc and loft with roof access.
The property retains a wealth of fine period features with many of its principle rooms facing south over the mature back garden. The house appears to be detached but what was originally a small kitchen wing was separated off many years ago.
Colinton is one of Edinburgh’s most sought after residential areas, set in the south west of the City in the shadow of the Pentland Hills. It possesses a strong sense of community centred on ‘the village’ which has a good range of local shops, a bank, restaurant and bars, a health centre and churches. Supermarket shopping facilities are available nearby at both Tesco’s and Morrison’s. Recreational facilities are well catered for which include the Pentland Hills for pleasant walks and cycles and the Hillend Ski Centre. There are also many golf courses. The easy links to the City Bypass open up the many retail parks on the periphery of the City as well as links to major motorway networks, Edinburgh International Airport and East Lothian. There are excellent schools easily accessible both in the private and state sectors in particular George Watson’s College and Merchiston Castle School.
To the rear of the property is a spectacular south-facing garden with a large area of lawn surrounded by mature shrubs, trees and flowerbeds. Next to the house is a patio area with further raised veranda having ample room for outdoor furniture and a barbecue, accessed from the dining room.
To the front of the property is a large paved, courtyard area with ample room for off-street parking. Adjacent is an area of garden, which leads to the back garden.
Fixtures and Fittings
The property is served by a gas fired central heating system.