83 Pentland View
- Bedrooms: 7
- Bathrooms: 3
- Public Rooms: 4
- EPC Rating: E
***CLOSING DATE FRIDAY 27TH JULY @ 12NOON - ALL BIDS MUST BE SENT TO MORTON FRASER***
This substantial stone built detached villa, the former Comiston Farmhouse, dating from the mid 19th Century retains some original features and offers flexible accommodation options. The house is situated in about an acre of landscaped ground with many mature trees. There is a Tree Preservation Order on five trees to the front of the property. The site is surrounded by a stone wall, with access through a private gateway leading to its own circular driveway.
The City of Edinburgh Council planning department has indicated that they may consider, in principle, further development of up to three additional residential dwellings subject to planning permission. The Farmhouse, although not listed or within a conservation area, must be retained due to the local and historical significance.
As the property is currently classified as a residential institution (class 8), an application for a change of use to residential dwelling (class 9) would be required.
Offers are invited for the heritable interest and must be submitted by the closing date (when set). It should be noted that the price stated in any offer must be net of any relevant Section 75 contributions.
In order for offers to be evaluated and assessed, bids must include:
- Concept drawings and nature of intended use
- Expected date for receipt of purchase price
- Detailed timescales for purification of any suspensive conditions
- Full supporting financial information confirming how both the purchase and any redevelopment will be financed.
The successful bidder will require to provide sufficient proof of identity within a reasonable timeframe prior to entering into any legal agreement in order to comply with money laundering regulations. The Council does not bind itself to accept the highest or any offer.
Please note that this property is sold as seen. No warranties or guarantees will be provided with regard to the working condition of any of the appliances or services. The purchaser will pay the Council’s reasonably incurred legal costs, Corporate Property charge of 2.5% of the purchase price.
This former farmhouse property is situated in the heart of the desirable and quiet residential area of Comiston. The area is well served by local shops at Buckstone Terrace. There are 4 supermarkets within easy reach and a short drive or bus ride will take you into the heart of Morningside where you will find a variety of specialist shops, bars, restaurants, cafes and the Dominion Cinema and Churchill Theatre. Nearby leisure facilities include golf courses at Braid Hills, Mortonhall and Swanston. A historic public footpath linking Hermitage of Braid, Braidburn Valley and Fairmilehead parks skirts the boundary wall of the property. The Pentland Hills Regional Park and Ski Centre are also within easy reach. Pentland Primary School is within walking distance and the area boasts an excellent choice of schools in both the public and private sector. The area is well served by buses providing you with easy access to the city centre whilst a 5 minute drive will take you to the City Bypass and from there the central motorway network, Forth Road Bridges and Edinburgh Airport.
- Substantial 19th century detached villa
- Popular residential area
- Separate outbuilding, previously used as a gym
- Entrance hall with storage
- Drawing room with bay window and fireplace
- Sitting room/dining room
- Kitchen with large walk-in store
- Utility room
- Master bedroom
- Six further bedrooms
- Two large store rooms
- Shower room
- Gas central heating
- Beautiful garden grounds surrounding the property, totalling just over an acre
- Private gateway to large circular driveway
EPC Rating E
"Impressive detached villa offering an excellent refurbishment opportunity. The property is in a quiet location and surrounded by fantastic garden grounds, yet highly commutable to Edinburgh city centre and the surrounding areas. This could make a wonderful family home".