Carrick Knowe Avenue | Edinburgh

Lounge and Patio Doors
Bedroom 1
Front Garden
Back Garden

This ground floor lower villa will be of immediate appeal to the first-time-buying single person or couple alike, while also being of interest to the discerning investor. The main apartments (two double bedrooms and lounge) are generous in size and provide very comfortable accommodation in an ever-popular residential area, while the kitchen and bathroom are modern and stylish. There are gardens to both the front and rear of the property. An undoubted feature is not even in the flat: the view from the lounge and kitchen, looking down two fairways of the Carrick Knowe Golf Course. The view is in keeping with the overall tranquil feel that the property enjoys and is apparent the moment you walk in the front door. The flat is in very good decorative order and is walk-in condition. Double glazing helps with managing with the heating bills and a new boiler has not long been fitted. Carrick Knowe Avenue is a pleasant broad street, with cherry trees blossoming most attractively in the springtime. More practically, there is unrestricted on-street parking. Corstorphine High Street, with its full range of local shops, including a Co-op convenience store, post office, chemists, hairdressers and coffee shops, is close by. For more major domestic shopping, there is a 24-hour Tesco superstore near to hand, as well as Morrisons and Marks and Spencer at The Gyle and a Sainsbury’s at Craigleith, all only a short drive away. Bus links to and from the City Centre are very good, while the City By-pass and M8/M9 central motorway network are within easy reach. There is local authority schooling at both primary and secondary level in the area and the property is within reach of the Royal High School, Mary Erskine’s and Stewart’s Melville. There are good local leisure facilities, including the Drumbrae Leisure Centre with swimming pool, sports halls and gym, and the David Lloyd Centre and The Gym Group. Many pleasant walks can be enjoyed on Corstorphine Hill, and the Zoo is very close by, while, when refuelling rather than burning calories is the order of the day, Corstorphine has a number of popular pubs and restaurants.

  • Hall

    The entrance door has a patterned glass insert and opens to a welcoming and bright reception area that gives access to the main apartments. A deep cupboard beside the door provides excellent storage space and has a light to assist when rummaging in the further recesses. The cupboard also houses the not-long-fitted central heating boiler. Coat hooks are handily located for the parking of hats, scarves and, er, coats. Laminated flooring is both attractive and practical, allowing muddy foot or paw prints to be quickly dealt with.

  • Lounge

    4.5 m X 3.33 m / 14’9″ X 10’11”

    The view from the patio doors over the rear garden and looking down the treelined fairways of the golf course beyond should soothe even the most furrowed brow (even where the furrows come from frustrations born of tackling said golf course). To the right is the fourteenth green (sufficiently far way to mean that errant approach shots ought not to be a concern) while to the left there is the fifteenth tee. The eye is inevitably drawn to the outside but there is another attractive focal point in the electric fire and surround. The silvan-themed wallpaper over the fire complements what nature has to offer outdoors and there are textured paper finishes to the other walls. The patio doors naturally provide excellent natural light but there is also a three-way ceiling-mounted light fitting for when artificial illumination is needed. There is plenty of space for soft furniture as well as a dining table and chairs. An open press beside the door from the hall provides useful storage. A fifteen-pane glass door gives access to the kitchen.

  • Kitchen

    2.57 m X 1.85 m / 8’5″ X 6’1″

    When it’s tea (not tee) time, the resident chef has the same view of the golf course as from the lounge to give possible inspiration. When it comes to the practicalities, they have the benefit of good worktop space and a Belling four burner gas hob with double oven and grill to work with. The view comes from a picture window that makes again provides good natural light but there are also three-way ceiling-mounted spotlights. The window provides good ventilation and there is also an extractor hood over the cooker. A stainless-steel sink with mixer tap and drainer is there for the washing up, with the view perhaps helping to make it less of a chore. As well as the cooker and oven, the washing machine and fridge freezer are included in the price. The wall and floor units also provide good storage and their white fronts and chrome handles contribute to the bright fresh feel. There is contemporary tiling over the work surfaces and emulsion finishes elsewhere.

  • Bedroom 1

    5.11 m X 3.33 m / 16’9″ X 10’11”

    The front facing situation and view over the front garden make for a very pleasant main sleeping apartment, with very generous dimensions. The view is courtesy of a shallow bay window that makes the room naturally bright and airy. There is more than enough space for freestanding furniture, but excellent storage comes by way of a triple wardrobe with partly mirror-fronted sliding doors. The end sections each have an upper-level shelf above hanging space and low-level drawers. In between there is more hanging space beneath a deep shelf. There is a patterned paper finish to one wall and textured paper finishes to the others. The textured ceiling comes with a plain coving.

  • Bedroom 2

    3.68 m X 2.92 m / 12’1″ X 9’7″

    Also situated to the front and again with a view to the garden through its picture window, this good-sized double room provides future-proofing against the arrival of tiny and then growing feet. It would also serve as a very pleasant home office or study pending the arrival of those additional feet. There are patterned paper finishes to the walls.


    Good natural light is provided by the patterned opaque windows and that is accentuated by the attractive wall and floor tiles and the white suite. That suite comprises a close couple WC, bath and stylish wash-hand basin and there is also a Mira Sport shower over the bath. The wash-handbasin and bath both have chrome waterfall mixer taps and there are twin drawers beneath the basin, providing useful storage. The window sill offers more open storage as well as being the natural location for candles when a leisurely soak is the order of the day (or evening).

  • Outside

    The property benefits from both a front and back garden. A shared path runs from the pavement past the (side) entrance door and on to the rear of the building. The front garden has an area laid with gravel chips that gives access to a lawn with well-stocked borders, which include mature bushes and dwarf conifers. To the rear, the patio doors open to…a patio, and there is also another area laid with gravel chips, as well as space for a shed. Clothes can be dried the old-fashioned and environmentally-friendly way: outside, on a shared green.

Key features

Postcode: EH12 7DF
Offers over: £175,000
Council Tax Band: C
Bedrooms: 2
EPC: Unspecified

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