Under Offer – Enjoying views of both the sea and Arthur’s Seat, 39/3 Pittville Street is a charming second/top-floor flat forming part of a C-listed, Victorian townhouse (circa 1894), offering two-bedrooms and a desirable beachside setting on a quiet, no-through road in the highly sought-after Portobello conservation area.
The property is presented in a move-in condition, and benefits from a bay-windowed living room with lovely views of Portobello Beach, and a modern dining kitchen and bathroom, both with new flooring.
It represents an ideal home and seaside retreat for anyone seeking to be part of the thriving Portobello community, which provides a relaxed and friendly coastal lifestyle, with a wealth of local amenities, excellent schooling, and regular public transport all within close proximity of the flat.
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Stepping into the home, reached by a secure shared entrance and stairwell with a stained-glass skylight, you are greeted by an entrance hall defined by crisp white walls and varnished wooden floorboards. It provides a warm welcome and flows left into the living room, which continues the appealing interior design. Here, generous proportions accommodate a wide choice of comfortable lounge furniture for unwinding and socialising, whilst a bay-window floods the room in an abundance of natural light, providing a window seat for admiring the beautiful views of Portobello Beach and Arthur’s Seat. Finishing the inviting atmosphere is a cosy log-burning stove set into a focal-point surround with an oak mantel.
Meanwhile, the dining kitchen is at the opposite end of the hall to the rear of the home, offering ample floorspace for a table and chairs for family meals and dinner parties. It has a modern design, and is fitted with wood-toned cabinets and contrasting worktops backed by splashback tiles. It incorporates an integrated gas hob and a brand-new oven, as well as an undercounter fridge and a washing machine.
Next door to the kitchen is the 1st bedroom, which is a good-size double with an airy ambience and a rear-facing aspect. The 2nd bedroom, on the other hand, is to the home’s front accessed via the living space. Currently utilised as a children’s room with a fitted study area and shelving, this bedroom has flexible dimensions and a built-in wardrobe. If desired, it could easily be utilised as an office.
Both bedrooms are well decorated and include snug carpeting for comfort. Finally, the modern 3-piece bathroom (with overhead shower) is presented with a combination of neutral decor and metro-style splashback tiles.
Gas central heating via a combi boiler installed end of 2019 and boasting powerful shower pressure. Double-glazed sash windows to the front and secondary-glazing over the sash windows overlooking attractive gardens and rooftops, with the iconic chimney of the Porty Baths on your right and Bellfield Community Centre Tower to your left. You can see right across to Arthur’s Seat. Being a dual aspect top floor flat in this desirable position with uninterrupted views, you enjoy both morning/daytime sunshine and evening sunset rays. From the shared stairwell, there is also access to an attic for storage.
Extras: Included in the sale are all the fitted floor and window coverings, light fittings, fitted wardrobes and shelves in bedroom 2, fitted shelves and utility cupboard in living room, wood fired stove, bathroom cabinet over mirror, integrated kitchen appliances, fridge, and washing machine. Some furniture is available by separate negotiation.
Located approximately 3 miles northeast of the city centre, the desirable suburb of Portobello enjoys the best of both worlds: a quaint seaside ambience with the perks of city life right on its doorstep. Set beside a long sandy beach and promenade, within sight of Arthur’s Seat and within minutes of the picturesque East Lothian countryside, it is easy to understand why this is one of the capitals most popular postcodes! The area is served by a fantastic range of local services and amenities, with more extensive shopping and entertainment facilities available in Musselburgh or Fort Kinnaird just a short drive away. Or for a more local, traditional shopping experience, the bustling High Street has artisan bakers, butchers, fishmongers and greengrocers.
For sport and fitness enthusiasts, Portobello Swim Centre boasts swimming facilities, a well-equipped gym, and a varied programme of fitness classes, as well as Edinburgh’s only public authentic Turkish Baths. A pleasant leafy walk along Brunstane Burn leads you to Newhailes House and Estate, or Musselburgh Harbour can be reached along the sea. Portobello offers a superb choice of schools in both the public and private sector. The area is extremely popular with commuters owing to its excellent public transport links and proximity to Edinburgh City Bypass and the A1.