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This three-bedroom end-terrace cottage in Joppa offers wonderfully light and airy accommodation, all arranged over one level – convenient for longevity for families in years to come.
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The characterful, B-listed Victorian home is filled with period charm and although it would now benefit from some modernisation and upgrades, it offers its new owner an exciting opportunity to modernise a traditional home to their own tastes. Furthermore, it occupies a generous corner plot, with a large, landscaped front garden, and enjoys lovely sea views.
The cottage boasts a large and beautifully landscaped front garden, complete with sea views. The long front garden has been designed to create terraces with paved and seating areas, plants and walkways, as well as a generous lawned area framed by established plants.
Situated to the front of the property and enjoying a tranquil outlook over the home’s front garden all the way to the sea, the sitting room occupies a generous footprint for various configurations of lounge furniture, all arranged around a marble fireplace flanked by an Edinburgh press.
The reception room is illuminated by large dual-aspect windows and further benefits from beautifully detailed cornicing and an exquisite ceiling rose.
The open-plan breakfasting kitchen is a fantastic space for family meals and sociable gatherings, with ample space for a seated dining area as well as a living area, and the sky-lit kitchen is currently fitted with wall and base cabinets and a breakfast bar.
The space could comfortably accommodate a wide range of modern cabinetry to the new owners’ tastes and requirements, whilst the whole room itself could be reconfigured to suit (subject to any necessary permissions). The kitchen affords access to a rear vestibule with an external door.
The home’s three bedrooms are all wonderfully light and airy doubles with ample space for freestanding furniture. All three have built-in/fitted storage, and they provide blank canvases for future styling and design, with many opportunities for fitting new wardrobes/storage to suit the needs of the purchaser.
The smallest bedroom could alternatively be utilised as a home office – ideal for those requiring a quiet space to work or study from home.
Abright family bathroom completes the accommodation on offer and comprises a bathtub, a separate shower enclosure, and a WC-suite. A separate guest WC is accessed from the hallway. The property is kept warm by a gas central heating system and the traditional sash-and-case windows benefit from secondary glazing.
To the rear is a fully enclosed courtyard garden with direct access to the extra long single garage. The area is paved and enclosed by a traditional stone wall and a pedestrian gate leading to the private driveway.
Alternaitve Layout with CGI Images –
The property offers its new owners a range of possibilities, from simply modernising and keeping the use of each room, all the way to extending the property, to create a much larger family home.
All necessary planning and listed building consent will need to be obtained, however, following the sample of the neighbouring properties, Hawthorn Cottage could easily be extended into the attic, to create generous extra bedrooms with lovely views. We have created an artists impression and alternative layout as a sample to show the versatility of the space, without the need to extend past its current walls.
The sample layout will create a new and larger living room arranged around a fireplace, enjoying natural light and an open flow to a spacious dining room, kitchen and separate utility room.
This new room is created by opening the existing kitchen up into the rear hall and bathroom, plus extending into the rear of the garage, whilst the garage remain large enough to fit a car. The new kitchen, with large glass doors now makes the most of its westerly aspect with a fabulous courtyard setting with entertaining and family barbeques.
Joppa has long been one of the most desirable suburbs in the capital. Situated just over three miles northeast of the city centre, between trendy Portobello and popular Musselburgh, Joppa offers all the charm of a Victorian seaside town with all the advantages of city living.
For more extensive shopping facilities, Fort Kinnaird is just a short drive away and is home to more than fifty outlets, eateries and a multi-screen cinema.
Joppa is within the catchment area for fantastic state schools and is also convenient for Loretto School in Musselburgh.
The town enjoys excellent public transport links into the city centre, including train services from Brunstane station and comprehensive day/night bus routes, as well as ideal proximity to Edinburgh City Bypass and the A1.