Glorious gardens in a seamless City setting

by Catriona Conway-Mortimer

Monday, June 4th, 2018

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One-of-a-kind Georgian villa perfect for the modern family hits the market

AN ELEGANT B-listed home that boasts period features and enviably large, mature gardens has hit the market in Edinburgh’s seaside town of Musselburgh.

18 Linkfield Road, built in 1834, simply oozes character and style with its subtle blend of modern and Georgian features.

The property’s gardens are both charming and immense, with two lawn areas – divided by a secret-garden-style climbing rose archway – and a generously proportioned patio space.

With its pale sand stone build and its intricate cornice work, 18 Linkfield Road represents everything that was great about the Georgian era.

The semi-detached Georgian house is on the market with Warners Solicitors and Estate Agents for offers over £550,000.

Shonagh Davidson, the current owner of 18 Linkfield Road, said: “The house is just perfectly situated, with stunning settings ideal for Sunday walks – like Gullane beach and lagoons bird watching site – just a stone’s throw away.

“Not many are lucky enough to have such easy access to both the city centre and the countryside.

“We love to spend our time in the garden on the weekend. It has its own micro-climate thanks to the stone walls that shelter and surround it – you could just about trick yourself you were in Spain if it wasn’t for our typical Scottish, greener than green lawn.

“The garden is just glorious, with its mature shrubs, as well as pear and apples trees, a Rowan tree and Japanese Acer.

“There’s something rather fulfilling about walking up in the morning and having fruit that you’ve picked from your garden for breakfast.”

With its great encompassing garden space and solid Georgian structure, 18 Linkfield Road also presents the rare opportunity to extend on a historic and charming property.

Among the property’s most striking features are its tastefully decorated living room, complete with twin window formation, and its traditional dining room, with beautiful flagstone flooring.

Positioned with views overlooking Musselburgh’s magnificent Racecourse – the oldest of its kind in Scotland – the home not only includes five generously sized bedrooms, but also has a useful box room, a study and walk-in storage.

The grand master bedroom sits at the front of the house, allowing it to bask in the morning sun.

Shonagh added: “The driveway is great when it comes to hosting guests as their cars can easily be accommodated, meaning they don’t have to park out in the street.”

April Harper, Estate Agent at Warners, said: “This Musselburgh home really is the complete package.

“In terms of architectural design, character and well-proportioned living space 18 Linkfield Road is just has it all.

“And its clever balanced of light and space across its 206 square feet highlights its fine details and unique.

“Being such an appealing property in a prime location, 18 Linkfield Road is unlikely to be on the market for long, so I really do recommend house hunters to come and have a look at this great opportunity.”

Viewing of 18 Linkfield Road is available by appointment. Please get in touch with April Harper on 0131 668 0441 or [email protected]

 

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Catriona Conway-Mortimer, account executive with Holyrood PR in Edinburgh, Scotland

Catriona Conway-Mortimer

Catriona Conway-Mortimer is part of the award-winning PR team at Scottish public relations agency, Holyrood PR in Edinburgh

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