About this property
Drumearn is a particularly impressive and immaculately presented stone built detached family home. Built in 1903 for Reverend Arthur Gordon, it is a distinctive property built with a combination of pink and red sandstone under a pitched slate roof. Having been significantly modernised by the current owner over recent years, the property has been finished to an exceptionally high specification, and yet successfully retains much of its original charm with a wide variety of delightful period features.
The front door opens to the vestibule and on to the welcoming reception hall from where the principal family living and reception rooms are accessed, as well as the stair rising to the upper floor. The impressive bay windowed study overlooks the garden and has an fireplace in the side bay. The elegant and wonderfully light downstairs drawing room is adjacent, and has a modern crittal door leading to the bay windowed sitting room. Again with a south facing vista, there is plenty of light and it is open to the library at one end, while linking seamlessly to the beautifully appointed dining kitchen with double doors opening to the garden. Recently finished by Laurence McIntosh, the kitchen is spectacular, with a delightful fan-shaped breakfast bar and solid wood units with white stone worktops. In addition, there is a secondary back kitchen, or pantry. Adjacent to the kitchen is the sizeable games room which has a glazed cupola and doors opening to the garden. To the rear of the games room is the cinema room with integrated screen and projector. Also on the ground floor is a fourth bedroom, bathroom, exquisite wine room, boot room, boiler room and utility room, as well as two WCs.
The broad stair is well-lit by the sizeable window on the eastern gable, and rises gently to the first floor. The elegant drawing room is situated here. It benefits from a bay window to the south, as well as charming panelled inglenook with fireplace, as well as spectacular cornicing and plasterwork on the vaulted ceiling. The principal bedroom suite is situated at the other end of the house and spans the full length of the house. The bedroom itself has a south facing bay window, with a well-fitted dressing room leading to the luxurious en suite bath and shower room. There are two further generous double bedrooms on this floor, both of which have en suite bathrooms and dressing areas. There is an additional back stair which links back to the inner hall on the ground floor, and also continues on up to the second floor where there are four further bedrooms and a family bathroom, as well as a linen store and separate WC.
The house is set well back from the road and is particularly well-screened by a mature hedge. A driveway with remote controlled gates and red sandstone gatepiers provides access to the beautiful grounds of Drumearn which extend to approximately 1 acre in total, with extensive parking in front of the house and to the western side where there is a sizeable detached double garage. The driveway has been recently re-laid along with extensive re-landscaping of the garden to the rear. The wonderfully colourful and mature garden grounds are set to the front, side and rear of the house and have been exceptionally well maintained with a range of mature plants, shrubs and trees in the extensive borders surrounding the delightful lawns.
- Hermitage Drive is a highly sought after street with a fine selection of handsome houses in generous and well screened gardens.
- Situated around 2.5 miles south of Princes Street, the property lies within the popular residential district of Morningside.
- There are excellent local shops, bistros and bars in Morningside and Bruntsfield, including a Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s and Tesco, as well as cultural amenities including the King’s Theatre and Dominion Cinema.
- Local sporting facilities include a number of golf courses. Mortonhall Golf Club is under a mile away, both Braid and Mortonhall Tennis clubs are also within a mile, and there are beautiful local walks in the open spaces of The Braids and The Hermitage. The Pentland Hills and the Hillend Ski Centre are within a couple of miles also.
- The property is ideally located for access to the financial district in the West End as well as The Haymarket, The Gyle, Gogarburn and Edinburgh Park.
- George Watson’s is within a mile, and a number of other schools, including George Heriot’s, Merchiston and Boroughmuir High School, are also nearby.
- The city bypass is within a couple of miles, providing excellent access to the airport and the Central Scotland motorway network.
- Listing: Drumearn is Category B listed and lies within the Morningside Conservation Area.
- Fixtures and Fittings: All fitted carpets, curtains, blinds, light fittings and white goods are included in the sale. The semi-circular study desk is also included in the sale. All garden furniture, planters and urns are excluded from the sale.
- EPC Rating: D
- Tenure: Freehold
- Council Tax Band: H