A unique opportunity to acquire a prominent detached Victorian villa situated in a prime beach-front location on Portobello promenade has arisen.
Presented by Rettie and Co, the property, which offers outstanding panoramic views of the Edinburgh skyline, East Lothian and the Firth of Forth towards the Peaks of Fife beyond, currently operates as a successful family run bar on the ground floor.
There is a spacious five bedroom double upper apartment above and offers excellent potential to create one substantial family home over three floors or to sub-divide the property into three spacious main-door apartments, each with secure off-street parking and two with private gardens (subject to necessary consent).
The property currently houses the award-winning family run Dalriada Bar on the ground floor with residential accommodation above.
Award-winning Lorn Macneal Architects have drawn up plans to sub-divide the property in order to create three spacious sea-view apartments, cleverly combining period features with cutting edge design: two ground floor apartments, each boasting a contemporary larch clad extension; private courtyard garden and off-street parking; and a third which occupies the first and second floors of the villa and offers wonderful period features, versatile accommodation and off-street parking.
Alternatively, should a buyer choose to restore the two dwellings into one home, this would create an impressive and substantial family abode.
Portobello is an affluent and desirable residential suburb which lies to the east of Edinburgh city centre. The area is renowned for its village atmosphere, bustling promenade and sandy beach and boasts a wonderfully eclectic range of shops, bars, bistros and artisan cafés.
There are a number of recreational facilities in close proximity including Portobello Sailing Kayaking and Rowing Club; highly regarded gym facilities and restored Victorian and Turkish Baths at Portobello Swim Centre; Bingham, Rosefield and Abercorn parks; Portobello Golf Course; Joppa Tennis Courts and a number of coastal and semi rural walkways.
The area is well served by Sainsbury’s Local and Aldi supermarkets, a monthly farmers’ market and a wealth of independent shops on Portobello High Street.
Fort Kinnaird is a short drive away and boasts an array of high street stores, restaurants, a large Marks & Spencer and a multi-screen cinema.
The property lies in the catchment area for the highly regarded Towerbank Primary and the recently redeveloped Portobello High School with St John’s RC Primary School in close proximity.
In the private sector, Loretto School is just a few miles away in Musselburgh.
Joppa boasts easy access to numerous frequent bus services; the A1 and City Bypass, Edinburgh International Airport and Central Scotland’s motorway network. Waverley station can be reached in 10-minutes from nearby Brunstane railway station.
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The agents will consider offers over £950,000.