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Granton

Area Guides from Cameron Stephen & Co.

Granton

Following across Edinburgh’s coast, along from Leith and Newhaven is Granton. Unlike the areas of Leith and Newhaven, Granton was never a town of it’s own but later came about to fill the housing demands of it’s surrounding areas. It wasn’t until the 1800s when The Fifth Duke of Buccleuch, who owned a lot of the land in Granton, decided to construct a harbour to compete with it’s neighbours Newhaven and Leith Docks that Granton really came to be. Granton has also played home to Quarrying, Car Manufacturing and Gasworks over the years.

Location

On the shore of the Firth of Forth and once on the route of Edinburgh’s old tram line, Granton is easily accessible both by bus and car. Lothian Buses run frequent routes to the area and being a mainly residential and industrial area, parking if usually easy enough to come by.

Places to Visit

Harbour
Like it’s neighbours Newhaven and The Shore, Granton has it’s very own harbour. Home to the Royal Forth Yacht Club and recently given the green light for a Marina, it looks like Granton’s yachting scene is set it grow.

Edinburgh College
The Granton Campus makes up a quarter of Edinburgh’s College Campuses and provides education in sports, technology, the arts and construction.

Places to Eat & Drink
Known to be the home of best kebab in Edinburgh, Javits Takeaway lights up the main street in Granton with it’s flashy open front, serving your favourite takeaway food, in this family run business.

    22 Kingsburgh Crescent, Edinburgh EH5 1JF

    Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 Reception Rooms: 1
    Fantastic 5 bedroom terraced townhouse in a small modern development just a short walk from supermarkets and shops and the City's many cycle routes. The accommodation comprises, on the ground floor, entrance vestibule and hall, open plan kitchen / dining / family room, a utility room and a WC. On the first floor there is a spacious sitting room with balcony, a master bedroom with balcony, dressing area and en suite shower room. On the second floor there is a guest bedroom with en suite shower room and 3 further bedrooms as well as the family bathroom. There is excellent storage throughout and a fully enclosed rear garden. There is a driveway to the front and an integral garage. Overall this is a superb home for a growing family with plenty of space for those looking to work from home.
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    £399,000
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    6/2 Marine Drive, Edinburgh EH5 1FD

    Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Reception Rooms: 1
    UNDER OFFER Bright and exceptionally spacious ground floor flat in a modern development. Adapted to provide wheelchair access, with mid height light switches and wide, fully opening doors and the communal entrance is shared with only one other proprietor. The accommodation comprises entrance hall with two large storage cupboards, sitting room / dining room / fitted kitchen, with integrated appliances, two double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes and a bathroom with white suite and corner bath with electric shower fitting over. Residents parking is provided in the underground car park, which also houses the bin and bike stores and there are communal gardens. Overall, this is a superb first time buyer property in an excellent location. There is an extensive local Development plan, details of which can be found here (https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/downloads/file/27146/granton-waterfront-development-framework). Granton is benefitting from a large scale regeneration. There is a new Marina being developed which will include a 5 star hotel and spa and social hub. Only 4 miles from Edinburgh City Centre, there are excellent transport links to the City Centre and beyond, including a direct bus route to Edinburgh Airport. Leisurewise, there are several private gyms and fitness centres, 5-a-side football pitches all nearby as well as Silverknowes and Cramond beaches which are within walking distance. There is a selection of large supermarkets immediately on hand and further shopping options at Ocean Terminal, which is only a short drive away.
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    £165,000
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    105/10 Granton Road, Edinburgh EH5 3NJ

    Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Reception Rooms: 1
    Closing Date: Friday 19 November 2021 at 12 Noon. Superb second floor flat in a traditional tenement building with excellent, well maintained communal rear garden. The accommodation comprises entrance hall with storage cupboard off, open plan sitting / dining / kitchen, good sized double bedroom with built in wardrobe/dressing area and bathroom with electric shower over the bath. The property benefits from gas central heating, double glazing, a security entry phone system, wooden style floors and feature fireplace. The property has been freshly decorated and is offered for sale in move in condition throughout.
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    £125,000
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