Merrilees Gate was built by McCarthy & Stone to a high specification purpose built for retirement living. The development consists of 45 one and two-bedroom apartments for the over 60s. There is a House Manager on site and a 24-hour emergency call system provided via a personal pendant alarm and a call point in the hallway. The development has excellent facilities and includes a Homeowners lounge which is a great way to meet other neighbours for social activities and celebrations, laundry room, private locker room, landscaped gardens and lift to all floors. There is a guest suite for visitors who wish to stay (nominal charges apply).
It is a condition of purchase that single occupants must meet the age requirements of 60 years, in an event of a couple the second person must be over the age of 55 years.
Merrilees Gate is located within Juniper Green, a popular residential suburb South West of Edinburgh running along the Pentland Hills, around six miles away from the centre of the city. Given Conservation Status in 1993, Juniper Green retains its village charm with a good selection of local shops and amenities just around the corner from Merrilees Gate. There is also a good choice of restaurants and cafés in the locality. Homeowners at Merrilees Gate can enjoy access to a range of leisure facilities, with tennis and bowling clubs nearby and off course Baberton Golf Club on the doorstep. The area offers some beautiful woodland walks along the Water of Leith through Colinton and Stockbridge, and onto Leith waterfront, where a further array of shops, restaurants and cafés can be found. Juniper Green is easily accessible from the Edinburgh city by-pass and there are frequent bus services to the city centre, making it easy to enjoy the delights of Scotland’s capital all year round.
Spacious and bright larger configuration one bedroom apartment located to the front of the development on the first floor. Benefiting a walk out balcony running the length of the apartment with views over to the Pentland hills, Baberton Golf Course and beyond. There is under floor heating provided with thermostat controls.
Welcoming entrance hall with walk-in storage cupboard/airing cupboard, further storage cupboard, illuminated light switches, smoke detector, apartment security door entry system with intercom. There is a 24 hour Tunstall emergency pull cord system located in the hall with personal pendants for peace of mind. Doors lead to the bedroom, lounge and shower room.
Generous lounge with French doors opening to a walk out balcony running full length to the front of the apartment with open outlook and views over to the Pentland hills, Baberton Golf Course and beyond. There is a fitted electric fire with feature surround, storage cupboard, two decorative ceiling lights, TV and telephone points and raised electric power sockets. Partially double glazed doors lead onto a separate kitchen.
Contemporary fully fitted kitchen with tiled floor. Stainless steel sink with mono block lever tap. Built-in oven, ceramic hob with extractor hood, fitted integrated fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. Fitted roller blind and under pelmet lighting.
Spacious double bedroom benefiting from French doors providing plenty natural light with direct access to the balcony. Walk-in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelving, decorative ceiling lights, TV and phone point.
Fully tiled and fitted with suite comprising of walk-in shower, WC, vanity unit with sink and mirror above and heated towel rail.
Fitted carpets, light fittings, curtains and blinds.
• Cleaning of communal windows
• Electricity, heating, lighting and power to communal areas
• 24-hour emergency call system
• Upkeep of gardens and grounds
• Repairs and maintenance to the interior and exterior communal areas
• Contingency fund including internal and external redecoration of communal areas
• Buildings insurance
The service charge does not cover external costs such as your Council Tax, electricity or TV, but does include the cost of your House Manager, the 24-hour emergency call system, the heating and maintenance of all communal areas, exterior property maintenance and gardening. Find out more about service charges please contact your Property Consultant or House Manager.
Parking is by allocated space subject to availability. The fee is currently £250 per annum. Permits are available on a first come, first served basis. Please check with the House Manager on site for availability.