Under Offer – This main-door ground-floor flat forms part of a handsome, B-listed Georgian building in the New Town, within its historic conservation area, and offers two bedrooms, a large living room, a dining kitchen, and a bathroom, plus access to a shared garden.
This two-bedroom, main-door ground-floor flat in the New Town, within its UNESCO World Heritage Site conservation area, is in need of renovation, offering an exciting opportunity for modernisation and giving the new owner a blank canvas to design a modern, yet characterful home to their own tastes and needs. The home boasts a truly enviable location with a wealth of amenities on the doorstep and within easy reach, including an eclectic array of shops, cafés, bars and restaurants, education facilities, transport links (Edinburgh Waverley is a 10-minute walk away), cultural and entertainment venues, and the city’s cherished green spaces.
A short flight of stone steps from the street leads to the flat’s front door which opens into a practical entrance vestibule, flowing through to a hall with built-in storage. Externally, the flat benefits from access to a communal rear garden, whilst on-street permit parking on nearby streets falls under Zone 6.
The living room occupies a generous footprint, offering plenty of space for various configurations of lounge furniture. The large, recessed window (with a panelled surround and shutters) captures natural light and frames views of the street, whilst a beautiful, traditional fireplace creates a focal point around which furniture can be arranged, and delightfully detailed cornicing adds further character to the space.
The kitchen boasts a sunny southwest-facing aspect and a tranquil outlook overlooking the shared gardens, and it offers ample room for a large seated dining area – perfect for sit-down meals and entertaining with guests. The space could comfortably accommodate a wide range of modern cabinetry to suit the new owner’s tastes and requirements. The kitchen also features cornicing, which could be retained to add period charm to the room.
The flat’s two airy bedrooms enjoy a sunny southeast-facing aspect and garden views and they are connected via a door, allowing for various uses and layouts, including the smaller room being utilised as a dressing room or a nursery. The second bedroom could also be a large single or guest bedroom as it is separately accessible from the hall. Both sleeping areas feature recessed sash-and-case windows and retain their original cornicing. The bathroom and separate WC complete the accommodation on offer, with the former comprising a bath and twin sinks, and the latter housing a WC and wall-mounted basin.
New Town, Edinburgh –
Nestled in the heart of the New Town, the property enjoys a prime location in Edinburgh’s most prestigious postcode. Its excellent situation offers residents the finest amenities the capital has to offer, all within easy walking distance. On your doorstep you will find a superb choice of top-rated restaurants, cafés, fashionable bars and clusters of small speciality shops. The New Town hosts world-class shopping outlets including Harvey Nichols, John Lewis, Multrees Walk at St. Andrew Square, and St James Quarter, while Princes Street is lined with all the top name High Street retailers.
Stockbridge offers a unique village atmosphere and the independent outlets here are arguably some of the best in the country. A selection of some of Scotland’s finest art galleries are all in close proximity including the National Portrait Gallery, the Gallery of Modern Art and the Scottish National Galleries. For days out, picnics or scenic walks the tranquil Water of Leith at Stockbridge and the colourful Royal Botanic Gardens are both nearby. Edinburgh boasts some of the best private schools in the country. Both Fettes and Edinburgh Academy are close by, along with excellent state schools. For commuting to any part of the city or other parts of the country, the area offers an abundance of public transport services. The tram line runs from nearby all the way to the airport, whilst there are over 35 bus routes departing from the area and Waverley Station is conveniently close.