A sunny spot in the New Town

Great King Street is one of the New Town’s most impressive streets, and this basement flat offers both the history of this A-listed Georgian building with modern, luxurious interiors.

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57 (BF) Great King Street also features a large garden space that catches the sun and offers a quiet retreat from the bustle of town.

Grace Nicholson, husband John and children Sophie and Angus have lived in the property since 2011, finding an ideal space for raising a young family. “We were really happy to find a place in town with a garden as it was important to have some greenery. The location is fantastic being in the New Town, and with Stockbridge nearby”, says Grace. “The home is also very sunny and bright. We never had plans to live in a basement flat, but when we went to see it we noticed how sunny it was, and for a basement flat it was very airy and bright.”

The property is located behind traditional wrought-iron railings and rustic stone steps lead down to the private courtyard where you enter the property.

The entrance vestibule and its glazed double doors lead into the spacious hall with timber-effect flooring and elegant light blue walls that help to create a bright and airy space. The large living room is flooded with light from the south-facing glazed doors that lead onto the private patio, and the contemporary fireplace has an inviting coal effect gas stove. Off the living room is a versatile box room that would make an ideal study, snug or library.

One of the most striking aspects of the property is the kitchen and dining room which feature sliding doors that lead out onto the courtyard. When the Nicholsons moved into the property the sliding doors to the garden and the upper windows had already been fitted, but the space where the kitchen is now was only being used for storage. Grace says: “The kitchen had been where the third bedroom is now, but it made sense to put the kitchen next to the sliding doors, and create a bedroom from where the kitchen was.”

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The kitchen was inspired by a traditional farmhouse style with a gleaming Belfast sink, stylish tiling, sage-painted cabinets with solid timber worktops and a duel-fuel Smeg cooker.  The sliding doors make the kitchen a really light and airy space and it leads out to the fantastic garden.

The property has two appealing double bedrooms (one with twin fitted wardrobes) and a delightful single bedroom, all of which feature original sash-and-case windows with working shutters.

The property has a three-piece bathroom and three-piece shower room and completing the accommodation is the practical utility room, which offers ideal laundry facilities and extra storage. The home has further storage with three large cellar spaces that could be very adaptable, and there is also a handy garden shed. Gas central heating and partial double glazing ensure a warm, energy-efficient climate all year round.

Edinburgh's New Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is ideally situated within a short walking distance of Princes Street. Numerous art galleries, museums, theatres and cinemas are just a short distance away as are a wide range of shops and health clubs. Close by are the Royal Botanic Gardens, Inverleith Park and the Water of Leith Walkway.

57 (BF) Great King Street, New Town, Edinburgh, EH3 6RP

Offers over £495,000

3 bed basement flat with 2 public rooms

ESPC ref: 368530

EPC rating: C

Contact 0131 253 2964

Selling solicitor VMH Solicitors