Property highlight: Unique one Bed Flat in Edinburgh's historic Old Town, on the Royal Mile - ideal BTL Purchase
Enviably located on the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town conservation area, this charming, one-bedroom, fourth-floor flat enjoys an unrivalled position in the capital, just a stone’s throw from world-class amenities and the iconic Edinburgh Castle. The well-presented property forms part of a traditional, late eighteenth-century, B-listed tenement building within James Court, which holds a special place in Edinburgh’s history, connected to a number of prominent figures from the city’s past, such as the developer James Brownhill, who demolished closes to form the square court in 1723-7.
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Accessed via a secure communal entrance and stairwell, the front door to the flat opens into a welcoming hall with built-in storage. On the right is the living/dining room, which generously spans the entire depth of the property, allowing a good selection of lounge furniture and a dinner table for sociable meals. Here, a 12-pane sash window bathes the space in natural light, offering tantalising views across the capital’s skyline. Crisp neutral décor and snug carpeting add to the inviting environment, whilst a deep cupboard provides useful on-hand storage.
The kitchen is conveniently adjacent, fitted with handle-less cabinets in timber effect and matching worktops, accommodating an undercounter washing machine, a freestanding fridge/freezer, and an electric cooker. Illuminated by a sash window, it is a bright and airy space.
At the other end of the hall, the double bedroom offers a spacious footprint supplemented by a built-in wardrobe. It continues the pale décor and fitted carpet from the living room, enhancing a peaceful ambience. Completing the home is a modern shower room with a three-piece suite. Efficient electric heating ensures year-round warmth, whilst 12-pane timber sash and case windows bring additional period charm.
Externally, there is a communal courtyard garden to the rear and controlled parking with a residents’ permit is also available in the vicinity (Zone 4).
Extras: Included in the sale are all the fitted floor and window coverings, light fittings, and freestanding kitchen appliances. Other items of furniture can be included within the sale.
Old Town, Edinburgh
Edinburgh's historic Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, enjoys an unbeatable location with a 260-acre park, world-class amenities, and the capital’s most treasured historic landmarks all on the doorstep. A haven for students, visitors, and locals alike, the area is brimming with cafés, bars and restaurants serving world-class cuisine, and hosts some of the capital’s best nightclubs and renowned live music venues. Residents are just a few minutes’ walk from sprawling Holyrood Park, which is home to rugged Arthur’s Seat and Salisbury Crags, as well as St Margaret’s Loch and the ruins of St Antony’s Chapel.
The Royal Mile, with Edinburgh Castle at its head and the Palace of Holyroodhouse at its foot, is also just a short walk away, as are numerous cultural and heritage attractions, namely The National Museum of Scotland, Surgeons’ Hall Museums, and The Queen’s Gallery. In the summer months the Old Town is transformed into the epicentre of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and welcomes thousands of performers and spectators from around the globe. The area is served by an excellent range of local services and amenities and is just a short walk from more extensive retail outlets on Princes Street and George Street.
Although the Old Town is ideal for navigating the city on foot or by bike, there is also no shortage of public buses, as well as national rail services from Waverley station and tram links from Princes Street.