Property highlight: Offering enviable Edinburgh Castle views from the front and rear
Offering enviable Edinburgh Castle views from the front and rear, this two bedroom third/top-floor tenement flat in Lauriston promises a highly desirable home or rental investment, with all the capital has to offer easily accessible from its prime central location. The flat enjoys tastefully subtle interiors warmly enhanced by stripped pine flooring and doors, as well as further charming original features. Access to a sunny communal garden is also provided.
The flat is reached via a communal stairwell with secure entry. On opening the front door, you step into an entrance hall flowing through to a quietly rear-facing reception area. Lit by a characterful twelve-pane shuttered window with castle views, this spacious room can accommodate both comfortable furniture and a seated dining area. The room further benefits from built-in storage and direct access to the kitchen which features wood-toned fitted shelving and cabinetry, paired with workspace, an integrated oven and a gas hob, and an under-counter fridge and a washing machine. Returning through the reception area and hall, you reach the home’s two bedrooms: a generous double bedroom and a single bedroom with fitted shelving, currently used as a home study. Both rooms boast windows with working shutters, cast-iron flower balconies, and castle views. The largest bedroom provides excellent space for furniture and is further supplemented by decorative cornicing and a classic Edinburgh Press for display storage. Completing the accommodation on offer, and conveniently separate, are a bathroom and a WC both accessible from the hall, and both featuring internal windows that borrow light from their adjacent rooms. The bathroom incorporates a basin, vanity storage, a bathtub with an overhead shower, and a built-in linen cupboard. The property is heated via gas central heating.
Externally, the flat benefits from access to a southfacing communal rear garden and on-street parking in the vicinity falls under Controlled Zone 4. Enjoying a prime city location, the district of Lauriston lies beside one of the capital’s most celebrated green spaces, the Meadows, as well as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Edinburgh’s medieval Old Town. Due to its superbly central setting, the area is situated within walking distance of an outstanding selection of cultural venues, bars, pubs, eateries and shops. Undergoing exciting rejuvenation, Lauriston now incorporates the prestigious Quartermile development housing facilities such as a local supermarket, cafés, restaurants and a 24-hour fitness centre. Tollcross Primary School and James Gillespie’s High School provide local state schooling, whilst the area boasts one of the capital’s most renowned independent schools, George Heriot’s School, as well as the Edinburgh College of Art. Edinburgh University’s main city campus is also just a stone’s throw away. Lauriston benefits from fantastic bus services across the city and is within easy reach of the tram line to the airport as well as Waverley and Haymarket train stations.
Home Report £260,000