Situated on the fifth/top floor of an attractive, modern development in Restalrig, this beautifully-presented apartment boasts iconic views of the city skyline and the Firth of Forth, and enjoys two bedrooms, spacious living areas, and chic, contemporary interiors, plus access to residents’ permit parking.
A secure shared entrance and stairwell, and lift, lead to the fifth/top floor, where the flat’s front door opens into a hall with a useful built-in storage cupboard. Immediately setting the tone for the interiors to follow, the hall is decorated in chic royal blue and fitted with a plush grey carpet. To the left of the hall lies a living and dining room, offering space for arrangements of lounge and dining furniture and boasting iconic views, encompassing Edinburgh Castle, Calton Hill, Arthur’s Seat, and many of the city’s historic monuments, through a west-facing window which also captures the afternoon and evening sun. The room is elegantly enhanced by muted décor, an understated fireplace, and a fitted carpet. The kitchen lies across the hall and accommodates space for a bistro table and chairs, perfect for morning coffee and breakfast. Here, a selection of contemporary, wood-styled cabinets is accompanied by marble-inspired worktops and neutral splashback tiling, and integrated appliances include an oven, a gas hob, and an extractor fan. A freestanding fridge/freezer and an undercounter washing machine are included. The kitchen enjoys far-reaching views over the surrounding rooftops and the Firth of Forth in the distance.
The flat’s two double bedrooms are presented with pared-back décor and fitted carpets, and both incorporate built-in wardrobes. One of the rooms is currently being utilised as a study, highlighting the versatility of the flat and perfect for those who work from home. Finally, a stylish, pristine bathroom completes the accommodation and comprises a bath with an overhead shower and a gleaming tiled surround, a WC-suite set into storage, and a chrome towel radiator. Gas central heating, an electric heater in the living room, and double glazing ensure optimum comfort and efficiency all year round. The property shares no internal walls with the 2 other flats on the fifth floor, ensuring ultimate peace and privacy.
Externally, the development is set in landscaped grounds and offers off-street parking in a private residents’ car park for which a permit can be obtained for 2 unallocated spaces. There are also secure bike stores.
Enjoying an ultra-convenient location just two miles east of the city centre, picturesque Restalrig dates back to the 1100s when noble families dominated the district. Today, the historic area retains many of its ancient buildings and has become a popular residential setting with an excellent range of local shops and services. Further amenities can be found just a stone’s throw away, with a large supermarket on Portobello Road and a range of retailers at Meadowbank Retail Park. Fort Kinnaird and Ocean Terminal are also easy to access from Restalrig and offer high-street shops and restaurants, as well as multiplex cinemas. Meanwhile, for fashionable eateries and bustling bars, the vibrant districts of Leith and The Shore are within easy reach. Restalrig residents don’t have to go far to take in a little fresh air with Lochend Park offering a country-style park, complete with a children’s play area and café. Slightly further afield, Portobello boasts its famous seafront promenade, Holyrood Park provides a spectacular array of hills, glens, and lochs, and Arthur’s Seat enjoys panoramic city views. Golf enthusiasts will find Craigentinny Golf Course within the district and those who prefer indoor exercise can access a gym and fitness classes at Meadowbank Sports Centre once it reopens after extensive refurbishment, with excellent facilities available nearby in the meantime. Well-regarded schools fall within Restalrig’s catchment area, with the capital’s fine independent schools also easily accessible. Restalrig is well-connected with regular public transport and excellent road links in and out of the city, via the A1 and A199.
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