A unique and spacious three-bedroom apartment with a private courtyard and access to the exclusive Regent, Royal and Carlton Terrace Gardens. Energy bills and council tax included in the rental price. Fully renovated, interior designed and furnished to a high standard in anticipation of its first tenancy. Available 18 August 2022.
Located within the prestigious Calton Hill neighbourhood in the heart of Edinburgh, this exclusive property is a self-contained lower-ground flat within a traditional Georgian townhouse designed and built by William Playfair in 1821. It features large rooms and ample storage space. Access to the front door is from the street via a small patio area. A long, brightly-lit hallway leads to all rooms.
The lounge has a modern gas fireplace as a commanding focal point of this expansive room. It leads into the bright kitchen/dining room. This is kitted out with state-of-the-art appliances, including a large fridge-freezer, an induction hob and dishwasher. This room has a bright and airy feel thanks to the sliding patio doors which offer direct access to the rear courtyard. This peaceful and private (but easy to maintain) outdoor space is perfect for relaxing with a book or entertaining friends.
There is a sizeable room adjacent to the rear courtyard that also has direct access. While the photos show this room as currently having two twin beds, the use of this room is entirely flexible. It could be put to use as a third bedroom, a home office, a second living room or a nursery.
The central part of the property makes maximum use of the space available. This includes a utility room that houses a washing machine tumble dryer and pulley dryer. This room also has plenty of storage space for linen and cleaning supplies. Adjacent to this is a traditional wine cellar. This room is ideal for storing not just wine, but also luggage, holiday clothes, seasonal decorations and other items. The stylish, brightly-lit family shower room is beautifully finished with a double shower.
The large master bedroom and equally sized second bedroom overlook the front patio area. Both have ample fitted wardrobe space. The tastefully decorated master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with ‘his and hers’ washbasins and a thermostatic shower-over-bath. Not to be outdone, the second bedroom has a small sitting area complete with a decorative fireplace.
One of the biggest draws of this property is the opportunity to access the outstanding private garden complex, Regent Gardens. This 12-acre expanse of greenery is only accessible by those living in the Calton Hill area and covers the entirety of its Western face. It has amazing views of Arthur’s Seat and the Firth of Forth. It has a tennis court and hosts various community get-togethers throughout the year. See further on the Regent, Royal and Carlton Terrace Gardens here: https://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/GDL00367. Note that while the keys will be provided by the landlord, any access would be subject to an application to the garden committee.
This Grade A listed property is in the heart of Edinburgh’s Calton Hill at the western reaches of the New Town UNESCO World Heritage Site. This area of the city is one of the most well-regarded neighbourhoods in Scotland. Its central location means that various independent shops, bakeries, bars, cafes and restaurants are within a short walk of the front door. It is also only a 15-minute walk from the Omni Centre (with its cinema and restaurants), the St James Quarter (with its designer shops, bars and eateries) and Princes Street (with its high street shops including M&S). Likewise, both Edinburgh Waverley train station and tram links to Edinburgh Airport are only 15 minutes away on foot, making this property as ideal for those who have to work outside the city, as those that have to work outwith it.
The property would be ideal for a professional/couple or indeed a small family who are looking to move somewhere with a central location, a strong sense of community, and ample access to outdoor space.
EPC rating: CCouncil tax band: H, EPC rating: C. Landlord Registration Number: 1627806/230/27072. Letting Agent Registration Number: LARN1812036.
- Fridge Freezer
- Private rear courtyard
- Secondary glazing on bedroom windows
- Use of Regent Gardens
- Washing Machine