A rare and exciting opportunity to live in a beautiful peaceful home just a few steps from the heart of Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile. Well-appointed, the flat is the perfect city centre base, ideally suited for those looking for a characterful home, a buy to let or a pied-a-terre. EPC: C
The property was converted in 1791 from the original building of Tweeddale House to be the residence of the Head Manager of the British Linen Bank. Many of the original features remain: arches, marble fireplace, flag floors, an 18th century wall safe, vaulted bathroom, sash and case windows all with working shutters.
The flat is on the first floor, entered by external stone steps with a stone arch and a wrought iron gate.
The elegant, beautifully proportioned south-facing sitting room has an impressive marble fireplace with ceramic tiled surround, three sash and case windows with a view towards the rear of St Patrick's Church. The kitchen/dining room: the modern kitchen units and worktop have been designed around the remains of the original stone range. There are two sash and case windows, one with a window seat looking to Tweeddale Court. The floor is of original stone flags, probably of stone from Arthur's Seat.
The master bedroom has the original lead-lined door to the bank safe, two sash and case windows and built-in wardrobes. The south facing second double bedroom, opening from the sitting room, has any array of built in wardrobes and shelves.
The bathroom is unique; originally it was the 18th century bank vault with an arched ceiling and it has a large arched wall mirror. There is a three-piece white suite, a built-in bench seat and there is ample built-in storage.
Residents' parking is available on Blackfriars Street.
The property is located on the Royal Mile, halfway between the Palace of Holyrood and Edinburgh Castle. The flat can be accessed on foot through Tweeddale Court past a section of the old city wall and the Georgian sedan chair house (the smallest listed building in Edinburgh), Fountain Close or by car from New Skinner's Close (off Blackfriars Street).
It is a short walk to Waverley Station and to the Airlink airport bus on Waverley Bridge. In the walkable city that is Edinburgh, this is the ideal location to be within easy reach of the main shopping streets, Princes Street Gardens, Theatres, Cinemas and the National Galleries.
This historic property provides a rare opportunity to be close to all the pleasures of the city but to live calmly and comfortably, protected from the crowds and the bustle of city centre living - the best of both worlds. The University of Edinburgh is within walking distance of the property, making it an ideal residence for those studying in Edinburgh.