Very spacious two bedroom (with additional large dressing room) main door courtyard apartment, arranged over the two basement levels of an original Georgian building in the heart of the New Town, a five minute walk to the city centre, set amidst all the cultural highlights on offer including galleries, coffee shops and restaurants close at hand as well as the leafy acreage of Queens Street Gardens East, to which residents of Nelson Street can apply for membership. The property itself makes excellent use of its two levels, featuring a light and airy principal bedroom and light-filled living room with French doors on the first level, and a further double bedroom with dressing room plus home office space on the level below. This property will make a lovely family home or centrally located pied-a-terre, with excellent investment potential.
Basement - level 1 :
Entrance hallway; principal bedroom; family bathroom; W.C., living room, kitchen
Basement - level 2:
Large double bedroom with dressing room; home office area; utility room
The property is accessed via stone steps to basement level. There is a wooden storage unit beside the front door.
Basement - Level 1
The front door opens into a light and welcoming entrance hallway with a further section of hallway, all with stripped wooden flooring. Principal bedroom with flagstone flooring and front- facing views; a wall of built-in wardrobes with shelving and hanging space. Family bathroom with bathtub and over bath power shower; part-tiled with blue and white tiles. Shallow cupboard with hanging space in hallway. W.C. Kitchen with moss green and red painted wood wall and base units with marble countertops in a complementary shade; well appointed with various freestanding appliances including a SMEG gas hob and oven and a dishwasher; window seat with original stripped wood surround with lovely rear courtyard views; ample dining space and a shelved press. Spacious and light living room with French doors and a courtyard outlook; log burning stove with natural wood mantel.
Basement - Level 2
Carpeted staircase leads to this level. A hallway leads to all rooms. Utility room plumbed for a washing machine. Double cupboards, one housing the boiler. Understairs cupboard space. Double bedroom 2 with views of rear courtyard steps; adjacent large dressing room/sitting room with a wall of built in wardrobes. Home office/study space with shelving, forms the end area of the hallway.
Nelson Street is situated in an elegant central location with close proximity to the city’s bustling centre. This A listed area of the New Town which looks very much the same as when it was built, a complete Georgian townscape which is designated a UNESCO world heritage site. George Street and Princes Street, along with several historic and cultural attractions of Edinburgh’s city centre are only a few minutes walk away.
There are many independent shops, cafes, restaurants and galleries nearby on Dundas Street as well as a Tesco Metro with a larger Tesco close by at Canonmills. Neighbouring Stockbridge has a thriving village atmosphere, with excellent amenities such as galleries, bars, restaurants, coffee shops and a weekly artisan street market. Ample green space surrounds the area with parks, cycle paths and Botanical Gardens.
There is excellent local and private schooling in the vicinity including The Edinburgh Academy and Fettes College.
Residents are eligible for membership of Queens Street Gardens East, the private gardens close to the property. The area benefits from zoned permit parking and easy access to Edinburgh’s public transport network, Waverley and Haymarket stations, the city bypass and Edinburgh International Airport.
Proof and Source of Funds / Anti Money Laundering
Under the HMRC Anti Money Laundering legislation all offers to purchase a property on a cash basis or subject to mortgage require evidence of source of funds. This may include evidence of bank statements/funding source, mortgage or confirmation from a solicitor the purchaser has the funds to conclude the transaction. All individuals involved in the transaction are required to produce proof of identity and proof of address. This is acceptable either as original or certified documents.
Fixtures and Fittings:
Only appliances specifically mentioned in the sales particulars are included in the sale price. In all other aspects the treatment of fixtures and fittings within the relevant Conveyancing Standard Clauses apply.
Mains water, gas and electricity, broadband, telephone (subject to telephone providers’ regulations).
Postcode: EH3 6LG
Council Tax Band Category: E
By appointment through Rettie & Co, 11 Wemyss Place, Edinburgh EH3 6DH. Tel: 0131 220 4160.
1. The property is sold with all faults and defects, whether of condition or otherwise and neither the seller nor Rettie & Co, the selling agent, are responsible for such faults and defects, nor for any statement contained in the particulars of the property prepared by the said agent.
2. The Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to acknowledge that he has not entered into contract in reliance on the said statements, that he has satisfied himself as to the content of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise and that no warranty or representation has been made by the seller or the said agents in relation to or in connection with the property.
3. Any error, omission or mis-statement in any of the said statements shall not entitle the purchaser(s) to rescind or to be discharged from this contract, nor entitle either party to compensation or damages nor in any circumstances to give either party any cause for action.
Particulars prepared November 2021 – First Issue.