Retirement Property for Sale in Edinburgh

1 Bedroom | Offers Over £105,000

4/55 Gillsland Road, Edinburgh EH10 5BW

Forming part of an attractive, established retirement development for the over 60s in sought-after Merchiston, this third/top-floor flat enjoys a double bedroom, a generous living space and a modern shower room, plus access to beautifully-landscaped shared gardens and private residents' parking. The development lies enviably close to local shops, bus and road links, and scenic open spaces including leafy parks and the Union Canal.

The flat is situated on the third/top floor of the development and a lift or shared stairwell (with a secure entry phone system) takes you to the front door, where a hallway welcomes you inside and incorporates a deep built-in storage cupboard. At the end of the hall, you step into a bright and spacious living and dining room. Spanning the entire depth of the property, this sunny dual-aspect reception area offers plenty of space for various lounge and dining furniture layouts, all arranged around a contemporary, wall-mounted electric fire. Perfect for everyday life and entertaining alike, the living/dining room is connected to the kitchen. Here, classically-styled wall and base cabinets are accompanied by workspace, neutral splashback tiling, recessed shelved storage, an integrated electric oven, hob (paired with an extractor fan), fridge and freezer. At the opposite end of the hall, a spacious double bedroom awaits. Offering plenty of space for a choice of bedroom furniture, the room incorporates built-in storage including a cupboard and a wardrobe with mirrored sliding doors. A modern shower room completes the accommodation on offer and comprises a corner shower enclosure, a pedestal basin, a toilet, and a mirrored vanity cabinet. The flat is heated by an electric heating system and benefits from double-glazed windows throughout. Externally, the development is set within beautifully-landscaped shared garden grounds, mainly paved and interspersed with leafy, colourful shrubbery. Private residents' parking is also available. The development further benefits from a guest room, a part-time manager, and a Careline alarm system.

Extras: The property shall be sold as seen. Factor: The development is managed by Bield Housing Association for an approximate monthly fee of £100 which covers block buildings insurance, cleaning of shared areas, garden and ground maintenance, and the provision of a house manager and the 24-hour response system. EPC Rating: D.


With tree-lined streets, established gardens and large villas, it is not hard to find why the Victorian suburb of Merchiston is one of the most sought-after and prestigious places to live in Edinburgh.

Writers such as JK Rowling, Ian Rankin and Alexander McCall Smith have all called Merchiston home over the years. Lying south- west of the city centre, the area boasts a wide variety of caf├ęs, restaurants, coffee houses, bistros, independent shops, galleries, boutiques, a luxury cinema, theatres and various supermarkets including Waitrose and M&S. It offers a unique and independent atmosphere whilst being very close to the city centre. Further world-class shopping, eateries and amenities can be found in George Street, St. Andrew Square and Princes Street. The area is very well served by public transport, superb cycle paths and picturesque walkways along the canal, the Water of Leith or in the many greenbelt areas.

  • Established retirement development

  • Third/top-floor flat

  • Secure entry system and lift

  • Hall with built-in storage

  • Generous living/dining room

  • Bright kitchen

  • Good-sized double bedroom

  • Modern shower room

  • Landscaped shared gardens

  • Private residents' parking