Flat for Sale in Edinburgh
1 Bedroom | Offers Over £199,950
Flat 1F3, 4 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AS
Enjoying a prime setting on Grindlay Street, virtually at the foot of Edinburgh Castle, this traditional first- floor tenement flat represents a rare opportunity to acquire a fantastic home or pied-à-terre in the heart of the capital.
The flat forms part of a C-listed tenement (built in 1872) on the corner of Grindlay Street and Spittal Street and falls within the desirable West End conservation area. Now in need of full and extensive renovation, the property has retained a selection of original features, namely sash windows, splendid fireplaces, elegant cornices and architraves. Just a stone's throw from Lothian Road, the property is ideally located for the business and finance quarter, and is also just seconds' walk from the theatre district and Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
A secure entrance and stairwell leads up to the first floor, where the front door opens into an entrance hall, whose high ceilings convey the calibre of the accommodation to follow. With a southeasterly aspect and twin sash windows onto Spittal Street, the large living room boasts an original fireplace, complete with copper smoke hood, a red tiled surround and hearth, and a service bell. The classic Edinburgh Press provides useful hidden storage, as does the generous walk-in cupboard. The dining kitchen offers a tranquil outlook onto the rear garden and allows tremendous scope to create a convivial space for cooking, dining and entertaining. The room has retained another original fireplace and benefits from a built-in cupboard. The double bedroom to the front enjoys the same southeasterly aspect as the living room and another charming original fireplace. The flat currently accommodates a two-piece bathroom (with an electric shower) and a separate WC.
The flat benefits from use of a shared garden to the rear. Parking on Grindlay Street and Spittal Street is subject to residents' permit (Zone 4). EPC Rating - F.
Extras: the property is to be sold as seen.
Nestled at the heart of the city centre, Lauriston promises the best of both worlds: a dynamic city lifestyle with outstanding peace and tranquillity. A short walk in any direction will take you into the buzzing business and finance district around Tollcross and Lothian Road, into the historic Old Town and Grassmarket, or to the iconic University of Edinburgh campus via The Meadows. Residents enjoy a wealth of local services and amenities right on their doorstep, as well as a traditional shopping experience in neighbouring Bruntsfield and Morningside, which is home to a Waitrose and an M&S Food. For culture and nightlife, The King's Theatre, The Lyceum and Traverse Theatre all host internationally-acclaimed live music and drama performances all year round, and in the summer months the area is abuzz with the world-renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe. There is also no shortage of cafes, clubs, bars, pubs and restaurants to suit every taste. Lauriston is within the catchment area for excellent state schools, namely Tollcross Primary School and James Gillespie's High, and is also well-placed for several independent schools and childcare options. The area is served by the citywide bus network, as well as convenient tram links to the airport and national rail services from nearby Haymarket station.
Traditional First Floor Flat
Need of Renovation
Shared garden to the rear
16'10 x 11'4 (5.13m x 3.45m)
16'8 x 15'5 (5.08m x 4.70m)
12'11 x 7'7 (3.94m x 2.31m)
7'6 x 3'10 (2.29m x 1.17m)
3'7 x 3'6 (1.09m x 1.07m)