Flat for Sale in Edinburgh

1 Bedroom | Offers Over £149,950

12/8 Albert Street, Edinburgh EH7 5LG

Situated on the third/top floor of a traditional sandstone tenement in Leith, within its historic conservation area, this spacious one-bedroom flat has been tastefully modernised yet retains a number of original features, resulting in an attractive, characterful property that is sure to appeal to first-time buyers, city professionals, and rental investors alike.

Externally, the flat benefits from access to a shared garden and unrestricted on- street parking. The flat is approached via a secure shared stairwell to the third/top floor, where the front door opens into a hall with a deep built-in storage cupboard. Here, the tone for the accommodation is set, with muted décor accompanied by a wood-styled floor. Leading off the hall and taking full advantage of the flat's sunny south-facing aspect is a living and dining room. A backdrop of earthy-toned décor, an elegant feature wall, and wood-inspired flooring in this elegant reception room is enhanced by beautifully-detailed cornicing, and ample space is provided for a selection of furniture catering for both relaxation and dining. Next door and enjoying the same sunny aspect is a kitchen. A selection of contemporary cabinets is accompanied by a spacious wood-inspired worktop and on-trend metro tiled splashbacks, as well as an integrated oven and hob, and a freestanding washing machine. The hall cupboard houses a fridge/freezer and a tumble dryer. Accessed from the kitchen and, like the preceding accommodation, boasting an enviable south-facing aspect, is a double bedroom. A lofty ceiling (adorned with cornicing), a large window, and a generous footprint combine to create a wonderfully light and airy ambience and offer excellent space for a choice of bedroom furnishings. An immaculate, tastefully-tiled shower room, complete with a double shower enclosure, is conveniently accessed from here and supplemented by a two-piece WC leading off the hall. The flat is heated by electric heaters and benefits from double-glazed windows.

Externally, the flat enjoys access to a leafy, shared rear garden and parking on Albert Street is conveniently unrestricted. Extras: All fitted floor coverings, window coverings, light fittings, integrated appliances, washing machine, fridge/freezer, and tumble dryer to be included in the sale. EPC Rating: G.


Located just two miles northeast of the city centre, the historic and vibrant district of Leith is characterised by an eclectic mix of bars, cafés, and eateries. The area also benefits from a wealth of retail outlets, including Ocean Terminal shopping centre, which hosts a wide range of high street stores, as well as family restaurants, a 24-hour gym and a multiplex cinema, and the Omni Centre, which is just a 10-minute walk away and is home to a number of restaurants and bars, a cinema, and a gym. The flat also lies approximately 10 minutes' walk from the new St James Quarter, due to open in June 2021. There is a Sainsbury's and a gym adjacent to the property, and the tram line, once complete, will be just a stone's throw away. Leith's rich cultural scene is further enhanced by annual festivals, live music venues, galleries, and artists' studios. The district also encompasses the Shore: a fashionable waterfront with an array of pubs and restaurants, including award-winning restaurants. Amidst the bustle of Leith are various tranquil green spaces, such as Leith Links and Claremont Park, while Leith Victoria Swim Centre provides further indoor sport and leisure facilities including a pool, fitness studios and a gym. Edinburgh city centre is easily accessible, day and night, by bus, with a bus stop at the end of the road allowing swift access to the city centre and the University, and there is also a direct bus link to the Edinburgh Airport. The area's school catchment area covers early years, primary and secondary education.

  • Traditional third/top-floor flat

  • Desirable location in Leith

  • Secure shared stairwell

  • Entrance hall with storage

  • South-facing living/dining room Sunny, modern kitchen

  • Spacious double bedroom Shower room and separate WC Leafy shared garden

  • Unrestricted on-street parking

  • EH and DG; EPC - G