Flat for Sale in Edinburgh
3 Bedrooms | Offers Over £290,000
61/5 (3f1) Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JQ
Located on the south side of the capital and approximately two miles from the city centre, Newington offers an array of housing options, from traditional tenements to grand villas, to suit every stage of life, and is equally popular with students due to its fantastic proximity to The University of Edinburgh campuses.
This diverse demographic is reflected in the dynamic social scene and atmosphere, which is fuelled by an exciting blend of artisan cafes and coffee shops, pubs, bars and cuisine from all corners of the globe. This changes again during the summer months, when the area is transformed into the beating heart of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The rest of the year, however, Newington is also home to a wealth of cultural attractions, namely the Festival Theatre, the Queen's Hall and Summerhall multi-arts complex. Residents enjoy access to an eclectic mix of independent shops, express supermarkets and high-street retailers along Nicolson Street and South Clerk Street, with more extensive shopping facilities available at Cameron Toll Shopping Centre. Newington is within the catchment area for Preston Street Primary School and well-regarded James Gillespie's High School, and is served by comprehensive public transport links travelling across the city, day and night.
Positioned on the top floor of a traditional tenement in Newington, this three-bedroom flat represents a prime renovation project with opportunity for extensive upgrading, internal reconfiguration and/or a loft conversion, subject to obtaining planning consent.
The property is characterised by the magnificent proportions and natural light synonymous with the era, and has retained a charming array of period features that are ripe for careful restoration. The flat enjoys use of a shared, southwest-facing garden to the rear and controlled parking (Zone 3) in the vicinity.
The property boasts a prime setting on bustling Clerk Street with unrivalled amenities right on its doorstep. Part of the South Side conservation area, Clerk Street is ideally positioned for The University of Edinburgh and The Meadows, and also falls within the catchment area for highly-regarded state schools. The secure entrance and stairwell is shared among six properties, and the flat shares the top-floor landing with just one neighbour. Inside, the grand entrance hall instantly impresses with its soaring ceiling, original panelled doors and architraves. The vast living room to the front is bathed in light from twin sash-and-case windows, which are framed by classic timber panelling. Further period features include cornices, a fireplace and attractive wall panelling.The spacious dining kitchen to the rear is currently equipped with fitted storage and workspace, as well as an integrated gas hob and electric single oven/grill. This leaves ample floorspace for a dining table and freestanding appliances. The dining kitchen also affords access to the attic space, which may allow scope for conversion into additional living space, subject to obtaining planning and building consent.
Both enormous double bedrooms measure approximately 19 sq. metres and offer endless scope for various configurations. The single bedroom also boasts appealing proportions and provides access to a second, smaller attic storage space. Completing the accommodation is a shower room with a modern shower compartment, a pedestal basin and a chrome towel warmer. This is supplemented with a separate WC. The property benefits from a gas central heating system and traditional sash windows, some of which have retained original shutters.
Externally, the property enjoys use of a southwest- facing shared garden to the rear and controlled parking (Zone 3) in the vicinity. The flat is also just two minutes' walk from The Meadows home to sports fields, tennis courts and a children's play area. EPC Rating - C.
Extras: the property is to be sold as seen, to include the washing machine and fridge freezer. Please note: no warranty shall be given for the condition of the appliances.
Third-floor tenement flat
Prime renovation project
Grand entrance hall
Vast, formal living room
Bright dining kitchen
Two double bedrooms
Large single bedroom
Shower room and WC
Attic storage areas
Shared rear garden
18'7 x 13'2 (5.66m x 4.01m)
15'11 x 12'2 (4.85m x 3.71m)
18'6 x 10'10 (5.64m x 3.30m)
17'3 x 12'2 (5.26m x 3.71m)
13'11 x 6'3 (4.24m x 1.91m)
8'0 x 6'3 (2.44m x 1.91m)
3'8 x 2'9 (1.12m x 0.84m)