Featured property: 4A South Gray Street 

Located in the highly desirable area of Newington, Edinburgh, 4A South Gray Street is a home that you simply have to see to believe… 


Around a 15 – 20-minute walk south of Edinburgh city centre you will find Newington. 

Originally gifted to the city by David I, Newington in the 12th century was made easily accessible to all areas of Edinburgh. It was bounded to the east of Dalkeith Road, to the west of Causewayside, to the north by East and West Preston Street, and to the south by East and West Mayfield.  

After the creation of the South Bridge in 1788, Newington was then made more accessible to help combat the overcrowding issue in the city centre. This development process started with the creation of small villas. Much of the tenement buildings, however, were not to come for another 100 years. 

As the years pass and housing developments complete, Newington is now one of Edinburgh’s most dynamic and thoroughfare hubs. The area now adjoins to The Meadows, Sciennes, and Grange to the west, and Holyrood Park and Prestonfield to the east. 

Featured property: 4a South Gray Street 

Formed 27 years after the creation of the South Bridge, this classic Georgian property boasts outstanding period home features.  

Georgian grandeur flows eloquently throughout as the contemporary fixtures and fittings are beautifully preserved for everyone to appreciate.  

On the ground floor you can flow between the open-plan kitchen, the dining room and snug. The high-end kitchen is fitted with an excellent range of full height wall and base oak units, framed by durable granite worktops.  

Enjoy open fireplaces and warm oak flooring throughout – this property feels like a perfect countryside retreat, but with all the benefits of the city. 

Traditional stone stairs lead to the first-floor landing. Here you are greeted with a double aspect livingroom and two double bedrooms.  

This property benefits from gas central heating throughout. 

Externally, to the front, there is a gated private path, bordered by flowerbeds with space for a woodstore. To the rear is a low-maintenance and fully enclosed shared sunny garden.  

Situated on South Gray Street in Newington’s historic Blacket Conservation Area, this desirable location is just a few minutes’ walk from the Meadows and the capital’s best loved amenities.  

Newington amenities 

Newington has an array of restaurants and pubs to enjoy for everyone – including your dog! Pet-friendly bars include the The Auld House and The Dog House (funnily enough!) on Clerk Street. 

If you’re a fan of live music then make sure to check out the Jazz Bar – perfect for after-work Friday drinks. 

The area has many small specialist shops as well as several charity and vintage clothes shops. Newington also features a Sainsbury’s local shop, and a 24-hour Scotmid Co-op  is only a short walk from Edinburgh’s largest shopping street, Princes Street. 

Newington takes on a new feel in the summer months with many people descending on the Meadows, a large public park, and in August many establishments in Newington act as venues for Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival, the largest arts festival in the world. 

HOME REPORT £450,000.  


Interested in booking a viewing for this property? Contact a member of the VMH Solicitors & Estate Agents team here today or call the office on 0131 622 2626