Situated in the conservation area of Edinburgh’s idyllic Old Town in the heart of the capital, this exclusive one-bedroom, sixth-floor apartment is housed in the former St Patrick’s Roman Catholic School, an exquisite B-listed building built in 1905 by renowned Scottish architect, John Alexander Carfrae. The luxury apartment comes beautifully presented in a move-in condition with neutral décor, contemporary styling, interesting architectural features, and modern fixtures.
5 Drummond Street instantly impresses with its red sandstone ashlar façade, piended dormers and octagonal spirelet. Inside, beautifully maintained communal areas and a well-lit stairwell lead to the home’s front door, which opens into an inviting hall. Here, wood flooring flows into a magnificent open-plan reception space that combines a vast living room, dining area and kitchen. The sociable layout benefits from sleek lines that accentuate the high ceiling and an archway that divides the kitchen area. In addition to stylish spotlights, the entire space is bathed throughout the day in natural light from multiple skylights and a south-facing sash window that affords picturesque Old Town views. An electric stove adds the finishing touch to the refined interior. In the well-appointed kitchen, oak cabinets (with under unit lighting) strike a balance against black quartz-style worktops and stainless-steel splashbacks. Integrated appliances include: an electric hob and oven, a fridge-freezer, a washing machine and a dishwasher. Next door is a spacious double bedroom with a built-in mirrored wardrobe and plush fitted carpets. An immaculate three-piece bathroom, with a shower-over-bath, completes this stunning city home.
Outside, the home benefits from a residents’ car park at the rear of the building.
Extras: all fitted floor and window coverings, light fittings and integrated appliances to be included in the sale. Additional furnishings such as sofas and beds are also available.
Factor: a sum of approximately £250 per quarter is payable to James Gibb, which includes buildings insurance and repairs, cleaning, maintenance and electricity of communal areas.
Old Town, Edinburgh
Situated in the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the ever-impressive Edinburgh Castle towering over the rows of breath-taking medieval buildings, the Old Town offers some of the finest amenities Edinburgh has to offer. This vibrant and cosmopolitan area has become a very sought-after district of Edinburgh, boasting outstanding eateries, cafés, traditional pubs, exotic and renowned restaurants, eclectic shops, galleries, hotels and a wide variety of entertainment. The recent remodelling of the heart of the Grassmarket, now a large open-air dining and socialising space, is the ideal place to dine al fresco and gives the area a distinct continental atmosphere. From here, all the world-class facilities of Edinburgh are within walking distance. A large range of High Street shops can be found in nearby Princes Street, with various designer outlets in St. Andrews Square. Waverly Train Station, the Tram line and excellent bus routes, make travelling from here not only fast but extremely convenient. Various galleries (including the National Gallery), historic monuments (including the Castle and Holyrood Palace), open parks (including Princes Street Gardens and Holyrood Park) are all close by. The Old Town is perfectly placed for professionals working in any part of the city. With nearby Edinburgh University, the area is a top choice for students, professionals, families and tourists alike. HOME REPORT £230,000. EPC RATING F
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