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Having viewed several high spec properties in Edinburgh, my client fell in love with a luxuy 3 bedroom conversion at Simpsons Loan in the Quartermile Development in the centre of Edinburgh. This 3 bedroom luxury apartment is in one of the original blocks to be built in the redevelopment of Edinburgh’s Old Royal Infirmary and is a combination of a Victorian building with contemporary luxury within . Set on the edge of the Meadows the property is just a short walk away from many of Edinburgh’s major historic sights and a wonderful selection of bars cafes and restaurants. There are a number of facilities on site including a supermarket, ice cream parlour, coffee shop, pure gym and a restaurant. We were delighted the landlord agreed to reduce the asking price from £2000 to £1800 pcm and the agent, Neill at Clouds Property Management, pulled out all stops to secure the rental before my client returned to London that day.
Whilst showing a client round Edinburgh the other day I was reminded about what a beautiful area Stockbridge is. Due to the recent credit crunch, there are many more properties at the upper end of the market available to rent as the owners failed to sell them for the price they wanted. My client was extremely lucky to secure the tenancy of a fabulous 4 bedroom family home in Stockbridge overlooking the Water of Leith with a wonderful secluded garden, two reception rooms and a fantastic, recently renovated kitchen/dining room. They were delighted with the house and the area has many attractions including local shops, a supermarket, the Botanic gardens, Inverleith Park and many pubs and restaurants.
Recently I met with a client looking for a modern, city centre flat in Edinburgh. He had heard about the Old Town and thought this would be an ideal area; close to both his work, the University for his girlfriend and a good fun area to live in. Whilst looking, I rediscovered part of the Old Town near Holyrood that I had not visited for a few months. There are now some lovely converted buildings with some very attractive mews homes and apartments etc. The whole of the Old Town was still bustling with tourists and full of history. One end is closed by the castle and the main artery, the Royal Mile, is actually made up of four distinct streets named Castlehill, the Lawnmarket, the High Street and the Canongate, leads away from it, down to the now-ruined Holyrood Abbey. Narrow closes (alleyways), often no more than a few feet wide, lead downhill on either side of the main spine in a herringbone pattern. Large squares mark the location of markets or surround major public buildings such as St Giles Cathedral and the supreme courts. After viewing a couple of properties in the Canongate and surveying the area, we went to the West End where, after much consideration, decided on a beautifully refurbished, modern open-plan apartment in Moray Place. We managed to negotiate a reduction of £50 a month on the rent so an enjoyable and successful day out. Thankfully my client’s girlfriend, who was unable to visit Edinburgh and preveiwe properties at that time, also loved it when she saw it!