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17 2F1 Walker Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7NE


Beautifully presented three-bedroom duplex apartment forming the top two floors of an original Georgian townhouse in the heart of the West End.  This elevated and light-filled property offers perfectly preserved original features including expansive sash and case windows, ornate cornice work and mantelpieces whilst contemporary upgrades include an ensuite shower room in the principal bedroom, shaker style kitchen and a family bathroom.  Featuring stunning views of surrounding architecture to the front whilst to the rear, breathtaking uninterrupted cityscape views as far as Edinburgh Castle. An easy walk to the city centre and financial district with proximity to the excellent schools in the area makes this a wonderful prospect for families and professionals alike.

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James Whitson
 Director of Edinburgh Residential Sales


Property Details & Description

Summary of Accommodation:

First Level:

Living room; double bedroom 2, kitchen; family bathroom; dining room; study space

Upper Level:

Principal bedroom with ensuite shower room; double bedroom 3



The property forms part of an original townhouse which was designed and built for George W. Balfour, a physician of the day and uncle of author Robert Louis Stevenson, in the latter part of the Georgian era.  The communal entrance boasts a mosaic tiled floor depicting Balfour’s initials, perfectly preserved and adding to the historical interest of the building.  Glazed double doors lead into a communal stairwell with a stunning cupola which fills the area with plenty of natural light.


The property is accessed on the second floor.  A ‘U’ shaped hallway with original floorboards throughout, benefits from an interior bay window with light-infused views of the cupola and ornate plasterwork of the stairwell.  Spacious living room with double sash and case windows, offers lovely front-facing views of the surrounding architecture; original mantelpiece with log burning stove; Edinburgh press.  Double bedroom 2 with similar front-facing views; original mantelpiece.  Deep under-stair storage cupboard.  A section of hallway leads to the kitchen with fantastic rear facing cityscape views; cream shaker style wall and base units with natural wood countertops; well-appointed with integrated appliances including a Zanussi electric oven, induction hob and fan, a dishwasher as well as a Belfast sink; deep cupboard with shelving, housing boiler.  Family bathroom with travertine style tiles; marble topped washstand; bathtub with over bath shower; heated towel rail.  Dining room (or possible bedroom 4) with similar, uplifting, rear facing views; original mantelpiece.  Large walk-in storage or study space.


Upper Level:  Stairs leading up; a Velux roof window provides plenty of natural light.  Small eaves storage.  Further deep eaves storage.  Principal bedroom with breathtaking views as far as Edinburgh Castle; original mantelpiece. En-suite shower room with walk-in shower, tiled throughout with mirrored vanity unit and shelving; deep cupboard.  Double bedroom 3 with similar stunning views and original fireplace. Roof access.



Walker Street with its elegant Georgian facade is immediately adjacent to Melville Street and is a highly sought after address in the heart of Edinburgh’s West End.  Within easy walking distance of the central shopping areas of Princes Street and George Street and the village atmosphere of the West End itself with many independent shops, artisanal coffee shops, bars and restaurants.


The property is ideally positioned to take advantage of Edinburgh’s world renowned International, Film and Fringe Festivals; Hogmanay celebrations; the Usher Hall, EICC, Kings, Lyceum and Traverse Theatres; numerous art galleries, museums, cinemas, restaurants and historical attractions and close proximity to the beautiful St Mary’s Cathedral.


There are a number of recreational facilities close by including Drumsheugh Swimming Baths, the Edinburgh Sports Club and Dean Tennis Club whilst the green open spaces of the Royal Botanic Garden, Inverleith Park and the Water of Leith walkway are also nearby.


There is excellent private and state school provision close by including Fettes College, St George’s School for Girls and The Edinburgh Academy.


The area is well served by a Sainsbury’s supermarket on Shandwick Place and a large Waitrose in Stockbridge. There is ample zoned parking; proximity to the city’s efficient bus and tram network and convenient access to Haymarket Station, the City Bypass, A1 and Edinburgh International Airport.

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General Remarks

General Remarks:


Proof and Source of Funds / Anti Money Laundering

Under the HMRC Anti Money Laundering legislation all offers to purchase a property on a cash basis or subject to mortgage require evidence of source of funds. This may include evidence of bank statements/funding source, mortgage or confirmation from a solicitor the purchaser has the funds to conclude the transaction. All individuals involved in the transaction are required to produce proof of identity and proof of address. This is acceptable either as original or certified documents.

Fixtures and Fittings:

Only appliances specifically mentioned in the sales particulars are included in the sale price. In all other aspects the treatment of fixtures and fittings within the relevant Conveyancing Standard Clauses apply.


Mains water, gas and electricity, broadband, telephone (subject to telephone providers’ regulations).


Postcode:  EH3 7NE


Council Tax Band Category:  F




By appointment through Rettie & Co, 11 Wemyss Place, Edinburgh EH3 6DH. Tel: 0131 220 4160.


  1. The property is sold with all faults and defects, whether of condition or otherwise and neither the seller nor Rettie & Co, the selling agent, are responsible for such faults and defects, nor for any statement contained in the particulars of the property prepared by the said agent.

  2. The Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to acknowledge that he has not entered into contract in reliance on the said statements, that he has satisfied himself as to the content of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise and that no warranty or representation has been made by the seller or the said agents in relation to or in connection with the property.

  3.  Any error, omission or mis-statement in any of the said statements shall not entitle the purchaser(s) to rescind or to be discharged from this contract, nor entitle either party to compensation or damages nor in any circumstances to give either party any cause for action.

Particulars prepared March 2022 – First Issue

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