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17 Mayfield Terrace, Edinburgh, EH9 1RY


Exceptional late Victorian six bedroom detached house incorporating an entirely self- contained additional, two bedroom (granny/rental) flat, in the highly sought after Newington area, close to all amenities and under 2 miles from the city centre. This desirable property occupies an elevated position on one of Edinburgh’s finest residential streets and is arranged over four floors.  With many key original features still intact including ornate plaster and cornice work, expansive fully refurbished sash and case windows, an arched stained glass hall window and decoratively tiled hallway all adding to the character of this fabulous house.  Contemporary upgrades such as a spacious and light-filled family dining kitchen with cosy AGA and French doors leading into the large secluded rear garden, ensure a seamless segue into the modern day, without compromise.  With proximity to some of the city’s best private schools as well as to the open green spaces of Arthur’s seat and Holyrood Park, this will make an ideal family home in peaceful surroundings.

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James Whitson
 Director of Edinburgh Residential Sales


Property Details & Description

Summary of Accommodation:



Ground Floor:

Entrance vestibule; hallway; family room/snug; drawing room; kitchen/dining room; utility room; WC


First Floor:

Principal bedroom with dressing room and en-suite bathroom; double bedroom 2; double bedroom 3; family bathroom


Top (second) Floor:

Double bedroom 4; double bedroom 5;(single) bedroom 6; family shower room

Large store room



Study; access to separate flat



Two double bedrooms; kitchen; WC; bathroom; study/box room; living/dining room and large store room



The handsome sandstone house is accessed from the street into a gated front garden, well stocked with mature planting including two lovely spreading cherry trees.  A paved pathway leads up stone steps to the impressive front entrance.


Entering at ground floor level, the door opens into a vestibule with double doors and a large light filled hallway with original decorative floor tiles and access to all rooms on this level.  Very impressive drawing room with expansive south facing bay window and front facing views; black marble original mantelpiece with gas fire; shelved Edinburgh press; ornate cornice work and ceiling rose.  Family room (snug) with antique gilded mirror to one wall and bespoke shelving to another with front garden views;  lovely open plan kitchen with ample dining space; soft lavender painted wall and base units; black granite countertops; 4 door royal blue AGA; wine fridge; central granite topped island with belfast sink; the kitchen is well appointed with integrated appliances including induction hob; dishwasher; fridge; an open aspect with garden views; French doors open onto a decked area with steps leading into the rear garden.  Utility room with belfast sink and pulley.  W.C.


First Floor


Carpeted staircase leads up past a long arched original stained glass window which allows for plentiful natural light.  Light filled landing with cornice and a plaster archway.  Principal bedroom with similar proportions to drawing room; original marble fireplace with tiled insert; bay window.  Dressing area with built-in cupboards; ensuite bathroom with travertine marble floor (underfloor heating); deep bathtub; double basins; separate glass shower cubicle with rainshower and handheld options; heated towel rail.  Double bedroom 2 with lovely garden views and built-in wardrobes.  Double bedroom 3 with similar views.  Family bathroom with bath and over-bath shower. Large linen cupboard. 


Top (second) Floor


A plasterwork archway leads to a steep staircase up to this floor.  Landing area.  Double bedroom 4 with front facing views.  Double bedroom 5 also with front facing views and walk-in eaves storage.  Single bedroom 6 with lovely garden views. Family shower room with rear facing views; shower cubicle with rainshower and handheld options; underfloor heating.


Lower Ground

Staircase leads down from the ground floor to a lower ground level with a good size study; fireplace (not in use); deep walk-in cupboard; shelved press.


Access to the self-contained flat.  The flat is also accessed via a gated side lane from the front garden.


Self-contained Flat: (currently used as a rented property)

Stone steps lead down to a paved pathway and the front door.  Entrance hallway; W.C.; under stairs storage space; double bedroom with rear garden views; galley kitchen with sage green wall and base units; well-appointed with various freestanding appliances; rear garden views. Double bedroom 2, spacious with a deep shelved cupboard and rear garden views; family bathroom with bathtub and over bath shower; heated towel rail.  Study/box room.  Living room with ample space for dining; shelved open press; deep cupboard.  Access to the main house is by separate entrance described or alternatively this two bedroomed annex can be re-incorporated into the main house and entered through an adjoining internal door in the annexe’s hallway. 


Rear garden


As well as access from the kitchen, there is also rear garden access through lockable security gates leading to pathways down both sides of the house.  The sheltered rear garden is mainly laid out to a large expanse of lawn with a dining terrace, garden sheds.  Various mature shrubs and trees.



Located to the south east of Edinburgh city centre, Mayfield Terrace is a quiet residential street with close proximity to the spectacular 640 acre Royal Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat.  The setting gives the feeling of a peaceful haven on the edge of the city centre and yet superb local amenities are close at hand with local independent shops, supermarkets and the Cameron Toll Shopping centre with its range of supermarkets, high street shops and a 24 hour gym nearby.  


Mayfield Terrace is only a short distance from the Marchmont, Bruntsfield and Morningside areas, renowned for their eclectic range of artisan shops, restaurants, bars and cafes with a cinema and theatre in Morningside.  


The Royal Commonwealth Pool is only a short walk away from the property and the Meadows public green area is close by, offering an active tennis club, pitch and putt golf course and a bowling green.  Edinburgh’s business, financial and shopping districts are also easily accessible.


Conveniently located for access to Edinburgh University campuses, Edinburgh Napier University and the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary the area is well-served by the city’s efficient bus networks, the city by-pass, Edinburgh International Airport and central Scotland’s motorways (M8, M9, M90 and the Queensferry Crossing).


There is excellent state school provision with private options including George Heriots and George Watson’s College in close proximity.

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.



Mirrors in entrance hallway and drawing room; three pendant light fittings and curtains may be included by separate negotiation. 



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

Postcode:  EH9 1RY



Council Tax Band Category:  G




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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