64/4 Thirlestane Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1AR


An exceptionally spacious and light-filled three-bedroom property that forms part of a handsome sandstone Victorian tenement in Marchmont, one of south Edinburgh’s most popular residential addresses.  With access to an attractive communal garden, the generously proportioned second-floor flat also benefits from several original period features with the south-facing sitting room enjoying a beautiful and large bay window, ceiling cornicing and an Edinburgh Press.

The property is presented to the market with the potential to create a lovely family home or as a rental investment. Due to its proximity to both Edinburgh and Napier Universities, it would be an excellent buy-to-let investment for the student market. The property has an HMO licence for three people that is valid until September 2022.

Situated on a traditional cobbled street within easy walking distance to Edinburgh’s city centre, Thirlestane Road is a stone’s throw from The Meadows - a large leafy park with public tennis courts and children’s play parks. There are excellent local amenities nearby in both Marchmont and Bruntsfield and the well-regarded James Gillespie School is on the doorstep.

Brodie Ballantine

Sales Negotiator


Property Details & Description



Large Reception Hall, Three Double Rooms, Bathroom with Bath & Overhead Shower Appliance, Basin, Heated Towel Rail & WC, Box Room/Potential Study, Sitting Room, Kitchen-Dining Room, Hallway Storage Cupboard, Gas Central Heating


Outside Space

Secure Communal Entrance Hall & Stairwell, Large Enclosed Residents Shared Garden

On-Street Permit Holders Parking & Metered Parking



Set off the cobbled street, the second-floor property is accessed by way of a secure communal entrance hallway and a stone staircase.  The three well- proportioned double bedrooms are located off the spacious central hall that boasts a large deep storage cupboard. One of the airy and bright bedrooms overlooks the cobbled street to the front of the property whilst the other two are positioned to the rear of the property overlooking the pretty residents garden and benefit from large walk-in storage cupboards.

With views across to the historic Warrender Swim Baths on the other side of the cobbled street, the generously sized south-facing sitting room benefits from lots of natural light that floods in through the large bay window. The spacious sitting room also boasts ceiling cornicing, a decorative glass -fronted Edinburgh Press and an original fireplace.  At one end of the entrance hall is a box room/potential study that can also be accessed from the sitting room.  The bathroom features a bath, integrated hand basin unit with below cupboard storage, heated towel rail and WC.

The well-equipped large modern kitchen features an integrated electric cooker with a gas hob, an extractor fan, a sink overlooking the garden, a dish washer, black-tiled splash back, base and wall mounted storage cupboards. It also has an open shelved Edinburgh Press with cupboard below, space for a dining table and a recessed space with room for an additional sitting area.

Shaded by mature trees and bordered with leafy shrubbery, the well-maintained stone-wall enclosed residents garden is accessed from a doorway accessed from the internal stairwell.



Thirlestane Road is situated in the highly desirable residential area of Marchmont in the city’s South Side. The location is well served with local amenities including a Margiotta Food & Drink and a Sainsbury’s Local whilst there is a Waitrose supermarket and M&S Food Hall in nearby Morningside. Further to the cafes and shops in Marchmont, there are plenty more independent shops, delis, cafes and restaurants in the cosmopolitan area of Bruntsfield just a short walk away.


The property is situated just one mile south of Edinburgh’s UNESCO-listed Old Town, separated by the leafy green expanse of The Meadows, where you will find tennis courts, children’s play parks and a pitch and putt course.  Directly across from the property lies the historic Warrender Swim Baths, a renovated Victorian swimming pool that also has a gym and fitness studios. Also close by is The Meadows Tennis Club and Prestonfield Golf Club as well as many scenic walking trails in nearby Holyrood Park and Blackford Hill. The area benefits from a wide range of entertainment options including the Dominion, a popular independent cinema, The Church Hill Theatre, The Kings Theatre and the Edinburgh Film House.


The area is highly sought-after location for families, professionals and students as it’s within easy access to both the campuses of Edinburgh University and Napier University, the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary Hospital as well as the city’s financial, business and entertainment districts. 


Thirestane Road falls into the catchment area for the highly regarded James Gillespie’s High School and Primary School, which is located just a street away from the property, as well as further options at Bruntsfield and Sciennes Primary Schools and Boroughmuir High School. Private options are available nearby at George Watson’s College and George Heriot’s School.


It also benefits from excellent proximity to the city’s efficient bus routes, Haymarket railway station, the excellent bus and tram links to Edinburgh International Airport and easy access to Edinburgh City By-Pass that links into Central Scotland’s motorway network, the Queensferry Crossing to Fife and the A1 to East Lothian.

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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. All items of furniture currently within the flat can be purchased by separate negotiation.



Gas central heating, mains water, gas and electricity, broadband, telephone (subject to telephone providers’ regulations.)



 EH9 1AR



Council Tax Band Category:  E





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 June 2021 – First Issue