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Elegant four-bedroom, two-bathroom, main door duplex apartment arranged over the ground and lower ground floors of an original building in the lively area of Newington, to the south of the city centre, close to the open green spaces of the Meadows public parkland and the Edinburgh University buildings.  The property, which currently benefits from an HMO license, offers a spacious, light-filled sitting room/dining room, large family kitchen and a peaceful communal rear garden as well as ample storage and original features such as ornate cornice and plaster work.

1,559 SQFT
145 SQM
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0131 220 4160
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Property Details & Description


Ground Floor

Main entrance, entrance vestibule and hallway.  Double bedroom 2, shower room, Principal bedroom, family kitchen, utility room, living/dining room


Lower Ground Floor

Double bedroom 3, shower room, double bedroom 4


Communal areas

Communal stairwell with storage space and a good size garden mainly laid out to lawn with mature trees.


West Preston Street is located between Newington and Causewayside, a vibrant residential area two miles south of the city centre within easy reach of Edinburgh city centre’s financial, business and shopping districts with the East End of Princes Street a mere twenty minutes walk away.  It is well served by supermarkets with a Sainsbury’s Local and Tesco Express a short walk away on Causewayside, a bustling street lined with independent retailers, antique stores, cafes and pubs.  The lively areas of Morningside, Bruntsfield and Marchmont are also within easy reach.


Newington offers a superb range of sport, leisure and recreational activities with the Royal Commonwealth Pool and Leisure Club on the doorstep.  Also in close proximity are several golf courses including Prestonfield Golf Club with the spectacular 640 acre Royal Holyrood Park behind.  The Festival Theatre and Queen’s Hall are within walking distance as are the National Museum of Scotland and Edinburgh Castle.


West Preston Street is also conveniently located for access to Edinburgh University campuses, Edinburgh Napier University and the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and Royal Hospital for Sick Children.  It 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 in the area, with private options including George Heriots, George Watson’s College and Merchiston Castle School in close proximity.

General Description

Ground Floor

The property is accessed from the street via a main door entrance with vestibule and hallway with original cornice work and an archway.  Double bedroom 2, a good size, light filled and front facing.  Shower room with shower cubicle.  Principal bedroom, spacious, with lovely garden views.  Large family kitchen comprising contemporary style matt charcoal wall and base units and a central island with white marble effect countertop and white drawers; window seat with garden views; well-appointed with various Hotpoint appliances including coffee machine, microwave and oven, gas hob.  Utility room with shelving, plumbed for a washing machine and tumble dryer.  Lovely, light-filled spacious living room/dining room with double windows and front facing views; original fireplace and cornice work; ample space for dining.


Lower Ground Floor

Staircase leading to a hallway with under stairs storage.  Double bedroom 3 with garden views, good size and plenty of natural light.  Shower room with shower cubicle.  Double bedroom 4, similar, with garden views.  Vestibule with back door leading into communal stairwell and garden.



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General Remarks & Information


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Council Tax Band: E

EPC Rating: D


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Viewing is strictly by appointment through Rettie & Co. 11 Wemyss Place, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH3 6DH. Tel: 0131 220 4160.


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Offers should be submitted in Scottish Legal Form to the selling agents Rettie & Co. & Rettie LLP’s. A closing date by which offers must be submitted may be fixed later. Please note that interested parties are advised to register their interest with the selling agents in order that they may be advised should a closing date be set. The seller reserves the right to accept any offer at any time.

Internet Website

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This property and other properties offered by Rettie & Co. & Rettie LLP’s. can be viewed on our website at as well as Rightmove, and The London Office.

Servitude Rights, Burdens & Wayleaves

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The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations and wayleaves including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cable, drains and water, gas and other pipes whether contained in the title deeds or informally constituted and whether or not referred to above.

Important Notice

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Rettie, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:

1.  They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either in writing or by word of mouth. Any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents or the sellers. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.

2.  All Rettie floorplans are drawn to RICS standard. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive and it should not be assumed that the property remains as photographed. Any error, omission or mis-statement shall not annul the sale or entitle any party to compensation or recourse to action at law. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents, including for its current use. Rettie & Co. & Rettie LLP’s have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise and ought to seek their own professional advice.
3. All descriptions or references to condition are given in good faith only. Whilst every endeavour is made to ensure accuracy, please check with us on any points of especial importance to you, especially if intending to travel some distance. No responsibility can be accepted for expenses incurred in inspecting properties which have been sold or withdrawn.

Proof and source of Funds/Anti Money Laundering

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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. Rettie use electronic verification, if this is not possible original documents are acceptable.


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1. The property is sold with all faults and defects, whether of condition or otherwise and neither the seller nor Rettie & Co. or Rettie LLP’s, 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 they have not entered into contract in reliance on the said statements, that they are satisfied themselves 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 misstatement 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. 



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