7 West Preston Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9PX


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.

Maria Ponte

Senior Sales Negotiator


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.



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:


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).






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