37A SCOTLAND STREET, EDINBURGH

This two bedroom garden flat is situated within Edinburgh’s New Town and includes a patio garden to the front and a private garden to the rear, while King George V Park is literally just across the road. The properties at the bottom of this wide cobbled street have open outlooks to the front - a feature that benefits 37A as the sitting room, which faces west, is unusually bright for a garden flat.

There’s also a small study off the front hall, while the dining-hall is positioned right in the heart of the floor plan, with a contemporary kitchen on one side (with a separate utility area) and with an equally smart shower room on the other. The two bedrooms overlook the garden at the rear, and there’s a great looking en-suite bathroom here (to bedroom 2) with a freestanding claw foot bath.

Why: This could be summed up in just four words: cracking flat, cracking location. While garden flats are always popular in the city centre, not all garden flats are created equal. Some have communal gardens, others small patio gardens, and then there are flats like 37A that have a patio garden and a private rear garden, which really sets this property apart - particularly as this garden has been well designed and feels like a sanctuary, tucked away from the city.

The style of this flat alone will make it appealing to viewers, both in terms of the period detailing and the quality of the contemporary fittings and finishes, but this property also has a feature that isn’t often flagged up as being a highlight: great storage. We all need it, but how many two bedroom properties can be described as offering a wealth of storage? Here, as well as the storage inside the flat, there are three under pavement cellars located off the front patio, two of which are dry-lined, along with an understair cellar.

It’s stylish and practical, in other words. And in one of the most desirable streets in the New Town.

For sale here. £395,000, Simpson & Marwick.

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