Located in Edinburgh's prestigious World Heritage Site, Ainslie Place is one of the Georgian New Towns most elegant garden squares and forms part of Moray Estate . It was designed in 1822 by Gillespie Graham and occupies one of the most outstanding sites above the Dean Valley.
Situated only a few yards from the retail and commercial centre of Edinburgh in George Street and Princes Street, and a short walk from the West End, the property enjoys all the benefits of city centre living with a wide variety of shops, bistros and restaurants on the surrounding streets as well as in nearby Stockbridge. Waverley and Haymarket train stations and the tram are also easily accessible.
Access is available on payment of a modest annual subscription to the private gardens at the centre of Ainslie Place itself and neighbouring Moray Place, as well as the Earl of Moray's Pleasure Grounds in the Dean Valley to the rear. The highly regarded Royal Botanic Garden is close by
There is a wide range schools within easy reach on the north side of the City both in the state and private sectors, including The Edinburgh Academy, Erskine Stewart's Melville Schools, St George's and Fettes College.
3.1 Ainslie Place is a charming and rarely available two bedroom drawing room apartment, occupying the first floor of a handsome Georgian building in Edinburgh's New Town.
The accommodation flows from a welcoming reception hall taking you into the heart of the flat. There are generous proportions throughout, with the main living accommodation running the full length of the property. The impressive drawing room has a marble feature fireplace and two floor to ceiling windows, providing a beautiful outlook over Ainslie Place Gardens. The open configuration along with both south and north facing aspects, sees both the drawing room and dining area flooded with natural light throughout the day. The galley kitchen is entered from the dining area and is fitted with a number of wall and base units.
The principal bedroom can be found at the rear of the property and enjoys wonderful views to the north, over the Water of Leith and Stockbridge to the Firth of Forth and Fife beyond. The second bedroom sits adjacent to the drawing room. Both bedrooms are comfortable in size with ample storage space and working shutters. A family bathroom located off the hallway completes the accommodation. Additionally, the property has generous storage space throughout.
While the property is well presented throughout, it would now benefit from some modernising.