King of the castle: has this rooftop apartment got the best view in Edinburgh?
As well as an unrivalled location right in the heart of Edinburgh’s historical Old Town, this one-off contemporary apartment boasts all the conveniences of modern living.
But the most striking feature has got to be the view from its private roof terrace, which looks out on Edinburgh Castle.
The unique home is situated on the fifth floor of the new King’s Quarter, an award-winning development in the capital’s lively Grassmarket area.
Accommodation comprises two double bedrooms, two bathrooms – one en-suite – and an open-plan living space with glass doors leading out to the roof garden.
The kitchen is fitted out with integrated Bosch appliances and Corian work surfaces, while the bathrooms feature hi-spec Grohe taps, showers and fixtures.
As well as a mixture of residential properties, King’s Quarter also hosts commercial and hotel premises.
The scheme, situated on King’s Stables Road, benefits from a spacious entrance foyer with door entry system, lift access and bike storage facilities.
The road gets its name from a time – 500 years ago – when royal horses belonging to King James IV were kept there.
It also has some grisly events in its distant past.
In 1867 it hosted a temporary hospital for an outbreak of smallpox and cholera.
King Stable Road was also the site of two murders by the infamous Edinburgh bodysnatchers Burke and Hare.
The adjoining Grassmarket area, once an arena for cattle sales, is today lined with shops, restaurants and pubs with continental-style outdoor seating.
The flat is on the market through agent Knight Frank at offers over £550,000.
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