Edinburgh's Harry Potter flat on 'Diagon Alley' up for sale

Edinburgh’s Harry Potter themed flat located at the bottom of the street thought to be the inspiration behind Diagon Alley is on the market.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 6:59 pm

The property, located on the ground floor in a B-listed traditional building, is in West Bow, Grassmarket, and is up for sale with offers over £210,000.

It sits at the bottom of Victoria Street, known locally as the inspiration for JK Rowling’s Diagon Alley.

The property was previously let on Airbnb and proved to be a huge hit for Harry Potter fans visiting the city.

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It has an open-plan living room and kitchen area, a double bedroom, a bathroom and an entrance hallway. There is also permit parking, and entrance to the apartment is via Edmonstone's Close from West Bow, with a shared common stairwell.

Among the subtle nods to the Harry Potter stories, the flat has a hallway with a secret storage cupboard hidden behind a long mirror and windows framing views of the nearby Grassmarket.

The inside of the flat. Picture: Warners

Its double bedroom is also accessible through a “secret book shelf door” and one of the living room walls is covered with portraits, just like the halls of Hogwarts.

Other features include a wizarding chest, antique books, a Diagon Alley sign and references to Gringots – the magical bank.

A statement from the property’s agent read: “A superb opportunity has arisen to acquire a fabulous, magical-themed first floor apartment, within an un-paralleled location in the heart of Edinburgh’s vibrant and historic Grassmarket area.

"Forming part of a B-listed traditional building, this truly unique and inspirational property features thoughtful design elements benefiting from carefully considered interior specification, and an acute attention to detail having been recently refurbished.

The bedroom is perfect for a Potter fan. Picture: Warners

"Enjoying an enviable location at the bottom of Victoria Street, known locally as the inspiration for Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter series, and a stone’s throw from all of Edinburgh’s major attractions.

"The apartment represents an ideal city centre pad for an individual or a pied-a-terre as well as holding significant investment potential having been a very successful short-term let.”

The property also has newly-installed double glazing window units and a newly-installed boiler with energy efficient electric heating.

To view the property, visit here.

The hallway complete with 'hidden' door to the bedroom. Picture: Warners

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