Two-bedroom flat in listed former school building hits the market in Newington

Tuesday, 4th September 2018, 10:27 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th September 2018, 11:30 am

St Leonards Crag in Newington is an interesting building which offers quite a few advantages that you don’t usually expect in a location this close to Edinburgh’s Old Town.

The conversion is of a B-listed building which dates from the early 1900s and was originally the James Clark School.

It has its own landscaped grounds incorporating residents’ parking.

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It borders the green expanse of Holyrood Park with a pathway leading directly to it.

In the other direction, a five minutes’ walk brings you to shops, restaurants and theatres of the heart of the city.

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For sale is 6 St Leonards Crag, a main door flat which has some quirks in its own right.

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The public room has a high ceiling and two tall windows facing south-west, there is an entrance hallway with cupboard, a fully fitted dining kitchen on a mezzanine level up from the sitting room, two bedrooms, a bathroom and a loft storage area.

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Because it is at lower ground level, you might expect the flat to be dark, but it is brightly lit by windows placed high on the walls, which give privacy, if not a great view.

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There are shared grounds, two parking permits for the car park, the city on the doorstep, and it is conveniently placed for both the university and the new distillery taking shape along the road.

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St Leanards Crag is on the market for offers over £165,000 with Warners.

Words: Kirsty McLuckie