1/13 Northfield Heights, Edinburgh, EH8 7QJ











A bright, spacious and well-presented penthouse apartment forming part of a small development in the popular residential area of Willowbrae. Set within well-maintained communal grounds this stylish property offers garaged parking, lift access, and high-quality finishes throughout.  


Ideally located, just over two miles from the City Centre and a stone’s throw from Royal Holyrood Park, with excellent transport links both into and out of the city, the property further benefits from superb local amenities. 

Maria Ponte

Senior Sales Negotiator


Property Details & Description


Hallway, Open Plan Kitchen/ Living/ Dining room, Utility Room, Master Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room, Double Bedroom, Bathroom, Balcony.


Northfield Heights forms part of a small, low rise development in Willowbrae, a sought-after residential area within easy reach both of Edinburgh City Centre, the A1 and the City Bypass. The area is well served by a range of local shops and services with a large Morrison’s store within walking distance and a Sainsbury’s at nearby Meadowbank Retail Park.  It also lies just a short distance from vibrant Portobello which boasts numerous independent shops, restaurants, bars and a delightful sandy beach.  Fort Kinnaird Retail Park is a short drive away and offers an array of high street shops, a 24-hour gym, Marks and Spencer, B&Q and an ASDA superstore.  The attractions of the city centre’s business, financial and shopping districts are also a short drive away and are well-served by public transport.


The property is ideally located just a stone’s throw from Royal Holyrood Park: 640 acres of gloriously wild parkland in the heart of the city incorporating Arthur’s Seat and offering wonderful walking, cycling, running and a multitude of other outdoor pursuits.  Just a short walk away is Meadowbank Sports Centre, currently being rebuilt and due to open in 2020 offering state-of-the-art fitness facilities, multi-sports courts and promising to be one of the country’s leading sports centres.


The Willowbrae area has excellent bus links to the city centre, Waverley and Haymarket railway stations with tram and bus links to Edinburgh International Airport. The A1 and City Bypass are just a few minutes’ drive away giving easy access to Scotland’s central motorway network.


For schooling, the property lies within the catchment for The Royal High Primary and Portobello High Schools.  Private schooling options are very close at hand with The Edinburgh Academy, Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools and Fettes College within easy reach.


Flat 13, 1 Northfield Heights is situated on the top floor of a well-maintained development within attractive communal grounds.  The property benefits from a private single garage, lockable storeroom, shared secure bicycle store and lift access. With bright, spacious rooms decorated in a neutral palette, plentiful storage, a delightful west facing balcony and spectacular views of Arthurs Seat, this property is offered in move-in condition.  Accessed via a well maintained secure shared entrance with lift, the accommodation is as follows:


  • Entrance hall with entry phone, large coat cupboard with hooks and shelving, storage cupboard housing electricity meter, further cupboard housing boiler and water tank. Light wood laminate flooring runs through the hallway to the open plan living space.

  • Bright and spacious open plan living space with kitchen area to one side. The room is filled with light from floor to ceiling west facing double glazed windows and a French door opening to a lovely balcony with space for outside seating, bamboo screen and superb views over Arthur’s Seat. The generous living space has three additional windows with far reaching views over the city skyline to the Forth Estuary, and offers an ideal space for dining, relaxing and entertaining.

  • Kitchen area with grey wall and base units offering plentiful storage, stainless steel sink and integrated NEFF appliances including: four ring gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher and fridge-freezer. 

  • Utility room leading off the kitchen with wall cupboards, worktop, room for household storage, washing machine and space for tumble dryer.

  • Bathroom with mosaic wall tiles, bath with shower over, washbasin, mirrored cabinet, w/c, heated towel ladder and extractor.

  • Generous master bedroom with large, double-glazed window overlooking Arthur’s Seat spacious built in double wardrobe and carpeting.

  • En-suite shower room with large shower cubicle, washbasin, w/c, heated towel ladder and recessed glass shelving. 

  • Double bedroom with double glazed window and lovely views of Arthur’s Seat, carpeting and built in wardrobe.  

  • The property benefits from a large lockable storage room located on the ground floor of the building.


Outside Space

  • Private lockable single garage.

  • Secure resident’s bike store. 

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General Remarks:

Proof and Source of Funds / Anti Money Laundering

Under the HMRC Anti Money Laundering legislation all offers to purchase a property on a cash basis or subject to mortgage require evidence of source of funds. This may include evidence of bank statements/funding source, mortgage or confirmation from a solicitor the purchaser has the funds to conclude the transaction. All individuals involved in the transaction are required to produce proof of identity and proof of address. This is acceptable either as original or certified documents.


Fixtures and Fittings:

Some appliances, furniture and furnishings in the property may be available subject to separate negotiation.


Only appliances specifically mentioned in the particulars of sale are included in the sale price.  In all other aspects the treatment of fixtures and fittings within the relevant Conveyancing Standard Clauses apply.


Gas central heating, mains water, drainage, gas and electricity.




Council Tax Band Category: F



By appointment through Rettie & Co, 11 Wemyss Place, Edinburgh EH3 6DH. Tel: 0131 220 4160.


1. The property is sold with all faults and defects, whether of condition or otherwise and neither the seller nor Rettie & Co, the selling agent, are responsible for such faults and defects, nor for any statement contained in the particulars of the property prepared by the said agent.


2. The Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to acknowledge that he has not entered into contract in reliance on the said statements, that he has satisfied himself as to the content of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise and that no warranty or representation has been made by the seller or the said agents in relation to or in connection with the property.


3. Any error, omission or mis-statement in any of the said statements shall not entitle the purchaser(s) to rescind or to be discharged from this contract, nor entitle either party to compensation or damages nor in any circumstances to give either party any cause for action.


Particulars prepared April 2021 – First Issue