11/2, James Court, 493 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PB





A light and extremely well presented, first floor one-bedroom apartment ideally positioned in the heart of Edinburgh Old Town seconds from the Royal Mile. Located in the hub of Edinburgh’s main attractions, boasting superb local amenities and within a UNESCO world heritage site the property will appeal to both private buyers and buy to let investors.

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Gavin Smith
 Associate Director


Brodie Ballantine
  Sales Negotiator


Property Details & Description


Communal Entrance, Hallway, Bathroom, Living Room, Kitchen Bedroom, Large Storage Cupboard.


Outdoor Space:  Zoned Permit Parking.




James Court is located in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, central to the city’s main business and shopping districts and ideally positioned to take advantage of Edinburgh’s world renowned International, Film and Fringe Festivals and Hogmanay celebrations. The property is situated just a stones’ throw from the Grassmarket, both of which boast an eclectic selection of restaurants, bars, bistros and shops. Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles’ Cathedral, the National Museum of Scotland, the National Library and Edinburgh University are mere moments away.


The property is situated just a few minutes from St Andrew’s Square which is regularly used as a venue for seasonal events; The Playhouse Theatre which offers an excellent programme of shows throughout the year; the Omni Centre which boasts a multi-screen cinema, numerous dining options and a Nuffield Health gym with 25m swimming pool and the new state of the art St. James Shopping Centre.


The area is well served by a Sainsbury’s Local on South Bridge and a Marks & Spencer on Princes Street, as well as numerous independent shops. There is good proximity to the city’s public transport network and Waverley station as well as convenient access to the City Bypass, A1 and Edinburgh International Airport.


There are a number of recreational facilities and green open spaces close by including Holyrood Park, Arthurs’ Seat, the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Meadows and the Edinburgh Sports Club whilst the National Galleries of Scotland are just minutes away.

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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:

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



Electric central heating, mains water, drainage, electricity.






Council Tax Band Category:  C





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 February 2022 – First Issue