12/18 Simpson Loan, Edinburgh, EH3 9GB
Superb two bedroom, two bathroom apartment in the prestigious, award winning Quartermile development just to the south of the city centre. Featuring commanding views across the open green spaces of the adjacent Meadows parkland and the Edinburgh skyline from several floor to ceiling windows which overlook the private residents gardens below.
The property benefits from a wonderfully light and expansive kitchen/living/dining area, cleverly zoned to make the most of the space and unparalleled views. Two good sized double bedrooms, one with en-suite facilities and a family bathroom complete the accommodation which will attract buyers for its cutting edge design, as investment potential or a pied a terre as well as for its proximity to the city centre and all the cultural highlights on offer there.
Property Details & Description
Entrance Hallway, Open-plan Dining Kitchen / Sitting Room, Master Bedroom with Ensuite, Double Bedroom Two, Shower Room, Large Utility Cupboard
Communal Entrance Stair with Lift, Landscaped Communal Grounds, 24-hour Concierge
The property is on the fourth floor of building Number Twelve and is accessed via a lift or staircase. The communal entrance hall, accessed by key fob, is in excellent condition, smart and welcoming. There is also a separate concierge’s office in a nearby building on the street.
There are three apartments on this floor and the property is adjacent to the lift.
Well maintained private residents gardens mainly laid out to lawn, face to the front of the building.
Accessed by a front door which opens up to abundant natural light and stunning views at the end of the polished wood floored hallway. Leading down the hallway, there is a double bedroom with side views and fitted double wardrobe. Principal bedroom is dual aspect to the front of the property and the side,two fitted double wardrobes;en-suite shower room with walk in shower, mirrored wall units and heated towel rail. Family bathroom with deep bathtub, over bath shower, mirrored wall units and a heated towel rail. Large walk-in utility cupboard houses the boiler.
The hallway leads to the large kitchen/living room/dining room with commanding views across the residents gardens and beyond to the Meadows from several stunning floor to ceiling windows. Polished wood flooring throughout. A well appointed kitchen area is centrally placed near the entrance to the room and faces towards the expansive windows;featuring grey granite topped work counters and sleek opaque white units, as well as integrated appliances, an integral hob and double Siemens ovens. The living area ,making the most of the breathtaking views, is spacious with plenty of room for comfortable furniture and extends into a long, window lined separate dining space.
Items included in the sale
All white goods
Pendant light fittings
All other fixtures and fittings
Items available by separate negotiation
Various items of furniture
The Quartermile Development is one of the largest and most comprehensive regeneration schemes in Scotland. Formerly the home of the historic Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, the 8-hectare site is located within a conservation area on Edinburgh’s Victorian fringes and includes nine listed buildings. It lies between the heart of the city and the parkland of the Meadows and falls within a central area of Edinburgh that was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995.
Quartermile is a stunning mix of luxury contemporary apartments in converted original buildings and new-build properties boasting cutting edge design and finished to a high specification; all set within landscaped communal gardens and benefiting from a 24-hour concierge and security service. Within the development there are several coffee shops and eateries including a Starbucks, Caffé Nero and Soderberg, a Swedish -owned artisanal bakery and café, a Marriott Residence hotel, Sainsbury’s Local as well as a Pure Gym (open 24 hours) and Tribe Yoga studio.
Cosmopolitan Bruntsfield and the Grassmarket are within walking distance, both offering a varied choice of independent bars, restaurants, cafes and boutiques. The historic Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle and the city centre with its extensive shopping, dining and entertainment options including cinemas, theatres, art galleries and tourist attractions are within comfortable walking distance.
There is easy access to transport links across the city via a regular bus service, and Waverley train station is walking distance away. The Quartermile development sits next to The Meadows, an extensive expanse of green, leafy outdoor space popular for picnics and features a pitch and putt golf course, tennis courts and a bowling green. It’s also a short walk to the city’s iconic Arthur’s Seat, the highest point in Holyrood Park, popular with walkers and runners.
The property is in the catchment area for Tollcross Primary School and St Thomas of Aquin’s RC High School, with private schooling available nearby at George Heriot’s, George Watson’s College and Merchiston Castle School. It sits adjacent to Edinburgh University’s main campus.
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.
Gas central heating, mains water, gas and electricity, broadband, telephone (subject to telephone providers’ regulations).
Council Tax Band Category: G
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 March 2021 – First Issue