17a Cumberland Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6RT





A rare opportunity to acquire a main door one - bedroom lower ground floor flat in the heart of the New Town Conservation Area. In need of full renovation, the property presents an excellent opportunity to create a fantastic home or buy to let investment in a prime city centre location.

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Fraser Wardhaugh
 Sales Negotiator


Property Details & Description

Accommodation Comprises:

Entrance hallway, sitting room, kitchen, main bedroom, shower room.



Cumberland Street is situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic and prestigious New Town, which is both a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the city’s most affluent and sought-after residential areas.

The property lies within easy walking distance of the city’s business, financial and shopping districts, George Street’s boutiques and bars and also cosmopolitan Stockbridge, renowned for its village atmosphere and artisan shops, cafés and restaurants. John Lewis’ department stores, and the new state of the art St. James Shopping Centre, are just minutes away as are Tesco and Waitrose supermarkets and the popular independent shops and local producers of Canonmills and Broughton Street.

Cumberland Street boasts easy access to Waverley station, frequent bus and tram services, the city’s extensive cycle network, Edinburgh International Airport, the city bypass and central Scotland’s motorways.

It is ideally positioned to take advantage of Edinburgh’s renowned art galleries, museums and historical attractions; International, Film and Fringe Festivals and Hogmanay celebrations. The property is just moments from King George V Park which features a children’s playground and access to Edinburgh’s extensive cycle network, and a short distance from numerous other recreational facilities and green spaces including the Royal Botanic Gardens; Inverleith Park which has an active tennis and bowling club and the Water of Leith Walkway.

Cumberland Street lies within the catchment area for Stockbridge Primary School and Broughton High with private schooling options including The Edinburgh Academy, Fettes’ College, Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools and St George’s School in close proximity.

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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 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.



Electric heating, mains water, drainage, and electricity, broadband, telephone (subject to telephone providers’ regulations).






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.