19 Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh, EH7 5EB






A rare opportunity to acquire a stylishly presented and lavishly decorated four-bedroom property that forms part of a Greek revival crescent of Georgian townhouses designed by the eminent Scottish architect William Playfair in the early 19th century.

Situated on the eastern fringes of Edinburgh’s historic New Town, the well-proportioned garden property is in a walk-in condition and would appeal to a variety of buyers.

Spanning over 1,658 square feet across two floors, the exceptional property is presented to the market either as a wonderful family home or as an excellent business opportunity to be run as a boutique guesthouse. The current layout comprises three en-suite bedrooms on the ground floor whilst the garden level accommodation could be operated as a secure and self-contained one-bedroom apartment.

The property benefits from both charming period architectural details – decorative cornicing, original fireplaces, sash windows with working shutters – that co-exist harmoniously with stylish contemporary interiors, designer wallpaper, sumptuous curtains and immaculately presented carpets.

Overlooked by the majestic Calton Hill, the property sits on a wide tree-lined street directly facing Hillside Crescent Gardens and lies just a short walk from cosmopolitan Broughton Street, the newly opened St James Quarter and bustling Leith Walk.


Maria Ponte
  Senior Sales Negotiator


James Whitson
 Director of  Edinburgh Residential Sales


Property Details & Description



Private Front Door, Entrance Vestibule, Entrance Hallway, Three Double En-Suite Rooms, Dining Room, Kitchen, Two Hallway Storage Cupboards



Self-Contained Apartment with Entrance Vestibule, Principal Bedroom, Sitting Room-Kitchenette, Direct Access to Private Garden, Shower Room with Integrated Basin & Base Storage Unit & WC, Utility Room Under Stair Walk-In Storage Room, Cloakroom Cupboard



Private Front Garden with Two Seating Areas, Private Patio Garden to the Rear of Property with Dining Area &, Large Garden Shed, Shared Residents Garden Accessed from Private Garden Gate & the Communal Stairwell




Hillside Crescent is located on the eastern fringes of Edinburgh’s historic New Town that forms part of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage site.

Overlooked by the majestic Calton Hill, the property lies just a short stroll away from the vibrant and cosmopolitan Broughton Street with its independent shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. Also close by is the recently opened St James Quarter, an upmarket mixed-used retail and entertainment complex.

The area is well served with local amenities with a Tesco Express on Picardy Place and a Tesco superstore in Canonmills.  There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and local shops along Leith Walk including Valvona & Crolla, a noted Italian delicatessen.  

In terms of recreational and leisure offerings, there is a multi-screen cineplex and a Nuffield Health Club & Gym at the Omni Centre on nearby Greenside Place where you will also find The Playhouse Theatre.   

The property is close to lots of lovely walks including those on Calton Hill and at Holyrood Park whilst the Royal Botanical Garden, Inverleith Park and the Water of Leith walkway are all within easy reach.

Hillside Crescent falls within the catchment area for Broughton Primary School, Drummond Community High School and St Mary’s RC Primary School with private schooling options available nearby at Fettes College, The Edinburgh Academy, George Heriot’s School and St George’s Girls School.

Within close proximity, there is an extensive range of train and bus services that run from both Waverley Station and Edinburgh Bus Station on St Andrew’s Square whilst there are excellent bus and tram services from the city centre to Edinburgh International Airport.  The A1 to East Lothian is easily accessible as is the City ByPass that links into Central Scotland’s motorway network.





19 Hillside Crescent is a stylish four-bedroom property comprising

spacious and flexible accommodation with hotel-worthy interiors.


Ground Floor

  • Front Entrance: A stone path leads through the private front garden to the classical Georgian front door.  There is an entrance vestibule with original tiles floor and a glass-paneled inner front door that opens into an attractive hallway with a high ceiling and decorative cornicing.  There are two storage cupboards in the hall with one of those hidden discreetly behind a floor-to-ceiling mirror.

  • Bedroom One & Two: Set on either side of the front door are two luxurious double bedrooms. Both feature original period fireplaces, sash windows with working shutters, a stained-glass privacy window decoration and ceiling cornicing. Both offer a leafy outlook of the front garden and have en-suite marble-tiled shower rooms with a heated towel rail, wash basin and WC.  

  • Bedroom Three: Overlooking the pretty garden to the rear of the property, the generously sized double bedroom features an original fireplace with a decorative marble mantlepiece and an Edinburgh Press. The en-suite marble-tiled shower room has a wash basin, heated towel rail & WC.

  • Kitchen-Dining Room: With a leafy garden outlook, the light-filled dining room offers amble space for a large dining table or several separate tables if run as a guesthouse. There is an open door to the small but well-equipped fitted kitchen.  The kitchen features high specification appliances including an integrated sink, AEG double oven & microwave, induction hob, sink, dishwasher, fridge, base and upper storage units.



Garden Level Basement

  • A newly carpeted staircase with decorative wood balustrade sweeps down passed a large feature mirror to the garden level accommodation.

  • Utility Room: Situated halfway down the staircase, the utility room comprises an integrated sink, base and upper storage units as well as plenty of room for a standalone fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.  

  • Storage Cupboard: At the base of the staircase, there is a deep walk-in storage cupboard whilst there is a further storage cupboard on this level.

  • Entrance Vestibule: A secure door leads into an entrance vestibule to access the principal bedroom and sitting room.

  • Principal Bedroom: Two windows that overlook the peaceful private garden allow light to flood into this well-presented double bedroom. There is ample storage within a wall of fitted mirror-fronted wardrobes and there is also one other additional wardrobe. 

  • Bathroom: Serving the ground floor accommodation is a large marble tiled shower room with an integrated wash basin unit with cupboard storage, mounted mirror fronted cabinet & WC.

  • Sitting-Dining-Kitchen Room:  At one end of the stunning sitting room is a fitted kitchenette featuring an integrated AEG double oven, extractor fan, sink and dishwasher. Backed by feature brickwork, the fitted kitchen features base and upper storage units and a breakfast counter.  The spacious living room space comprises wood flooring, a statement brick fireplace with inset gas stove and an Edinburgh Press cupboard containing the gas combi boiler. This room beneftis from French doors that open into the private garden.



Outside & Communal Space

  • Back Garden: Several stone steps lead up from the sitting room to the iron-railed private garden.  The pretty enclosed space offers plenty of room for al fresco dining and relaxing and is decorated with wood floral planters and potted plants.  There is also a large and useful garden shed.  

  • Communal Garden: There is gate access from the patio to the shared residents garden directly behind.  This leafy garden comprises a large expanse of grass sheltered by mature trees.  Residents access this garden from a pathway that leads out from a door in the communal stairwell.

  • Front Garden: The south facing front garden is accessed through a decorative black iron gate that sits between two high hedges that offer privacy and security.  On either side of the entrance pathway that leads up to the private front door are two lovely, paved seating areas.

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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.



Gas central heating, mains water, gas and electricity, broadband, telephone (subject to telephone providers’ regulations.)






Council Tax Band Category:  A






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 September 2021 – First Issue