1A Upper Dean Terrace, Edinburgh EH4 1NU











Occupying a coveted corner position and commanding wonderful views across the Water of Leith from the private front garden, 1A Upper Dean Terrace is located just a stone’s throw from the highly desirable neighbourhood of Stockbridge.


Situated on a peaceful cobbled residential street in the Edinburgh New Town Conservation Area, this sought-after garden property forms part of the ground floor of a classical Georgian terrace that is an early example of the work of noted architect James Milne.


Dating back to 1826, the property benefits from two spacious double bedrooms, two elegant reception rooms and an enclosed courtyard back garden. It is packed with period character and a wealth of original features including sash windows with working shutters, decorative rose circles, ornate cornicework and marble-surround fireplaces.  


Owned by the same family for over 70 years, the property would benefit from modernisation and offers excellent potential for buyers to put their own stamp and create contemporary living spaces.  The property sits just a short walk from all the cosmopolitan delights of Stockbridge as well as leafy Inverleith Park and the Botanic Gardens. It also lies within close proximity to all the main attractions in Edinburgh’s city centre and is within easy reach of all the city’s major transport links.

John Wybar

Sales Manager


Property Details & Description

Summary of Accommodation 


Ground Floor

Entrance Vestibule, Reception Hall, Hallway Cloakroom, Drawing Room, Dining-Kitchen, Sitting Room with Walk-In Storage Cupboard, Master Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom & Dressing Room, Second Double Bedroom, Family Bathroom, Utility Room


Outside Place

Enclosed private front garden with mature trees, rose bushes and leafy shrubbery. Tiered stone terrace to the rear of the property accessed from both the kitchen & utility room. Garden Shed


Both resident’s and metered parking available outside the property



A private Georgian front door opens into a spacious enclosed vestibule with attractive cornice work and rose ceiling circle that leads into an entrance hallway that features a large cloakroom cupboard and a shelved Edinburgh Press. All the accommodation is accessed from this spacious central hallway.  There is a lovely light-filled sitting room with high ceilings, beautiful cornice work, a rose ceiling circle, original fireplace with black marble mantelpiece.  Two large Georgian sash windows with working shutters overlook the pretty garden and cobbled street at the front of the property and across to the Water of Leith. Attached to this room, is a walk-in storage cupboard with integrated mounted upper and base units. Next door is the kitchen-dining room with integrated gas hob, two electric ovens, Bosch dish washer, standalone fridge as well as base and wall kitchen cabinets.  The dining area has views out to the secluded back garden through the glazed kitchen door. Next door to the kitchen, is a large utility room with a ceiling clothes-drying pulley, boiler, freezer, washing machine, storage cupboards and shelving and a glazed-panelled back door that leads out to the garden.

Situated on the corner of the property, the individually shaped master bedroom enjoys plenty of natural light from the two sash windows overlooking the pretty front garden. This elegant double room has an en-suite dressing room – currently used as a study – that leads to a bathroom with a bath, wall-mounted shower, WC, bidet and basin. There is an additional family bathroom with bath, wall-mounted shower, WC and basin located off the main hallway. There are two substantial-sized rooms to the rear of the property. One is a second generously sized double bedroom with an original fireplace with an ornate cast iron insert, Edinburgh Press and a large sash window overlooking the peaceful back garden. The other is the impressive drawing room with its elaborate ceiling rose, richly decorative cornicing, statement white marble-surround fireplace and two large sash windows overlooking the cobbled street and across to the beautiful Georgian terrace opposite.


Outside Place

A charming black iron gate opens into the private south-facing dry stonewall-enclosed front garden with its mature trees and leafy shrubbery. Accessed from both the kitchen and utility room, there is a lovely, enclosed stone-tiered garden to the rear of the property. The courtyard garden benefits from evergreen shrubbery and flowering plants and a sun terrace with a seating area, ideal for al fresco dining and benefits from direct sunlight from the early afternoon.



1A Upper Dean Terrace is situated in a prime, central location in the heart of the Edinburgh New Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  It lies within an affluent peaceful residential area just a stone’s throw from the Water of Leith walkway, an attractive 13-mile cycling and walking riverside footpath. It sits next to the private Dean Gardens, a large expanse of greenery with a children’s play park that residents can apply for membership. Also nearby is the members-only Dean Tennis Club and The Grange Cricket & Tennis Club.  The property sits on the doorstep of cosmopolitan Stockbridge with its bustling village atmosphere, specialist independent shops, delis, cafes, restaurants, bars and a weekly Sunday food market.  It is also well served by several small convenience supermarkets while Waitrose, M&S and Sainsbury’s are all within easy reach. Stockbridge borders Inverleith Park, where you’ll find community tennis courts and a children’s play park and is adjacent to the world-renowned Royal Botanic Gardens.

The property is just short walk away from Princes Street and George Street, the city’s main shopping streets as well as some of the Scottish capital’s world -class museums and historic attractions. It lies within easy reach of Haymarket and Waverley stations and the excellent tram and bus links to Edinburgh International Airport.

The property sits within the school catchment area for the highly regarded Flora Stevenson’s Primary as well as Broughton High School. There are plenty of private schools available locally at Fettes College, The Edinburgh Academy, Erskine Stewarts Melville Schools (ESMS), and St George’s School for Girls.


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: TBC






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 May 2021 – First Issue