30/4 Alva Street, Edinbrugh, EH2 4PY





An elegant and spacious, light-filled three-bedroom apartment in the heart of the West End.  The property occupies the second floor of an original A listed townhouse on a lovely residential street, which retains stunning original facades and fanlights, perfectly preserved in time. 


This delightful apartment benefits from expansive sash and case windows with working shutters and ornate cornice work as well as contemporary additions such as a white gloss kitchen and well-presented bathroom with deep oval bathtub.  Boasting excellent investment potential and would suit a professional couple or family due to its proximity to the city centre, Edinburgh’s financial quarter and the excellent private schools in the area.

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Fraser Wardhaugh
 Sales Negotiator


Property Details & Description



The communal entrance and stairs are freshly painted and well maintained.


The property is accessed on the second floor of the building. A bright hallway with all rooms leading off; two storage cupboards, one housing the boiler. Elegant, light-filled sitting room with double sash and case windows and working shutters, front-facing, original cornice work, original fireplace with tiled insert and gas fire.  Wide galley style kitchen with sash and case window, white gloss wall and base units, black granite effect worktops and splash backs, well-appointed with appliances including oven, microwave and ceramic hob. Principal bedroom with sash and case windows with an original Edinburgh press; front facing. Further double bedroom with original fireplace and Edinburgh press, sash and case window facing to the rear of the property.   Single bedroom, again with sash and case window and an original etched glass door light, faces to the front of the property.  Well-presented family bathroom, tiled with oval corner bath and wall mounted sink in a mirrored vanity unit, separate shower cubicle area with power shower and heated towel rail.


There is an external unlined cellar accessed on the basement level courtyard.




Alva Street is a handsome residential street lined with category A listed Georgian townhouses.  The fine architecture of the buildings make it an important residential street in the West End.


Edinburgh's West End tram station, with access to Edinburgh international airport is situated nearby on Shandwick Place.  Waverley train station connecting Edinburgh to London in under five hours, is also a short walk away.


This superb central location enjoys a peaceful setting yet provides easy access to a wide range of specialist shops, restaurants and wine bars close by in the West End, including Queensferry Street and William Street, as well as Stockbridge, George Street and the city centre.


The Dean Tennis and Squash Club as well as Drumsheugh Swimming baths are a short distance away while there are wonderful walks close by along the Water of Leith and the open green spaces of Inverleith Park and the Royal Botanic Garden are also within easy reach. 


The property is very well located for excellent local schooling and a number of superb private schools, including Fettes College, The Edinburgh Academy, St. George's and Erskine Stewart Melville Schools.

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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.



Mains water, gas and electricity, broadband, telephone (subject to telephone providers’ regulations). 







Council Tax Band Category:  E






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 June 2021 – First Issue