71/3 McDonald Road, Edinburgh EH7 4NA









An elegant one bedroom first-floor apartment, peacefully situated on a leafy residential street, seconds from cosmopolitan Leith Walk. This well-proportioned property hosts spacious accommodation, including a generous box room and an enviable location as well as a wealth of elegant late Georgian features and immaculate décor. 


On entering the property, you will be delighted by the balance of traditional and contemporary features including a handsome fireplace, intricate cornicing and an original Edinburgh Press. The property has been finished with a sophisticated array of muted colours and the abundance of light and high ceilings make the property feel bright and airy.

Brodie Ballantine

Sales Negotiator


Property Details & Description



Communal stairway, Hallway, Drawing room, Kitchen/Dining room, Main bedroom, Box room, Main Bathroom, Utility room, storage cupboards


Outside space

On-street parking permit parking and access to the well-maintained communal garden to the rear of the property.



The interior takes its cue from the building’s graceful architecture. These grand rooms with elegant proportions are packed with striking original features, restored to their former splendour. All of these period touches are enhanced by the addition of numerous bespoke fittings to create a design that feels both timeless and contemporary. The property benefits from Gas central heating and double glazing. The flat itself is accessed by way of a secure and well-presented shared stairway with the added benefit of a safe Entryphone system.


Of particular note is the impressive Drawing room which boasts intricate cornicing, an elegant Edinburgh Press and a three-pane bay window flooding the room with light and offering a leafy outlook onto the park opposite.


Off the hall there are two large cupboards and a useful box room which boasts internal windows and offers ample space for a double bed however the space is hugely adaptable and could also make the perfect home office or nursery.


The flat features a spacious, convivial Dining Kitchen with integrated appliances and flawless wall units, a pantry, ample space for a large table and a useful utility room. The spacious bright main bedroom sits at the rear of the property offering views over the rear communal garden.


The bathroom is also bright and airy hosting a three-piece white suite with mains fed shower over the bath.


The current owner has fastidiously redeveloped this historic property retaining the period features whilst making it a vibrant place, fit for 21stst century living.


Residents benefit from on-street permit parking and from access to a huge well-maintained communal garden to the rear of the property.



McDonald street is situated on a quiet street off Leith Walk and a five minute walk from cosmopolitan Elm Row, renowned for its artisan shops, cafés and deli’s. It lies within easy walking distance of the city centre – with its abundant boutiques, bars and shopping establishments, including John Lewis, Multrees Walk, Harvey Nichols and the new St James Quarter. Princes Street and George street are a 10 minute stroll away and offer an array of café’s, boutique shops and unique bars.


The property is situated just a few minutes from the Playhouse Theatre, which is regularly used as a venue for seasonal events, offering an excellent programme of shows throughout the year and the Omni Centre which boasts a multi-screen cinema, numerous dining options and a Nuffield Health Gym with 25m swimming pool.


The urban village of Stockbridge, renowned for its Bohemian vibe, thriving weekly food market and artisan shops and cafés is just a 20-minute walk from the property. In addition Broughton Street’s independent shops and local producers are nearby

and the area is well served by a Tesco Express supermarket.


The property is well located with a modern tram just a 10 minute walk away connecting to the city centre, West End, Murrayfield Stadium and Edinburgh Airport. The Edinburgh trams are undergoing a large expansion which will see the trams running from St Andrews Place down Leith walk to the Shore, this will be hugely beneficial to prospective buyers with a tram stop being built at the end of the street. Edinburgh Waverley Station is also a 15-minute walk from the property, providing direct trains to a variety of locations including Glasgow and London.


Edinburgh itself is a mecca for entertainment from grand concert halls and theatres to intimate art galleries and underground clubs. The city is bursting in charm and its streets are saturated in history whilst showcasing some iconic twentieth century architecture.


Leith walk is a undergoing a period of dramatic renaissance


McDonald Street lies a short distance from numerous recreational facilities and green open spaces including St Marks Park, The Royal Botanic Garden, Inverleith Park – which has an active tennis and bowling club, Holyrood Park, Edinburgh’s extensive cycle network and the Water of Leith walkway.

71-3 McDonald Road, Edinburgh Floorplan.

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:

The owner is willing to negotiate the sale of some of the furniture and appliances. 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:  D





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