Flat 47, Royal Mile Mansions, Edinburgh, EH1 1QN









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An elegant and spacious two bedroomed apartment forming part of an A-listed character building on Edinburgh’s highly desirable and iconic Royal Mile. The property, which has been finished to an exceptionally high standard throughout, boasts a wealth of period features, immaculate décor, and an enviable location.


On entering the property, you will be delighted by the balance of traditional and contemporary features. These include the carefully restored feature windows, ornate cornicing, and charming terrace. The property is enhanced with many modern-day upgrades such as remote controlled Rointe electric heaters and underfloor heating, censored lighting, thermal insulated walls, triple glazing and a newly fitted kitchen and wet room.

Laura Mathieson

Senior Sales Negotiator


Property Details & Description



Entrance Vestibule, Hall, Lounge, Kitchen, Principal Bedroom, Additional Double Bedroom with Access onto a Private Terrace, Wet Room, Shower Room


Outside Space

Permit Parking, Access to a Private Terrace, Private Storage Cupboard in the Communal Hallway



The interior takes its cue from the building’s graceful architecture. These grand rooms with elegant proportions are packed with striking original features and restored to their former splendour. All of these period touches are enhanced by the addition of numerous bespoke fittings to create a sophisticated design that feels both timeless and contemporary.


The apartment is accessed from an impeccable communal entrance with lift access and a concierge or by Entryphone system. On entering the property, you will be met by an abundance of elegant features in the hallway including the original tiled flooring, cornicing, a handsome brass wall light and a large period style cloakroom cupboard.


The hallway leads into the impressive Lounge which boasts six large windows offering views of the splendid Georgian architecture on North bridge. The lounge also has an abundance of charming features including a delightful display arch, ornate ceiling rose and intricate cornicing along with many modern-day upgrades such as underfloor heating, Karndean flooring, triple glazing and thermally insulated walls.


The newly fitted kitchen is accessed from the lounge and offers a sleek range of wall-units with integrated appliances. The kitchen also benefits from a Velux window that opens onto a small terrace making the space feel bright and airy.


The Second bedroom is also accessed from the Lounge through bifold doors. This room offers clever flexible space with a raised loft double bed meaning there is ample space below for a sofa and a desk for home working. This room has a skylight and French doors onto the terrace which offers stunning views over the city across to the Firth of Forth. In keeping with the contemporary nature of the rest of the apartment this bedroom further benefits from bespoke shutters and underfloor heating.


The Principal bedroom is spacious and bright with feature windows, which have been triple glazed to make them sound proof and fitted with working shutters whilst still offering views of the sunset across the city towards Corstophine hill. This bedroom also enjoys a vaulted ceiling, skylight and an abundance of storage under the window.


The property benefits from a newly installed wet room which has been sympathetically modernised to be in keeping with the property boasting a Mira rainfall shower, white washbasin, W.C and beautiful panelling. The property also features a second shower room with a single shower cubicle, white W.C and hand basin.


The property has access to a secure storage cupboard in the hall which currently has ample shelving and a clothes rail.



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




The iconic Royal Mile Mansions are located in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, central to the city’s main business and shopping districts and ideally positioned to take advantage of Edinburgh’s world renowned International, Film and Fringe Festivals and Hogmanay celebrations.


The property is situated just a stone’s throw from the Grassmarket and Royal Mile, both of which boast an eclectic selection of restaurants, bars, bistros and shops. Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles’ Cathedral, the National Museum of Scotland, the National Library and Edinburgh University are mere moments away.


The property is situated just a few minutes from St Andrew’s Square which is regularly used as a venue for seasonal events; The Playhouse Theatre which offers an excellent programme of shows throughout the year; the Omni Centre which boasts a multi-screen cinema, numerous dining options and a Nuffield Health gym with 25m swimming pool and the new state of the art St. James Shopping Centre (set to open in 2021).


 The area is well served by a Sainsbury’s Local on South Bridge and a Marks & Spencer on Princes Street, as well as numerous independent shops. There are a number of recreational facilities and green open spaces close by including Holyrood Park, Arthurs’ Seat, the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Meadows and the Edinburgh Sports Club whilst the National Galleries of Scotland are just minutes away.


Edinburgh Waverley Station is a 5 minute walk, providing direct trains to Glasgow (55 minutes), Aberdeen (2 hours 15 minutes), Inverness (3 hours 40 minutes) and London (4 hours 30 minutes). Edinburgh Airport is only a 20 minute drive, with connections to hundreds of destinations worldwide. A modern tram service connects the city centre with regular services between York Place, Murrayfield Stadium, the West End and Edinburgh Airport.

47 Royal Mile Mansions, 50 North Bridge,

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.



Electric heating, mains water, 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.