11/8 James Court, 493 Lawmarket, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 2PB
Charming One Bedroom Fourth-Floor Flat in Edinburgh's Historic Old Town district
Enviably located on the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town conservation area, this charming, one-bedroom, fourth-floor flat enjoys an unrivalled position in the capital, just a stone’s throw from world-class amenities and the iconic Edinburgh Castle. The well-presented property forms part of a traditional, late eighteenth-century, B-listed tenement building within James Court, which holds a special place in Edinburgh’s history, connected to a number of prominent figures from the city’s past, such as the developer James Brownhill, who demolished closes to form the square court in 1723-7.
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Accessed via a secure communal entrance and stairwell, the front door to the flat opens into a welcoming hall with built-in storage. On the right is the living/dining room, which generously spans the entire depth of the property, allowing a good selection of lounge furniture and a dinner table for sociable meals. Here, a 12-pane sash window bathes the space in natural light, offering tantalising views across the capital’s skyline. Crisp neutral décor and snug carpeting add to the inviting environment, whilst a deep cupboard provides useful on-hand storage.
The kitchen is conveniently adjacent, fitted with handle-less cabinets in timber effect and matching worktops, accommodating an undercounter washing machine, a freestanding fridge/freezer, and an electric cooker. Illuminated by a sash window, it is a bright and airy space.
At the other end of the hall, the double bedroom offers a spacious footprint supplemented by a built-in wardrobe. It continues the pale décor and fitted carpet from the living room, enhancing a peaceful ambience. Completing the home is a modern shower room with a three-piece suite. Efficient electric heating ensures year-round warmth, whilst 12-pane timber sash and case windows bring additional period charm.
Externally, there is a communal courtyard garden to the rear and controlled parking with a residents’ permit is also available in the vicinity (Zone 4).