2/9 Cowgatehead, Old Town, Edinburgh, EH1 1JU





Situated in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle and on the edge of the vibrant Grassmarket in the city’s historic Old Town, this well-presented three-bedroom apartment forms part of a modern residential block with a Victorian stone facade.

Situated on the fourth floor, the property offers wonderful views of the city’s beautiful historic architecture from the double-glazed sash and case windows. 

The secure and factored apartment offers three good sized double rooms, an open plan kitchen-dining-living space and a modern bathroom.

Just a stone’s throw from all restaurants and bars on the Grassmarket, the property lies just a short stroll from the city’s iconic Royal Mile and is less than 15 minutes’ walk to Waverley Rail Station and Princes Street, the city’s main thoroughfare.

The property is presented to the market in a walk-in condition and will appeal to a variety of buyers including professional couples, those looking for a city pied-a-terre or as a buy-to-let investment.


Brodie Ballantine
Sales Negotiator


Gavin Smith
Associate Director


Property Details & Description

Summary of Accommodation

Entrance Hall, Open Plan Living-Dining-Kitchen Room, Principal Double Bedroom, Two Further Double Rooms, Bathroom with Bath & Shower Appliance, Heated Towel Rail, Wash Basin & WC, Hall Cloakroom Cupboard, Hall Boiler Cupboard, Gas Central Heating, Double Glazing


Communal Space

Entrance Lobby, Stairwell, Secure Entry Phone, Residents’ Internal Courtyard

On Street Permit Parking & Metered Parking Available



2/9 Cowgatehead lies in the heart of the city’s historic Old Town, ideally situated close to many of the capital’s major historical landmarks and cultural attractions as well as the main campus for the University of Edinburgh.   The property is located just a stone’s throw from the lively Grassmarket that boasts a wide selection of restaurants, bars, cafes and shops as well as to Victoria Street, a pretty cobbled street lined with shops and restaurants that leads up to the iconic Royal Mile.  The area is well served with local amenities with a Premier Festival Stores on the Grassmarket, a Sainsbury’s Local on West Port and a Marks & Spencer on Princes Street.


It is just short walk to Holyrood Park, home to Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags, that where there are plenty of walking trails. Other green open spaces nearby including The Meadows, where you will find public tennis courts and a children’s play park, and Princes Street Gardens. There are several member-only leisure clubs close by including one at the Radisson Hotel on the Royal Mile. Edinburgh Waverley Station is less than a 15-minute walk from the property where you can access train services to all over the UK. There are excellent tram and bus links from near Waverley Station to Edinburgh International Airport.



The fourth-floor apartment is reached by way of a flight of stairs that lead up from the well-maintained and shared entrance hall. On entering the property, the hallway gives access to all the accommodation and features two hall storage cupboards. The light-filled open plan sitting-kitchen-dining room features three sash and case windows offering stunning views of the Old Town architecture. The carpeted sitting area leads to a well-equipped kitchen with an integrated gas hob, electric oven, Bosch dish washer, a large fridge/freezer and base storage units. The kitchen area has plenty of space for a dining room table and chairs.  There is also a walk-in utility/storage cupboard housing the boiler and washing machine. The spacious principal bedroom has a large, fitted wardrobe whilst there are two further double bedrooms that all have wonderful Old Town views. Completing the accommodation is a modern bathroom with bath with an overhead shower appliance, wash basin, heated towel rail & WC. There is a shared internal courtyard for residents.

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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 (these are the washing machine, cooker, fridge/freezer & dish washer). In all other aspects the treatment of fixtures and fittings within the relevant Conveyancing Standard Clauses apply.



Dimplex quantum storage heaters, 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 faction.


Particulars prepared October 2021 – First Issue