Built in the mid-1800s, Cumberland Street is an elegant main door ground floor Category B listed apartment situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s world famous New Town. You are surrounded by stunning Georgian architecture and are just minutes’ walk away from the vibrant city centre and its attractions, including Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. The restaurants and bars of Stockbridge are also within easy reach on foot.
The Cumberland Bar, which is frequently mentioned in the 44 Scotland Street novels, is a few steps away at the end of the road. Local shopping is a few minutes’ walk up Dundas Street.
The apartment is very spacious, combining modern benefits, including a recently installed kitchen and bathroom, whilst retaining many of its original features such as the traditional sash windows with operating shutters, “Edinburgh presses” and ornate cornicing.
The roomy entrance hall, with original 10 pane double leaf doors and elaborate corniced ceiling, leads into the inner dining hall, with a dining table and seating for 6 chairs, a unique space to have dinner adjacent to the kitchen. The sizable kitchen is modern with all the appliances you would expect including dishwasher, fridge freezer, washing machine and microwave. It also has a breakfast bar/table for casual dining.
The light and airy drawing room has twin, elegant windows and original marble fireplace with ornate cornicing throughout. As well as the comfortable sofa and chairs, there is a desk, storage chest and bookcases. The TV has Sky channels and there is also a DVD player.
There are three large bedrooms – two double and one single. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed. There is a second bedroom with a double bed. The third bedroom, which doubles as a library with wall to ceiling bookcases, has a single bed. There is a bathroom with toilet, bath and basin vanity unit and also a separate wet room with overhead shower.
Gas fired central heating makes the apartment cosy throughout. The apartment is wonderfully located and gives you the chance to experience the Edinburgh lifestyle.
The front door is three steps up from street level but the apartment is otherwise on one level.