Set in the heart of the Old Town and overlooking the Royal Mile, Tron Kirk, and the Bridges, this sumptuous city-centre apartment has many original period features, complemented by the best of modern amenities.
This stunning apartment is located a short walk from the landmarks of Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyrood House.
Inside, you’ll come upon an entrance hall adjoining all the main rooms of the property. Past the utility closet on your right, you’ll find the modern and well-equipped kitchen, which in addition to all the essential cutlery, crockery, and appliances (oven, hob, microwave, toaster, and fridge-freezer), contains a dishwasher and washer-dryer. Beside the kitchen is the tiled shower-room, the counterpart to the bathroom around the corner. Both these rooms have electric underfloor heating, heated towel rails, and additional fixed showerheads in the showers, while the bathroom also boasts a traditional roll top bath. Each is conveniently situated opposite a bedroom; the shower room is across from the guest bedroom or twin room, the beds of which can be adjoined to form a double, while the bathroom is aligned with the master bedroom with a Super King-size bed. Both rooms have wall-mounted flat screen TVs for leisurely viewing in bed under the striking crystal chandeliers on the high ceilings, and sport bedside iPod/iPhone speaker docks for relaxing to your favourite music. There is a walk-in wardrobe off the guest bedroom, with a freestanding one in the master bedroom, the double windows of which look out to North Bridge street.
The centrepiece of the property is the living-cum-dining room. The burgundy leather-lined and studded doors hint at the opulence behind, where the same rich shade permeates the expansive space, cascading from the drapery within the awnings of the surrounding windows and down the panelled walls to the lavish furnishings, such as the upholstered fireguard. This room has two discrete dining spaces, the rightmost and more formal seating six, and the leftmost situated in an elevated alcove under a grand chandelier opposite. Both dining tables are beside bay windows, which admit a profusion of light and look onto the Tron Kirk and across the Royal Mile, meaning guests can enjoy the views with their meals. During August, you don’t even have to venture outdoors to enjoy the fanfare of the Fringe Festival, with buskers and street performers visible from the windows. The room also contains a pair of leather armchairs, with matching sofas flanking the extended coffee table in the opposite corner. Beside the sofas, you’ll find a 47-inch flatscreen HD smart TV above a further iPhone speaker dock.
Royal Mile Mansion benefits from double and secondary glazing throughout to provide insulation from noise and cold. Ironing facilities, unlimited free Wi-Fi, and hair dryers are provided. A high chair is also available if needed.
The property is replete with decadent details to impress any guest. Mirrors feature throughout, both as fixtures in the main rooms and as unlikely embellishments, such as on the coat stand unit off the entrance; collectively they augment the apartment’s broad dimensions. The predominance of wood flooring is matched by the abundance of mahogany furniture, including the polished drink stands in the living-cum-dining room. Other surprising touches include recessed storage areas and mounted towel rails in the showers and under sinks, as well as a fitted kitchen roll dispenser. Both bedrooms, the bathroom, and the living-cum-dining room also have dimmable lighting. If you love luxury, you’ll love Royal Mile Mansion.