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The Foundry, 51 Abbeyhill, Holyrood, EH8 8EA

The history of 51 Abbeyhill, which, after entering the Buildings at Risk Register, was transformed a few years ago into a stunning mews property, remains largely unknown. In what could have become a derelict store building, award winning architect Craig Amy has designed a one bedroom home, taking advantage of the unique footprint and making clever use of both space and natural light.

Modern features and interior design make this historic building wonderfully stylish on the inside and the private terrace at the back of the property boasts views overlooking Holyrood Palace and Arthur’s seat.

The location is very close to the Queen’s residence in Edinburgh, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, which is itself just across the road from the Scottish Parliament, both situated at the foot of the Royal Mile, the famous street which links the Palace to Edinburgh Castle.

For a tourist, there would be no better place to be than the edge of the historic old town which is why this property would make an ideal short term let. That was partly the intention of the original owner who planned to spend some of his time in Edinburgh, away from his primary residence, whilst renting the property out when he was not there.

At Coulters we love to see interesting properties, especially those like 51 Abbeyhill which was saved from a sad fate and transformed into something truly special. You can get full property details or arrange a viewing here.

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