The final apartment at one of Edinburgh’s premier developments which couples architectural elegance with modern living is now available to buy.



5 Melville Crescent, in the capital’s Georgian New Town, has been sensitively restored to offer discerning buyers the chance to purchase a property with a rich history to match its incredible setting.



On the market with respected property experts Gilson Gray, the A-Listed townhouse has proven a hit on the market with just the garden level apartment remaining available to buy.


The stunning three-bedroom apartment has a sleek, contemporary finish, boasts its own parking space and is on the market for offers over £815,000.

Rob McGregor, Associate Director of Property Sales at Gilson Gray, said: “It’s not every day the opportunity to buy apartments of this quality in such a prime location comes along.

“Therefore it’s been no surprise that they’ve proven incredibly popular with buyers and just the garden apartment remains for sale.

“The West End of Edinburgh truly is a dream location to live in and means that the new buyer will be just a short walk from many of the country’s most famous landmarks.”

5 Melville Crescent was originally the home of Mary Walker who with her sister funded the building of St Mary’s Cathedral. It was also the home to a chief executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland in the mid-1800s, while the pioneering children’s doctor, John Playfair, took over the property in 1888.

>As well as Dr Playfair, who was world famous clinician and lecturer and President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the building was also formerly the head office for Boots, Chemist for a time in the last century.


Renovation work by experienced contactors SJS and respected architects LBA, has created stunning apartments while retaining the building’s historic charm, character and presence.

As well as its architecture, Edinburgh’s West End is also sought after for its beautiful gardens and access to the best of the city’s attractions and vibrant night life.

With a range of bars, boutique shops and high-end restaurants, the West End is blessed with independent stores offering a treasure trove of designer clothes, bespoke jewellery and high-end beauty salons.


The development is also close to attractions as diverse as Princes Street Gardens and Murrayfield Stadium, with very convenient access to the Edinburgh Tram System and nearby Haymarket Railway

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