A GEORGIAN townhouse which boasts stunning views of an extinct volcano, three under-pavement cellars, gym, cinema and access to an 11-acre private garden could be yours for under £3m.
Number 5 Carlton Terrace, which was built in the 1820s, is an A-listed home on four floors in the heart of Edinburgh.
While there is plenty to relish within the 200-year-old stone walls, the views of nearby Arthur’s Seat alone could justify the offers over £2.85m price tag.
The 251m (823ft) peak, surrounded on all sides by buildings, was described by Robert Louis Stevenson as “a hill for magnitude, a mountain in virtue of its bold design”.
The purchaser also has the right – for an additional fee – to access the nearby 11-acre Regent Gardens. And the property itself features a small but immaculate garden in which to escape the pressures of the city.
The £2.85 million price tag – thought to be the highest for a Scottish townhouse this year – makes the home 20 times more expensive than the average property north of the border, currently £143,033. It is also 10 times the average Edinburgh property price of £265,540.
Inside, the ground floor of the house features a large reception hall and library, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, and toilet.
Moving on to the first floor, there is the drawing room, a master bedroom with ensuite, and another bedroom.
The second floor features two more en suite bedrooms, another bedroom, and a shower room.
A lower ground floor contains the gym, cinema and open plan kitchen/area.
Rettie, the agent for the property alongside Murray & Currie, state in the brochure that the house is “a truly exceptional ‘A’ Listed townhouse, arranged over four floors with a walled garden to the rear.
“It is quietly located, occupying a wonderful corner position in one of Edinburgh’s most coveted residential areas, and overlooking mature gardens and towards Arthur’s Seat and with easy access to the city centre.
“Comprehensively refurbished by the present owners and finished to an exemplary specification, successfully showcasing contemporary design within a classical Georgian townhouse.”
When bought by the current owners in 2013, the property was divided into a flat and a home, but has been remodelled into one living space.
Much of the work was done by Ian Smith Design, the company behind the interiors of the Martin Wishart Michelin-starred restaurants in Edinburgh and Loch Lomond.
The next most expensive townhouse available in Edinburgh is a five bedroom townhouse in West Chester Street, in the West End, which is on sale for £1.75m.
In Glasgow, a five bedroom, 7546 square feet townhouse in the Park area of the city is available for £1.15m.