Featured Property: 3/10 Cornwallis Place

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This month we are delighted to feature this beautifully refurbished top floor flat situated at the edge of Edinburgh's famous New Town.

Currently on the market at offers over £225,000 this two bedroom property, with its great views, is certain to prove popular with Edinburgh buyers.

Cameron Stephen of Cameron Stephen & Co. solicitors and estate agents, Edinburgh, speaks with current owner of 3/10 Cornwallis Place, Charles and his partner, Claire.

  •  9th May 2017 - More than 60 people viewed this property on the first open viewing.

Cameron: Charlie, we have spoken many times since, but I remember I was marketing this property back in 2011 when you purchased it.

Charlie: That's right. I remember viewing it and you showing me around.

Cameron: So why this property?

Charlie: The property was a typical rental. It looked a little unloved. This was the first time I had bought a property but I was looking for a challenge and I was determined to buy it. At a time when many buyers were looking for somewhere to move into with nothing needing done, I was keen to find a property where I could add something.

Cameron: And this was the property?

Charlie: Yes. It has a great location, good sized accommodation and plenty scope for improvement.  I could see beyond what was there. I could see the potential.

Cameron: I agree with you 100%. The property had a lot of potential and I remember when you were viewing the property you were already full of ideas. So, tell me, what have you done?

Charlie: Practically every part of the flat has received attention. We repaired the front door, all internal doors, the sash and case windows, the bathroom and kitchen were upgraded. New heating. Replastered the walls. You name it, we've done it. There was a lot we could do ourselves but we recognised when professional help was required. We really appreciated the help and assistance of B&M Joiners and Building Service, based in Rodney Street. They were fantastic. No kidding, it took almost a whole day to get the front door to fit just right. And also Infinity Kitchens based in Linlithgow who fitted the new kitchen.

Cameron: And at some point during all the renovation works you moved in?

Claire: That's right. In fact the day before I was due to move in, Charlie called to let me know that he had just taken out the kitchen. And he had. For the first few weeks, I was eating microwave meals. But it was worth it. The kitchen is fantastic.

Cameron: But you have decided to move?

Claire: Yes. Another challenge!

Cameron: And what will most miss?

Claire: The kitchen.

Charlie: And the views!

Thank you to Charlie and Claire for taking the time to talk to us about their beautifully refurbished property on the edge of the New Town, Edinburgh. If you would like to arrange a viewing of 3/10 Cornwallis Place please get in touch as soon as possible as it is proving to be a very popular property!


If you are are looking for advice on selling and buying in Edinburgh, Cameron Stephen & Co. solicitors and estate agents in Edinburgh are here to help. Give us a call on 0131 555 1234.


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