5 Wester Coates Gardens in Edinburgh, an extremely large former house currently operating as a day school, is now up for sale. The property has plenty of potential, either as a private residence, or as a commercial space or hotel.

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The house occupies half an acre in a prime spot just west of the Haymarket, and retains all of its original period features, with fine cornicing, fireplaces, bay windows and original main staircase. The internal floor area measures over 10,000 sq ft, and all the original rooms in the house, including bedrooms and sitting rooms remain. Outside the garden has been converted into a playground, and there is also a modern science block in the grounds.

Ripe for a new lease of life, this period property is sure to garner large amounts of interest, particularly as the prime market in Edinburgh is currently competitive for would-be buyers. ‘We have already been incredibly busy this January, when things are usually a bit slow,’ said Maurice Allan from Strutt and Parker in Edinburgh. ‘The top end of the market in particular has been extremely competitive. There are lots of people around who are keen to buy a house over £1m, but not enough prime properties coming onto the books, which continues to drive prices up.

‘5 Wester Coates Gardens is a good property in one of the most exclusive residential areas of Edinburgh, which will make a brilliant family home, or an equally good commercial space.’

For further information please telephone + 44 (0)131 226 2500 or visit www.struttandparker.com.

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