2f1, 5 Forrest Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2QH





Spacious and light one bedroom, second floor apartment within an original Victorian building, close to the Edinburgh University campus and Edinburgh College of Art.  The property retains original features such as cornice work as well as commanding views of the surrounding area and cityscape.  Close to all amenities with a great selection of shops, bars and restaurants on the doorstep and ideally located, only a short walk into the city centre with all the cultural highlights on offer there.


Property Details & Description

Accommodation comprises:

Living room, kitchen, double bedroom and shower room


The property is accessed via a well maintained communal stairwell to the second floor.


Accomodation comprises – bright L shaped reception hallway with window to the rear overlooking Grefriars Kirk; elegant living/dining room with feature marble fireplace and twin windows to the front with working shutters overlooking the National Museum of Scotland; good sized double bedroom with fitted wardrobe situated to the rear; newly fitted shower room with velux window.


The property is situated on a vibrant junction directly beside Bristo Square which forms an important part of the Edinburgh University Buildings.  Forrest Road itself is a lively street with a great selection of restaurants, which extends onto George IV Bridge towards the city centre. Directly across the road from the property is a main entrance into the Meadows public parkland and adjacent Bruntsfield Links, together forming a wonderful 36 acres of open green space. 


A five minute stroll from the property will take you towards the city centre past the Old Town, the original part of the city, renowned for its historical importance, which comes alive every year due to the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe where the surrounding streets are filled with performers, venues and audience members alike for the entire month of August when tourism in the city is at a peak.


As well as the many splendid buildings nearby, an easy walk will take you to Edinburgh Castle to the west and Holyrood Palace and the Park to the east.  The Mound northwards takes you past Princes Street Gardens, Waverley Station and the National Art Gallery to the central shopping streets of Princes Street and George Street and all other cultural highlights on offer.  Slightly further afield are the newly refurbished St James Quarter, Harvey Nichols and the Omni centre - a multi screen cinema complex.


Bus and Tram networks provide access to all areas of the city including direct trams to Edinburgh Airport. Waverley Rail station is a ten minute walk away and access to the city bypass to Glasgow and the Queensferry Crossing to Fife is within easy reach. 


There is excellent state school provision in the immediate area as well as being directly adjacent to George Heriot’s private school.


General Remarks:

Proof and Source of Funds / Anti Money Laundering

Under the HMRC Anti Money Laundering legislation all offers to purchase a property on a cash basis or subject to mortgage require evidence of source of funds. This may include evidence of bank statements/funding source, mortgage or confirmation from a solicitor the purchaser has the funds to conclude the transaction. All individuals involved in the transaction are required to produce proof of identity and proof of address. This is acceptable either as original or certified documents.


Fixtures and Fittings:

Only appliances specifically mentioned in the sales particulars are included in the sale price. In all other aspects the treatment of fixtures and fittings within the relevant Conveyancing Standard Clauses apply.



Mains water, gas and electricity, broadband, telephone (subject to telephone providers’ regulations).






Council Tax Band Category:  




By appointment through Rettie & Co, 11 Wemyss Place, Edinburgh EH3 6DH. Tel: 0131 220 4160.




1. The property is sold with all faults and defects, whether of condition or otherwise and neither the seller nor Rettie & Co, the selling agent, are responsible for such faults and defects, nor for any statement contained in the particulars of the property prepared by the said agent.


2. The Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to acknowledge that he has not entered into contract in reliance on the said statements, that he has satisfied himself as to the content of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise and that no warranty or representation has been made by the seller or the said agents in relation to or in connection with the property.


3. Any error, omission or mis-statement in any of the said statements shall not entitle the purchaser(s) to rescind or to be discharged from this contract, nor entitle either party to compensation or damages nor in any circumstances to give either party any cause for action.

Particulars prepared June 2021– First Issue