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Scotland Magazine Issue 3
July 2002


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Property News

Scottish property market highlights for buying and renting

To rent
Immerse yourself in historic Edinburgh

How, asks Aileen Little, would you like to holiday in a property which dates from a 17th century Royal Charter? Situated in the heart of medieval Edinburgh, 1 Parliament Square, a luxurious apartment within the cobbled precincts of St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh was recently bought and refurbished by developer Mark McLeod, who launched Clouds Accommodation agency in January. The apartment sleeps up to four people, houses a luxurious sitting room (pictured) and designer kitchen, and was rented by entertainer Robbie Williams in March. Mark McLeod comments: “Parliament Square offers a five-star experience in a home-from-home setting.” The apartment costs £600 ($870) per week all inclusive. Expect 100% Egyptian cotton linen, fresh flowers and stocked fridge. Furnishings are chiefly Georgian antiques, but cutting-edge technology includes a DVD player and Bose hi-fi. Clouds Accommodation

To rent
Inverinain Lodge is an attractive stone Highland house set on the south side of Glen Lyon. Fully renovated, the peaceful surroundings include a mountain stream, beautiful views and mature larches. The lounge has an open fireplace, and there are three bedrooms upstairs, with the possibility of an additional one downstairs. There is also a games room with table tennis and dartboard, and a garage. The closest towns are Aberfeldy, 14 miles away, and Pitlochry 22 miles away. There are golf courses at Aberfeldy, Kenmore, Pitlochry, Strathay and Killin, walking in the local area and watersports on Loch Tay. From £500 ($725) – £700 ($1016) per week. Finlayson Hughes

For sale
Edinburgh’s first £2m house sale?

Belmont House, Murrayfield, a 19th century Playfair Italianate mansion set in three acres of grounds is being marketed by Rettie & Co in what may become Edinburgh’s first £2m ($2.9m) house sale. Simon Rettie, Managing Director, describes Belmont House as “Edinburgh’s grandest private home” and adds Rettie hope to find “a single buyer who can take advantage of the grand environment and vast private grounds.” The property was built in 1828 for Judge Lord Mackenzie and comprises 18 bedrooms, a library, six bathrooms, ballroom and private roof terrace. Offers over £1.5m ($2.17m) will be considered. Miller Homes are also marketing five individual plots for five detached executive homes on the estate’s other eight acres. Rettie & Co

Clouds Accommodation Agency, Edinburgh
Tel: +44 (0) 131 550 3808

Rettie & Co, Edinburgh
Tel: +44 (0) 131 220 4160

CKD Finlayson Hughes, Inverness
Tel: +44 (0) 1463 226 990