Fancy living in the former Barnton Hotel in Edinburgh?

This charming two-bedroomed flat at 29/9 Barnton Grove is in the top floor of the conversion of the former Barnton Hotel, but it isn’t for everyone.

The building was redeveloped a couple of years ago by Ortis Homes, a subsidiary of McCarthy & Stone, and sub-divided into nine luxury apartments with ownership restricted to those over 50.

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Newbuild apartments that are also age-restricted adjoin the building, but 29/9 has more character than most retirement flats.

Being on the second floor of the Victorian building, it has sharply coombed ceilings in both the open-plan living space and the bedrooms.

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The sitting room, dining area and kitchen area are not huge, but the apartment would be perfect for a single person or couple, and as well as two bedrooms there are two bathrooms, one an ensuite.

There has an allocated parking space in the grounds of the property and the building is serviced by a lift so access problems are taken care of.

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Having undergone the conversion quite recently, the flat is in good condition throughout, there are excellent amenities close to hand and easy access to the city centre.

It would make a great city bolthole, or a lock up and leave home for a retired person wanting to travel, but those under 50 need not apply.

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The flat is on the market with Rettie & Co for offers over £199,000.