One bedroom homes with the best city views

Modest flats with spectacular outlooks command high prices in the city, discovers Kirsty McLuckie

The old adage, “You can’t put a price on a view” isn’t necessarily true.Edinburgh is one of the world’s most beautiful cities where homes that have a view are fought-over.What is more, the city has one of the biggest holiday lettings markets in the world and visitors to Edinburgh will pay a premium to have a view on to its famous sites.

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Properties with one bedroom are popular with short-term visitors and if you can offer a view that conjures Edinburgh’s charm, you can be a step ahead in the competition for maximum occupancy.

The iconic Ramsay Garden building. Picture Knight Frank

Ramsay Garden is a late 19th-century residence just beneath Edinburgh Castle, at the top of The Mound. The location is perfect as a base for visitors to the Military Tattoo, the Edinburgh Festival and the Hogmanay fireworks.

Apartments offer magnificent skyline views across Princes Street Gardens, the New Town and to the Forth. A one-bedroomed third-floor apartment is for sale, with a double aspect lounge with front-facing views and a bedroom which has easterly views towards Calton Hill. Offers over £375,000, contact Knight Frank.

The outlook to Calton Hill from Ramsay Garden.

The development at Quartermile, on the site of the Royal Infirmary overlooking the Meadows has been designed to take advantage of the views, from some of the tallest buildings in the city.

The view from the Quartermile flat.

On the market with Warners, 5/27 Simpson Loan is a sleek one-bedroomed apartment set on the sixth floor with an open-plan living area with views from the wall to wall glass front. Offers over £370,000, contact Warners.

The interior of the sixth floor Quartermile flat.

A quirky flat at 4/4 Upper Bow has a particular attraction for visitors. Dating from 1886, the property is 200 metres from the castle, just off Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile.

The entrance to the property in Upper Bow. Picture Sturrock, Armstrong and Thomson.

It has recently been upgraded to create a home of charm and character, with Harry Potter themed decor, exposed brickwork and views of the Old Town.

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The quirky interior and Harry Potter theme at the Upper Bow apartment.

It is successfully let through Airbnb and has garnered five-star reviews with advance bookings of up to £200 per night. Offers over £240,000, contact Sturrock, Armstrong and Thomson.