Looking for wow factor Edinburgh properties for sale? Fancy a des res with celebrity appeal? Harry
Potter author JK Rowling has reportedly put the Edinburgh property in which she wrote the books up
Edinburgh properties for sale with so much kudos certainly don’t come along every day. In addition
to being the place in which Harry, Hermione and Hogwarts were all dreamed up, it’s also reportedly
the home in which she wrote her latest (some might say quite controversial) novel for adults, A
The house is actually located in Abbotsford Park, a well-do-to southern area of Edinburgh within
Merchiston. As you might expect from the author who wrote tales of magic set in another world, it’s
a period property. In fact, it’s a wow factor 19th century mansion which has been put on the market
for a cool £2.25million.
There aren’t many Edinburgh properties for sale which can justify such a lofty sale price. However,
we reckon this one just might achieve the asking price! Whoever buys the mansion will also be
buying a little piece of history.
Having said that, buyers expecting to find Harry memorabilia will be disappointed. There are no
Harry murals, hats or spell books to be found in the home of JK Rowling. Perhaps she followed the
old “de-clutter and de-personalise” piece of advice given to vendors by agents. According to The
Telegraph’s Christopher Middleton, the house has been “entirely stripped out” of Potter-themed
artefacts, if indeed there were any in there in the first place.
What buyers will get is a period property which has been sympathetically modernised. The updates
complement the Victorian history of the house. Period features remain and sit well alongside more
modern fixtures and fittings.
Anyone fortunate enough to be able to afford to buy such Edinburgh properties for sale is
undeniably in for a treat, Harry-memorabilia or not. The recently redecorated mansion boasts
eight spacious bedrooms, lots of original cornices and fireplaces, high ceilings, a detached split-
level office, landscaped and walled gardens, a secondary kitchen, charming, ivy-clad exterior walls,
double garage, off-road parking and various store rooms. The outside space also features a fabulous
contemporary summer house.
James Whitson of Rettie & Co., (the estate agent managing the sale of the mansion) explained its
appeal: “This house is as well-maintained as any I have seen in years. The other great attraction is,
that although it doesn’t look that wide from the outside, it is actually very deep. The side elevation
just goes on and on.”
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Source: Telegraph online.