Craighouse is the latest development of stunning properties from Quartermile Developments, offering magnificent historic buildings nestled in a vast expanse of parkland and panoramic views across the world famous city of Edinburgh.
The site dates back to the 16th century, and has filled many fascinating roles throughout its lifetime, including the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. Now however, it has been lovingly restored and transformed by Quartermile into a collection of apartments, townhouses and duplexes that represent one of the most unique and desirable developments in the UK.
Craighouse can be found in the famous South West district of Edinburgh: Morningside. We all know about the fascinating history and activities to be found in Edinburgh city centre, but what can new residents expect from Morningside?
Running through the heart of Morningside is the aptly named Morningside Road, which is an ancient route leading from the city to the South West of Scotland and all the way across the border to Carlisle.
The landmarks found in Morningside reflect the rich historical feel to the area. One of the most famous among them is the Morningside Clock. This was originally found in the middle of the roadway, used as the clock for Morningside Station. Another site of interest is the Bore Stane – an ancient monument found opposite the former Parish Church. This is where the Royal Standard of James IV was pitched for the muster of the Scottish Army on the Burgh Muir before the battle of Flodden in 1513.
A popular haunt of Morningside is the Canny Man’s pub, formerly The Volunteer’s Arms, whose elaborate décor attracts visitors from all over the world. You can also find the Eric Liddell Centre in Morningside, which was named for the 1924 Olympic 400m gold medallist Eric Liddell and immortalised in the Oscar-winning film ‘Chariots of Fire’.
The district has also been home to some recent famous faces too, namely authors. Of course, Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling used to live on the Morningside border. Today, the district is home to fellow authors Alexander McCall Smith and Ian Rankin.
Morningside is a timeless sanctuary within the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh, making it a perfect fit for Craighouse.
A move to Craighouse puts all that Morningside has to offer right on your doorstep. But you don’t even need to leave the grounds of Craighouse itself to feel the sense of heritage and community that characterises South West Edinburgh. Indeed, residents of Craighouse have access to 52 acres of parkland to call their own. This means a private space to stroll, cycle, run and generally live peacefully, all while taking in those breath-taking views of Morningside.
Craighouse is positioned on one of Edinburgh’s seven hills, Easter Craiglockhart Hill. Few locations if any can provide the same mix of scenery, tranquillity and exclusivity yet still provide such a genuine sense of community, all within easy reach of central Edinburgh.
With just 145 units available at Craighouse, ranging from the restoration of the stunning South Craig to the eye-catching modernity of the new-build Burton, the demand for a property at Craighouse is expected to be incredibly high.
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