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A prestigious Edinburgh landmark that has been part of the city’s fabric for over 400 years is being transformed into one of Edinburgh’s most exclusive, luxury developments.

Situated in a spacious and tranquil, elevated position on Easter Craiglockhart Hill, Craighouse has a rich and long history. It is home to many magnificent buildings, the oldest of which date back to the 16th century.

In 1889, renowned Scottish architect Sydney Mitchell designed a collection of buildings at Craighouse, blending flamboyant renaissance style with baronial features and iconic towers giving the site even more grandeur.

In later years the buildings were bought by Royal Edinburgh Hospital before being refurbished in 1996 and serving as a campus for Edinburgh Napier University until 2013.

Now entering a new chapter, Craighouse will offer a breath-taking collection of 145 contemporary homes combining apartments, townhouses and penthouses nestled in expansive, open parkland.

A development of this nature is indeed unique. Skilled local tradespeople are working on the restoration and build process painstakingly restoring the original splendour and character of these magnificent Grade A listed buildings.

The architecture of Burton, a new build collection of high specification townhouses, luxury penthouses, duplexes and spacious apartments all set within landscaped grounds, is influenced by the decorative style of the 19th century buildings its sits amongst. Every detail has been carefully considered to ensure that this new building blends seamlessly with its historic surroundings from the use of brick and stone, to the scale and design of the windows.

Every aspect of Craighouse is designed to make the most of the natural setting, including its open lawns, meandering paths, mature woodland and awe-inspiring views. A woodland walk around the perimeter of the grounds also offers residents and locals an opportunity to take in the beautiful scenery and enjoy the tranquillity of this spectacular location.

Offering excellent views of Edinburgh Castle, the Firth of Forth and Arthur’s Seat as well as the Edinburgh skyline, the development achieves the perfect balance between a secluded location and the vibrant buzz of the city.

Quartermile Developments Sales and Marketing Director, Jan Welsh said: “A huge amount of time and expertise is going into the restoration of Craighouse to create a new community for generations to come. There really isn’t another opportunity like this in Edinburgh. A development of this nature offers purchasers a truly rare and thrilling opportunity to live in what is undeniably one of the most unique and special locations the city has to offer.”

The final selection of woodland apartments in Phase 1 at Craighouse have now been released for sale in Burton priced from £520,000. To book an appointment or for more information call 0131 478 0531 or visit www.craighouse-edinburgh.com.

The Craighouse marketing centre is open from 10am to 5.30pm, Thursday to Monday, and is located at The Gatehouse, Craighouse Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5LQ.