This stunning 1770s flat on Edinburgh’s iconic Calton Hill is a history-lover’s dream home

The interior of 24 Calton Hill looks a bit like the set for the new Downton Abbey film – albeit in miniature form. And if you have a spare £525,000 you could be living it up like the Dowager Countess of Grantham, as it’s just gone on the market.

The deep-set windows of the 1770s building are wood panelled and look out over the Firth of Forth, while the walls are lined with antique cases, bookshelves and beautiful works of art.

In the kitchen you’ll find stone flags, a huge dresser and an aga, while the small but opulent dining room features a large fireplace, silverware, a chandelier and yet more artwork.

The master bedroom also has a fireplace, and is currently dominated by the kind of four-poster bed you’d more usually associate with films about King Henry VIII.

There are two other bedrooms as well, including an adorable one tucked away under the eaves that would be ideal for a child.

The Grade B listed double upper flat was one of the first multi-occupant buildings ever to be built outside of the Old Town of Edinburgh.  According to the people who own the flat below, the original deed of sasine (the old Scottish instrument of conveyance) for the building is dated 1772 and was made out to one “William Munro & fam., Architect”.

Two doors up, on 28 Calton Hill, known as ‘Rock House’, was the home of famous 18th century photographer James Hill, who invented many of the modern photographic techniques we still use today.

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