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This compact flat enjoys a view to the Castle that the tourists who throng Princes Street don’t normally see and there is a little roof terrace to appreciate it fully.

If your tastes are modest this is a one-bedroom apartment in a in a popular area undergoing a £5 million improvement scheme, anticipated for completion by the autumn.

The flat has a hall, reception room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. The terrace, accessed by patio doors from the reception room, enjoys views across the Old and New Towns, with the Castle rock making its presence continually felt. For those who don’t like the sound of massed pipes and drums, it may get a bit noisy in the evenings during the three weeks of the world-famous Military Tattoo – but then, for less than £200,000 you can’t have everything.

The property is being sold with contents, meaning it will appeal not just to owner-occupiers, but also to buy to let investors and regular visitors who fancy a pied a terre and buy to let investors who want to attract the tourist pound.

Fixed Price: £190,000, contact D J Alexander, telephone 0131-652 7313.

THE SCOTSMAN, 28 August 2008