Era encapsulated at city hotel

No11 Edinburgh
Built in 1822 as an Edinburgh residence, No 11 is now a hotel.

OPERATORS looking for a hotel with a rich history in the capital’s new town area may be interested in No 11 Brunswick Street, which is for sale.

Commissioned by renowned Scottish architect William Playfair, the property was completed in 1822 and is said to highlight some of the finest architectural features of the Georgian era, including ornate cornices, solid stone Doric columns and a grand entrance hall.

First owned by Lady Erskine, the eldest daughter of the Earl of Mar, the residence became a hotel in 1991 and was “extensively refurbished” in 2012. In its present state, it comprises ten en suite letting bedrooms, the 26-cover Brasserie Restaurant and a private garden.

However, a new owner could add more rooms to the property as planning permission has been granted to create new bedrooms at lower ground floor level, with the potential of developing additional rooms within the garden.

Selling agent Christie & Co is seeking offers of £1.95 million for the freehold.