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*Charming, spacious Grade 'B' listed colony flat in a fashionable city location

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

An opportunity to stay in a bright, delightfully spacious Victorian apartment with its own pretty sunny garden in which to relax. Stockbridge is a very popular area with a village like feel and offers a superb choice of boutique shops, fashionable bars, small cafes and delis. A recent article in The Times declared Stockbridge the 3rd coolest place to live in the UK!

This upper colony flat is set in a quiet cobbled street beside the Water of Leith and is one of a historical collection of homes, 'the Stockbridge colonies' built in the mid/late19th century by a cooperative of local artisans to provide affordable housing for the skilled local workers. Entry via an external stone stairway. Internally the house retains its period charm.

When you have exhausted exploring all the small, quirky individual shops in the local area, you will find excellent city centre shopping on George Street and Princes Street, a 15 minute walk for the young or fit but the apartment is well served by numerous local buses. There is the option to buy a daily bus ticket which offers unlimited bus travel with a special price for families.

Both the Botanic Gardens and the wide open spaces of Inverleith park are less than 10 minutes walk. The Water of Leith walkway is a few steps from the door and this offers a wonderful wooded walk through the city. I particularly recommend a walk from Stockbridge up the river to Dean village and The Modern Art Gallery for lunch or coffee. This area is a walker/runners' paradise.

But, we are on the edge of the City Centre so you will face parking restrictions. Parking in the local streets cost £2.20 per hour from 8.30 to 17.30, Monday to Friday, with a restriction of a maximum of 4 hours parking permitted in any one session. Outside these times, you are free to park in parking bays and on single yellow lines. If you want to bring a car to Edinburgh city centre then please contact me to discuss other parking options.

Stockbridge is easily accessible from Waverley Station or the airport. Waverley or Haymarket stations to Stockbridge are a 20 minute downhill walk and Edinburgh International airport is served by a tram service to York Place or the Airlink 100 bus to George Street. From there, it is a 15 minute downhill walk or a 5 minute bus ride.

All of Edinburgh's many attractions are either on the doorstep or easily reached by bus or taxi.

More Details

Patricia Whitcombe
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018


Stockbridge Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • This is a quiet residential area so renters must be considerate of neighbours regarding noise. Definitely NOT party land!
  • No candles to be lit within the house as this invalidates my property insurance.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Toilet and wash hand basin
  • Bathroom has washing machine with integrated dryer. Laundry detergent provided. Towels and toiletries provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , King sized bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Queen bed
  • Bedroom 1 is spacious and can take a child's cot. Please contact me before booking if this is reqired. Bedroom 2 is a small double room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Kitchen is fully equipped. Children are welcome but external access stair requires care and adult supervision. Please contact me if you require cot, high chair. Not ysuitable for wheelchairs. Free broadband, wi-fi and computer/wifi printer available. No smoking permitted inside the house. Free Wifi and fast internet.


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*Charming, spacious Grade 'B' listed colony flat in a fashionable city location
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
Sacramento, California, USA

Comfortable flat in great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely two week stay at the flat, which was comfortable and contained everything we needed for our stay. Patricia was friendly and helpful, excellent with communication. We loved the neighborhood (Stockbridge) where the flat is and thoroughly enjoyed having it as our base for exploring Edinburgh. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Ambleside, Cumbria

Well-appointed Apartment in very quiet but convenient area

  • 5 of 5

The Colonies is a very quiet peaceful area of Edinburgh, but just 5 mins walk to Stocksbridge village and the bus stop. A lovely stay in a very well-appointed apartment and thanks to Patricia for her welcome.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Interesting and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful , relaxing stay for a party of four pensioners visiting the Festival and Fringe. A haven of peace and quiet in an interesting area a half-hour stroll from the crowds and traffic.

Patricia made us very welcome with a well stocked kitchen, spacious and comfortable bedrooms. She encouraged us to treat the apartment as our own.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A really lovely and well equipped property which surpassed my expectations.

  • 5 of 5

The flat is spacious and very comfortable, with very good beds and plenty of towels, blankets etc. The whole place is bright and well furnished. Everything was as described or even better. Extremely well equipped and with a most generous provision of food items and many little extra touches that made us feel very welcome. I have stayed in a number of properties in this area and this was by far the best in terms of facilities and value.

Stockbridge is a beautiful area, with many handsome old buildings and quirky little corners which it's great fun to explore. It's quite close to the city centre and the Georgian New Town, with excellent bus routes. The river winds through the area, with delightful walks along the banks, leading in one direction towards the Modern Art Gallery. The Botanical Gardens are also within walking distance. Plenty of shops and cafes and a Sunday market, make for easy and interesting shopping and eating out.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment very central

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and well equipped, bright and pleasant apartment, so easy to walk everywhere

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Sehr gut

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben unsere Osterferien, mit unseren beiden Jungs (12 und 15 Jahre) in diesem wirklich netten Ferienhaus in Stockbridge verbracht.

Das Haus strahlt einen besonderen Flair aus.

Alles war sehr sauber und nett eingerichtet.

Wir hatten zu viert ausreichend Platz.

Die Küche war sehr gut eingerichtet, es fehlte an nichts. Alle notwendigen Gewürze und Öle waren vorhanden. Patricia hat sogar den Kühlschrank für ein erstes Frühstück bestückt, danke nochmals dafür!

Das Bad hat einen Waschtrockner, alle Kosmetikartikel, Handtücher und Waschpulver sind vorhanden. Man kann getrost mit kleinem Gepäck anreisen.

Die Wohnung befindet sich in einer wirklich ruhigen Wohngegend, gleich neben einem Schwimmbad. Mehrer Supermärkte befinden sich in unmittelbarer Umgebung ( ca. 5 min Fußweg). Dort befinden sich auch viele kleine Second Hand Läden, die zum stöbern einladen. Restaurants und Pubs sind ebenfalls schnell zu erreichen.

Ins Stadtzentrum von Edinburgh läuft man etwa 25 min.

Wir haben uns für unseren Aufenthalt eine Edinburgh Royal Card gekauft und konnten damit einige Sehenswürdigkeiten besichtigen sowie die Hopp off Hopp on Busse 48 Stunden nutzen. Einige Museen sind in Edinburgh sogar kostenlos!

Fazit: Sehr zu empfehlen, wir kommen bestimmt wieder.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
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Nearest Airport
13 Kilometres
Edinburgh International Airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Choice of bars
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Choice of golf clubs
Nearest Train
1.4 Kilometres
Waverley railway station
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Choice of restaurants
Car: not necessary

Stockbridge is a very desirable area just north of the city centre. Stockbridge has a 'village feel' , surrounded by green open spaces yet close to the city centre. Perfectly located for walking to all major attractions

Leisurely stroll to thte bustling cafes, shops, pubs and restaurants of Stockbridge.

Shopping on George Street and Princes Street - 15 minutes walk

UNESCO World Heritage site of Edinburgh Neiw Town - 5 minutes walk

Royal Botanic Gardens and Inverleith Park - 10 minutes walk

Located beside the Water of Leith, close to walks and cycle paths - 5 minutes walk

Edinburgh Castle - 30 minutes walk

Art Galleries - 15 to 25 minutes walk

Fully refurbished Victorian swimming pool - 1 minute


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $254.97

No fixed changeover days. Flexible with arrival and departure times; please confirm at time of booking. If you book less than 3 months prior to arrival then I require 100% payment on booking, if, however, your arrival date is more than 3 months in the future, then I am happy to receive 50% deposit payable within 5 days of booking and the remaining balance of the rental fee 6 weeks prior to your arrival date. I will also require a £200 security deposit on arrival. The security deposit less any loss or breakage costs will be refunded within two weeks of the end of the rental period.

Please note that the quoted prices are fully inclusive - there are no extra charges for local taxes or final cleaning of the apartment, and only ask that guests leave the apartment in the condition in which they found it.

All major credit cards and debit cards through PayPal with secure online email confirmation OR payment by Electronic Bank Transfer is accepted.

Cancellation policy:
A full refund will be given, providing at least 60 days notice is given prior to the intended start of the rental period. A 50% refund will be given, providing at least 30 days notice is given prior to the intended start of the rental period. In addition, I will refund up to 100% of the rental payment if I am able to re-let any nights in your booking period. Rest assured that I will do my utmost to re-sell the accommodation. Please note that all cancellations must be received in writing/email. Note that these cancellation policies supersede any indicated on the HomeAway site.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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