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.