About the home
This ground floor cottage apartment has a wealth of history and charm, situated just minutes from the centre of Edinburgh and yet enjoying its own cosmopolitan atmosphere within the elegant Stockbridge area.
The property has been owned by same family since it was built nearly 120 years ago but has recently been completely renovated to provide a stunning base from which to explore Edinburgh and the Highlands of Scotland. If you enjoy the pace of Edinburgh yet love the peace of elegant surroundings, this is the property for you.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Leith, 5km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 800m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 3|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
Further details indoors:
The interior of this property has been completely renovated to exacting standards. The property has been furnished with an eclectic mix of antiques and modern, high quality equipment. From the large antique French gilt bed to the state of the art shower room with underfloor heating, this property provides a high quality base for both business or pleasure.
Further details outdoors:
Outside is a small garden with potted plants and a bench, ideal for enjoying the evening sunshine with a glass of wine, before heading out for an evening in Scotland's greatest city!
At the top of the lane within a few hundred yards you will find the Glenogle Sports Centre with its historic baths, again recently refurbished, these Victorian swimming baths are open 7 days a week. Charges apply.
Please note there is no parking in the colonies except on a meter between 8am and 5.30pm Mon-Fri, at all other times parking is free of charge including weekends and Bank Holidays. We can supply parking permits for you at a small additional cost which will allow you to park outside the cottage at any time. However these come in 90 minute permits, so you would need to display several to leave a car all day during the restricted period. Alternatively there is some free parking a 15 minute walk away or we can supply an off road compound for you in which to park your car. This is also a 15 minute walk away (£40 per week). Check in from 4pm on arrival day and check out by 10am on departure day.
The Lothians / Midlothian region
Edinburgh is often described as one of the most beautiful, vibrant and cosmopolitan cities in the world and visitors can expect a mix of history with modern culture, arts and entertainment, plus some of the finest dining.
The Castle, Scottish National Gallery and Princes Street Shopping must be amongst the most famous attractions, but include the creepy underground streets at Mary Kings Close, the famous Rugby ground at Murrayfield, the Royal Yacht Britannia in nearby Leith and the M8 - Gateway to the Highlands and the rest of the stunning Scottish scenery and you really do have a holiday for all tastes!
The Edinburgh / Stockbridge area
The Cottage contains a file with many places of interest and things to do. Visitors really will be spoilt for choice. Stockbridge itself is full to bursting with lovely boutiques, a famous cheese shop, antiques and coffee houses, plus some of the greatest restaurants this side of Edinburgh! It is close to Leith and the Royal Yacht Britannia and really is within walking distance of Princes Street, for those who don't mind an uphill stroll.
Leafy cobbled streets, boutiques, coffee houses and the beautiful Botanic Gardens nestle on the doorstep of this property. Yet all this is just a stones throw from the famous Princes Street, Theatre land and Edinburgh's historic castle and galleries. It is also close to riverside walks, beaches and further afield the Pentland Hills, gateway to the adventure playground that is Scotland!
Great Bus links, the tram and readily available taxis make it easy to explore the wider city. The Castle, Mary Kings Close, Scottish National Gallery and countless other great experiences! Or just wander round the stunning parks and winding streets in the Old Town, immersed in history and wonderful architecture!
The Edinburgh Festival brings Edinburgh to the forefront of the tourist experience between August and September and there is a wealth of literary and performance entertainment, culminating with the Royal Tattoo! In December the Christmas fair and market brings Princes Street to life and then Hogmanay is something to never forget!
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Activities near Edinburgh
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
26 Oct 2012
We spent the first week of October exploring this super corner of Edinburgh, helped by the sun shining every day. Colville Cottage was a perfect base, warm, comfortable and very well equipped. The... more
15 Sep 2012
We spent a fortnight here - leaving the second week of September. What a delightful cottage in a cozy part of Edinburgh. We were a 15-minute walk from the city center (and only a 4-minute walk to our local, The Stockbridge Tap). The botanic garden was 10 minutes away, and we spent some time almost every day in that wonderful place. The cottage is everything a couple would need - in great condition with a well-equipped kitchen and lovely shower. Local tips: We enjoyed the Italian Kitchen, loved having the library so close, perused the many charity shops several times. PLUS, the Stockbridge Market is on every Sunday all year. We look forward to returning.
30 Aug 2012
This cottage is beautiful; the pictures don't even do it justice. It was a lovely place to stay and had everything we could possibly need. The location was great and was easy walking distance from everything we wanted to see.
The only thing that spoiled our stay slightly was a miscommunication about parking. We were told that permits were required to park at the cottage and that they were available from the owners for £1 each. What we were not told was that you have to display 6 PER DAY if you want to leave the car all day. Our stay was for 2 weeks so it was not practical or cost effective for us to leave the car here all the time, meaning we had to park 15mins away from the cottage and walk every time we wanted to use / leave the car. Had we known this prior to arriving we might have booked a different cottage, as the central location and availability of parking had been what attracted us.
Having said that, I would still go back because it was such a nice place to stay, but next time I'll leave the car at home.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|16 Dec 12||6 Jan 13||£ 450||£ 100||£ 150||3 Nights|
|6 Jan 13||24 Mar 13||£ 375||£ 90||£ 100||3 Nights|
|24 Mar 13||2 Jun 13||£ 400||£ 90||£ 100||3 Nights|
|2 Jun 13||28 Jul 13||£ 450||£ 90||£ 100||3 Nights|
|28 Jul 13||8 Sep 13||£ 560||£ 100||£ 150||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Rates include first £20 of electricity and gas, please note additional use will be charged from your deposit. Rates INCLUDE all bedlinen, towels and complimentary toiletries. A refundable householders deposit of £50 per booking per week is taken. Parking is by 90 minute permit (books of 10 available at additional cost) or meter. Parking is free after 5.30pm and before 8.30am and all day at weekends and bank holidays.
Check in from 4pm on arrival date and check out by 10am on departure day please.
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