Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
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 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Leith 5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||800 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 10 km, Nearest railway: Edinburgh 5 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|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 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, 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 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 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!