A centrally located flat convenient for the train and bus station. A single bedroom to let with shared use of kitchen, bathroom and living room. The property was built in the 1860's so has plenty of character and unique features.
I am very close to the Botanic Gardens and a short bus ride Princes Street.
The Waters of Leith offer a lovely stroll up to the Dean Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art ( with good tea rooms).
A friendly house hold, use of wi fi and swimming pool and gym 5 minutes away. Stockbridge is a delightful location with restaurants, pubs and coffee houses. There are supermarkets and shops within walking distance.
You can expect a warm welcome and tips and ideas of where to visit and how to get there.
It is a safe neighbourhood and on a good bus route. On Sunday afternoons there a lovely market with plenty of opportunities to buy small gifts and taste local produce.
Stockbridge is a sought after area, has a calm atmosphere and a charming place to live and visit.
The Colonies of Stockbridge are one of the most remarkable cooperative housing ventures in Edinburgh's history.
I would request that guests leave food in the kitchen / fridge and not in bedrooms.
A good launderette service is available locally.
I work as a teacher in a large comprehensive school in Edinburgh. I am a keen traveler and most recently have been to Turkey and Ireland. I enjoy the theatre, reading, play the accordion badly and like listening to music and going to venues to hear live music.
Edinburgh is a great place to live in and even better to visit!
1* The closest attractions to the apartment include some lovely walks down the water of Leith and you can find the modern art gallery and the Dean art gallery within a short but beautiful ten minute walk from the house. I will be able to give you directions when you arrive if you so wish.
2* The Royal Botanical Gardens are within five minutes of the apartment and are very pleasant, it is especially nice for a lunch.
3* The Castle is to be found with a brisque 15 minute walk and you can walk down the royal mile to...
4* Holyroad Palace, a beautiful and historically important royal palace, which has a fantastic tour and an important place in the history of Scotland. I would recommend that you do some light reading (if you have time about the Kings and Queens of Scotland), Mary Queen of Scots is a very important figure in Edinburgh.
5* If you have time you should also visit the Scottish Parliament a very modern piece of Scottish history and climb 'Arthurs seat' which is nearby mountain that will offer a fantastic view of the city.
There are so many fantastic things to do in Edinburgh that I'm sure you won't be dissapointed.