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

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 95 m²
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 £1.60 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:
29 March, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Stockbridge in Edinburgh

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 95 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • Bathroom has washing machine with integrated dryer. Laundry detergent provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double 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
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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 suitable for wheelchairs. Free broadband, wi-fi and computer/printer supplied. No smoking permitted inside the house.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

*Charming, spacious Grade 'B' listed colony flat in a fashionable city location
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

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.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful comfortable apartment, very clean with every little thing you will need available. Great location not far from town centre yet still nice and quiet. Good shops nearby including great cheese shop. Would highly recommend this apartment. Patricia is lovely.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, clean apartment, quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Charming apartment in a quiet neighborhood, minutes from everything you need. Very close to the entry to the Leith Waters Walkway which I enjoyed very much. On one of my walks I found myself in the city center without realizing, it was so close. Patricia was very kind and had essentials in the kitchen, coffee and milk and wine...what more do you need! I was by myself and felt very safe. I would definitely rent this property again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect homely location for Christmas week

  • 5 of 5

Patricia really made a special wffort to make this flat feel festive and comfortable for our Christmas week stay, with tasteful decorations everywhere and the kitchen kitted out to allow us to cook a full Christmas dinner. The lounge felt like home, the beds and bedding were high quality - and location is ideal, with an easy walk into the city centre or handy bus routes nearby. The walk from just outside along the Water of Leith to Dean Village and the modern art gallery is to be recommended. The Stockbridge restaurant just around the corner is about as good as it gets. In conclusion, this property is very highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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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

Perfectly located for walking to all major attractions

Leisurely stroll to the 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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Stockbridge, Edinburgh and Lothians

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
August 2017 Festival
4 Aug 2017 - 28 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

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 25% 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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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