PLEASE NOTE REDUCED RATES FOR SMALLER PARTIES BOOKED A MONTH OR LESS PRIOR TO STAY. PLEASE ENQUIRE.
Ann Street is ranked in guide books (and by estate agents!) as the most desirable street in Edinburgh and it is certainly the prettiest with its unique front gardens and tranquil, 'countryside in the city' ambience.
Situated 3 minutes walk from trendy Stockbridge with its upmarket shops, bars and restaurants, the cobbled street lies next to the pretty water of Leith along which you can walk for miles.
Guests will be given access to the private 13 acre Dean Gardens - Edinburgh's very own 'secret garden' - an oasis within the city which is at the end of the street.
This 5 bed, 3 bath, 4 storey Georgian house can accommodate 10-11 people. It has a beautiful and tranquil front garden, stunning back garden for alfresco meals and a lovely private decked patio with giant palm. All the gardens were designed by international garden designer Anthony Paul (designer to producer of 'Cats' etc., Cameron Mackintosh).
This stunning house has kept all the original features of the Georgian age: working shutters, ornate cornices, curved doors, marble fireplaces, stone flagged floor and original Georgian floorboards. The house is interior designed with elegant furnishings to enhance the period detail.
The house has a gorgeous staircase with original ironwork and a Victorian extension to the 4th floor.
The entire lower ground floor can be closed off and become a self-contained apartment with separate kitchen, toilet and shower room: ideal for teenagers or staff/nanny travelling with you.
Ground floor: Entrance hall: with Mark Brazier-Jones original half-moon mirrored table and wall sconces. Flagged stone floor leading to hall leading to:
Magnificent library with original curved doors - a rarity in 18th century houses - original 17th Century Dutch Delft Tiles, working gas stove on slate hearth. Working shutters. Bookcases lined with a fantastic selection of books.
TV cabinet with smart TV, Netflix, Amazon Video, and Sky TV, Youtube, Iplayer etc. Roger Oates handmade rug, wooden floors. Original Victorian desk, shaker side-tables and tea caddy lamps. A fabulous room to chill out and get together with family and friends.
Kitchen: a lovely cosy dining kitchen with hob and oven, fridge, dishwasher and all the items you need to cook a fine meal. Wood floor and painted furniture with fabulous views over the cityscape to the back and over the beautiful back garden.
Utility room with freezer. Toilet to the back.
Upstairs original Georgian wooden and ornate iron staircase leading to first floor:
Lovely, warm double bedroom with new Original Bed Company painted bed and mattress, Laura Ashley painted furniture, new OKA sofa, wooden floor and crucial trading white rug. Working shutters and fantastic views over the city.
Original Victorian bathroom with iron rolltop bath and clubfeet, throne toilet and ornate sink and mirror. Wooden floor.
First floor Master bedroom. Magnificent room with 3 windows. An exceptionally light room with working shutters and original Georgian fireplace. New Original Bed Company four poster bed, new mattress, new OKA desk and chair, bedside tables and lamps. Wooden floors. Original Georgian oak cabinet.
Shaker runner on flag-stoned landing with original ironwork drinks tray.
Upstairs original Victorian wooden staircase leading to: top floor:
Lovely light twin bedroom, ideal for kids but 6ft long x 2ft 6' wide beds can also take adults. Fabulous views over the city towards the sea with views of the water of Leith in the distance. Original Victorian fireplace. Mid-century modern furniture, crucial trading carpet.
Showerroom with toilet and sink.
Lovely double bedroom with fabulous views over the gardens of Ann Street. Desk and bookshelves, crucial trading carpet.
Landing with original Victorian cupola.
From the ground floor, a staircase leads down to the lower ground floor with double iron bedstead, shower room, kitchenette and toilet. This can be used as another bedroom or closed off or just a nice separate space for teens or the nanny/in-laws!
Seagrass flooring, working gas stove, Victorian chaise-longue, views to beautiful back garden and front patio. A huge space with original Italian football table - a great place to relax.
This area has access to the exquisite back garden with table and chairs for al fresco dining and iron recliner with cushions.
There is a sofa-bed in this space, which could accommodate an extra person. Please ask if you wish to use it.
Internet with wifi.
Beautiful front patio plus back garden for private use was designed by international garden designer Anthony Paul (designer to producer of 'Cats' etc., Cameron Mackintosh).
Our price reflects the fact that Ann street is the premier street in Edinburgh and a lot more expensive than even streets one street away. We have set our rates competitively and the square footage of our house together with the outstanding location makes us, we feel, very good value.
This is a rare opportunity to stay in a Georgian house on the most desirable street in the city.
We are a gay friendly establishment.
Entry is strictly 4pm. Please do NOT turn up early unannounced.
Strictly no smoking, pets or hen/stag parties.
Please leave the house as you found it when you leave ie. do your washing up, clean the oven and make sure you've left nothing behind on departure.
No take-away curries please as we have had to replace rugs, tablecloths and cushions due to turmeric stains!
Please be considerate to neighbours particularly when sitting out in the garden in the evenings.
Please note that the piano/organ in the lower-ground floor room have been removed to make more space.
Some furnishings have been updated since the photos were taken to an equal or greater value to preserve the character of the house.
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