Our house is a newly built (2015) three storey town house in a small gated development of eight houses in a quiet residential road. We are a ten minute walk from the centre of Edinburgh, and are located in Stockbridge. It is a buzzing area with a great variety of local food shops, more cafes than it would be possible to use, great restaurants and bars. It won the accolade of best place to live in Scotland 2016 from the Sunday Times for its village feel and friendly locals. The Sunday Farmers Market is a great attraction where local produce is sold alongside wonderful food from around the world for an al fresco lunch. We are close to the Water of Leith, a river running through the centre of Edinburgh. The riverside path provides a wonderful stretch of nature in the centre of the city and a different view of Edinburgh and the chance to see herons and even kingfishers, so we have ben told, but we have yet to be lucky.
During August Edinburgh really comes alive is it hosts the Edinburgh International Festival, the largest arts festival in the world. We love it, but may consider a swap for a week during this special time.
The hub of our home is a large kitchen / living / dining room that comprises the first floor. There is also a utility room / WC on this floor. The full height windows allow a great view of a lovely Georgian terrace across the communal garden. This room has 'smart' TVs in the living area and kitchen and cable channels and Netflix can also be accessed on these TVs as well as in the third bedroom. We have ceiling speakers controlled by an app which allows you to play music from your phone or tablet. The kitchen is fitted with high spec appliances, including a drinks fridge and coffee maker. The dining area has a small balcony that allows us to catch some afternoon sun.
On the ground floor there is a large double bedroom, with king-sized bed and large en suite bathroom. The rest of this floor is our garage and study, where we store our clutter when we are away. The second floor comprises the main bedroom with super king sized bed, also with en suite bathroom and walk in wardrobe. The third bedroom, which we mainly use as an alternative sitting room, has a single bed and a pull out bed under, suitable for a child or shorter adult.
Car entry to the development is controlled by an electric gate. The grounds are communal and there is a small barbecue area. We have a designated parking space within the grounds which will be available for use. We would be prepared to consider swapping cars. Outside the gate it is 50 yards to the high street, Raeburn Place, where there is a bus stop for three buses to different parts of the city and also ready access to taxis.
There is a cleaner available if you'd like one. She's payable locally and separate to any arrangement we make.