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Places To Stay In Edinburgh – Stockbridge

This week we’re delighted to introduce you to a new series in our blog, all about the places in Edinburgh that we love to eat in, play in and stay in. Our first featured area will be Stockbridge – one of our all-time favourite Edinburgh hideaways.

Stockbridge is like a village all of its own – right in the middle of the city – and is home to some of Edinburgh’s best small businesses. You’ll find endless rows of beautiful streets and some of the city’s most enchanting hidden pathways tucked away in this urban gem. It is without a doubt one of our most-loved places in Edinburgh to explore.

If you’re visiting Edinburgh, Stockbridge is the ideal place to stay for self-catering. With a wealth of independent grocers, fishmongers, cheese specialists, bakeries, butchers and more, you’ll have everything you need right on your doorstep. And for those who’d rather dine out, Stockbridge has some fantastic restaurants and pubs, like The Scran and Scallie, Hector’s, and Bell’s Diner, among many others.

Keep reading to discover our top-tips for what to see and where to stay in Stockbridge.

Something to See

Photo: Caoba Mexican Shop

Caoba

This ceramics shop has been in Stockbridge since 2001 and is a noteworthy attraction in its own right. A one-of-a-kind in Edinburgh, Caoba is filled with authentic Mexican tiles, beautiful silver jewellery and other ethically-sourced products. Directly imported from producers in South America, their handmade crafts are the real deal. Products range from hand-painted bowls and recycled glassware to vibrant textiles and potted succulents. Caoba has everything you need to bring some Latin flair to your home.

Visit their website here.

Something to Do

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Walk along the Water of Leith

It may seem the obvious choice but when it comes to exploring Stockbridge on foot, there is no place more beautiful than the Water of Leith. Walking along the river, you’ll find it hard to believe you’re in the middle of a big city. With the sounds of the water trickling by and the surrounding trees blowing in the breeze, you’ll soon be transported to the countryside. It takes around 15-20 minutes to walk from the Dean Village to Stockbridge, with landmarks like St Bernard’s Well captivating you along the way. There are a few benches placed along the path that will offer you the opportunity to relax and clear your mind. Once you’ve reached Stockbridge, you can escape to The Pastry Selection for a hot drink and one of their decadent cakes.

Something to Eat

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A visit to the Stockbridge Market

Stockbridge has everything from gastropubs to cosy coffee shops, so choosing just one place is almost impossible. Instead, why not sample everything under one “roof”? The Stockbridge market takes place year-round, every Sunday from 10am-5pm in the Jubilee Gardens on Saunders Street. Dozens of traders and artisan producers visit every weekend, some from the surrounding Stockbridge shops and some from miles outside the city. With everything from gourmet marshmallows and vegan wine to Japanese street food and even handmade dog treats, Stockbridge Market is a place where the whole family can sample the best in local food.

Somewhere to Stay

Many of the homes in our Most-Loved collection are in Stockbridge and it’s easy to see why guests love staying here. With excellent amenities, peaceful and beautiful surroundings,  and only a 15-minute walk to Princes Street, it’s the ideal place to call home while visiting Edinburgh. Here is a selection of some of our loveliest Stockbridge homes.

 

Dean Park Mews

Traditional mews houses are some of Edinburgh’s most charming and popular homes. Formerly describing a row of stables with carriage houses below, the converted mews style houses are now some Edinburgh’s most sought after properties. We’re very lucky to have some in our collection and this charming and smart architectural studio home in Stockbridge has a lot going for it.

This bright but cosy home has an open-plan and boasts a Linn sound system, a built-in coffee maker, beautiful wooden floors and surprisingly high ceilings – so you can kick back in relax in style.  A romantic Juliet balcony will bring the outside in, and you’re only a few minutes’ walk from Stockbridge – but you can rest easy knowing there won’t be any noise on this quiet and picturesque street.

One bedroom home – sleeps two.

 

Dean Park Street

We’re keeping it in the neighborhood and taking you around the corner to Dean Park Street, a quiet Stockbridge street lined with traditional flats and independent shops.

Charming and tranquil, this cosy apartment is located at the back of the building and attracts the sunlight during the day. Peaceful and very spacious, it has stunning polished wooden floors and plenty of comfy seating. There’s a TV with Virgin channels and a dining table with room for four, making this flat the ideal place to relax in. The bedroom is a lovely calm space with plenty of room in the wardrobe, great for longer stays.

One bedroom home – sleeps two.

 

West Silvermills Lane

This modern family-friendly home is a comfortable place to return to during your stay in Edinburgh. The sitting room is a good size with comfy seating and the spacious and modern kitchen is perfect for families with children.

The master bedroom is spacious and private with an en-suite shower room. It also features a sizeable private terrace, complete with a table and chairs. The second bedroom is a twin and there’s a cot and high chair available for guests with small children. There’s also a second bathroom with a shower over the bath.

This home has the added option of a private parking space – a rare find in Edinburgh and ideal for anyone driving to the city or planning on hiring a car.

Two bedroom homes – sleeps four.

In our Homes From Homes series on the blog, we’ve also featured in-depth reviews of two more of our beautiful Stockbridge homes; St Stephen Street and Carlton Street.

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