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Our Homes from Home – Carlton Street, Stockbridge

From the moment you step off the street and down the steps to this one bedroom home on Carlton Street, Edinburgh you’ll know you’re staying somewhere much loved and very special. You’ll immediately understand why it’s in our Most Loved Collection. Dickins Most Loved Homes are those where we get consistently glowing feedback from the guests who stay in them The home itself is absolutely charming and the location in much loved Stockbridge is hard to beat. In fact, since we started looking after this home in the summer of 2018, it has been fully booked, with many guests renting it as a short-term let for several months at a time. And if you’re feeling romantic, love will most definitely be in the air in Carlton Street!

Step out of the home and in a minute you can take a riverside walk along the stunning Water of Leith. From here you can wander and discover the beautiful and highly Instagrammable Dean Village and beyond that the Gallery of Modern Art. You’ll have to pinch yourself to think that you’re right in the middle of a capital city, it all feels so green and tranquil. The Water of Leith plays host to the somewhat eccentric and great-fun annual Duck Race in July, which brings the local community together as well as raises money for charity. Inverleith Park and the world-class Royal Botanic Gardens are also nearby.

Stockbridge is home to a fabulous Sunday market, which has become a real draw to the area as all the local shops open too. Wander along Raeburn Place and you’ll find brilliant independent food shops like Armstrongs the fishmonger, Bowers the butcher, Herbies the deli (their chicken liver pate is legendary!), Mellis the cheesemonger and the vegetable and fruit selection in the shop with the post office beats a supermarket selection any day. Vino is great for wines and spirits and then you can head home to use the lovely dining table in your home from home. Self-catering has never felt so attractive!

If cooking isn’t your thing, don’t worry at all because Smith and Gertrude is a great wine and cheese bar and a lovely place to gather, The Pastry Section makes the best cakes, Good and Proper Deli creates delicious healthy soups, salads, quiches and more, Scran and Scallie was Tom Kitchin’s first gastropub and it’s very popular as is the newly refurbished The Raeburn pub and hotel, which has outside tables for a sunny day. Coffee lovers are well served by Mr. Eoin, Artisan Roast and Cafe No 33.

Walking along the Water of Leith, you’ll find it hard to believe that you’re in the middle of a capital city! Wander along to the picturesque and highly Instagrammable Dean Village and onto the National Gallery of Modern Art from here.


Did you know that Edinburgh is the greenest city in the UK and that 49% of the city centre is green? In Stockbridge, it’s easy to see why.


Nature and the green-theme start right at home in Carlton Street in the stunning private patio garden, where you can sit and relax at the table and chairs surrounded by beautiful trees, plants and flowers.


Once inside the sense of care continues. Everything you’ll find in this home has been chosen by the gorgeous owners with real attention to detail. The wooden dining table, brass candlesticks and rush chairs make for a charming place to sit and eat.


The kitchen is beautifully equipped and so eating at home is a pleasurable pastime in Carlton Street.


You’ll find Anta lamps, lovely paintings and sheepskin rugs in the sitting area, giving such a welcoming feel to the space and inviting you to sit down and relax.


Crisp white sheets and quality bedding, as well as the quiet location, will guarantee a great night’s sleep in Carlton Street.



The Georgian architecture around Carlton Street is fine and very beautiful. Ann Street, considered to be Scotland’s most beautiful and prestigious street, is just a couple of streets away.


We find it almost impossible to resist temptation when walking past Söderberg as their cardamom buns are addictive!


The quality of the fruit and veg in the local shop with the post office is second to none and beats supermarkets hands down. You can truly enjoy shopping local here.


Bowers is the best sort of butcher. They specialise in game, too and the chat whilst standing in the queue here is absolutely hilarious.


The Scran and Scallie was famous chef, Tom Kitchin’s, first gastropub and he definitely got the recipe right as it’s always busy.

If you’d like to experience this beautiful home for yourself, you can read more about it and check availability on our property pages here.


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