Our Homes from Home – Carlton Street, Stockbridge
From the moment you step down the steps to this one bedroom home on Carlton Street, you will know you’re staying somewhere very special. You’ll also understand why it’s in our Most Loved Collection. Our Most Loved Homes are those that get consistently glowing feedback from the guests who stay there. The home itself is absolutely charming and the location, in much loved Stockbridge, is hard to beat. Since we started looking after this home in the summer of 2018, it has been fully booked. Many guests have rented 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!
The Local Area
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 but great fun annual Duck Race in July. Inverleith Park and the world-class Royal Botanic Gardens are also nearby.
The best places to eat, drink and shop locally
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 and Bowers the butcher. The chicken liver pate at Herbies the deli is legendary! You’ll be impressed by Mellis the cheesemonger and the vegetable and fruit selection in post office shop beats a supermarket selection any day. Vino is great for wines and spirits too. You can head home to use the lovely kitchen and dining table at Carlton Street. Self-catering in Edinburgh has never felt so good!
If cooking isn’t your thing, don’t worry at all because there are great places to eat in Stockbridge. Smith and Gertrude is a great wine and cheese bar and a lovely place to gather. The Pastry Section makes the best cakes and 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 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.
There’s a garden like feeling to Stockbridge
Walking along the Water of Leith, you’ll find it hard to believe that you’re in the middle of a capital city! Meander along the water’s edge to the highly Instagrammable Dean Village and onto the National Gallery of Modern Art.
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 very easy to see why as it’s go green here. Walk along Ann Street to see the gardens in front of the Georgian houses. It’s Scotland’s most expensive street and the gardens are beautiful.
The green theme continues in this fabulous home
Nature and the green-theme start right at home in Carlton Street in the stunning private patio garden. You can sit here and relax at the table and chairs surrounded by wonderful trees, plants and flowers. It’s the only home we look after with such a beautiful patio.
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 thoughtfully equipped with lovely thing. This makes eating at home 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. And there are cosy chairs to sit and read and relax.
The bedrooms is an attractive, tranquil room. Crisp white sheets and quality bedding, as well as the quiet location, will mean you sleep well here.
Inspiration from the local area
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.
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