About the home
If you love history, then this is the home for you. Built in 1675 as a fine granary. This home was altered by the important Scottish architect, furniture designer and supporter of the Arts and Crafts movement, Sir Robert Lorimer, in 1900 to create a Cathedral Mission for St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral. The chapel was in the now sitting room of this wonderful home and Lorimer's beautiful ceiling is still here today. It once had an alterpiece by Phoebe Anna Traquair but sadly that isn't here now!
This wonderful home has a special feeling about it. Out of every window you see pretty views over Dean Village. You enter into a lovely hallway. To the right is the special sitting room with all that fascinating history. Today, you will find plenty of comfy seating, a dining table which seats four and can be extended, books, interesting art and a chess board. Off this room is the kitchen which is well equipped for dining at home and has a large pantry cupboard at the end.
The master bedroom has a wonderful high bed and a fabulous ensuite bathroom with a shower over the bath. The second double bedroom is smaller and has a charming feel and there is a shower room. You'll also find a large utility room.
This home has a special haven like feel about it and guests are going to very much enjoy their stay here.
Princes Street - 7 minutes
Stockbridge via the Water of Leith - 12 minutes
The Gallery of Modern Art - 10 minutes
About the area
The joy of this special location is that you feel like you are in the middle of the countryside because you are right next to the pretty Water of Leith, but you are only 7 minutes walk from Princes Street, so you are very central. Dean Village is one of Edinburgh's most picture perfect neighbourhoods and wandering and exploring here is a real pleasure. The Water of Leith walkway takes you along to Stockbridge and to the West End and Modern Art Galleries. You'll be able to discover Antony Gormley's sculptures along the Water of Leith too.
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At Dickins, the longer you stay the less you pay. We offer a 20% discount when you book for between 4 and 10 weeks and a 25% discount when you book for 10 weeks or longer. These discounts are calculated when you select your dates.
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West End & Dean
Edinburgh’s West End and Dean is a popular, smart area. Running West from Queensferry Street to Magdala Crescent and North from Buckingham Terrace and Belgrave Crescent across the Dean Bridge to Shandwick Place in the South.
The Victorians created the West End and aimed to make it bigger and grander than the Georgian New Town. The streets are wide and the stone buildings enormous with huge high ceilings. The wide crescents often have private gardens in the middle and the area feels elegant and opulent. Princes Street can be easily reached on foot and Haymarket Station and the trams are close by too. William Street and Stafford Street are the West End’s most charming shopping streets and they are packed with exciting independent boutiques and some lovely restaurants and cafés. Around the corner magnificent Melville Street is home to various consulates and important companies. St Mary’s Cathedral rises above the West End and is perfect for lovers of angelic choral singing as they have a celebrated music school.Read More