- Cycle paths
- Express supermarket
- Bar / Pub
- Internet café
Local area The location gives guests the chance to visit the nearby Royal Botanic Gardens, and InverLeith Park. Stockbridge is a joy to explore and there are pleasant walks along the nearby Water of Leith. The main business districts of Edinburgh are within walking distance from the apartment. Regular bus services run close by to the City Centre and many other areas of Edinburgh.
As a short background for history buffs, the property was designed by James Milne in 1824 as a 2-storey and basement, 3-bay townhouse and now Carlton Street is hailed as one of the most beautiful streets in Edinburgh.
Stockbridge is one of those worlds within a larger world, just down from the hub of city centre Edinburgh. Stockbridge is a hidden store of delightful treasures for the vintage shopper. Also, Stockbridge is the host for some of the best earning charity shops in the UK. Nearby there are also fantastic eateries and cafes. A wonderful little Italian themed café, Sprio Deli, is the place to go for that afternoon snack and your revitalising coffee burst. Sprio isn’t just an Italian-themed café, it’s one which reflects the sights and smells of the country, from the cool, brightly-designed furniture to the action-packed fumetti adorning the walls and a range of imported Italian sweets, magazines and dry goods.
An honourable mention this time goes to the Stockbridge Restaurant, a family-run restaurant that amazes in its care for detail, its mouth-wateringly inventive menu and a space, where you can enjoy a relaxed, unpretentious dining experience. You can tell a lot of thought and skill is going into the cooking of Head Chef Jason, and his partner Jane is putting a lot of care into the running of this wonderful gem.
An alternative for your choice of dinner could very well be the Café Fish, with its simple philosophy of 100% fresh produce that’s simply cooked, menus in line with what the markets were selling on any particular day, complemented with wines matched to the menu structure, and sensibly priced! With the best seafood in the world often found off the coasts of Scotland, it is no wonder that there is an abundance of seafood restaurants.
For more down-to-earth dining experience, Cambridge Bar would be the one to aim for; a hearty, good bar centrally located but nestled away from all the shoppers on George/Princes Streets.
See more on Stockbridge at our blog series on Hidden Treasures of Edinburgh at http://www.theedinburghaddress.com/blog