This handsome Victorian mansion stands in the widest residential street in Edinburgh, a 20-minute walk from Holyrood Park and a quick bus ride into the centre. Two streets away is the lively Old Bell, serving real ale and Scottish fare… but for peacefulness and views you could not be better placed.
Start the day with breakfast in the morning room: cooked or continental, it’s one of the best. End the day with a stroll in the garden. Here, everything is a treat, from the log fires lit at the first chill to the decanters of whisky replenished every day. All thanks to your hostess, warm-hearted, generous Gill.
Catch the bus from the end of the road into the centre for booming cannons, the castle with its Crown Jewels, the medieval Old Town, Botanic Gardens and a myriad of restaurants. Return to delicious chocolates in your large, luxurious room.