The National Portrait Gallery, the Playhouse and the Botanic Gardens are close, and you are a skip away from Broughton Street, bustling with artisan cafes, irresistible restaurants and quirky shops; there’s an award-winning butcher’s, too. This beautiful flat, built in 1819, is a large luminous space whose proportions are Georgian and whose ceilings are lofty. Sash windows are generous and floors are original, with pine boards sanded and polished, and shutters, cornices and fireplaces have been restored to their early 19th-century glory. Throughout are keepsakes of the owner’s travels: Tibetan chests, a vintage sari from India in a gilt frame, rice baskets from Laos and peacock paintings from Nepal. There’s an elegant drawing room with a chaise longue from which you can gaze onto gardens, trees and sky, and a sophisticated kitchen with ancient flagstones and a box window seat – perfect for your early morning coffee. Bedrooms are light and airy with Siberian goose feather quilts and serene views over London Street, bathrooms have heated floors. Stroll to fashionable Princes Street and George Street.