There’s a rare gem hidden behind the slightly dour exterior of this Victorian tenement. You’re up on the first floor with tons of space – rooms are elegant and unfussy, simply decorated and full of natural light. Derek, Gemma and Derek’s dad Jim put their hearts into restoring this charming apartment. No need to sprint for the best bedroom – both are enviably big, restrained and uncluttered but still full of everything you could possibly need. The gleaming state-of-the-art shower room has a lavish supply of goodies, and the pristine dove-grey kitchen, white tiled and wood floored, takes the sting out of cooking duties. The makings of a splendid continental breakfast are thoughtfully supplied, but any long-felt want can be met on Leith Walk, one of Edinburgh’s longest streets. You’re at the midpoint of its vibrant, hipsterish mix of tapas bars, Portuguese coffee houses, galleries and antique stores. If rain stops play, collapse by the fire in the elegant blue and white sitting room and take full advantage of the free Netflix.