Live Like A Local


Having visited and realised the fascination of Edinburgh is, and what a great central base it provides for further travel in Scotland, many guests, having visited for a short stay, now return to stay here longer – and to experience life as a local.


Living life as a local means you get to fully relax into staying in Scotland – and not having to rush your agenda. No tick lists or bullet points or bucket lists to be scored off. Just the luxury of time.

Imagine meandering down to The Shore on the waterfront for your morning coffee, planning further travel throughout the Highlands & Hebridean islands – hiring Mike as your wonderful personal driver and guide (we provide his details on booking) and seeing Scotland in the wild - off-road on the single track roads that tour buses don’t travel! Visiting a whisky distillery or seeing the lochs and mountains in all weathers and seasons. Taking a train trip to one of Scotland’s incredible destinations. Discovering & shopping locally, and browsing in antique stores, second-hand bookshops and at the weekly auction house; jumping on local buses to different parts of the city and East Lothian. Going to the local cinema in the afternoon while most people are at work. Leisurely strolling around the galleries, studios and museums of Edinburgh; attend a ceilidh?; walking to the weekly farmer’s market and chatting with locals; sitting at Registry House with the first stage of your family’s Scottish family tree; hiring a bike and cycling along Portobello seafront; attending a cookery course at The New Town Cookery School, or an art class, spending a whole day at a spa then staying up late to watch an entire series on Netflix without worrying about an early start….

And, quite simply, and observing life through a different, and quite magical, lens. In a state of relaxation.

Should you want to explore with your own wheels and bag thrown in the back, you will have an allocated parking space in our private car park directly to the rear of the property (bookable on request). We provide you with an AA Touring Atlas and SatNav, and can help you plan trips; and assist in advising and mapping scenic routes, places to stop, great viewpoints, etc.

We offer a 25% discount on stays exceeding 4 weeks.

Please look at our Garden Apartment calendar availability on the website, and, if you would like to speak with Debbie about a prospective stay: