Wow! A stunner of a flat overlooking the Royal Botanic Gardens and within easy walking distance of trendy Stockbridge, where you can dine at Tom Kitchin’s Scran & Scallie Bistro. Once part of a handsome Georgian mansion, it retains its elegance but has a smart, crisp feel, with pops of colour, bright rugs and cushions and cool kitchen chairs. It’s down several steps at lower ground level but is spacious and flooded with light. Owner Claudia greets and knows what makes a place special and spoiling so you’re left top-notch coffee, wine, homemade jam and essentials. Bedrooms have views and you’ll sleep like a baby on excellent mattresses; the master room has an oak four-poster, green tartan textiles and a sparkling en suite shower room, while the other two bedrooms are Shaker style and share a spotless bathroom. The swish kitchen is a dream to cook in, filled with mod cons, and you can gather around the big dining table or out on the front terrace. The sitting room is an inviting space to unbend (comfy sofa and armchairs, lots of books, big TV and a wood-burner) after a day’s marching around delightful Edinburgh.