Artist’s Studio Mews House, Edinburgh

Whilst visiting Scotland for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, this charming Georgian mews house really was the most perfect find. A former artist’s studio, the light filled space has been converted into a stunning contemporary one bedroom apartment. Located in the trendy neighbourhood of Stockbridge, located towards the north of the city, but still just a 10 minute walk to Princes Street, it ticked all the aesthetic and convenience boxes.

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We just loved the presentation and careful attention to detail. From the two olive trees standing guard at the entrance, to the tasteful neutral palette employed throughout; everything was stylishly thought out whilst retaining a restful, peaceful ambience. The original mews coach house was built as part of the Georgian New Town, and the conversion was carried out by a young team of architects and designers.

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The first floor bedroom is so relaxing, and due to being situated at the end of a sleepy lane, traffic is never a problem, so a good night’s sleep is pretty much guaranteed. And as you can expect from a former artist’s studio, there’s some neat art dotted around.

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The whiter than white bathroom is a real oasis where you can luxuriate in a deep tub while admiring the perfectly framed Magritte sky through the skylight. And any powder room with a well stocked library never fails to impress; here you’ll find everything from Waugh to Woolf.

Thankfully there was not a television in sight to spoil the repose. A much better idea: take the key which gains access to the very pretty 13 acres of private garden, just yards from the house.

Artist’s Studio Mews House, Edinburgh is a steal £95 per night (minimum 2 nights stay required).

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