With the charms of Stockbridge and the West End all on your doorstep, South Learmonth Gardens is ideally placed in Comely Bank giving you great access to a wealth of amenities and greenery in a charming yet historic area.
Comely Bank is a tranquil, sought after residential neighbourhood with an attractive terrace of Georgian houses, specialty shops, delis and cafés to enjoy.
One of the key attractions are the gardens themselves. All residents will get access to the communal Learmonth Gardens. The 2-acre wooded gardens are a really peaceful retreat from the city, with shrubberies, rich wildlife and four of the largest Wych Elm trees in Edinburgh.
Just down the road lies the charming village of Stockbridge, packed with independent boutiques, restaurants, cafés and bars. The West End of Edinburgh is one of the city’s most beautiful areas, packed with great shopping, dining and other leisure opportunities.
Edinburgh is a city of festivals which truly comes into its own during the summer months, when it hosts everything from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to the Edinburgh Book Festival.
There’s a strong arts offering year-round of course. The Scottish National Portrait Gallery and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, set beside with Charles Jencks’ impressive Landform, are both within easy strolling distance, with scores of independent galleries and museums nearby too.
For performing arts, there’s the beautiful, landmark venue the Usher Hall, and the Traverse Theatre, one of Scotland’s leading theatres when it comes to new writing.
The West End has some of the city’s most interesting independent shops to browse. Try Studio One and Paper Tiger for unusual giftware and arty stationery alongside chic fashion boutiques like Odyssey, Just G and Frontiers Man.
You’ll find bags of prime high street shopping in the city centre along Princes Street. Multrees Walk, the designer haven, is home to Scotland’s only Harvey Nichols and scores of luxury brands including the likes of Mulberry, Boss, Tommy Hilfiger and Swarovski. Nearby will be the new St James centre which is opening in Autumn 2020, which will house some of the world’s most sought-after and exciting brands. The centre will be home to the iconic W Edinburgh, as well as the city’s first boutique Everyman Cinema.
Stockbridge itself is home to an array of independent retailers like cheesemonger Ian Mellis, Voxbox Record Shop and Sheila Fleet Jewellery, plus a fantastic choice of smart charity shops. There’s an excellent farmer’s market every Sunday where you’ll find the best artisan food producers and local craft stalls.
Comely Bank has a large, well-stocked Waitrose, while Craigleith Retail Park is nearby too, with its handy M&S and Sainsbury's stores, along with a number of other national retailers.
Being home to no fewer than four Michelin-starred restaurants, Edinburgh has a culinary offering matched by few British cities. South Learmonth Gardens gives you so many tempting options to choose from.
In Stockbridge, there’s award-winning chef Tom Kitchin’s more casual eatery The Scran and Scallie, The Raeburn and brunch hotspot, The Pantry. Pubs of note include the sumptuous Bailie and the ever popular Stockbridge Tap.
The West End buzzes with smart bars and bistros to suit all tastes and budgets, ranging from the fine French Galvin Brasserie de Luxe to indie steak house Kyloe. Cosy, traditional pubs like Teuchters sit alongside the more styleorientated Indigo Yard, L’escargot Blanc wine bar and Sygn Bar.
There’s an abundance of green spaces to explore, especially in this part of Edinburgh. You needn’t go far to get some fresh air and surround yourself with nature.
From the sublime serenity of Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden and Inverleith Park, with its secluded Sundial Garden and large duck pond, to the more manicured Princes Street Gardens and the rugged majesty of Salisbury Crags and Arthurs’ Seat, all within leisurely strolling distance.
The beautiful river, the Water of Leith, meanders nearby and the gloriously wooded climes of the Dean Village are an easy stroll away too.
Edinburgh Haymarket Station is a 20 minute walk, providing direct trains to Glasgow (55 minutes), Aberdeen (2 hours 15 minutes), Inverness (3 hours 40 minutes) and London (4 hours 30 minutes).
Edinburgh Airport is only a 30-minute drive, with connections to hundreds of destinations worldwide.
A modern tram service connects the city centre with a regular service running between the West End, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh Airport and York Place.