Property for sale in Merchiston
With tree-lined streets, established gardens and large villas, it is not hard to find why the Victorian suburb of Merchiston is one of the most sought-after and prestigious places to live in Edinburgh. Writers such as JK Rowling, Ian Rankin and Alexander McCall Smith have all called Merchiston home over the years. Lying south-west of the city centre, the area offers a wide variety of cafÃ©s, restaurants, coffee houses, bistros, independent shops, galleries, boutiques, a luxury cinema, theatres and various supermarkets including Waitrose and M&S. It offers a unique and independent atmosphere whilst being very close to the city centre. Further world-class shopping, eateries and amenities can be found in George Street, St. Andrew Square and Princes Street. Outstanding schooling is on the doorstep with George Watson's College, Merchiston Castle School and Steiner School, all within walking distance. The area is very well served by public transport, superb cycle paths and picturesque walkways along the canal, the Water of Leith or in the many greenbelt areas.