Antigua Street is a capacious four double bedroom property on the fourth floor of a street at the beginning of Leith Walk. The apartment therefore provides easy access to the plethora of shopping outlets starting at St James Centre across the road, and continuing along the length of Princes Street. The Omni Centre leisure complex and the Playhouse Theatre are also situated opposite, so guests needn’t venture far to be entertained.
The central lobby leads on from the vestibule, around which is a utility closet with iron and ironing board. Alongside this is the first double bedroom, which has a wicker chair, a desk with inbuilt storage and a plastic chair, two chests of drawers, and a sloping ceiling with a window looking over the roundabout and along Royal Terrace and Leopold Place. As the apartment is high up, the views extend beyond Edinburgh and out to the Firth of Forth, and you can even see the top of Calton Hill. An adjoining box room has an integrated clothes rack and shelving, as well as a wooden chair and additional chest of drawers. A skylight and mirror are to be found just inside the bedroom door, so there is plenty of storage space and light.
The second double bedroom is situated opposite, with two chests of drawers flanking the bed, one topped with a radio alarm clock. The room is similarly designed with a sloping ceiling leading to a window, also with far-ranging views beyond Edinburgh, Queensferry’s Forth Bridge visible in the distance. This room has an extended integrated shelf and double wardrobe, as well as a wicker chair and mirrors.
A shower room with combi shower is next off the lobby, beside the apartment’s kitchen and the opposing living-cum-dining room, which has a dining table to seat eight beside windows with similar views as from the leftmost double bedroom. The Wi-Fi router is also to be found here. An electric fire and TV with DVD player stand before a glass coffee table and two sofas, above one of which hangs a painting of John Knox House, which can be visited on the Royal Mile, about twenty minutes’ walk away. Leading off is a small utility room with a generous worktop, heated towel rail, washing machine and tumble dryer. This connects the living room to a water closet containing the boiler, and with a window overlooking Gayfield Square Garden, a public space which you can enjoy on sunny days.
The kitchen is equipped with modern appliances and has ample worktops running along either side, leading to the motif of the sloping ceiling, this time with a hatch window offering slightly more inclusive views than those from the first double bedroom on the right of the apartment. Its appliances include a fridge-freezer and dishwasher, in addition to a comprehensive range of homeware. It also has a wooden chair in the corner of the room, so you can sit down to a quick snack or kick back while others do the cooking!
At the end of the lobby is a bathroom with a fitted bath, and the remaining two double bedrooms. The first has a cheval mirror, a chest of drawers, clothes horse, and a freestanding fabric wardrobe. Its window also looks over Gayfield Square Garden. The second double bedroom has a study desk and chair, two chests of drawers, an integrated double wardrobe, mirror, and a clothes horse beside its window, which looks over a section of the neighbouring street.
With its abundance of space and ample facilities, Antigua Street is a great place for groups after an area with its own amenities and within minutes of the epicentre of Edinburgh.