It would be fair to say that our apartment viewings this weekend went well -- we agreed to the first place we saw! Yep, it's the one mentioned a couple of posts ago, the "unique place of residence" in Lisa's words. And it is certainly unique.
It's on the third floor, which by virtue of hilly land means it is one flight of steps up from the entrance hall to our corridor (there's also a lift, for when we're feeling lazy or have a load of shopping). Right next to the Waters of Leith, with a little balcony that looks out over the waters and a small footbridge which crosses them, perfect for sitting outside on a sunny day (in Scotland? Maybe) and soaking up the atmosphere. It's also big enough to fit a wee Weber barbeque, on which we can "chuck another prawn, mate".
Inside is modern, if a little rough around the edges. Certainly newer than most of the buildings around Edinburgh! It's got all the things we wanted, and some more besides: a bath, two double bedrooms, a good-sized kitchen (heaps of storage space), dish-washer. Even a little gas fireplace, although I'm not entirely sure it works, and a couch and two lounge chairs for, well, lounging.
The location is great, which is probably the most important factor: 10 minutes from the nearest train station, and only about 20 to my work (a walk along the Waters I might add - a calming way to start and end the day!) The station even cuts 5 minutes off the total travel time, which makes Dee happy. It's in a little village kind of area, very quiet, with tiny cobblestone paths between all the houses.
We move in on the 20th of May. I can't wait!