Published On: Mon, May 30th, 2016 at 6:35pm

Instameet at The Rock House

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A few weeks ago,  Dickins Edinburgh hosted an ‘Instameet’ at The Rock House and I had the pleasure of exploring the hidden gem on the slopes of Calton Hill, just minutes from Princes Street.

Once lived in by Robert Adamson and David Octavius Hill, Rock House is the home of modern photography so this event was very fitting.

Before heading into the property, I made my way into the Photographer’s Studio and then headed up the stairs.  I was welcomed by an open fire and really wanted to take off my shoes and relax on the sofa!

The open plan living room/kitchen space is charming and cosy with spectacular views overlooking the city.  Downstairs comprises a gorgeous four poster bedroom with a dainty shower room with windows looking into the bedroom– perfect for a couples getaway.  The studio has been beautifully decorated and at this point I could only imagine what Rock House has to offer…




I made my way across a gorgeous garden terrace with a water feature into The Terrace Apartments.  Excited to see each room I began in the living room to find, in my opinion, the most original way to display a flat screen television, on an easel stand!

Yes that’s right an easel stand….this is one idea I plan on stealing for my own house.

The living room is charming and homely with views onto the terrace – what more could you ask for.  Every room in the apartment is tastefully decorated with attention to detail from the dark grey painted doors and wood work to the wonderful floral wall paper.  Somehow all of it works and I just love it.




Last but not least, Rock House for the final tour, I made my way past the herb and vegetable garden to get to the main entrance.  First stop the kitchen which is just gorgeous – perfect for cooking in especially for dinner parties!  Before I made my way through the rest of the house I stopped to sample some of the food supplied by Appetite Direct and drinks by Vino.

To say I only had just the one plate of food and drink would be a lie…..I literally couldn’t stop sampling the food – it was delicious.  The scones and homemade jam were divine……I may have sneaked one in my bag for the walk home…..ssssh!  The Livingroom in Rock House was one of my favourite rooms.  I really wanted to light the fire, snuggle on the sofa and enjoy a glass of wine.

There’s plenty of space for a large group of friends or family to stay here and even board games to suit everyone.  Making my way through the rest of the house it’s clear to see how much love and attention has been put into the décor.  I certainly felt lucky to have spent the day in the house and anyway staying here will feel a sense of how special the house really is and will be a part of history.

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