Sit with a book in the all-glass Tree Terrace, where century-old Scots Pines sway gently above. Return to the studio via the private entrance, where a deep-pile rug adds warmth and texture to the hardwood flooring, and a wood-burning fire awaits.
Balerno was a village built round the paper and snuff industries, and is now part of Edinburgh itself. Catch frequent buses to the centre, 8 miles away. A pleasant alternative route is the Water of Leith Walkway, starting at the bottom of the road.