Peffermill is a popular and up and coming district situated around 3 miles south from the city centre. It is close to Cameron Toll shopping centre, which has a good range of national retailers, including a large Sainsburys as the anchor store.
Peffermill is a short journey away from the main Edinburgh University campuses, either by bus or bicycle. There are frequent bus services to the city centre, which is a short trip away. The vibrant district of Newington is close by and has a great range of restaurants, public houses as well as the Festival Theatre, Queen's Hall and Commonwealth Pool.
Holyrood Park, which offers endless possibilities for recreational pursuits, or simply feeding the ducks, is a short walk away. The city bypass, which allows access to the A1 south as well as the M8 motorway to the west, is a short drive away.