The Secret Garden Apartment in Edinburgh's Royal Mile
Light And Airy Apartment Overlooking Gardens - But In The Heart Of Historic Edinburgh
Sleeps 2/3 (1 Bedroom)
Near the foot of the Royal Mile, the historic thoroughfare which links Edinburgh Castle at the top with the Royal Palace of Holyrood at the bottom, lies the garden of Dunbar's Close, a tranquil and little-known public space, reconstructed in the style of a 17th century formal garden. Set in a typical 19th Century stone tenement, this stylish and comfortable apartment is on the 3rd floor with views from the quiet back bedroom over Dunbar’s Close Gardens and the adjacent Canongate Kirk yard and on to Calton Hill with its iconic Edinburgh monuments. For visitors all the museums, galleries, monuments and shops of Edinburgh’s historic old town are within walking distance. There are plenty of nearby cafes and restaurants and for those who enjoy the outdoors, the 650 acre Holyrood Park lies less than 10 minutes walk away.The apartment is ideally located for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Winter Festivals and is only a short distance from the main train and bus stations.
Prices Currency Conversion
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|3 September 2012 - 31 October 2012||£85||£510||3|
|1 November 2012 - 22 December 2012||£75||£450||2|
|23 December 2012 - 2 January 2013||£95||4|
|3 January 2013 - 31 March 2013||£80||£480||2|
|1 April 2013 - 30 June 2013||£90||£540||3|
|1 July 2013 - 31 July 2013||£100||£600||2|
|1 August 2013 - 31 August 2013||£120||£750||5|
|1 September 2013 - 31 October 2013||£90||£540||3|
|1 November 2013 - 22 December 2013||£80||£480||2|
|23 December 2013 - 3 January 2014||£100||£600||4|
Notes on prices
Prices given for daily lets. Please see our website for prices for weekly or longer lets. The standard let is for up to 2 people sharing the double bedroom. There will be an additional daily charge of £5/£2.50 per adult/child for bookings of more than 2.
Flexible. Please contact owner.
|Bedrooms:||Bright bedroom overlooking gardens with comfy double bed. Sofa bed (small double) in living room provides extra sleeping facilities. Cot available on request.|
|Bathrooms:||There is a beautiful, modern bathroom in warm, earthy coloured tiles and underfloor heating. It has a bath with shower over.
|Kitchen:||New modern kitchen area within a larger living room. Fully equipped with gas hob, fan oven, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher - even an espresso machine for your own cappuccino!|
|Utility Room:||A separate utility room contains a washing machine and tumble dryer.|
|Living Rooms:||Bright, comfortable living room with windows overlooking the Royal Mile. A double sofa bed allows additional capacity for 2 further guests. 32" Flat screen TV with DVD and Free view. IPod dock/CD/radio sound system. Laptop and free WiFi Internet access.|
|All towels and linen included. Property is cleaned and linen changed once a week for longer lets.|
hob/stove oven fridge/freezer microwave dishwasher washing machine tumble dryer iron/ironing board
tv internet access central heating cot high chair
The property is situated on the third floor of a typical Scottish tenement with no lift and is therefore unsuitable for the elderly or those with mobility difficulties.
The flat is situated at the entrance of Dunbar's Close Gardens - a beautiful public space re-created in the style of a 17th century formal garden, with topiary trees and shrubs and protected seating areas to make the most of the sunshine! These gardens are open to the public on most days.
There are a number of beautiful beaches within an hour's drive of Edinburgh.
There are many private and public golf courses in and around Edinburgh. Further information is available in the apartment.
How to get there
10 minutes walk to Waverley Station and 15 minutes to the Bus Station in St Andrew's Square. The airport is about 30-40 minutes by car/taxi or you can take the Airport shuttle which runs every 15 minutes. It terminates at Waverley station and youcan walk from there. The number 35 bus from the airport passes in front of the flat but is slower than the shuttle. Public transport in Edinburgh is excellent.
An hour to Glasgow and the Borders by car. The Trossachs and Loch Lomond are around 1.5 hours away and the Highlands lie within half a day's drive. You can get to and from Loch Ness in a day (quite a long one!)
The apartment is situated in an historic area with lots of pubs, restaurants (from the very expensive to the cheap and cheerful), bars and cafes. The area is ideal for exploring on foot. If you really like to stretch your legs there is over 600 acres of park and hillside in nearby Holyrood Park.
Booking, by email preferred. Payment:25% deposit required to secure booking, balance 28 days before arrival.
A lovely flat in a great location. Making our stay more enjoyable – Sandra and Dave very helpful and friendly ensuring our first trip to Scotland was fantastic. Hollie and Beccy, Oxfordshire
Your flat was wonderful and in a perfect spot. We’ll definitely be suggesting your place to other travellers. Megan, Minnesota, USA
We've had a brilliant time at the Festival and the flat has been a perfect base to come back to. Very comfortable, everything we needed and more. Hope to return. Joanna, Birmingham
About the owner
We are a Scottish/Australian couple who have lived and worked in both countries. We moved to Edinburgh as a family 27 years ago and still live and work here. I was employed by the University of Edinburgh in the International Office (but recently retired) and my husband works for the Scottish Courts. We both love the city and have enjoyed showing it off to many friends and relations who have visited us over the years. This was one of the main reasons for buying our holiday apartment in Dunbar's Close. We enjoy travel and have used the Owners Direct site ourselves for many holidays finding the combination of having your own space and facilities a great and more relaxing way to holiday.
Year purchased: 2011
Why the owner chose an apartment in this location
We are keen gardeners and finding a flat right in the heart of the Old Town with an amazing view over Dunbar's Close Garden was just too good an opportunity to miss. We are hoping that all our visitors will enjoy the experience too.
For booking and further information
Send an enquiry to the owner
Property Ref SC380
(UNITED KINGDOM) +44 7946614541
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and has advertised this property with us since May 2011.