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Modern town house minutes from city attractions yet in a quiet location.



Updated: 22-Oct-2016
4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 sitting rooms, dining room, kitchen, garage, garden.

The comfort and convenience of a modern town house within an historic city. Well placed for easy access (walk, cycle, bus) to Edinburgh's major attractions. Bus stops (£1.60 single, £4.00 day ticket) - 5 minute walk. The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Scottish Parliament, Royal Mile and supermarket - 10 minute walk.

A modern town house on a quiet street neighbouring Holyrood Park which provides glorious views. Three double bedrooms (showers en-suite), single room, bathroom, sitting room, kitchen, dining room, utility room, top floor gallery/sitting room, single garage, off street parking, enclosed garden.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We are Mike and Cheryl Cran who own the house. We lived in Edinburgh when we were first married but left over 20 years ago because of our jobs.

We love Edinburgh and fell in love with this house as soon as we saw the stunning views.

We use it whenever we can between short term lets and trust you will enjoy its beautiful location in the heart of the city and all that Edinburgh has to offer as much as we do every time we visit.

We live 400 miles away and so have an Edinburgh host, Angela.

Our profile photo was taken in July 2015, just after we moved into the house and staying in Edinburgh while supporting our daughter playing Lacrosse for Scotland in the Under 19s Lacrosse World Championships.

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20 Reviews

based on 20 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely house with fabulous views

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 4 nights in a party of 6 adults to attend a family wedding. The house is lovely and clean, and well suited to our group's needs. We arrived late and didn't meet the host, Angela, but the access instructions were easy to follow. The house backs onto Holyrood Park and has great views of Arthur's Seat. We were grateful to Mike and Cheryl for the flexibility they gave us concerning our leaving time, and for the speed with which they repaid the deposit. Unfortunately we were so busy with the wedding and meeting other relatives we didn't have time to do much sightseeing.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous townhouse and perfect location. Views outstanding.

  • 5 of 5

Mika and Cheryls townhouse was perfect for our weekend stay in Edinburgh. We were greeted on arrival by a very welcoming host named Angela who looks after their house. First impressions were" Immaculate". Followed by stunning, spacious and overwhelmed by the spectacular view considering we were also walking distance (20 mins) from the city centre. The townhouse is on 4 levels. Being able to sit out in the beautiful garden was also an added bonus... thanks to the weather obviously... Our kids spent most of the time on the top level watching films and chilling out thanks to the wi fi. Our husbands enjoyed 2games of gplf at nearby courses and took in a game of football at the local football ground at Easter Rd. Which was also a short stroll away. While us girls enjoyed shopping in the city an evening at the cinema and some even ventured up Calton Hill. All in all a perfect weekend over too soon. We look forward to renting it again.


  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. I will pass on your "Immaculate" to Angela who we are reliant on in preparing the house for guests. Delighted you found the house suitable for your mixed generation party (the second sitting room and TV avoids TV remote wars!) and the house well located to walk to the city centre, Easter Road and the cinema. Well done for climbing Calton Hill. Next time you come and stay you can climb Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags!
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Lovely house and location

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed for a very comfortable stay in Edinburgh during the Fringe Festival. Walking distance to town centre. The owners were very accommodating and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments. Delighted you had a good trip to the Edinburgh Fringe and found the house comfortable and suitably located. We hope you will stay with us again when you next visit Edinburgh.
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Truly like being home, modern, clean, central to all our activities, close to amenities, with beautiful view of Arthur's

Seat. It was perfectly suited to our group's needs, giving us privacy and comfort. Thank you for sharing your home with us. We hope to be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted you felt so at home in our house, found its location suitable to your activities and that the house suited and gave your whole party the space they wanted. We look forward to your return visit.
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 3 nights. Not nearly long enough to savour the delights of Edinburgh fringe and tattoo. Fantastic place to stay. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Convenient to Hollyrood, Royal Mile and Prince's Street a short bus/taxi ride away. Will I be back? In a heartbeat!! The house itself was very well maintained and every imaginable thing needed was at hand. The views were stunning and the balcony lent itself to a quiet drink after a tiring day up town. The host, Angela, was very helpful. Never met her, but after speaking to her on phone, felt as though I'd known her for ages. A very nice woman. The work she does in keeping the house maintained and ready for next guests is very evident. The bad points.....not a single one. Loved it!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and in particular your favourable comments about our Edinburgh host Angela. Hopefully you will stay us again on your next trip to Edinburgh which we hope will be sooner rather than later.
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Lovely house and views

  • 4 of 5

The property was very clean and well maintained and proved a very comfortable base for our party of 6 occupying the 4 bedrooms. The views from the rear of the house over Holyrood Park were lovely. One slight criticism: there is really only enough comfortable seating - a 2 seater sofa and 2 armchairs - for 4 people in the lounge. We managed by one person sitting on the footstool and by carrying down another lightweight armchair from the master bedroom. There is a further sitting room on the 3rd floor - with 2 small sofas and 1 armchair - but not so good if we all wanted to sit together in 1 room to relax. That said, it didn't detract from our enjoyment too much and there was plenty of room round the dining table for us all. We loved being able to walk into Holyrood Park - and 4 of us climbed Arthur's Seat and then met the other 2 at Duddingstone village on the far side, where there is a great pub for lunch! It was under 10 minutes to walk to Holyrood house palace and a 30 minute walk home from the Old Town after Fringe shows in the evening. A taxi into town generally cost around £5-£6 during the very busy 1st week of August. The hot water was instant and plentiful once switched on by the helpful host and the heating, which we used first thing in the morning to heat the bathrooms and towel rails, was very efficient. All in all, it was a great base for a 3 generational family stay - even my 82 year old mother coped with the 3 storeys and loved the Tattoo and the Royal Yacht Britannia!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would hope the seating arrangements didn't take you by surprie as the house details clearly state the two living rooms seat five in each. Glad you overcame the issue by moving a chair from the main bedroom. To be honest most guests report on the advantage of the space of the two living rooms allowing different groups / ages to have their own space thus avoiding TV remote battles! On a positive note delighted the garage worked for the parking and charging of your mother's mobility vehicle.
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From the Owner

The views from a townhouse set in the city are stunning - virtually rural - and yet you are only 6-7 bus stops or a 15 minute walk from the city centre and all that Edinburgh has to offer as a capital city.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Edinburgh International Airport at 9 Miles Nearest Barpub : The whole of Edinburgh to choose from at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Craigentinny Golf Club at 1.7 Miles Nearest Train : Waverley Station at 1.3 Miles Nearest Motorway : M8, M9, M90 (A1 - 500 metres) at 7.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : From intimate, chain/franchise to Michelin star at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Glenshee at 80 Miles Nearest Beach : Portobello Beach at 2.5 Miles Car: not necessary


Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Christmas & New Year
22 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
Easter 2017
13 Apr 2017 - 19 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
Edinburgh Festival 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
Christmas & New Year
21 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 22-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

A small south facing garden with Holyrood Park over the garden wall provides stunning views, an excellent walking / exercise area and without the normal city noise. The efficiency of a modern house providing warmth and efficient showers with copious hot water. A garage and second parking space are invaluable in a capital city centre property. All that a capital city centre offers close at hand but with the benefit of a near "rural" setting.

Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • city centre
  • near the sea


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Master Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, En-suite shower room
  • Double bedroom - 1 Double Bed, En-suite shower room
  • Double bedroom - 1 Double Bed, En-suite shower room
  • Single bedroom - 1 Single Bed
  • A roll out mattress and bedding is available to increase occupancy to 8. It is ideally suited to a family requiring an 8th bed for a youngster but has also been used by an adult. A travel cot, high chair and booster seat are also available.


  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

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