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Beautiful Spacious Period Apartment in the Heart of the City Centre

Overview

Property

Updated: 01-Dec-2016
2-bed apartment to sleep 7 just off Edinburgh's Royal Mile

Just off Royal Mile. Sleeps 7 (8 if someone's happy to sleep on the sofa!)

Main bedroom: single + double bed

Second bedroom: double bed

Living room: sofa-bed (142 cm wide) + regular sofa

Shower room/loo

Kitchen: all mod cons, bar tumble-dryer

High-speed WIFI, bills, linen and towels included.

Metered parking (on-street); NCP car-parks (close).

Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, just off the Royal Mile this home from home is a light and airy period property. It offers unrivalled access to all that Edinburgh has to offer: among others, the Castle, the Palace, John Knox’s House, St Giles' Cathedral and the Scottish Parliament are all within easy walking distance. There are some great bars and restaurants in the area but, if you want to dine at home, the flat boasts a fully equipped kitchen with everything you might need to prepare a home cooked meal.

St Mary's Street: St Mary's Street has two award winning restaurants, Empires, a warm and inviting Turkish haven and Stac Polly, a beautifully decorated dining room serving exquisitely prepared Scottish delights. And local pubs the Waverley and the World’s End each have bags of character. There are supermarkets in the area but the closest grocery shop is just at the end of the road on the Royal Mile.

Beaches: Edinburgh’s closest beach is at Portobello, a 10-minute drive from the centre. A little further afield, within a 20-minute drive you will find Seton Sands and further still (40-minute drive) Aberdour's Silver Sands (my favourite beach in the area). The East Coast, within a 30-minute drive towards North Berwick, also has beautiful beaches to explore

Golf facilities: The home of golf, St Andrew's is a 90-minute drive away and well whether a visit whether you are a golf enthusiast or not. The golf course and University are world famous and the beaches are beautiful.

More Details
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Elspeth,



Thanks for the rent of the apartment. It was perfect for our 4 day break. Great location and warm after a days sightseeing in the cold air.



Once again thanks.



Michael
Feb 2010
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20 Reviews

4.4
based on 20 holidaymaker reviews

Manchester
5

Fabulous city Apartment!!

  • 5 of 5

Great location... lovely light and airy rooms... good bars and restaurants near by!

Would highly recommend this apartment to friends and family!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect access to downtown old city

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the old city and all of its shops, closes, and nooks and crannies--all thanks to the perfect location of this apartment. It was clean, safe, and comfortable, too. I highly recommend this property if you are seeking to explore the old city, and have close access to the "new" side of Edinburgh, as well. The owner was very accommodating, too, allowing us to leave our bags early so that we could explore the city the morning of our arrival--thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Just right - thank you!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in Edinburgh. We loved the apartment it was bright, warm and clean and in an excellent location right in the center and close to some fabulous bars and restaurants.

I highly recommend this place to anybody travelling to Edinburgh, you won't be disappointed. Thank you to our host Andrew, we will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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London, UK
4

Good Value - Recommend

  • 4 of 5

This flat isn't going to win any awards for interior design--it has the look and feel of a student/university flat. That being said, it was functional, comfortable, and the location is excellent, particularly if you don't have a car and are arriving via Waverley as it's less than a ten minute walk. We stayed 4 nights as a family (2 adults & 3 children) over a weekend and had no issues with street noise, etc. at night. Everything worked in the flat and there was little to complain about. I didn't notice it in the advertisement, but this flat is up on the second level so there are 4 flights of steps to climb and no lift. Fine for us but could be an issue for travellers who have a problem with stairs or carrying heavy luggage up and down. Overall, a very good value--we would definitely stay here again and will also recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family had a such a great time in Edinburgh.

The flat was perfectly located in the heart of city centre so everything was very close. The flat was very nice as well - we loved hanging out in the living room. Great place!

Communication with Elspeth was easy and she was very helpful. Thank you so much for everything! I'm sure I'll be back in Scotland soon. :)

V.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

4 of us stayed here on a girls' weekend away and it was perfect. The location is amazing. It is not the last word in luxury but is a typical student flat and did the job well. There are three double beds (one is a futon in living room) and a single. The front of the flat is noisy but you soon get used to it. There is a Tesco just round the corner where you can stock up on groceries and wine!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Edinburgh International Airport at 12 Miles Nearest Ferry : at 10 Miles Nearest Train : Waverley train station at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : at 10 Miles Car: not necessary

Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, just off the Royal Mile this home away from home is a wonderfully light and airy period property. The apartment offers unrivalled access to all that Edinburgh has to offer, amongst many others, the Castle, the Palace, John Knox’s House, St Giles' Cathedral and the Scottish Parliament are all within easy walking distance. There are some wonderful bars and restaurants in the local vicinity but if you want to dine at home our apartment boasts a fully equipped kitchen with everything you might need to prepare a home cooked meal.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low Season (Autumn)
5 Sep 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
From
£120
Fri,Sat,Sun
£430
£1,250
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Hogmanay
28 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£800
for 4 nights
From
£200
£800
 
 
Low season (Winter/Spring)
5 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
From
£120
Fri,Sat,Sun
£430
£1,250
 
 
High season
1 May 2017 - 30 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£280
for 2 nights
From
£140
From
£160
Fri,Sat,Sun
£530
£1,650
 
 
Festival
31 Jul 2017 - 28 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
£3,000
 
 
High Season (Sept '17)
29 Aug 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£280
for 2 nights
From
£140
From
£160
Fri,Sat,Sun
£530
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
From
£120
Fri,Sat,Sun
£430
£1,250
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Pet Fee £0

We charge between £10-£40 pounds extra for large groups (5 guests or more) to cover the additional costs of cleaning and maintenance.

Cash only if paying on arrival date. Bank transfer or cheques accepted if paying before arrival date. Please note late check-ins after 10pm and early check-outs before 8am will carry a surcharge of £20.

The booking deposit (25% of the total due) is 75% refunded 30 days or more before your date of entry in case of cancellation (with 25% forfeited to cover administrative costs).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • city centre

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed

Meals

  • Self-catering

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