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A lovely city apartment in a peaceful water-side location



Updated: 19-Oct-2016
A 1 bedroom flat sleeping 4 people a 15 minute walk from Princes Street

The property has just undergone a complete refurbishment and as such it has a fantastic fully equipped kitchen and open plan living room with patio doors opening out directly above the flowing water below. The wall-mounted flat screen TV provides you with multiple digital channels and there is a DVD player. There is a stylish, fully tiled shower room with twin head shower. There is one double bedroom and a second bedroom with bunk beds is available if required.

The location is wonderful as you feel as though you are out in the country however you are only a 15 minute walk from the hustle and bustle of Princes Street. In the immediate vicinity there is an excellent selection of wonderful bars, restaurants and shops.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Speaks English, French

16 Reviews

based on 16 holidaymaker reviews


Modern, clean and central

  • 5 of 5

Francois was very helpful upon arrival with a personal review of the lay-out and convenient details about the property and environs. Sitting room area was comfortable, TV was handy, and wi-fi was great. Two sets of keys made it nice, too.

Kitchen was complete - equipped with whatever we required. Includes all-in-one washer/dryer (strangely noisy all during the dry cycle - air in the drain/water pipe?) which was handy. Bath towels were fluffy and ample. Bathroom has warming towel bar, very effective shower, limited storage surfaces. Bed and pillows were very comfortable and bedroom had superior storage and lighting. The double bed is situated in a nook so one side of it is against the wall.

The location is superb - quiet yet extremely close to many cafes, pubs and stores. The flat overlooks the Water of Leith which is lovely, and immediately accessible to the path along it (we walked it all the way to Leith to go on the HRY Brittannia). We walked numerous times down to Princes St. and the Royal Mile area but there are busses as well. Excellent neighborhood from which to explore, and to come home to at the end of a long day. We highly recommend, and would not hesitate to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

The flat was modern, well-equipped, clean and comfortable. The setting is ideal for exploring Edinburgh by foot, with the city centre, botanic gardens and modern art gallery all within easy reach. Stockbridge is also a fantastic area to stay in, with gorgeous shops and restaurants.

My main reason for loving this flat is the fact that it overlooks the picturesque Water of Leith, and the only sound you can hear is the peaceful trickle of water.

I absolutely adored this flat and would not hesitate to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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California, USA

Adorable, peaceful apartment on the Water of Leith

  • 4 of 5

Stayed in the apartment for one week as part of our family vacation (2 adults, 2 children). We used the bunk bed room which gave plenty of space for 4 people. The apartment has a gorgeous view and you can hear the river from the flat. Very tranquil and quiet which is welcome after a long day sight-seeing. The flat has some updates that are attractive. Washer works well but the dryer is minimally effective. Some minor repairs are needed but I believe management is working on this. Francois was very attentive and helpful. Easy walking distance to shops, restaurants. It is about 1.5 mile walk to Princes Street though, so if you're hoping to stay in the middle of all the tourist activity, the walk can become a bit much (a taxi will cost about 7-8 pounds, and a bus stop is on the corner). But if you want to be able to retreat from the crowds, it is an excellent location. The Water of Leith path is a great walking path and also you are close to Inverleith Park, Royal Botanical Gardens, and Dean Bank Village. As some reviewers have noted, the outside of the building does not look particularly attractive, but the apartment itself is very well done. There is no lift in this building and the stairs are not well lit.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tromsø Norway

Very nice

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location in nice neighbourhood. Close to many cafe's and 2 supermarkets. Missing cutains in livingroom.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The convenient and peacefull Francois's property

  • 4 of 5

Francois's property is clear and very clean. Its location is very convenient near the city center in a very peacefull district.

François welcomed us ( my wife and me) warmly and gave us all the necessary information to start our visit of Edinburgh.

The flat is well equiped with a large dining room.

The bedroom is a little bit too narrow and the bed along the wall is not so comfortable for two.

Nevertheless we appreciated our stay in François's flat.

I would recommend François's property to friends who wanted stay some days in Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Putnam, CT

Lovely May visit

  • 5 of 5

This gorund floor flat was just as described! We came in late on a Thursday evening and Francois was waiting up to hand off the key. The flat is in a quiet and yet only a quick and convenient walk to the Stockbridge-area shops. Small market, pub & coffee house are right around the corner. The flat was clean, well maintained and provided a great site for the three day weekend stay in mid-May. The view of the River of Leith & the trail are as pictured, you can hear the river in the background. The flat is a 20 - 25 minute walk to the old town area. The walk was easy and afforded the opportunity to explore the city along the way.

Would definitely stay again! Thank you Francois for such a great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Train : Waverley Station at 1 Kilometres Car: not necessary

A charming location overlooking the Water of Leith within the Stockbridge area of the city. Many shops and restaurants are on the doorstep with Princes Street being a 15 minute walk away.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
18 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
New Year
28 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter Low
5 Jan 2017 - 28 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates may vary depending on the number of people staying and over Bank Holidays and sporting events so please contact me for an accurate price. If you want to make use of the second bedroom there may be an additional charge.
Discounts are available for longer stays.
The rate includes all taxes, gas, electricity, towels and bedding. There is no additional charge for cleaning.
Credit cards accepted.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 19-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • city centre
  • waterfront


  • botanical garden
  • restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Floor Area

  • 45 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed


  • Self-catering


  • Parking in our private garage can be made available upon request

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