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Stylish Studio Apartment In Edinburgh's Historic "New Town" Area



Updated: 20-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

Quite studio apartment in Edinburgh (New Town) 5 Mins Walk town centre

A stylish and relaxing place to escape in Scotland’s capital, the 'City Bothy' is situated in Edinburgh’s "New Town", one of the city's most famous historic districts. This studio apartment is a 5-minute walk from Princes St and many of the city’s best shops, restaurants, galleries and other tourist attractions. 'Bothy' in Scots means a small mountain refuge, but you won’t have to rough it. We’ve tried to create the kind of place we would like to stay ourselves: white cotton bedding, a good kingsize-bed, attractive contemporary decoration and modern conveniences such as free wi-fi, a dishwasher and flatscreen TV. This ground floor apartment consists of an open-plan living and dining space with a bedroom area off it. There is also a separate full-sized bathroom, with power shower over the bath. Facilities include a well-equipped kitchen (including electric oven, microwave, gas hob, dishwasher), free wi-fi internet access and a 32-inch flatscreen television with Freeview and DVD player.

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About the Owner

Adrian Turpin
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2017

About Adrian Turpin

I work for a charitable organisation in the arts and literary sector in Scotland.

Adrian Turpin purchased this apartment in 8

6 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


A Sweet Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

I loved staying in this flat!

It's cozy, clean, and convenient. I'm 20 and I traveled by myself for a two-week holiday in Edinburgh at the end of January and I never had a problem.


-Location: The Bothy is located in a secluded apartment courtyard in New Town. It is a convenient 20 minute walk from all the big sites in Edinburgh and even less if you want to take the bus (which is a quick and inexpensive way to get around town.)

The flat is right around the corner from a Sainsbury's (local grocery store) so whenever I needed groceries I would take a 2 minute walk and get them. There's also tons of cafe's and shopping just a couple streets down. It's a 15 minute walk to the Bus Station and 20 minutes to the Edinburgh Waverly Train Station.

-Cleanliness: The apartment was spotlessly clean when I got there. All the appliances worked great and the heater worked well and could easily be turned on and off. The shower had great water pressure (which is super important to me!) and the bed had crisp, clean linens on it and it was so comfortable! It felt like a hotel where I could cook! The kitchen was stocked with pots, pans, and any other utensils I needed.

- Wifi: FREE WIFI!! It's amazing how much you appreciate it when you don't have phone service.

- Communication: The owner responded to quickly to all of my emails since I didn't have phone service. He was so accommodating. At one point my internet connection slowed and I contacted him. Right away he got in contact with the company and resolved the problem. It was great! He's a great guy.


- I really didn't have any issues the whole time I was there. The only thing I would suggest to visitors would be, if you're coming in the wintertime, come dressed for the weather. Buy a STURDY umbrella. I LOVED being in Edinburgh in the Wintertime. Everyone said in the summer there's a lot of people and it's more expensive to travel in the summer. Although it was rainy some days and a little cold I just made sure I was prepared for it... The city is kind of romantic in the rain anyway. :)

Thoughts: I would highly recommend going to Edinburgh. It's a beautiful city and I loved exploring. I'm sure in the summer it's amazing but I loved not being crowded and the lower flight prices! :) The flat was so worth having! I would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Felt Like Home

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I spent Christmas at this apartment and loved every second of it. Photos and description are accurate. Appliances were sufficient however there was not a washing machine. Very spacious and comforting. Quiet apartment complex and easy to get to though the upstairs neighbors were noisy late at night. Fast internet connection.

Property Manger and the local affiliate were very responsive and kind.

Property was spotless and had more than enough dishes, soaps, cleaning supplies etc. Sheets were fresh and bed was comfortable. The water was hot and the heater worked very well.

This little space was very cozy and quaint. Perfect for a couple and if we ever return we will be booking here again. I would 100% recommend this place to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect City Escape

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic apartment in the heart of Edinburgh, it’s small but has everything you want and need for a couples get away. The apartment was clean and well-furnished; the owner was nice and quick to answer to any questions that we had. I 100% recommend this as a place to stay

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous accommodation and location.

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from 4 days in this flat in Edinburgh. A marvellous time was had due to the weather, beautiful city and great accommodation. The location allowed us to see the New Town as well as Stockbridge, Inverleith and other lovely areas on our walk to Leith. It is extremely convenient to all the traditionally visited spots. We walked everywhere! We liked the ability to make breakfasts and pack a lunch. We also had dinner here one evening. There is no shortage of convenient food and specialty shops nearby as well as pubs and restaurants. The Stand Comedy Club is a 5 minute walk, Usher Hall/Traverse theatre is a 10 minute walk. The size, ambience,layout, kitchen and amenities , cleanliness, comfortable bed, and convenience make it highly worthy of recommendation. We would absolutely return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just perfect !!!!

  • 5 of 5

A real find! The flat is lovely, bright, well furnished, centrally located.We loved our stay here and hope to come back soon. Adrian is quick and helpful with his replies. Couldn't ask for a better place to stay in Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb central cosy apartment

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful 21st century bothy with eclectic vintage charm and all the modern amenities you could need. I booked this bothy for my husbands 30th birthday weekend away as he is a great fan of alternative 'hotels' and we couldn't have been more delighted. Just minutes from the bustle of Princes St in a delightful suburban setting; our favourite Stockbridges cafes were literally on the door step too. The City Bothy is spacious, sunny, contemporary studio apartment with beautiful retro furnishings. An ideal residence for exploring Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Edinburgh Airport at 13 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Within 100m. Kay's Bar and Iglu Nearest Train : Edinburgh Waverley Station at 1.2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Various within 100m Nearest Beach : Portobello at 7 Kilometres Car: not necessary


The nearest beach to Edinburgh is at Portobello, east of the city centre. This is easily reached by bus or taxi. If you're heading that way, make sure you stop off at Portobello's old Victorian swimming baths for a steam or sauna in lovely tiled surroundings (Glenogle Baths is a similar heritage swimming pool 10 minutes' walk from the apartment, in Stockbridge).


The apartment is a 15-minute walk (£6 / 8-minute approx taxi ride) from Edinburgh's main Waverley train station. If you're coming by air, a taxi from the airport costs around £20. Alternatively, you can take a bus to Princes Street (£5 return) and either walk, or take a taxi (around £5) from there. Glasgow city centre is a 45 minute train ride away from Waverley Station.


Princes St/George St - main shopping /restaurant area - 5 minute walk

National Gallery of Scotland 10 minute walk

National Portrait Gallery 10 minute-walk

Traverse and Lyceum Theatres 10-minute walk

Usher Hall (classical music) 10-minute walk.

Edinburgh Castle and Royal Mile 20-25 minute walk

During the Edinburgh Festival, the apartment is within walking distance of the Edinburgh International Book Festival and the Assembly Rooms, as well as many other venues.

Further Details:

Within a 2-minute walk of the apartment, there is a selection of excellent cafes, a very good organic restaurant/bar (Iglu), a good Thai restuarant, a historic pub (Kays Bar) and two late-opening supermarkets (a Sainsbury's local and the independent Margiotta, which also has a free cashpoint). Down the hill a 5-minute walk, is Stockbridge village, which has a range of restaurants and services; up the hill 5 minutes are George Street and Princes St, which has the city's widest selection of bars, restaurants and shops.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Standard 1
2 Mar 2017 - 3 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Edinburgh Festival
4 Aug 2017 - 28 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Standard 2
29 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Off peak autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Hogmanay and Xmas
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Flat fee component £98

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made by email or phone. Payment is made by cheque to the owner, bank transfer or Paypal if preferred (eg for overseas visitors). A deposit of 1/3 of the total rent must be paid on booking. This is non-refundable should the booking be cancelled. The remainder is due at least a month before arrival. Parking can be provided by arrangement at no extra cost.

Changeover Day:
Arrival is usually after 3pm and departure by 11am.

Notes on prices:
We are happy to accept stays of various lengths, as long as they are of more than 3 days (ie you don't need to book for 7-days or 3-days). In exceptional cases we may accept 2-day stays.

We request 50% on booking with the balance payable one month before arrival. Holidaymakers can pay by cheque or bank transfer with details provided on booking. We also accept PayPal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 20-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
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  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • city centre
  • town


  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Contemporarily decorated bathroom with a modern white suite and power shower over the bath.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (Studio Apartment) Notes on bedrooms: Sleeping area with comfortable king-size bed, set off main living room. Though the apartment strictly only sleeps 2, there is also a double sofa-bed available on request for those who would rather not share a bed.


  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: We're happy to welcome visitors with babies or a small child, though we don't offer a cot. The apartment looks out onto a quiet, shared courtyard which has some nice planting and benches to sit out on. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Price includes all towels, bedlinen, utilities (electricity, heating, hot water) and a welcome pack (including tea, sugar, coffee and fresh milk). The property is serviced, with towel and linen change, once a week.

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