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Flat in City Centre (Elegant Georgian Historic area)

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Flat in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK - Location with Great Views over New Town

Apartment very suited to groups with a large communal open plan space for cooking, dining and sitting. Triple sash windows in this room look over Drummond Place gardens and down to the sea. Bedrooms are large, light and beautifully furnished. All bedrooms to the rear of the property meaning no street noise and a peaceful nights sleep.

Main train station and main shopping area 5 mins walk away. Airport bus drop off also 5 mins walk away.

abbey arkotxa
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About abbey arkotxa

My husband and I met as students at Edinburgh University and have always loved the city. We moved back to Scotland 2 years ago and now run a small property rental and development business.

We now live on a sheep farm north of Edinburgh with our young family but regularly visit the city to enjoy all it has to offer.

We enjoy finding flats in Edinburgh that we know to be in excellent locations and which we enjoy staying in ourselves.

We buy good quality furniture and fittings that we enjoy using and looking at ourselves and strive for very high standards of cleanliness from the firm of professional cleaners we employ.

We started renting to holiday makers in April 09 and have had extremely positive feedback about how lovely our flats are to stay in.

abbey arkotxa purchased this apartment in 2009

Why abbey arkotxa chose Edinburgh

We have always aspired to own a beautiful Georgian flat in the best part of Edinburgh's the New Town.

We bought this flat in July 2008 and in conjunction with Historic Scotland and a local architect, have carried out a complete renovation, restoring many original features and a sense of grandeur to what was a tired old rental property.

We love the vibrancy of the location - it is just a few minutes walk to George Street, Princes St and St Andrew's Square and all the major Art Galleries and Theatres. In spite of the central location it is a very peaceful flat as it looks on to Drummond Place Gardens.

What makes this apartment unique

Broughton Street is a minute's walk from the flat and is crammed full of lovely restaurants, cafes and bars which are open throughout the day.

The best feature of our flat has to be the large open plan area. To achieve this we knocked a wall down and now have 3 large sash windows that let in the morning sun and give wonderful views across the gardens and the New Town. This is great space to socialise and relax. The bedrooms are all to the back and top of the flat which means they pick up all the afternoon sun and are far removed from any street noise. Enjoy!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We've had a brilliant trip to the Fringe. Thank you Abbey for fabulous service and your help in making our stay so enjoyable. Super flat in an excellent location. Perfect. *****." Janet (The Malmesbury Girls).

"Wonderful long weekend in Edinburgh. The flat is fantastic; one of the best we have stayed in in Europe. Will definitely recommend!" Tami & Mike Reiss

"Amazing accommodation, well placed for town. We loved it and we'll be back." Chatwin and Howell families.
Sep 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in New Town in Edinburgh and Lothians

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Main bathroom has large bath, 'rain shower' style shower, sink and WC. Underfloor heating and towel rail. En-suite WC has loo and sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom: Enormous room with ensuite WC. Window seat and great views. Can be twin or King size bed. Bedroom 2: Twin or King size bed. Bedroom 3: Double bed (upstairs).
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside: No allocated parking but plenty of pay and display bays (further info. on cheapest ones to use given at the time of booking). Long stay car park 5 minutes walk away next to John Lewis. Utility Room: Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels included. Servicing of the apartment can be arranged at extra cost for longer stays. Other: Kitchen, dining and living area is large and open plan. It is the heart of the apartment and is beautifully light and spacious with high ceilings and chandeliers. Perfect for socialising and accommodating larger groups (but no stag/hen parties please).

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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)


Lovely flat in a great location

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The flat was centrally located and very spacious for our party of 5. We loved the big windows and the living room was very comfortable. We would definitely recommend to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment within easy reach of the city centre

  • 5 of 5

Myself and four friends stayed for a few days, we all loved the apartment which was beautifully presented and had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. We didn't want to leave and have already decided that we will come back again. Thanks Abbey for letting us stay, your apartment is just perfect for an enjoyable break in Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very spacious,light and airy, warm, beautifully presented and clean. Bedrooms have no traffic noise

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent christmas and new year in this lovely apartment and had a superb time brilliant that the bedrooms face the back gardens and so no traffic noise at all, it is well kitted out,dishwasher came in so handy for 6 of us, everything looked very new and not at all run down or tired.The christmas tree had even been put up for us on arrival ! Lovely family apartment and so close to all that's "happening " in this lovely city. We all agreed we chose the best! Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great stay, everything we needed. Short walk to city centre with lots of Restuarants and shops near.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely flat, very spacious.

Decor lovely. Appreciated toiletries and fluffy white towels and comfy beds.

Singing kettle too.

Easy to find, only 5 - 10 minutes walk to George St and beyond.Great location.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable flat, within walking distance to city center

  • 5 of 5

Walking distance to old town/city center, there was plenty of space for the 5 adults. The beds were comfortable. Abbey was great to work with. She responded quickly to any questions we had.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and well equipped.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was in a great location and was very well equipped.

Really easy to collect keys and drop off at end of stay. Worked really well as I was travelling with a friend and we had our four sons visiting the festival. Lovely large lounge dining area which was a great place for us all to hang out at the end of the day.

Only comment would be that single beds felt very small.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Hogmanay 2017
30 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner for details.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner for details.

Notes on prices:
Prices vary from £175-£350 per night depending upon the day of the week and season (e.g. Friday and Saturdays more expensive than Sun-Thurs. Festivals and holiday periods also command higher rates).

Discounts are available for last minute booking and long stays.

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