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Flat in City Centre (Elegant Georgian Historic area)



Updated: 06-Sep-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish

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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23 Reviews

based on 23 holidaymaker reviews


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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely flat , great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the flat for our visit to the fringe . Flat was beautifully renovated and very clean and well equipped . Abbey was very friendly and helpful . Would definitely stay there again .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great flat in New Town

  • 4 of 5

Property was wonderfully equpped, bright, and spacious. Note that it is top floor flat without a lift, so you will need to haul baggage by hand. Fastest wifi we have ever had, which is important for our kids.

It was a solid 10 minute uphill hike to Waverly, so don't underestimate Edinburgh's hills! Within 5 minutes of several coffee shops and pubs. We had a nice Sunday roast beef dinner at the Cumberland, only a block away.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay and the wifi. I'm afraid Edinburgh and indeed most of Scotland, is hilly. There's not much to be done about that. To be fair it is only 5 mins uphill to St Andrew's Square then once you go across the square (on the flat) it is then downhill to Waverly.
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Loved Our Stay Here

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect apartment for our family of 4 adults and 1 child. The apartment is warm and spacious with all the amenities we expected and more. The rooms were comfortable and full of light from the huge windows. The kitchen and living room space was perfect for morning breakfasts and evening relaxation after a long day of exploring. We were pleasantly surprised by how quiet the building and street were. The apartment location was ideal for exploring the city centre on foot. We hope we can come back for a visit again one day. We noted in other reviews that the apartment is on the top floor and were prepared for the stairs, so a bit of extra exercise with luggage and groceries. The owner was very good with questions and information before and upon our arrival, appreciated. We did have a car rental for our last couple of days and found the nearby street parking to be free overnight and easy to find a spot, which worked perfect as we were out and about during the day.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests


Triple sash windows in this room look over Drummond Place gardens and down to the sea.


Edinburgh airport has a bus service which drops off in the city centre. The flat is a 8 minute walk from the main drop off point. It is a 4 minute walk from the tram stop which will carry passengers from the airport to the city centre once it is up and running.

Further Details:

Situated in the city centre. Within walking distance of everywhere you could wish to go.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Hogmanay 2016
30 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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 £195-£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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 06-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

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!

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • 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
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • 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).

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


  • 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).

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