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Stunning Upper Apartment Of Large Victorian Villa In Quiet Conservation Area.

Bedrooms 4
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

Apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland - Quiet Location With Ease Of Access To The City Centre, Holyrood Park And Major Festival Venues

Stunning large upper flat for up to 7 persons in quiet location. Many major bus routes and amenities including golf courses close by. An ideal base if visiting the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe. Many Fringe venues are within a 15 minute walk.

Ian and Sheila McLeish
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Ian and Sheila McLeish

Ian and Sheila McLeish have owned the property in a quietly hidden Conservation Area of Edinburgh for many years. During much of this time however they have lived and worked abroad mainly in Central America and The Sultanate of Oman. They love living in this part of the city which is extremely quiet with a true sense of community but with ease of access to both Holyrood Park where they spend much time walking with their black labrador, Monty and also to the city which is a short distance away.

Ian and Sheila McLeish purchased this apartment in 1980

Why Ian and Sheila McLeish chose Prestonfield

Our property is located in the Blacket Conservation Area, a small area encompassing 5 streets built in both Georgian and early Victorian times in the grounds of the now demolished Newington House in what was to become the first southern suburb of the city of Edinburgh. Lying between two major arterial roads, the area is extremely quiet with very little through traffic. However, there a large number of bus routes only a short walk away with routes which will take you to most areas of Edinburgh.

If you prefer more outdoor pursuits, Arthurs Seat ( the mountain within a city) and Salisbury Crags are within easy walking distance and golf is available at Priestfield Golf Club.

The completely refurbished Commonwealth Swimming Pool is 5 minutes walk away.This should reopen in the spring of 2012.

What makes this apartment unique

The houses of this area are very fine examples of Georgian and Victorian architecture.

Number 9 Dryden Place was built in the 1860s and has a wealth of Victorian features, high ceilings, large rooms, intricate cornicing and working shutters.Careful upgrading however, ensures a well designed kitchen/dining room with all fitted modern appliances and bath / shower rooms.

The house was divided many years ago and the property available for rent forms the upper 2 floors of this large building. The views from the windows to the front of the house are quite spectacular, looking onto the hills of Holyrood Park. To the back, the views are over the gardens of Blacket to the Pentland Hills beyond.

The city centre, the hills and many local amenities make this a great place to work and play!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Prestonfield in Edinburgh

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Main floor - Family bathroom with bath and overhead shower, toilet and wash basin Upper floor - Shower room with shower, wash basin and toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Main floor - Bedroom 1 1 double bedroom - double bed Bedroom 2 1 single bedroom - single bed Upper floor -Bedroom 3 1 double bedroom - double bed Bedroom 4 1 double bedroom
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: This is a property furnished to a high standard. It is not a suitable venue for stag/hen weekends. Do ask for a quotation for your stay - discounts are often available depending on your group size and time of the year. The prices displayed are for groups of up to 7 people. Outside: This property does not have any outside area. Utility Room: The washer/drier is in the kitchen. Ironingboard and iron are in the hall cupboard. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are provided. The property is cleaned thoroughly at changeover day. Other: There is a delightful wood-lined study on the upper floor which overlooks Arthurs Seat.


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Stunning Upper Apartment Of Large Victorian Villa In Quiet Conservation Area.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews

Great apartment in a great location and VGVFM

  • 4 of 5

This was the perfect base for a group of six to explore Edinburgh from. It has everything anyone would need and great views of Arthur’s Seat as well. We would recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Craig for your kind review of your stay at No 9. We did enjoy meeting you all and hope we will see you again. Best wishes Sheila and Ian McLeish
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Fabulous views

  • 5 of 5

This is the kind of place you debate not reviewing because it’s too wonderful - you don’t want to find it booked up the next time you are back! Lovely apartment- great space and well equipped kitchen. Ian and Sheila were great hosts. The area is like a little village between two main roads with frequent buses to town. Arthur’s Seat is visible from many of the rooms and it’s only half an hour walk to the top!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a review! Thank you so very much Sheila and Ian
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Great location, roomy apartment

  • 5 of 5

The flat was huge, well equipped (particularly given we were travelling with two babies) and in a great location. Sheila was a fantastic hostess!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you really enjoyed your stay at No 9. It was a pleasure to meet you all including the babies!
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Great place to stay in Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

Very large apartment exactly as described. A convenient location on a quiet street. Only a short bus or taxi ride into town, with Arthur's Seat in full view from the lounge. Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, Nigel. Delighted that you were able to celebrate your important birthdays in style! It was great to meet you all and look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes Sheila
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Lovely property in a lovely part of Edinburgh !!

  • 5 of 5

The property is spacious, very well appointed , comfortable and has everything you could need .

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Catherine and Ron Delighted that you really enjoyed your stay at No 9. It is always lovely to get such positive feedback. Thank you for coming and do hope we may see you again. With my best wishes Sheila
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Lovely spacious property in a good location to visit the city.

  • 5 of 5

Great stay.Well equipped apartment in a quiet and peaceful location.

Good bus links to city centre and all its attractions.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Salisbury Arms
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Waverley Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Salisbury Arms
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


The beach at Portobello is a 10 minute drive away.

Other East Lothian beaches can be reached within 30 minutes.


Edinburgh Airport now has flights from many parts of UK, Europe and the USA.

Edinburgh Waverley Train Station is in the city centre and a short taxi or bus ride away.

Further Details:

There are numerous restaurants, pubs and takeaways in the immediate local area.

The Edinburgh Commonwealth Swimming Pool is completing a total refurbishment and due to reopen in 2012. It is a 5 minute walk away.

There are many small supermarkets and bank/cash machines locally.

This is an ideal base if visiting students at the Pollock Halls of Residence.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required on confirming your booking reservation. The balance plus a cleaning deposit of £50.00 must be paid within 8 weeks of arrival.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day.
Departures should be by 10.00am and arrivals after 4.00 pm unless otherwise arranged.

Notes on prices:
Please contact the owners if you wish to discuss the rental rates for a stay of longer than 2 days.
Discounts may be available, do ask for a quotation.
Prices shown are for groups of up to 7 people. Smaller groups will be cheaper.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.