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Beautiful Apartment On The Edge Of Edinburgh’s Historic New Town

Bedrooms 4
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment in Stockbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland - Only 15 Minutes Walk From The City Centre

The property is a 'double upper' villa (the apartment covers the 1st and 2nd floors of the property), built in the 19th century with period features throughout including a coal fire which is a lovely treat during the winter. Although a traditional property it is equipped for the modern traveller with WiFi and broadband internet access and we offer a selection of books, videos and DVDs for use during our guest's stay. The property would suit groups of couples or families as it is a flexible accommodation and we also offer a high chair and travel cot for families with toddlers. Although we are close to the city centre the Upper Villa is in a predominantly residential area which means a peaceful nights sleep! We have a fantastic selection of local shops, bars and restaurants which cater for the hungry traveller!

Property Manager
Rona Ounsley
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Rona Ounsley

I have lived in Edinburgh since 1983 - came to study, met my husband and the rest of history! Until recently I ran my own letting business but have decided to concentrate on the holiday lets business as I love meeting new people. We have lived in Stockbridge since 1999, and love the area with its selection of shops, bars and restaurants.

Rona Ounsley purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Rona Ounsley chose Stockbridge

Located in the Stockbridge area of Edinburgh, on the boundary of the UNESCO World Heritage site, the property is ideally situated for Edinburgh’s Financial District, the historic Old and New Towns and the majority of other facilities in Scotland’s fantastic Capital City.

Stockbridge itself has a wide variety of shops, delicatessens, restaurants and bars located minutes from the property. Princes Street and the city centre are approximately a 15 minute walk from the property.

What makes this apartment unique

The property has an impressive and spacious drawing room with original features, a real fire and a dining area. There is a TV (with Virgin Media), Video and DVD player in the drawing room for those evenings you want a quiet night in. Wireless and Broadband internet are also available. We offer a well equipped kitchen and a shower room with toilet and a bathroom which also has a shower and toilet. There is a washer dryer, ironing board and iron available. Finally we have 4 bedrooms, all with a double or king sized bed and there are 2 day single day beds in the larger bedrooms. Each bedroom has a alarm clock and a hair-dryer.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Guest: Gerald and Janet - USA

Date of Stay: 11/22/10 Review Submitted: 04/26/11

Thank you Rona for your hospitality. We had a great time in lovely Edinburgh and your flat was located centrally - helped our excursions

Guest: David, Maureen, David Christine and Alison - USA

Date of Stay: 12/27/10 Review Submitted: 04/26/11

This is our 2nd time back at Upper Villa. It was just as great as we remembered - we will return! Thanks again


Guest: Froggies & Aussies(FRANCE)

Date of Stay: 05/28/11 Review Submitted: 06/05/11

Party of nine with four kids aged 7 to 12, French and Australian. We had a wonderful time beginning with Rona and Howard's nice welcome (also bread, milk and cheese for us in the house). The house is beautiful, plenty of space. Very well located, close to city centre and to many amenities. We went out in Edinburgh either walking, either by bus (bus stop near the house).
May 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Stockbridge in Edinburgh

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room (beside Bedroom 1) With shower, toilet and sink Bathroom (beside bedrooms 2, 3 and 4) with bath, shower and sink
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - king sized bed, 1 single day bed Bedroom 2 - king sized bed, 1 single day bed Bedroom 3 - Double Bed Bedroom 4 - Double Bed.
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Utility Room: We have a combined washer/dryer, iron and ironing board. There are racks to dry any clothing that can't be tumble dried. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We provide bed linen and towels. We do a changeover during stays of over 1 week. (more can be arranged if required.) The property is cleaned at this point as well.


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Beautiful Apartment On The Edge Of Edinburgh’s Historic New Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Beautiful apartment

  • 5 of 5

Seven of us stayed at Upper villa for 3 nights. It is beautiful. There is lots of space and has everything you need. It is ideally situated in an area that has easy access to local transport and local shops. The owners are lovely. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review. It really does help! Thanks for the chocolates as well - they were much appreciated!
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Perfect place for a large group, everything you need is here, a complete home from home.

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of ladies celebrating a 30th birthday. Apartment is in easy walking distance to city centre or a taxi is just £6-7 from Waverley station. It is huge and easy accommodated 8 of us, spotlessly clean and lovely little touches like a loaf of bread and milk on arrival. Would definitely recommend 😀

  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a wonderful stay. Great location and lovely apartment. Was even better than advertized.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is nicely furnished and the hostess had provided some perishable items such as bread & milk as well as several staples. Easy public transport to old town took us to Royal Mile in 15 minutes.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review.and I am glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Excellent weekend

  • 5 of 5

Lovely comfortable appt owners left basic foods in fridge very thoughtful good position able to walk into city

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious bright comfortable apartment. The pictures don't do it justice.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is just beautiful. We could easily have stayed for a month or more! The rooms are spacious and bright, and the beds comfortable. The kitchen is really equipped and there is a big dining table for eating in or enjoying takeaway

All the convenience and activity of Stockbridge is just a cobbled street away and Princes Street a lovely 15 minute walk.


  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review. It makes all the difference to know that guests have enjoyed their stay at The Upper Villa.
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  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay, a short walk into Stockbridge and into the west end of the city. Very clean and comfortable accommodation. Great for a relaxed evening in and a leisurely breakfast. Lovely lounge and dining room.

Rona was very well organised about arrival and had everything set out for us. A definite one to return to.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again!
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Edinburgh Airport (Travel by Taxi, Tram or Bus)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Bon Vivant
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Waverley Station
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Scran & Scally
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Fairmilehead Ski Slope
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Portobello Beach (Travel by Bus or Car)
Car: not necessary


30 mins drive to Portobello Beach


We are 20/30 mins walk from Wavereley and Haymarket stations. (Taxis are available at both stations)

We are situated 8 miles from Edinburgh airport where there is an airport bus that can take you to city centre or plenty of taxis are available.


We are 30 mins walk to the Old Town of Edinburgh (Castle, Holyrood Palace, Royal Mail).

We are 5 mins from one of the access points to the Water of Leith Walkway.

We are 10 mins from the botanical gardens.

Most attractions are a short bus ride from the apartment

Further Details:

There are a good selection of shops in Stockbridge (a couple are open until 11pm) with excellent butchers, bakers and gift stores. For those keen on looking at 2nd hand shops we have a wide selection of excellent shops offering clothes books and records.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
All guests have to complete a booking form. There is a non returnable £100 deposit payable at the time of booking and the balance due has to be paid on or before arrival

Changeover Day:
Check in is 4pm and checkout is 11am. We can be flexible if there are no proceeding or following guests. We can also offer luggage storage

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.