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Elegant, spacious, luxury flat in South Edinburgh

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Ground Floor Flat In Peaceful Location With Excellent Access To City Centre

Outstanding, elegant and extremely spacious three-bedroomed ground floor apartment set in a quiet, leafy, residential area with free parking. As well as a fully equipped kitchen and adjoining dining room this flat features a large, sunny lounge, a master bedroom and en suite bathroom with corner bath and power shower, a further double and twin bedroom, a second bathroom with power shower, and a separate utility room. Each bedroom has plenty of cupboard and drawer space, comfortable beds and quality bed linen. There is a small south-facing, shared garden with seating. Guests are greeted with a welcome pack of local treats. The apartment is located near Morningside for shops, cafes and restaurants as well as the Dominion cinema. The Merchants golf course is on the doorstep and Craiglockhart Hill provides excellent walks with amazing views across the city. Ample free parking as well as excellent bus links to the city centre make this the perfect holiday base. We welcome children over the age of 8 as the flat has many pale soft furnishings and ornaments.

Celia Scott
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Celia Scott

This apartment is our Edinburgh home which we live in during the winter months of the year. During the summer, which we spend in France, we let the apartment to holiday makers and business visitors. The Steils is a lovely home for us but it is also the perfect holiday base for visitors from which to explore the wonderful city of Edinburgh. Our family takes care of the lettings, looks after the property and keeps the flat fresh and welcoming for our guests.

Celia Scott purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Celia Scott chose Edinburgh

This is a beautiful property and guests love the fact that it is set up as a home rather than a rental property. It is extremely spacious and the location is quiet, residential, and lush and green while being perfectly located for visiting Edinburgh or the surrounding areas.

What makes this apartment unique

This flat has tall and elegant ceilings, large and spacious rooms, and views from the windows over beautifully landscaped gardens.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at this property for a month, visiting family and organizing a surprise 80th birthday for my brother. My husband brought his golf clubs and had the time of his life, just walking across the street to the Merchant's Golf Course, and going with my nephews, relatives to play at the other Courses in close proximity. The flat was so spacious, we kept getting lost as to what room we were going into!! Huge kitchen, which was terrific for all the large family dinner parties we held, and wonderfully large living room for the same reason. It would have been nice to have Cable and more stations on the TV as most of the programs had limited interest for us. Great to have an internet link, but the solid stone walls of the building made it difficult to get reception on our laptop occasionally. Otherwise the flat was in tip-top shape, more kitchenware than anyone could ever use. Lots of towels, linens, etc. Great location to jump on a bus right outside the door into town, without all the noise and traffic one endures living in the city center. We have stayed in really upscale properties in the heart of Edinburgh in the past, but after staying at the Steils, with comparable pricing, larger accommodation, access to golf, transportation, shops, restaurants etc., we will not hesitate to rebook this flat when we return next year, as we are currently planning to do.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Edinburgh in City of Edinburgh

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • town
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , This bathroom has a large corner bath.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This shower room was refurbished in 2016.
  • Ensuite bathroom to master bedroom with corner bath, power shower over, bidet and WC. Bathroom 2 with shower enclosure, power shower and WC. Each bathroom has a radiator and extractor fan or window.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , This master bedroom has an en suite with corner bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Each freshly decorated bedroom has plentiful wardrobe/drawer space, comfortable beds, quality bedlinen and soft towels, carpets and radiators. Bedroom 1 - master bedroom with king-size bed and en suite Bedroom 2 - queen size bed Bedroom 3 - twin beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
The apartment has its own dedicated parking space and there are plenty of free visitor spaces as well.


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Elegant, spacious, luxury flat in South Edinburgh
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

A truly beautiful apartment! Quite spacious with more than enough room for our group of four. Spotlessly clean, great kitchen with anything you could want and a laundry room with separate washer and dryer, which is really quite nice. Also, important to my husband, plenty of towels! In a quiet residential area, it was a great base from which to tour Edinburgh. Only a quick walk around the corner and you are at the bus station, which has regular service. Five minutes and you are at shops and restaurants or continue on to the city center.

Thank you to Celia and her daughter, who were gracious, very helpful with any and all questions and a pleasure to work with. We loved our stay! This was the first time I booked with Home Away and could not be happier!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely and spacious

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful time - great base to explore the city and surroundings

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, spacious, clean, quiet, connected

  • 5 of 5

Owners were very helpful with questions and orientation. This place easily accommodated my family of five. Quiet neighborhood and easy to get to from the airport. Elegant accommodations and a great home ase to explore Edinburgh and central Scotland. Would rent again from this gracious team. Thank you for a wonderful vacation setting. And the Internet worked well.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious and gracious flat in woodsy setting

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed sharing this space since there was so much room! We are 2 couples plus a mom and daughter, from the US and Netherlands.

The kitchen table had room for all of us to gather at the end of our busy days, and the living room/sitting room is enormous. Each bedroom felt private and removed from the rest of the flat. Having 2 full bathrooms for group of 6 added to our comfort and ease.

The kitchen is fully furnished and easy to use; we loved it. Household furnishings were gracious and comfortable.

We had no car and took the bus into town -- a bus stop just steps away made this easy. It took 25-30 minutes to get to the center. Some visitors may prefer to have a car, however.

Celia and her daughter Caroline were helpful, patient and responsive to our questions and concerns. We all enjoyed our stay at the flat and agree we highly recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent accommodation for a party of 5 adults

  • 5 of 5

We chose The Steils for its immaculate accommodation and good links to the city of Edinburgh and surrounding areas - we were not disappointed. The apartment is spacious, elegant and quiet and the owner could not have been more helpful. We would highly recommend this property as an excellent destination when visiting Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5 Star plus

  • 5 of 5

The property is as described on this web site. The apartment is in a very nice neighbourhood., a short walk to the local shops pubs and restaurants. , and to the Braid Hills ,there is also a very good bus service, which also goes to the town centre.

We found everything very clean and in very good condition. and the whole house had a very relaxing atmosphere.

.The owner was very helpful before and during our stay.

We were a group of five, and had plenty of room for luggage, clothes etc.,a very well equipped kitchen, plenty of hot water and towels.

I would recommend here to anyone, we were a group of very grown up people, and it was really wonderful to be there. .

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7.6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
The Hermitage Bar
Nearest Ferry
6.4 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.6 Miles
Merchants Golf Course
Nearest Train
4.1 Miles
Waverley Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
City of Edinburgh Bypass A720
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Morningside restaurants
Nearest Beach
6.4 Miles


East Lothian provides a number of outstanding beaches for walks, picnics and swimming (if the weather permits) including Gullane, North Berwick and Dunbar. These are 40-60 minutes by car from the apartment. Cramond beach, to the north of the city and a 20 minute drive away, provides a lovely long walk along the seafront. There is also a causeway out to Cramond Island which is covered at high tide and a delightful tearoom in the tiny harbour.


Edinburgh airport is 15-20 minutes by car. Use of a car is recommended but not essential as an excellent bus service, which is a two minute walk from the apartment, links us to the city centre and the main Edinburgh attractions including Morningside, Bruntsfield, the university area, the Old Town and Royal Mile, the New Town and Princes Street, Canonmills and Stockbridge.


Nearest shops are a 10 minute walk, Morningside is a 10 minute bus journey or 3 minute car journey away with shops, cafes, restaurants and the Dominion Cinema. The city centre is a 20 minute bus journey away or 10 minute car drive. The apartment is perfectly situated for access to the city centre or the surrounding countryside and is a five minute drive from the city bypass.

Further Details:

The area is exceptionally well served with shops, banks, a post office, restaurants, cafes, delicatessens, bakers and gift shops all in the local Morningside and Bruntsfield areas. Several supermarkets are within a five minute drive including Waitrose, Marks and Spencers, Tesco and Morrisons. The Dominion Cinema providing an old-fashioned cinema experience is easily reached as are many of Edinburgh's other cinemas, theatres and concert venues making the apartment an excellent base for Edinburgh's various Festivals. For those seeking fresh air and amazing views the apartment is a few minutes walk from Craiglockhart Hill which commands panoramic views of Edinburgh. Blackford Hill, Braid Hill and the Pentland Hills also offer beautiful walks and excellent views and are very near at hand as is the Braidburn Park.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Standard rate
14 Apr 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High season
28 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
A 50% deposit is requested when placing the booking. The remaining 50% is due 6 weeks before arrival. A refundable deposit of £300 per rental week is required to cover any damage to the property or contents.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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