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Converted Church Apartment In Central Edinburgh Location

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Apartment in Edinburgh, Lothians, Scotland - Tranquil Retreat In The Heart Of Edinburgh, Two Minutes Walking Distance From The City's West End

Caledonian Church Apartment combines the comfort of a newly fitted living space with the charm and tranquil character of the second and third floor of the original church. Located in the heart of Edinburgh, you will find easy access to the beauty and excitement of the capital of Scotland. The security entry phone gives access to a communal hall and stairs shared with only three other flats. Inside the apartment there are two double bedrooms and a fully fitted double height dining kitchen downstairs along with a bathroom and utility room. A stair leads up to the spacious galleried living area which maintains the old wooden beams of the original church ceiling. The property is finished to an exceptional standard with oak doors and floors throughout. The galleried living area looks back down into the kitchen where there is a desk for your convenience and a selection of books on Scottish history, art and poetry as well as some classic Scottish fiction and city guides and maps.

Roberto Rabinovich
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
30 April, 2017

About Roberto Rabinovich

We are Catriona and Roberto. We live in Edinburgh where Catriona was born and Roberto has adopted as his home. It is a beautiful and exciting city to live in and we enjoy sharing our experience and knowledge of the city and surrounding countryside with people who come to Edinburgh and Scotland on holiday. If you choose to come and stay in our apartment in Caledonian church we will try to help make your stay as comfortable and interesting as we can. We like to meet all our visitors at the apartment where we show you around. We won't disturb your privacy, but we live close by and if you need anything during your stay we will be delighted to help.

Roberto Rabinovich purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Roberto Rabinovich chose Edinburgh

Caledonian Road is a quiet residential street of predominantly traditional stone-built tenements.The situation of this property could not be better; conveniently close to the city centre. The apartment is only a short stroll away from the world famous shops of Princes Street, which face Princes Street Gardens and Edinburgh Castle. The Old Town, the Grassmarket, the Georgian terraces of The New Town and the open spaces of The Meadows and are within easy walking distance.

There are excellent local shopping facilities and attractive bars, cafes and restaurants beside the apartment. The city’s two Art Cinemas are in walking distance, as is a multiplex cinema and leisure complex. There is a Victorian swimming pool, open to the public, next to the apartment.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is a beautiful two-bedroom stylish duplex, set over the second and third floor of a converted church, combining period charm with modern, loft style living. The property is beautifully presented. A fantastic double height kitchen/breakfast room, with ample space for dining, benefits from, soaring ceilings, composite work surfaces and a full range of integrated appliances; including gas hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, and fridge/freezer. An open staircase leads up to the generous main living area, which occupies the third floor. Two velux skylights afford ample natural light and the magnificent original timbers add a real sense of character. The apartment is well equipped to sleep 4 to 6 comfortably. A travel cot can be provided for guests traveling with a baby or toddler.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I couldn't recommend this flat highly enough. It was beautiful, spacious, and absolutely immaculate. The owners were so helpful and really went the extra mile. The flat is in a great location, close to town and to haymarket station, but in a quiet location at night. We will never stay anywhere else in Edinburgh now!

Lovely apartment! Truly a home away from home. Very clean, great location, well appointed. Highlights included; nice soaker tub, heated towel rack, hair dryer, modern kitchen, comfortable king bed. Located on quiet side street, and in a gorgeous old church. Walking distance to Old and New towns, and around the corner from Haymarket station and Airlink bus stop. Owner was pleasant and professional.

excellent apartment, everywhere spotless..was short of nothing....cant wait to visit again...15 min walk from Edin centre..a credit to Roberto the owner.
Jan 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Haymarket in Edinburgh and Lothians

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • WC Bathroom with bath/shower over
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1- master bedroom with king size bed with electric adjustable head and feet sections. Spacious fitted wardrobe and chest of drawers. Bedroom 2 - double bed and antique desk. Living space with air bed. Travel cot.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • limited accessibility
Notes on accommodation: The city’s two Art Cinemas are in walking distance, as is a multiplex cinema and leisure complex. There is a Victorian swimming pool, open to the public, next to the apartment. Buses go from the end of the road in all directions to any part of the city. Haymarket train station is a 2 minute walk. Express buses go to the airport every 10 minutes from Haymarket station. The journey to the airport takes 20 minutes. Waverley train Station is a 10 minute bus journey. Parking is on street metered parking, from Monday to Friday from 8:30 until 17:30. There is free parking on Saturday and Sundays. Free on-street parking can be found further out of the city centre. Utility Room: A separate spacious utility room houses the washing machine, iron/ironing board and a clothes horse. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included, beds will be prepared for your arrival.


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(2 traveller reviews)


Home from Home Holiday Apartment

  • 5 of 5

A lovely spacious 2 double bed roomed apartment in a converted church. Very clean & comfortable with all mod cons makes this definitely a home from home. In a quiet location a few minutes from Haymarket station with many shops & restaurants a couple of minutes away. 20 minutes walk to Princes St & lots of bus routes 2 minutes away. We enjoyed our short stay & would definitely consider another stay when in Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic space

  • 4 of 5

we stayed at Roberto and Catriona's apartment for a friends wedding. It is an ideal venue for anyone staying in Edinburgh with close to the city centre. when the trams begin it will be even easier to get around. the apartment was as described and very quiet and comfortable for 4 adults, there is a beautiful sitting area and you do feel really spoilt to be using it. the kitchen has everything you may need for a break however long you are staying and having a separate utility space is great.

It was very clean and tidy.

I would happily stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Booking Notes:
E mail or call us to inquire about availability and booking. We require a deposit of 25% of the total cost at the time of booking and the outstanding balance 4 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
We will endeavour to fit in with your time of arrival where at all possible, however, when we have visitors leaving and arriving on the same day our check in is from 15:00 and check out is by 11:00.

Notes on prices:
Minimum stay is two nights.
20% discount has been applied to weekly bookings.
30% discount has been applied to monthly bookings.

Owner'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.
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