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Exceptional Historic A List Apartment In Central Edinburgh - 2 Min. Walk To Tram



Updated: 23-Oct-2016
Stunning Georgian Apartment in Edinburgh City Centre - City Tram 2 Minutes Walk - Read Our Reviews!! - Beautiful New Town Conservation Area Noted For Wonderful Architecture And Unique Speciality Shops

An immaculate and very gracious period property which retains original historic features and is A grade listed. It is luxuriously outfitted with real wood floors, sumptuous soft furnishings and very high quality linens. The super king size bedroom is an oasis of calm with silk drapes and French oak furnishings and the living room exudes eclectic style with comfortable sofas and antique walnut furniture. In an exclusive and quiet sought after holiday location but a minute from restaurants, wine bars, art galleries and theatres the emphasis is on comfort and functionality and the apartment has been comprehensively updated to ease your settling in period and quick start your deserved break. All Edinburgh landmark sites are within walking distance and our city tram stop at York Place is an easy 180.00 meters walk. Upscale designer outlets are reachable within 10 minutes, some are much closer e.g Multrees Walk and Harvey Nichols. For those who appreciate the finer qualities of life!

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

My name is Alexandra and I live in Edinburgh. My partner is an engineer and I work part time for a property management company. My passion is dancing and my husband's passion is cycling. We have spent many holidays snowboarding or cycling but in the last few years we have slowed down on the sporting pursuits and like to explore new places on foot!

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51 Reviews

based on 51 holidaymaker reviews


Perfect property in a perfect situation

  • 5 of 5

We were able to go straight to the flat to leave our luggage. The property was ready when we arrived and so we could settle in, the owner is very accommodating and tries to have the property available if you tell her when you expect to arrive. Obviously she needs time to prepare and clean but you can always leave your luggage.

The property is lovely and well equipped ,plenty of hot water with a decent shower and very warm and comfortable.

The situation is great with plenty of restaurants within minutes and no distance to Princes street and Waverley station. It is very quiet as on a residential street, shutters keep out the light if you like a dark room to sleep in.

We will use this property again and highly recommend it, the property was as described.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the review and leaving the flat in such great shape. Haste ye back! Alexandra 🌸
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Lovely stay in Edinburgh. Great location. Exceeded expectations.

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Very helpful and hospitable host. Quiet side street in Central location - walking distance to nearly everything we wanted to see. Nice (and varied) places to eat very nearby. All this allowed return of rental car earlier than otherwise planned, saving money. Of note, if returning a car to AVIS - it's very close to their city location.

Key to high review was an inviting memory foam mattress (and soft fluffy towels). Many of our other nice hotels in UK had bad mattresses. The flat was comfortable and great space. Also the price point made this option less than many central city hotel rooms. If in Edinburgh again would definitely try to stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. So glad you made good use of one the doorstep car hire companies. And using the HomeAway App provides so much more useful info about your stay than conventional googling, so good planning there!! We really appreciate all reviews, which are so useful for prospective guests, in deciding accommodation for Edinburgh.
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An apartment with class and beauty

  • 5 of 5

Arriving via the airport tram to the apartment could not have been easier. Alexandra was there to greet us and give us some insights into the apartment and the area. The apartment was centrally located in the heart of Edinburgh with fine dining all around us. If you wanted to prepare meals in the apartment, you had a full kitchen minus an oven. A large Tesco was down the hill. As for the apartment it is nice Georgian (1820 - 1830) beautifully decorated flat. Big windows, tall ceilings and if you are into art and antiques Lyon & Turnbull Auctioneers are just at the end of the street (100 yards). The place was clean and well stocked. Just move in and enjoy your stay in Edinburgh. My wife and I would definitely like to use this apartment in our future visits to Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed yourselves! Many thanks for leaving the apartment in such great shape - haste ye back! 🌸
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  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed for 5 nights and loved every minute! To start off the location was perfect and of course Edinburgh is AMAZING! And then to come back each day to this immaculate home was the icing on the cake! The apartment is gorgeous and the care taken in the decoration, furniture and upkeep was beyond compare! Alexandra has thought of everything and the attention to detail was impeccable. We loved having the choice to eat in and relax or walk to any of the area restaurants. I would recommend this place to everyone but I am afraid it will become so popular that we won't be able to book again! Thank you for a wonderful stay in Edinburgh!

Liane and Steve, (Edmonton, AB, Canada)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Liane! Glad you had such a great stay at the flat and we agree, Edinburgh is an amazing wee city!!
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Superb stay in superb accommodation

  • 5 of 5

How lovely to open the door on such a clean and well cared for home.

Absolutely fantastic accommodation, extremely well-maintained and equipped with everything we needed. Lovely comfortable bed and ample storage space.

Alexandra showed us around on arrival and thoughtfully provides kitchen and bathroom essentials (in contrast to many holiday rentals).

All manner of indie shops, pubs, restaurants close by should you need them. A perfect location from which to explore Edinburgh.

This was an ideal base for our visit for the Fringe Festival and we had a really great stay at this excellent city apartment.

Alexandra really has thought of everything and we definitely recommend this property to all.

August 2016.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed our festival - many thanks for the review - we really do try our best!!
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Fabulous all around

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two nights on the way to dropping our daughter off at school. The apartment is beautiful with extremely comfortable beds, and was very clean. Towels were soft and cozy. The apartment is on a quiet street with a nice selection of good restaurants nearby. It is also a short walk to Princes Street, which has a huge selection of stores which will meet all your shopping needs, if you are in need of shopping. If you are interested in culture, it is an easy walk from museums and galleries. Alexandra was accommodating, very nice, and gave us a lot of helpful advice, as well as flawless directions. I highly recommend this sensational apartment!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the review!! 🌸
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Royal Yacht Britannia
"My favourite attraction!"
Scottish National Gallery
Jenners - Edinburgh
"An institution!"
The Kitchin
Deacon Brodies Tavern
Harvey Nichols Forth Floor Restaurant
"My favourite fish restaurant!"
The Basement
"2 mins walk and worth it!"
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"Everyone loves this place and we even have guests travelling to stay and eat here - wow!"
The Ox
"2 mins walk and great high quality light food!"
The Riparian Rooms
"2 mins walk and a quality eatery!"
Treacle Bar and Kitchen
"Guests love this place - 2 mins!"
Valvona & Crolla Caffe Bar
"Posh coffee and snacks - 5 mins"
Steak on Stones
"5 mins and very popular with guests!"
"My favourite middle eastern eatery!"
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Thai Orchid
"Cab ride up the Royal Mile - my brother wouldn't go anywhere else!"
"Very posh nosh 10 min walk - for special occasions!"
Number One at The Balmoral
"Just Superb! Very expensive but out of this world!"
Princes Street Gardens
"The castle on one side, stores on the other - an amazing space!"
Edinburgh Playhouse
"Fantastic theatre and 2 mins walk - always showing fantastic musicals!"
Omni Centre
"Movies and great food - 2 mins walk and handy for a rainy day!"
Royal Botanic Garden
"Away from the hub bur only a 15 min walk - just serenely beautiful!"
The Dome
"Beautiful place to have something to eat - snack or dine!"

From the Owner

If you love historic property and want to experience Georgian character and luxury, you will not be disappointed. The area is a UNESCO world heritage site and considered to be a masterpiece of city planning. We have brought an 1840's property to life and the location belies the calm and peaceful feeling you get when you stay here. The area Broughton has retained it's sense of community within the city, as we also benefit from the local shops and specialty outlets surrounding the property.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Great selection of bars bar/diners 2 mins walk. at 100 Metres Nearest Golf : Numerous Courses at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Spoilt for choice! at 50 Metres Car: not necessary

Car Rental - We have 3 car rental companies - Avis - Enterprise - Budget - within a 2 minute walk.


Beaches with an hour drive time.


Tram Stop - York Place. www.edinburghtrams.com

Avis Rental 0.3 km ( 5 min walk )

Edinburgh Airport 12 km (20 mins)

Waverley Station 0.6 km

Car hire not essential


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Sep 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
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20 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
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4 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
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1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
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Early Summer
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
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1 Jun 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
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1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
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1 Nov 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
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19 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
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New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £70

Booking Notes:
The apartment is strictly non-smoking. We try to co-ordinate our guests arrivals and departures to meet their needs. Walk to everywhere so no need for a car. Parking is free anywhere in Broughton Place - even permit spaces?! - from Friday 5.30 pm to Monday 8.00 am and weekdays from 6pm through to 8 am. If you want to leave your car in a free parking zone it would be best to search Broughton area free parking as it changes quite regularly.

Changeover Day:
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Updated: 23-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

You would be never think our apartment was in the city so we love the fact that it is so quiet but literally 90 seconds (I've timed it) from Broughton Street where we can shop for basics or specialty items. There are so many restaurants, cafes and bars you are spoilt for choice. I love that we can walk to the main shops in and around Princes and George Street and our new tram system is up and running - 180 m and a 5 min walk from the apartment!

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 70 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Contemporary Italian shower room with over head, body jet and hand held options.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Super king size antique brass and mother of pearl bed with finest linens and pillow choices. French oak furnishings and silk drapes. Walk-in wardrobe. Working shutters. Chandelier.


  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Teas/Coffee Provided - Luxury Hair/Shower Products Provided - Non Smoking. Check- in from 2pm. Check-out by 10am, but we try to co-ordinate arrivals and departures to meet our guests timings. 3rd Person by Request. Refundable Security Deposit - £70 Towels / Linen High quality linens and towels provided for your stay. Maid service available at extra cost.

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