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Main door Georgian apartment - Quiet Location with Shops & Bars minutes' away

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Apartment in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town, Scotland - Shops & Bars just minutes' away

Built in the mid-1800s, and refurbished in 2012, Cumberland Street is an elegant main door ground floor listed apartment situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s world famous New Town. You are surrounded by stunning Georgian architecture and are just minutes’ walk away from the vibrant city centre and its attractions, including Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. The restaurants and bars of Stockbridge are also within easy reach on foot.

The Cumberland Bar, which is frequently mentioned in the 44 Scotland Street novels, is a few steps away at the end of the road. Local shopping is a few minutes’ walk up Dundas Street. The apartment is very spacious, combining modern benefits, including a recently installed kitchen and bathroom, whilst retaining many of its original features such as the traditional sash windows with operating shutters, “Edinburgh presses” and ornate cornicing. Period furniture throughout combines tastefully with the apartment's heritage.

Gas fired central heating makes the apartment cosy throughout. Free WiFi is also provided, as is Sky (satellite) TV. We also have Amazon Video and Netflix, both of which offer a wide variety of movies and TV shows on demand.

The apartment sleeps six and there are three large bedrooms, one kingsize, one double and one twin. The twin room also doubles as a library with a floor to ceiling bookcase.

The large kitchen includes a breakfast table but the main dining table is - traditional for Georgian properties in Edinburgh - in the substantial dining hall. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you would expect, including a coffee maker.

In addition to the main bathroom, there is also a separate shower room.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Nick and Sarah
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2017

About Nick and Sarah

Sarah and I moved to Scotland in 2010 after some 15 years in London. At first I continued to commute down south for a few days each week and Sarah worked in Dundee. We now have a young family, I work in Edinburgh and we are both loving the lifestyle up here.

My family are originally from Scotland and we wanted somewhere more relaxing to live and with access to the countryside. It has been a great move for us and we are really well settled in now.

Nick and Sarah purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Nick and Sarah chose Edinburgh

The apartment is on Cumberland Street, one of the best known and best located streets in the New Town. It's not a cut through route to anywhere so traffic (and consequently noise) is very low but Dundas Street - the main road up the hill to Princes Street - is right at the end of the road.

Being a main door apartment, you get the feeling of living in a house. With its own entrance and grand hallway, coming home is a real pleasure.

What makes this apartment unique

It is an incredibly convenient location for almost anywhere in the city centre. When we bought the apartment, it was completely unmodernised and, whilst we have done a lot of work on it, we have retained the period features, such as the cornicing and fireplaces. Even some of the glass in the windows dates from the early 1800s and the entrance hall has an original flagstone floor which we have stripped and restored.

33 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

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5

"Home from Home"

  • 5 of 5

Felt like a "Home from Home". Convenient location, Spacious, Comfortable, Clean and all the facilities were up to date, so it made our stay even more enjoyable. Thank you very much.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again. Nick & Sarah
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5

Great apartment for family or group of friends!

  • 5 of 5

We are so fortunate to have stayed in this beautiful apartment. It is exactly what we were looking for- enough space for us and our toddler (more than enough), a modern kitchen, and proximity to the old town. The flat is very clean and has everything you could possibly need. For a ground floor apartment, it is very bright and airy.

We actually liked staying in the new town better than the touristy section of town- the restaurants are better and the streets are not as crowded. Just note, you have to walk up a big hill to get to the sites (we loved doing this walk every morning, even while pushing a 40 pound toddler in a stroller!)

Nick and Sarah provided a very comprehensive guide to the area and were extremely receptive when we called them one evening at 9 pm for a problem that we caused in the apartment that Nick helped us resolve. We would definitely recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 6 adults and there was plenty of room. The apartment has everything you need. Close enough to anything you might want to vist. Plenty of Resturants near by. Having a separate shower room along with the bathroom made sure no one was waiting to get ready. All the bedrooms were large along with a large lounge. Would stay again and would recommed it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

My parents and aunt loved their stay in this amazing flat.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent, clean very roomy

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property, clean, well maintained and everything you could possibly want , home from home. My son, who is disabled and uses a wheelchair, with his support team stayed for 3 nights. I have had difficulty booking accommodation with sufficient room to get around in a chair in the past, but this apartment was perfect. The owners too were more than helpful and went out of their way to make the weekend a success. We hired in a specialist bed and portable hoist, both of which were acceptable to the owners, who make themselves available for delivery and collection. The apartment was large enough to accommodate this equipment no bother. We will certainly use this apartment again. The location was also perfect and in good reach of local transport.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Edinburgh Location

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend this property for your trip to Edinburgh. The location is ideal with a short walk to city center and all the popular sights to visit. There's a fun pub just at the end of the street and grocery shopping, bakeries, take-out just a short walk away. The property is spacious and very well kept. The listing details are spot on and we found there to be more than ample room for 6 adults. The owners ensured we had everything we needed for a wonderful holiday in Edinburgh. We would return without hesitation to this superb property.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

The apartment is on Cumberland Street, one of the best known and best located streets in the New Town. It's not a cut through route to anywhere so traffic (and consequently noise) is very low but Dundas Street - the main road up the hill to Princes Street - is right at the end of the road. Being a main door apartment, you get the feeling of living in a house. With its own entrance and grand hallway, coming home is a real pleasure.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Edinburgh at 15 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Cumberland Bar at 0.1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Various at 2 Kilometres Nearest Train : Waverley Station at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M90 and M9 at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Various at 0.2 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Glenshee at 110 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Portobello at 5 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

Edinburgh is situated on the Firth of Forth. The old docks of Leith are just a 10 minute drive from the apartment. This district is now a lively area with plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from. The nearest beach is at Portobello (around 10 - 15 minutes' drive) but head out to East Lothian (25 minutes' drive) for quieter out-of-town beaches.

Travel:

A taxi from the airport will take around 25 minutes and cost approximately £20. The Airport Express bus stops at George Street (easy 5 minute walk down the hill to the apartment), costs £4 one way (£7 return) and takes around half an hour depending on traffic. You can also take a tram to Princes Street which takes around 35 minutes and costs £5 one way (£8 return).

If arriving by train, Waverley Station is around a 10 minute walk - downhill so easy to do with luggage.

Distances:

The apartment is right in the heart of the New Town. George St and Princes St are both less than 10 minutes' walk (faster coming back as it is downhill!) as is Stockbridge. The vast majority of Edinburgh's city centre attractions are within easy walking distance of the apartment.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£425
for 2 nights
From
£212
£850
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 3 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£575
for 2 nights
From
£288
£1,150
 
 
Festival
4 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£650
for 2 nights
From
£325
£1,350
 
 
September
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£450
for 2 nights
From
£225
£900
 
 
Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£400
for 2 nights
From
£200
£800
 
 
Christmas/New year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£550
for 2 nights
From
£275
£1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£425
for 2 nights
From
£212
£850
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact us and we will send you a booking form. We accept payment by credit card (via PayPal), bank transfer or cheque. A deposit of 20% of the rental is payable on booking. The balance of the rental is payable six weeks prior to arrival. For bookings made less than six weeks in advance, the total amount is payable on the booking.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is typically Friday but we always try to be flexible. Please just let us know your preferred dates and we will do whatever we can to accommodate you.

Notes on prices:
SPECIAL OFFER - BOOK A 3 DAY WEEKEND BREAK AND PAY ONLY £495. Offer available on Friday - Monday stays only. Offer not available over Christmas/New year or during July or August.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

From the Owner

It is an incredibly convenient location for almost anywhere in the city centre. When we bought the apartment, it was completely unmodernised and, whilst we have done a lot of work on it, we have retained the period features, such as the cornicing and fireplaces. Even some of the glass in the windows dates from the early 1800s and the entrance hall has an original flagstone floor which we have stripped and restored.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • city centre

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Floor Area

  • 100 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Shower room - Shower Enclosure
  • There is a bathroom with toilet, bath and basin vanity unit and also a separate wet room with overhead shower.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are three large bedrooms – two double and one twin. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed. There is a second bedroom with a double bed. The third bedroom, which doubles as a library with wall to ceiling bookcases, has two single beds.

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The apartment is very spacious, helped by a very large and grand entrance hall. The 3 bedrooms are all of a very good size. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels, bedding, heating and electricity is included. Other: If you are travelling with children, we can provide a travel cot and highchair - please just ask. We also have a small number of toys and children's books in the apartment.