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

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Details
Property
apartment
People
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 nights

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 T shows on demand.

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

Owner
Nick and Sarah Tulloch
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2017

About Nick and Sarah Tulloch

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 Tulloch purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Nick and Sarah Tulloch 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 ad the entrance hall has an original flagstone floor which we have stripped and restored.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

5

Clean, spacious, comfortable, quiet, close.

  • 5 of 5

We walked the city and the flat was great. Recommend - yes.

Bonus - extra fluffy and friendly neighborhood cat. Even the animals are nice in Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay.
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5

The apartment is spacious and in very good condition

  • 5 of 5

The only issue was that 6 people were staying in the apartment and there was only 1 toilet so there was often a rush to get in first in the morning. Overall it was great and the owners responded to any queries almost immediately. I would highly recommend staying here

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your lovely review and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. I'm afraid the age and construction of the building makes putting in additional toilets a logistical challenge but hopefully the separate shower room helped to an extent with the morning rush. We hope to see you again.
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5

Brilliant flat in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic base for a few days checking out the Edinburgh Christmas festivities. Beautiful, comfortable flat and highly recommended. Can't ask for anything more really!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Warm , homely , great location

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment ! Warm , clean , homely And very cosy , well equipped. No apartment stairs for tired legs to climb after a busy day walking into ,and around , the city is a definite bonus !

Super pub The Cumberland bar a stroll away at the end of the street and Stockbridge is full of lovely places to dine , again within walking distance so no taxi fares ! We loved the Stockbridge Restaurant .

Nick and Sarah fantastic responsive owners . Really enjoyed staying here and look forward to staying again soon .

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

fantastic...

  • 5 of 5

we stayed Friday and Saturday to allow us to take in a show.

house was immaculate with a generous welcome pack greeting us.

bars and restaurants in abundance near by.

city centre 10 minutes walk away.

great value for money

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Classic decor, perfect location.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this lovely apartment so as to attend a family wedding and also enjoy the city of Edinburgh.

The owners have provided every convenience, from a complimentary bottle of wine (& hot drinks requirements) to shopping bags (shops do not provide these in Scotland.) We were grateful for the hot water and heating as October temperatures were chilly especially in the evenings.

We felt that some of the facilities would benefit from attention. We made the owners aware of the main bedroom wardrobe door, which, despite their interesting suggestions would not open...until the last few days when one side opened of its own accord.

No fault of the owners but there were a couple of environmental incidents. There were heavy renovations going on every day in the apartment above...no lazy quiet mornings for us! And our car was boxed in for hours when we parked across at the visitors bay. Fortunately the police were around to assist us in time. People around very friendly and happy to help too.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your kind review. Sorry again about your trouble with the wardrobe door. We've since checked it thoroughly and both sides are opening absolutely fine and without any difficulty so I think we have to put it down as a mystery! The renovations upstairs were unfortunate timing for you but are now substantially complete so the noise and parking issues should hopefully be a one off. We hope to see you again.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Winter
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£400
for 2 nights
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£200
£800
 
 
Rugby
24 Feb 2017 - 25 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£500
 
 
Rugby
17 Mar 2017 - 18 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£500
 
 
Spring
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£425
for 2 nights
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£212
£850
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 3 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£575
for 2 nights
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£288
£1,150
 
 
Festival
4 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£650
for 2 nights
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£325
£1,350
 
 
September
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£450
for 2 nights
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£225
£900
 
 
Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£400
for 2 nights
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£200
£800
 
 
Christmas/New year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£550
for 2 nights
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£275
£1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£425
for 2 nights
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£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.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in New Town in Edinburgh and Lothians

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
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.

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