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

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

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

Owner
Nick and Sarah
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in New Town in Stockbridge

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • Free Wifi
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:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
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
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.

Reviews

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Main door Georgian apartment - Quiet Location with Shops & Bars minutes' away
average rating of 4.864865 based on 37 reviews
Beaconsfield, Buck, UK
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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Novato, CA
5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Owners were very accommodating. Fantastic experience. Definitely would stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent vacation property!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of two adults and three teens found this home comfortable with plenty of room for all. The bedrooms all had cozy beds with luxurious bedding and towels. It had the old world charm we were seeking in Scotland but had the modern kitchen and bathroom we appreciated. The location is a quiet residential area and close enough to walk to the royal mile and botanical gardens. Lots of grocery stores close by so easy to keep the fridge well stocked. Wifi worked great and lots of tv channels to keep the kids happy. We would definitely recommend the home and we would happily stay here again on another trip to Edinburgh. Thank you to Nick and Sarah for sharing their home.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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SANTA ROSA
4

Great Old House!

  • 4 of 5

Great place for me and my kids. Roomy, attractive, comfortable, quiet, quiet, quiet. The ONLY two factors contributing to less than five stars are the absence of a clothes dryer (our last stop on a three week trip using only carry-on luggage) and, an even smaller issue, the location. We washed our clothes in the provided washing machine and hung them to dry in the vestibule on the provided air dry racks. Not ideal at all but it eventually worked. The home is a 10-15 minute walk to Princes Street, which is where it's all happening. Not a big deal but Edinburgh can be not only a bit chilly, but quite windy - hat chasing windy! The distance kept in the house evenings when we would have gone out had we been closer to restaurants and other action. There is a little grocery nearby which was very handy. We liked this place, the owners do an amazing job preparing it for their guests and I have zero complaints, just these two observations that may or may not be helpful to others in making their decisions.

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

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Edinburgh
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Cumberland Bar
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Various
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Waverley Station
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
M90 and M9
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Various
Nearest Ski
110 Kilometres
Glenshee
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Portobello
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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in New Town, Edinburgh and Lothians

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
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
 
 
Winter
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£400
for 2 nights
From
£200
£800
 
 
Rugby
10 Feb 2018 - 11 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£500
 
 
Rugby
23 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£500
 
 
Spring
31 Mar 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£425
for 2 nights
From
£212
£850
 
 
Festival 2018
3 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
£700
for 2 nights
From
£350
£1,400
 
 
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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