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

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


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

Nick and Sarah
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 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.


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • 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 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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Main door Georgian apartment - Quiet Location with Shops & Bars minutes' away
average rating of 4.857143 based on 42 reviews
Beaconsfield, Buck, UK

"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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Lovely apartment, great location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment with everything you need in it, location is great.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay.
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Excellent property with 3 large bedrooms.

  • 5 of 5

Really nice apartment with modern kitchen, large bedrooms and large sitting room. Ideal for groups of all ages.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location, perfect apartment.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we opened the door to No 27, we knew we were in for a real treat. This apartment was incredibly spacious with the wonderful high ceilings and additional space that comes with those amazing Edinburgh city centre buildings. There were only three adults in our party so we had more than enough space and in fact a 'choice' of bedrooms. The location of this apartment is brilliant with everything you need within walking distance, including the Royal Botanical Gardens - great for an afternoon walk - no worries about parking either. If we had to be 'down' on anything it was that we expected 2 bathrooms (full size) from the HomeAway initial description, but in fact there is only one full bathroom with shower fitting over a bath, and another door leading to a shower cubicle only. No second toilet which did prove a little inconvenient as I am coeliac and additional toilet requirements are very necessary for my condition. However, I accept it was probably as much my fault for not fully understanding the description, and we managed OK given our short stay. The spacious kitchen has everything you need if you want to do any home cooking, but again the location lends itself to some great restaurants/bars and cafes as well as local supermarkets..... We would return again any time and recommend this accommodation without hesitation. Thanks Sarah and Nick.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect base for a week at the Festival in August

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 4, with 2 university age children who each brought a friend for some of the time, so with 6 staying at one point, we made full use of the spacious and wel equipped apartment.

We found it comfortable and quiet, ideal to return to to recuperate after a busy morning/afternoon/evening in the city. The relatively short walk to the centre was very manageable and there are some excellent local grocery shops within a couple of minutes to get supplies in.

The owners' communication before our stay was friendly and helpful - thank you Nick and Sarah.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Novato, CA

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


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.


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.


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 & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas/New year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
10 Feb 2018 - 11 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
23 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
31 Mar 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Festival 2018
3 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

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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