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Maisonette House In Holyrood Opposite The Holyrood Palace & Scottish Parliament



Updated: 27-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Edinburgh apartment Holyrood Scotland - Very Central. Spacious & Bright With Stunning Views, Easily Sleeps 4. Car Parking Available

No requirement to take a taxi, bus, or car to see the wonderful sights of Edinburgh as you will be living in the midst of it. Outside the house there is a bus stop which all the city hop on/off tourist buses stop and also a direct local bus to Edinburgh airport. If required, there are two taxi stances within 50 metres. No more than a 10 minute walk is Waverley train station, the famous Princes Street, Harvey Nichols & Multrees Walk (Mulberry, Links of London, BOSS, Louis Vuitton, Kurt Geiger, Tommy Hilfiger and many more.) Cross the road to visit HOLYROOD palace, walk around the royal gardens, take a trip up Arthurs seat and when you require lunch or coffee you can nip back across the road to your house and treat yourself to a home brew of your own making, then carry on after a short nap in comfortable homely surroundings to do more exploring the fantastic city at your own time & leisure.

Walk round the corner and you will find yourself at the foot of the famous "Royal Mile" which is steeped in the history of Scotland. Meander up the "mile" to find many pubs, restaurants & tourist attractions. Cross

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About the Owner

Philip Hartley
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2017

About Philip Hartley

I have lived in EDINBURGH all of my life with my partner Dottie. We have travelled extensively from Moscow, Hong Kong, Cuba to all the main European holiday resorts. I have properties throughout the city on long term leases. I decided to put my knowledge of travelling abroad and letting property to use. I am "dipping my toe" into the holiday market to provide my customers with a standard that I expect when on holiday.

Philip Hartley purchased this house in 1970

Why Philip Hartley chose Edinburgh

My parents acquired the property in the early 70s to which I have now inherited. This has been the family home for 45 years.

What makes this house unique

I have had the pleasure of living next to Royalty, parliamentary folk, and city centre living but in a unique setting for sometime, and now wish to pass these benefits to others.

8 Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)


Excellent location with easy access to popular tourist spots. Owner very friendly and helpful.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this maisonette. It was warm, clean and comfortable with plenty of equipment provided. Great views from the windows of Parliament, Palace and Arthur's seat. Bus stops and taxi rank close by made it very easy to access spots further afield. Philip was conscientious in making sure we were fine. An information folder to browse at leisure would have been helpful but Philip was quick to answer a query when phoned. Tea and coffee were provided in the kitchen although we assume the milk was overlooked due to holiday. Would be happy to return in the future as many things still to visit and would recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Everything we needed and more

  • 5 of 5

My family of four (two girls, 11 and 13) stayed here in March 2017 for the better part of a week. Philip was incredibly easy to communicate with and very, very helpful in giving us directions to his place by transit (by far the easiest way) and meeting us. In fact, when our bus was rerouted due to a movie being filmed, we emailed during the bus ride and found a different stop where Philip met us and drove us to his place. The place is spacious, with two rooms upstairs (both rooms have double and twin beds each) and kitchen, living room/dining room downstairs. There was lots of space for cooking, family dinner and relaxing. The interior is a little dated but everything was comfortable enough and clean. The location of the apartment is amazing. It is quite literally across the street from Holyrood Palace at the foot of the Royal Mile. You can see the Scottish Parliament from the front window. Given that any tourist to Edinburgh is going to spend a fair amount of time on the Royal Mile (and areas just off it) the location is ideal and puts most of the major attractions within walking distance. We did one afternoon in the New Town via a hop-on-hop-off bus but otherwise didn't need transit or transportation anywhere. We left Edinburgh for Aberdeen by train and Waverly Station is nearby, also close enough to walk to. I would definitely recommend this apartment to other families!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The location of this apartment couldn't be better, and what a view! Straight up Arthur's Seat (our daughter chose to climb it; my husband and I didn't!). Right next to a bus stop, so access to the rest of Edinburgh was excellent. We loved the apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This family arrived on time-I met them at the bus stop (the bus from the airport arrives 50yards from the house). They were excellent guests and left the house in a first class tidy way. I would recommend this family as future guests without hesitation.
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  • 5 of 5

Owner met us at the bus stop and made sure we had all we needed. The property was clean, well stocked... even coffee waiting for us! Beds were comfortable. And did I mention? We were across from Parliament and Holyrood Palace! Would book this property again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good location by Hollyrood Palace at the base of the Royal Mile

  • 3 of 5

Philip gave good directions on finding the acomodation and we were met when we arrived via local bus from the airport. There was milk and fresh flowers for us upon arrival. The accomodation was not as clean as I would have liked and not all the beds were comfortable. We overlooked this because of the great location to all the things we wanted to experience.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely well kept house close to Heart of Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

We booked this maisonette for a city break while our daughter was competing in a national sports tournament to the Royal Commonwealth Pool. The owner was very helpful prior to and after booking with lots of information on the house and local facilities. He also made sure we knew how to get to the house (No. 35 bus) from the Airport and met us when we arrived. He showed us around the house and how to use all facilities. He had put some tea bags, coffee and suger with some milk so we could have a drink just after we arrived. The house is just outside the Palace of Holyrood, the Scottish Parliament and close to Arthur's seat. It is about a 15 minute walk (uphill) up the Royal Mile to the centre of Edinburgh. The house was clean and well kept with 2 bedrooms and lost of space. There is internet, smart TV and well equipped kitchen. The heating is great (kept us snug and warm all week) and is useful for drying things if it rained or if you did any washing will you were there. We walked to Arthur's seat (about 35 mins) from the house, walked to the pool up the hill past the parliament building (about 25 mins). There is a Tesco Local just behind the parliament building which is useful for supplies and loads of good restaurants on the Royal Mile within 5-15 minutes walk depending on where you go. I warmly recommend this accomodation for those who want 2 bedrooms. Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

My parents acquired the property in the early 70s to which I have now inherited. This has been the family home for 45 years.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Edinburgh at 7 Miles Nearest Barpub : Kilderkin at 0.1 Miles Nearest Golf : We have some of the best golf courses in the world at 5 Miles Nearest Train : Waverly Station at 0.3 Miles Nearest Motorway : M8 at 6 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : MacDonald Holyrood Hotel at 0.1 Miles Nearest Beach : Portobello at 3 Miles Car: not necessary


The coast of the forth is easily accessible by car within 30 minutes-The beaches at Portobello, Gullane, Longniddry & Port Seton are just a few to name.


EDINBURGH Airport is serviced by the local bus (number 35 which stops directly outside the accommodation), tram or taxi. Car hire is always available as befits a major city of the world. Waverley Station is no more than a 10 minute walk.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Festival Rates
1 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Xmas Tyme
20 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 27-Mar-2017


From the Owner

I have had the pleasure of living next to Royalty, parliamentary folk, and city centre living but in a unique setting for sometime, and now wish to pass these benefits to others.

Property Type

  • house


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Location Type

  • city centre
  • town


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

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Full size bath with electric shower, W.C. wash hand basin, heated towel rail, and electric shaver point.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1-double & single bed, SKY TV, large walk-in wardrobe, bedside cabinet & chest of drawers. Bedroom 2-double & single bed, foldaway bed if required, built in wardrobe which has ample hanging space & shelving, bedside cabinet & chest of drawers


  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is a two bedroom maisonette. The mirrored hallway leads you to the lounge, kitchen, cloakroom toilet and utility cupboard, which are on the ground floor. A flight of 12 stairs takes you to the upper landing with access to the bedrooms, toilet and linen cupboard. Utility Room: There is a cloakroom toilet with W.C. and wash hand basin. A large cupboard is home to the iron & ironing board, clothes dryer & baby high chair. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: A full set of bed linen & towels are provided with a complete change stored linen cupboard. For stays over 7 days a maid service can be provided for a small fee.

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