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SELF CATERING APARTMENT IN AN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY BUILDING IN EDINBURGH NEW TOWN

Morag Cosford

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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SELF CATERING APARTMENT IN AN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY BUILDING IN EDINBURGH NEW TOWN

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Stockbridge - Duncan's Land

Sleeps 4 people. One double and one twin room. Comfortable lounge

The apartment, which sleeps 4 people, has recently been refurbished to a high standard in a modern style and comprises a living room with a gas fueled stove, a fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms one with twin beds, a bathroom with a bath and shower over and a small entrance hall. It offers comfortable, contemporary living within a building of character and historic interest.

The living room is a stylish, modern room with two sofas a dining area and a TV with Free view and a DVD/CD player. There is also free Internet/ broadband access with Wi-Fi.

The newly fitted kitchen is well equipped with a wide range of good quality utensils and equipment including a cooker, hob, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher and microwave.

The apartment has an attractive walled garden, shared with other residents, which provides an ideal setting for an evening drink or a lunchtime sandwich.

An ideal location ...

Duncan’s Land is located in the vibrant Stockbridge area of the city where you will find a wide range of interesting and unusual shops along with many cafes and restaurants. There is a small Sainsbury’s supermarket two minutes from the apartment open until 11.00 pm. The Water of Leith walkway is less than 5 minutes away, along which you can stroll to the Gallery of Modern Art in about half an hour. It’s a delightful walk and you wouldn’t think you were in the city – all you can hear is the water and the local wildlife. The city center and Princes Street is within easy walking distance and has an excellent bus service. A Starbucks coffee shop is just round the corner - and you are just ten minutes walk from city center restaurants.

Edinburgh city centre ...

The city centre, Princes Street and the Royal Mile are within easy walking distance - uphill going there but downhill coming back! It’s a five minute taxi ride but there is also an excellent bus service. Edinburgh is the home of the Edinburgh International Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe, the Jazz and Blues Festival and many more. Google ‘Edinburgh Festivals’ for a full guide. Edinburgh is also a city of culture throughout the year with art galleries, theatres, concert halls and cinemas. Other attractions include Edinburgh castle, Holyrood palace, the Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh Dungeon, Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh Zoo (with the pandas), the National Gallery of Scotland and the Modern Art Gallery, the Royal Botanic Gardens as well as the Georgian New Town and the historic Royal Mile.

Wonderful local walks ...

The Water of Leith walkway is less than 5 minutes from the apartment. You can stroll to the Gallery of Modern Art or the Dean Gallery in about half an hour and get a coffee before deciding to return. Dean village, described as 'a tranquil green oasis on the Water of Leith', is half way and really beautiful. Six Antony Gormley statues are located on the Water of Leith. One is just under the bridge next to the apartment and another is at the entrance to the Modern Art gallery.

A little bit of history ...

Duncan’s Land is a merchant's house built about 1790 from the stones of demolished buildings in Edinburgh’s Old Town. It was the birthplace of the artist, David Roberts (1796-1864), who worked as a scene painter at Edinburgh's Theatre Royal and London's Covent Garden. In 1830, he was appointed President of the Society of British Artists. During the following decade he toured the Far East, producing a celebrated series of paintings of Egyptian scenes and antiquities. A plaque on the wall of the house celebrates his birthplace.

A stone lintel, with the inscription, ‘Fear God Onlye, 1605’ was originally in a property on Bank street just off the Royal Mile. We think the staircase probably came from the same site. Duncan's Land is mentioned in Cassell's Old and New Edinburgh by James Grant, which was printed as a periodical in the 1880s. A drawing of Duncan's Land by E. W. Cooke R.A., is dated 1853 and appears in Ballantine, J., (1866), The life of David Roberts, R.A. published by Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh.

Charley Boorman visits Stockbridge…

'The elegant district of Stockbridge is 'The One Thing' that completes any trip to Edinburgh' says Charley. Charley visits St. Bernard's Well, a picturesque Doric temple built on a renowned healing spring, and then explores some of the many attractions of Stockbridge. Find the video on YouTube using the search words Charley Boorman, Stockbridge.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Morag Cosford (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Morag,

I didn't have time to write a note this morning so I wanted to e-mail and say how very much we enjoyed our stay at Duncan's Land. On our only previous visit we had stayed on the other side of town, so Stockbridge was a revelation. We loved the shops, the farmers' market, and the proximity to the Botanical Gardens and the International Book Festival as well as the Fringe.

Your thoughtfulness in stocking the kitchen with tea, milk, coffee, bread and jams was much appreciated after our journey. And we found the apartment superbly comfortable and a real oasis for rest after all our activities around town.

Your property is lovely and I hope we have the opportunity to rent it again.

Best,

Gail
Aug 2012
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

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Self catering apartment in an eighteenth century building in Edinburgh New Town
average rating of 4.909091 based on 15 reviews
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Self catering apartment in an eighteenth century building in Edinburgh New Town
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1015936
+44 -01316691733
Stockbridge Edinburgh
5

gemütlich, groß, sauber, Bestens!

  • 5 out of 5
unser Aufenthalt in Edinburgh war vor allem auch wegen unserer tollen Unterkunft in einem gemütlichen Viertel , sehr gelungen. Die Wohnung hatte wirklich alles was man brauchte: die Küche war gut ausgerüstet, es gab sogar eine Auswahl an Gewürzen und Öl, so dass man sich gut selbst versorgen konnte. In der Nachbarschaft gab es unzählige kleine süße Geschäfte und Restaurant´s.., die Wohnung selbst war sehr sauber, die Betten waren sehr gut, Matratzen i.O., Schränke mit ausreichend Bügeln, sogar Wärmflaschen gab es.Im Wohnzimmer gab es genügend Platz mit den 2 Sofa´s, es standen sogar frische Blumen da!!
Moral ist ein sehr zuverlässiger Gastgeber, er tat alles um uns genau zu instruieren.
Die Anleitung samt Schlüsselcode war perfekt.
Hervorragend fand ich auch den Weg am Fluß,romantisch in einer kleinen Schlucht, ein paar Schritte vom Apartment entfernt, der in die Stadt oder sogar bis nach Leigh führt.
  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Self catering apartment in an eighteenth century building in Edinburgh New Town
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1015936
+44 -01316691733
Stockbridge Edinburgh
5

We absolutely loved staying in here!

  • 5 out of 5
I would absolutely recommend this property to anyone! It was close to everything and very thoughtfully furnished and equipped. It was immaculately clean and comfortable. Being close to the many attractions and small shops also made it quite easy to enjoy our stay without worrying about driving. We would love to return!!!
  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this lovely review and I am very pleased that your visit to Edinburgh and to Duncan's. Land apartment went so well. You are right that a car is not needed as there is an excellent bus service up to the main sites and many good facilities literally on the door step . I look forward to welcoming you back soon ! Morag
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Self catering apartment in an eighteenth century building in Edinburgh New Town
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1015936
+44 -01316691733
Stockbridge Edinburgh
5

WOW!

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed 5 nights in this great apartment that truly felt like home away from home. Two very comfortable rooms, all the amenities we needed, and a perfect location to see all the sights and get a sense of belonging in Edinburgh.

There was a farmer's market on Sunday just outside the door, which also sold wonderful foods and local art. All the stores in walking distance that you might need, along with very good restaurants.

Can't say enough good things about our stay. You won't be disappointed here.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Self catering apartment in an eighteenth century building in Edinburgh New Town
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1015936
+44 -01316691733
Stockbridge Edinburgh
5

Pleasant and clean

  • 5 out of 5
Duncan's Land apartment was a great place to stay, close to downtown and the historic places of Edinburgh. The owner was great to deal with. Highly recommended!
  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Self catering apartment in an eighteenth century building in Edinburgh New Town
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1015936
+44 -01316691733
Stockbridge Edinburgh
Oxfordshire
5

Home from Home

  • 5 out of 5
We loved the apartment. We felt at home from the moment we walked in. Everything was in good working order and very comfortable. Great place to relax around the fire when we returned feeling weary.
We know this area and although a short walk from the city centre (or short bus ride) there is so much to explore here with the Water of Leith walkway, the parks and botanical gardens. Not to mention the great pubs and restaurants right outside your door which means we did not need to venture into the city for evening meals. Many thanks Morag. We hope to return.
  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you , Sharon for this generous review and I am glad you enjoyed so many of the local amenties and I do hope you return soon . Morag
business
Self catering apartment in an eighteenth century building in Edinburgh New Town
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1015936
+44 -01316691733
Stockbridge Edinburgh
4

What a great find in historic Edinburgh!

  • 4 out of 5
This flat is in a great location and has all the comfort and convenience you need for a stay in Edinburgh. It was very clean and some nice touches. The kitchen is especially well equipped. We were a party of 4 adults from one family and it worked well for us though given the size of the flat it is more suited to a single family group than two couples. We hope we get a chance to stay again.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Metres
Baillie bar
Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
Rosyth Ferry Terminal,
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Prestonfield Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Edinburgh Waverley
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
M 8
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Stockbridge Restaurant
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Hillend - UK's Largest Artificial Ski Run
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Portobello
Car: not necessary

Duncan's Land is an historic Georgian house in central Edinburgh with 2 bedrooms, sleeping 2 to 4 people. Down a few steps and through a delightful garden is the door to the old stone spiral stairs that leads up to this neat and comfortable first floor flat. You are welcome to sit out in the shared garden, and there are lovely walks along the Water of Leith nearby.

Duncan's Land is in a quiet position, and just at the bottom of the street is the 'village' of Stockbridge. Here the Sainsbury's Local stays open until 11pm, and there are lots of small interesting shops including the wonderful Mellis artisan cheese shop. Cafés and pubs and restaurants abound.

It's a 12 minute walk to Princes Street and a pleasurable 10 minutes back again (downhill!) through some of Edinburgh's finest Georgian streets. If you prefer the bus, Stockbridge has a good, regular service.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Stockbridge, Edinburgh

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Mid season
6 Sep 2014 - 21 Dec 2014
2 night minimum stay
£240
for 2 nights
From
£120
£770
 
 
High season
22 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£880
 
 
Mid season
5 Jan 2015 - 1 Apr 2015
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
From
£125
£850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
2 Apr 2015 - 9 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
£465
for 3 nights
From
£155
£950
 
 
Mid Season
10 Apr 2015 - 27 Jul 2015
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
From
£125
£850
 
 
High Season
28 Jul 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
3 night minimum stay
£465
for 3 nights
From
£155
£950
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
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£850
 

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Notes Six Nation weekends rental is £150 per night
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Stockbridge in Edinburgh

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom has a bath with a shower over it, toilet and wash-hand basin. There are shelves for toiletries.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The twin bedroom has a built in wardrobe and what we believe to be an original eighteenth century fireplace. The window overlooks the garden. The double bedroom has a queen size bed, a full length mirror and a large built in wardrobe with plenty of hanging space. The window overlooks a lane that runs alongside the property.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The living room has an fireplace with a recently installed gas stove. Electricity, linen and towels are included in the price. An iron, ironing board and hairdryer are provided. A travel cot, high chair and children's plates and cutlery can be provided on request at no extra cost. We give particular attention to ensuring the apartment is spotlessly clean on your arrival. No smoking and no pets please. Please note that the apartment is located on the first floor and there is no lift. Access is by an eighteenth century spiral staircase.
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