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BEAUTIFUL OLD MERCHANT'S HOUSE IN HISTORIC CENTRAL EDINBURGH

Robin Jack

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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BEAUTIFUL OLD MERCHANT'S HOUSE IN HISTORIC CENTRAL EDINBURGH

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Dalry - Gayfield Square Apartment

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Our Gayfield Square apartment is our fabulous two bedroom property situated in a fantastic position, right in the heart of our wonderful historic city. In fact you couldn't get better - the apartment is located on a beautiful leafy square in the elegant Georgian New Town. Residential and quiet, yet just a few minutes walk (about seven) from the hustle and bustle of Princes Street and George Street and from there easily accessible to the castle and Royal Mile. Moreover, we're just round the corner from the funky Broughton Street area with its great selection of restaurants, cafes and bars as well as some lovely 'local' and quirky shops (the best butcher in town, great health food store and fishmonger to name a few!)

The apartment is typical in design for its era, dating back to 1820 (yes, 1820!) and built with the grandeur that represents Georgian architecture in its prime. It's also quite a one off with its own private entrance, private front garden and back patio (very unusual for a property in such a central location of Edinburgh). The entire apartment is on the ground floor with only one step up into the front garden so is very accessible for those who have difficulty in managing stairs.

Interior style is sophisticated, contemporary and calming with a lovely blend of old and new.

The main sitting room is a very spacious 16 x 13 feet with beautiful working fireplace (living flame gas fire), ornate cornice work and double windows with views to the front gardens and square beyond. Furniture comprises a comfortable sofa and contemporary Barcelona chair both in white leather as well as two antique gilt chairs upholstered in a bold print motif. Original art pieces hang on the walls throughout the property.

The bedrooms are quietly located with cosy European king sized leather bed in one and white wooden Georgian style bed in the other, again European king sized. Wall coverings are in calming taupe and pale mocca colours.

One bedroom is serviced by an en suite shower room with walk in shower with chocolate leather effect tiling. The other is serviced by the main bathroom with corner bath and shower.

The kitchen is fully equipped - a large range cooker/oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer - a great cook's kitchen as well as being a very sociable space to sit round the large black granite kitchen table whilst you eat or watch the cook at work! French windows from the kitchen open up to the back patio/sitting area.

We also supply a complete pack in the apartment which will guide you through how to use everything and also a great guide to our favourite restaurants, cafes, shops and top tips on things not to miss out on while you're visiting. Wifi internet access is available throughout the apartment.

We think we've created the ideal retreat to explore our wonderful city- we really hope you'll agree if you come and stay with us!

Keywords: Historic, Apartment, flat

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Robin Jack (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2014

About Robin Jack

Hi- I'm Robin (pictured here with my best friend, Vera, my miniature schnoodle). I've lived in Edinburgh for more than 20 years, having moved here to study and then working in marketing for a number of years before buying a guest house and rental apartments. My Gayfield Square apartment is my pride and joy!- having bought it and renovated it to the style and standard it is today- I'm sure you'll love staying there!

Robin Jack purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Robin Jack chose Dalry

Edinburgh is a fantastic city- historical, vibrant and sophisticated. The apartment is located in one of the most beautiful and central parts of town, the Georgian New town. Built around the 1800s the architecture of this area is beautiful and grand, yet the apartment is only a short walk from the bustling centre of town, all the attractions and some great places to eat and drink.

What makes this apartment unique

Culture, art, history and a lovely quiet- you'll live on a wide leafy square inhabited by locals which is a stones throw from the bustling Broughton Street area with its great cafes, restaurants and local shops (a great butcher and fishmonger are just round the corner). And only a 7 minute walk from Princes Street too!

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 24 holidaymaker reviews

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Beautiful Old Merchant's House in Historic Central Edinburgh
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
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Beautiful Old Merchant's House in Historic Central Edinburgh
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p157650vb
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Dalry Ayrshire & Arran
5

Beautiful Clean Merchant's House in the Middle of Edinburgh

Beautiful Clean Merchant's House in the Middle of Edinburgh
  • 5 out of 5
This was one of the best vacation rentals we have ever had! In the middle of the city, walking distance to everything, yet amazingly, on a very quiet street. Large bedrooms, large living room, and great fully equiped and functional eat-in-kitchen. Robin was great to deal with and was always readily available for even the minor issue. The house had every amenity you would need. We would definitely come here again and recommend without reservation or hesitation! Staying here was as comfortable as staying at home!WE loved it!
  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much- we're so delighted that you had a good time at our rental home- hope to see you with us again soon!
business
Beautiful Old Merchant's House in Historic Central Edinburgh
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p157650vb
-+44 131 554 4944
Dalry Ayrshire & Arran
Luzern Switzerland
5

Old Merchants house

  • 5 out of 5
Excellent location and decoration. The pictures do not provide justice for the charm of the flat. The kitchen is very well-equipped and details for use of equipment, internet, etc are well-provided and clear.

The street parking or park house provided easy access for our rental car. The location is perfectly located for those without an auto also.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cheryl- it was lovely to have you staying at the apartment and we hope to see you with us again soon!
business
Beautiful Old Merchant's House in Historic Central Edinburgh
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p157650vb
-+44 131 554 4944
Dalry Ayrshire & Arran
5

We loved this apartment!

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I along with another American couple started our Scotland adventure with 4 nights here and it was exactly as pictured on the website, very clean, comfortable and conveniently located. We all agreed that it was a perfect choice. We were able to relax in the beautiful living room each evening and eat breakfast and plan our day in the spacious kitchen. Everything we needed was provided for us, just like a luxury hotel. The neighborhood was quiet, safe and there are many nice restaurants on the next block. The owner was nice and helpful and even mailed to me an item I inadvertently left behind. Thank you, Robin!
  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks once again for staying and I'm so glad you thought the apartment was the perfect base for your Edinburgh trip! I'm glad that the scarf arrived safely! Hope to see you with us again.
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Beautiful Old Merchant's House in Historic Central Edinburgh
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p157650vb
-+44 131 554 4944
Dalry Ayrshire & Arran
5

PERFECT

  • 5 out of 5
Fabulous two-bedroom house with patio in quiet area near to restaurants, and shops. Spacious and family friendly. Owner Robin very helpful and accommodating. Would definitely book again.
  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us. It was lovely to meet you and hope to be able to see you with us again.
business
Beautiful Old Merchant's House in Historic Central Edinburgh
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p157650vb
-+44 131 554 4944
Dalry Ayrshire & Arran
5

The perfect place to stay

  • 5 out of 5
We have just completed four weeks at this flat and it was perfect. The flat itself is better than the photo's, and with all of the amenities, and storage space, that you might want. It is very well maintained and the owner, Robin, insures it stays that way. Robin, himself, is a reason to stay here. He is concerned about your stay being just right and very knowledgeable about the area. 
The neighborhood is great with all of the shops and restaurants you might need or want within a 5 or 10 minute walk. In spite of the quiet, and very safe feeling neighborhood, you are only a 10 minute walk to the tourist areas.
All in all, a terrific place to stay, which we will do again.
  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Beautiful Old Merchant's House in Historic Central Edinburgh
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p157650vb
-+44 131 554 4944
Dalry Ayrshire & Arran
Atlanta, GA USA
5

Best of all the travel decisions I made was to stay here

  • 5 out of 5
At the airport, our driver said right off "great neighborhood!" That was a great start and an understatement. We were a little stunned when we arrived to find that the photos could not do the apartment justice and everything was even more beautiful while still very comfortable. There's plenty of storage so you really shouldn't live out of a suitcase here, and a beautiful kitchen to have breakfast or meals at "home." We were extra happy to be able to do laundry, with both a washer and dryer, while there to avoid bringing extra clothes. There's a garden tub to soak in in the hall bathroom and a large rain shower in the master bath. Future travel will be difficult after staying in this very spoiling apartment within walking distance to everything.

Tip: if you sleep in the front bedroom, consider leaving the shade up. There is a gated front yard so no one can see in and you'll wake up with the most stunning light and the sounds of children and dogs playing in gayfirld square, even in the dead of winter.

We easily walked to Holyrood palace, the royal mile, edinburgh castle, Arthur's Seat, and as far as the festival theater with little effort. When it rained, city cab and central cab have an app for your smart phone and worked perfectly through the wifi available in the apartment. We didn't need to use the available phone provided at all. We got a massage a block away on broughton, and ate on the same block often. The lion king was playing across the street and the omni complex is next door along with several friendly pubs. If you whip out a paper map, people will stop and ask if you need directions in this neighborhood. There is a police station next to the apartment that was very quiet but made us feel even more safe just being there.

This place seemed too good to be true, and I was honestly worried about it because of that. Fortunately it turned out to be the very best decision I could have made for my family and it was the base for an amazing 8 days in Edinburgh, to which I am told by my husband that I have to find a way to match or exceed for our future travel. This will be a daunting task to beat 3 gayfield Square. I've traveled half my 44 years on earth and this one was by far the best of the best. If you're still considering accommodations in Edinburgh. Stop. You found it.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much again Chris and we are so delighted that you enjoyed the apartment and had a lovely stay in the city. Very much hope we see you with us again soon! All best wishes, Robin.

Location

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Edinburgh Waverley Station
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Portobello
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

From £160 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Dalry, Ayrshire & Arran

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Autumn 14
29 Sep 2014 - 21 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
 
 
Christmas 2014
22 Dec 2014 - 27 Dec 2014
6 night minimum stay
£1,260
for 6 nights
From
£210
 
 
New Year 2014
28 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
From
£250
 
 
Winter 15
4 Jan 2015 - 12 Feb 2015
2 night minimum stay
£320
for 2 nights
From
£160
 
 
Scot/Wales Rugby 15
13 Feb 2015 - 15 Feb 2015
3 night minimum stay
£630
for 3 nights
From
£210
 
 
Winter 2/ 15
16 Feb 2015 - 26 Feb 2015
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
 
 
Scot/Italy Rugby 15
27 Feb 2015 - 1 Mar 2015
3 night minimum stay
£630
for 3 nights
From
£210
 
 
Winter 3/15
2 Mar 2015 - 19 Mar 2015
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£175
 
 
Scot/Ireland Rugby 15
20 Mar 2015 - 22 Mar 2015
3 night minimum stay
£630
for 3 nights
From
£210
 
 
Spring 15
23 Mar 2015 - 1 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£175
 
 
Easter 15
2 Apr 2015 - 6 Apr 2015
5 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 5 nights
From
£210
 
 
Spring 2/15
7 Apr 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
£555
for 3 nights
From
£185
 
 
Early May Bank Holiday15
1 May 2015 - 3 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
£630
for 3 nights
From
£210
 
 
Late Spring 15
4 May 2015 - 27 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
£555
for 3 nights
From
£185
 
 
Marathon Weekend 15
28 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
4 night minimum stay
£900
for 4 nights
From
£225
 
 
Early Summer15
1 Jun 2015 - 17 Jun 2015
3 night minimum stay
£585
for 3 nights
From
£195
 
 
Highland Show 2015
18 Jun 2015 - 21 Jun 2015
4 night minimum stay
£840
for 4 nights
From
£210
 
 
Early Summer 2/15
22 Jun 2015 - 12 Jul 2015
3 night minimum stay
£585
for 3 nights
From
£195
 
 
Open Golf
13 Jul 2015 - 19 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,820
for 7 nights
From
£260
 
 
Early Summer 3/15
20 Jul 2015 - 30 Jul 2015
3 night minimum stay
£585
for 3 nights
From
£195
 
 
Early Summer 4/15
31 Jul 2015 - 6 Aug 2015
3 night minimum stay
£690
for 3 nights
From
£230
 
 
Edinburgh Festival 15
7 Aug 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,820
for 7 nights
From
£260
 
 
Late Summer 15
1 Sep 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
£630
for 3 nights
From
£210
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£555
for 3 nights
From
£185
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £20
Notes Rates are displayed as a guide and based on a 7 nights stay and occupancy at 4 people. We may be able to discount against this during quieter periods and if there are less people staying. Please also note that for shorter stays than 7 nights, we may have to charge a small premium. Please enquire with your exact requirements and we will endeavour to accommodate with our best offer.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Dalry in Ayrshire & Arran

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , The bed is a european king sized, 5 feet wide bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , The bed is a European king size, 5 feet wide bed.
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
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