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Bright and spacious south Edinburgh city flat with fabulous views

Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Super two bedroom flat, sleeps 4, with parking and wireless broadband

Light, bright and spacious top floor flat (third floor), quietly located in a converted printing works in the university area, 20 minutes' walk from the Royal Mile. Spacious double aspect living room with fabulous views to north and south. Wi-fi internet access, TV, DVD, CD player and radio. Wide selection of books, DVDs, CDs and games. Two comfortable double bedrooms, one of which can be converted to a twin. Well-equipped kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge and freezer. Stylish modern bathroom with power shower. Washing machine and drier. Private parking space in courtyard. The flat is warm and welcoming, with efficient central heating and double glazed windows. Excellent location within walking distance of the historic city centre while also providing a peaceful sanctuary for visitors.

Sarah Thomson
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is one of the best vacation rentals we've ever had. We really enjoyed the apartment and it was so well-located for walking into the centre of Edinburgh.
Sep 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Edinburgh in Scotland

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , can be converted to 2 x 2'6' singles
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Please note that there are 64 steps on the staircase up to the flat so it might not be suitable for the very young or for people with health problems.


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Bright and spacious south Edinburgh city flat with fabulous views
average rating of 4.904762 based on 25 reviews

A great home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this modern, comfortable and well-equipped location: every basic item was supplied. Close to shops, eating places and bus transport. The many stairs are the only drawback, but the view from this bright apartment is great.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Another great week at Duncan Street. From the welcome pack through the perfectly equipped flat and fabulous views to the quick and easy access to the city (bus or walk) plus the excellent welcome and service at Duncan Street Baptist Church next door, as well as the local eateries, we wanted for nothing from beginning to end. My only note of caution would be to those who have difficulty with stairs, but we will certainly be back as soon as we can.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Fantastic " Home from Home"

  • 5 of 5

We felt so lucky we found this holiday rental for the four weeks we were in Edinburgh. It is in an excellent location with everything you need close by...buses to the city centre, Botanic Gardens, Zoo, Leith etc are about three minutes walk away and there are great restaurants, pubs, take aways and mini marts within minutes of the flat.

The accommodation was very comfortable with everything you needed to make you feel right at home. Lots of extras you don't normally find in a holiday rental...plenty spare linen, towels , lots of books, games, cds, dvds and everything you could need in the kitchen .

The car parking space was a real bonus as holiday rentals with a proper dedicated parking space are very thin on the ground. The views from the flat were spectacular, especially to the south and the Moorfoot Hills although we also enjoyed the view of Arthur Seat and Salisbury Crags from the north facing windows.

All in all this is an excellent holiday flat and we will almost certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Lovely flat with the feel of home

  • 5 of 5

The flat is well laid out and very nicely finished and furnished, with great views and easy access to the centre, lots of buses but not too far to walk if it takes your fancy. The best thing for me though was how easy the owner makes it to stay there. All the little touches that make it feel like home, even down to sandwich boxes and those plastic clips for bags, plus an absolute library of information. You will not regret booking.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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A bright airy flat in a great area

  • 5 of 5

It is a wonderful apartment in a great location. It is amazing to look out of the kitchen window and see the stunning silhouette of Arthur's Seat and the Salisbury Craigs. You really have the best of both worlds as Holyrood Park is 5 minutes away for great walks, and the centre of Edinburgh is barely 10 minutes away by excellent bus services. The flat is very clean and bright, comfortable and well equipped. Sarah made clear and easy arrangements to pick up the key and we were delighted to be welcomed by fresh flowers and shortbread. I really appreciated all the useful and detailed information that she makes available for guests about the city and about local restaurants and pubs . We had a wonderful week in Edinburgh and ate very well in the neighbourhood. I can't recommend the flat highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Lovely appartment

  • 5 of 5

We, a group of four girls, where very happy with the appartment. Though we didn|t meet Sarah in person, she organized the collection at a cafe nearby which was perfect. The appartment is a wonderful place to be in Edinburgh, it is 100% as described and we felt very much at home from the beginning. There are a lot of restaurants, pubs and cafes in the streets around. Two supermarkets within short distance walk. Sarah has prepared a very useful guide so we found all very easy. Public transport to the city is very near.

BTW we spent an evening in the pub at the corner, Old Bell, enjoying the food and the monday pub quiz. We liked it and can recomend both, the food and the event.

The appartment was well maintained, and the kitchen was fully equipped.

In short: if you look for a place in Edinburgh - this is the one we can recommend a 100%. Only if you take part in marathon festival next year, mind the stairs... after having run a 13 or 26 miles race it might be taking a bit longer to walk them up. But you will be rewarded with a bath tub.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8.7 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
1.4 Miles
Edinburgh Waverley
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Located on the south side of the city, close to the university, the flat has superb views to Salisbury Crags to the north and the Pentland Hills to the south. Many of the attractions of the historic city centre are within walking distance, with the Royal Mile being a pleasant 20 minute stroll across the Meadows. The flat has its own private off-street parking space and there are numerous local buses nearby. There are good local shops within 2 minutes' walk, including a supermarket, an organic food store, a butcher and a chemist, as well as several fascinating antique shops. There are many welcoming neighbourhood cafes and restaurants nearby. From the flat you can enjoy spectacular walks up Arthurs Seat and Blackford Hill. There are six golf courses run by the local council, and the Royal Commonwealth Pool is 5 minutes from the flat on foot. The Queens Hall and Festival Theatre are both within fifteen minutes' walk.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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