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Sarah Thomson

Member since: 2012
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Speaks English

Bright and spacious south Edinburgh city flat with fabulous views

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Edinburgh and Lothians - Duncan Street

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. 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.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sarah Thomson (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks English

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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based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

Bright and spacious south Edinburgh city flat with fabulous views
average rating of 4.894737 based on 23 reviews

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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Lovely property, great location - fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this flat for a week in Dec while visiting relatives. We drove up from England for the trip, and the flat was easy to find with sat nav. Allocated off-street parking is available, which saved us a lot of money on meter parking (it's a narrow squeeze into the courtyard, so be careful if you have a large car!)

Upon arrival, we found that the flat is located on the top floor - there were several flights of stairs to deal with, which wasn't easy with all our our luggage. However, once settled in the flat, the fantastic views across South Edinburgh made it worth the effort!

The flat was very homely - Sarah and Rog have obviously gone to a lot of effort, and it felt like we were staying in their home rather than a rental property. Welcome extras included an ironing board, tumble dryer, hairdryer, games, and a wide selection of books and CDs. It's also a very quiet building - the floors are very well insulated and soundproofed, so we never heard any noise from the neighbouring flats. The second bedroom is directly off the living area, so we had to keep the noise down for a while after our kids went to bed.

The location is really handy too - there is a Tesco moments from the flat, as well as a petrol station, various restaurants, takeaways and two pubs - both of which were very friendly and welcoming when we visited.

Duncan Street is a 20-minute walk from Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile, and 30 minutes' walk from Waverley Train Station and Princes Street. Buses and taxis can be found on South Clerk Street, if you don't fancy the exercise.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and hope to visit again soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in beautiful flat!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I came to Edinburgh to get acclimated before she started University there. This flat was a fantastic home base! We could walk to the center, do some shopping, and take the bus back. Or walk both ways. And it is several blocks from the student housing complex. The local restaurants are varied and most quite good, but it was great to be able to have meals "at home" in our pajamas! The flat was clean, beds were comfortable, shower was great, and the kitchen was very well furnished - not like some rental flats where there are two plates and two glasses; here it was obvious that Sarah and her family use the flat too, so it had what you would want if you were actually living there. It was very helpful to have a washer and dryer. And the views out the windows: especially nice at sunset, and we saw the fireworks for the end of the festival from our windows! We enjoyed our stay very much!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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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 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 neighborhood 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 Newington, Edinburgh

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
April to July 2016
1 Apr 2016 - 31 Jul 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 2016
1 Aug 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Edinburgh and Lothians in Scotland

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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