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Morag Cosford

Member since: 2012
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Speaks English

Self catering apartment in an eighteenth century building in Edinburgh New Town

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Edinburgh - 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)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks English

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

4.8
based on 36 holidaymaker reviews

Self catering apartment in an eighteenth century building in Edinburgh New Town
average rating of 4.8055553 based on 40 reviews
5

Charming building with the authentic feel of Scotland on the outside and modern day on the inside

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was well furnished and everything we were expecting. It was convenient for us to walk to the city centre and surrounding historic sites. The owner was very available to us. We would highly recommend this rental for your next trip to Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would definitely stay again

  • 4 of 5

Cozy flat in a great neighbourhood that is also very convenient for getting to other parts of the city.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind feedback and happy that your stay went well . Hope you will return soon! Morag
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I will stay here again...

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. Nicely presented, well equipped and great location.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful few days in this lovely flat which is clean and cosy and very thoughtfully appointed. The Stockbride location is great, very handy for the centre of town but with all the charm and history of Edinburgh New Town and has a 'villagey' feel to it with great pubs and restaurants really close by.

My husband and nine year old son loved it here too. I very much hope we will return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for these lovely comments - so pleased your visit went well and hope to welcome you back some day . Morag
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Excellent location; lovely flat; clean; very well-fitted out

  • 4 of 5

The property is located in Stockbridge, a truly delightful area of Edinburgh. Very close to all amenities, a wide breadth of shops, and ready access to the city centre either by walking, bus, or taxi. We have stayed at this property on two separate occasions for about one week each over the space of about 2.5 years. We would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Edinburgh Classic Flat

  • 4 of 5

This was a very clean and comfortable flat with all the amenities. A very good location for shops and restaurants. Love the architecture and neighborhood. Great pub (The Bailie) nearby with wonderful food and friendly people. Bus is convenient and the walk up the hill not bad to get to the center of Edinburgh. pretty walk along the river and in the park. Owner gave complete directions on entering the flat. We had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Stockbridge, Edinburgh

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid Season
30 Mar 2016 - 30 Jun 2016
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
From
£125
£820
 
 
Mid Season
1 Jul 2016 - 31 Jul 2016
4 night minimum stay
£500
for 4 nights
From
£125
£820
 
 
High Season
1 Aug 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
4 night minimum stay
£620
for 4 nights
From
£155
£1,000
 
 
Mid Season
1 Sep 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
From
£125
£850
 
 
High Season
23 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£465
for 3 nights
From
£155
£980
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
From
£125
£850
 

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Six Nation weekends rental is £150 per night

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Edinburgh in Edinburgh and Lothians

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
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • 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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