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Beautiful, Top Quality Apartment in the Heart of Edinburgh’s Historic New Town

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, luxury 'home from home' in the city centre

Edinburgh is one of the world’s most beautiful and iconic destinations in the world. Built in 1805, this beautiful and elegant four bedroom apartment is located in the ‘East Village’ of the New Town.

Recently transformed by Edinburgh's well known interior designer, Emily Black, the Forbes’ Residence has a stylish, contemporary Scottish theme and can accommodate up to eight adults.

This luxurious ‘home from home’ has original stripped Canadian wooden floors, detailed cornicing, a flagstone kitchen and beautiful fireplaces. It offers a glimpse of life as a 19th century wealthy merchant - a fine example of Georgian architecture at its very best.

From the pewter stag’s head in the drawing room, to the salmon fish wallpaper in the kitchen and the 'touch of thistles' adorning the spacious accommodation, ambiance and a sense of history pour out of every nook and cranny in this 18th century building which was previously home to Scottish artist Anne Redpath.

Located just a few minutes walk away from the historic city centre, visitors have easy access to the many cultural, shopping and restaurant delights that Edinburgh has to offer. Beyond the city itself, there are world-renowned golf courses, beautiful coastal villages and stunning countryside.

More Details

Owner
Hannah Forbes
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
10 July, 2017

About Hannah Forbes

Gordon was born and raised in Edinburgh. Hannah is from England, but spent many years living in Kenya and South Africa. We have three wonderful children, two of whom are at university, with one still at school.

Hannah Forbes purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Hannah Forbes chose Edinburgh

We decided to buy a second home and spent two weekends seeing more than 50 properties. The minute we walked through the door we knew that this was the one for us. It is beautifully proportioned with 14' ceilings, retains many original features, is in a beautiful Georgian building, and located in the wonderful East End of the city with walking distance to everything. We never use a car when we are there, and feel immersed in the fabric of the city.

We use the apartment often ourselves, but also love that we can share it with our discerning visitors.

What makes this apartment unique

This is far from a typical holiday rental. It is a gorgeous, top quality, much-loved second home.

You will forgive us for asking about your group before a booking is confirmed. We want to ensure that our apartment is well looked after, and ask all our guests to be respectful of the other residents in the building who live there permanently are all lovely people.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are most grateful for you allowing us to rent your home for a week. It is a magical place and we loved it. Everything was in perfect order. Yours, in thanks.
Aug 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in New Town in Stockbridge

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Brand new luxury bathrooms in contemporary style
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Two additional roll-out beds available in this room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • All of the bedrooms are luxurious and spacious, with beautiful period features and Georgian sash windows
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf

Reviews

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Beautiful, Top Quality Apartment in the Heart of Edinburgh’s Historic New Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
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Couldn't have asked for more.

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful flat. Very large, impeccably decorated and well maintained apartment in a quiet area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb apartment ina lovely neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

From beginning to end this was a wonderful experience. Communication, assistance with queries, all handled promptly and with warmth and generosity.

The apartment is beautiful. Spacious comfortable and superbly decorated and equipped.

Luxurious beds, generous comfy couches and an amazing kitchen made it so easy to stay in and catch up on family time. Great neighborhood restaurants, a convenience store close by and a few blocks to the main centre.

Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Patti - come again soon!
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Classy, clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had the delightful privilege of staying at the Forbes' residence. It was stunning! We were a group of 6 adults, traveling to Edinburgh for the first time. The home was warm and welcoming and exceeded our expectations. A welcome basket was waiting for us as we took in the beauty of the place we would stay for four nights. We were in a great location for sight seeing, but in a quiet neighborhood. The beds were extremely comfortable with high quality bedding. The towels were over sized and soft. The showers offered consistent hot water and were roomy. We highly recommend this as a place to stay! Thank you Forbes Family for offering your incredible home to us and helping us have an unforgettable stay in Scotland!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First Class Apartment and Location

  • 5 of 5

Family of 7 stayed in this beautiful and extremely large apartment. 10-12 minute walk from Waverly Train Station straight up Saint Andrews and you will be "home." Lots of restaurants, grocery, etc on the way. Highly recommend. Very walkable location.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, clean, excellent

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Forbes' residence! Hannah graciously worked to accommodate our travel needs, making our red-eye arrival all the more manageable. The flat was exceptionally maintained, clean and beautifully appointed. The fabulous location made our trip relaxing and stress-free as everything was within walking distance. We loved our time in Edinburgh and wouldn't hesitate to return to both city and flat! Many thanks to Hannah and Mary!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First Class Accommodations and Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We were searching for a place large enough to accommodate our family within walking distance to the city's many attractions, and the Forbes' home served our needs. The neighborhood felt safe and welcoming to us.

As promised, the apartment was clean, quiet, and beautifully appointed within. We thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing stay, and would highly recommend to others!

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Magnum, Albany Street
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Scotland's Golf Coast
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Waverley Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
L'Escargot Bleu, Broughton Street
Nearest Ski
125 Miles
Aviemore
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
East Lothian beaches
Car: not necessary

Located literally a few minutes walk away from the historic city centre, visitors have easy access to the many cultural, shopping and restaurant delights that Edinburgh has to offer. Beyond the city itself, there are world-renowned golf courses, beautiful coastal villages and stunning countryside.

Edinburgh is a food-lovers’ heaven with many iconic restaurants. The city boasts an incredible 7 Michelin-starred restaurants. These include Tom Kitchen’s establishments, Martin Wishart’s Leith ventures, amazing food at the Balmoral No 1 location at the East End of Princes Street, and the newly refurbished Waldorf Astoria Caledonian Hotel offering the Galvin brothers’ food at the West End. Beyond this there are hundreds of amazing restaurants to try within a 15 minute walk of the Forbes’ Residence.

If you enjoy shopping and wish to sample the café culture, it is all on your doorstep. Harvey Nichols, the iconic Jenners store (an Edinburgh institution!), Multrees Walk with its plethora of designer shops, the gorgeous George Street, and Princes Street which houses all of the ‘high street’ shops. You can easily walk to them all.

And if that is not enough, just soak up the beauty and history of Edinburgh: the castle, standing proudly over the city; superb theatres, galleries, churches and monuments holding secrets from past centuries; the eclectic mix of residents from local and international students attracted by the world class university, to well-heeled locals who are deeply proud of their city.

If you are looking to sample some of the most magnificent golf courses in the country that is the home of golf, you will be spoilt for choice. Gleneagles - venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup - is located an hour’s drive away in the beautiful setting of the Perthshire countryside. Closer to home, there are many magnificent courses available in East Lothian, Edinburgh’s ‘Hamptons’, with access to the American-owned Renaissance Club bordering – and bettering! – Muirfield, the home of the 2013 Open Golf Championship.

Then there is the Edinburgh International Festival in August and September. The city comes alive with an influx of visitors from all over the world for the main festival, its Fringe and Comedy relatives, and the growing book, jazz, film and music festivals. You can also experience the delights of Hogmanay, Scotland’s own New Year’s Eve party that attracts global audiences as one of the four most iconic venues to spend Christmas/New Year alongside Sydney, New York and London.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in New Town, Edinburgh and Lothians

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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4 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 4 nights
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£500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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