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Gorgeous, Top Quality Apartment in the Heart of Edinburgh

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


About the property

4 bedroom, 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.

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Hannah Forbes
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2018

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 New Town

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
  • 4 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please keep the safety catches on the windows to prevent them opening beyond a safe level, especially if you have children with you
  • Please do not use the fireplaces which are filled with insulating materials to keep out draughts
  • Please let us know about anything that has been damaged or replaced during your stay
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Brand new luxury bathrooms in contemporary style
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


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(41 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews

Beautiful apartment in central Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in July during the festival. The apartment is beautiful, full of light and spacious, located on a quiet street in central Edinburgh, walking distance from the old town, museums, botanical gardens and main street. The apartment is perfect for a large family or two small ones with 4 comfortable bedrooms ( soft cotton bed linen, down and feather pillows and duvets!) and a large living room where we played games, did yoga and relaxed. The kitchen is well stocked with appliances needed to cook and dine. We also enjoyed several restaurants close to the apartment. Hannah, the owner, met us personally and kindly offered to help us with reservations. She recommended the silent dancing tour which was fantastic!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfectly positioned and perfectly presented

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect hi-design flat in New Town

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay. Comfortable, well appointed and designed. A pleasurable jumping off point for any nearby explorations in New Town restaurants, a few more minutes to the Royal Mile, and the world of golf is 20 minutes away in East Lothian. Gracious hosts. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice apartment

  • 5 of 5

Great location, great apartment, newly renovated. Front door lock a little quirky.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic flat

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful, well-appointed, cozy, roomy and easy. Thank you for allowing our family to be together in an amazing flat. We were all sorry to leave. Until next time.....

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

there were 8 of us, we met the owner upon arrival, she was so nice.

great location, very lovely apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Maggie. It was such a pleasure to meet you and we're so happy you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to seeing you next year!
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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
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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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