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Luxury Old Town Apartment With Rooftop Access

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

This beautifully presented second floor apartment in Edinburgh’s Old Town has a communal roof area with stunning views of Edinburgh Castle - perfect for watching the Edinburgh International Festival and Hogmanay fireworks, or for having a peaceful drink at sunset.

Bread Street is a fantastic location in the heart of the UK’s favourite city (Observer Travel Awards 2012). The best of Edinburgh is on your doorstep. World-class tourist attractions, cutting-edge theatres and vibrant festival venues can be found amidst a throng of Michelin-starred restaurants, artisan cafes and leafy parks just beyond your threshold. Have a wee browse below to see what’s on offer.

This completely modernised apartment benefits from classic Edinburgh high ceilings and large south-facing windows, as well as a brand new kitchen and shower room. Comfort and convenience are high on the agenda, with luxurious Egyptian cotton bedlinen, a well-equipped kitchen, an iPod/smart phone dock and Wi-Fi throughout.

Check-in is from 3pm on the day of arrival and check-out by 10:30am on the morning of departure. Whenever possible, we are happy to arrange an early baggage drop-off or late baggage collection to suit your travel plans.

We provide a friendly and personal service, meeting all guests on arrival to provide keys and show you around the apartment. Our hope is that the apartment will be a home away from home during your stay in Edinburgh.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We would love to hear from you!

Emelie & Owen

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Emelie & Owen Lima
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Swedish, Afrikaans
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2017

About Emelie & Owen Lima

We are a South African-Swedish couple who love going to new places (especially hot and sunny ones). In 2005 we somehow found ourselves in not-so-sunny, but spectacularly beautiful Scotland, and we are still in Edinburgh today. Combining our passion for property and travel, we always thought it would be fun to have a holiday let, so in 2012 we bought this flat in the perfect Edinburgh location and spent several months giving it a complete makeover. We hope you like it!

Emelie & Owen Lima purchased this apartment in 2012

What makes this apartment unique

Call us biased, but we think this is the PERFECT location to explore Edinburgh (if in doubt, have a look at the list of what's available within 10 minutes' walking distance!). We also love the roof area and the character of the flat, with its high ceilings, bay windows and even an old-fashioned clothes pulley.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The apartment was in a perfect location and very convenient. We found it comfortable and cosy with all the mod cons. Loved the sound system. Also thank you for being such friendly and accommodating hosts - the extended departure time helped us get sorted out easily enough and without any fuss. Great value, great flat and most importantly great hosts. Thank You.
Nov 2013
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Luxury Old Town Apartment With Rooftop Access
average rating of 4.8194447 based on 82 reviews

Lovely little flat in the middle of the city

  • 5 of 5

The place was beautiful, very clean and well stocked. Everything in the city was within walking distance, and there were maps and guides supplied. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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An Amazing experience in Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

It was a lovely and amazing experience in Edinburgh, the flat was really cozy. We really felt home, great location, warm welcomed by Linda, all you need for your stay and an amazing view to the castle. We definitely will use again on our next visit to Edinburgh. Thanks for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review and the pictures you sent of the New Year's fireworks display from the rooftop. It looked amazing!
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parfait !

  • 5 of 5

Appartement bien situé, très bien équipé. Moderne, confortable et beau !!!

Idéal pour couple (1 chambre) mais aussi en famille (canapé lit dans le séjour)

L'accueil de Linda a été chaleureux et efficace.

Les cadeaux de bienvenue laissés dans la cuisine ont été appréciés de tous .

Merci pour tout et continuez ainsi !!!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup! I'm not sure what I'm most excited about - the 5-star review or the fact that I was able to understand 90% of it :-)
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Felt like home!

  • 5 of 5

Emelie and Owen's property was extremely comfortable, even for 4 people -- felt just like home. They've thought of virtually everything to make your stay there as seamless and easy as possible - even down to instructions on how to use the washing machine and electronics. Really takes the frustration out of adapting to new surroundings - the place we stayed in afterward was quite the opposite, so it really highlighted the great attention to detail and thought that Emelie and Owen put into imagining themselves in their guests' shoes and anticipating their needs. The rooftop terrace was great...we headed down to the farmers market the first day we arrived (Sat), made some delicious venison stew, and brought the supplied folding table and chairs outside to enjoy our dinner with a view. It was fabulous and none of us could wipe the stupid smiles from our faces. ;) Communication was friendly and superb, and Natalie (who showed us around the flat) was also very kind and knowledgeable even though she's not usually the one to welcome guests. Would definitely, definitely stay again. In fact, feeling homesick for it at this very second!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! It was always our goal to create a home away from home, so nothing could make our host hearts happier than one of our guests being homesick for our apartment! That's wonderful to hear. You're probably the only people in Edinburgh to have your dinner outside at this time of year - especially with a smile on your face! But you clearly made the most of the views and the table and chairs provided, so that's great. Thanks for the super review!
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Perfect apartment in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed in Edinburgh in early December and enjoyed a wonderful time in the apartment. Besides the great interior, the flat's strongest asset is it's location. Barely a five minute walk from the Royal Mile there was no need for us to ever worry about going out or coming back from a night out.

Additionally, the owners were incredibly kind and helpful.

- would definitely recommend this flat to any groups of three or less!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review. The location is indeed one of the best things about the apartment! Hope you have a lovely Christmas.
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Perfect few days in Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

Warm welcome on arrival, the apartment had everything necessary for a comfortable stay. The apartment was so central for visiting Edinburgh without getting the car out of the car park! Everything was within a short walk. There was a welcoming food package that was very thoughtful and useful. There is a Sainsbury shop almost opposite which was very handy, and a car park a 5 mins walk away. If I went back to Edinburgh again I wouldn't hesitate in staying there again or recommnding to family or friends. Thanks again Mark & Sue

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Monboddo Bar, Point Hotel
Nearest Golf
2.1 Miles
Prestonfield Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.6 Miles
Edinburgh Haymarket
Nearest Motorway
4.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Bread Street Brasserie
Nearest Beach
4.4 Miles
Portobello Beach
Car: not necessary

Here are some of the things that you’ll find WITHIN 10 MINUTES’ WALK from the apartment:

Tourist Attractions: Edinburgh Castle, St Giles Cathedral, Royal Mile, National Museum of Scotland, Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre, The Real Mary King’s Close, National War Museum, Edinburgh Bus Tours

Cultural Venues: The Royal Lyceum Theatre, The Traverse Theatre, King’s Theatre, The Usher Hall, HMV Picture House, Odeon Cinema, Filmhouse Cinema, Cameo Cinema, Cineworld Cinema (15 min)

Shopping: Sainsbury’s Local across the street for groceries, Vintage and independent shops in the local area, Scottish crafts and souvenirs on the Royal Mile, High street shopping in the New Town, Saturday morning Farmers Market in Castle Terrace

Eating & Drinking: If you’re looking for a local café, Lovecrumbs is only a couple of doors away, and Starbucks, Costa and Caffe Nero are just around the corner.

Spa/Leisure Facilities: One Spa at The Sheraton, Pure Gym, Dance Base, Virgin Active (15 min)

Parks: Princes Street Gardens, The Meadows, The Bruntsfield Links

Business: Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), Edinburgh financial district, New Town businesses (10-15 min)

Local Transport: Lothian Buses offers an extensive network of bus services to get you around, and the following services stop near Bread Street: 1, 10, 11, 15, 16, 24, 34, 35, 47


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

A 25% non refundable deposit is required to secure a booking, with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

All prices are for 1 or 2 people. For 3 or 4 people there is an additional charge of £10 per night.

Cancellation charges are applied as follows:

More than 30 days prior to arrival - all monies except 25% deposit refunded
Less than 30 days prior to arrival - no refunds

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Old Town in Edinburgh and Lothians

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 43 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The shower room has been decorated with premium quality floor and wall tiles from Porcelanosa.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The king size bed is made with luxurious Egyptian bed linen.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

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Portable wifi hotspot

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