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Charming Old Town Apartment with Modern Flair

Bedrooms 1
Space 462 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

This beautifully presented second floor apartment in Edinburgh’s Old Town is perfectly situated in the heart of the city to explore all that Edinburgh has to offer. There is a communal roof area with views of Edinburgh Castle - perfect for watching the Edinburgh International Festival and Hogmanay fireworks, or for having a peaceful drink at sunset. (Please note this is not a terrace, but simply a flat roof with a fence around it. There is a foldable table and chairs in the apartment that you can use if you want to sit on the roof).

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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2017

About Emelie & Owen Lima

We are a South African-Swedish couple who love travelling and visiting new places (especially hot and sunny ones). In 2005 we somehow found ourselves living in not-so-sunny, but spectacularly beautiful Scotland, where the idea of combining our passion for property and travel started to materialise. In 2012 we finally took the plunge, bought our first investment flat and spent several months giving it a complete makeover. In 2015 we relocated to Cape Town, South Africa (permanently beautiful weather!), and we now have a holiday let here as well, so if you ever decide to visit Cape Town, do get in touch :-)

Emelie & Owen Lima purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Emelie & Owen Lima chose Edinburgh

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!).

What makes this apartment unique

We love the view from the roof and the character of the flat, with its high ceilings, bay windows and even an old-fashioned clothes pulley. The layout is also really great and works well for three or four guests, since all rooms are accessed from the hallway, so there's no walking through each other's rooms to get to the bathroom or kitchen.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We can't say enough about how fantastic your flat is! If we could give it 6 stars we would. From the great communication when we first booked to having Linda meet us, everything has been perfect. We felt right at home immediately (as did the kids) and loved the breakfast items and chocolate you left for us. The decor is fresh, cozy and fun, and the flat has everything we could have needed. The location is AMAZING!

You do an amazing job with your rental flat and have made this last part of the trip for us stress-free and relaxing because of it. Thank you again and again!

PS. We loved the helpful little signs/notes :-)
May 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Old Town in Edinburgh

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 462 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.835165 based on 102 reviews

Loved, loved , loved everything about my stay in your lovely flat

  • 5 of 5

The location is central to so much. The attention to our comfort was well attended to. Linda made us feel right at home. She checked in with us in the evenings to see if we needed anything. I would highly recommend staying here and hope to come back again

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burnaby, BC

A hidden treasure...

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay. Despite a rather inauspicious entrance, the flat is wonderful. Linda was waiting for us, and showed us around. Everything was spotless and convenient. We were so grateful for the treats ( a loaf of fresh bread, a pint of milk, a litre of water, nice quality salt and pepper, a package of cookies, etc.) that awaited us in the kitchen The washing machine worked perfectly, and Linda was right: despite my reservations all the hung laundry was dry in a very short time. The bed was very comfortable. The shower was great. The television seems to have a personality all its own but we managed to get it on every night. All in all an excellent place to stay. So well located. We'd be glad to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Optimally located between tourist and non-tourist, cozy place, with thoughtful owners.

  • 5 of 5

The flat is nice size pad for using as base to explore the city or the country. The place is cozy and perfect for making it feel like coming home in the evening. The owners provide everything that is needed and particular food supplies that make staying a little bit easier so as not have to create a big list for shopping.

It was easy to get to most anywhere in the city and was just outside the tourist area, which was nice because we will spend time going to the regular neighbors places the residents go. It also allowed for easier access to the west end of the city where there is a lot of hidden things to enjoy. We were close to Haymarket station, which prevents the need for a cab. Being in a regular neighborhood, after a long day of traveling to Edinburgh it was easy to go get a couple of pizzas, wine, and sioda to settle in and watch the season finally of Dr. Who and the headliner at Glastonbury. As mentioned, the coziness of the place made this feel like being input own place.

The owners are very nice and responsive to guests, at times being proactive. I don't tangible think there is anything negative to say about the owners or their place.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and clean apartment

  • 5 of 5

Loved this apartment. Walking distance to the Royal Mile, New Town, and Grassmarket with restaurants. Lovecrumbs is a sweet cafe around the corner. The owner and manager are beyond accommodating and were very easy to deal with.

I'd stay there again with my family. Thanks to Emilie and Linda again for a wonderful stay.

* there are a few dodgy establishments nearby--- they seem out of place as the neighborhood felt safe and friendly-- but I do feel like those who are ultra-conservative should note that they are there

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greta place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment, great location! Little touches made it special and feel like a home away from home. Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, clean and close to restaurants

  • 5 of 5

We were met at the VRBO by Linda. She showed us around explained the workings of the appliances and TV. She had provided us with fresh bread and milk as well as some tea and jams for the morning. Everything was very convenient. Grocery store directly across the street, buses just around the corner and the Grassmarket (restaurants) within a five minute walk.

We had a very comfortable stay.

L & D Ducker, Ontario, Canada

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, 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 of 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

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Festival (August)
1 Aug 2017 - 29 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
30 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
New Year / Hogmanay (2017)
27 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter 2018
4 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Festival (August 2018)
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
New Year / Hogmanay 2018
27 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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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