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House With Beautiful Views to Edinburgh Skyline

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Under 2 Miles from City Centre Free Wifi

House is a compact end terraced villa in the Craigleith area of Edinburgh which is easily accessible to the centre of Edinburgh within 15 minutes. Ideal for couples and small families. There are 2 bedrooms with bathroom/shower upstairs. A livingroom with dining area with table and six chairs is also comfortably furnished with 2 two seater sofas, a 42 inch colour TV with UK freeview and DVD player, an i-pod dock and a collection of books and DVDs for all the family. Free Wifi. Additional TV/DVD in bedrooms.

All linen is supplied including towels and tea towels. House is cleaned between lets and extra linen is available for longer stays. Kitchen is equipped with a supply of dishwasher tablets, laundry detergent, liquid hand wash, napkins and tea towels. Parking, Garden. Travel cot available for baby.

The house is freshly decorated and all furniture and appliances are new.

Parking space on driveway next to house for one car.

A welcome pack is provided with fresh milk, bread, wine, cheese and treats.

For essential food shopping there is a large retail park within 5 minutes walk from the house, including Sainsbury’s with café/restaurant, Marks & Spencer Food Hall and café, Boots Chemist and Costa Coffee, there is also a large Waitrose store in the immediate area.

This house is a perfect Edinburgh International Festival location for both performer and visitor alike, when the city during August, transforms itself into one of the most vibrant cities in Europe. Edinburgh is a genuinely beautiful city with a history that extends back to pre-Roman times, it inspires and captivates you.

For culture and history there’s the designated UNESCO world heritage sites of Edinburgh Castle, and the entire New Town area of the city. The Queen’s official Scottish residence, the Palace of Holyrood, is at the opposite bottom end (from the Castle) of the world famous Royal Mile, with it’s long and sometimes dark historical past. Opposite the Palace sits the much younger Scottish Parliament building. Also in this area the Dynamic Earth Centre is a must visit for all, especially children.

The house is also close to a network of cycle paths which can take you, dependant on chosen route to the Royal Yacht Britannia, Gallery of Modern Art, Murrayfield Rugby Stadium and Cramond beach/promenade. Cramond Village and Silverknowes beach are approximately 3 miles from the house.

For golf enthusiasts there are around 20 golf courses within the city boundaries, 6 of these courses are run by the local council, while the remainder are operated as private clubs, almost all of which will accept visitors, with appropriate notice. Murrayfield and Ravelston golf courses are nearest and within one mile of the house. St Andrews is around 50 miles North East of Edinburgh. Going east of the city, the beautiful beaches of East Lothian and the splendid renowned links golf courses of Muirfield, Gullane, Dunbar and North Berwick are a 30 / 45 minute drive. Edinburgh city centre 2.2 miles from house

15 minutes by bus to central Edinburgh, including Princes Street, Mound Art Galleries, Royal Mile, National Museum of Scotland and Edinburgh Castle

Waverley Train Station is 3 miles.

Haymarket Train Station is 3 miles,

St Andrews Square Bus Station is 3 miles

Edinburgh Airport is 7 miles away from the city, 25 minutes by bus or car. The Edinburgh trams are now running directly from the airport into the centre of the City where a bus can be picked up for a 10 minute ride to the house. Both Edinburgh Waverley and Haymarket train stations are within 3 miles of the house.

Glasgow is easily accessible. 45 mins by train or 1 hour by bus. Trains every 30 mins. Buses every 15 minutes. Full details available in the house.

Dishwasher, Fridge, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Tumble Dryer, Washing Machine.

Cable, Central Heating, Internet Access, TV. Bedroom 1 with double bed

Bedroom 2 with two single beds

Bathroom with shower over bath. Regrettably we cannot accept pets.

House is not suitable for wheelchairs or people with reduced mobility as there are steps to front door and steps to back garden. Bathroom is upstairs.

House is non-smoking only.


There is a back garden with outdoor table and chairs. Very young children would need to be supervised in back garden as there is a steep ledge.

There is space on the driveway of the house for one car.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
15 October, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ravelston in Edinburgh

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , TV/DVD in Bedroom 1
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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House With Beautiful Views to Edinburgh Skyline
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

A gem of a property!

  • 5 of 5

You could not meet a nicer person than Lorraine! We arrived late afternoon and she had got us gluten free biscuits and lactose free milk! The house is very comfortable and warm. Supermarket is just round the corner and busses go at the end of the street. The kitchen is very modern with induction hob and a washer dryer (which is needed in Scottish winter) as well as a dishwasher. The bathroom is newly decorated and we had no problems with the shower and it was lovely to have a bath. Lorraine has made a great effort to make the house a home from home. The garden is lovely, too. We enjoyed seeing all the wildlife! She has lovely neighbours and the small estate is lovely and quiet. Perfect place to enjoy a holiday in Edinburgh!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for such a glowing review. I am very pleased you were all so comfortable in the house and enjoyed your stay. It is indeed an ideal base for a visit to Edinburgh. This is a review I'm sure all owners strive for and it is so lovely when guests appreciate little gestures of hospitality which I know make all the difference to a family's memory of a holiday. I do hope you all come back one day.
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very handy location

  • 4 of 5

The house is situated only about 10 mins from the centre via bus or taxi which is great for sightseeing. The house is well kept, clean, and is well equipped. The garden is also well maintained. Good selection of leaflets, reliable Wi-Fi a good plus. One small gripe the shower is not great it could do with replacing as the pressure is not good but then we are v fussy!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay and were comfortable and so appreciative of the little extra touches to make you all feel welcome. I am somewhat puzzled by your comment on the shower as it is brand new and is a power shower. Best wishes and thanks again for taking the time to write a positive review.
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Highly Recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Lorraine was very welcoming and kind, meeting us after an overnight flight from the US, and the house was perfect: very clean, great location close to Sainsbury where we walked for groceries, bus stop at the end of the street for getting downtown, very comfortable rooms, and blooming garden. We stayed for 6 days while exploring Edinburgh, and took really lovely side trips to Musselburgh and Rosslyn Chapel. This house was the perfect for us - the children enjoyed the books in their room and their view of Edinburgh, as well as playing in the garden. The TV and wifi were very much appreciated, and the welcoming bottle of wine, milk, biscuits, bread & butter were such a nice touch. Lorraine was really lovely, and we had numbers to contact in case of any problems (there were none - the house is great!) My husband also enjoyed chatting with the friendly neighbor - one morning he was invited to have coffee next door! Overall we had 3 weeks in Scotland, and our time at Lorraine's very clean house was the perfect way to start it!

Our favorite activities for our first visit to this area: Harry Potter Walking Tour (free, but you tip at the end) Rosslyn Chapel, walking Arthur's Seat, the castle and the Real Mary King's Close.) We could not see the palace as the Queen was in residence and it was closed to visitors. We rode the city bus everywhere (there's free wifi onboard) and found it easy to navigate our way around, buying a family day pass.)

Thank you, Lorraine. We had a lovely time and would highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing such a thoughtful and detailed review. I have no doubt this will be inspirational and helpful for future families. It was a pleasure to have such a lovely family as yours as guests and I do hope you will all visit again one day when you will be made very welcome. 'Haste ye back!'
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Little gem in Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house in a good area and only a short distance from the city centre. We liked the peace of the surroundings and garden and my teenagers loved being able to walk to the ample variety of ‘corner’ shops on their own to spend pocket money out of view of mum and dad. This is a very nice house with a lovely owner who actually cares that you have a good holiday and also does not take advantage of families by inflating rental tariffs at school holiday times. We found a spotlessly clean, warm and welcoming house. A little gem. Can’t wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for such high praise. Positive reviews are appreciated and make all the effort worthwhile. I am so glad you all had such a good time and hope to see everyone again soon.
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Really good service

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for a week in half term. As this site shows, the house is perfect for this kind of trip. Warm, comfortable, a very well appointed kitchen and with a great big telly. All worth five stars alone, but on this occasion we managed to leave behind my wife's laptop, a bag and a coat. When the owner discovered this, she contacted us immediately, boxed the whole lot up, printed out the courier label we sent her, and then made herself available for us to get it all picked up. Outstanding service, and very much appreciated.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for such a glowing review. You were all perfect guests and we hope to see you all again soon.
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sunny house in edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday at this house with the very best of weather to top it all. This house is well appointed, furnished and equipped very nicely so we felt very comfortable there with our new baby. We loved the location in such a lovely area with lots of pretty places in walking distance and it was nice to have a sunny garden. It really is easy to walk into the city and easier still with a push chair of course. All the shops you could ever need though while on holiday are very near the house, making it easy for us to self-cater. The hospitality and welcoming touches by the owner were also superb. We have no hesitation in recommending this house.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a very positive review. So glad the weather was the best ever for you all. Hope to see you again in the future.
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Holiday Inn: Edinburgh City - West 5 minute walk
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Murrayfield Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Edinburgh Haymarket
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Hillend Ski Slope
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: not necessary

The house has beautiful views towards Edinburgh's famous skyline from the front bedroom. Fireworks displays can be seen from bedroom at New Year and during the Edinburgh Festival. House is just under 1 mile from the Botanical Gardens, Inverleith Park and the Stockbridge area, with its many welcoming restaurants, bistros, bars and a variety of individual shops. Princes Street and Edinburgh's Historic Royal Mile, theatres and Festival venues are under 3 miles away and can be accessed by frequent local bus, a short walk from the house. The house is also close to a network of cycle paths which can take you, dependent on chosen route to the Royal Yacht Britannia, Gallery of Modern Art, Murrayfield Rugby Stadium and Cramond beach / promenade.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ravelston, 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
off peak
3 Sep 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
off peak
6 Jan 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Peak Summer
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Outwith July and August 10% discount for couples and returning clients.

Edinburgh trams run directly from the airport to the centre of the city where a bus can be picked up for a ten minute journey to the house.

25% of rental amount required to secure booking. Balance including £100.00 damage surety due 8 weeks before holiday start date.
Damage surety is required with all bookings and is returned within one week of holiday end providing there is no damage.
All bookings and payments are handled personally by owner. Payments by bank transfer or cheque direct to owner.
Calendar is always up to date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.