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Beautiful Old Merchant's House in Historic Central Edinburgh

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Our Gayfield Square apartment is our fabulous two bedroom property situated in a fantastic position, right in the heart of our wonderful historic city. In fact you couldn't get better - the apartment is located on a beautiful leafy square in the elegant Georgian New Town. Residential and quiet, yet just a few minutes walk (about seven) from the hustle and bustle of Princes Street and George Street and from there easily accessible to the castle and Royal Mile. Moreover, we're just round the corner from the funky Broughton Street area with its great selection of restaurants, cafes and bars as well as some lovely 'local' and quirky shops (the best butcher in town, great health food store and fishmonger to name a few!)

The apartment is typical in design for its era, dating back as far as 1820, and built with the grandeur that represents Georgian architecture in its prime. It's also quite a one off with its own private entrance, private front garden and back patio (very unusual for a property in such a central location of Edinburgh). The entire apartment is on the ground floor with only one step up into the front garden so is very accessible for those who have difficulty in managing stairs.

Interior style is sophisticated, contemporary and calming with a lovely blend of old and new.

The main sitting room is a very spacious 16 x 13 feet with beautiful working fireplace (living flame gas fire), ornate cornice work and double windows with views to the front gardens and square beyond. Furniture comprises a comfortable sofa and contemporary Barcelona chair both in white leather as well as two antique gilt chairs upholstered in a bold print motif. Original art pieces hang on the walls throughout the property.

The bedrooms are quietly located with cosy European king sized leather bed in one and white wooden Georgian style bed in the other, again European king sized. Wall coverings are in calming taupe and pale mocca colours.

One bedroom is serviced by an en suite shower room with walk in shower with chocolate leather effect tiling. The other is serviced by the main bathroom with corner bath and shower.

The kitchen is fully equipped - a large range cooker/oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer - a great cook's kitchen as well as being a very sociable space to sit round the large black granite kitchen table whilst you eat or watch the cook at work! French windows from the kitchen open up to the back patio/sitting area.

We also supply a complete pack in the apartment which will guide you through how to use everything and also a great guide to our favourite restaurants, cafes, shops and top tips on things not to miss out on while you're visiting. Wifi internet access is available throughout the apartment.

We think we've created the ideal retreat to explore our wonderful city- we really hope you'll agree if you come and stay with us!

Keywords: Historic, Apartment, flat

More Details

Owner
Robin Jack
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

About Robin Jack

Hi- I'm Robin (pictured here with my best friend, Vera, my miniature schnoodle). I've lived in Edinburgh for more than 20 years, having moved here to study and then working in marketing for a number of years before buying a guest house and rental apartments. My Gayfield Square apartment is my pride and joy!- having bought it and renovated it to the style and standard it is today- I'm sure you'll love staying there!

Robin Jack purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Robin Jack chose Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a fantastic city- historical, vibrant and sophisticated. The apartment is located in one of the most beautiful and central parts of town, the Georgian New town. Built around the 1800s the architecture of this area is beautiful and grand, yet the apartment is only a short walk from the bustling centre of town, all the attractions and some great places to eat and drink.

What makes this apartment unique

Culture, art, history and a lovely quiet- you'll live on a wide leafy square inhabited by locals which is a stones throw from the bustling Broughton Street area with its great cafes, restaurants and local shops (a great butcher and fishmonger are just round the corner). And only a 7 minute walk from Princes Street too!

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , The bed is a european king sized, 5 feet wide bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , The bed is a European king size, 5 feet wide bed.
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(41 traveller reviews)

Beautiful Old Merchant's House in Historic Central Edinburgh
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews
5

The perfect base for our stay in Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is beautifully furnished and very centrally located in a quiet, leafy square. Everything in the flat is in keeping, elegant furnishings, lamps, mirrors etc. which make it a pleasure to stay in. I was planning on booking a hotel before I found this, but I'm so glad we stayed here instead! Within a few minutes walk in one direction you have the Italian deli (Valvona and Crolla) which is amazing, and in the other there is Broughton Street with a huge choice of independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. It's not much further to the centre of town, the superb museums, art galleries and main shopping areas, and the station is easily walkable. We are a family with teenagers so the efficient WiFi and central location were a real plus. Staying here made our stay in Edinburgh extra special, and I wouldn't hesitate in coming back – in fact we are already discussing dates! The host was a very good communicator and responded quickly to any queries. Thank you, Robin, we shall be back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you all had a lovely stay and hope to see you with us again next year!
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Nottingham
5

A superb apartment

  • 5 of 5

Simply lovely accommodation in an extremely well located position to explore this beautiful historic city.

The apartment is truly luxurious and very well appointed and offering genuine value for money.

We had a great 3 night stay and a big thank you to the hosts who had thoughtfully decked the house for Christmas including a lovely tree in the sitting room making our time there extra special.

I would thoroughly recommend this apartment without hesitation and will certainly be returning for another visit.

A big thank you to Robin who has been extremely helpful from start to finish.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us and we really hope to see you again soon!
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5

A wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

We were extremely impressed with everything associated with the apartment including its location. The owner has clearly poured love on this beautiful residence. The testimonials in the visitors book are proof. No hesitation in returning in the future

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your comments and so glad you had a great stay. Hope to see you with us again soon! Robin.
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5

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We were 2 couples travelling together without a car. This home is situated close to all of our needs, train, day tour pick ups, restaurants and all major attractions. Robin was extremely helpful right from the initial inquiry to rent up until we left. Had everything we needed for our stay. Very clean and comfortable. Quiet side street location was a plus during a very busy time in Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Gail and we are so glad you had such a lovely stay with us. All best wishes.
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5

Perfect flat. Perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Gayfield Square is as comfortable and charming as it looks. Comfy beds and comfy living room furniture, a warm and cozy place to come back to after a windy day seeing the historic sites. There's a great kitchen for preparing meals and it's within walking distance to everything you need. Take a 5 minute walk to Valvona Crolla for specialty foods and wine, or go the other way up the street to Tesco for everyday basics. Good restaurants and pubs are also just a few minutes walk. Transit is close and easy. We couldn't imagine staying anywhere else next time we come to Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you enjoyed the apartment and hope to see you again soon!
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Victoria, BC
5

A great location to explore Edinburgh from a comfortable apartment.

  • 5 of 5

We were 2 couples traveling together and wanted 2 Queen beds, 2 baths, some outdoor space and a good location as we didn't have a car. This place met and exceeded our expectations and was a very fun place to stay. All the facilities are as described or even better. Comfortable beds, clean and well maintained, nicely decorated, a great kitchen; all around a terrific place to stay, location just of Leith Walk was tremendous; literally surrounded by restaurants of all kinds. Walking distance from Waverely Train station, Calton Hill, Hollyrood, the National Gallery, and Edinburgh Castle. Absolutely full recommend and favorite for a return to Edinburgh in the future. Wonderful stay and a big thanks to Robin.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your stay with us and I'm so glad that you got so much out of being at the apartment and exploring all the great things to do and see close by! Hope to see you with us again soon. All best wishes, Robin.
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Location

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Edinburgh Waverley Station
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Portobello
Car: not necessary

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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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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
spring 2017/2
18 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£555
for 3 nights
From
£185
 
 
May Bank Holiday
28 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£630
for 3 nights
From
£210
 
 
Spring 2017/3
1 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£585
for 3 nights
From
£195
 
 
Edinburgh Marathon
26 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
 
 
Early Summer 2017
29 May 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£585
for 3 nights
From
£195
 
 
Summer 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 2 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£630
for 3 nights
From
£210
 
 
Festival 2017
3 Aug 2017 - 28 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,925
for 7 nights
From
£275
 
 
Late summer 2017
29 Aug 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£645
for 3 nights
From
£215
 
 
Autumn 2017
2 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£570
for 3 nights
From
£190
 
 
Christmas 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 25 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,125
for 5 nights
From
£225
 
 
New Year 2017
26 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,855
for 7 nights
From
£265
 
 
Winter 2018
3 Jan 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£510
for 3 nights
From
£170
 
 
Easter 2018
30 Mar 2018 - 2 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£840
for 4 nights
From
£210
 
 
Spring 2018-2
3 Apr 2018 - 3 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£570
for 3 nights
From
£190
 
 
May Bank Holiday 18
4 May 2018 - 6 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£645
for 3 nights
From
£215
 
 
Spring 2018-3
7 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£585
for 3 nights
From
£195
 
 
Edinburgh Marathon
25 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£705
for 3 nights
From
£235
 
 
Early Summer 2018
28 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£585
for 3 nights
From
£195
 
 
Summer 2018
29 Jun 2018 - 1 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£645
for 3 nights
From
£215
 
 
Festival 2018
2 Aug 2018 - 27 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,960
for 7 nights
From
£280
 
 
Late Summer 2018
28 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£645
for 3 nights
From
£215
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£555
for 3 nights
From
£185
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Rates are displayed as a guide and based on a 7 nights stay and occupancy at 4 people. We may be able to discount against this during quieter periods and if there are less people staying. Please also note that for shorter stays than 7 nights, we may have to charge a small premium. At busier times of the year and for times when your booking leaves us with gaps on either side to fill we may not be able to accommodate shorter booking stays but will endeavour to offer our best option on these occasions. Please enquire with your exact requirements and we will endeavour to accommodate with our best offer.

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