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Beautiful Old Merchant's House in Historic Central Edinburgh

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 914 sq. ft.
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
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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

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 New Town

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 Edinburgh

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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 -
(68 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful Old Merchant's House in Historic Central Edinburgh
average rating of 4.9852943 based on 68 reviews
5

Wonderful flat in Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

This property is spacious and comfortable with 2 bedrooms and bathrooms, a good sized eat in kitchen and living room. Located in a lovely residential neighborhood, it is in walking distance of just about everything in Edinburgh. And Robin has compiled a great collection of restaurant recommendations and city advice. A top notch place to stay when you visit this charming city.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review and hope to be able to welcome you with us again!
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Phoenix, Arizona
5

Tranquil Mansion

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location and accommodations. A great and helpful owner. Closed to old town but in a tranquil setting.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much and I'm so glad you've had such a lovely time!
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Erie, Pennsylvania .. USA
5

Beautiful, comfortable and easy to walk to everything!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the wonderful stay at Gayfield Square in Edinburgh. We spent 5 nights in your spacious beautiful apartment and couldn’t be happier.

This apt is clean, modern, tastefully decorated and a super location for moving around the city. The owners were very helpful pointing out where to find the best restaurants. In fact most of the restaurants we tried were suggested by Robin.

Not to miss are Fishers in Leith and Le Roi Fou where we had a delicious birthday celebration. Many are just around the corner from the apt.

Can’t wait to tell our friends and we hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so lovely to meet you and have you to stay- hope to see you with us again on your next trip! Roll on three years!!
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Other than the parking challenges for our rental car everything was perfect including our gracious host. Anyone who is interested in experiencing downtown Edinburgh at its best from a centrally located apartment will definitely enjoy staying there.

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Larry and hope to be able to welcome you again soon!
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5

Well appointed and touches like home...

  • 5 of 5

Robin was very accessible and did special things like share his wonderful shortbread cookies. The location was perfect for us and the home was well-kept and comfortably furnished. We had all we needed to do some cooking on our own and after full days out exploring, returning to Robin’s place was like going home.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks once again for staying and hope to be able to welcome you again! Best, Robin.
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5

Amazing Edinburgh Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Gayfield Square is in amazing location, walking distance to all the city highlights. Very tasteful furnishings, great kitchen and just a cozy place to spend time!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely post. Hope you made it home safely and hope to see you with us again! All best, 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
 
Festival 2018
1 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
 
 
Autumn 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£570
for 3 nights
From
£190
From
£215
Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
6 night minimum stay
£1,410
for 6 nights
From
£235
 
 
New Year 2018
27 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
6 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 6 nights
From
£275
 
 
Winter 2019
2 Jan 2019 - 18 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£175
From
£195
Fri,Sat
 
 
Easter 2019
19 Apr 2019 - 22 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
£860
for 4 nights
From
£215
 
 
Spring 2019-1
23 Apr 2019 - 2 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£570
for 3 nights
From
£190
From
£215
Fri,Sat
 
 
May Bank Holiday 2019
3 May 2019 - 5 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£675
for 3 nights
From
£225
 
 
Spring 2019-2
6 May 2019 - 23 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£585
for 3 nights
From
£195
From
£215
Fri,Sat
 
 
Edinburgh Marathon 2019
24 May 2019 - 26 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£675
for 3 nights
From
£225
 
 
Early Summer 2019
27 May 2019 - 27 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
£585
for 3 nights
From
£195
From
£215
Fri,Sat
 
 
Summer 2019
28 Jun 2019 - 1 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
£675
for 3 nights
From
£225
 
 
Festival 2019
2 Aug 2019 - 26 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,995
for 7 nights
From
£285
 
 
Late Summer 2019
27 Aug 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
£675
for 3 nights
From
£225
 
 
Autumn 2019
30 Sep 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£570
for 3 nights
From
£190
From
£220
Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas 2019
20 Dec 2019 - 26 Dec 2019
6 night minimum stay
£1,410
for 6 nights
From
£235
 
 
New Year 2019
27 Dec 2019 - 1 Jan 2020
6 night minimum stay
£1,710
for 6 nights
From
£285
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£645
for 3 nights
From
£215
 

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.

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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