About the property
- Apartment914 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
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
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 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!
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Well appointed and touches like home...
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.
Amazing Edinburgh Apartment
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!
Thanks so much for your lovely post. Hope you made it home safely and hope to see you with us again!
Our first accommodation in Scotland and it did not disappoint!
We stayed here for 3 nights and could not have been more impressed. The location is perfect, the elegant decor was both warm and impressive and the bed and bedding was so high end and luxurious...I had a hard time leaving! Would definitely stay here again!
Thanks so much for your lovely comments and I really hope we are able to accommodate again!
Perfect location and comfortable
Absolutely loved our stay! Met family there and we were all very comfortable in Robin’s beautiful home. Everything you need is there and very close to restaurants, stores and transportation. Did an all day tour with Michael which was top notch! Can’t wait to visit again!
Thanks so much and really hope that you manage another visit with us soon!
All best wishes,
Lovely Neighbourhood Flat Close to Sights
My friend and I enjoyed our stay immensely at Robin's first floor flat. We only stayed for four nights but felt more at home with every passing day - we wished we could've stayed much longer. The street was very quiet but just walk to the top of the street and round the corner were restaurants, bars, theatre, etc. A little further walk (10 minutes or so) takes you to Princes Street and from there it is easy to explore the sights of the Royal Mile or the New Town.
The apartment was clean, well appointed and the beds very comfortable with lovely linens. We both slept very well.
This would be the perfect home away from home when visiting Edinburgh but I would recommend a one week visit or more - there is so much to see in this great city!
The neighbourhood and all of the Edinburgh that we toured were very safe. An added bonus for us as two female travellers was the Merchant House being next door to a police station. We did enjoy returning to the flat every evening and walking past one or two police cars parked along our very residential street and sometimes in front of our gate. We heard no extra noise being so close to the station whether we were inside or outside the house.
Thank you Robin for opening your home and also for the lovely welcoming gift on arrival!
I am so delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to be able to welcome you back soon for a longer trip!
All best wishes,
Cozy and well presented apartment in an excellent position.
Beautifully kept. Excellent service and attention to detail from the owner. Highly recommend.
Thanks so much and look forward to seeing you with us again!
Additional pricing information
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.