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Beautiful And Contemporary 3 Bedroomed Apartment On The Royal Mile

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Spacious Living Room With Cast Iron Stove, Bright Dining Kitchen And 3 Bedrooms

Chessels Court on The Royal Mile - our three bedroom, well equipped holiday home is perfectly located to allow you to experience all that Edinburgh has to offer whilst enjoying the peace and quiet of the grassy square at the centre of Chessels Court.

A unique property which can accommodate up to 6 people comfortably (one person sleeping on a sofa bed). A contemporary, spacious and light living room with a beautiful fireplace and cosy cast iron stove will help you unwind after a day of shopping, there is a flat screen tv with many satellite programmes. The bright and modern dining kitchen is fully fitted with all modern appliances including microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and toaster. There are a full range of kitchen utensils, dishtowels, dishcloths, kitchen roll, washing up liquid, dishwasher consumables as well as a selection of herbs, oils, flour, basic condiments, tea, coffee, sugar, foil and cling film.

The two double bedrooms are spacious and bright, each with a super king-size bed which can be split to make two single beds depending upon your requirements. Beautiful, hotel-quality Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels add a further touch of luxury.There is also a good sized single bedroom which has a lovely view over the grassy square.

Pamper yourself in the new bathroom which is furnished with a luxurious walk-in shower.

Entry to the building is from Chessels Court which can be accessed from three paths (or 'Close's') off the Royal Mile. Chessels Court is the only grassy square on The Royal Mile. The building is almost 300 years old and has a beautiful entrance and stairwell.

Please be aware that the apartment is on the second floor of the building and does not have a lift.

Edinburgh Castle. Holyrood Palace. Princess Street Gardens. The world-famous Fringe Festival and Hogmanay celebrations. The Six Nation Rugby at Murrayfield, countless bars and restaurants and great shopping for every taste and budget.

More Details

Marion McNeill
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 January, 2017

About Marion McNeill

I live near the centre of Edinburgh with my husband Colin and our three quickly growing children. We love Edinburgh and believe it to be the best city in the world for a city break. We have travelled throughout the world and have lived abroad a few times but our heart will always be here. The apartment on The Royal Mile is a perfect base to explore this amazing city.

Marion McNeill purchased this apartment in 2015

What makes this apartment unique

Chessels Court is a historic grassy square off The Royal Mile which has a very unique and peaceful feel.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

Beautiful And Contemporary 3 Bedroomed Apartment On The Royal Mile
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

Really good

  • 5 of 5

Clean. Comfy quiet

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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Great location, clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two sons (23, 17) and I visited Edinburgh for 4 days to visit our son who is studying at University of Edinburgh. The apartment was perfect for our visit. The location is ideal --- close to the University, sight-seeing, pubs, coffee shops ... really within a 15 walk to everything, and many things right within a block or two. When we arrived, one bedroom was made up as a king instead of two doubles due to a miscommunication, and Marion corrected that promptly. The beds were comfortable, and the family room was great for us to relax together. We ate all meals out, but the kitchen appeared well-stocked. The bathroom was spotless and well-updated with a great shower. The wifi worked well and the apartment was quiet overnight. We would definitely stay here again. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really comfortable and central flat in Edinburgh.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful half term break staying in this three bedroom flat off the Royal Mile in Old Town Edinburgh. The flat had everything you would need and the beds were really comfortable. We would love to return although next time we will do some more research on places to eat and book the table each night. We came by train and the station was an easy walk away.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Royal Mile Delight

  • 5 of 5

Marion was at the flat to meet us & was very friendly, showing us around and explaining where things were. Overall first impressions of the flat were of cleanliness and modern fixtures and fittings without clutter. The flat is very comfortable, amply-sized for 4 adults and was warm and cosy when we returned at night. Situated about half-way between Edinburgh Castle & Holyrood House, it is in a prime position to explore the Old Town. Edinburgh Waverley Station is about 5 minutes walk away ( albeit up either a steep hill or flight of stone steps ) & Princes St and New Town are both within a pleasant stroll. Catching a No.35 Lothian bus on the Royal Mile virtually outside the flat will take you to Ocean Terminal & the Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith. There is a wide range of options for both lunch and dinner nearby from traditional Scottish to Mexican although some of the local bars seem to stop serving food around 8pm as they have live music in the evenings. Booking a table in your chosen restaurant beforehand is advisable. Would definitely recommend a stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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cozy and comfortable apartment in a central location

  • 5 of 5

3 friends and I stayed at this apartment this past weekend for a "girls trip" to Edinburgh, and we all agreed that this apartment was great. It was exactly as pictured and very clean. It is also tastefully decorated and cozy. The towels were soft, the beds were comfortable, the shower was spotless, etc. We never used the kitchen, but I noticed that it had a good supply of dishware and cooking utensils, as well as basic food items such as coffee, tea, sugar, oil. The beds can be arranged to make 5 singles. The bedroom with the only single bed is located on one end of the apartment, and the other two bedrooms with the double or 2 singles are down the hall.

The apartment is steps off of the Royal Mile, so there are plenty of restaurants, cafes, and all sorts of interesting shops as soon as you walk out to the street. I also noticed a small grocery store a block away from the apartment. Everything is close by. Edinburgh is not a large city, and we walked everywhere.

The owner, Marion, was always helpful and prompt to reply to my questions.

Overall, this was a great apartment. It was perfect for our group of 4 friends, but it would have worked just as well for a family with young children or teenagers, or couples traveling together. It was also the kind of place that a guest could stay at for a longer time (like over a week) because it was so clean and comfortable. I would highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Perfect place to rest and in the middle of everything.

  • 5 of 5

Great place, in the middle of it all and right on the Royal Mile.

The place is super clean, Aga and her staff are great, beds are firm (our preference) and the blankets a warm and comfortable.

Would not change a thing and we will be back.


  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Waverley Train Station
Car: not necessary

Experience living on the historic Edinburgh Royal Mile, situated half way between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyrood House and only minutes walk away from Waverley railway station and Princes Street.

It is the perfect location for a short break to enjoy all that Scotland’s capital city has to offer – the Edinburgh festival & fringe, historic buildings and museums along with the fantastic variety of cafes, restaurants and shops. Be amongst the hustle and bustle whilst enjoying the peace and privacy of your own space in the luxurious Canongate Apartment.

The beautiful 16th century building which has been fully refurbished inside provides a wonderful home from home in the heart of Edinburgh. It can be found behind the Royal Mile surrounded by a peaceful grassy square. In the heart of the Old Town yet with the feel of a tranquil village.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Old Town, Edinburgh

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
spring 2017
6 Jan 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Easter 2017
17 Mar 2017 - 9 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early summer 2017
10 Apr 2017 - 8 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
summer 2017
9 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Festival 2017
21 Jul 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late Summer 2017
25 Aug 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Festive 2017
15 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £40

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Old Town in Edinburgh and Lothians

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 30 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Travel cot available if required.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming

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