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Beautiful Spacious Period Apartment in the Heart of the City Centre

People7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2-bed apartment to sleep 7 just off Edinburgh's Royal Mile

Just off Royal Mile. Sleeps 7 (8 if someone's happy to sleep on the sofa!)

Main bedroom: single + double bed

Second bedroom: double bed

Living room: sofa-bed (142 cm wide) + regular sofa

Shower room/loo

Kitchen: all mod cons, bar tumble-dryer

High-speed WIFI, bills, linen and towels included.

Metered parking (on-street); NCP car-parks (close).

Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, just off the Royal Mile this home from home is a light and airy period property. It offers unrivalled access to all that Edinburgh has to offer: among others, the Castle, the Palace, John Knox’s House, St Giles' Cathedral and the Scottish Parliament are all within easy walking distance. There are some great bars and restaurants in the area but, if you want to dine at home, the flat boasts a fully equipped kitchen with everything you might need to prepare a home cooked meal.

St Mary's Street: St Mary's Street has two award winning restaurants, Empires, a warm and inviting Turkish haven and Stac Polly, a beautifully decorated dining room serving exquisitely prepared Scottish delights. And local pubs the Waverley and the World’s End each have bags of character. There are supermarkets in the area but the closest grocery shop is just at the end of the road on the Royal Mile.

Beaches: Edinburgh’s closest beach is at Portobello, a 10-minute drive from the centre. A little further afield, within a 20-minute drive you will find Seton Sands and further still (40-minute drive) Aberdour's Silver Sands (my favourite beach in the area). The East Coast, within a 30-minute drive towards North Berwick, also has beautiful beaches to explore

Golf facilities: The home of golf, St Andrew's is a 90-minute drive away and well whether a visit whether you are a golf enthusiast or not. The golf course and University are world famous and the beaches are beautiful.

More Details

Owner
Andrew Richardson
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Elspeth,



Thanks for the rent of the apartment. It was perfect for our 4 day break. Great location and warm after a days sightseeing in the cold air.



Once again thanks.



Michael
Feb 2010
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Location

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Edinburgh International Airport
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Waverley train station
Car: not necessary

Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, just off the Royal Mile this home away from home is a wonderfully light and airy period property. The apartment offers unrivalled access to all that Edinburgh has to offer, amongst many others, the Castle, the Palace, John Knox’s House, St Giles' Cathedral and the Scottish Parliament are all within easy walking distance. There are some wonderful bars and restaurants in the local vicinity but if you want to dine at home our apartment boasts a fully equipped kitchen with everything you might need to prepare a home cooked meal.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Old Town in Edinburgh

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • tennis

Reviews

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Beautiful Spacious Period Apartment in the Heart of the City Centre
average rating of 4.428571 based on 30 reviews
Manchester
5

Fabulous city Apartment!!

  • 5 of 5

Great location... lovely light and airy rooms... good bars and restaurants near by!

Would highly recommend this apartment to friends and family!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Perfect location for Fringe & exploring Edinburgh

  • 4 of 5

We'd been to Edinburgh a few times before so we couldn't believe it when we found this apartment at the price.

The accommodation is fairly basic as you'd expect but it's comfortable & plenty big enough for 6 to 7 people. We used to fight over the high table & stools next to the window - great for watching the world go by.

It was a little noisy for those sleeping in the front but during Fringe that's to be expected. If you're looking for luxury this isn't for you but if you're looking for a base in the heart of Edinburgh then it's perfect. We would definitely recommend it & hope to stay again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent Edinburgh Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This flat was exactly what we wanted for our first visit to the Edinburgh Fringe (and my friend's first visit to Edinburgh). We could hardly have been more central to the Fringe action, which meant it was easy to pop back to the flat for a quick rest and refuel between shows and/or sightseeing, before going out again for more. Also very easy walking distance to Edinburgh Waverley station and local supermarkets. If you're looking for luxury then I guess this isn't it, but the flat is comfortable, light, spacious and has everything we needed for our stay. Communication with Andrew is easy via email and/or WhatsApp and he responds quickly and helpfully. I would happily book this apartment again any time, and would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting this beautiful city.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Excellent location, comfortable space

  • 4 of 5

We had a great 2 week stay in Edinburgh. Most of the stay it was me and my 2 teenagers, with my husband joining us for the last 3 days. We had plenty of space for the 4 of us, and the flat had all that we needed. I worked most days, and the sunny view from the living room down onto St. Mary's St. made for an excellent "office". My son played tennis at The Meadows and my daughter explored the city on foot. Everything we wanted to see and do, including the castle, Arthur's Seat, Calton Hill, Stockbridge, and Grassmarket, was within walking distance except for Portobello Beach, which we rode to on the city bus. There were plenty of towels, sheets, blankets, and pillows provided, and the apartment was clean and tidy when we arrived. Andrew provided helpful information before we arrived and answered our questions promptly. All in all -- we loved our stay in Edinburgh!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location and plenty of space

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Edinburgh and the flat has a great location with plenty of space (traveling with family of 7). Everything was neat and in order and easy to find. We arrived via bus from the airport and it was a short walk to the flat. It was late so we grabbed some pizza from around the corner which was outstanding.

The hot water was a little tricky but it didn't take long to figure out (make sure it's not set too high or the safety breaker kicks in) and Andrew was always responsive to email. Edinburgh is a beautiful city and this was a great place to come back to at the end of the day. Thanks Andrew!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very Central in Old Town.

  • 4 of 5

Inside the apartment was clean, warm and with a well equipped kitchen. Some of the furniture was a little flimsy but served a purpose. Beds were very comfortable and there was always a supply of hot water. The apartment looked grubby on the outside but was much better inside. Owner was helpful and provided information booklet on arrival.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Old 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
 
Low Season (Autumn)
18 Sep 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
From
£120
Fri,Sat,Sun
£430
£1,250
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£530
for 7 nights
£530
 
 
Hogmanay
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Low season (Winter/Spring)
5 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
From
£120
Fri,Sat,Sun
£430
£1,250
 
 
High season
1 May 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
£280
for 2 nights
From
£140
From
£160
Fri,Sat,Sun
£530
£1,650
 
 
Festival
1 Aug 2018 - 28 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
£3,000
 
 
High Season
29 Aug 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£280
for 2 nights
From
£140
From
£160
Fri,Sat,Sun
£530
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
From
£120
Fri,Sat,Sun
£430
£1,250
 

Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £150

We charge between £10-£40 pounds extra for large groups (5 guests or more) to cover the additional costs of cleaning and maintenance.

Cash only if paying on arrival date. Bank transfer or cheques accepted if paying before arrival date. Please note late check-ins after 10pm and early check-outs before 8am will carry a surcharge of £20.

The booking deposit (25% of the total due) is 75% refunded 30 days or more before your date of entry in case of cancellation (with 25% forfeited to cover administrative costs).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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