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Beautifully upgraded 2 bedroom 1st floor flat in heart of Edinburgh's old town

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Lounge with corner sofa, large eat in kitchen, 2 double beds

If you are looking for a central apartment and wanting to experience historical Edinburgh then this is the place to be. This fantastic apartment is located in the Grassmarket area of Edinburgh just a stones through from Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. There are a great selection of pubs, restaurants, antique shops etc on your doorstep. This apartment is available for Self Catering & Holiday Lets, Short Term & Corporate Lets, City & Weekend Breaks and the Festival.

The apartment has been stylishly decorated throughout and consists of two double bedrooms, one a very large master bedroom. The good size living room contains a large corner sofa and is open to the fully equipped modern kitchen, which has a breakfast table.

Additional facilities included in this property consist of a large LCD TV, DVD Player, WiFi Internet access, Telephone, Microwave, Washing Machine, Hair Dryer.

More Details

Gavin Price
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2017


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 = Large Double Bed plus one fold out sofa bed. This bedroom is very spacious with plenty of storage space. It overlooks Edinburgh's Grassmarket with views of Edinburgh Castle Bedroom 2 = Large Double Bed. This bedroom is spacious with plenty of storage. It is situated at the rear of the property.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountaineering
  • ski


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

Beautifully upgraded 2 bedroom 1st floor flat in heart of Edinburgh's old town
average rating of 4.3103447 based on 29 reviews

Loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

Loved the apartment, the location, it really had everything you could want. So easy dealing with Gavin. If I was to go back again I'd be staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rose Glad you enjoyed your stay in Edinburgh and the apartment. Hopefully see you again next time you visit. Thanks for looking after the place. Gavin
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Great location and property, any service would have been nice.

  • 3 of 5

Great location, though a little loud in the front bedroom at night if you like to go to bed before 2am (not a major concern for us as we were either out or exausted and sound a sleep.

Apartment has everything that you will need in the kitchen including laundry, soaps and all included.

TV and wifi were great too, though the remotes were a bit tempermental.

Check in and check out could not have been smoother.

Owner was very responsive to preliminary questions and with suggestions for restaurants when we asked.

Once the bathroom light burned out, however, no response from him. Same thing when the radiators stopped working. Same thing when we left something in the apartment after checking out.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, needs some updating

  • 4 of 5

This flat is in a great location in Edinburgh. Close to everything, great views. The flat needs some updating however. In the larger room someone had kicked in one of the panels by the window, the floors bend quite a bit. There's also an old musty smell to the flat. The windows are also thin so you'll either hear the people in the grassmarket or the bins rattling out back. If you're a light sleeper this is an issue. It has every amenity that you'd need though and was great for touring around the city.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Logement très bien situé

  • 3 of 5

L'appartement est très bien situé, au coeur de la vieille ville. Il est équipé simplement mais correspond tout à fait à nos attentes pour visiter Edimbourg. Les fenêtres nécessiteraient d'être équipées d'un double vitrage pour un meilleur confort. Nous recommandons cette location aux personnes qui viennent à Edimbourg pour profiter de la ville et de la vie nocturne. Danielle et Patrick

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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property needs a lot of work

  • 1 of 5

This property is in a good location. the kitchen is well-equipped. but i must say, the positives stop there. When we arrived we had questions and some concerns, and could not get hold of anyone. the name left in the property information folder, no longer managed this property. that was the first disappointment. i really did not like not being able to have contact with someone. the apartment did not feel or look clean. let's just say no one wanted to walk barefoot on the floors. the windows either did not open or would not stay open because of broken hardware. our bedroom door was off the bottom hinge. there were no directions on how to use the washer. probably the worst problem was the mildew on the ceiling in the bathroom. that must be a health hazard. the apt. is above and to the side of a restaurant. just be ready for the smell of fish and the sound of bottles being recycled. the smell and the sounds cannot be helped by the owner, but I feel certain the other concerns can be rectified. i emailed the owner about my concerns, and never received a reply to any of my issues with the property.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry to hear about the problems you encountered at our apartment although a little bit surprised that you feel the need to rate it so low. Past reviews and feedback has always been very positive. During the Festival/Summer months I do experience a lot of same day change overs which makes decoration and maintenance a problem over this period. Any problems highlighted above have all now been sorted however and the apartment has been fully decorated and repainted. I have always striven to communicate well with guests both before, during and after their stay. I don't live in Edinburgh but my sister does and her contact details are on the welcome email as well as mine. Kind regards Gavin
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Excellent spacious flat in a fantastic location- ideal for the Edinburgh Festival

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time- as a family of four the flat met all our needs, it was spacious and nicely presented. Right on the Grassmarket we were in the heart of the action and were able to really soak up the atmosphere of the Fringe, we could get to where we needed to go really easily and in the evenings it was so lovely to just head out onto the Grassmarket and pick one of the fab restaurants there.

The property more than lived up to our expectations and the owners were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend and hope to go back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Biddy Mulligans
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Car: not necessary

The apartment rests in the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town. Just off the Royal Mile at the Victoria Street end of the Grassmarket views of Edinburgh Castle can be seen from the living room window. With its excellent location the apartment is ideal for visiting Edinburgh's popular historic sights.

The Grassmarket and Victoria Street in particular boasts some of Edinburgh's finest restaurants and bars.

Only a five minute walk over 'The Mound' and you will find yourself heading for Edinburgh's bustling Princess Street and the contrast of the 'New Town' and the shops that go with it.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Old Town, Edinburgh and Lothians

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Festival 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Festive 2017
27 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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