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Bijou Apartment On Historic Royal Mile

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 3. 1 bedroom. 1 bath 2

One bedroom first floor flat in a superb central location on the historic Royal Mile. The flat is newly refurbished and furnished in a comfortable modern style. We hope you enjoy the Edinburgh and Scottish-themed artwork in the flat by a local artist.

The bedroom has a double bed and is located to the back of the building away from the street ensuring a quiet night’s sleep.

There is a sofa bed in the lounge that sleeps one person comfortably. Please let us know if you require the use of the sofa bed and we will arrange bedding.

The lounge also has a TV, DVD player and fast Wi-Fi throughout, as well as a dining area.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine, oven, stove and microwave.

The flat has a separate shower room and a toilet.

You will also have access to a communal roof terrace.

We hope you enjoy your stay!

More Details

Reetta and Neil Potter
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Finnish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2017

About Reetta and Neil Potter

Having lived in Edinburgh for many years, we now call this wonderful City our home. We were delighted to find this cosy apartment on the historic Royal Mile and are looking forward to welcoming guests from around the world.

With best wishes,

Neil and Reetta

Reetta and Neil Potter purchased this apartment in 2013


Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Waverley Station, Edinburgh
Car: not necessary

On the Royal Mile, the apartment is ideally located for exploring the City of Edinburgh. Within 200 metres of both Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament building, it is a perfect base for sightseeing on foot.

Alternatively, Edinburgh bus tours pass outside the building and are the ideal way to see the city and the major attractions during a city break.

Almost all of Edinburgh's main attractions are within easy walking distance, including the Castle, museums, major galleries, Festival and Fringe venues, and Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. There are many places to eat and drink close to the property.


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , With sink and storage underneath sink.
  • The apartment has a shower room, which also has a basin with storage space underneath. There is a separate toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Living room double sofa bed - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The bedroom has a comfortable double bed and is located to the back of the building away from the street ensuring a quiet night’s sleep. A built-in closet provides plenty of storage space. The living room has a double sofa bed that is very comfortable for one person. The living room has a door providing privacy for the person sleeping on the sofa bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

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Bijou Apartment On Historic Royal Mile
average rating of 4.6551723 based on 29 reviews
Scottsdale, AZ

Location right in the middle of everything!

  • 3 of 5

If you want to be in the middle of everything, the location of this unit is perfect. Walk outside, and you are on the Royal Mile. That can be a positive or negative, depending on how you feel about crowds. The unit itself is ok. It was hot in there, with no real way to cool things down except for opening windows. While there isn't street noise, the birds can be extremely noisy, especially at 5:30am.

The bed is very hard, but that's a personal thing. We had some minor maintenance issues (hot water running out after one person showered, toilet running for a very long time) but those were somewhat minor and the owner indicated they would be addressed.

Note - there is no clothes dryer in the unit (there is a washing machine) so be prepared to hang your clothes if you want to use the washing machine.

The owner(s) were terrific - extremely responsive and communicative.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our Guest Welcome Pack, provided in the apartment, contains some useful directions on the facilities of the apartment, including the following: Laundry drying. A clothes drying rack is available for guest use and is located in the hallway cupboard. Additionally, if the weather is fair, guests may use the private outdoor drying line within the terraced area immediately outside the rear of the apartment. Cooling. An electric fan is available for guest use and is stored in the hall cupboard. Like virtually all British residential properties, the apartment is not equipped with cooled air conditioning as the climate does not necessitate it. We regret the temporary absence of hot water. The immediately preceding guests, who departed the flat a few hours before, had left the hot water tap on in the kitchen, which resulted in the near emptying of the hot water tank and the tank takes some hours to reheat. This was explained to the guests when the matter was raised and is an exceptional occurrence. Neil & Reetta Potter Edinburgh 30 August 2017
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Perfect location to stay for Edinburgh visit

  • 5 of 5

3 of us, 2 adults and 1 child, stayed in the apartment for 3 nights. The location was the best part, accessible to pretty much everything in the Edinburgh. One could walk from the Waverly rail station if the luggage is manageable. Owners were very responsive and provided clear instructions. I had absolutely no issues and we had good sleep. The place is very functional, neat though could be a little bit bigger. I wouldn't say that as a negative given the access and location advantages.

They had kept coffee and tea in the kitchen which I appreciate since I am a morning coffee person. I could have used sugar if they had provided that as well.

I would definitely recommend this place, especially for 2 people.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely and conveniently located.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely, clean, and conveniently located flat 20-27 May 2017. The owners were very helpful and answered all our questions. The flat is highly recommended and I would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wondeful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful stay in this apartment. The place was very clean and comfortable. The owners were extremely responsive when we asked a question about a missing drying rack one evening and the next morning a new one was delivered. I must also say the shower pressure was amazing. The location cannot be beat. I know where I will be staying when I find myself back in Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Merrimac, MA. USA

Great one bedroom flat.

  • 4 of 5

Perfect central location. Comfortable and clean. 1st floor, easy access.

Had a great first visit to Edinburgh and hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Redmond, Washington

A Perfect Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent four days here in November 2016. The location is excellent - on the Royal Mile, but just below the busy part where you have to watch out for cars hitting you. There are really good cafes and pubs nearby, and walking to major sites is easy as they are all close. The apartment is very clean and comfortable. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: 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:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
27 Aug-30 Sep 17
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £20 per person per night
Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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