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Beautiful 2-bedroomed Georgian apartment in Edinburgh New Town sleeps 4

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Gracious blend of Georgian elegance and 21st century comfort

Relax and enjoy your vacation in Anthemion Apartment Edinburgh, our beautiful first-floor apartment in Edinburgh's historic New Town. Our high-ceilinged Georgian flat combines original features and antique furniture with an up-to-the-minute kitchen and large shower room.

Although you can chill in our lovely residential area, you'll be within walking distance of many of Edinburgh's amazing sights, and can get here easily accessible from railway and bus stations and the airport. You'll love being close to the action but enjoy the luxury of retreating to the comfort and peace of Anthemion. We have free wifi, and an excellent selection of board games, books and guidebooks if you decide to have some time out from sightseeing. The high windows give a light, airy aspect, but you can still sit cozily in front of our living flame fire to while away the time.

Our kitchen is state of the art, equipped with an induction hob, fridge-freezer, oven, microwave and plate warming oven, and even a wine fridge, and we really hope to provide you with everything you could need during your stay. And there's a dishwasher and washing machine to lighten the load!

The dining area is modern and roomy for a convivial evening in.

Our spacious bedrooms are normally configured as one superkingsize and two single beds, but you can opt for two superkings or four singles, depending on your needs.

There are plenty of shopping opportunities, from little antique shops close by, to designer boutiques on George Street and department stores in Princes Street. You can go on foot to visit Edinburgh's museums, many of which are free, and a short stroll takes you to the Royal Botanical Gardens. There's no shortage of restaurants, and you are close to the beautiful Dean Village and trendy Stockbridge.

For couples and groups of friends, there are excellent restaurants and bars close by. Families will having a swing park for the children just a short walk away, and plenty of hands-on child-friendly activities in the National Museum of Scotland (who says museums have to be boring!) or laughing in the Camera Obscura. Edinburgh Buses are free to children under 5!

The New Town itself is a UN World Heritage Site and has some magnificent, elegant architecture. A feast for the eyes!

It's easy to get to us - just a five minute walk from the tram and bus stations (the tram goes out to the airport) and 15 minutes from Waverley train station. For weekend visitors, on street parking is free from Friday evening until Monday at 8:30am.

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Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

About Jan

My husband and I have recently stopped our nomadic life that has taken us across three continents, and have settled back down in our native Scotland.

Jan purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Jan chose New Town

We've really enjoyed Edinburgh, particularly the New Town, and fell in love with Anthemion. We were so attracted to its original features - the high ceilings, beautiful cornicing, and working shutters - and loved the space and quality of the kitchen and shower room. It's our only holiday let, and we use it ourselves too, to enjoy everything that Edinburgh has to offer, so we wanted to be able to get quickly to where the action is, but to enjoy some peace and quiet when we'd finished!

What makes this apartment unique

The beautiful setting of Edinburgh New Town, build in the 1820s, the cobbled streets outside and the stately entrance hall had us smiling before we'd even seen the flat. The elegance and light of the high windows, and the elegance of the living room delighted us, and gave us the mix of comfort and style that we wanted. A fan of induction hobs (stoves), Jan was thrilled that the very modern kitchen came already equipped! The location is great for exploring both the best-known areas of Edinburgh and its more hidden secrets, like Stockbridge, Broughton and the Waters of Leith.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in New Town in Stockbridge

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No young single sex groups unless agreed specifically through prior contact with owner.
  • At least one guest residing at the property must be over 25.
  • No stag nights, hen nights or parties.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , double wash hand basins
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be reconfigured as two singles
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Can be reconfigured as one extra large double
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming


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(11 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful 2-bedroomed Georgian apartment in Edinburgh New Town sleeps 4
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Perfect flat!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was spot on and we can’t wait for our next visit to Edinburgh! The location is perfect, the flat itself is so relaxing and well laid out. We loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious and elegant apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay in this lovely flat. It was very comfortable and well equipped with a modern kitchen and bathroom and a very pretty living room with high ceilings and sash windows. We hope to come back at some time in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review, Seana! I'm glad you enjoyed Anthemion Apartment Edinburgh and we hope to be able to welcome you back for another stay sometime soon.
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Such an elegant home, we didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough about this elegant and comfortable apartment -- a perfect stay! Ideally situated within easy walking distance of New Town shopping, restaurants and train station. We also walked to Old Town and the Castle on a pleasant route the delightful owner, Jan, suggested for us, which took in many of the sights. We had a car and parking was easy right in front. We plan on coming back to Edinburgh again, (so much more to see and do!) but only when "Anthemion" is available!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had such a nice time on your short trip to Edinburgh and that your stay in Anthemion Apartment went well. Nice to know that my wee "world tour of Edinburgh" route worked well for you! Excellent news that you were able to make use of the free weekend parking on the metered parking places. I do hope that we'll be seeing you back soon in Anthemion!
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Lovely with everything I needed

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was exactly as advertised. It is wonderfully central, walking distance to everything & had everything I needed, including several universal plug adapters (mine were in my lost baggage so took a few days to arrive).

Jan & Jon wonderful to communicate with and were incredibly helpful and pleasant even when I wasn't at my best.

I especially loved how spacious the apartment was, the soaring ceilings, the old fashioned window shutters, the attention to detail in decor, and how well appointed the kitchen was.

Everything worked perfectly - the fireplace & all the appliances were in great working order, as were all the windows (none were missing their counter weights). There was great water pressure and unlimited hot water. Good lighting in the bathroom for makeup. The heat worked & even though a few June days were hot, the flat itself never got hot.

The pots & pans were all in great shape, the knives were sharp, and I loved that there were three different sizes of tea cup / coffee mug & a metal (not plastic) electric kettle. I cooked several times and found everything I needed - mixing bowls, cutting boards, salad spinner, grater, various sized pots & pans, a double broiler, baking sheets, roasting rack & pan, strainer, tupperware for leftovers, etc. Plus basics like oil, salt, pepper, tea, coffee, cling wrap, etc.

The back bedroom was very quiet all day & I easily slept until 9:00-10:00. The front bedroom faces the cobblestone street so I was woken up early when the total silence between 22:00-5:00 changed to the muted sounds of cars on cobblestones starting at 6am as people started heading off to work.

For people with truly severe back pain:

I have low back & neck injuries & moderate-severe pain. My back hurts unless my matqtress is really firm & not at all worn out. I was able to sleep on one of the mattresses without my back hurting (the one closest to the window in the back bedroom) but the other mattresses all hurt my back some.

Similarly, because of my neck injury I'm really sensitive to seating position. I spent all my seated time at the kitchen table instead of in the living room because the living room seat cushions made perfect posture difficult.

I'd definitely stay here again & would recommend it to anyone who doesn't suffer from severe back pain.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely review! I'm glad that during your 2 1/2 week stay you were able to make the most of our kitchen (we may not have thought of everything, but we've tried!) I'm glad you found a bed that suited you - although our mattresses are only two years old, they are classed as "medium to firm" so it sounds like you would need a very firm one. Thank goodness you were comfortable in the back bedroom! Likewise, the sofa and armchairs are very definitely lounging and chilling ones - I do hope that you occasionally took the kitchen chair through to the living room so that you could take advantage of the space there. (Although I confess to enjoying spending time in the kitchen too, listening to music and working with my laptop!) We would love to have you back, and hope we do have the opportunity of welcoming you again to Anthemion Apartment Edinburgh. Best regards Jan
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Spacious, charming and well-appointed

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a better stay in Edinburgh. The apartment had everything we could have needed in a wonderful location. The bathroom had double sinks which was very convenient. The location was close, but not too close to everything we wanted to see. I hope to return to this lovely home in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review, Elizabeth. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in Anthemion Apartment Edinburgh, and look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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We enjoyed our stay in this clean and simply elegant flat in great location!

  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Lynn! We're so glad you had such a nice time and look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
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Nearest Airport
7.7 Miles
Edinburgh International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Cumberland Bar, 1-3 Cumberland St
Nearest Golf
1.8 Miles
Bruntsfield Links,
Nearest Train
0.6 Miles
Edinburgh Waverley
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Stac Polly, 9-33 Dublin St
Nearest Beach
4.2 Miles
Portobello Beach
Car: not necessary

Anthemion is in historic New Town, close to the major sights, but away from the noise and crowds. A residential area, with plenty of antique stores and independent shops of all sorts, it is also a short walk from trendy Stockbridge, the quality restaurants of Broughton, and the views from Calton Hill or the glasshouses of the Royal Botanical Gardens. It's easy to get around on foot, and public transport is also efficient and easily available.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £40
Damage Deposit £250

Rates area subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Guests must complete and return owner's online booking confirmation form to secure booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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