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Great apartment for individual or couple in lovely area close to city centre

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

One bedroom flat with open plan living room/kitchen, bedroom and shower room

Situated on the second floor of a traditional Georgian building, the apartment is ideal for an individual or a couple. It contains an open plan sitting room / kitchen, a bedroom with a king sized bed and a shower room.

The apartment is in the heart of the New Town, a desirable area close to the city centre and the shops and cafes of Stockbridge, art galleries on Dundas Street and the Botanic Gardens.

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 January, 2018

About Donna

Donna has lived in Edinburgh for most of her life. She studied languages at University and is now married to a Frenchman.

Donna purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Donna chose New Town

Perfect location for exploring the city and a very comfortable place to be based.


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Great apartment for individual or couple in lovely area close to city centre
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Great Apartment in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 6 days. This apartment is in a great location, we were able to walk every where ( Edinburgh Castle, Mary King Close, Edinburgh Museum, The Royal Mile, Arthurs Seat, numerous stores, Pubs, local grocery store), and too many more places to mention. The people we rented from were informative and very helpful, the apartment is clean and very comfortable. I definitely recommend this to anyone who is travelling and wants to explore Edinburgh but also wants to feel the comforts of home. Thank you to Donna & her husband for starting my trip to Edinburgh off on a happy & relaxed note.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely top notch property and owner!

  • 5 of 5

This trip could not have been better! The owner was very accommodating, friendly, prompt and totally professional! The flat was immaculate and perfect for a single or double occupancy. Nice location too!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful flat great location

  • 5 of 5

Great flat top floor of Georgian house very well equipped Tesco,cafes and bus stop just minutes away,but as the flat is at the back of the house it's very quiet.Its a short walk uphill to George St ,Princess St also to StockbridgeOwner met us at property and left lots of extras including wine

biscuits etc and toiletries.A real find.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect space for two

  • 5 of 5

The apartment has everything a couple might need for a short stay. The living room and bedroom are both a good size and each has a huge window making these two rooms feel even more spacious. There's a choice of comfortable seating in the living room, lots of storage for clothes in the bedroom and the kitchen is well organised with a good range of equipment, cutlery and crockery. The apartment is so nice we didn't feel like we were missing out when the Edinburgh weather got so bad we stayed indoors for a day and watched from the beautiful big windows as the rest of the world got drenched. Being on the 3rd floor the stairs up to the apartment were sometimes a challenge after a long day walking around Edinburgh but one can always take rests on the landings and the steps themselves are shallow. Donna who manages the apartment was very friendly and helpful. Most importantly the location is excellent. Only a short walk to the main tourist area of George St and Princes St and a nearby bus service for those who don't fancy the uphill walk.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and attentive host -- we loved this flat.

  • 5 of 5

23 Great King Street is in "New Town", i.e., 18th, rather than 16th century. The flat is in a row of beautifully preserved Georgian buildings, about a 20-minute walk from Waverley Station, downhill coming from the station, but uphill going back -- there are, however, two very frequent buses (23 and 27) on Dundas Street, less than a block away. Also on Dundas is a Tesco "Express" market, which is all we needed. Donna our host was most attentive and had the fridge stocked with staples such as milk, butter, coffee, etc. for our arrival. There is excellent wifi service and cable tv. The flat has been lovingly redecorated and immaculately clean. This was a superb base for our six-day visit to the beautiful city of Edinburgh and it was a pleasure to come back each day to this quiet and classy neighbourhood. The only caveat may be if you are elderly or infirm, and are not travelling light, you might take into account that the flat is on the second floor, i.e., up two long stairways.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, good location, spacious

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very comfortable and quiet. We felt very much at home.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Cumberland Street
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Silverknowes or Murrayfield
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Edinburgh Waverley
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
M8, M9 or M90
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Plenty nearby
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Hillend - artificial ski slope
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Portobello or Cramond
Car: not necessary

The flat is only five minutes from the city centre on Great King Street, in the heart of the New Town. It is close to cafes and restaurants on Broughton Street, Stockbridge and Canonmills and the art galleries on Dundas Street. The Botanic Gardens are also within easy walking distance.

The apartment is just a five minute walk from the city centre.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £30

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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