A stylish and relaxing place to escape in Scotland’s capital, the 'City Bothy' is situated in Edinburgh’s "New Town", one of the city's most famous historic districts. This studio apartment is a 5-minute walk from Princes St and many of the city’s best shops, restaurants, galleries and other tourist attractions. 'Bothy' in Scots means a small mountain refuge, but you won’t have to rough it. We’ve tried to create the kind of place we would like to stay ourselves: white cotton bedding, a good kingsize-bed, attractive contemporary decoration and modern conveniences such as free wi-fi, a dishwasher and flatscreen TV. This ground floor apartment consists of an open-plan living and dining space with a bedroom area off it. There is also a separate full-sized bathroom, with power shower over the bath. Facilities include a well-equipped kitchen (including electric oven, microwave, gas hob, dishwasher), free wi-fi internet access and a 32-inch flatscreen television with Freeview and DVD player.
- Separate WCs0
- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
Quite studio apartment in Edinburgh (New Town) 5 Mins Walk town centre
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- Response time:
- within one day
- English, French, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Jun 2018
About Adrian Turpin
I work for a charitable organisation in the arts and literary sector in Scotland.
Adrian Turpin purchased this Apartment in 8
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Comme chez moi
Confortable et propre! J'ai fait le tour de l'horloge deux fois tellement le coin lit était confortable et paisible... un beau coin de la ville pour l'explorer...
It was a lovely stay in Edinburgh the apartment was perfectly located and had everything that one would need.
Flat is very clean and well maintained. Excellent location. Close to many shops and restaurants. Owner was quick to respond to any questions I had during stay.
A Sweet Get-Away
I loved staying in this flat!
It's cozy, clean, and convenient. I'm 20 and I traveled by myself for a two-week holiday in Edinburgh at the end of January and I never had a problem.
-Location: The Bothy is located in a secluded apartment courtyard in New Town. It is a convenient 20 minute walk from all the big sites in Edinburgh and even less if you want to take the bus (which is a quick and inexpensive way to get around town.)
The flat is right around the corner from a Sainsbury's (local grocery store) so whenever I needed groceries I would take a 2 minute walk and get them. There's also tons of cafe's and shopping just a couple streets down. It's a 15 minute walk to the Bus Station and 20 minutes to the Edinburgh Waverly Train Station.
-Cleanliness: The apartment was spotlessly clean when I got there. All the appliances worked great and the heater worked well and could easily be turned on and off. The shower had great water pressure (which is super important to me!) and the bed had crisp, clean linens on it and it was so comfortable! It felt like a hotel where I could cook! The kitchen was stocked with pots, pans, and any other utensils I needed.
- Wifi: FREE WIFI!! It's amazing how much you appreciate it when you don't have phone service.
- Communication: The owner responded to quickly to all of my emails since I didn't have phone service. He was so accommodating. At one point my internet connection slowed and I contacted him. Right away he got in contact with the company and resolved the problem. It was great! He's a great guy.
- I really didn't have any issues the whole time I was there. The only thing I would suggest to visitors would be, if you're coming in the wintertime, come dressed for the weather. Buy a STURDY umbrella. I LOVED being in Edinburgh in the Wintertime. Everyone said in the summer there's a lot of people and it's more expensive to travel in the summer. Although it was rainy some days and a little cold I just made sure I was prepared for it... The city is kind of romantic in the rain anyway. :)
Thoughts: I would highly recommend going to Edinburgh. It's a beautiful city and I loved exploring. I'm sure in the summer it's amazing but I loved not being crowded and the lower flight prices! :) The flat was so worth having! I would highly recommend this property.
Felt Like Home
My boyfriend and I spent Christmas at this apartment and loved every second of it. Photos and description are accurate. Appliances were sufficient however there was not a washing machine. Very spacious and comforting. Quiet apartment complex and easy to get to though the upstairs neighbors were noisy late at night. Fast internet connection.
Property Manger and the local affiliate were very responsive and kind.
Property was spotless and had more than enough dishes, soaps, cleaning supplies etc. Sheets were fresh and bed was comfortable. The water was hot and the heater worked very well.
This little space was very cozy and quaint. Perfect for a couple and if we ever return we will be booking here again. I would 100% recommend this place to others.
Perfect City Escape
A fantastic apartment in the heart of Edinburgh, it’s small but has everything you want and need for a couples get away. The apartment was clean and well-furnished; the owner was nice and quick to answer to any questions that we had. I 100% recommend this as a place to stay
The nearest beach to Edinburgh is at Portobello, east of the city centre. This is easily reached by bus or taxi. If you're heading that way, make sure you stop off at Portobello's old Victorian swimming baths for a steam or sauna in lovely tiled surroundings (Glenogle Baths is a similar heritage swimming pool 10 minutes' walk from the apartment, in Stockbridge).
The apartment is a 15-minute walk (£6 / 8-minute approx taxi ride) from Edinburgh's main Waverley train station. If you're coming by air, a taxi from the airport costs around £20. Alternatively, you can take a bus to Princes Street (£5 return) and either walk, or take a taxi (around £5) from there. Glasgow city centre is a 45 minute train ride away from Waverley Station.
Princes St/George St - main shopping /restaurant area - 5 minute walk
National Gallery of Scotland 10 minute walk
National Portrait Gallery 10 minute-walk
Traverse and Lyceum Theatres 10-minute walk
Usher Hall (classical music) 10-minute walk.
Edinburgh Castle and Royal Mile 20-25 minute walk
During the Edinburgh Festival, the apartment is within walking distance of the Edinburgh International Book Festival and the Assembly Rooms, as well as many other venues.
Within a 2-minute walk of the apartment, there is a selection of excellent cafes, a very good organic restaurant/bar (Iglu), a good Thai restuarant, a historic pub (Kays Bar) and two late-opening supermarkets (a Sainsbury's local and the independent Margiotta, which also has a free cashpoint). Down the hill a 5-minute walk, is Stockbridge village, which has a range of restaurants and services; up the hill 5 minutes are George Street and Princes St, which has the city's widest selection of bars, restaurants and shops.