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Main door Georgian apartment - Quiet Location with Shops & Bars minutes' away

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


About the property

Apartment in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town, Scotland - Shops & Bars just minutes' away

Built in the mid-1800s, and refurbished in 2012, Cumberland Street is an elegant main door ground floor listed apartment situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s world famous New Town. You are surrounded by stunning Georgian architecture and are just minutes’ walk away from the vibrant city centre and its attractions, including Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. The restaurants and bars of Stockbridge are also within easy reach on foot.

The Cumberland Bar, which is frequently mentioned in the 44 Scotland Street novels, is a few steps away at the end of the road. Local shopping is a few minutes’ walk up Dundas Street. The apartment is very spacious, combining modern benefits, including a recently installed kitchen and bathroom, whilst retaining many of its original features such as the traditional sash windows with operating shutters, “Edinburgh presses” and ornate cornicing. Period furniture throughout combines tastefully with the apartment's heritage.

Gas fired central heating makes the apartment cosy throughout. Free WiFi is also provided, as is Sky (satellite) TV. We also have Amazon Video and Netflix, both of which offer a wide variety of movies and TV shows on demand.

The apartment sleeps six and there are three large bedrooms, one kingsize, one double and one twin. The twin room also doubles as a library with a floor to ceiling bookcase.

The large kitchen includes a breakfast table but the main dining table is - traditional for Georgian properties in Edinburgh - in the substantial dining hall. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you would expect, including a coffee maker.

In addition to the main bathroom, there is also a separate shower room.

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About Us

Nick Tulloch
Red Squirrel Holidays
7 Rosemount Place
PH2 7EH Perth
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Nick and Sarah
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

About Nick and Sarah

Sarah and I moved to Scotland in 2010 after some 15 years in London. At first I continued to commute down south for a few days each week and Sarah worked in Dundee. We now have a young family, I work in Edinburgh and we are both loving the lifestyle up here.

My family are originally from Scotland and we wanted somewhere more relaxing to live and with access to the countryside. It has been a great move for us and we are really well settled in now.

Nick and Sarah purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Nick and Sarah chose New Town

The apartment is on Cumberland Street, one of the best known and best located streets in the New Town. It's not a cut through route to anywhere so traffic (and consequently noise) is very low but Dundas Street - the main road up the hill to Princes Street - is right at the end of the road.

Being a main door apartment, you get the feeling of living in a house. With its own entrance and grand hallway, coming home is a real pleasure.

What makes this apartment unique

It is an incredibly convenient location for almost anywhere in the city centre. When we bought the apartment, it was completely unmodernised and, whilst we have done a lot of work on it, we have retained the period features, such as the cornicing and fireplaces. Even some of the glass in the windows dates from the early 1800s and the entrance hall has an original flagstone floor which we have stripped and restored.


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Shower room - Shower Enclosure
  • There is a bathroom with toilet, bath and basin vanity unit and also a separate wet room with overhead shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are three large bedrooms – two double and one twin. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed. There is a second bedroom with a double bed. The third bedroom, which doubles as a library with wall to ceiling bookcases, has two single beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Golf ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
Notes on accommodation: The apartment is very spacious, helped by a very large and grand entrance hall. The 3 bedrooms are all of a very good size. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels, bedding, heating and electricity is included. Other: If you are travelling with children, we can provide a travel cot and highchair - please just ask. We also have a small number of toys and children's books in the apartment.


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Main door Georgian apartment - Quiet Location with Shops & Bars minutes' away
average rating of 4.8490567 based on 53 reviews

Lovely, comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our family of 5. The location was convenient to many activities as well as bus lines and main streets. Shopping, groceries and restaurants were within an easy walk. The updated kitchen contained all of the essentials. The hosts also provided information about a variety of activities as well as About the house and city. We were very pleased with the accommodations. A lovely place to stay in Edinburgh!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good apartment in New Town

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of six adults visiting Edinburgh for a family wedding. The apartment was ideal- just a few minutes walk from Princes St and the station and had all we needed for a short break. The street was quiet despite being centrally located and paved with cobbles.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again.
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Excellent location, well described, perfect.

  • 5 of 5

A great location for an Edinburgh stay.

Everything was as described and we had a very enjoyable stay.

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again.
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A superb stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, gracious and spacious ground floor apartment in a quiet street yet sited most conveniently for reaching the city centre. The hosts were attentive and caring, and their welcome pack of goodies was second to none. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in and around Edinburgh and would highly recommend 27 Cumberland Street.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay in a beautiful historical property

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at this apartment. It’s in a lovely street that is quiet, but close to the city centre. The apartment has its own main door and retains many original features and furniture, such as the marble fireplaces. It was all really clean and comfortable, and well-appointed. There is a huge supply of books, and lots of kids’ toys and games, which was great.

We really appreciated the welcome groceries too!

Thank you - a very enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Good location, good facilities; altogether a nice place.

  • 5 of 5

The flat is very convenient for the centre of Edinburgh. It is nicely decorated and has most things that you could want. There are small supermarkets close by and plenty of cafes and restaurants in the vicinity.

Nick and Sarah were not able to be there to meet us but entry was simple with the instructions provided. We were visiting with our grown up sons so having two sets of keys was very useful.

We would recommend the flat to visitors to Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. We are glad that you had an enjoyable stay in Edinburgh and we hope to see you again.
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Cumberland Bar
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Waverley Station
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
M90 and M9
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
110 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Edinburgh is situated on the Firth of Forth. The old docks of Leith are just a 10 minute drive from the apartment. This district is now a lively area with plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from. The nearest beach is at Portobello (around 10 - 15 minutes' drive) but head out to East Lothian (25 minutes' drive) for quieter out-of-town beaches.


A taxi from the airport will take around 25 minutes and cost approximately £20. The Airport Express bus stops at George Street (easy 5 minute walk down the hill to the apartment), costs £4.50 one way (£7.50 return) and takes around half an hour depending on traffic. You can also take a tram to Princes Street which takes around 35 minutes and costs £5.50 one way (£8.50 return).

If arriving by train, Waverley Station is around a 10 minute walk - downhill so easy to do with luggage.


The apartment is right in the heart of the New Town. George St and Princes St are both less than 10 minutes' walk (faster coming back as it is downhill!) as is Stockbridge. The vast majority of Edinburgh's city centre attractions are within easy walking distance of the apartment.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact us and we will send you a booking form. We accept payment by credit card (via PayPal), bank transfer or cheque. A deposit of 20% of the rental is payable on booking. The balance of the rental is payable six weeks prior to arrival. For bookings made less than six weeks in advance, the total amount is payable on the booking.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is typically Friday but we always try to be flexible. Please just let us know your preferred dates and we will do whatever we can to accommodate you.

Notes on prices:
SPECIAL OFFER - BOOK A 3 DAY WEEKEND BREAK AND PAY ONLY £495 (plus booking fees). Offer available on Friday - Monday stays only. Offer not available over Christmas/New year/Easter or during July or August. Please enquire for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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