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Stylish two-bedroom apartment on Royal Mile with great views and private balcony

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Stylish two-bedroom apartment on Royal Mile with great views from balcony

A bright, centrally located two-bedroom apartment (sleeps 1–4) on the Royal Mile, with spectacular views and a private balcony and within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections.

This holiday home is a bright two-bedroom apartment on the third floor (no lift) in a central location and with spectacular views of some of Edinburgh's most famous landmarks on Calton Hill. It is situated in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town on the Canongate, a historic street forming part of the Royal Mile – the backbone of the city's medieval core, dominated by Edinburgh Castle at one end and the Palace of Holyroodhouse at the other.

The living room has a sofa and easy chair and the window looks across the Royal Mile towards Salisbury Crags and Holyrood Park. There's a dining area leading out to a private balcony, which has extensive views of the classical landscape of Calton Hill. The modern kitchen is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, as well as a washing machine, cooker and microwave.

The main bedroom has a king-size double bed, and the second bedroom has two single beds. The bathroom has a wash-hand basin and bathtub with shower over.

The apartment has gas central heating and double glazing. The cost of gas, electricity and local taxes is included. For the comfort of future guests, the apartment is non-smoking and pets are not allowed.

The modernist 1960s apartment block was designed by Sir Basil Spence, arguably the most famous British architect of his generation (Coventry Cathedral is his best known work). Unusually for a property in the Old Town, the apartment has a private balcony with uninterrupted views of the classical landscape of Calton Hill, which gives Edinburgh its soubriquet of 'Athens of the North'. From the front of the property there are similarly dramatic views of the cliffs of Salisbury Crags in Holyrood Park.

The apartment is ideally located for many of Edinburgh's most popular attractions and amenities. Princes Street and George Street, the city's principal shopping thoroughfares, are just beyond the train station, and just beyond that is the New Town - the world's greatest showpiece of Georgian architecture. There are excellent shopping and dining facilities within a few minutes’ walk, with a Tesco Express supermarket about two minutes walk away, and Meadowbank shopping park about 10-15 minutes by foot past Holyrood Palace (Sainsbury, Marks & Spencer, TK Maxx, Poundland etc.). The Museum of Edinburgh is within 100 metres of the front door, and the Royal Mile's oldest building – John Knox House – just a little further. The balcony directly overlooks Panmure House, the 18th century home of Adam Smith, the founder of modern economics and the author of The Wealth of Nations.

This apartment is situated on the Canongate, on the Royal Mile, in the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town. The Royal Mile, the backbone of medieval Edinburgh, connects Edinburgh Castle at one end with the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Parliament at the other. Edinburgh's main visitor attractions are on your doorstep and the neighbourhood is full of attractive independent shops and restaurants, bars and cafés to suit all budgets, from cheap and cheerful pizzerias to fine dining establishments. The Hub (the official centre for the Edinburgh International Festival) and the Festival Fringe office are on the Royal Mile, and you can easily walk to many of the Festival venues. You are also ideally placed to enjoy the Christmas and Hogmanay/New Year festivities.

Winding closes, cobbled alleyways, and ancient buildings along the Royal Mile create an atmosphere quite unlike any other city in Europe; much of the Royal Mile dates back to the Dark Ages, and it is an area of intense and brooding character. The Canongate is the lower end of the Royal Mile, and the apartment is within 400 metres of the Palace (HM the Queen's official residence in Scotland) and the Scottish Parliament.

The Canongate was a separate burgh from Edinburgh for over 700 years, taking its name from the canons (priests) of Holyrood Abbey. Because it was near the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the area developed as the court quarter and many fine residences for aristocratic families were built there. One of these, Queensberry House, now forms part of the Scottish Parliament building. Queensberry House was bought in 1686 by the father of the 2nd Duke of Queensberry, whose eldest son, the mad Lord James Douglas, escaped from confinement one night in 1701 and murdered a kitchen-boy – the very night that his father was signing the Act of Union that dissolved the Scots Parliament and put Scotland under English rule. You can find out more about Edinburgh's grisly past on the guided tours that leave from the Royal Mile. See for example Mercat Tours, Witchery Tours and Mary King's Close. Just along the road from the apartment is Dunbar's Close garden, an oasis in the city centre.

More Details

Property Manager
Martin Mellor
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, German, Spanish, Russian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Stylish two-bedroom apartment on Royal Mile with great views and private balcony
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
5

Great location on the Royal Mile

  • 5 of 5

Located in quieter section of Royal Mile but close to shops and restaurants. The apartment was clean and spacious.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for a short holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, clean and secure.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great

  • 4 of 5

The flat was very nice and comfortable with beautiful views. It’s in an excellent part of the city so a lot of sights are close by as well as restaurants. I think my only complaint, which isn’t their fault, was it being in the 3rd floor so after a long day the stairs were killer. The place was perfect though.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review, and good to hear that you enjoyed the views and this part of the Old Town. The benefit of being on the 3rd floor is that you're further away from the street but, as you say, the downside is having to climb the stairs! Most apartments in the Old Town and New Town do not have an elevator because of the age and style of the buildings. Thanks again
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5

Location perfect

  • 5 of 5

As a family of 4 we found the location to be perfect for walking to everything we wanted to see. In addition being on opposite end of Royal Mile it was not so busy. Loved having a glass of wine on balcony after a day of sightseeing.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfy and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

Very pleasant experience! We arrived early and were allowed to drop our bags while the place was being cleaned. Loved the view and all of the windows. Super easy to hop on the tour buses just right down the road. I would recommend this place to everyone!

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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conveniently placed for sightseeing

  • 4 of 5

Had a fantastic holiday even if it was rather cold. Apartment was well equipped and pleasant.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Old Town, Edinburgh and Lothians

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High
28 May 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£414
for 3 nights
From
£138
£662
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
GAP FILLING
1 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£875
for 5 nights
From
£175
£1,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
GAP FILLING
26 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
£700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
High
31 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£414
for 3 nights
From
£138
£662
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
1 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£468
for 4 nights
From
£117
£445
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£790
for 5 nights
From
£158
£792
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Hogmanay
28 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£905
for 5 nights
From
£181
£1,267
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
4 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£351
for 3 nights
From
£117
£445
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Rugby
1 Feb 2019 - 4 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
£381
for 3 nights
From
£127
£523
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
5 Feb 2019 - 7 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
£351
for 3 nights
From
£117
£445
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Rugby
8 Feb 2019 - 11 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
£381
for 3 nights
From
£127
£523
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
12 Feb 2019 - 7 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£351
for 3 nights
From
£117
£445
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Rugby
8 Mar 2019 - 11 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£381
for 3 nights
From
£127
£523
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
12 Mar 2019 - 15 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£351
for 3 nights
From
£117
£445
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid
16 Apr 2019 - 15 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£357
for 3 nights
From
£119
£518
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
High
16 May 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
3 night minimum stay
£414
for 3 nights
From
£138
£662
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak
1 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
6 night minimum stay
£1,086
for 6 nights
From
£181
£1,267
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
High
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
£414
for 3 nights
From
£138
£662
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
£357
for 3 nights
From
£119
£518
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
1 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£351
for 3 nights
From
£117
£445
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019
5 night minimum stay
£790
for 5 nights
From
£158
£792
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Hogmanay
28 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
5 night minimum stay
£905
for 5 nights
From
£181
£1,267
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£357
for 3 nights
From
£119
£518
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Manager'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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