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Cumberland Street – 1 Bed

3 Guests

1 Bathrooms

2 Beds

This charming and colourful 1-bedroom self-catering apartment is ideal for those who are keen to make the most out of their time in Edinburgh. Tucked away on the top floor of a traditional Georgian townhouse, Cumberland Street II is warm, welcoming, and wonderfully central all at once.

With an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, a comfortable bedroom and full bathroom, our Cumberland Street - 1 bed holiday flat in Edinburgh is stocked with essentials for both quick city breaks or long stays away from home. Located in between the elegant New Town and the stylish Stockbridge neighbourhood, this delightful self-catering holiday apartment is perfectly positioned for exploring Edinburgh's many charming and characterful streets.

A charming holiday apartment in Edinburgh city centre and Stockbridge neighbourhoods

This beautiful one bedroom holiday apartment in Edinburgh city centre is a short walk from the Edinburgh Waverley railway station and Airport bus terminal. There’s plenty to explore in the apartment’s surroundings, with the many galleries, antique shops, and architectural highlights of the New Town nearby. The lush expanses of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh are less than a 15-minute walk away, and the lively atmosphere of Stockbridge is excellent for experiencing what local life is like in Edinburgh.

Meanwhile, a quick walk will take you to Princes Street and the very centre of town. Edinburgh Castle , The Scotch Whisky Experience, Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, and the historic Royal Mile are just 20 minutes away by foot, and you will pass many superb attractions on the way, including Princes Street Gardens, the National Scottish Gallery, and the vibrant New Town shopping and restaurant district.

Interior layout

Venture to the top floor of this traditional Georgian townhouse and you will discover a welcoming modern apartment, featuring colourful artisan handicrafts and unique bohemian decor. Beautiful wide windows let in the warm afternoon sunlight, creating a lovely place to wind down after a long day of sightseeing or festival-going.

With a double bed, closet space, and two nightstands with lamps and reading lights, the apartment’s bedroom provides a quiet retreat for both couples or solo travellers seeking holiday apartments in Edinburgh’s city centre. Clean, colourful lines and minimalist hardwood floors contribute to a tranquil and laid-back aesthetic, with a cosy patterned quilt and soft sheepskin rugs to help you feel at home. Adjacent to the bedroom is a full bathroom with a combined bath tub and shower.

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The open living and dining area is, without a question, the highlight of this Edinburgh holiday apartment. High ceilings and a fresh, whitewashed brick feature wall make the living area bright, bold, and exceptionally comfortable. For those looking to relax, the snug window nooks, well-stocked bookshelf, and television give you plenty of options. If you’re spending time with friends or family, the [woodburning stove] in the living room is ideal for gathering around, and multiple seating options make the space perfect for hanging out and catching up.

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The living area also features a dining table, which can be adjusted to seat either two or four. The kitchen is just a step up from this area, and is stocked with everything you might need for self-catering accommodation in Edinburgh. Essentials include a four burner hob, oven, dishwasher, toaster, and kettle. We will also prepare a welcome pack in the apartment for you, including milk, tea, coffee, fresh fruit, and locally-made Scottish shortbread biscuits.

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A washing machine is at your disposal, and a high chair and travel cot are available by request. 

This self-catering property has Wi-Fi, a hairdryer and an iron and ironing board. Please note that there is no parking at the apartment. On-street parking is free from 5:30 p.m till 8:30 a.m. on Monday to Friday and free from 5:30 p.m. on Friday to 8:30 a.m. on Monday. You can find more information from our parking guide in Edinburgh.

Around and about

Situated on a quiet residential street along the boundary between the New Town and Stockbridge, guests can admire the Georgian architecture of the New Town before crossing into the quaint village setting of Stockbridge, with its Sunday farmers’ market and bustling atmosphere.

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Wander past the distinctive tower of St Stephen’s Theatre and the quaint mews cottages of Circus Lane to reach Stockbridge’s abundance of cafes, pubs, restaurants, and independent shops. We’d recommend picking up a loaf of sourdough from IJ Mellis on Bakers Place for breakfast, and whatever cheese the cheesemongers recommend for a savoury snack! If you have more of a sweet tooth, The Pastry Section on Raeburn Place does excellent cakes, and the Howdah Tea and Coffee Company on Deanhaugh Street is great for hot drinks or freshly ground coffee to take away.

In our opinion, Stockbridge is home to some of Edinburgh’s best bookshops. Golden Hare Books on St Stephen Street always has a fire going on winter days, and Ginger and Pickles just across the street has a carefully curated selection of books for children. Meanwhile, on Raeburn Place, Rare Birds Book Shop is Scotland’s only bookshop fully dedicated to women’s writing–and if you’re after secondhand classics, the selection at Oxfam Books or Shelter Scotland can’t be beat.

There are also ample green spaces near Cumberland Street. On a nice day, take a stroll along the Water of Leith and enjoy the sounds of the birds and the rushing river. If you walk west, the leafy walkway will take you through idyllic Dean Village towards the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. If you go east, you will eventually reach the Shore and the waterfront of the lively neighbourhood of Leith, where the Royal Yacht Britannia is housed.

Alternatively, simply meander over to nearby Inverleith Park, where there’s a highly underrated view of the Edinburgh skyline over the pond. Continue through the park and you will reach the extensive grounds and lovely glasshouses of the Royal Botanic Gardens! Why not bring a book and a picnic?

Of course, there’s plenty more that Edinburgh has to offer. Head uphill from Stockbridge and you will reach the main shopping thoroughfares of Princes Street, George Street, and the St James Quarter, as well as the plentiful bars and restaurants in the area. Less than fifteen minutes of walking will take you to the iconic buildings on The Mound, with the iconic attractions of Edinburgh’s Old Town just beyond. You can also reach the 6 best restaurants for Scottish dining in Edinburgh within short walking distance.

Booking requirements

One member of the booking party must be at least 25 years old.

Important

This holiday apartment is not suitable for stag or hen parties. A damage deposit of £200 is required prior to arrival and, in the event that there is no damage to the apartment, will be fully refunded one week after your departure.

House rules

  • No smoking, vaping, candles or incense burners.
  • No pets.
  • No parties.

Sleeping details

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 sofa bed in the living room

Floor map

Edinburgh Airbnb Apartment - Cumberland Street Floor Plan

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Facilities

  • Flat Screen HD TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven & Hob
  • Shower
  • Washing Machine
  • Wi-Fi

Check-in / Check-out

Check-in is from 16:00 until 22:00, or later by special arrangement.
You will be asked to check-out before 10:30.

We will welcome you in person to introduce you to the apartment, hand over keys and answer any questions. We can also arrange self check-in—please let us know if you prefer this option.

Luggage Storage

You are welcome to store your luggage free of charge at our Greatbase Office, located at 24 St Stephen Street, during office hours from Monday to Friday. Please confirm your drop-off and collection time if you would like to use this service.

If you would like to find a place to store your luggage before check-in, read our article on how to find the best-rated luggage storage in Edinburgh.

If you need to store luggage at Edinburgh Airport, the Luggage Point is a good option.

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