Canonmills is a welcoming self-catering apartment located on bustling Howard Street. A range of local cafes and eateries are in the vicinity and a Tesco superstore on Broughton Road is a mere five-minute walk away, so the property provides excellent access to conveniences.

Situated on the second floor, the accommodation comprises a double bedroom, sitting room, kitchen, and shower room. The bedroom is off the left, past a bookshelf with a selection of local titles, and has a fabric armchair and storage unit with wicker drawers. A large adjoining walk-in wardrobe contains a dressing mirror and hairdryer.

The apartment’s sitting room serves as a great space to relax in with a large, comfortable sofa which can convert to a bed opposite a 32-inch HD TV with integrated DVD player. The room contains an additional plush armchair and an extendable dining table with seating for four. At the far side are the boiler cupboard and an internet booster to ensure strong Wi-Fi throughout the flat.

The adjacent tiled wet room with shower curtain has a heated towel rail and electric under-floor heating. The apartment’s kitchen boasts a breakfast table for two and all essential accoutrements, including a fridge with freezer compartment, hob and oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, and a selection of cookware and eating utensils. A French Press is also present and the apartment’s washing machine is housed here, with a clothes horse, iron and ironing board kept in a utility closet off the hall.

Each of this self-catering apartment’s rooms sports a window looking out over Inverleith Row and a portion of the Water of Leith. The property includes a key for an expansive shared private garden accessed via the basement of the communal stairwell, so you need not even venture beyond the premises to enjoy a relaxing slice of nature.

Canonmills makes a great retreat for visitors to Edinburgh, offering all essential facilities as well as access to a private garden in which to unwind, while the tranquil retreats of the Water of Leith Walkway and the city’s renowned Royal Botanic Garden are also close by. The property is similarly near the boutique shops of Stockbridge, concentrated along Raeburn Place, with the main tourist attractions of the busier Old Town still within comfortable walking distance. The amenities both inside the apartment and around it therefore serve as a strong offering to those seeking comfort and convenience for their trip to the city.

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North Castle Street

North Castle Street is an inviting luxury self-catering apartment situated on a street adjoining Castle Street, so-named because it sits within view of the city’s centrepiece, Edinburgh Castle, perched atop Castle Rock. The city’s foremost attractions spanning the Royal Mile are therefore within easy walking distance, just beyond the famous high street stores along Princes Street as well as Waverley Station and Mall. George Street is just around the corner and offers a selection of commendable restaurants including Browns and Contini.

Entry is via the third floor of an immaculate common stair which sets a precedent matched by the apartment’s recently refurbished interior. The entrance hall leads on to the master suite with chic motifs such as the exotic parakeet bedside lamps and rustic book stands. The room has a superking bed with can be unzipped to form two singles upon request (please add a note in the ‘Additional information or special requirements’ booking form field if this is your preference), fitted wardrobes and working wooden shutters over its bay window. An ensuite bathroom by Villeroy and Boch offers a relaxing haven with freestanding roll top bath and a combi shower with fixed and flexible heads beside a basin with integrated storage. The room’s window offers enticing views to Edinburgh Castle.

The third floor also has a water closet with a washer-dryer, clothes rack and a heated towel rail. Its sense of space is expanded by its high ceiling and window overlooking Young Street.

The apartment’s showpiece is its kitchen/living/dining room, amply equipped with dual raised ovens, a dishwasher, and an extendable dining table seating six. The fridge atop the freezer has a digital thermostat and there is the additional luxury of a wine fridge in the island unit opposite, which also offers integrated storage and mains power. A 43-inch Sony TV with Sky and a Bluetooth speaker opposite a plush armchair and sofa serve guests’ recreational needs.  The room has a solid wooden floor, two bay windows effusing light, and a grand fireplace on the far side.

On the upper level you’ll find a utility room with iron and ironing board and a shower room with a shower and washbasin in the same styles as the ensuite’s. A twin room with integrated wardrobe and cupboards has a shuttered window looking towards Charlotte Square. The opposing double bedroom has the same features but also boasts a second fitted wardrobe with a clothes rail.

North Castle Street makes an excellent base for guests to stay in Edinburgh, offering both easy access to the best of the Old and New Towns and a very high degree of domestic comfort, with appliances from prestigious brands such as Smeg throughout. Power and ethernet outlets are also in abundance so guests can be productive as well as pampered.

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Jamaica Retreat

Jamaica Retreat is a bright, compact, one-bedroom, first floor apartment set in a modern courtyard in Edinburgh’s classical Georgian New Town. Princes Street, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Waverley Station, Edinburgh Bus Station, and the tram line are all within 15 minutes’ walk of the apartment. It is also only 5 minutes’ walk from the apartment to Stockbridge – an area renowned locally for its cafes, bars and a commendable range of small local businesses catering for every need. From here too, there is access to the Water of Leith and its riverside walks to the Shore at Leith, or to the Dean Village and beyond. The apartment is also well located for cinema, theatre and Edinburgh Festival venues.

A small hall area at the doorway to the apartment opens into the sitting room, with leather sofa, armchair, coffee table and small café-style dining table for two. There is a flat-screen TV, including radio and an integrated DVD player. The bedroom and kitchen are accessed directly from the sitting room. The bedroom, although small, has a standard-sized double bed and a small built-in wardrobe. The kitchenette is equipped with a hob, a combination microwave/convection oven, and a fridge with freezer compartment. A kettle, toaster, crockery and cutlery are also provided. The apartment’s bathroom includes a spa-style bath, with an over-bath electric shower and screen. Within the small entrance hallway are two closets housing a washing machine, iron, ironing board, chest of drawers, additional clothes-rail and shelves.

Windows feature in all of this apartment’s rooms. The window in the sitting room looks south over a paved and planted courtyard and beyond to Heriot Row, where once lived Robert Louis Stevenson. The apartment’s other windows look over a mews lane towards Royal Circus, designed in 1820 by William Playfair – most-celebrated of the New Town architects. The apartment has central heating throughout, and a wall-mounted log-effect electric heater to ensure a cosy stay whatever the season or weather. There is also a selection of DVDs and books. As with all our properties, towels, linen, heating, lighting, internet access and a starter pack of tea, coffee, milk, local shortbread etc. are all included.

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Fettes – 2-bed

Fettes – 2-bed is an inviting luxury self-catering Edinburgh apartment on the first floor of a New Town street. Fettes Row is right next to Stockbridge, a great spot for living like a local since it offers a range of independent shops, bistros and pubs as well as a weekly farmer’s market alongside the picturesque Water of Leith, which has a walkway taking you across the city with The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and Dean Gallery en route. The apartment is situated on a cul-de-sac so there is no passing traffic. There are a number of shops and cafes on adjacent Dundas Street.

The apartment has two bedrooms; the master has a freestanding triple wardrobe, a kingsize bed beside a plush wingback chair, fitted storage shelves and a luggage stand, plus working wooden shutters over its window. A dressing mirror hangs on the far wall. The guest bedroom is on the same side of the apartment (facing away from the street) and also has a double bed and chair, but its dressing mirror is atop a cabinet and there is a decorative hearth on the far wall. This room’s guests have use of a fitted double wardrobe housed in a dressing room off the middle of the hallway, which also has the added conveniences of a basin and hairdryer.

This self-catering apartment’s kitchen has rustic stone flooring and an extending dining table with a pair of chairs; an additional pair of upholstered chairs can be moved through from the hallway when the dining table is extended. The room comes equipped with a washing machine, hob and separate oven, dishwasher, a good selection of cooking and eating utensils and a coffee-maker and digital radio. There’s a pulley for clothes drying and an adjoining utility closet containing an iron, ironing board and fridge-freezer.

The bathroom is just opposite the kitchen and has a shower over the bath and a towel rail hanging on the inside of the door. A second hairdryer can also be found here.

For more formal meals guests can make use of the sitting room’s dining table with seating for four, plus a pair of plush armchairs and a three-seater sofa. A 39-inch flat screen LED smart TV and a bookshelf brimming with classics provide for entertainment. The bay windows at the far end of the room and the apartment’s high corniced ceilings make it a suitably breathable and relaxing space. A decorative hearth also features here.

Fettes – two bed makes for a homely retreat in an area of Edinburgh favoured by residents yet within walking distance of the Old Town and the city’s major tourist attractions. With the leisurely haven of Stockbridge also at your doorstep, all of central Edinburgh is close by for your enjoyment.

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Dublin Street

Dublin Street qualifies as an ideal location situated moments from the tram terminus on York Place. A stone’s throw farther will take you to the classy restaurants of George Street and many of the city’s finest retail offerings, including the designer outlets on Multrees Walk, Harvey Nichols and Jenners department store, with Princes Street and Waverley Mall just beyond. Likewise, at the next junction from York Place the city’s landmark John Lewis store looks down on the wealth of indie eateries along Broughton Street. The Scottish National Portrait Gallery, which offers free admission and sports a commendable café, is even closer, just at the top of the street.

This freshly decorated accommodation is on the first floor. Its spaciousness immediately impresses upon entering the hallway, with high ceilings and decorative arches. On the left is a twin room with 42-inch flat screen HD LG TV and a well-stocked bookshelf; windows with working wooden shutters as well as curtains aid a peaceful night’s sleep. The room is both practical and stylish with a clothes rail and boxes opposite a decorative marble hearth. The beds can be conjoined upon request.

On the opposite side of the hall is the tiled bathroom with shower over the bath; while farther along the hall is a dining room with table seating six. Like the twin room and the neighbouring living room, windows on the far wall effuse light and brighten the apartment’s already-light aesthetic.

The expansive living room also boasts a feature decorative marble fireplace, across from a pair of sofas and a plush armchair. Opposing landscape and seascape paintings confer complementary airs of calm and energy, while the room’s ornaments ascribe a bohemian vibe. A 42-inch flat screen 4K Samsung TV provides for entertainment in this relaxing haven.

Round the hallway you’ll come upon a brand new shower room, beside which is the master bedroom with super-king bed and a freestanding double wardrobe and chest of drawers. Just as with the twin room, the bed here is zip-and-link so can be separated into two singles upon request. This side of the apartment faces away from the street and offers easy access to the kitchen at the end, which has an extending dining table for up to six, an extra-large fridge, and a dishwasher in addition to the essential amenities and array of cutlery, crockery and glassware. Two pulleys extend from the ceiling for efficient clothes drying and the adjoining utility closet contains a washing machine, freezer, ironing board and iron.

Dublin Street is a versatile apartment that can accommodate two couples, parents and two children, or even four friends. Its dining room can double as a study while the living room presents an inviting space to relax or entertain friends. The apartment’s location at a city centre nexus means guests can stroll to Edinburgh’s pre-eminent attractions, or hop upon a bus or tram for forays farther afield. Either way, this apartment is one you’ll be happy to return to at the end of the day.

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Rutland Square

Rutland Square can be found by following Rutland Street off the junction between Princes Street and Lothian Road. It’s surely one of the quietest residential areas so close to the epicentre of the city. Shandwick Place around the corner is ideal for everyday essentials, while Princes Street is lined with iconic retailers, bolstered by the surrounding vicinity: Waverley Mall opposite, John Lewis just beyond, and Harvey Nichols and Multrees Walk on St Andrew Square. Edinburgh Castle and the host of other attractions along the Royal Mile are also within easy walking distance.

This first-floor Edinburgh self-catering apartment is a compact and tastefully decorated space. The décor is predominantly a warm grey with a purple hue which emerges in the waning light. The kitchenette with resplendent granite worktop is separated by a sliding door and contains a steam/convection microwave-cooker, a boiling tap and an induction hob in addition to the fridge and essential food utensils.  The main living space comprises a dining table for two by the window with working wooden shutters and thick embroidered blackout curtains. There are two plush opposing chairs and the double bed retracts from the inner wall, with the added conveniences of a second light switch for the room within its recess, as well as USB charging ports so that guests need not worry if they don’t have UK power adapters. An adjacent fitted wardrobe with mirror provides for clothes storage, with a hairdryer and iron in the drawer underneath. The central storage above the decorative hearth contains a vacuum cleaner and ironing board, while a dishwasher and washing machine occupy the cupboard opposite. A 24-inch HD TV sits in the shelf beside the hearth.

The ensuite shower room also has a sliding door and is walled with mirrors, with a heated towel rail and beautifully finished shower alcove featuring an electric power shower.  

Rutland Square is extremely space-efficient and finished to an impeccable standard. It’s an enticing flat for a single traveller or couple who need to be as close as possible to central Edinburgh and who have an eye for aesthetics.

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Royal Circus

Royal Circus, in Edinburgh’s Georgian New Town, is the brainchild of William Henry Playfair, the eminent architect who designed the two National Galleries of Scotland buildings on the Mound. This charming garden-level flat is accessed via the original stone stair of a 19th century townhouse.  You’ll come down to a lobby with an integrated utility closet containing an iron, ironing board and clothes horse, with a clothes rail for storage. This leads through to the apartment’s living space. Here a two-seater sofa and an armchair oppose a 40-inch Ultra HD flat screen TV with DVD player which is surrounded by a well-stocked bookshelf. There is a dining table and pair of chairs under art depicting closes characteristic of Edinburgh’s Old Town.

The adjoining kitchenette has a raised microwave and oven with a hob on the counter opposite. There’s also a dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine and the skylight and mirror above admit and amplify daylight, augmenting an already open-plan space. The adjoining lobby leads through to the master suite, where you’ll first come to the ensuite shower room, a compact wet area with electric underfloor heating. The bedroom has a wardrobe with shelving towers on either side, a king size bed and a dressing mirror. French doors lead out to the patio, where guests can find a chest containing a table and a pair of chairs for lounging out in the sun. An old stone wall and a honeysuckle-covered fence afford privacy.

Royal Circus is a great base for couples who want to enjoy all the flavour of life within the World Heritage Site of the Scottish capital. There are excellent amenities nearby.  The apartment is within a ten-minute walk of Princes Street and the intersection of Edinburgh’s Old and New Towns, while the popular area of Stockbridge is an even shorter walk in the opposite direction, bringing you to a profusion of shops and cafes on Raeburn Place and boutiques and eateries on St Stephen Street and Hamilton Place. On a daily basis you can therefore choose between the city centre shops and sights, including the Castle and Palace of Holyrood, or more leisurely outings in Stockbridge, which also boasts its own attractions and green spaces including the Water of Leith with its walkway, the well-loved Inverleith Park and Pond and the delights of The Royal Botanic Garden just beyond. All in all, you can be sure of a satisfying stay.

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Dundas Apartment

This charming garden-level apartment was built in 1820, forming part of a Georgian tenant building situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage area of New Town. Dundas Street is a popular New Town thoroughfare, well known for its galleries, antique shops, and cafes, with good transport links throughout the city. It is quiet in the evenings and at weekends. This apartment is extremely well-situated with a bus stop only a few minutes’ walk from its front door. Alternately walk up Dundas Street, and within 10 minutes you are on Princess Street in the centre of Edinburgh. Both the New Town and nearby area of Stockbridge have great restaurants and bars where you’ll be able to experience the rich culture of Edinburgh life. This apartment lies only a few minutes from Scotland Street, made famous in the well known Alexander McCall Smith novels.

Entry to the apartment is down a flight of stairs from the street to the private patio on the garden level where you can relax at the garden table and enjoy a drink alfresco while planning your Edinburgh stay. The entrance hall of the apartment admits to an open plan kitchen come living room with a generous dining table at the window, a comfy sofa, armchair and flat screen TV. The utility closet containing an iron, ironing board, clothes horse, pulley and washing machine is situated off this room. The kitchenette is well-equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, fridge, oven, hob and toaster. Local shops make self-catering very easy in this delightful and restful apartment.

The bedroom has zip-and-link beds which can be made up as two singles or a king. Like the living area, this room has a large street-side window to admit light, while double glazing , curtains and working wooden shutters provide effective noise insulation in both rooms. The windowsill has integrated shelving containing the hairdryer and there’s a dressing mirror on the adjacent wall. Further storage space can be found in the fitted wardrobe at the far end of the bedroom, beside the modern ensuite shower room with heated towel rail.

Dundas Apartment  makes a great base for your visit to Edinburgh. It is wonderfully situated to allow you easy access to both the centre of the City and surrounding areas for sightseeing. The Water of Leith walkway is only a few minutes’ walk away if you wish to experience a more peaceful side of Edinburgh and to explore where the locals go. This apartment provides excellent and cosy Festival and holiday accommodation for either a couple or pair of friends.

This property is protected by CCTV.

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Great King Street 2

Great King Street 2 is a beautifully-appointed two bedroom property on the first (US second) floor of a pleasant street in Edinburgh’s acclaimed New Town. The property is decorated in warm beige, cream, and stone tones, which complement its standout furnishings, such as the twirling gold bedposts in the larger of its two bedrooms and the crystal-embellished chandeliers throughout.

The vestibule confers access to all the apartment’s main rooms, starting with the master suite on the immediate left, which boasts a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite shower room. Just around the corner and also accessed from the vestibule is the immaculate bathroom with shower over the bath. 

Directly opposite the entrance to the property are doors leading onto the kitchen-cum-dining room on the left and the sitting room on the right, with double doors connecting the two down the middle. The kitchen-cum-dining room is brightly lit from its floor-to-ceiling sash windows, under which resides a large wooden dinner table for six. A range cooker, dishwasher and washing machine bolster the essential facilities available in this space. 

The neighbouring sitting room is even more expansive and ideal for regaling guests on its three sofas, or enjoying a hot brew on the coffee table beside the two large windows overlooking the street.

Off the right of the lobby is the second double bedroom, which has a hanging rail for clothes storage and corniced ceilings like those in the sitting room. Other nice details include the striking bedside stands in metal filigree, nicely counterpointing the elaborate bedframe.

Altogether Great King Street 2 is a great offering for visitors to Edinburgh. The apartment is as classy as it is comfortable and equipped with all the conveniences you’d expect from a modern Edinburgh home. 

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New Town Mews

New Town Mews is an attractive two-bedroom self-catering apartment on the first (US second) floor of cobbled Gloucester Lane in Edinburgh’s New Town. The property’s central location offers easy access to all the area’s amenities and attractions, catering for your every holiday need. Continue down the lane and you’ll come upon Stockbridge, which has its own wealth of restaurants, boutiques and bistros you can indulge in at a more relaxed pace, as well as a Sainsbury’s supermarket for your everyday essentials.

A flight of stairs takes you from the front door to the landing, whence the apartment is arranged in a circuit. To the left, steps lead up to the living room, which has a large corner sofa for kicking back and enjoying the TiVo service on the 40-inch Samsung Smart FHD TV, or the Scottish guidebooks and novels from the shelving unit. Alongside the corner sofa is a handmade Indian timber chest, which doubles as a striking coffee table. A glass dining table seating four occupies the left side of the room, beside the door leading on to the lobby.

Around the corner is the modern kitchen, a compact and well-equipped space with a dishwasher and freezer in addition to the core utilities. The adjacent closet houses a washing machine, an iron and ironing board, and a hair dryer. The lobby leads down to the bathroom with a shower over the bath, a heated towel rail and a backlit mirror with gesture activation. Skylights brighten the kitchen, lobby, and bathroom, bolstering the clean and neutral colour palette.

The landing beside the bathroom also offers access to the apartment’s two carpeted bedrooms, each of which can be made up as a double or twin; please specify your request in the ‘additional or special requirements’ box when you book. First is a twin room with integrated wardrobes, a wall-mounted dressing mirror and a window with floral curtains. Off the end of the landing is the master bedroom with two single beds which can be joined to form a Super-king, with a rail opposite for hanging clothes. The master bedroom’s window has working wooden shutters and the use of reclaimed timber recurs in its chests of drawers. Moving through its other door completes the circuit of the apartment as you come to the landing at the top of the stairs, with its own window looking on to the lane.

If you’d like a secluded and stylish retreat within Edinburgh’s city centre then look no further. Gloucester Lane is a picturesque mews punctuated with Victorian lanterns which hearken to its history, in a delightful contrast to the contemporary comforts awaiting you inside.

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Barony Street

Barony Street is a wonderful third-floor self-catering apartment in Edinburgh’s New Town, near the boundary with Leith and the Old Town. Barony Street is just off Broughton Street, which boasts numerous interesting small shops, delis for your morning coffee and excellent restaurants. The property is perfectly placed for experiencing the many facets of the city, including the high fashion and retail offerings of Multrees Walk and Princes Street, the Edinburgh Playhouse and pubs lining Leith Walk beyond, and of course the Old Town’s famous tourist attractions.

The property benefits from cool, uplifting décor, complemented by zesty wallpaper designs in its main rooms. High ceilings and wooden flooring are feature and typical of Edinburgh New Town properties. As the apartment’s three bedrooms are on the top floor they are insulated from the noise of the eponymous street they overlook. One of the bedrooms has a double bed while the master bedroom has a king size bed and a stylized rack of sloping shelves as an additional storage solution to its modern chests of drawers. A further single bedroom completes the sleeping setup.

Ample seating for all the property’s occupants can be found opposite the wall-mounted flat screen TV in the sitting room, which also has a back projector for viewing on the wall itself. An iPod speaker dock with large speakers completes the entertainment setup.  A smaller synchronized TV can be found around the corner in the adjoining kitchen, above the glass breakfast table seating two. The modern white kitchen also contains a washer-dryer, dishwasher and freezer in addition to the core amenities. There is also a small ‘Shiela Maid’ in the kitchen providing an alternative means of drying clothes for the environmentally conscious.

Next to the double bedroom and across from the master bedroom is the modern tiled bathroom, with fixed and handheld shower heads, a retractable shower screen, and mirrored cabinets above the countertop faced with slate tiling.

The real showpiece in this property is the hall/dining room with its stylish wooden table seating six and a stunning forest mural across the end wall, serving as a wonderful backdrop to meals and social occasions. The dandelions give a lovely diffused effect, contrasting with the stability and depth conveyed by the dark tree trunks. There is a small shared garden accessed via the basement of the property so you can enjoy the actual outdoors on clement days too.

Barony Street is a clean, contemporary and at turns surprising apartment offering comfort, convenience and verve in equal measure. With these credentials it clearly qualifies as a great base for an enjoyable and memorable stay in its host city.

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Dundonald Street

Dundonald Street is less than 10 minutes’ walk from George Street and a great location for Fringe and Festival venues. Here you can be assured of a good night’s sleep away from the crowds of the Fringe and city centre traffic. Nearby Broughton Street boasts excellent independent shops, cafes, and restaurants. The Cumberland Bar is also a short distance from the main door, and serves as a lovely local pub with a wonderful area under the willow tree to enjoy the local brew outside.

The apartment’s rooms are large, bright and comfortably furnished. All rooms are accessed from the hall. The living room has double windows facing north and a sofa and armchairs to accommodate four or more guests. The dining table by the window also seats four or more. The main bedroom has a kingsize bed and ensuite bathroom with bath, toilet and basin. The main bathroom has the only shower which is over the bath and there is also a basin and toilet here. The second bedroom has two single beds which can be joined to make a super kingsize bed. The room’s large window looks onto Dundonald Street, which has beautiful sandstone buildings typical of New Town Edinburgh properties. The kitchen is well-equipped with pots and pans, crockery and cutlery, a washing machine and a dishwasher. There is also seating here if you don’t wish to use the more formal living room.

Tasteful decoration and comfortable furnishings make this a wonderful luxury self-catering apartment in the city for short or longer stays.

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Castle Terrace

Castle Terrace sits under the shadow of Edinburgh Castle at the foot of the escarpment up to the majestic Royal Mile and Castle Rock. The street offers easy access to all three central districts of New Town, Old Town, and West End, with Princes Street but a couple of minutes’ walk away, and likewise for the entertainment and catering venues of Lothian Road, including the Usher Hall, Lyceum and Traverse theatres.

This modern apartment is on the third floor and decorated with a classy monochrome palette, complemented in the kitchen-cum-living room by technicolour feature paintings above the sofas, which oppose the dining table seating four at the boundary with the slate tiling of the open-plan kitchen. A flatscreen HD TV with speaker system is mounted against the far wall, while the understated units house a dishwasher and raised microwave in addition to the essential amenities.

Three double bedrooms with similar specs run along the left side of the property, each containing fitted glass cabinets, triple mirrored wardrobes (with hairdryers), and windows looking across Lady Lawson Street. The first two have mounted TVs, and the second a decorative fireplace.

On the opposite side of the hall is a bathroom with a heated towel rail and a shower with fixed and flexible heads over the bath. A separate shower room is alongside, so there is plentiful provision for all occupants. Right at the end of the hall is a utility closet with washing machine and tumble dryer.

Castle Terrace is an ideal base for families and groups who wish to enjoy a modern flavour while still remaining close to the historical heart of Edinburgh.

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Usher Hall Views

Situated on a distinguished main road off Princes Street and right next to the landmark Usher Hall with its adjoining Lyceum and Traverse theatres, this immaculate property is nevertheless very quiet owing to its secondary glazing. The Filmhouse Cinema is another esteemed institution visible from the apartment’s windows, while the Cameo is at the next junction. While Princes Street is but a minute’s walk away, Lothian Road has its own selection of specialist shops, as well as restaurants and a Co-operative supermarket. A taxi rank and hop-on hop-off City Sightseeing tour stop are located just outside the property; due to our partnership with Lothian Buses, we are able to offer guests a five percent discount on their tours and the Airlink bus service (between the airport and city centre) if you pre-book tickets here.

The apartment is on the first floor of a communal stairwell with classy wooden cabin-esque walls. The property itself features wooden flooring throughout, with the exception of the shower room on the immediate left which bears cream tiling beside the wet area. The beautifully minimalist décor and fresh neutral palette of white, slate and cream tones adorns the modern wet facilities, countertop and walls respectively. This is complemented by chrome fittings, including the added convenience of heated towel rails.

The master bedroom off the corner has windows looking out to the street and a 32-inch HD smart TV on a unit at the foot of the King-sized bed. Both this and the neighbouring double bedroom have ample storage in their fitted double wardrobes with mirrored sliding doors. The master’s contains an iron and a safe large enough for a laptop, while the second bedroom’s contains a clothes horse. Both rooms also have hair dryers.

The kitchen-cum-living area is the apartment’s largest space, with the snow-white units encapsulating a fridge-freezer, washing machine and dishwasher, paired with state-of-the-art cooking appliances such as the induction hob and raised microwave-oven. Beside this is a matching dining table seating four, set out from the sides of the room furnished with a leather sofa and opposing wingback armchairs. The windows on the two far sides look across and down the street, while the nearmost corner contains another HD smart TV (40-inch) atop a cabinet housing the router, a DVD player, and a selection of home décor magazines. The room’s twin centrepieces – a mounted patchwork bull head bust and a rocky halo on the windowsill – confer a sense of balance to the space, while the former also adds an iconic Scottish touch in its use of our national textile, tartan.

Lothian Road is at the boundary between the Old Town, the New Town, and the West End, and so presents a rare opportunity to enjoy all of Edinburgh’s central districts with the minimum of effort. Added to this is the host street’s own recreational offering and the retail haven of Princes Street immediately beyond, which together with this premium property makes for a showcase of Edinburgh at its very best.

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Albany Street

Albany Street is an impeccably-appointed first-floor apartment in Edinburgh’s charming New Town offering guests easy walking access to the finest amenities the capital has to offer. The apartment is three minutes’ walk from the tram line which connects to Edinburgh Airport, a few minutes more to reach Waverley Station and the hustle and bustle of Princes Street, and then on to the Royal Mile and heart of the Old Town. Broughton Street, just a street away, hosts many wonderful independent restaurants, bars and shops and The Edinburgh Playhouse theatre and Omni Centre with cinema are just around the corner at the top of Leith Walk.

The accommodation comprises two bedrooms at the rear, each with a kingsize bed and closet wardrobe. The master bedroom has additional storage in a bow-fronted wooden chest of drawers and matching bedside units. The large south-facing windows have original working shutters and views over the neighbouring private gardens.

The modern bathroom, accessed from the hallway, has an over-bath shower with adjustable handheld and fixed rain-shower heads, stylish above-counter basin and heated towel rail. There is a large utility cupboard off the hall containing an iron, ironing board and clothes horse.

The beautiful bright living room at the front of the apartment is the property’s highlight, with its high ceiling, ornate cornicing and traditional fireplace typical of the New Town. A solid wood dining table for six sits in front of two large windows overlooking the pleasant Georgian street below. There are two comfortable sofas (one a sofa-bed) and a well stocked bookshelf including Scottish titles of local interest, as well as an HD Smart TV and WiFi. Adjoining the living room is a compact modern kitchen fully equipped with microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine and dishwasher.

This luxurious apartment serves as an excellent retreat in a quiet street for families and small groups who want to enjoy central Edinburgh without compromising on modern living comforts.

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Cheyne Street

Cheyne Street adjoins Raeburn Place, the main thoroughfare of Stockbridge from the New Town, and is far enough away to avoid the sound of morning traffic. Stockbridge itself was voted the best place to live in Scotland, and here you’ll find a wealth of great restaurants including Tom Kitchen’s Scran & Scallie Bistro, a really good selection of pubs, cafes, delis, and art and craft shops, as well as many charity shops where you can pick up some bargains. Waitrose is just over five minutes’ walk away while Sainsbury’s and Scotmid supermarkets are even closer. A few minutes’ walk will also take you to The Stockbridge Farmer’s Market, held every Sunday under the trees close to the Waters of Leith. Edinburgh’s renowned and free Royal Botanic Garden is mere minutes’ away, just beyond the sweeping Inverleith Park and Pond, home to ducks and swans. A walk to Princes Street through the beautiful New Town will take about fifteen minutes and there is an excellent local bus service if you want to go farther afield.

The apartment is on the first floor and has a simple layout, with three rooms on either side of the central lobby and the bathroom off the end. The décor is light and bright, conveying a sense of space, and artwork of Edinburgh features throughout, so the property has a local and authentic feel. The kitchen is first off the left, and like its two neighbours has a window overlooking the quiet shrub-lined and cobbled lane of Raeburn Street. The kitchen is well equipped with pots and pans, all the crockery and dishes you would expect to find at home, and a large wooden dining table seating six.

All three bedrooms have double beds and ample hanging and storage space in the wardrobes and drawers. The master bedroom’s window looks out along Dean Street. In between these bedrooms is the modern tiled bathroom, which has a fitted bath with fixed and flexible shower heads, a heated towel rail, and an adjacent cabinet, equal in height to the door in front of it. The tiles here are a sand colour, so the room has a warm, inviting hue.

The living room has two large windows facing west and catches the afternoon and evening sun. Like the rest of the apartment it retains many original features including working shutters, traditional cornice and fireplace. As there are two sofas and plentiful seating for six or more guests, this room makes a great entertainment and relaxation space. There is also a communal garden at the back of the property.

Cheyne Street is a compact and comfortable apartment which makes for a comprehensive offering; you have everything you need here, from space to cook, sleep, wash, and relax or entertain guests, all in comfort and style. The apartment’s location in one of Edinburgh’s most popular districts is an added boon.

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Circus Lane

Circus Lane is a charming two-bedroom semi-detached home in a picturesque lane close to St Stephen’s Church, which is situated at the boundary between the New Town (actually over two-and-a-half-centuries old) and neighbouring Stockbridge.

The property has its own main door, and stepping inside leads you to the hallway and spiral stairs to the upper rooms.  On the ground floor is the utility room, and main bedroom with ensuite shower room. The bedroom is on the south side and catches sun from mid-afternoon to late evening; it is also away from the sound of any traffic which might pass through the lane. From the bedroom you can access the small private garden which is sheltered from the wind by established trees, making it a lovely place to sit out and relax.

In the bedroom there is a TV and digital radio, and ample storage in the chest of drawers and wardrobe. The abundance of wood, paintings of the Orkney Islands, and the profusion of light from the window and glazed door imbue this space with an organic and uplifting vibe.

The utility room adjoining the entrance lobby is equipped with a washing machine and tumble dryer, with a pulley and clothes horse conveniently located alongside. An iron and ironing board are also held here for your convenience.

The upper floor has a double bedroom with a chest of drawers and an additional fold-out single bed in the attached cupboard. The window in this room looks out over the garden and towards the back gardens of large homes on Circus Place. Both bedrooms have hairdryers.

At the turn on the upper landing is the bathroom with fitted bath, from which the lobby leads on to the kitchen and sitting room. A skylight in the kitchen brightens the space, which contains a dishwasher and raised microwave in addition to the essential facilities, making it a great space for cooking.

The sitting room has a wooden dining table seating four in front of the window over the street. This room is decorated in sunset tones matching the painting on the far wall, and has a plush recliner and red sofa with petal-laced matching cushions, flanked by heart-shaped and solar-patterned coffee tables. A flat screen TV with DVD player and an iPod speaker dock occupy the unit in the far corner, while a bookshelf stocked with a range of titles caters for many interests.

Circus Lane itself is on a straight from Princes Street, and so you haven’t far to go if you want the biggest and best retail experience on offer, as well as access to the Old Town. If the more relaxed pace of boutiques and charity shops is more your thing, you need only cross the street, and as the New Town also offers a good selection of pubs, cafes and restaurants, all the ingredients for a satisfying stay are to be had here.

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Orchard Road

This inviting three-bedroom semi-detached home is located on Orchard Road, just beyond the popular Stockbridge area of central Edinburgh. The property is quiet and has off-street parking for two cars in the drive, as well as a private garden and excellent bus links to the centre of the city. This is a great location for going to the Fringe Festival before returning to relax in tranquil surrounds away from the crowds.

Guests enter the property via the porch which leads into the hall. On this level is the open plan kitchen-living room with patio doors to the decked area and garden, a smaller private living room, bathroom with shower over the bath and the utility room.

The decked area faces south and catches most of the day’s sunshine. Steps from the patio descend to the private garden with grass and a productive vegetable patch.

On the upper floor are three bedrooms and a shower room. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed and the views from its windows look out over the garden.  The twin room also looks out onto the garden. The beds in this room can be combined to form a second king upon request; you will have the option to specify your preference when you book. The final bedroom is a large room with a single bed and views to the front of the property.

To the front of the property there is off-street parking for two cars and it is just a short walk to the bus stop if you don’t wish to walk to the centre of town. It is very quiet here and an ideal spot to enjoy staying in Edinburgh.

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Ramsay Garden

Ramsay Garden is a desirable block of 16 apartment buildings situated on Castlehill and overlooking Edinburgh’s New Town. Part of the city’s World Heritage Site, Ramsay Garden takes its name from its inaugural resident, Alan Ramsay, who in 1740 built Ramsay Lodge, now part of the modern development commissioned by urban planner Patrick Geddes. Both Edinburgh Castle and Camera Obscura are literally around the corner, the first in a series of famous attractions spanning the length of the Royal Mile, including the Scotch Whisky Experience, St Giles’ Cathedral, and a number of great shops and restaurants such as the Witchery and Cranachan & Crowdie.

The apartment is selectively furnished and decorated throughout, conferring a stylish spaciousness which is immediately evident upon entering through the small vestibule to the hall topped with waterfall chandelier. The hall is the nexus for the apartment’s rooms, beginning with the lounge on the right, which has a leather sofa, plush armchair and glass coffee table.

Next along is the first of the apartment’s bedrooms, with a window looking out to the New Town and Fife beyond. This room contains a kingsize bed, fitted double wardrobe and wooden armchair. The neighbouring master bedroom is similar in style, but features a super-kingsize four-poster bed, flatscreen TV with integrated DVD player atop a chest of drawers, double wardrobe, double cabinet, and teardrop chandelier.

Off the farthermost left end of the hall is the living room, which has bay windows looking out to the bustling Princes Street and North Bridge. Here the profusion of the garden’s greenery is apparent, conveying the complementary sense of country living underlined by the rustic coffee table between the room’s two sofas, and so the apartment combines the best of both worlds. On opposing sides of the room are an antique Chinese double cabinet and a wall-mounted 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with Sonos speaker system, itself adjacent to the room’s wooden armchair, although the TV’s hinge allows for optimal viewing regardless of position. A small balcony adjoins the living room, offering clearer views of the garden and New Town. On the opposite side are folding doors leading on to the dining room, which also has bay windows and a matching Chinese double cabinet, as well as a dining table seating eight and an engraved oriental fireplace.

Directly off the left of the main hall is another bedroom with kingsize bed, an armchair, and double wardrobes on either side of a curtained cabinet. In the rightmost of these, you’ll find the apartment’s boiler; the heating is controlled via a panel in the lobby branching off the back of the main hall. This lobby also contains a utility closet with iron and ironing board, and the bathroom, which has a freestanding roll top bath with decorative claw feet and an attached shower head. Both the bathroom and the nearby shower room with wet area have heated towel rails and electric underfloor heating, affording an additional source of homely comfort on chilly days. The fourth of the apartment’s bedrooms (again with a kingsize bed) is to be found beside the shower room, and houses a dressing screen and integrated triple wardrobe.

The final room of the apartment is its kitchen, which has the facilities for two to cook simultaneously in its ample worktop, dual elevated ovens, gas cooking range and twin sinks. There is an equal abundance of storage space, with the central unit sporting drawers on three sides, and cupboards running from the door along to the Samsung fridge-freezer. The kitchen also contains a dishwasher and washer-dryer, and a curving staircase leads you to the exit to the garden.

Ramsay Garden offers the opportunity to experience Edinburgh from a vantage point shared with Edinburgh Castle. The recurrence of Castlehill in postcards of Edinburgh attests to its status as an iconic city landmark, and one which supplies views the equal of those in which it stars. Additionally, you’ll stay in an apartment whose remarkable dimensions are capitalized with tasteful and pristine décor, as well as high-end fittings and facilities. In all then, Ramsay Garden qualifies as a great foundation for your stay in the capital of Scotland.

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Antigua Street

Antigua Street is a capacious four double bedroom property on the fourth floor of a street at the beginning of Leith Walk. The apartment therefore provides easy access to the plethora of shopping outlets starting at St James Centre across the road, and continuing along the length of Princes Street. The Omni Centre leisure complex and the Playhouse Theatre are also situated opposite, so guests needn’t venture far to be entertained.

The central lobby leads on from the vestibule, around which is a utility closet with iron and ironing board. Alongside this is the first double bedroom, which has a wicker chair, a desk with inbuilt storage and a plastic chair, two chests of drawers, and a sloping ceiling with a window looking over the roundabout and along Royal Terrace and Leopold Place. As the apartment is high up, the views extend beyond Edinburgh and out to the Firth of Forth, and you can even see the top of Calton Hill. An adjoining box room has an integrated clothes rack and shelving, as well as a wooden chair and additional chest of drawers. A skylight and mirror are to be found just inside the bedroom door, so there is plenty of storage space and light.

The second double bedroom is situated opposite, with two chests of drawers flanking the bed, one topped with a radio alarm clock. The room is similarly designed with a sloping ceiling leading to a window, also with far-ranging views beyond Edinburgh, Queensferry’s Forth Bridge visible in the distance. This room has an extended integrated shelf and double wardrobe, as well as a wicker chair and mirrors.

A shower room with combi shower is next off the lobby, beside the apartment’s kitchen and the opposing living-cum-dining room, which has a dining table to seat eight beside windows with similar views as from the leftmost double bedroom. The Wi-Fi router is also to be found here. An electric fire and TV with DVD player stand before a glass coffee table and two sofas, above one of which hangs a painting of John Knox House, which can be visited on the Royal Mile, about twenty minutes’ walk away. Leading off is a small utility room with a generous worktop, heated towel rail, washing machine and tumble dryer. This connects the living room to a water closet containing the boiler, and with a window overlooking Gayfield Square Garden, a public space which you can enjoy on sunny days.
The kitchen is equipped with modern appliances and has ample worktops running along either side, leading to the motif of the sloping ceiling, this time with a hatch window offering slightly more inclusive views than those from the first double bedroom on the right of the apartment. Its appliances include a fridge-freezer and dishwasher, in addition to a comprehensive range of homeware. It also has a wooden chair in the corner of the room, so you can sit down to a quick snack or kick back while others do the cooking!
At the end of the lobby is a bathroom with a fitted bath, and the remaining two double bedrooms. The first has a cheval mirror, a chest of drawers, clothes horse, and a freestanding fabric wardrobe. Its window also looks over Gayfield Square Garden. The second double bedroom has a study desk and chair, two chests of drawers, an integrated double wardrobe, mirror, and a clothes horse beside its window, which looks over a section of the neighbouring street.

With its abundance of space and ample facilities, Antigua Street is a great place for groups after an area with its own amenities and within minutes of the epicentre of Edinburgh.

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Jamaica Lane

This bright and inviting main door apartment is located in a quiet lane a stone’s throw from Heriot Row, the site of Robert Louis Stevenson’s onetime Edinburgh abode. Mere minutes away is Queen Street, home to the acclaimed Scottish National Portrait Gallery (offering free admission), and Princes Street, Edinburgh’s retail hotspot. The apartment is also very close to Stockbridge where there are excellent independent shops, cafes and restaurants and a wonderful farmer’s market held every Sunday under the trees close to the river. 

The step up from the lane leads you into the kitchen-cum-dining room, adjoining the stairwell directly ahead. This area has an organic atmosphere ascribed by the windows on either end and the wooden units and dining table, which seats six. The kitchen features an elevated oven for ease-of-access, a coffee-maker, and a dishwasher, in addition to the essentials of hob and oven, fridge, pots, pans, cutlery and crockery.

Off the kitchen is the utility room, which is similarly comprehensive, containing the microwave and Wi-Fi router, a separate sink, washing machine, iron and ironing board, clothes horse and pulley. The controls for the boiler are also found here. Its window brightens the space and the counter makes loading the pulley that much easier. Parking is available in the adjoining garage.

Upstairs are the bedrooms, bathroom and living room. 

The master bedroom is to be found on the left of the first floor (second floor to our American cousins). This space caters for all your rest and storage needs, with a double bed, chest of drawers, wooden cabinet, and an integrated pair of double wardrobes with cupboards above. The bed faces a painting by Edinburgh-born colourist Francis Cadell, and next to the bedside cabinet with radio alarm clock is a wooden chair. As with all the other rooms of the property, the master bedroom has its own window.

The bathroom has a pleasant character, with pristine white décor and a hint of sensuality in the female frontal nude on the far wall. It has a deep bath with its own shower head, and a separate shower in the corner. A heated towel rail stands in between.

On the opposite side of the upper floor is the twin room, furnished with a chest of drawers. The two beds lie under the sloping window, so guests can waken naturally under the morning sun, or pull the shutter for leisurely long lies.

The final room of the property is the living room, which has two sofas (one a sofa-bed), a wooden chair and a coffee table across from the flatscreen TV with DVD player and selection of DVDs. The room also has an adjoining storage closet with clothes rail, and beautifully contrasting paintings – one an Impressionistic landscape, the other a monochrome cityscape – adorn opposite walls. This sense of union of the natural and built environments is epitomized in an ornamental brass and cream clock atop the bureau, encased in a bell jar, its face and base bearing floral motifs.

Jamaica Street South Lane is a perfect retreat for small families to enjoy each other’s company within walking distance of Edinburgh’s best amenities.

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High Riggs

High Riggs is an attractive third-floor apartment situated in Edinburgh’s Old Town, just beyond the Grassmarket and minutes’ walk from Princes Street. The area has some wonderful restaurants with cuisine from all corners of the world. There are several theatres and cinemas nearby and the location is ideal for exploring the Old and New Towns.

The apartment has two bedrooms, two bathrooms (each with a shower, toilet, and basin), a kitchen and a living room with sofa bed. Parking is available in the secure parking area within the apartment complex and included in the rental. There is a lift in the building which will take you from the garage area to the apartment and main entrance level.

A short flight of stairs takes you to the communal stairwell, which also has a lift. You’ll enter into a hallway connecting all the apartment’s rooms, beginning on the right with the kitchen, bright from its window over Kennedy Walk. The kitchen is well-equipped with abundant cutlery, crockery, glasses, and appliances (hob and oven, microwave, and fridge-freezer), and a dining table with seating for two. A washer-dryer and the boiler are also to be found here.

The next room off the hallway is the sitting room, which has two tartan armchairs flanking the coffee table, as well as a sofa opposing the flatscreen TV with DVD player. The view across Kennedy Walk continues here from the French doors, dressed with curtains in the same iconic pattern as the room’s armchairs, and there is a dining table with seating for four and a book case sporting a micro Hi-Fi system and a selection of books, CDs and DVDs.

The twin room and the adjacent master bedroom have windows to the back of the property and are very quiet, ensuring peaceful sleep. Both bedrooms have integrated mirrored wardrobes, each containing a pair of chests of drawers. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed, a corner table with a hair-dryer, a radio alarm clock on the bedside cabinet, and an ensuite shower room.

The final room of the apartment is the bathroom, which has a shower over the bath and a generous sink counter. A utility closet containing a clothes rail, iron and ironing board can be found off the opposite side of the hallway.

This apartment has an allocated parking space available free of charge. To book this, please contact us.

High Riggs is a colourful, compact apartment which will leave you feeling relaxed and reinvigorated after forays into the city centre on your doorstep.

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Royal Mile Storytelling

This classy second-floor apartment, accessed via a communal stairwell, is situated beside The Scottish Storytelling Centre, the first purpose-built building for live storytelling in the world, on Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile. It therefore offers easy access to the Old Town’s renowned attractions, and is flanked by the landmarks of Edinburgh Castle on one side and Holyrood Palace, Our Dynamic Earth, and Arthur’s Seat on the other. It is in an excellent location both for attending performance venues and watching street performances during the world’s largest arts festival, the Fringe, each August.

First off the central lobby is a spacious double bedroom with a dresser, wardrobe, and a window over the street. The washing machine can be found in the utility closet opposite along with an ironing board and controls for the electric underfloor heating in the neighbouring shower room, which has an electric shower and towel rails fitted behind the door.

At the end of the lobby is the lounge, which in addition to the sofa bed has a window seat where you can relax and watch life go by along busy High Street.  It also has an intricately carved and mirrored fireplace, a dining table, and a flat screen TV. A selection of books and DVDs is included to keep you entertained during your stay. The lighting is dimmable for added ambience, and the adjoining kitchen is well-equipped for self-catering on cosy nights in, with a microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, cutlery, crockery, and a hob and oven.

The apartment is decorated in warm neutral tones and features artwork of Edinburgh throughout, ascribing a very localized character. High corniced ceilings in the main rooms confer a feeling of space and the windows have double and secondary glazing for effective noise and heat insulation. The Storytelling Apartment is an ideal property for couples seeking a romantic break, but is also suitable for groups as the sofa bed can accommodate an extra guest.

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Dublin Studio

Situated in Edinburgh’s New Town, widely considered as one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture and planning in the world, this superbly positioned studio apartment is a compact, well-designed and traditionally panelled space. Completely refurbished in 2010, the apartment provides a perfect retreat for couples intending to take advantage of the amenities of the city centre, which are all within easy walking distance. For the keen fashion shopper, its position on the corner of Dublin Street and Queen Street leaves it close to Harvey Nichols and Louis Vuitton, just off St Andrews Square in Multrees Walk, and Jenners, Edinburgh’s renowned department store to the south of the Square. Entry to the ground-floor apartment is via a flight of steps from the slope of Dublin Street (no wheelchair access), from which there are superb views across the New Town towards Drummond Place, the Firth of Forth, and Fife beyond.

In the first room of the property, hidden behind sections of panelling on your right you’ll find an entire modern, compact and extremely well-equipped kitchen. Deceptively large, the depth of the granite worktop creates a spacious surface for preparing meals (2.0m x 0.85m). Built-in energy-efficient appliances include a dishwasher, combination electric and microwave oven, electric induction hob, integrated fridge and extractor fan. Ample crockery, cafetieres, cutlery, glasses, pots and pans, and a kettle and toaster are supplied. A table with 2 chairs completes the setup.

Salvaged oak flooring is laid throughout the flat, leading on to the west-facing sitting/bedroom area, the enormous windows of which allow the afternoon and early evening light to stream in and afford guests a fabulous view of the National Portrait Gallery on Queen Street. The wooden window shutters and heavy lined curtains close out the light at night, promoting sleep and ensuring that the apartment stays warm and cosy during the darker winter months. The focal point of this spacious room is a black marble fireplace which is flanked on either side by extensive shelving and cupboards built into the panelling. The room has a sofa, table for 2 by the window (so you have the choice of eating either here or in the kitchen), a couple of rattan chairs, and even a rocking chair for you to relax in whilst you read one of the many books on offer. At night, you open the cupboard opposite the fireplace and out pops the King-sized Murphy bed. There’s ample space to store your suitcases and hang your clothes in the walk-in cupboard at the back, where you’ll also find the boiler, integrated washing machine, iron and ironing board.

The ultramodern shower-room is accessible from both the sitting/bedroom and kitchen area. Bright and roomy with a combination of panelled and tiled walls, the extensive use of mirrors and mirrored cabinets further enhances the feeling of space. There’s a slate worktop with wash basin and mixer taps to the side, as well as a stainless steel ladder-style heated towel-rail.

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Blackie House 2

This recently refurbished artisan apartment is on the top floor of the 17th century Blackie House, and can be accessed via the staircase, decorated with a series of intriguing murals, or the lift, which leads directly into the property. Located in the centre of Edinburgh’s Old Town, the apartment offers easy access to the area’s main attractions, including Edinburgh Castle, Saint Giles’ Cathedral, National Library, Festival Theatre, Usher Hall, and the National Museum.

All of its furniture, including the doors and kitchen fittings, was created by eminent designer-craftsman Rupert Williamson, with the predominance of wood extending to the flooring and imbuing the property with a character which is at once both organic and refined.

A flight of steps branches off the entrance, and is well-lit by the skylight and windows at its bottom. Off the top of the steps is the central hallway, which first leads on to the combination sitting room, dining room, and kitchen. This room contains a sofa, 2 armchairs, a coffee table, and a dining table with seating for 6. It has a well-stocked bookshelf which also boasts a selection of CDs (mainly classical music and opera) and DVDs, the latter for use with the DVD player and flatscreen TV opposite. The row of windows on the left of the room overlooks the courtyard, while those on the right offer stunning views over The Mound, to Princes Street, the north side of the city, and over the Firth of Forth to Fife.

The fitted kitchen has ample crockery and an assortment of storage jars in addition to the hob, oven, fridge, and freezer. The room also benefits from adjustable ambient lighting. Next off the hallway is the utility room, containing an ironing board and the Wi-Fi hub. Farther along is the shower room, tiled with hand-made vibrant green tiles, with a bidet, integrated storage, and views on to the courtyard. The adjacent lift leads right into the hallway, and can accommodate 2 people (no wheelchairs).

The final room of the apartment is the master bedroom, which has 2 chairs, a King-size bed with a crafted, extended headboard (allowing space on either side for books, glasses, and other necessities), an abstract chest of drawers, and an integrated wardrobe beside the bed with a built-in mirror. The room has 3 windows offering the aforementioned northern views, as well as dimmable lighting.

This flat is ideal for those who appreciate fine craftsmanship and intend to explore Edinburgh’s foremost attractions, thereby capitalizing on the property’s prime location.

NB This apartment doesn’t have a washing machine but there is a laundrette within ten minutes’ walk.

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Fettes Row

This is a spacious penthouse apartment with private sunny balcony overlooking Fettes Row and St Stephen’s Church. Stylishly furnished and decorated, it is an ideal base for exploring the city. Nearby are excellent local shops, bars and cafes in the Stockbridge area and it is not far to walk to George Street and Princes Street for Fringe and Festival activities as well as cool cafes, bars and restaurants.

The property comprises a hall leading to a bright lounge, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. The living room and dining area, which has a dining table seating four, adjoin a private balcony where you can sit out during the warmer months. The kitchen is well-equipped and also has a small dining table for less formal eating. The bedroom has a comfortable double bed, fitted wardrobes and open views of the north side of the city and across the river to Fife. The bathroom is spacious and has a shower over the bath. All the windows are double glazed keeping the apartment warm and quiet so a good night’s sleep can be had.

There is a private parking space available within the building’s secure parking complex.

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Drummond Place

This fabulous luxury self-catering apartment spans two lower levels and is situated in Edinburgh’s New Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned as a paradigm of city planning and for its neo-classical and Georgian architecture dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. The property is within easy walking distance of all the amenities to be found on the area’s two most famous streets, George Street and Princes Street. Access is via the flight of stairs extending to the patio from the street above. There is no parking with this apartment, but parking mightn’t be necessary given its central location.

The fresh, neutral décor ascribes the property a light and airy aesthetic. The first of its two shower rooms is conveniently located just beyond the foyer. Farther ahead is the well-equipped and spacious kitchen-cum-dining room, which has two cookers (one modern; each with a hob and oven), a fridge-freezer with ice and water dispensers, a microwave and a dishwasher. The breakfast bar seats four and the dining table eight, while the various units provide ample storage space.

The sitting room caters to all your entertainment needs with its flatscreen TV, WiFi hub, Blu-ray player and selection of DVDs. A twin room completes the upper level.

On the lower floor is the master bedroom with a kingsize bed, a fireplace, and an ensuite bathroom equipped with a heated towel rail and a shower over the bath. Along from the utility room, which contains the washing machine and tumble dryer, are a shower room and a second twin room. There is also a garden room which leads on to the paved garden enclosure, where guests can relax and enjoy the fresh air.

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Darnaway Street

This bright and attractive second-floor apartment is situated between the bustle of the New Town’s busiest streets (Queen Street, George Street, and Princes Street) and nearby Stockbridge, so is within easy walking distance of each. Darnaway Street is just along from Heriot Row, where you can find the former residence of Robert Louis Stevenson. Two of the three doors on the second floor lead on to the property.

Directly opposite the entrance is a storage closet, containing an ironing board and clothes horse. Round the corner is the expansive sitting-cum-dining room with a flatscreen TV, Virgin Media Box, Wi-Fi hub, and a speaker dock for Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod). Furnishings include a sofa with footrest, two armchairs, a further six chairs, a settee, a bureau, five drinks stands, and a dining table which seats six, altogether making it a perfect spot to relax and entertain guests. Three windows look over the cobbled street and their large dimensions dramatically brighten the room, augmenting the crisp and clean decor.

The kitchen range extends from the sitting-cum-dining room, and comes equipped with all the essentials (hob, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, and dishwasher) as well as an abundance of crockery. The washing machine is also located here. A twin room with a window out on to neighbouring gardens is first off the corridor from the kitchen, after which comes the bathroom with a heated towel rail and two showerheads (one fixed into the wall). The master bedroom has a King-size bed and benefits from two windows, which, as with the twin room, face away from the street, ensuring quiet and peaceful sleep. It has a radio and built-in storage cupboard beside the bed, as well as a dressing table and floor-to-ceiling integrated wardrobes with mirrors on the farthermost wall. The second door on to the landing is adjacent this room.

This apartment provides a quiet retreat to kick back in after enjoying Edinburgh’s most famous retail and catering streets, while also allowing easy outings into the more relaxed Stockbridge.

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Cumberland Street

This very well located, comfortable and bright 1st floor apartment is situated on Cumberland St, in the heart of Edinburgh’s renowned World Heritage area of New Town. The apartment was built in 1820 and is a 12 minute walk to Princes Street in the very centre of the City, and a 10 minute bus ride to the Royal Mile, historic Old Town and Edinburgh Castle. The nearest bus stop is a minute’s walk from the apartment. It is a great base from which to unwind and explore the marvellous city of Edinburgh. The apartment is very well situated for visiting all the main attractions in Edinburgh’s World Heritage sites of the Old and New Town. A short walk takes you to the peaceful and beautiful Water of Leith where you can amble along the leafy walkway beside the river and explore an aspect of Edinburgh only locals normally see. As well as the many historic connections in this area there are a large number of local shops, cafes, galleries and boutiques on nearby Dundas Street, Broughton Street and Stockbridge. New Town has great restaurants and bars where you will be able to experience the rich culture of Edinburgh life. It lies only a few minutes’ from Scotland Street made famous in the well known Alexander McCall Smith novels.

The apartment is elegantly furnished and will provide a stylish and very comfortable base for your stay. The main bedroom has a large double bed with en suite bathroom. The second bedroom has 2 single beds and there is separate family bathroom. There is a further full length single cabin style bed in the study. Cumberland Street is a quiet street and has very little passing evening traffic allowing a good night’s sleep. The high ceilings and restful colour scheme in the sitting room provide a great place to unwind after a hard day of sightseeing, shopping, or festival going .The dining kitchen is a large and sunny room and can sit 6 people comfortably. It has all the modern appliances you would expect, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge and freezer, and is very well equipped if you wish to cook at home any evening.

Hair dryers, iron and board, towels, linen, and Wifi are provided and are included in the rental. On street car parking is free every evening between 17.30hrs to 08.30hrs and from Friday evening to Monday morning. A car, however, is definitely not essential to stay here as most places are within easy walking distance or can be accessed via the local bus service which is a minute’s walk from the apartment. Edinburgh International Airport is a 25 minute taxi ride away and the nearest tram stop from the Airport is on York Place, a 10 minute walk away.
There are no taxes or extra fees. £10 from every booking will be donated to charity.

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Moray Place

Stunning first-floor property coupling all the character of its ornate Georgian architecture with the modern amenities of a 21st century home. It boasts expansive dimensions and opulent décor, including high cornice ceilings and impressive chandeliers, as well as views throughout on to the lush neighbouring private gardens. Situated in a quiet area of the city centre within easy walking distance of Princes Street and Stockbridge where there are wonderful cafes, shops and restaurants.

The entrance hall houses a grand mirror, fireplace, and large circular dining table conveniently located between the kitchen and living room. To the right is the modern kitchen, which in addition to the essential facilities and crockery, is equipped with a coffee machine and a washer-dryer.

The marble floored bathroom features heated towel rails and a wet area, beside which stands the roll-top bath, where occupants can unwind with views over the greenery and out to the clock tower of Holy Trinity Church on the Dean Bridge, or just savour the decadence of the room with its fabulous crystal chandelier. The adjacent bedroom features its own fireplace and a wall-mounted TV for cosy viewing in the king-size bed, while the adjoining storage cupboard also contains a safety deposit box. Its position at the back of the property makes for quietude and undisturbed sleep.

Double doors open from the entrance hall to the lounge, which contains plush 1930s furnishings, including a sofa and armchairs with adjustable headrests, opposite which is a home cinema system comprising a 55-inch flatscreen TV with separate speakers for a premium viewing experience. The lounge also contains large wardrobes, a well-stocked bookshelf, and a coffee table from which to sup while engrossed in the views over the near most crescent of Moray Place. The second bedroom is accessed from the living room and has an original art deco bed and wonderful views of Moray Place garden from the long elegant windows. The apartment also comes equipped with scanning and printing facilities together with unlimited Wi-Fi, making it an excellent base for business as well as pleasure.


Moray Place, deemed Scotland’s grandest street, is the subject of a recent BBC documentary which you can view on YouTube.



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Dean Park Mews

This luxury modern self-catering apartment is situated in a quiet street in the desirable Stockbridge area of the city. This is an ideal location to enjoy Edinburgh more as a local than a tourist but within easy walking distance of Princes Street and the main city attractions of the Old Town. Close by there are excellent restaurants, an abundance of good cafes, interesting local shops and great charity shops to pick up the odd bargain.

The accommodation is on the second floor and consists of two large double bedrooms, an open plan living room and kitchen, and ensuite shower room and a family bathroom with shower over the bath. There is a garage plus parking in front of the garage for an additional car. It is a bright sunny apartment with good quality furnishings and fittings and thoughtfully decorated making it a comfortable home.

As with all our apartments, good quality linen and towels are included and a cot and high chair are available upon request.

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Royal Mile Mansion

This stunning apartment is located a short walk from the landmarks of Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyrood House.

Inside, you’ll come upon an entrance hall adjoining all the main rooms of the property. Past the utility closet on your right, you’ll find the modern and well-equipped kitchen, which in addition to all the essential cutlery, crockery, and appliances (oven, hob, microwave, toaster, and fridge-freezer), contains a dishwasher and washer-dryer. Beside the kitchen is the tiled shower-room, the counterpart to the bathroom around the corner. Both these rooms have electric underfloor heating, heated towel rails, and additional fixed showerheads in the showers, while the bathroom also boasts a traditional roll top bath. Each is conveniently situated opposite a bedroom; the shower room is across from the guest bedroom or twin room, the beds of which can be adjoined to form a double, while the bathroom is aligned with the master bedroom with a Super King-size bed. Both rooms have wall-mounted flat screen TVs for leisurely viewing in bed under the striking crystal chandeliers on the high ceilings, and sport bedside iPod/iPhone speaker docks for relaxing to your favourite music. There is a walk-in wardrobe off the guest bedroom, with a freestanding one in the master bedroom, the double windows of which look out to North Bridge street.

The centrepiece of the property is the living-cum-dining room. The burgundy leather-lined and studded doors hint at the opulence behind, where the same rich shade permeates the expansive space, cascading from the drapery within the awnings of the surrounding windows and down the panelled walls to the lavish furnishings, such as the upholstered fireguard. This room has two discrete dining spaces, the rightmost and more formal seating six, and the leftmost situated in an elevated alcove under a grand chandelier opposite. Both dining tables are beside bay windows, which admit a profusion of light and look onto the Tron Kirk and across the Royal Mile, meaning guests can enjoy the views with their meals. During August, you don’t even have to venture outdoors to enjoy the fanfare of the Fringe Festival, with buskers and street performers visible from the windows. The room also contains a pair of leather armchairs, with matching sofas flanking the extended coffee table in the opposite corner. Beside the sofas, you’ll find a 47-inch flatscreen HD smart TV above a further iPhone speaker dock.

Royal Mile Mansion benefits from double and secondary glazing throughout to provide insulation from noise and cold. Ironing facilities, unlimited free Wi-Fi, and hair dryers are provided. A high chair is also available if needed.

The property is replete with decadent details to impress any guest. Mirrors feature throughout, both as fixtures in the main rooms and as unlikely embellishments, such as on the coat stand unit off the entrance; collectively they augment the apartment’s broad dimensions. The predominance of wood flooring is matched by the abundance of mahogany furniture, including the polished drink stands in the living-cum-dining room. Other surprising touches include recessed storage areas and mounted towel rails in the showers and under sinks, as well as a fitted kitchen roll dispenser. Both bedrooms, the bathroom, and the living-cum-dining room also have dimmable lighting. If you love luxury, you’ll love Royal Mile Mansion.


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Cambridge Street

This luxury self-catering apartment is situated on the first floor of a quiet street close to a host of Edinburgh’s finest theatres and filmhouses. From the main entrance, the view to the east is dominated by Edinburgh Castle, which you can visit after a short walk to the Royal Mile. Cambridge Street is ideally placed to explore both the Old Town and the New Town, and there is a range of restaurants in the vicinity to suit all tastes and budgets, from the Michelin star Castle Terrace restaurant to the Italian pizzerias on Lothian Road.

All the apartment’s rooms are large; the main bedroom has a king size bed, lots of wardrobe space and two large windows facing southeast. The second bedroom can be made up with two single beds, or they can be combined to form one large double; you will have the option to specify your preference when you confirm your booking. This room is away from the street and looks out on to gardens at the back of the property. The living room, like the main bedroom, has two windows overlooking the street. There is a traditional fireplace, a pair of sofas, a good selection of books, DVDs, games and a large TV for when you need a night in to relax. The TV has HDV and an internet connection. The bathroom is tiled throughout in bright orange tiles which make it feel warm and inviting. There is a separate shower in the bathroom and a second toilet off the hall. The kitchen is well equipped with modern appliances, cooking pots and utensils. A utility room is annexed off the kitchen and there is a cupboard which houses the washing machine and tumble dryer. The property has an air bed to accommodate an additional person. Cambridge Street is not far from parts of the University of Edinburgh or where many of the students like to live, and it is also conveniently located for visiting Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

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Nelson Street

This attractive second-floor apartment was built around 1850, and has been recently redecorated in a fresh and bright palette. The flat combines traditional furnishings with modern conveniences, and is accessed via a flight of stairs (not a lift). The property is situated in a great location in the New Town, close to the home of Robert Louis Stevenson, as well as Scotland Street, a recurring feature in Alexander McCall Smith’s novels. There are ample shops and boutiques on nearby Broughton Street and great restaurants and cafes in the area.

The first room off the entrance is the bathroom, which has a heated towel rail and a shower over the bath. Farther along is the sitting room, which has a gas stove, a corner sofa, three chairs, and an armchair. The two shuttered windows on the far side of the room look out over Nelson Street. Adjoining the sitting room and hallway is the kitchen, equipped with a hob and oven, washer-dryer, dishwasher, microwave, and crockery. It also boasts pull-out storage and a breakfast bar with seating for three.

A storage closet, containing an ironing board and clothes horse, is situated opposite the spacious twin room, which has a wardrobe and two chests of drawers. Both the twin room and the adjacent master bedroom are on the quieter side of the house, overlooking Northumberland Street South East Lane, and so offer a good night’s sleep. The master bedroom also has an ensuite shower room with a heated towel rail and integrated storage behind the mirror above the sink. Both bedrooms have zip-together beds which can be made up as two singles or a king in each room, as per our guests’ preference.

Free on-street parking is available from Friday evenings to Monday mornings, with the nearest NCP car park 10 minutes’ walk away. A car isn’t essential to stay here as most places are within easy walking distance and the local bus service is excellent if you wish to go farther afield.

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Grassmarket 4

This bright and sunny first floor apartment is situated in Edinburgh’s historic West Port, just off the lively Grassmarket nestling at the foot of the castle. A stone’s throw away from the cultural Old Town, it’s within easy walking distance of all the main city centre attractions.

Stroll up to the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriar’s Bobby and the National Museum of Scotland, or take a longer walk to Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament. Browse boutique shops or relax in the outdoor cafes and restaurants of the Grassmarket. Break up your day with a trip to one of the independent theatres or cinemas on Lothian Road, or do a spot of shopping in the chic New Town.

Its location is of particular historical significance, as West Port was closely linked with the notorious nineteenth century Edinburgh body snatchers, Burke and Hare, also known as the West Port Murderers. You can even enjoy a guided tour from West Port Tours on the Royal Mile, who bring to life the history of this famous duo.

This one double bedroom apartment can sleep up to three people with the use of a separate airbed. There is a large open plan living/dining/kitchen area with beautiful views across the Old Town and plenty of natural light.  Although in the centre of all the action, it’s fully double glazed, keeping it quiet and meaning it is ideal for light sleepers.

The facilities include a recently refurbished separate shower room, kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, all the cooking utensils, pots and pans to cook if you don’t want to eat out. There is also a cafetier for those who love their fresh coffee first thing in the morning, evening, lunch or any time of day. Complete with artwork on the walls, a shared garden which guests have access to and plenty of storage, it’s an ideal base for a city break to Scotland’s capital.

There is no parking with this apartment. The nearest long stay car park is on Riego Street which is 5 minutes walk.

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The Scott Apartment

Newly refurbished throughout, this stylish apartment comprises the garden level of Sir Walter Scott’s residence during the years 1802-26, the period in which he established his international literary reputation and status as a Scottish icon. The apartment is situated on North Castle Street, so-named because it sits under view of Edinburgh Castle. The adjoining Castle Street intersects with Princes Street, the city’s retail hotspot at the boundary between the New and Old Towns.

Despite being flanked by George Street, lined with enticing boutiques, restaurants and clubs, and Queen Street, home to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, inside the apartment is an oasis of calm, and a great place to unwind after a day out. On the façade of the building, you’ll find an inscription with the dates of Scott’s residence. Descend the short flight of stairs and enter the hallway, which extends a warm welcome with its neutral stone- and cream-coloured décor, expansive dimensions, and polished wooden flooring. Adorning the walls are paintings of the Royal Mile and the junction at Candlemaker Row.

On your immediate left you’ll find the sumptuous guest bedroom, with a double bed, a cheval mirror and a writing table by the shuttered window, aptly positioned beside a portrait of Scott and his dogs. The room also benefits from a fitted wardrobe. Next door is the main bathroom which is beautifully tiled throughout, and has elevated mirrored panels, a heated towel rail, and a shower over the bath. The bathroom has been repainted and has a new marble countertop.

Also to the front of the property is the expansive chic living room with bay windows, which has two new sofas (one a double sofa bed) opposite a 55-inch Sony Ultra HD flat screen TV with Sky Q and DVD player. Fluorescent down-lighting along the left of the room adds extra flair to an already-classy relaxation and entertainment space.

The modern kitchen is off the end of the hall and has a dining table with seating for six. The room features a fridge-freezer, cooker, and dishwasher, with French doors to a private patio, where you can enjoy drinks and nibbles whenever the fresh air and sun beckon. As a courtesy to neighbours, we ask that our guests refrain from using this space after 10.30pm.

Washing facilities can be found in a utility closet directly off the end of the hall, housing the washing machine, iron and ironing board, and a pulley. The master bedroom with ensuite shower room is alongside, and like the guest bedroom has been completely redecorated. The room retains zip-and-link beds which can be made up as two singles or one king. The fitted wardrobes provide ample storage space and the love seat by the window adds a touch of elegance. This room, and the entrance to the ensuite, feature surreal artworks depicting Edinburgh scenes. The ensuite shower room is the apartment’s real novelty, a U-shaped tiled corridor with underfloor heating and the shower in the first corner, around from the sink and toilet.

The Scott Apartment combines standout design in a fresh, modern aesthetic and a high standard of contemporary comfort with the rare opportunity to stay in a slice of history during your visit to Edinburgh, in the very building that one of the city’s most famous residents made his name.

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Green Cottage

This wonderful cottage is a real treat to stay in. It is warm, cosy, very welcoming and beautifully furnished. It has recently been totally refurbished to a high standard and thoughtfully decorated. Light the wood burning stove sit back and enjoy a hot chocolate in the evenings or have a lazy day escape for those wet mornings when you don’t feel like venturing out too early.

The cottage is located in the Trinity area of Edinburgh, enclosed in it’s own private garden in a quiet neighborhood of charming houses and gardens.

Although a bit beyond  our usual city centre locations it is particularly ideal if you wish to be in Edinburgh but not too close to all the hussle and bussle of the city being a short bus ride from the centre. To get in to town there is a bus stop very near by. The number 23 bus which takes you right through the city centre and is arguably one of the best routes in Edinburgh with stops at many of the major shopping streets, tourist sights, good restaurants and pubs, all very accessible if you don’t fancy a bit of a walk or a drive.

Outside the cottage you have the garden and parking off road for 2 cars. Inside there are two bedrooms, 1 with double bed and the other with twin beds. There is a large spacious shower room and a very spacious open plan kitchen/living room. There is also a double sized sofa bed in the living room which can be used if needed. The kitchen is fully stocked with the all-important appliances and utensils you will need to cook any meal, likewise you will also find the cottage fully equipped with all other necessary appliances and utilities such as washing machine, dishwasher, iron, hair dryer etc.

As with all our properties towels, linen, heating, lighting, Wifi internet and a starter pack of tea, coffee, milk, local shortbread etc are all included. The cottage is also equipped with DVD player, a selections of DVDs, books, and board games.

The rental include hot water, gas & electricity, central heating, fluffy towels, crisp cotton linen, wireless internet and taxes.

Discounted rates are available for longer stays; please get in contact to discuss this further.

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Albany Lane

Originally built in the early 1800s as a tea merchant’s office and warehouse and converted in 2012 to a private residence, this delightful self-catering holiday home is so quiet it is hard to imagine it’s a mere five-minute walk from the hustle and bustle of Princes Street, and only a ten-minute walk from the High Street and Old Town. Set behind its own high wall and secure gate, this cottage also has a delightful secluded patio in which to enjoy sunny afternoons and pre- or post-dinner drinks. 

Albany Lane has a very well equipped kitchen, but if you’d rather not cook you are less than a minute from Broughton Street, which has a wide variety of bistros, restaurants and bars, with something for every taste. The kitchen has a gas hob, electric oven, large fridge, freezer and dishwasher, all top of the line Siemens units. A microwave is also provided. The kitchen is part of an open plan room on the ground floor which also includes dining and living spaces, with a large patio window and door. The living area includes an LED HD TV and DVD player and several Freeview HD and radio channels are available. Also on the ground floor there is a toilet/shower room with under-floor heating. Through a door in the kitchen, and leading out to Albany Street Lane, is the attached garage, which houses a Siemens washing machine and separate dryer. Please be advised that although the garage is high and wide, if you plan to bring a car, it is 14ft 6in (4.42M) long and the entrance is 9ft (2.77m) wide and 6ft 4in (1.95m) high.

Upstairs the master bedroom has two full-size single beds which can be combined to form a super-king sized bed. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with bath and shower and is also equipped with under-floor heating. The second bedroom upstairs comes equipped with a double bed, dresser and wardrobe.

This mews cottage has been wired for internet access so devices can be connected via the access ports in the main room and master bedroom or via secure Wi-Fi. The efficient central heating system will warm you even on the coldest evenings.
If you want to stay in a charming self-catering cottage with its own garage rather than an apartment, this is a great place to stay; close to all that this great capital city has to offer, yet far from the madding crowd.

The rates include hot water, electricity, gas, central heating, towels, linen, internet and taxes.

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Heriot Row

Heriot Row is a fabulous first-floor apartment in the heart of the city overlooking Queen Street Gardens, giving the illusion of countryside rather than city centre.  The property is located in Edinburgh’s New Town, an area with many splendid townhouses built mid-18th century during the time of the Scottish Enlightenment.

A five-minute walk from the doorstep in one direction and you’ll come to the city centre, the perfect place to escape for some retail therapy in the many famous high street shops lining Princes Street and the surrounding streets, or alternatively venture into the Old Town of Edinburgh and even the lost streets beneath.  In the opposite direction is Stockbridge, voted the happiest place to live in Scotland (The Sunday Times) and home to a variety of small bespoke shops and cafés. In either direction you’ll find a wide variety of restaurants, pubs and bistros where you can enjoy local and international cuisine.

The apartment itself is spacious and impressively decorated, showing off much of the original architecture of the building with a rich variety of furniture. A few unique and memorable features can be found throughout the apartment, including the secret walk-in wardrobe with bookcase door in the master bedroom.

The apartment sleeps a total of three guests and has a spacious living room, a large master bedroom, kitchen, shower room and a second bedroom. The master bedroom has a super king which can be separated to become two single beds, while the second bedroom has a single bed. The living room windows and the second bedroom look southwards across to the private gardens of Queen Street which guests do have access to use. The master bedroom and kitchen have open views to the north of the city and Fife.

The kitchen is newly refitted, kitted out with all appliances and utensils you should need to rustle up a good meal.

The apartment is well equipped with washing machine and drying facilities, dishwasher, microwave, iron, TV, DVD player, free WiFi internet, heating and lighting. There is an ample supply of towels and linen which are included in rental. There are no taxes or extra fees.

For discounted rates for long stays (over 56 nights) please enquire.

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Grassmarket 5

Regardless of your reasons for coming to stay in Edinburgh, you will find you are never far from the doorstep of Grassmarket No. 5. The apartment is equipped with all expected amenities and is centrally based, so visitor sites and major city transport routes are accessible within a ten-minute walk.

The Grassmarket is an area with strong links to much of Edinburgh’s past. The site is located just inside both the Flodden and Telfer walls, two of Edinburgh’s original city boundaries, parts of which can still be seen in the vicinity. The Grassmarket is home to a vast array of cafes, pubs and restaurants, making it a catering hotspot and an ideal retreat after exploring the nooks and crannies of the Old Town. 

If you’d like to consolidate your retail therapy beyond the many bespoke shops of the Old Town then a five-minute walk will take you to the edge of the New Town, demarcated by the shopping haven of Princes Street. A selection of cinemas and theatres can also be found within easy walking distance of the apartment.

The apartment itself has a fully-equipped kitchen with all the pots, pans and dishes you should need for home cooking away from home. The bedroom here has a double bed and views out to the castle, while the living room is streetside, overlooking West Port, and has a sofa bed to sleep an extra person.

As with all our properties, towels, linen, heating, lighting, Wi-Fi and a welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk, local shortbread etc. are provided, and the rental also includes utilities and taxes. Discounted rates are available for longer stays; please contact us to discuss this further.

Please note that there is no parking with this apartment. The nearest long-stay car park is on Riego Street which is a five-minute walk from the property.

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Charlotte Square

Charlotte Square is a luxury modern self-catering apartment in the centre of the New Town, minutes away from Princes Street and within walking distance of the Old Town and Edinburgh Castle. Its central location means there are a number of fantastic bars, restaurants, cafes and boutique shops minutes from the doorstep, making it a great location to enjoy all the city has to offer without the use of a car.

The apartment is in an old Edinburgh townhouse which was recently completely refurbished on the inside, but retains the traditional exterior and the large windows, which provide a warm and light interior. The master bedroom has a large double bed and its own ensuite shower room, whilst the second bedroom is equally spacious and also has a large double bed. The kitchen is fully-equipped with dishwasher, washing machine and drying facilities, fridge-freezer, pots and pans and plenty of utensils for culinary creations. The wet facilities are completed by a bathroom with handheld shower over the bath.

The apartment is extremely close to the city’s transport links, including both Waverley and Haymarket Stations, the local bus service and the airport shuttle bus. The Edinburgh International Conference Centre is also within easy walking distance.

The rental includes hot water, electricity, central heating, towels, linen, WiFi and a welcome pack containing a few basic essentials. Discounted rates are available on stays of a week or more.

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Grassmarket 1

The Grassmarket is a very vibrant, pedestrianised area lying below Castle Rock’s walls in the Old Town where open air markets are held regularly and visitors and locals enjoy sitting outside the many popular bars, cafes and restaurants. There are some wonderful individual shops here selling old books, antiques, vintage clothing and good quality local crafts.

Grassmarket 1 is a self-catering apartment on the first floor and has one bedroom with a comfortable double bed and crisp cotton sheets, an open-plan living room/kitchen which is bright and airy and stylishly furnished, and a bathroom with shower over the bath. The kitchen is well-equipped should you feel like doing some home-cooking although there are so many commnendable places to eat nearby you may prefer to eat out.

There is also a sofa bed in the living room if there are three of you staying or if you don’t feel like sharing the bedroom.

The apartment offers easy access to all parts of the city, being five minutes from Princes Street and even closer to the Royal Mile in the centre of the historic Old Town. The other main tourist attractions and the cultural venues of theatres and cinemas are also but a short walk away.

Included in the rental is hot water, gas and electricity, central heating, fluffy towels, crisp cotton linen, wireless internet, taxes and a welcome pack containing coffee, tea, milk, local shortbread etc. There is no parking available with this apartment. Discounted rates are displayed on our website for longer stays; if staying for over 56 nights, please get in touch.

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Cockburn Street

Situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, this spacious and comfortable one-bedroom self-catering apartment sleeps two or three guests. Immediately off the Royal Mile, the apartment is minutes from Edinburgh Castle and within walking distance of Waverley Station, Princes Street and the New Town, as well as many of the city’s most famous landmarks. For art lovers the National Gallery on Princes Street is nearby and there is plenty of opportunity for those interested in history to explore the Medieval streets and buildings of the Old Town. The street itself is vibrant during the day, with many attractive, independent shops and restaurants, yet quiet by night. The apartment is perfectly located to enjoy the best of the Edinburgh Festival in August and Hogmanay celebrations at New Year.

The apartment is situated on the second floor and consists of one bedroom with a comfortable double bed and luxurious linen. The window has secondary glazing ensuring a quiet night’s sleep. There is also a spacious sitting room with a sofa, armchair and a table seating four, and a hall and a beautiful new shower room with a large walk-in shower. The separate kitchen has an adjoining breakfast room leading off from the sitting room. The kitchen is well-equipped with oven and hob, fridge and freezer, dishwasher, and a washing machine. If you don’t feel like staying in to cook there is a wide array of modern and traditional bars, bistros and restaurants close by. WiFi access is also provided, as well as a selection of books and games.

There is a sofa bed in the living room for those who don’t want to share the bedroom or for groups larger than two.

Discounted pricing is available on stays of a week or more.

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Gloucester Mews

Gloucester Mews is situated a short walk from bustling Princes Street in one direction and the delights of Stockbridge in the other. Stockbridge has a village-like atmosphere, an excellent range of specialist shops and many good restaurants and cafes.

Tastefully decorated and furnished to a high standard, this mews apartment is an ideal place to stay whether you want to enjoy the tourist attractions of the city or relax and chill out people-watching at the numerous bistros and coffee shops in Stockbridge.

The accommodation comprises a shared external stair to the main door, bright and spacious lounge/dining room with double futon-bed, an annexed fully fitted and well-equipped kitchen, family bathroom with shower over the bath, shower room with water closet, and two bedrooms; the first has a kingsize bed and the second has two single beds. The property also has a washing machine.

The rental includes hot water, gas and electricity, central heating, fluffy towels, crisp cotton linen and taxes. Discounted rates are available for stays of a week or more.

Gloucester Mews is an ideal New Town flat for Edinburgh’s festivals, Hogmanay, or Christmas stays in the city.

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The Old Town is steeped in history, interesting specialist shops, stunning views and beautiful architecture. With many traditional bars and fine restaurants this is a great area to wander and absorb the culture of Edinburgh. Ideally situated to explore the city or take time to relax and enjoy the view of Salisbury Crags and Forth estuary.

Holyrood Park, the park within the city, boasts Arthur’s Seat with magnificent views over Edinburgh. It’s 251 meters high and well worth the climb.

The accommodation comprises: shared marble floored entrance, lift, carpeted landing and stair, bright and sunny lounge/dining room, modern fitted kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, 1 with en suite shower room and a large family bathroom. Secure parking available on request.

The apartment rental includes hot water, gas & electricity, central heating, fluffy towels, crisp cotton linen, wireless internet and taxes. Discounted rates for longer stays.

Our Holyrood flat is ideal apartment accommodation for Edinburgh’s festivals, New Year, Hogmanay or Christmas stays in Edinburgh. Its proximity to the Scottish Parliament makes it popular with business travellers.

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Royal Mile Heart

Built in 1760 by Archibald Chessel and now Grade A listed, this luxury self-catering Georgian flat has many fine period features including unique decorative plasterwork and cornicing. With a chequered past, it has been at times a refuge for policemen and the playroom for the next-door nursery. The mansion block has many associations, from James Boswell and Deacon Brodie to the colourful Bloody Mary’s Close!

Situated in the heart of the Old Town, Edinburgh’s renowned centre, it is a perfect location from which to explore all the city has to offer, being only a short walk from Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle, the main train station and the express bus to the airport.

The Royal Mile contains an excellent range of small specialist shops, grocers and a wealth of traditional and modern bars, bistros and restaurants, all within easy reach of the property.

This ground floor flat comprises: main door to curved entrance hall, large and sunny lounge/dining room, modern breakfasting kitchen, large double bedroom with ensuite shower room (a folding door not shown in the photos separates the bedroom from the ensuite), large double bedroom plus extra single bed, separate bathroom with over-bath shower. The rates include hot water, electricity, central heating, towels, linen, WiFi and taxes.

This beautiful apartment is ideal year-round holiday accommodation in Edinburgh, including for the city’s festivals, Christmas, and Hogmanay (New Year) breaks.

Discounted rates are available for stays of a week or more.

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Royal Mile No. 2

Situated in a quiet historic courtyard in the city centre, this spacious second floor flat is ideally located to take advantage of all the area’s amenities. The St James Shopping Centre and Princes Street are a short walk away, while the Royal Mile and Canongate on your doorstep contain an excellent choice of small specialist shops providing everyday essentials, as well as many places of cultural and historical interest. There is a wealth of traditional and modern bars, bistros and restaurants within easy walking distance of the apartment.

The main tourist hotspots of Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, and the Scottish Parliament can all be found along the adjacent road. The apartment is also perfectly placed for accessing the business centre areas, including George Street with Charlotte Square and St Andrew Square at either end. There is a wealth of choice in traditional and modern bars, bistros and restaurants all within easy walking distance. The property benefits from being a mere five-minute walk from Waverley train station, where the Airlink bus service to the airport terminates and other buses can take you throughout the city.

The accommodation comprises a shared entrance courtyard, stone stairway, entrance hall, comfortable and light lounge/dining room with small balcony off, modern fitted breakfasting kitchen, bathroom overlooking the tree-lined courtyard, and two bedrooms (one with a large king-size bed and the other with two singles). The rates include hot water, electricity, central heating, towels, linen, internet and taxes. Discounted rates are available for longer stays; please enquire for more information.

Our Royal Mile apartment is ideal holiday accommodation for Edinburgh’s festivals and Hogmanay or Christmas stays in Edinburgh.

Please note – The building work on the site behind the apartment was completed at the end of July 2016.

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Royal Mile No. 1

Royal Mile 1 is situated in the picturesque Chessels Court in Edinburgh’s Old Town. Chessels Court is an historic courtyard with a green and surrounded by trees. No traffic passes through the courtyard and so it is a haven in the summer after the hustle and bustle of the Fringe. The apartment is in a great location for exploring the city whether you’re here for days or weeks, as there is so much to see and do minutes from the doorstep. Edinburgh Castle, St Giles’ Cathedral and Holyrood Palace are but three of the attractions you can reach via the adjacent Royal Mile. Several of the University of Edinburgh’s buildings are also nearby.

The area has lots of excellent cafes, restaurants, bistros and bars, small specialist shops and grocers. Many of the city’s main attractions are within easy walking distance, but if you don’t want to walk everywhere the open-top tour buses stop just outside the courtyard on the Royal Mile. Waverley Station is five minutes’ walk away; the Airlink bus service also terminates here, making it easy to get to and from the apartment and the airport. 

The apartment is on the first floor above ground and there is no lift. The accommodation comprises a shared entrance, stone stairway, entrance hall, and a comfortable and light lounge/dining room with a sofa bed. There is also a small balcony off the living room overlooking the courtyard, a modern fitted breakfasting kitchen, two generous bedrooms, and a bathroom with shower over the bath. Royal Mile 1 sleeps a total of five between its kingsize bed, two singles and sofa bed. 

The rental price includes hot water, electricity, towels, linen, heating, lighting, Wi-Fi, taxes and the welcome pack. There are basic essentials in the apartment, including a hairdryer, iron and ironing board. Discounted rates are available for longer stays; please enquire for more information.

Royal Mile 1 is a wonderful place to stay and enjoy the city. This luxury self-catering apartment is ideal accommodation for Edinburgh’s festivals and Hogmanay or Christmas breaks in the capital, as well as for university events such as graduations.

Please note – the building work on the site behind the apartment was completed at the end of July 2016.


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