SELF CATERING APARTMENT IN AN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY BUILDING IN EDINBURGH NEW TOWN

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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SELF CATERING APARTMENT IN AN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY BUILDING IN EDINBURGH NEW TOWN

Stockbridge Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 4 people. One double and one twin room. Comfortable lounge

The apartment, which sleeps 4 people, has recently been refurbished to a high standard in a modern style and comprises a living room with a gas fueled stove, a fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms one with twin beds, a bathroom with a bath and shower over and a small entrance hall. It offers comfortable, contemporary living within a building of character and historic interest.

The living room is a stylish, modern room with two sofas a dining area and a TV with Free view and a DVD/CD player. There is also free Internet/ broadband access with Wi-Fi.

The newly fitted kitchen is well equipped with a wide range of good quality utensils and equipment including a cooker, hob, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher and microwave.

The apartment has an attractive walled garden, shared with other residents, which provides an ideal setting for an evening drink or a lunchtime sandwich.

An ideal location ...

Duncan’s Land is located in the vibrant Stockbridge area of the city where you will find a wide range of interesting and unusual shops along with many cafes and restaurants. There is a small Sainsbury’s supermarket two minutes from the apartment open until 11.00 pm. The Water of Leith walkway is less than 5 minutes away, along which you can stroll to the Gallery of Modern Art in about half an hour. It’s a delightful walk and you wouldn’t think you were in the city – all you can hear is the water and the local wildlife. The city center and Princes Street is within easy walking distance and has an excellent bus service. A Starbucks coffee shop is just round the corner - and you are just ten minutes walk from city center restaurants.

Edinburgh city centre ...

The city centre, Princes Street and the Royal Mile are within easy walking distance - uphill going there but downhill coming back! It’s a five minute taxi ride but there is also an excellent bus service. Edinburgh is the home of the Edinburgh International Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe, the Jazz and Blues Festival and many more. Google ‘Edinburgh Festivals’ for a full guide. Edinburgh is also a city of culture throughout the year with art galleries, theatres, concert halls and cinemas. Other attractions include Edinburgh castle, Holyrood palace, the Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh Dungeon, Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh Zoo (with the pandas), the National Gallery of Scotland and the Modern Art Gallery, the Royal Botanic Gardens as well as the Georgian New Town and the historic Royal Mile.

Wonderful local walks ...

The Water of Leith walkway is less than 5 minutes from the apartment. You can stroll to the Gallery of Modern Art or the Dean Gallery in about half an hour and get a coffee before deciding to return. Dean village, described as 'a tranquil green oasis on the Water of Leith', is half way and really beautiful. Six Antony Gormley statues are located on the Water of Leith. One is just under the bridge next to the apartment and another is at the entrance to the Modern Art gallery.

A little bit of history ...

Duncan’s Land is a merchant's house built about 1790 from the stones of demolished buildings in Edinburgh’s Old Town. It was the birthplace of the artist, David Roberts (1796-1864), who worked as a scene painter at Edinburgh's Theatre Royal and London's Covent Garden. In 1830, he was appointed President of the Society of British Artists. During the following decade he toured the Far East, producing a celebrated series of paintings of Egyptian scenes and antiquities. A plaque on the wall of the house celebrates his birthplace.

A stone lintel, with the inscription, ‘Fear God Onlye, 1605’ was originally in a property on Bank street just off the Royal Mile. We think the staircase probably came from the same site. Duncan's Land is mentioned in Cassell's Old and New Edinburgh by James Grant, which was printed as a periodical in the 1880s. A drawing of Duncan's Land by E. W. Cooke R.A., is dated 1853 and appears in Ballantine, J., (1866), The life of David Roberts, R.A. published by Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh.

Charley Boorman visits Stockbridge…

'The elegant district of Stockbridge is 'The One Thing' that completes any trip to Edinburgh' says Charley. Charley visits St. Bernard's Well, a picturesque Doric temple built on a renowned healing spring, and then explores some of the many attractions of Stockbridge. Find the video on YouTube using the search words Charley Boorman, Stockbridge.

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Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome

Morag Cosford

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Speaks english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Self catering apartment in an eighteenth century building in Edinburgh New Town
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 10 reviews
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Self catering apartment in an eighteenth century building in Edinburgh New Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1015936
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Stockbridge Edinburgh
4

What a great find in historic Edinburgh!

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
This flat is in a great location and has all the comfort and convenience you need for a stay in Edinburgh. It was very clean and some nice touches. The kitchen is especially well equipped. We were a party of 4 adults from one family and it worked well for us though given the size of the flat it is more suited to a single family group than two couples. We hope we get a chance to stay again.
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Self catering apartment in an eighteenth century building in Edinburgh New Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1015936
+44 01316691733
Stockbridge Edinburgh
5

One of the best parts of our vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
This is a very special place, and we enjoyed everything about it. The location was perfect--I bit off the beaten path, but an easy and pleasant walk to all of the main attractions, and also a very short walk in the other direction to a charming little neighborhood that we very much enjoyed. Another very nice aspect was how pleasant the owner/manager was. Everything was as promised, and all dealings were handled with courtesy and integrity. If I ever go back, this is where I would want to stay.
Owner's Response: Thank you , Alexandra , for your very positive comments and I am glad you enjoyed the particular charm of Stockbridge truly one of the best area of the city.

Morag
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Self catering apartment in an eighteenth century building in Edinburgh New Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1015936
+44 01316691733
Stockbridge Edinburgh
5

Wonderful time in Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 15, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
The apartment is very charming and comfortable. We really loved staying there and would like to come back soon. It is situated in a very quiet and nice area with a lot of little shops and supermarkets , but only a 10-minute-walk from the centre. We really appreciated the warm welcome the owner Morag gave us and the "welcome basket" with bread, butter, jam , milk, coffee etc .
Owner's Response: So pleased that your visit was a success and look forward to welcoming you all back some time soon. Morag
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Self catering apartment in an eighteenth century building in Edinburgh New Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1015936
+44 01316691733
Stockbridge Edinburgh
London, UK
5

Hogmanay 2012

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
A most delightful, comfortable and extremely well equipped apartment close to all amenities and Edinburgh sites. A wonderfully relaxing place to come back to after lots of walking and sightseeing. We certainly would like to visit Edinburgh again and sincerely hope that Duncan's Land will be available at the time. We highly recommend this charming hide-away in a great location.
U&PM London, GE&GR Canada
Owner's Response: Thank you , Ursula for such a positive review which is much appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes , Morag
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Self catering apartment in an eighteenth century building in Edinburgh New Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1015936
+44 01316691733
Stockbridge Edinburgh
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Stockbridge was a revelation

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
Dear Morag,
I didn't have time to write a note this morning so I wanted to e-mail and say how very much we enjoyed our stay at Duncan's Land. On our only previous visit we had stayed on the other side of town, so Stockbridge was a revelation. We loved the shops, the farmers' market, and the proximity to the Botanical Gardens and the International Book Festival as well as the Fringe.
Your thoughtfulness in stocking the kitchen with tea, milk, coffee, bread and jams was much appreciated after our journey. And we found the apartment superbly comfortable and a real oasis for rest after all our activities around town.
Your property is lovely and I hope we have the opportunity to rent it again.
Best,
Gail
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
Rosyth Ferry Terminal,
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Edinburgh Waverley
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
M 8
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Portobello
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Baillie bar
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Hillend - UK's Largest Artificial Ski Run
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Prestonfield Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
80 Metres
Stockbridge Restaurant
Car: not necessary

Duncan's Land is an historic Georgian house in central Edinburgh with 2 bedrooms, sleeping 2 to 4 people. Down a few steps and through a delightful garden is the door to the old stone spiral stairs that leads up to this neat and comfortable first floor flat. You are welcome to sit out in the shared garden, and there are lovely walks along the Water of Leith nearby.

Duncan's Land is in a quiet position, and just at the bottom of the street is the 'village' of Stockbridge. Here the Sainsbury's Local stays open until 11pm, and there are lots of small interesting shops including the wonderful Mellis artisan cheese shop. Cafés and pubs and restaurants abound.

It's a 12 minute walk to Princes Street and a pleasurable 10 minutes back again (downhill!) through some of Edinburgh's finest Georgian streets. If you prefer the bus, Stockbridge has a good, regular service.

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Availability & Rates

Stockbridge Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Mid season
Apr 1 2014 - Jul 31 2014
£120
£120
Fri,Sat,Sun
£770
3 nights
 
 
High season
Aug 1 2014 - Sep 5 2014
£150
£880
3 nights
 
 
Mid season
Sep 6 2014 - Dec 21 2014
£120
£770
2 nights
 
 
High season
Dec 22 2014 - Jan 4 2015
£150
£880
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Six Nation weekends rental is £150 per night
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Amenities

Stockbridge Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Heating
  • Activities Guide
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Basic Soaps
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom has a bath with a shower over it, toilet and wash-hand basin. There are shelves for toiletries.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The twin bedroom has a built in wardrobe and what we believe to be an original eighteenth century fireplace. The window overlooks the garden. The double bedroom has a queen size bed, a full length mirror and a large built in wardrobe with plenty of hanging space. The window overlooks a lane that runs alongside the property.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • botanical garden
  • zoo
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • groceries
Notes:
The living room has an fireplace with a recently installed gas stove. Electricity, linen and towels are included in the price. An iron, ironing board and hairdryer are provided. A travel cot, high chair and children's plates and cutlery can be provided on request at no extra cost. We give particular attention to ensuring the apartment is spotlessly clean on your arrival. No smoking and no pets please. Please note that the apartment is located on the first floor and there is no lift. Access is by an eighteenth century spiral staircase.
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