About the property
- Apartment645 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
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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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely apartment in excellent location
This was the second time I stayed in this charming apartment. Everything you need is provided and the host is extra accommodating. They did their best to account for an early check in since our flight arrived so early. We will definitely booked here again. The location is excellent.
Many thanks Lori for this great review. It was nice to meet you all and glad we could accommodate your early entry . We really appreciate guests returning to our property so thank you for that .
Nice sized flat, great location
We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to others. We lived in Edinburgh 2 years ago and Stockbridge is one of our favourite areas, so the flat is ideally located.
We have 2 children and we all had enough space. We also asked for a very late check out on the last day for an evening flight and the owners graciously allowed us to stay until 5 PM.
Just be aware that there is a restaurant downstairs and it can get a little loud and we still heard noises as late as 12:30 am on some days as we were trying to sleep.
Nice, clean and close enough to everything.
Super location and very roomy. Goodie basket was a nice touch.
Full of character, comfortable, clean, good location.
Perfect in every way!
Quaint, historical, great location! Friendly neighborhood, beautiful surroundings. Hosts were professional and very accommodating of our needs. Took buses, walked or Uber to get everywhere. If I'm ever in Edinburgh again I will definitely stay here again!
Many thanks for your lovely feedback . So happy that your stay went well and look forward to you returning some day . Morag
Great retreat after a busy day in the city
This is a lovely modern apartment in an very old historical building. My husband and I stayed here with another couple of friends. We had all come for a few days at the Fringe. The apartment is situated up one flight of spiral stairs. On arrival there is a welcome pack waiting for new guests. Round the corner from the Apartment there is a bustling main street offering a variety of restaurants, cafes and bars as well as many interesting shops. There is also a local Sainsbury's.
The Botanicical gardens were a short walk away and The water of Leith is an ever shorter walk away. The centre of Edinburgh is 20-25 minutes walk, albeit some of it uphill. The area is also served by three bus services which run reasonably frequently during the week.
This is an ideal cosy retreat to return to after a busy day sight seeing, theatre going or Fringe venue finding. This was the second time we had all stayed here. I would definitely recommend it.
A belated thank you , Helen for this very comprehensive review which gives a great picture of the area . So pleased your return visit went well . Morag
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.
Additional information about rental rates
Six Nation weekends rental is £150 per night