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VRS: Bulls Close, Royal Mile, Edinburgh City Centre

Bedrooms 1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

A bright, centrally located one-bedroom apartment (sleeps 1-4) on the Royal Mile

This holiday home is a bright one-bedroom apartment on the ground floor of a traditional building on the historic Royal Mile in the centre of Edinburgh. The apartment is within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, night life and transport connections.

The apartment is light and airy and has partial views of Salisbury Crags from the back. The building has a south-facing shared garden, which gets the sun for most of the day.

With double windows, the living room is light and looks out on the historic Canongate. The varnished wooden floors are set off by stylish rugs. There is a comfortable dining area. The large sofa converts in to a double sofa bed, and there is a comfortable armchair. A TV with freeview, a selection of books, DVDs and games complete the home comforts.

The modern kitchen is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, as well as a washing machine with tumble dryer, fridge, cooker and microwave. This room has a pleasant outlook over the garden and beyond to Salisbury Crags.

The double bedroom is attractively furnished. It has an alarm clock/ radio/ipod dock. The bathroom is tiled and has a wash-hand basin and bathtub with shower over one end of the bath.

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

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german, spanish, russian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Really wonderful apartment at the end of Royal Mile. It is right on the street, but given the location, we thought it would be much noisier than it was. There is a lot within one block - pubs, groceries, souvenirs - and so much more within walking distance - Edinburgh Castle, Hollyrood Park, Waverly Station, shopping district, theatres, etc... It is very clean (you even get brand new kitchen sponges), there is a good amount of storage and it easily feels like home, as opposed to a place that has people coming in and out year-round. Everything is easy to use, a thorough folder of instructions and tips is included, and there are even owners manuals for all appliances should you need more help and don't want to bother the owners. Absolutely will stay there again, no need to look anywhere else.
Nov 2012
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Old Town Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is tiled and has a wash-hand basin and bathtub with shower over one end of the bath.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The double bedroom is attractively furnished. It has an alarm clock/ radio/ipod dock. Additional to the king-size bed in the bedroom there is a double sofa bed in the living room, and a travel cot and high chair are available upon request.
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital


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VRS: Bulls Close, Royal Mile, Edinburgh City Centre
average rating of 4.6 based on 19 reviews

A perfect cosy base for exploring Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

The flat is really central and has everything you need for a great break in a beautiful and fun city. Bring earplugs as there's a little bit of noise from the road (and a few drunk people) but it was easily drowned out and wouldn't put me off visiting again. Steve welcomed us on our first day and told us everything we needed to know - a great host.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Convenience and Comfort

  • 5 of 5

The owner was there to greet us and give us the key. He helpfully pointed out the nearest stores for groceries and sundries. The apartment was as advertised and met our needs perfectly. The appliances were good quality and worked well. The kitchen was well stocked with needful items. This location is right on the Royal Mile so you are close to major attractions and the bus stop is just across the street. It was very convenient to be walking distance to the sites we wanted to see! I highly recommend this apartment to sightseers and I will stay there again anytime I go to Edinborough. Keep in mind that with being in the center of the town there is some street noise--fussy sleepers may want to bring earplugs though I had no problem. The bathroom fan does not work and the window does not open--bring some air freshener to keep it nice for your traveling companions. Although on the ground floor, there are a few steps with a good railing up to the door--we are both handicapped but found that to be no barrier to accessing the apartment.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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excellent ground floor flat in great location

  • 5 of 5

Provided everything we needed for our stay. We requested an extra key which was posted through the letterbox the next day as promised.Lovely hand soap and shower gel were supplied.Very near the Poetry Library (Chrighton's Close) to see the mystery paper sculptures which have been left by an anonymous lady in various locations to encourage the use of libraries. The Museum of Edinburgh is also very close and we had a lovely morning looking round it. A great location and a very comfortable flat

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Hübsch, sauber, tolle Lage.

  • 5 of 5

Die Wohnung war sehr hübsch, gut eingerichtet und hat eine tolle Lage am Ende der Royal Mile. Ein sehr guter Ort, um von dort die Aktivitäten des Tages zu starten. Die Einkaufsmöglichkeiten liegen auch sehr nahe, man kann sich sehr gut selbst versorgen. Der Vermieter ist auch sehr flexibel. Wenn man den Flugverpasst und einen Tag später kommt, wird spontan umorganisiert damit der Gast auch den Schlüssel bekommt. Sehr zu empfehlen ☺

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nice place but noisy.

  • 3 of 5

Joli deux pièces, bien équipé, proche du centre historique. Nécessaire pour le petit déjeuner (thé, café, céréales) fourni à l'arrivée. Mais en rdc sur l'artère principale d'Edimbourg, sans double vitrage. Les nuits sont en pointillés, entre piétons bruyants et voitures vrombissantes. L'appartement gagnerait a être équipé de double-vitrage. Deux trois nuits max.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour votre évaluation. Nous sommes heureux que vous ayez aimé l'appartement, et nous sommes désolés du bruit de la rue. Nous avons informé le propriétaire de vos commentaires afin qu'il puisse vérifier les fenêtres.
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Nearest Airport
13.7 Kilometres
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
There are many bars nearby
Nearest Train
1.8 Kilometres
Edinburgh Waverley Station
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
There are many restaurants nearby
Nearest Beach
4.5 Kilometres
Portobello Beach
Car: not necessary

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

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

The property has a shared garden, but if that isn't enough for you, just across the road on the other side of the Royal Mile is Dunbar's Close garden, an oasis in the city centre.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $138.49

The above prices are indicative and we often have discounts available. Get in touch for a quote by clicking 'Enquire Now'.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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