About the property
- Apartment430 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
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.
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- english, german, spanish, russian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
Local Services & Businesses
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The apartment was more than what we expected. A spacious apartment with everything including a full kitchen, living area, spacious bedroom, full bath and laundry. The location is amazing right on the Royal Mile. I couldn't have dreamt a better place to stay. I just wish we were staying there for more nights. Thanks Steve.
Tolle Wohnung für 2 Personem
Tolle Wohnung. Kaffee, Milch und anderes in der Küche vorhanden. Frottee Wäsche zur genüge.
Zentral gelegen. Gemütlich und ruhig gelegen. Von der Strasse hört man wenig.
Netter Kontakt mit dem Vermieter
Wir haben uns sicher und wohl gefühlt. In der Duschwanneist allerdings keine Matte,das ist gefährlich und sehr rutschig
A perfect cosy base for exploring Edinburgh
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.
Convenience and Comfort
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.
excellent ground floor flat in great location
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
Excellent position, very comfortable and clean apartment
Excellent position, 5 minutes walking from the center, 10 minutes from the castle. Very comfortable and clean apartment.
The only disadvantage is the noise. The rooms are in front of the street, and it's quite noisy.
Very nice the owner, he provides many advices and suggestions to visit the wonderful Edinburgh ! Nice experience absolutely recommended.
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.
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