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Beautiful Old Merchant's House in Historic Central Edinburgh

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

New Town Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Our Gayfield Square apartment is our fabulous two bedroom property situated in a fantastic position, right in the heart of our wonderful historic city. In fact you couldn't get better - the apartment is located on a beautiful leafy square in the elegant Georgian New Town. Residential and quiet, yet just a few minutes walk (about seven) from the hustle and bustle of Princes Street and George Street and from there easily accessible to the castle and Royal Mile. Moreover, we're just round the corner from the funky Broughton Street area with its great selection of restaurants, cafes and bars as well as some lovely 'local' and quirky shops (the best butcher in town, great health food store and fishmonger to name a few!)

The apartment is typical in design for its era, dating back to 1820 (yes, 1820!) and built with the grandeur that represents Georgian architecture in its prime. It's also quite a one off with its own private entrance, private front garden and back patio (very unusual for a property in such a central location of Edinburgh). The entire apartment is on the ground floor with only one step up into the front garden so is very accessible for those who have difficulty in managing stairs.

Interior style is sophisticated, contemporary and calming with a lovely blend of old and new.

The main sitting room is a very spacious 16 x 13 feet with beautiful working fireplace (living flame gas fire), ornate cornice work and double windows with views to the front gardens and square beyond. Furniture comprises a comfortable sofa and contemporary Barcelona chair both in white leather as well as two antique gilt chairs upholstered in a bold print motif. Original art pieces hang on the walls throughout the property.

The bedrooms are quietly located with cosy European king sized leather bed in one and white wooden Georgian style bed in the other, again European king sized. Wall coverings are in calming taupe and pale mocca colours.

One bedroom is serviced by an en suite shower room with walk in shower with chocolate leather effect tiling. The other is serviced by the main bathroom with corner bath and shower.

The kitchen is fully equipped - a large range cooker/oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer - a great cook's kitchen as well as being a very sociable space to sit round the large black granite kitchen table whilst you eat or watch the cook at work! French windows from the kitchen open up to the back patio/sitting area.

We also supply a complete pack in the apartment which will guide you through how to use everything and also a great guide to our favourite restaurants, cafes, shops and top tips on things not to miss out on while you're visiting. Wifi internet access is available throughout the apartment.

We think we've created the ideal retreat to explore our wonderful city- we really hope you'll agree if you come and stay with us!

Keywords: Historic, Apartment, flat

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Robin Jack
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016
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About Robin Jack

Hi- I'm Robin (pictured here with my best friend, Vera, my miniature schnoodle). I've lived in Edinburgh for more than 20 years, having moved here to study and then working in marketing for a number of years before buying a guest house and rental apartments. My Gayfield Square apartment is my pride and joy!- having bought it and renovated it to the style and standard it is today- I'm sure you'll love staying there!

Robin Jack purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Robin Jack chose Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a fantastic city- historical, vibrant and sophisticated. The apartment is located in one of the most beautiful and central parts of town, the Georgian New town. Built around the 1800s the architecture of this area is beautiful and grand, yet the apartment is only a short walk from the bustling centre of town, all the attractions and some great places to eat and drink.

What makes this apartment unique

Culture, art, history and a lovely quiet- you'll live on a wide leafy square inhabited by locals which is a stones throw from the bustling Broughton Street area with its great cafes, restaurants and local shops (a great butcher and fishmonger are just round the corner). And only a 7 minute walk from Princes Street too!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Old Merchant's House in Historic Central Edinburgh
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
5

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We were 2 couples travelling together without a car. This home is situated close to all of our needs, train, day tour pick ups, restaurants and all major attractions. Robin was extremely helpful right from the initial inquiry to rent up until we left. Had everything we needed for our stay. Very clean and comfortable. Quiet side street location was a plus during a very busy time in Edinburgh.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Gail and we are so glad you had such a lovely stay with us. All best wishes.
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5

Perfect flat. Perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Gayfield Square is as comfortable and charming as it looks. Comfy beds and comfy living room furniture, a warm and cozy place to come back to after a windy day seeing the historic sites. There's a great kitchen for preparing meals and it's within walking distance to everything you need. Take a 5 minute walk to Valvona Crolla for specialty foods and wine, or go the other way up the street to Tesco for everyday basics. Good restaurants and pubs are also just a few minutes walk. Transit is close and easy. We couldn't imagine staying anywhere else next time we come to Edinburgh.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you enjoyed the apartment and hope to see you again soon!
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Victoria, BC
5

A great location to explore Edinburgh from a comfortable apartment.

  • 5 of 5

We were 2 couples traveling together and wanted 2 Queen beds, 2 baths, some outdoor space and a good location as we didn't have a car. This place met and exceeded our expectations and was a very fun place to stay. All the facilities are as described or even better. Comfortable beds, clean and well maintained, nicely decorated, a great kitchen; all around a terrific place to stay, location just of Leith Walk was tremendous; literally surrounded by restaurants of all kinds. Walking distance from Waverely Train station, Calton Hill, Hollyrood, the National Gallery, and Edinburgh Castle. Absolutely full recommend and favorite for a return to Edinburgh in the future. Wonderful stay and a big thanks to Robin.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your stay with us and I'm so glad that you got so much out of being at the apartment and exploring all the great things to do and see close by! Hope to see you with us again soon. All best wishes, Robin.
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Spokane, Washington
5

Wonderful townhouse right near all of the attractions

  • 5 of 5

Robin was a tremendous host. The place was clean and two blocks from the Conan Doyle, a couple more blocks to the Royal Mile - yet in a secluded square just off the busy street. Restaurants up on the corner, spring was everywhere - be sure and get to the Royal Botanical Garden! We had a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much and I am so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. Best wishes, Robin.
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Spokane, Washington
5

Wonderful stay in the heart of Edinburgh!

  • 5 of 5

We got here on Tuesday and Robin, our host, was here waiting to welcome us. The place is just as advertised - within walking distance of Princess Street and the Arthur Conan Doyle statue. Everything was neat and tidy, very roomy. I give it 5 stars without hesitation.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you had a lovely stay with us and hope to be able to welcome you back again! All best wishes, Robin.
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5

Fabulous and just like the photos!

  • 5 of 5

When searching for a property for a long weekend stay in Edinburgh with a pal, I chose this property as it looked so beautiful and seemed to be nice and central.... I love the Georgian style so it all seemed perfect. And it was!! The front room looked exactly as I imagined it would, and the first morning looking out with snow falling it felt idyllic. Everything was lovely, I can't really find any fault, it had everything we needed and was very comfortable, both my pal and I had a bathroom each to go with the 2 bedrooms so all in all, super.

The owner had left us a bottle of wine too which was a lovely touch..... if I have one comment it would just be that tea bags and milk would have been a fabulous touch too, only because we hadn't remembered when we got off the train! But not a biggie really.... my only downside to the weekend was a broken foot on the Sunday - nothing to do with the house though, just my own silly fault!! I would definitely recommend this property and I would definitely try and book it again when I next go to Edinburgh.....

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Edinburgh Waverley Station
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Portobello
Car: not necessary

Rates & Availability

New Town Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn 2016
Oct 2 2016 - Dec 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
$233
 
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 20 2016 - Dec 25 2016
5 night minimum stay
$283
 
 
New Year 2016
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$327
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
Rugby Soc v Ire
Feb 2 2017 - Feb 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$264
 
 
Winter 2017/2
Feb 6 2017 - Feb 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
Ruby Scot v Wales
Feb 23 2017 - Feb 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$264
 
 
Winter 2017/3
Feb 27 2017 - Mar 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
Rugby Soc v Itlay
Mar 16 2017 - Mar 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$264
 
 
spring 2017
Mar 20 2017 - Apr 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$233
 
 
Easter 2017
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$264
 
 
spring 2017/2
Apr 18 2017 - Apr 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$233
 
 
May Bank Holiday
Apr 28 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$264
 
 
Spring 2017/3
May 1 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$245
 
 
Edinburgh Marathon
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$283
 
 
Early Summer 2017
May 29 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$245
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$264
 
 
Festival 2017
Aug 3 2017 - Aug 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$346
 
 
Late summer 2017
Aug 29 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$271
 
 
Autumn 2017
Oct 2 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$239
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
$283
 
 
New Year 2017
Dec 26 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$334
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$233
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25

Rates are displayed as a guide and based on a 7 nights stay and occupancy at 4 people. We may be able to discount against this during quieter periods and if there are less people staying. Please also note that for shorter stays than 7 nights, we may have to charge a small premium. At busier times of the year and for times when your booking leaves us with gaps on either side to fill we may not be able to accommodate shorter booking stays but will endeavour to offer our best option on these occasions. Please enquire with your exact requirements and we will endeavour to accommodate with our best offer.

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Amenities

New Town Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The bed is a european king sized, 5 feet wide bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , The bed is a European king size, 5 feet wide bed.
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming

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