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St Bernard's Crescent, beautiful bright and well proportioned 3 bed flat

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

Beautiful bright and well-proportioned New Town flat in one of Edinburgh’s finest Georgian Crescents.

New to the holiday let market in 2015, 3 bed flat in the Stockbridge area of the Edinburgh New Town.

In a beautiful Georgian street, the property is flooded with natural light and overlooks the St Bernard's Crescent Gardens to the front and with views over Stockbridge and to Fettes College at the rear.

The flat has been newly decorated and furnished to a very high standard to provide a home-from-home treat for holiday making families or couples, corporate lets and city breaks.

3 good sized bedrooms (1 superking, 1 twin/superking, 1 king; UK sizing) decorated to the highest standard with beautifully comfy beds and bedding. Bed 2 has a hotel-style zip and link bed that can be made up as twins or as a luxurious superking.

A very generous living room with dining / kitchen off provides generous seating for 6. (Please note that the comfy chairs in the photos of the living room are being replaced by a small 2 seater sofa and chair, due by end of September 2015). The table is extending and is shown in the photo in its smallest setting, it extends with 2 further leaves to generously accommodate 6 or more.

With its impressive Georgian architecture, St Bernard's Crescent features regularly on TV and films.

The property has superfast wifi, a 4k smart TV, Blu-ray player and the usuals you would expect.


You are less than 5 minutes walk away from all of the amenities of Stockbridge, the village in the city. There is a Sainsbury’s local for a quick grocery shop about 5 mins walk away and a Waitrose within 15mins walk. There is also a range of wonderful independent shops including Shaw’s the butcher, the fishmonger and an amazing patisserie.

There are many choices for eating out including Tom Kichin’s family friendly gastropub, Scran and Scallie; Pizza Express; the Raeburn Hotel;

Or Take-away and delivery including Domino’s Pizza, Street Food Thai, Pizza Hut and of course a good old British ‘Chippie”;

And a good selection of bars, many offering food too, why not start at one of the Edinburgh institutions; The Antiquary or The Baillie.

Inverleith Park is 5 mins away with it's historic yachting pond and wide open grounds to stretch your legs; its a popular area for runners and those exercising the children.

To the Edinburgh hotspots:

From the flat you can walk through the new town into the centre of Edinburgh (George St, Prince’s St) in about 10 minutes or if you prefer you can hop on a bus at the end of the road and it will take you there in a couple of minutes. It will also take you on the Old Town (Royal Mile, Canongate, Grassmarket etc) in another few minutes.

Further afield:

From this central location, you have easy access to the surrounding Lothians, Borders and other cities such as Glasgow and Aberdeen by train or bus. There are beaches, hills, lochs and mountains just waiting to be explored.

Getting here:

From Edinburgh airport, you can hop on a bus or tram to bring you into the town centre from where you can walk down to the property or, if you have a lot of luggage, you can pop in a taxi.

From Waverley station, I would hop in a taxi.

If you are driving in, there is a pay-for-parking bay in Danube St, just opposite the flat. The nearest free parking is about 10 mins walk away, in Arboretum Rd.

Why choose this property?

Choose this flat because of the stunning architecture, perfect location, modern dining kitchen onto living space, large sitting room, genuine 3 double bedrooms, bright rooms front and back and the fact that you are really not overlooked, which is unusual for a flat in town.

There are only 3 flats off the bright main stairwell and the other residents are lovely.

Please note that this flat is on the second and top floor, which means that we benefit from added light and better views, but there isn’t a lift so you do need to be able to climb the two flights of stairs.

We bought it for our own use during school term time and to let during the weekends and holidays. We have decorated it to highest standards for our enjoyment as well as sharing this with you.

My name is Nicola and my husband and I own the flat and are letting it directly. I would be very happy to answer any questions, please just give me a call or drop me an email.


No smokers

Not suitable for very young children

Not suitable for wheelchair users

No events

No stag or hen parties

Ideal for:

City break

Family holidays

Edinburgh Festival


New Year

Weekend breaks

Visiting relatives

Business stay

More Details

Nicola Harkness
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, some French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Nicola Harkness

Born and bred just outside Edinburgh, we have lived away but are delighted to be back. We live just outside Edinburgh and have bought this property to use ourselves during some of the term time weeks and to enjoy sharing with you during weekend and holidays.

Nicola Harkness purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Nicola Harkness chose Edinburgh

Choose this flat because of the stunning architecture, perfect location, modern dining kitchen onto living space, large sitting room, genuine 3 double bedrooms with impressive master, bright rooms front and back and the fact that you are really not overlooked, which is unusual for a flat in town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fantastic stay - beds were wonderful! Great location. Fresh flowers were a lovely touch.
Sep 2015
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

St Bernard's Crescent, beautiful bright and well proportioned 3 bed flat
average rating of 4.866667 based on 16 reviews

A perfect apartment in an attractive crescent in Stockbridge, close to the city.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely long weekend in St Bernard's Crescent. We felt like we were living in the most beautiful suburb of the City. A short walk to Edinburgh meant we didn't have to worry about parking. We had all we needed in the apartment. In Stockbridge there are all the shops you need for food, restaurants etc. It was a perfect stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Beautiful well equipped flat with wonderful comfortable beds

  • 5 of 5

We (6adults) really enjoyed our stay in this elegant flat.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Spacious, stylish, well-equipped flat in great location

  • 5 of 5

There is a real feeling of space in this property, with good sized rooms and lovely high ceilings. It was well-equipped and had everything we needed for our short stay. It is stylishly, but comfortably, furnished. The owner was very welcoming and we arrived to milk, tea and biscuits. My daughter enjoyed sitting on the window seats, overlooking the gardens. My son enjoyed the very good wifi.

The flat is well located, in the lovely area of Stockbridge with shops, bars and cafes a couple of minutes away. It was an easy (and safe) walk to the centre.

We wished we could have stayed longer. It is definitely a flat you can make yourself at home in.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Fine Lodging in Fantstic Location!!!

  • 5 of 5

The character and beauty of the surrounding neighborhood first caught our eye. The rental unit is large with plenty of space. Our family of five fit well in this unit. The appliances were awesome. The facilities were clean and very well maintained. The owner kept in contact to check on our needs - her responses were very TIMELY> There were 2 small groceries within walking distance and we ate breakfast in the rental. Our family enjoys walking - everything you need was a short walk. We ate at several close locations including the Filed House Grill just up the street in Stockbridge. Ate at The Kilted Lobster on St Stephen's Street. We purchased a Stickey Toffee Pudding cake from Cuckoo Bakery - another short walk. It was INCREDIBLE - so VERY MOIST and TASTY- highly recommended!!! One evening our family had drinks at The Raeburn Place - an awesome local pub/restaurant.

A short walk down Carlton street and right on Dean Terrace across a bridge provided access to a beautiful walking path along a small river. The views are spectacular. This path continues on to Dean's Village - a MUST SEE. The Botanical Gardens are very close and highly recommended. Stockbridge has many fine establishments including the Stockbridge Tap - a very popular local bar.

Our family took the beautiful walk up the cobblestone streets through the old neighborhoods to the downtown area. Edinburgh Castle is a 1.3 mile walk with tremendous beauty along the way. Another MUST SEE is Calton Hill - The VIEWS of downtown are Breathtaking!!!

This place comes with my HIGHEST recommendation and at some point will probably stay here AGAIN!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Comfort & Location

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable...squishy, deep sofas...very sociable lay-out...great beds. Good local restaurants...Purslane & Noks notable. Bright kitchen. bathroom...with a family...fine...maybe adult couples...more challenging. Suggest a wall handle between the sink and bath as the tub is deep. Overall, pretty darn nice. overlook the garden square in front from the living room...a really nice feature. You know it's good when you wished that you owned it!!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great stay in Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect for our family group of six people. It is close to restaurants and shopping, in a nice area close to the town center. We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $187

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Stockbridge Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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