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

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 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. 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:
November 12, 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 Stockbridge

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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Stockbridge Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • 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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St Bernard's Crescent, beautiful bright and well proportioned 3 bed flat
average rating of 4.923077 based on 27 reviews

Beautiful space, great location, treated like royalty.

  • 5 of 5

We were greeted with a bottle of wine and a beautiful flat in the heart of Edinburgh. Nicola is a fantastic communicator and has thought of everything you would ever need in the apartment. This is hands down the most beautiful rental I've stayed in.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jo, it was lovely to meet you all and I am delighted you had a great stay. I look forward to welcoming you all again.
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Astoria, New York, USA

Fabulous Flat near Edinburgh City Center

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent 10 days at Nicola's three-bedroom flat near Edinburgh city center for our vacation this year. It's a very nicely and comfortably furnished; very spacious and full of day light with large windows in every room. Nicola is very nice and accommodating. She made sure that we had everything that we needed. The location of the flat is great. It's in a very quiet and safe neighborhood, yet with only a short and pleasant walk to the city center. There are grocery stores, fine restaurants and locally popular restaurants within a few- minute walk from the flat.

My family and I had a wonderful time visiting Edinburgh because of our stay at the flat. I would recommend this flat to any family that plans to visit Scotland.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An elegant flat

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oakland, CA

Fantastic experience

  • 5 of 5

Loved this flat. Ideally located in a lovely, quiet neighborhood which has all necessaries: grocery, pubs, great restaurants. It's a pleasant 20 minute walk to the old town, and very close to the Botanic garden. The flat itself is huge, and well appointed. Nicola is extremely helpful, and very nice. Next time through Edinburgh, I will definitely stay here again. Excellent in every way.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Flat

  • 5 of 5

My daughter, son and adult grandson all enjoyed a lovely four night stay in St. Bernard's Crescent recently. We were very impressed with the high quality furnishings, bedding, kitchen equipment and artwork. It's just a short walk to Raeburn Street with many fun charity shops, pubs, restaurants and nice shops and a twenty minute walk to Princes Street and nearby attractions.

The owner was very friendly and helpful and provided us with milk and wine upon arrival. She was quick to respond to an issue we had regulating the furnace. It did get a bit chilly in the flat during the wet weather we experienced but was comfortable otherwise. Loads of hot water for the lovely bath and rain shower.

I would recommend this flat to anyone desiring an interesting neighborhood near to the sights but away from the fray in an elegant, historic building. Lots of stairs to climb which none of us minded at all but something to consider.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious home away from home in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Stockbridge. The flat was well-maintained and had all the facilities we needed including very comfortable beds. The living room and kitchen were especially spacious yet still cozy and we always felt like coming home after exploring the city during the day. A special feature are the window seats with a great view of beautiful St. Bernard's Crescent.

The location was perfect for our 2 weeks-stay. Just a few steps away from all the shops and restaurants (and the Sunday market!) of Stockbridge and with regular buses to the busy city centre it left nothing to be desired.

We would love to come back one day!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $201.48

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.