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Beautiful 2 Bedroom Apartment in Historic Central Edinburgh

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

This beautiful, elegantly and very sympathetically refurbished 1st Floor Apartment, offers everything you could want to make your stay in Edinburgh just perfect. The apartment still has original Georgian fireplaces and beautiful corniceing all shown off perfectly by the light streaming through the large Georgian windows.

There is a spacious hall - off which is

: the kitchen/dining which is bright and sunny and well equipped. Off the kitchen is a fully equipped utility room with washing machine, drier and freezer.

: a large double bedroom.

: a lounge with large comfortable leather couch and leather chairs. There is also a large flat screened TV with DVD player.

: Bathroom with bath/shower.

: Twin bedded room with en suite shower.

: Toilet/cloakroom

Due to Cumberland Street being relatively narrow, it is very quiet with very little traffic making it the perfect location for resting after a hectic day in the city.

More Details

Di Barbour
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner


We enjoyed our stay very much. A truly memorable home in a lovely quiet neighborhood.



Jun 2015
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New Town Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • There is a small toilet on its own.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The bedrooms are spacious yet cozy and are both light and bright. The double room still has the original fireplace and both have beautiful cornicing very typical of the New Town. The twin room has an en suite shower room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
This apartment is right in the heart of Edinburgh's Georgian New Town, which due to its wonderful architecture is a World Heritage Site. It is a 10 - 15 min walk from Princes Street passing George Street on the way, both of which offer everything a shopper could desire. The apartment is not only surrounded by restaurants, bars, art galleries and antique shops, but also The National Portrait Gallery and The National Gallery of Scotland. An extra 5 min walk from Princes Street will take you to the world famous Edinburgh Castle. There are buses running all day for those not so keen on walking!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Beautiful 2 Bedroom Apartment in Historic Central Edinburgh
average rating of 4.975 based on 45 reviews

Lovely New Town flat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were quite comfortable in this flat after a long transit. Nicely decorated and with all amenities you could want. It was certainly well situated for walking many notable places in Edinburgh . Lots of terrific restaurants, pubs nearby.

Owner Di is a very personable, helpful and accommodating owner. Would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Amazing apartment!

  • 5 of 5

What a great property and convenient location to explore Edinburgh. I liked the fact that we could walk (or bus) for a few blocks and be on Princes St. Same for the Castle a short bus ride up the hill and there you are near the Royal Mile and Castle. The property was spotless, and the photos do not truly show how beautiful this apartment is. The kitchen was lovely to cook in and the bedrooms large and very comfortable. Can't say enough good things about the owner and her responsiveness. It has everything location, quiet side street, and it's closeness to the little shops and market at Stockbridge can't be beat.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Maggie. It was a pleasure to have you and Clay to stay in the flat. I hope you come back again sometime. You would be most welcome. All the very best, Di
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Perfect base for a family to explore Edinburgh!

  • 5 of 5

We are all completely in love with Edinburgh and Di's apartment is part of the magic. The apartment itself is gorgeous and the photos don't even do it justice. It is perfectly set up for our family of four, the kitchen is well stocked with everything thought of. The buses are a great way to get around if the walk up the hill is not for you (or if the kids have had enough) and Di's folder of tips was the icing on the cake. And last but not least it was lovely and warm even for we not so hardy Australians who aren't used to the Scottish autumn!

Thanks again Di!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Waterford , Ireland

Excellence in Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful apartment in a great central location . It is clean , beautifully decorated and right in the City centre. Everything about it is as you read in the best reviews we had a great time

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect home base in Edinburgh!

  • 5 of 5

Having read such glowing reviews, I expected this apartment could not possibly be as wonderful as described or as beautiful as it looks in the photos. I was wrong - it was even nicer than I expected! My family of four loved everything about the apartment. It is spacious, bright, and very comfortable - also very quiet, even when we had the windows open. We heard almost no noise from the street and no noise from neighboring flats. It was immaculate when we arrived and very well equipped.

The location was ideal - easy to walk all around central Edinburgh even for my 8-year-old (we did appreciate that it was a downhill walk from the center of town on the way home each evening!) It was an easy cab ride from the train station (fare was about 8.50, about a 5-minute ride) and to the airport (fare about 21 pounds and took about 20 minutes).

Di was very easy to work with and always quick to respond to our questions. She provided a helpful notebook of information about the flat as well as suggestions for restaurants, tours, and activities.

We were sorry to leave and if we are in Edinburgh again, we will not hesitate to stay at this flat once again!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Frederick, MD

Wonderful Property

  • 5 of 5

Trip got off to a rough start when airline lost our luggage. But the owner Di was able to help get the bags delivered to her wonderful flat without interrupting our vacation.

The flat is spacious and located in a very nice part of Edinburgh. It's conveniently located to all the attractions yet in a quiet and upscale part of town. We enjoyed making many of our meals in the large well equipped kitchen.

Renters should be aware that the "dryer" listed on the VRBO site is actually a large dryer rack. Nevertheless, the rack worked extremely well and our clothes dried overnight with no problems.

One suggestion for international travelers is to have their phones setup for service in the UK as there is not a phone in the flat. Phone service would have simplified the delivery of our lost luggage without having to involve the owner. Thankfully, Di was quick to respond to our emails and contacted the airline on our behalf. Thanks Di.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: not necessary

Cumberland Street is in the heart of Edinburgh's beautiful Georgian New Town. Due to the wonderful architecture in this area it has been declared a World Heritage Site! The apartment is also surrounded by superb antique shops, art galleries and many other specialist shops, as well as many, many bars and restaurants ranging from traditional to ultra chic.

All this, and you are only a brief 10 minute walk from the very 'up market' George Street followed by Princes Street, both offering everything a shopper could desire as well as many more bars and restaurants. A further fascinating 10 - 15 min walk will take you to the world famous Royal Mile in the Old Town and of course, Edinburgh Castle.

In the apartment, there is a folder which is full of information on things to do, places to see and places to eat and drink. You will NEVER be bored.

Other Activities: Stockbridge is a 5 min walk where there is a superb street market every Sunday which mainly offers delicious foods. Stockbridge also has superb specialist shops offering jewellery, arts and crafts, interior design, flower shops etc - lots of charity shops too if you like a rummage. Also, of course, more bars and restaurants to choose from.


Rates & Availability

New Town Apartment Rental Rates


  • From $122 - $269 at peak times
  • Jan-Mar, Nov ............ $122 - 139/night
    Apr-Jun ................. $130 - 163 /night
    Jul, Sep-Oct ............ $147/night
    Aug ..................... $269/night
    Dec ..................... $147 - 180/night
    Christmas and New Year .. $269/night

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