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Beautiful 2 Bedroom Apartment in Historic Central Edinburgh

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 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

Property Manager
Di Barbour
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

Why Di Barbour chose New Town

Warm, bright, comfortable and very central in a beautiful and very historic neighbourhood.

What makes this apartment unique

Central and full of character. The flat is surrounded by many bars, restaurants, antiques shops, art shops and galleries and many small shops offering everything from crystal chandeliers to speciality cheeses. Even though a few minutes away from all of these facilities, Cumberland Street is quiet so a good nights sleep can be enjoyed.

Guestbook comments from the manager


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
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The flat is not suitable for children under age of 2 years. Strictly maximum of 4 people. Strictly no smoking
  • Could you please remove outdoor shoes and bring slippers/soft soled shoes for wearing in flat.
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 so all in all we have 2 full bathrooms/shower rooms
  • 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!


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Beautiful 2 Bedroom Apartment in Historic Central Edinburgh
average rating of 4.9534883 based on 48 reviews

Convenience, Functionality and Comfort at 55 Cumberland!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of four family members occupied the Barbour flat for one week in late January. Knowing we wanted to walk within the city as much as possible, we were very satisfied with the flat's location and its proximity to restaurants, shopping and local sights/sites. Adequate hot water for many showers, cooking amenities and cleanliness were the norm. We loved the heated towel rack! The roominess of the four rooms and two bathrooms served our group well. However the double bed proved a challenge for two average adult bodies. But we were pleased with our experience and would recommend it to others. We did learn that, unlike in America where the first floor is the ground floor, #55 was up a flight of stairs!

We enjoyed our stay! The McGlenn Family, Seattle, WA.. USA

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment in a perfect location

  • 4 of 5

This was a great base to spend 4 days in Edinburgh. Perfect location as well but be prepared to walk everywhere as the traffic is very busy. The apartment was really comfortable and had everything we needed. The internal communal staircase was heavily worn from over 150 years of traffic which was really interesting but are a little difficult to use if mobility challenged. Lots of pubs and eateries within half a mile. Prince's st is approximately three quarters of a mile. Overall fantastic stay in a lovely apartment and Edinburgh may be my new favourite city.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Hi Di,

We have had a wonderful time in Edinburgh, and your flat is so well equipped and spacious we have found it very comfortable. We will definitely recommend it to our friends and I am sure you will hear from us again too.

Thank you very much for having us,


  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: November 2015
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Edinburgh Castle
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about 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

Manager'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.