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Beautiful Apartment in Edinburgh City Centre

37 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights


New Town Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom apartment to sleep 3 in Edinburgh's historic New Town

Designed by the architect William Playfair in the middle of the 19th century, Carlton Terrace, along with the adjacent Regent and Royal Terraces, forms part of Edinburgh's prestigious New Town district.

This comfortable one bedroom apartment within Carlton House has recently been refurbished and furnished. Situated on Carlton Terrace, one of Edinburgh's most elegant cobbled streets, this second floor apartment is in a prime location for the city centre attractions as well as its famous viewpoints such as Calton Hill & Arthur's Seat. The Royal Mile and Princes Street are both only a 10 minute walk away.

The apartment's position at the rear of the building ensures privacy, tranquillity and a south facing aspect.

Please note, this is a non smoking apartment.

Local Vicinity: As you walk out of the front door of Carlton House and face London Road Gardens, it is difficult to believe you are only a 5 minute walk from the vibrant restaurant and entertainment district of the East End of Edinburgh. The Playhouse Theatre which stages the latest musicals and shows is a 5 min. walk away and Harvey Nichols and John Lewis department stores are also within 5-10 mins. walk. Add another 5 mins. walk and you'll reach the shopping district of Princes Street and George Street.

Parking: Street parking is available on Carlton Terrace on a metered basis from 08:30-17:30 Mon-Fri but with max. stay 4 hours at any one time. Outside of these times, parking is free. You are virtually guaranteed to find a place right outside the property at any time.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Mark Howseman
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks Mark - lovely, clean, warm & comfortable flat in a very convenient location for us.
Dec 2013
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based on 37 traveler reviews

Beautiful Apartment in Edinburgh City Centre
average rating of 4.972973 based on 39 reviews

Highly recommended apartment

  • 5 of 5

First, Mark - the owner - is a top bloke. Extremely helpful and always seems to have a minute to talk when you call up.

Second, the apartment is fantastic. All smartly furnished, very clean and spacious. And we were less than 10 minutes away from Princes street by foot. An extremely generous price for the high standard that is provided.

The description of the apartment is very accurate, and even though the third person takes the sofa bed in the front room, it never once felt cramped.

And there's a great French bakery 2 minutes walk away...but Mark'll tell you all about that when you arrive.

Highly recommended!


29 May - 01 June.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy and classy apartment on the hill.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely place to spend a few days in historic Edinburgh. Beautifully appointed, very quiet and comfortable. All mod cons, ideal for a couple, leafy location near the Palace of Holyrood, the Royal Mile, and Calton Hill with its monuments and views across the city to the Castle and Arthur's Seat. Mark, the owner, welcomed us and gave helpful advice about local eateries, bus and taxi services. It's a place we will revisit and cannot recommend it too highly to anyone contemplating a stay in Edinburgh. First class accommodation all-round !

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolute gem of a flat

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my three nights in this beautiful flat. I was impressed by the photos on the website, and the flat is even better in person. A great deal of attention has gone into the design and decoration, which makes the flat warm and welcoming. The flat is in a row of impressive and elegant houses that are situated on a lovely and quiet street. I felt safe walking "home" alone late at night. It is a fantastic location for exploring Edinburgh -- a comfortable walk to old town and major tourist attractions, including Arthur's Seat. It also is an easy walk to Easter Road Stadium. In addition, there are grocery stores, a pharmacy, cafes and restaurants only a short walk from the flat.

All appliances are in good working order, and detailed instructions for the use of the appliances are in the flat. The modern kitchen is equipped with all amenities, including two types of coffee makers (french press and drip brew)! There is a great hairdryer as well. There is plenty of hot water, the heating works well and there is good wi-fi throughout the flat.

Mark is responsive, accommodating and friendly, and it was easy to arrange the booking, entry and leaving of the flat. His flat feels like a real home, and I felt like I was staying at a friend's place. I had a great time, and hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is on the top floor of an exquisite building, very well appointed. The two of us found it extremely comfortable. We didn't spend much time in it as we were put on the town most of our visit, but cooking, dining, and hanging out would certainly be comfortable here. The bed was very comfortable, the wooden shutters let us block out the early morning light, and all furnishings were top notch.

The location is 15 minutes from the tram, 25 to old town by foot. It's on a very quiet street, and features a lovely view of Arthur's seat from the windows. Local amenities were only a few minutes away.

I would highly recommend this as a place to stay in Edinburgh if a little bit of walking doesn't bother you.

Thanks for the place to stay and the flexibility, Mark!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent flat near Calton Hill

  • 5 of 5

This is a comfortable, quiet, and private flat in a Georgian terrace, with views over trees and back gardens to Arthur's Seat. It has high ceilings, is bright and airy, and comes fully equipped with washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV/video, and music system. The location is convenient for buses, the tram, and tourist sites including Calton Hill, Holyrood Palace and park, the Royal Mile, and Princes Street. Mark, the owner, is very helpful and accommodating.

Our stay last year was so enjoyable that we returned for a longer period this year, and we plan to make this our home base for future visits to Edinburgh. This quiet, well maintained, elegant flat is highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

We spent a great week at this flat, Mark was very welcoming and the accommodation was very clean and well presented.

The location is great for exploring this amazing city.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Edinburgh International Airport
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Edinburgh Waverley
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Edinburgh is steeped in history and as well as providing a city break location, it is also ideally situated for excursions to the beaches and golf courses of East Lothian and Fife.

The city is famous for its Georgian architecture, its open spaces and also its festivals, notably the world's largest arts festival in August and Hogmanay at New Year. The cosmopolitan feel of the city owes its thanks to its foreign visitors, university students and of course the local residents.

A walking tour of Edinburgh's architectural highlights starts on your doorstep and should go on to include the Royal Mile and the Scottish Parliament which are both within a very short distance.

Calton Hill, situated just behind Carlton Terrace is a must for any visit to Edinburgh as it offers fine views of the city and across to Fife and East Lothian. Holyrood Park with Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags are also within easy walking distance and here it is easy to forget you are in a city at all.


Rates & Availability

New Town Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Dec 18 2016 - Dec 25 2016
5 night minimum stay
Festival Season
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Festival Season
Aug 2 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Dec 18 2017 - Dec 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 26 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

All rates are inclusive of towels, linen, gas & electricity. Please note the quoted rates are for 1-2 people. There will be a supplement for 3 people so please enquire.

The nightly rate reflects that for a 3 night stay. The nightly rate for longer stays will be lower so please enquire.

Payment is accepted by personal cheque in pounds sterling or by bank transfer in pounds sterling or Euros. Payment is also accepted by credit card payment to my PayPal account but this incurs a 2% surcharge.

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New Town Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 48 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • A electrical shaver socket is located within the bathroom cabinet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • The bedroom, with double bed, has a large built-in wardrobe as well as large and small chest of drawer units. There is also an additional TV in the bedroom with access to all Freeview TV and Radio channels. A roll-up child's bed can be provided on request. In addition there is a sofa-bed in the lounge for an extra person.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
The apartment has been tastefully furnished in keeping with the period of the property and the rooms enjoy high ceilings, ornate cornices and dado rails. Both the living room and the bedroom have large south-facing astragalled windows with full length curtains and tie-backs. The apartment has gas central heating throughout. The sitting area has a 3-seater leather sofa which can be converted into a bed if required and the entertainment systems are of the highest quality. The Loewe TV receives Freeview channels, incorporates a hard drive recorder and is attached to the Blu-ray DVD player by HDMI connection. The Bang & Olufsen CD/Radio provides outstanding sound quality and is set up for MP3 player connectivity. There is a selection of books, CDs and DVDs for your enjoyment. The dining table can seat up to 4 people.

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