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Large Modern Top Floor Riverside Apartment (Sleeps 6) with Free Parking and WiFi

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment


About the property

15 mins walk to Edinburgh Castle, Waverley Station and airport tram route

Quietly located in Edinburgh's highly desirable Stockbridge district, with easy access to the main attractions (15min walk to Edinburgh Castle) and excellent amenities close at hand. A comprehensive range of visitor attractions in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas will leave you spoilt for choice. You will be able to enjoy the attractions, whilst using the peaceful, spacious apartment as a base to explore from and come home to rest.

This immaculate property has two pristine bedrooms and can easily accommodate six guests. The master bedroom has a large double bed, while the second bedroom contains two single beds. Both bedrooms include fitted wardrobes. The living room has a spacious double sofa bed and includes a dining area with a table and four chairs. A 42 inch TV and free WiFi internet are also provided. The hall and downstairs porch are bright and spacious with tiled floors.

The kitchen is fully fitted with a washing machine, newly fitted gas hob/electric oven, as well as a kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge and cooking utensils. The bathroom includes a bath, power shower, wash hand basin and W.C.

Free residents parking is available for guests on the street directly outside the apartment.

Waverley and Haymarket railway stations are readily accessible, as are several major bus routes and all driving routes to the City By-pass, ensuring swift access to other outlying districts, Edinburgh Airport and the Forth Road Bridge.

I pride myself on guest satisfaction and all enquiries from guests will be answered as a matter of urgency. During Check-ins, either myself or a member of my team will be present.

House Rules


- No stag/hen groups

- No late night parties

- Between the hours of 11pm - 7am, no loud noise or music is permitted.

- No pets

- No smoking

- No use of the telephone line

Failure to comply with any of the house rules will result in the forfeit of the guest's security deposit.

More Details

George McDougall
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, mandarin, Cantonese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 5, 2018

About George McDougall

Born in London, I moved to Edinburgh at a very young age. I went to school here and then onto university where I graduated in Computer Science. I have since moved back to London with my fiancee and spend my time working and travelling between both wonderful cities.

George McDougall purchased this apartment in 2011

Why George McDougall chose Stockbridge

There are 2 reasons why I purchased this property and these are 'location' and 'space'. Anyone who knows Edinburgh knows that Stockbridge is probably the most desirable suburb in the entire city. With it's vast array of restaurants (including Michelin star), bars and independent shops, it's the perfect place to base yourself for a trip to the city. In terms of size, the apartment is very spacious and comfortably sleeps 6 people. Additionally, it's top floor location and large windows really make the apartment feel bright with lovely views over the Water of Leith river.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment comes with free on-street parking which in Edinburgh is a very unique feature. The location benefits from being just a short walk from Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle, whilst at the same time allowing guests to sample the delights on the doorstep such as peaceful walks along the Water of Leith and the Botanic Gardens.

Guestbook comments from the owner

All interactions with the host were positive; he was helpful, responsive, and prompt at all times. The flat was comfortable and as tidy and attractive as pictured. The neighbourhood is lovely with lots of shops and restaurants, yet Edinburgh's top sites and attractions are easy to reach on foot. We were able to park our car free of charge in the resident parking attached to the building. We hope to stay here again soon!
Aug 2014
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Stockbridge Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No stag/hen groups
  • Between the hours of 11pm - 7am, no loud noise or music is permitted
  • In the unlikely event of a double booking, we reserve the right to cancel your reservation within 24 hours and a full refund will be issued
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Large Modern Top Floor Riverside Apartment (Sleeps 6) with Free Parking and WiFi
average rating of 4.5 based on 35 reviews

Perfect Edinburgh apartment!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Edinburgh and we could not have chosen a better apartment. George and Margaret were very responsive and friendly hosts. The apartment is spacious, bright, clean and comfortable. It was perfect for our family of 3 and you could comfortably add 1-2 more people. It is far enough away from the center of town that it is very quiet, but just one block from the bus station or if you prefer, a 10-15 minute walk into town. There are several coffee shops and restaurants within 1-2 blocks of the apartment. You will certainly see Edinburgh Castle, which is incredible, and we also took a day trip on a Grayline tour bus which we very much enjoyed. We hope to come back for a longer visit someday and will certainly return to this apartment!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at the apartment and it's location makes it ideal for a quick walk or bus ride to Edinburgh Castle. I look forward to welcoming you back to the apartment again soon.
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Very clean and spacious

  • 4 of 5

Great apartment, great location. Would recommend for 4 rather than 6 people. Bedrooms and living rooms good size. Area is lovely, new town is not quite as touristy so a much more chilled place to be.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! I look forward to welcoming you back to my apartment again soon.
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Excellent location

  • 4 of 5

Had a fabulous weekend away with a trip to the Zoo, even got to see the panda's awake!! Apartment is an ideal location and great to see plenty of little shops/bars/eateries around the immediate area. All correspondence with George the owner was excellent and the box of shortbread was a welcome treat when the sugar levels dropped. Went to Hamiltons around the corner for breakfast on the Sunday, absolutely divine!!

The Thoburn's & Slater's

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! So pleased to hear that you all got to see the pandas, especially as they can be rather elusive at times! Nice to hear too that you were able to sample some of the delights of Stockbridge... Hamiltons is an excellent choice for food! I look forward to welcoming you back to my apartment again soon.
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Modern, bright apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

George and his family were extremely helpful and accommodating with our early arrival and check-in. We found the apartment to look exactly as it did in the online photos - extremely clean, bright, and new. We stayed here comfortably with six adults for one night and would do so again in the future. Apartment was also in walking distance from many of Edinburgh's main attractions.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! I look forward to welcoming you back to my apartment again soon.
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Mijdrecht, Niederlande

nice appartment at good location for Edinburgh visit

  • 4 of 5

Thanks George for renting our the apartment, which made our stay in Edinburgh very enjoyable.

From the moment of arrival my family felt very welcome and at home. The apartment is nice, clean and spacious. It is close enough to walk to the Edinburgh center, yet there is also a good bus connection. In the immediate neighborhood are some nice shops, bars and coffee corners. On our first day we were pleasant surprised by the food market at the corner and had some delicious pastry.

There is a walk along the river (great for running too), which makes you forget that you are still in the city area.

We definitely recommend this apartment to other Edinburg visitors and hope to stay here again for our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! It's lovely to hear that you felt so at home in the apartment. We aim to provide a comfortable, relaxed home away from home for our guests so this is great to hear. I'm also very glad that you were able to sample the food market, it's got a delicious variety of options! I look forward to welcoming you back to the apartment again soon.
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Great property with everything we needed!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in the apartment over the recent Halloween weekend and had a great time. The location is perfect only taking 10 minutes maximum to walk into town. There are lots of great bars and restaurants surrounding with great choices.

The apartment itself was perfect and everything we needed, even the sofa bed was very comfy!

We did have a slight issue with the hot water but the owners were very easy to contact and were more than happy to help us out.

Great place, great weekend!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Haymarket Edinburgh
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
M8 Motorway
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: not necessary

The Lothians region

Welcome to Edinburgh, the inspiring capital of Scotland, where centuries of history meet a vibrant, cosmopolitan city in an unforgettable setting. Discover stunning scenery, striking architecture and fine food, and beautiful coast and countryside in the nearby Lothians. From the world's festival capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site to world-class visitor attractions and exhilarating outdoor pursuits, Edinburgh & The Lothians is a must-visit on anyone's list.

Edinburgh is a hive of cultural activity, and nowhere is this better seen than in the city's festivals. With performing arts, music, drama, exhibitions, films, comedy and talks, the outpouring of creativity during Edinburgh's festivals is second to none. With everything from Highland games to fascinating local events, there is lots going on across the Lothians too.


Stockbridge has a definite Bohemian vibe and many artists, musicians, poets, writers and Thespians have made the area their home. Over the years famous residents have included, portrait artist Sir Henry Raeburn, poet James Hogg, surgeon Sir James Young Simpson and more recently actor Norman Lovett and the lead singer of the band 'Garbage', Shirley Manson.

The original Mrs Doubtfire or 'Madame Doubtfire' lived and ran a rag and bone shop in South East Circus Place, Stockbridge. The novelist Anne Fine who also lived in the area was inspired by the name which remained faded above her shop (now a solicitors) many years after Madame Doubtfire's death. Her novel of the same name was in turn the inspiration for the movie based on her book, although Robin William's character bares little resemblance to the 'real' Madame Doubtfire.

Stockbridge is home to a wealth independent amenities, including artisan bakeries, butchers, cheese-mongers and coffee shops. All these goodies can be sampled along the high street or at the Stockbridge Market which runs all day on a Sunday and is located directly opposite the apartment.

For those interested in vintage clothing, Stockbridge's charity shops are well known in Edinburgh as offering some of the best high quality vintage clothing in the city. Amongst the vast quantities of clothing, you might just spot a real designer gem!

The nightlife options in Stockbridge are vast, with both Michelin star and budget restaurants on your doorstep. Again, there is an assortment of different bars, everything from a huge range of local whiskies at the The Stockbridge Tap to scrummy cocktails at Hamiltons.


Edinburgh has an excellent bus service which is ideal for travelling anywhere in the city and beyond, e.g. Glasgow, Inverness, etc. A single ticket for journeys in Edinburgh costs £1.50 per journey. Bus stops are located all along Stockbridge High Street (1 min walk from the apartment) with bus numbers 24, 29 and 42 taking you direct to the Princes Street and the Royal Mile.

For those with a car, the apartment includes free parking directly outside the apartment block.


By Air

A taxi from Edinburgh Airport. Buses from the Airport, its final stop on Waverley Bridge beside the rail station.

By Rail

Edinburgh's Waverley Station is situated on Princes Street and is about 15 minutes walk to the apartment.

By Car

Those arriving by car should access the New Town from the West via Queensfery Road and the Stockbridge district, or from the south and east via London Road and Leith Walk. We can send tailored driving instructions to anyone requiring them. The apartment includes free parking directly outside the apartment block.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $48.28
Refundable damage deposit $137.93

Security Deposit
The security deposit is returned to guests after departure providing there is no damage to the property or breaking of the house rules. Should any of these occur, the security deposit will be forfeited.

Evening Check-ins
Evening check-ins (after 5pm) are subject to a £20.00 charge, payable on arrival.

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.