Ideal for couples the spacious apartment provides first class accommodation
About Derek Goodchild
Hi my name is Derek, my background is in Advertising and Branding. It has been a long held ambition of mine to develop a unique property to offer luxury self catering holiday accommodation and when the opportunity presented itself I jumped at the chance, it had to be Edinburgh! I am sure this 200 year old Georgian apartment will add a unique experience to your stay in Edinburgh.
Derek Goodchild purchased this Apartment in 2016
Why Derek Goodchild chose New Town
I love the Georgian architecture of the 'New Town' area of the city. It's called the new town as it was build built in stages between 1767 and around 1850. The cities wealthy moved out of the cramped old medieval streets into fine Georgian town houses on wide street. Many of which have now been divided into apartments. The apartment has recently undergone extensive restoration being careful to preserve all of the fantastic original period features such as marble fireplaces and fine cornice and plaster work. The main drawing room (lounge) has fully restored tall Georgian windows and shutters, beautiful high ceilings and a bowed wall. Wide plank oak floors, limestone tiles and granite all add a touch of luxury to this spacious accommodation. The apartment was previously the home of a British Army Major who became the business manager of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo for over 20 years until his retirement. He is widely recognised for developing the event into the great international spectacle that it is today.
What makes this Apartment unique
It's a beautiful apartment, being so close to the city centre it's easy to reach all sites and located on one of Edinburgh's most prestigious streets.
Children not allowed - not suitable for childrennot suitable for children
No pets - pets not allowedpets not allowed
No smoking - non-smoking onlynon-smoking only
Max guests: 2
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Everything about this property was better than advertised. The neighborhood and the city were fabulous as well.
The apartment was lovely, very clean and with excellent quality furnishings and fittings. Derek was very welcoming and helpful. An excellent position for enjoying Edinburgh without a car. We will be back!
Such a nice Apartment! The shower was a little bit unpractical. And the dinning table was very small
We had such a good experience .
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Derick's flat which was spotlessly clean, warm and fully equipped.
Derick met us at his flat and was very friendly and full of information, help and tips to make our stay enjoyable.
We would not hesitate to return or recommend to others.
Perfect lead into Christmas
We were due to spend the weekend in central Edinburgh before Christmas and were stunned by hotel prices.
Derek’s apartment is very centrally located for all Edinburgh has to offer but in a quiet location.
All was immaculately clean ( I am very fussy !) , beautifully decorated and maintained and with a huge comfortable bedroom located at the rear of the apartment we slept better than we have for months at home !
Derek is a fantastic host, welcoming us personally, giving us a full guide to the apartment and surrounding areas, with walk , gallery and restaurant suggestions . The only downside was that we only stayed for two nights .
Thank you Derek. We wish you a very happy festive season and hope to stay in your beautiful apartment again one day .
The apartment is very spacious with a large living room, large bedroom, kitchen and double shower room.
The location is perfect for all the city centre attractions and business districts. Northumberland Street is about a 10 minute walk from the city centre and in the other direction the more relaxed atmosphere of Stockbridge which is full of interesting artisan shops, bars and restaurants.
Within yards of the apartment are Tesco and Sainsburys general stores which are very useful for all the daily items you will need. The street is mainly residential with little traffic and once inside the apartment it’s very quiet and peaceful.
There are many local amenities being so close to the city centre, highlights include:
The Omni Cinema & restaurant complex and the Playhouse Theatre, Stockbridge high street, The Botanic gardens, Broughton high street and of course The Royal Mile, Princess Street and George Street the main shopping street in the city are all within easy walking distance.
Things to do:
Edinburgh Ghost Tours in the Old City
The Royal Yacht Britannia
Scotch Whisky Experience
One O’Clock Gun
Festivals & Events on throughout the year
Edinburgh Rugby Weekends