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4 bedroom apartment on lower ground floor of Victorian villa

Bedrooms 4
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Apartment in Bruntsfield / Morningside, Edinburgh, Scotland - Quiet residential area, only a few minutes walk from the thriving independent shops and restaurants

This well appointed apartment is part of a family home on the lower ground floor of a Victorian villa. The apartment is situated in a quiet residential area, yet is only a few minutes walk from the thriving independent shops and restaurants of Bruntsfield and Morningside. The city centre, with its renowned historical sites and festival venues, is only a 25 minute walk or 10 minute bus journey away. Guests can enjoy direct access to a large back garden, which is shared with the owners and includes a sand pit and climbing frame. Free parking in the drive at the side of the property is available for one car and more by special arrangement. Wifi is included and the owners are able to provide most baby / toddler accessories you may need. A welcome pack including milk and homebaking will be provided on arrival.

Property Manager
Caroline Urch
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About Caroline Urch

We've lived in Edinburgh for 12 years, and now have three boys along with our dog and two cats. We've been in the area for 10 years as we enjoy the green space it offers and the convenience of all that is on offer.

Caroline Urch purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Caroline Urch chose Edinburgh

We love the area with it's independent shops and restaurants. Although we're on a quiet residential street, everything is walking distance including large green spaces with play parks and a short hole golf course. We also benefit from being so close to town either on foot, by car or by bus.

What makes this apartment unique

The property is a ten minute walk from the short hole golf course, a choice of restaurants, independent shops, supermarkets, pharmacies, play parks and wonderful cafes.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

4 bedroom apartment on lower ground floor of Victorian villa
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews

Excellent home, great location, and wonderful family.

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely fantastic experience and a wonderful family!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Abbotsford Apartment! Thank you for the lovely review. best wishes Caroline & David
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Lovely comfortable property full of character

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our two grown up children and another adult. The property is a huge grey traditional house in a very pleasant leafy street. We had the use of a beautifully kept peaceful secluded back garden. Inside the rooms were comfortable, large and well appointed with original furniture. I think it was excellent value for the standard of accomodation and we would certainly stay there again were we visiting Edinburgh. There was constant hot water and even five adults managed all to have hot showers every day. There is only one bathroom but one room has a basin and it wasn't an issue for us. I could see that the place would be ideal for a family with younger children as well and the owners had gone out ogf their way to provide toys, games DVD etc for their use. There was also a nice welcome pack.

The centre of Edinburgh is a medium walk or a bus ride and there are lovely shops restaurants and take aways just around the corner.

I would highly recommend this property to anyone visiting Edinburgh in a group/familywanting a comfortable stay in a spacious well appointed characterful flat.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Caroline & David
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Great family fun

  • 4 of 5

A fantastic place to stay for a group or family and very accommodating for young children. Walking distance to local amenities and even Edinburgh sites. The owners were very helpful and not intrusive. Bedrooms large and spacious, bathroom is large and clean, slightly challenging sharing out amongst large groups but not a major issue. Overall a brilliant holiday home and would love to return

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

The property was in a great location, easy to get into town and around for all main attractions. 1 bathroom was a bit of an issue for 7 adults so perhaps not suitable for a large number unless you're good at holding it ;-) there are a couple of cats that disturbed us in the wee hours so make sure you can lock the cat flap as we failed miserably, sorted eventually. Thanks for a great stay x

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We loved Edinburgh and this property is a great location; very convenient to grocery stores, great take out and to downtown. The apartment is the basement of a very lovely house in a beautiful neighborhood. It is very well equipped and the hosts are very hospitable. A perfect stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and kind words. So pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Convenient and clean house rental

  • 4 of 5

This was an excellent property for my friends and I to rent - enough space for everyone, clean, and near the wedding we would all be attending. The only reason it isn't 5 stars is that we didn't have enough toilet paper or garbage bags supplied, and the alarm system would beep at random intervals. Both minor inconveniences, though. Would recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay and apologies for the alarm beeping, our engineer has now fixed the problem. I'm sorry you ran out of toilet paper and bin bags we just supply one of each as it is a self catering property we assume guests will bring their own groceries etc.. We have taken note and will endeavour to provide more where necessary
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bruntsfield Links
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Haymarket station
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Portobello Beach
Car: not necessary


Portobello which is a suburb of Edinburgh is the nearest beach to visit. The beautiful beach at Yellowcraigs is about a forty minute drive, not far from Gullane.


Edinburgh Airport is only 8 miles away.

Waverley Train Station is only 2.2 miles away with Haymarket Station even closer at only 1.5 miles.

St Andrews Bus Station is 2.6 miles away.

The property is very close to local buses so a car is not essential.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Flexible accommodation with negotiable rates for longer term. Great property for Edinburgh festival. Can also be used for serviced accommodation.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Saturday but can be flexible.

Notes on prices:
Pricing flexible. Price by negotiation on longer term lets.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Bruntsfield Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Spa
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • Bathrooms: 1 bathroom with large bath with shower and separate rainwater style shower and wc
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 - 8 in four bedrooms and a sofa bed in the living room Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed and sink Bedroom 2 with king size bed Bedroom 3 with a single bed Bedroom 4 with cot or folding single bed Double sofa bed in living room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • skiing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The owner is able to facilitate a Temple Spa class for guests. Amenities: Free off-street parking for 1 car and a second by arrangement. Dishwasher, Fridge/Freezer, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Washing Machine. Gas central heating. Internet access, Freeview TV. Outside: Beautiful gardens with a climbing frame. The gardens are very secure and safe for young children. There is a pond on a higher level on a rockery. There are also chickens. They are also shared with the owners of the apartment who themselves have a young family and live in the main house above. Cleaning/Towels/Linen: All bed linen and towels are included. A change of bed linen/towels is also supplied for bookings that exceed one week.

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