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4 bedroom apartment on lower ground floor of Victorian villa

Bedrooms 4
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 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:
March 6, 2018

About Caroline Urch

We've lived in Edinburgh for 15 years, and now have three boys along with our dog, two cats and some hens. 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 Bruntsfield

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.


Bruntsfield Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • 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
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 in four bedrooms 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 a single bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • 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. We also keep hens. The garden is 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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4 bedroom apartment on lower ground floor of Victorian villa
average rating of 4.529412 based on 17 reviews

Apartment did not meet our expectations

  • 2 of 5

According to the description on VRBO (and according to the rental price), we expected a well-kept 4 bedroom apartment in a Victorian house for 8 people to stay (4 adults, 4 children).

We found a rather grubby place with an IKEA kitchen and shaky wooden chairs. There was no table for 8 people to sit and eat. The sofa bed has definately seen better times, sleeping in it was a sheer "zumutung" for the two kids. Needless to say that the bed sheets did not fit. There were 2 bedrooms with twin beds and 2 small rooms with single beds. My bedside light bulb was missing. For some reason, the landlords never showed up. We did not expect high class interior design here, but this kind of "rustic chic" was not apealing at all, and clearly overpriced. I am sorry to say that in the past I had experienced much better rental places on VRBO than this.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm very sorry to hear you felt the apartment was unsuitable. This is the first unhappy review we have had since we started letting the property three years ago. Myself and my housekeeper pride ourselves on the apartment being clean. When you describe the apartment being grubby do you mean the floors in the kitchen and bathroom? These are the original Victorian floors so are nearly 150 years old. We felt it was important to keep them within the property. Usually guests with parties of 8 put the two tables together from the kitchen and dining room. We have ensured that 6 guests can sit round a table to eat as the listing is for 6 - 8 not 8 guests. I'm sorry the bedding did not fit the sofa bed. Did you find the folder in the kitchen with all our contact details including our phone numbers? Usually guests just text or phone us when there is a problem. I'm sorry you were unable to do this. Apologies the bulb was missing in your bedside lamp, this is something we should have checked. There are a supply of light bulbs in the cupboard in the hall along with the other amenities like the ironing board for the apartment. We don't always meet the guests staying in the apartment. We know some guests find it intrusive and we usually try and catch people as they are coming and going to say hello. I'm sorry we didn't meet you, with the school holidays and the Edinburgh festivals I was out about with our children a lot over the days you were here. Regarding the price, August is the most expensive time to visit Edinburgh. I set the prices cheaper than most other apartments for 6-8 people during the festival period. I know the majority of other apartments available during the festival to accommodate 6-8 guests with 3-4 bedrooms charge around fifty percent more for 4 nights. I hope this provides clarity and I'm sorry you didn't find the accommodation suitable for your needs.
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Family friendly stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time at the property which was kitted out with all the necessary and helpful equipment needed for young children. Lovely garden and very helpful being so close to the shops.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent home, great location, and wonderful family.

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely fantastic experience and a wonderful family!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: November 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: August 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: August 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: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bruntsfield Links
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Haymarket station
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

Taxes and fees are additional

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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