Spacious and Central Georgian Flat, New Town

Entire home/apt

7 guests

3 bedrooms

4 beds
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About this listing

Our 'A' Listed flat is in the heart of Edinburgh's imposing New Town - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Perfectly located for those who want to explore the various city centre delights. Princes Street is just at the end of the road, George Street is around the corner and Waverley Station is a 10 minute walk away.

Particularly impressive is the enormous south/west-facing living room with a beautiful bow window and distant views of the River Forth.

We look forward to welcoming you!

The space

The flat is in the oldest surviving double-bowed tenement in Edinburgh (built ~1787), and has thus been listed as Category 'A' by Historic Environment Scotland.

In the last few years it has lain empty and neglected before we took it on, so all visits help pay for the renovation to bring it back to its former glory! At the moment visitors will appreciate the layers of history present in the walls, some over-powering hessian-effect wallpaper has been removed to reveal the original haired lime plaster with traces of original paint.

The neo-classical Georgian design speaks of elegance. High ceilings, original panelling, fireplaces and large windows give glimpses of Edinburgh Castle to the south, and the Forth to the north.

Since graduating from my architectural studies in northern Sweden, I've filled the house with some of my favourite pieces of Swedish furniture that I brought back with me. This includes lamps and a 1930s bench sofa/day bed, as well as a classic example of local craftsmanship in the form of a McIntosh dining table and chairs.

This isn't a hotel and we are renovating, so the flat is rough around the edges (what you might call 'characterful'!) The photographs show that everything is clean and bright, but not the newest or snazziest.

Interaction with guests

We're very happy to help guests by recommending places to eat and visit. We are staying on the other side of town while the flat is rented, but will meet you and go through how everything works. Some tips are supplied, along with a map of the city in the flat, but we would be pleased to let you know any new titbits we've picked up, or nice things we can recommend to do.


The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Bed: 4
Check In: 4PM - 8PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 36 / night after 6 guests
Cleaning Fee: 91
Security Deposit: 907
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: 544 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 8PM

We ask guests to be respectful of the neighbours and keep noise down after 10pm.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

46 Reviews

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Joanna User Profile
August 2017
Rafaela's flat was perfect - exactly what my colleagues and I needed for nine days. The location was fantastic - very central but no noise bleed. And Rafaela and her partner were extremely responsive when we had a hot water issue and worked quickly to eat it resolved. I would HIGHLY recommend this location, and hope to stay there again next time I'm in Edinburgh!

Charlene User Profile
July 2017
What a wonderful place!! It was our first time in Edinburgh and this apartment is super convenient and great for dinner and breakfast options. The apartment is beautiful and cosy and very convenient. Close to airport bus and tram. The area is classy but buzzing. A perfect spot for experiencing Edinburgh!

Jenny User Profile
July 2017
best location but the furnitures are too old. There is no hair dryer.

Nola User Profile
May 2017
Great location! Exactly as described.

Josephine User Profile
May 2017
Great central flat to stay in. Rooms large and well equipped Quite lively in the street with bars etc but quiet in the the flat. I would recommend this flat for a stay in Edinburgh.

Kevin User Profile
April 2017
Absolutely loved the charm of this apartment. On a street with options for eating out, and close to a few pubs if that is more of your style. Rafaela's sister met us at the apartment for check-in, and was indeed very helpful with everything. Loved how spacious the flat was, and would definitely stay again!

Gill User Profile
April 2017
Pictures don't convey how spacious & characterful the flat is - just great! Comfortable & well equipped & all sorts of lovely & interesting things to look at. Lovely to sit in the sun in the lounge. Location better than we realised, opposite a deli, short walking distance to great wine shop & restaurants, to Stockbridge & city centre. Just the right distance from the main tourist areas of the Royal Mile etc, Highly recommended!

Scotland, United KingdomJoined in May 2014
Rafaela User Profile

I'm a partner of Meshworks LLP - an Edinburgh based architectural business. We're currently working on some exciting projects including some work for the Edinburgh Student Housing Co-operative. We're inspired by the writings of Christopher Alexander, Tim Ingold and our training in Umea in the north of Sweden.

I'm very lucky to have been brought up in Edinburgh and one of my favourite places to go is Arthur's Seat.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

About the home

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