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