Drawing Room Mantelpiece
Downton Abbey in the New Town +WiFi

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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About this listing

Step back in time…to 13 foot ceilings, vast sash windows…and polished furniture. This ground floor suite extends to 959 sq ft of generous, comfortable accommodation, enjoying plenty of natural light.

The space

Elegant Large One Bedroom Raised Ground Floor Flat with Secure Entry.

Occupying the principal ground floor rooms of an 1820s townhouse and enjoying plenty of natural light, this outstanding Flat offers generous, comfortable accommodation and is beautifully and thoughtfully presented to include art and antique pieces complementing the elegant Georgian proportions.

The well-regarded, quiet location is ideal for your short stay in Edinburgh, being within easy walking distance of the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street and Waverly Station. Broughton Street, with its specialist traditional butcher and fishmonger, excellent restaurants and other shopping is just two blocks away.

The Flat is grandly proportioned—with a ceiling height of 12 ft 10 inches in the principal rooms and huge windows—and contains furnishings of rare quality yet is also a cosy home with functional, modern bathroom, kitchen, laundry and heating.

**note: Guest reviews below are for my other AirBnB listing in San Francisco, which is for a room + bath. Don't be confused: this Edinburgh listing is for the whole beautiful Flat! Be the first to review here :)

**note: £200 refundable deposit required, payable in accordance with current AirBnB guidelines outside the AirBnB system; please therefore on your initial contact to request or discuss a reservation choose “Yes” when asked if the host can call you about the reservation; this option is presented when contacting a host for the first time via the "Contact Me" button. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you! Peter

Guest access

Guests occupy the entire self-contained apartment.

Interaction with guests

Housekeeper manages listing for owner.

Other things to note

Guests are asked kindly to note that breakfast items are not provided.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: 363
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

This special place is my home. I ask prospective guests—especially if you are a new, un-reviewed AirBnB user—kindly to introduce yourself to me and give some information about your upcoming visit to Edinburgh. As an additional safeguard I ask for a physical damage deposit of £200, refundable at the end of your stay, to be paid to me outside the AirBnB system after confirmation of the booking; please message me if you have any questions about this or any other aspect of making the booking.

There are a couple things to note: there is only one sleeping area in the Flat, the 60" (150cm) wide bed; the antique sofas cannot be used for sleeping and therefore the Flat is rented only to guest parties of 1 or two persons sharing the bed.

The Flat is furnished with antiques which have stood the tests of time. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do and ask you to help me best preserve these pieces in their present condition by observing the following guidelines:
•please use the placemats provided for all plates and glassware; please do not leave cold or iced drinks unattended on polished surfaces even on placemats since the condensation from the cold glass can pool on and spill over the table mat and damage the finish
•sit gently into the seat furniture
•do not move large furniture
•if moving smaller furniture, such as chairs, please be aware the joints are old; also please do not position furniture close to the central heating radiators since the heat will dry out the wood and cause irreparable damage
•do not clean furniture and furnishings; some of the antique items need to be cleaned in specific ways and the housekeeper will take care of everything on her weekly visits and after the end of your stay
•go easy on cleaning/tidying up at the end of your stay; we understand you like to leave a place as you found it but this is not expected by the housekeeper and is not required for your deposit return; our experience is that a hurried clean by a guest just before leaving is not helpful to us

You are also asked to observe the guidelines for use of the central heating.

Thank you and have a wonderful stay!



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.

4 nights minimum stay

13 Reviews

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Kevin User Profile
June 2017
A remarkable opportunity to live a while in one of the most beautiful and intact historic architectural environments in the world. New Town is blessedly detached from the Edinburgh Castle/Royal Mile tourist track. Neoclassical townhouses, parks and, just a bit south, the lively village of Stockbridge (plus the Royal Botanical Garden). A great escape!

Joao Ricardo User Profile
May 2017
I had a great stay at Peter's flat. During the booking phase I was a bit concerned about the safety deposit required by Peter but he explained the reasons of not doing it through AirBnB system and it all worked very well. Communication was always clear and detailed. The flat is well located, not in the busy center but close enough to reach all the relevant places on foot. It is quiet, spacious and nicely furnished with antiques, very clean and organized and we were well received by Anna, who gave us all the necessary instructions. As the only negative aspect, we had some issues with the boiler - hot water was not stable - but overall the experience was very good.

Laura User Profile
April 2017
I spent five weeks in Peter's flat and it was perfect for me. The location in New Town is great, just a quick 10-15 min walk to Princes St and the area itself is lovely. Most importantly, the flat is very clean, quiet, the bed is comfortable, and the shower has lots of hot water. Peter was great at touching base with me regularly and also answered any additional questions I had. Anna met me when I first arrived, again communicated with me regularly, and was terrific during my stay. Highly recommend Peter's flat for an enjoyable stay!

Rowan User Profile
June 2016
The host canceled this reservation 22 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Luis User Profile
June 2016
I think staying in Peter´s house is the best thing to do if you want to have a full experience in Edinburgh! The apartment is fantastic, every detail has been taken into account, and you find there all the commodities needed to make your stay super comfortable. Also, Peter is quite an attentive host, as he was during the four days asking us if everything was alright, and offering us his help (due to we had some problems with the heating system, but fortunately everything was quickly solved). Also, the location of his place is quite convenient, as it is placed in a really quiet street just 15 minutes far from the Royal Mile. In conclusion, I definitely recommend this house to everyone, as it will make your days in Edinburgh a truly unforgettable experience!

Julie User Profile
June 2016
Communication with Peter was excellent and we were met at the apartment by the housekeeper who gave us all the necessary information and showed us around. Great location and we enjoyed our stay veet much.

Victoria User Profile
April 2016
Amazing, spacious and super well located flat in Edinburgh's New Town. I really enjoyed my stay at Peter's beautifully decorated flat. The kitchen is well equipped, the bathroom is modern and the lounge is very spacious - the high ceilings add to the flats period charm. Peter was very easy to communicate with and I was met at the flat by Anna, his housekeeper, and showed around and how things worked. I highly recommend this flat for your stay in Edinburgh!

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I'm a marriage and family therapist and educator currently writing a book about psychotherapy. I'm equally at home in Palma de Mallorca, Edinburgh, San Francisco and London. My main listing on AirBnB is the self-contained Georgian Flat in Edinburgh's New Town. I value tangible links with the past and have enjoyed myself furnishing it with period items so as to step back in time…

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