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Beautiful Old Merchant's House in Historic Central Edinburgh in Edinburgh

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Our Gayfield Square apartment is our fabulous two bedroom property situated in a fantastic position, right in the heart of our wonderful historic city. In fact you couldn't get better - the apartment is located on a beautiful leafy square in the elegant Georgian New Town. Residential and quiet, yet just a few minutes walk (about seven) from the hustle and bustle of Princes Street and George Street and from there easily accessible to the castle and Royal Mile. Moreover, we're just round the corner from the funky Broughton Street area with its great selection of restaurants, cafes and bars as well as some lovely 'local' and quirky shops (the best butcher in town, great health food store and fishmonger to name a few!)

The apartment is typical in design for its era, dating back to 1820 (yes, 1820!) and built with the grandeur that represents Georgian architecture in its prime. It's also quite a one off with its own private entrance, private front garden and back patio (very unusual for a property in such a central location of Edinburgh). The entire apartment is on the ground floor with only one step up into the front garden so is very accessible for those who have difficulty in managing stairs.

Interior style is sophisticated, contemporary and calming with a lovely blend of old and new.

The main sitting room is a very spacious 16 x 13 feet with beautiful working fireplace (living flame gas fire), ornate cornice work and double windows with views to the front gardens and square beyond. Furniture comprises a comfortable sofa and contemporary Barcelona chair both in white leather as well as two antique gilt chairs upholstered in a bold print motif. Original art pieces hang on the walls throughout the property.

The bedrooms are quietly located with cosy European king sized leather bed in one and white wooden Georgian style bed in the other, again European king sized. Wall coverings are in calming taupe and pale mocca colours.

One bedroom is serviced by an en suite shower room with walk in shower with chocolate leather effect tiling. The other is serviced by the main bathroom with corner bath and shower.

The kitchen is fully equipped - a large range cooker/oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer - a great cook's kitchen as well as being a very sociable space to sit round the large black granite kitchen table whilst you eat or watch the cook at work! French windows from the kitchen open up to the back patio/sitting area.

We also supply a complete pack in the apartment which will guide you through how to use everything and also a great guide to our favourite restaurants, cafes, shops and top tips on things not to miss out on while you're visiting. Wifi internet access is available throughout the apartment.

We think we've created the ideal retreat to explore our wonderful city- we really hope you'll agree if you come and stay with us!

Keywords: Historic, Apartment, flat

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Last modified on 07-28-2014 at 11:56 AM.

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Robin Jack +44 131 554 4944

apartment rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • apartment
    • floor 0
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Theme
    • family
    • historic
    • romantic
    • tourist attractions
  • General
    • linens provided
    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
    • gas fireplace
    • broadband access
    • wireless internet
      • Free wifi internet access throughout the apartment.
    • telephone
    • internet
    • heating
      • Controllable central heating thoughout.
    • living room
    • iron & board
  • Kitchen
    • kitchen
    • stove
      • The stove is gas operated and has 5 burners.
    • oven
      • The oven/stove is a large range type model with double fan electric ovens.
    • coffee maker
      • The apartment has an espresso machine as well as a french press coffee maker.
    • toaster
    • microwave
    • cooking utensils
    • refrigerator
    • dishwasher
    • catering available
      • We can supply a welcome hamper to your specifications on arrival should you require this- cost will be confirmed on confirmaiton of your hamper requirements.
  • Dining
    • dining area
    • dining
      • The dining area is situated in the kitchen diner and consists of a large granite table to seat 4.
  • Bathrooms
    • 2 bathrooms
    • bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower
    • bathroom 2: toilet, shower
      • 2
  • Bedrooms
    • 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4, beds for 2-4
    • bedroom 1: 1 queen, The bed is a european king sized, 5 feet wide bed.
    • bedroom 2: 1 queen, The bed is a European king size, 5 feet wide bed.
      • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Entertainment
    • television
      • Large flatscreen.
    • games
    • books
    • stereo
    • dvd player
    • cd player
    • satellite / cable
  • Outside
    • lanai / gazebo
    • deck / patio
  • Suitability
    • non smoking only
    • children welcome
    • wheelchair accessible
      • There is one step into the garden of the property from the street and then one small step at the front door- otherwise the apartment is ground floor throughout and easily accessible.
    • pets considered
      • We are happy to accept well behaved pets although we do ask that you refrain from allowing your pet to go to the toilet in the front garden since we have had the grass damaged in the past. The grassy square is only a 20 yard walk from the front gate!

activities and attractions in Edinburgh Scotland

  • Attractions
    • restaurants
    • cinemas
    • museums
    • health/beauty spa
  • Leisure Activities
    • shopping
    • sight seeing
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • swimming

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  • 2nd phone +44 7946 351 891 (United Kingdom)

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vacation rental rates


Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
GBP

Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Commonwealth Games
Jul 23 2014 - Jul 31 2014
£ 225
3 nights
 
 
Festival 2014
Aug 1 2014 - Aug 25 2014
£ 250
7 nights
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 26 2014 - Sep 22 2014
£ 210
3 nights
 
 
Ryder Cup
Sep 23 2014 - Sep 28 2014
£ 250
6 nights
 
 
Christmas 2014
Dec 22 2014 - Dec 27 2014
£ 210
6 nights
 
 
New Year 2014
Dec 28 2014 - Jan 3 2015
£ 250
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
£ 185
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £20
We take credit card details to hold your reservation as security only. Payment is normally made on arrival in pounds sterling-cash or cheque. Alternatively you may also arrange a BACS bank transfer in advance of arrival, although please be aware that there may be a small charge from your bank for this service.
Rates are displayed as a guide and based on a 7 nights stay and occupancy at 4 people. We may be able to discount against this during quieter periods and if there are less people staying. Please also note that for shorter stays than 7 nights, we may have to charge a small premium. Please enquire with your exact requirements and we will endeavour to accommodate with our best offer.

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traveler reviews for this edinburgh apartment rental

We loved this apartment!

Review submitted: June 17, 2014   Date of arrival: May 27, 2014

My husband and I along with another American couple started our Scotland adventure with 4 nights here and it was exactly as pictured on the website, very clean, comfortable and conveniently located. We all agreed that it was a perfect choice. We were able to relax in the beautiful living room each evening and eat breakfast and plan our day in the spacious kitchen. Everything we needed was provided for us, just like a luxury hotel. The neighborhood was quiet, safe and there are many nice restaurants on the next block. The owner was nice and helpful and even mailed to me an item I inadvertently left behind. Thank you, Robin!

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thanks once again for staying and I'm so glad you thought the apartment was the perfect base for your Edinburgh trip! I'm glad that the scarf arrived safely! Hope to see you with us again.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

PERFECT

Review submitted: June 16, 2014   Date of arrival: June 12, 2014

Fabulous two-bedroom house with patio in quiet area near to restaurants, and shops. Spacious and family friendly. Owner Robin very helpful and accommodating. Would definitely book again.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thanks so much for staying with us. It was lovely to meet you and hope to be able to see you with us again.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

The perfect place to stay

Review submitted: May 7, 2014   Date of arrival: April 9, 2014

We have just completed four weeks at this flat and it was perfect. The flat itself is better than the photo's, and with all of the amenities, and storage space, that you might want. It is very well maintained and the owner, Robin, insures it stays that way. Robin, himself, is a reason to stay here. He is concerned about your stay being just right and very knowledgeable about the area. 
The neighborhood is great with all of the shops and restaurants you might need or want within a 5 or 10 minute walk. In spite of the quiet, and very safe feeling neighborhood, you are only a 10 minute walk to the tourist areas.
All in all, a terrific place to stay, which we will do again.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, sight seeing, tourists without a car

Helpful votes: 2 / 4

 

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This vacation rental has been listed since 11/26/2007.