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Beautiful Old Merchant's House in Historic Central Edinburgh

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Jul 21, 2016
Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

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

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Hi- I'm Robin (pictured here with my best friend, Vera, my miniature schnoodle). I've lived in Edinburgh for more than 20 years, having moved here to study and then working in marketing for a number of years before buying a guest house and rental apartments. My Gayfield Square apartment is my pride and joy!- having bought it and renovated it to the style and standard it is today- I'm sure you'll love staying there!

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Speaks: english

35 Reviews

5
based on 35 traveler reviews

Spokane, Washington
5

Wonderful townhouse right near all of the attractions

  • 5 of 5

Robin was a tremendous host. The place was clean and two blocks from the Conan Doyle, a couple more blocks to the Royal Mile - yet in a secluded square just off the busy street. Restaurants up on the corner, spring was everywhere - be sure and get to the Royal Botanical Garden! We had a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much and I am so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. Best wishes, Robin.
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Spokane, Washington
5

Wonderful stay in the heart of Edinburgh!

  • 5 of 5

We got here on Tuesday and Robin, our host, was here waiting to welcome us. The place is just as advertised - within walking distance of Princess Street and the Arthur Conan Doyle statue. Everything was neat and tidy, very roomy. I give it 5 stars without hesitation.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you had a lovely stay with us and hope to be able to welcome you back again! All best wishes, Robin.
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5

Fabulous and just like the photos!

  • 5 of 5

When searching for a property for a long weekend stay in Edinburgh with a pal, I chose this property as it looked so beautiful and seemed to be nice and central.... I love the Georgian style so it all seemed perfect. And it was!! The front room looked exactly as I imagined it would, and the first morning looking out with snow falling it felt idyllic. Everything was lovely, I can't really find any fault, it had everything we needed and was very comfortable, both my pal and I had a bathroom each to go with the 2 bedrooms so all in all, super.

The owner had left us a bottle of wine too which was a lovely touch..... if I have one comment it would just be that tea bags and milk would have been a fabulous touch too, only because we hadn't remembered when we got off the train! But not a biggie really.... my only downside to the weekend was a broken foot on the Sunday - nothing to do with the house though, just my own silly fault!! I would definitely recommend this property and I would definitely try and book it again when I next go to Edinburgh.....

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful flat on a lovely square in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This flat was spacious, comfortable and welcoming. There was plenty of space to unpack belongings so that we truly felt at home. The house sits on a lovely square that was the original botanic garden in Edinburgh. It was perfect for four adults. The location is wonderful - walking distance to cafes, pubs and theater, with buses at the end of the street with easy access to Old Town and Leith Walk. We loved coming back here after a long day. Robin was a gracious host - leaving us a bottle of wine and a binder filled with good suggestions for dining and other activities. I highly recommend this flat to a family of four or two couples traveling together. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London
5

Perfect Pad, Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

The flat was just perfect, the pictures are spot on, the flat is just as advertised. And warm and welcoming on a chilly January night. It was clean and well kept, the beds were super comfortable with sumptuous linens and there was loads of space to stash all your belongings in the built in cupboards. The booking experience and all contact with the owner was a breeze, and the information folder made all things easy. I would highly recommend this property to anyone. I would definitely stay here again. The square is quiet, but it's just off a main road, so easy to get cabs and buses. It's about 20 mins walks to the old town. And it looked like there was a lot of exploring to be done in the immediate vercinity, but we just didn't get the time. There's a great place for breakfast about 3 minutes walk away called Valvona & Crolla, there's a cafe at the back of the Deli, the full Scottish breakfast was amazing. Stay here! It's a winner.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much and so glad that you enjoyed staying at the apartment. Hope to be able to welcome you with us again soon!
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5

Wonderful Location for Exploring Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this apartment in July and it was an excellent choice. It is the perfect location for whatever you want to do in Edinburgh. The down town and many of the tourist sights are an easy walk from the apartment and there are lots of pubs and restaurants in the immediate area. The apartment is located in a square, off the main street so it is quiet yet convenient for the things you want to do. The information book supplied by Robin has an excellent review of the various pubs, cafes and restaurants in the area. We were two couples traveling together and the apartment had everything we needed including two separate bathrooms which made it easier to get ready for our busy days. We would certainly stay again if we are in the area and would recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay in central Edinburgh.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Gayfield Square and it suited you so well. Hope to be able to accommodate you in the future!
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Location

From the Owner

Edinburgh is a fantastic city- historical, vibrant and sophisticated. The apartment is located in one of the most beautiful and central parts of town, the Georgian New town. Built around the 1800s the architecture of this area is beautiful and grand, yet the apartment is only a short walk from the bustling centre of town, all the attractions and some great places to eat and drink.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Edinburgh Airport at 11 Miles Nearest Train : Edinburgh Waverley Station at 0.3 Miles Nearest Beach : Portobello at 5 Miles Car: not necessary

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Summer 2016 2
Jun 27 2016 - Jul 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$255
 
 
Pre Festival 2016
Jul 28 2016 - Aug 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$294
 
 
Festival 2016
Aug 5 2016 - Aug 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$340
 
 
Late Summer 2016
Aug 30 2016 - Oct 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Autumn 2016
Oct 2 2016 - Dec 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
$242
 
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 20 2016 - Dec 25 2016
5 night minimum stay
$294
 
 
New Year 2016
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$340
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$229
 
 
Rugby Soc v Ire
Feb 2 2017 - Feb 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Winter 2017/2
Feb 6 2017 - Feb 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$229
 
 
Ruby Scot v Wales
Feb 23 2017 - Feb 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Winter 2017/3
Feb 27 2017 - Mar 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$229
 
 
Rugby Soc v Itlay
Mar 16 2017 - Mar 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
spring 2017
Mar 20 2017 - Apr 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$242
 
 
Easter 2017
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
spring 2017/2
Apr 18 2017 - Apr 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$242
 
 
May Bank Holiday
Apr 28 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Spring 2017/3
May 1 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$255
 
 
Edinburgh Marathon
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$294
 
 
Early Summer 2017
May 29 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$255
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Festival 2017
Aug 3 2017 - Aug 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$360
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$242
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $26

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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Amenities

From the Owner

Culture, art, history and a lovely quiet- you'll live on a wide leafy square inhabited by locals which is a stones throw from the bustling Broughton Street area with its great cafes, restaurants and local shops (a great butcher and fishmonger are just round the corner). And only a 7 minute walk from Princes Street too!

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...

Kitchen

  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Attractions

  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • shopping
  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

  • fitness center

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • 2

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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)

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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