Beautiful apartment on grand Georgian street

A quiet, secluded, centrally located two-bedroom apartment (sleeps 1–5) in the beautiful East New Town of Edinburgh, just a few minutes walk from Princes Street and the shops and sights of the city centre and Old Town. This is a peaceful, secluded location right in the heart of Edinburgh's spectacular Georgian architecture.

Key Features

  • 3 star rating3 Star
  • Sleeps up to 5Sleeps up to 5
  • Free Wi-fiFree Wi-fi
  • Lower ground floor (no lift)Lower ground floor (no lift)
  • Electric heatingElectric heating
  • TVTV
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • IronIron
  • Shops within 50 metresShops within 50 metres
  • Linen/towels providedLinen/towels provided
  • Non-smokingNon-smoking
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Cot/Highchair on requestCot/Highchair on request
  • No pets allowedNo pets allowed
  • Washing machineWashing machine

More features

  • FridgeFridge
  • FreezerFreezer
  • ShowerShower

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  • sleeps one to five: two double bedroms plus daybed
  • beautiful Georgian architecture
  • a 3-4 minute walk from the tram stop for a direct link to Edinburgh Airport

This holiday home is a quiet and secluded two-bedroom apartment on the lower ground floor of an architecturally significant building. It is situated in the East New Town with beautiful Georgian architecture. The apartment is within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections. The tram stop for Edinburgh Airport is 3-4 minutes' walk away at York Place.

There are two double bedrooms, and the master bedroom also has a daybed so that the apartment sleeps up to five guests. The living-room has two sofas and a table in the window. The kitchen is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware. The apartment has electric heating and the price of electricity and local taxes is included. For the comfort of future guests, the apartment is non-smoking and pets are not allowed.

Gayfield Square park is just around the corner from Broughton Place

Gayfield Square park is just around the corner from Broughton Place

Broughton Place is a quiet residential street on the eastern fringe of the New Town, and is only a few minutes’ walk from Princes Street and George Street, with their museums, galleries, shops and eating and drinking places. In the immediate neighbourhood, there is an array of small independent shops and bars, cafés and restaurants. The apartment is well placed for the main galleries and museums and is a 10-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley railway station. It’s a short walk to the Royal Mile and the Castle via Leith Street and North Bridge or the New Town and the Mound.

The New Town was laid out in the early eighteenth century and encompasses the geometric streets between Great King Street to the north and Princes Street to the south and Broughton Street to the east and Charlotte Square to the west; it is a complete contrast to the medieval irregularity of the Old Town. The New Town is mainly residential but there are lots of independent shops, galleries, bars and restaurants to discover, especially around Broughton Street, Dundas Street and Thistle Street.

On Queen Street, at the top of Broughton Street, the National Portrait Gallery tells the story of Scotland and her people through a wealth of imagery including portraits of famous historical figures through to more recent pioneers in science, sport and the arts. The Scottish National Gallery on Princes Street holds the national collection of fine art from the early Renaissance to the end of the nineteenth century. The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is a short bus ride away and houses the outstanding national collection of modern and contemporary art. You can also walk to the Gallery of Modern Art via the Water of Leith walkway. The Water of Leith is Edinburgh’s hidden natural asset. Flowing for 24 miles from its source in the Pentland Hills, the river winds its way through the heart of the city to its outflow in Leith. The river can be explored on foot or bike along the Water of Leith Walkway. At the foot of Broughton Street, Mansfield Traquair Centre, a former church, earns its nickname of Edinburgh's Sistine Chapel from its murals by Phoebe Anna Traquair.

Broughton Place is situated in Edinburgh's East Village, the area centred on Broughton Street, one of the city’s most characterful streets, which adjoins Broughton Place. Broughton Street is home to lots of pubs, from the traditional Barony Bar (which hosts regular music nights), Mather’s and the Cask and Barrel, to more trendy options like Treacle and The Street. There is a great selection of independent shops, including Moleta Munro, Life Story, Concrete Wardrobe and Curiouser and Curiouser for design; Coco for handmade chocolate; Joey-D for clothes. If you want to eat out you can chose from cafés like the Broughton Deli and restaurants like L’Escargot Bleu and the Olive Branch. If you want to do your own cooking, Broughton Street has some of the city’s best specialist food shops, including Real Foods (whole food and health shop), Something Fishy (fishmonger), and Crombie’s (butcher).

Turn left at the top of Broughton Street and you’re on colourful Leith Walk, the long avenue that links Edinburgh and the port of Leith: foodie delicatessens rub shoulders with greasy-spoon cafés and you can go from Italy to China in the space of a few blocks. Leith Walk is the umbrella name for a series of differently named streets and terraces. On Elm Row at the top of Leith Walk is Valvona & Crolla, one of Britain's top Italian foodshops. The shopfront boasts 'Founded in 1934, Origins in 1860s', and those years of tradition are evident the minute you step inside: hams hang from the ceiling, floor-to-ceiling shelves strain with Mediterranean delicacies and you can often hear Italian being spoken. The shop is still owned and run by descendants of the Crollas and Valvonas who set it up in the 1930s. The shop also has a café, where you can sample the cuisine of Mary Contini, one of Britain's premiere food writers and chefs. The shop plays a role in the Edinburgh Festival each August, when it becomes a venue for Italian music and drama. The Italian theme continues on Albert Street at the Sicilian Pastry Shop, and further down the Walk are a couple of Chinese supermarkets. The Shore, Leith's waterfront area, once decaying, is now enjoying a renaissance. Many of the old industrial buildings have been converted in to apartments and offices to house a new generation of residents and businesses. There are lots of great places to eat and drink, which come in to their own in the summer, when they spill out in to the streets; you can even eat and drink al fresco.

Getting there

The apartment is about a 3-4 minute walk from the tram stop "York Place" (which runs directly from/to Edinburgh Airport) and a 10-15 minute walk from the main railway station (Waverley Station). We will send you detailed directions before your arrival.

For those arriving by car, there is metered parking on Broughton Place itself, though the maximum parking period is 4 hours. Parking on meters and single-yellow lines is free from 5.30pm to 8.30am; please check on-street signage for exact times of parking restrictions; parking is forbidden at all times on double-yellow lines. Greenside Place NCP Car Park is only a few minutes' walk away on Leith Street.

Edinburgh has an efficient public transport system run by Transport for Edinburgh. Trams and buses run throughout the city from early morning till midnight, after which there is a reduced night service. Transport for Edinburgh's information office is on Waverley Bridge.