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Comfortable and central two-bedroom apartment on the Royal Mile

A comfortable, centrally located two-bedroom apartment (sleeps 1–4) on the Royal Mile, within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections.

Key Features

  • 3 star rating3 Star
  • Sleeps up to 4Sleeps up to 4
  • Free Wi-fiFree Wi-fi
  • First floor (no lift)First floor (no lift)
  • Gas central heatingGas central 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
  • Shared courtyardShared courtyard
  • BalconyBalcony
  • Washing machineWashing machine
  • Electric cookerElectric cooker

More features

  • Shaver pointShaver point
  • FridgeFridge
  • FreezerFreezer
  • RadioRadio
  • ShowerShower
  • MicrowaveMicrowave

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The living room has two sofas and a TV, plus dining area

The living room has two sofas and a TV, plus dining area

 

  • sleeps one to four: standard-size double bed in bedroom 1 and two single beds in bedroom 2
  • dining area with Juliet balcony overlooking leafy Chessel's Court
  • living room with dining area, separate kitchen, shower-room
  • excellent central location set back from the bustling the Royal Mile

This holiday home is a comfortable two-bedroom apartment on the first floor of modern building overlooking Chessel's Court, just off the Canongate (Royal Mile) in the centre of Edinburgh. The apartment is within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections.

With a Juliet balcony beside the dining area, the living room is light and looks out on to leafy Chessel's Court, which is set back from the bustling Canongate. There are two sofas with TV and a dining area. The kitchen is separate from the living room. The kitchen is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, as well as a washing machine, fridge, freezer, cooker and microwave. There is a double bed in bedroom 1, two single beds in bedroom 2 (this can be set up to be one single bed if required),  and a shower room (no bathtub).

The apartment has gas central heating. The price of gas, electricity and local taxes is included. For the comfort of future guests, the apartment is non-smoking and pets are not allowed.

The Royal Mile, looking up towards Jeffrey Street / St Mary's Street

The Royal Mile, looking up towards Jeffrey Street / St Mary's Street

This apartment is situated just off the Canongate (Royal Mile) with a leafy outlook to Chessel's Court, in the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town. The Royal Mile, the backbone of medieval Edinburgh, connects Edinburgh Castle at one end with the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Parliament at the other. Edinburgh's main visitor attractions are on your doorstep and the neighbourhood is full of attractive independent shops and restaurants, bars and cafés to suit all budgets, from cheap and cheerful pizzerias to fine dining establishments. The Hub (the official centre for the Edinburgh International Festival) and the Festival Fringe office are on the Royal Mile, and you can easily walk to many of the Festival venues. You are also ideally placed to enjoy the Christmas and Hogmanay/New Year festivities.

The Canongate was a separate burgh from Edinburgh for over 700 years, taking its name from the canons (priests) of Holyrood Abbey. As it was near the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the area developed as the court quarter and many fine residences for aristocratic families were built there. One of these, Queensberry House, now forms part of the Scottish Parliament building. Queensberry House was bought in 1686 by the father of the 2nd Duke of Queensberry, whose eldest son, the mad Lord James Douglas, escaped from confinement one night in 1701 and murdered a kitchen-boy – the very night that his father was signing the Act of Union that dissolved the Scots Parliament and put Scotland under English rule. You can find out more about Edinburgh's grisly past on the guided tours that leave from the Royal Mile. See for example Mercat Tours, Witchery Tours and Mary King's Close.

Getting there

The apartment is approximately 10-15 minutes' walk from both the Airport Express Bus Terminus and the main railway station: Edinburgh Waverley Station. There is also a tram service from Edinburgh Airport to the city centre. Bus number 35 runs directly from the Royal Mile from/to the airport; it takes longer than the express bus, but can be convenient as a door-to-door service. Taxis can be hailed throughout the city centre. We will send you detailed directions before your arrival.

For those arriving by car, there is metered parking on Holyrood Road (at the back of the apartment), though the maximum parking period is 2 hours. Parking on meters and single-yellow lines is free from 6.30pm to 7.30am; please check on-street signage for exact times of parking restrictions; parking is forbidden at all times on double-yellow lines. St John's Hill Car Park is on the next corner at Holyrood Road. Click on this website  and you can search for “Edinburgh St Johns Hill”.

All tenement apartments in Edinburgh are accessed by shared stairways, which tend to be functional more than luxurious. The apartment is on the first floor.

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. Lothian Regional Transport's information office is on Waverley Bridge.

  • “Tolle Ferienwohnung: Wunderschöne Ferienwohnung im Herzen von Edinburgh. Voll ausgestattet, sauber und ordentlich. Beste Lage an der Royal Mile, alles, inklusive Busse und Bahnen, bequem zu Fuss erreichbar! Sehr freundlicher und zuvorkommender Vermieter! Sehr zu empfehlen!”
    BL & co, Germany German flag
  • “A very cute flat in a very nice area . Edinburgh is an amazing city and the flat is situated in a good area. You can visit a lot of places on foot. The house has everything you need. I would highly recommend this place.”
    PG & family, Barcelona, Catalonia Catalonian flag
  • “Nuestra estancia en el apartamento ha sido fabulosa. Estuvimos un grupo de cuatro amigos durante seis días y el piso tenía todas las comodidades necesarias para esta muy a gusto. Además, el piso está muy bien situado, en el centro histórico de Edimburgo. Puedes ir andando a la mayoría de las visitas turísticas y monumentos. Recomiendo este apartamento a todo el que quiera viajar a Edimburgo, especialmente si es un grupo de cuatro personas.”
    MC & friends, Almeria, Spain Spanish flag
  • “Everything was we expected from the description of the flat. Clean and well equipped and the owner was very helpful and kind to meet us around midnight when we arrived by having some goods in the refrigerator. Location is perfect.”
    Þóroddur, Reykyavik, Ireland Icelandic flag
  • “Ótima localização, na Canongate/Royal Miles. A 5 minutos a pé da Wawerly Station , museus, lojas, supermercados, restaurantes e pubs. Apartamento no 1ºandar, confortável, todos os ambientes com ventilação externa, bem ensolarado e iluminado. Bem equipado. enxoval e eletrodomésticos. O proprietário, é muito atencioso. Recomendo.”
    GV & family, Punta del Este, Uruguay Flag of Uruguay
  • “We had a lovely stay in Edinburgh for Hogmanay. The owner was a lovely host. So friendly, helpful and welcoming. He was really easy to communicate with, before, during and after our stay. Would highly recommend staying in this 'home away from home'. We can't wait to go back! The location is fantastic. Can get anywhere around town. We could walk everywhere from here and 5 mins from train station - perfect! Couldn't fault this place. Everything was great.”
    Brooke, Wellington, New Zealand New Zealand flag
  • “Perfect located apartment. Everything was clean and neat. Perfect spot.”
    Michael, USA American flag
  • “A wonderful stay in Edinburgh. Perfect location for the fringe, others were very jealous! One of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in, and the welcome supplies on arrival were the icing on the cake!”
    Dan, London, UK UK flag
  • “The owner was very friendly, helpful and full of energy ... The apartment was very nice and had everything we needed for our 4-day stay. The location was great, especially for during the festival, as it is close to the activity, but not noisy from it. We really enjoyed our stay.”
    Wendy, Mill Valley, CA, USA American flag