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Stylishly furnished central one-bedroom apartment on the Royal Mile

A very stylishly furnished, centrally located one-bedroom apartment (sleeps 1–3) on the Royal Mile with Juliet balcony and within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections.

Key Features

  • 4 star rating4 Star
  • Sleeps up to 3Sleeps up to 3
  • Free Wi-fiFree Wi-fi
  • First floor (no lift)First floor (no lift)
  • Gas central heatingGas central heating
  • FreeviewFreeview
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • IronIron
  • Shops within 50 metresShops within 50 metres
  • Linen/towels providedLinen/towels provided
  • Non-smokingNon-smoking
  • Not suitable for childrenNot suitable for children
  • No pets allowedNo pets allowed
  • Tumble dryerTumble dryer
  • Washing machineWashing machine

More features

  • FridgeFridge
  • ShowerShower

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Living-room (with dining table and sofabed)

Living-room (with dining table and sofabed)

 

  • sleeps one to three
  • standard-size double bed and sofabed
  • living room with Juliet balcony overlooking the Royal Mile
  • separate kitchen
  • shower-room
  • excellent central location on the Royal Mile
  • free access to the gym, pool, sauna and steam room of the MacDonald Hotel, a short walk away

This holiday home is a comfortable and very stylish one-bedroom apartment on the first floor. It has a Juliet balcony in the sunny living room, which overlooks 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.

The living room is light and airy with a comfortable sofa, which unfolds into a sofabed to sleep a 2nd or 3rd guest. There is also a small dining table, and 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, cooker and microwave. There is a standard-size double bed in the bedroom,  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.

Guests also have free access to the gym, pool, sauna and steam room of the MacDonald Hotel, which is 3-4 minutes walk from the apartment.

The Palace of Holyrood House is a few steps away

The Palace of Holyrood House is a few steps away

This apartment is situated on the Canongate, on the Royal Mile, in the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town. Clarinda's Tearoom, next door to Canongate 71, is one of Edinburgh's oldest established cafes. We hope that you'll love its quaint decor and delicious home baking (scones, cakes, sandwiches). Clarinda was a pseudonym of Agnes McElhose (also Agnes Craig, or Nancy to her friends), a patron and romantic friend of Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet. She is the Nancy immortalized in Burns song 'Ae Fond Kiss' and her life story is no less fascinating than that of her poet lover.

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 (one block away from 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.

  • “Wow! This apartment is just amazing!! The location is fantastic and perfect for walking the royal mile, visiting Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle and Arthur's Seat. Plenty of lovely restaurants and shops within walking distance and ideal for Waverley Station and Bus Terminus. The apartment itself is stunning, it feels very luxurious and we felt extremely relaxed after our weekend in Edinburgh. The hosts were great: really quick to communicate with us.”
    S&D, Slapton, England English flag
  • “We had an incredible stay. Thank you so much for making us feel so welcome in this gorgeous little home from home. Perfectly situated on the Royal Mile but away from the noise. We will definitely be recommending this place, it was perfect.”
    E&D, Makeni, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone flag
  • “Très bon accueil de notre hôte (son mari car nous avons eu du retard sur le vol), chaleureux, nous a donné toutes les informations demandées, nous a conduit au spa pour faire les cartes d'accès (endroit super pour se relaxer ou faire du sport en fin de journée; vraiment un plus inhabituel dont nous avons pu profiter gracieusement). L'appartement est très bien chauffé, neuf, bien décoré, pratique avec un accès facile en bus (le n°35 est quasiment devant la porte). La cuisine est très bien équipée. un pub est voisin de l'appartement situé en premier étage. La literie ferme est très bien aussi. Enfin, un petit supermarché Tesco est proche pour faire des courses et si l'on préfère acheter de meilleurs produits alimentaires bio, à côté , il y a un traiteur (dont je n'ai pas retenu le nom).”
    E & co, Paris, France French flag
  • “Absolutely beautiful apartment, with a great location! Would definitely go back again.”
    C & co, Swindon, England English flag
  • “Great, cosy apartment, perfect for a short stay.”
    L & co, London, UK UK flag