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Georgian splendour in central location in the West End

Centrally located two-bedroom apartment (sleeps 1–4) in a quiet crescent in the West End, just a few minutes' walk from Princes Street and the shops and sights of the city centre and Old Town. This apartment is very close to the tram stop for Edinburgh airport. This is a peaceful location in the heart of Edinburgh's spectacular West End architecture. The apartment has a leafy outlook across to the central private gardens of Drumsheugh.

Key Features

  • 4 star rating4 Star
  • Sleeps up to 4Sleeps up to 4
  • Free Wi-fiFree Wi-fi
  • Third floor (no lift)Third floor (no lift)
  • Gas central heatingGas central heating
  • TVTV
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • IronIron
  • Shops within 100 metresShops within 100 metres
  • Linen/towels providedLinen/towels provided
  • Non-smokingNon-smoking
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Cot/Highchair on requestCot/Highchair on request
  • No pets allowedNo pets allowed
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Washing machineWashing machine

More features

  • FridgeFridge
  • FreezerFreezer
  • MicrowaveMicrowave

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The living room

The living room

 

  • sleeps one to four: two double bedroms
  • beautiful West End architecture
  • centrally located street
  • very close to a range of independent shops on and around William Street
  • short walk to Princes Street
  • spacious accommodation
  • quiet yet central location

This holiday home is a quiet and secluded two-bedroom apartment on the third (top) floor of an architecturally significant building. The street is one of the grandest crescents in the West End. 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 a short walk away at the West End/Princes Street tram stop.

There is a large living room with a large sofa and easy chairs, and the two windows look out over the street to the gardens. The kitchen is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware and has a large dining table. The kitchen/dining-room has great open views across the city to the Firth of Forth river estuary. Bedroom one has a king-size double bed with views to the leafy gardens. At the back of the apartment is the second bedroom with two single beds, and this also has open views across the city to the river. The bathroom has a bathtub with shower over. The apartment has gas central 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.

The apartment is on the third floor: there are stairs in the main stairwell to the second floor, and then an internal flight of stairs to reach the apartment on the third floor.

Haymarket railway station has excellent connections for day trips to Glasgow, Stirling Castle, and the coast for walks, etc. Haymarket tram stop gives direct access to Edinburgh Airport, and also to the East End and onwards by bus to Leith and other parts of the city

Haymarket railway station has excellent connections for day trips to Glasgow, Stirling Castle, and the coast for walks, etc. Haymarket tram stop gives direct access to Edinburgh Airport, and also to the East End and onwards by bus to Leith and other parts of the city

Drumsheugh (pronounced drum-shooch, with the ch as in the Scots pronunciation of loch) Gardens is situated in Edinburgh's leafy West End. The West End has an array of small independent shops, and Princes Street, the New Town and the Old Town are all just a short walk away. It is well placed for the main galleries and museums and is a 5-minute walk from Edinburgh Haymarket railway station and tram stop. It’s a short and pleasant walk to the Royal Mile and the Castle via Princes Street Gardens, Lothian Road and the Grassmarket, or the Mound.

Drumsheugh Gardens takes its name from Drumsheugh House, home of the Earl of Murray, which stood nearby in what is now Randolph Crescent and which was demolished in 1822. It’s a quiet residential street in the area known as the West End, which lies on the western fringe of the New Town, and is only a few minutes’ walk from Princes Street and George Street, with their shops and eating and drinking places. 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 Dundas Street, Thistle Street and Broughton Street. Charming William Street, between Drumsheugh Gardens and Shandwick Place, is well known for its specialist shops and popular pubs, and the adjoining area of Stockbridge is a pretty neighbourhood with a boho atmosphere and a unique range of one-off shops, bars, cafes and restaurants and a weekly market every Sunday. The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is a few minutes’ walk away and houses the outstanding national collection of modern and contemporary art, from the beginning of the twentieth century and post-war, including Matisse, Picasso, Francis Bacon, David Hockney, Andy Warhol, Lucian Freud, Antony Gormley, Gilbert & George, Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. The other National Galleries are also very close; these galleries are the Scottish National Gallery, which holds the national collection of fine art from the early Renaissance to the end of the nineteenth century, including masterpieces from Raphael, El Greco, Velázquez, Rubens, Van Gogh, Monet, Cézanne, Degas and Gauguin, and the National Portrait Gallery, which tells the story of Scotland and her people through a wealth of imagery including portraits of famous historical figures such as Mary, Queen of Scots, Prince Charles Edward Stuart and Robert Burns, through to more recent pioneers in science, sport and the arts. The Water of Leith with its sculptures by Anthony Gormley is a pleasant place to walk.

Princes Street has mostly high-street brand names, whereas George Street and Multrees Walk (across St Andrew Square from George Street) offer a more upmarket retail experience. St John’s churchyard, at the junction of Lothian Road and Princes Street, is home to the annual Festival West End Craft, Art and Design Fair.

Getting there

The apartment is about a 5-minute walk from the tram stop "West End / Princes Street" (which runs directly from/to Edinburgh Airport) and a 20-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 Drumsheugh Gardens and surrounding streets, 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.

All tenement apartments in Edinburgh are accessed by shared stairways, which tend to be functional more than luxurious, although the entry-phone system ensures the security of the stairway.

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.

  • “Overall fantastic: A spacious, bright and exquisitely decorated apartment that has everything you need. There is a fantastically equipped kitchen, a [utility room with washing machine], lots of storage space to organise yourself if you plan for a longer stay, a wonderful living room for relaxing after those long days of exploring the city, and two separate bedrooms. Public transport is easily accessible either tram/bus/rail - all within walking distance and getting to the apartment from the airport via tram is very easy and only around 20 minutes. The neighbourhood seemed very safe at night time for a female solo traveller and there are also bars, restaurants, shops close by. All main tourist attractions are within a short walking distance or can be reached from the bus stop near the apartment. I enjoyed the fact that the surroundings of the apartment were quiet. Check out the "Water of Leith walkway", a great walk that starts 5 minutes away from the apartment near the bridge you see from the kitchen window ... Communication with Martin was fantastic as he made sure I was happy during the entire stay. Thanks a lot again. Big thumbs up!”
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  • “Beautiful, quiet neighborhood: We loved our stay in this flat. The neighborhood is all you could want: quiet, beautiful, comfortable. It's a comfortable five-minute walk to Princes Street where you can find a ton of great shopping and ambiance. M+S and Sainburys are on the far end of Princes Street, and there is a tiny corner market closer to the flat ... The view from the kitchen table was the biggest surprise! I'll leave it to you to discover. Waverly Station is on the opposite end of Princes Street. You'll want to Uber or taxi to the flat if you have bags [or you can use Haymarket Station, which is closer, if your train stops there]. Easily done. In terms of accommodations: the beds are comfortable, the decor is modern and lovely, the kitchen is truly fully stocked [with utensils, cooking implements, etc.] (We love to cook and did so quite comfortably), the wifi works perfectly, and the bathroom is lovely. The flat is on the third floor (second Euro) [no lift] ... This is one of our very favorite flats, and we'll definitely consider staying here again.”
    RS & family, Kansas, USA American flag
  • “The view was amazing! Location is very central, the apartment is located in West End, five minutes walk to city centre. Spaceous and stylish, would diffently stay again.”
    SY & co, Oslo, Norway Norwegian flag
  • “Beautiful Edinburgh apartment: We would definitely return to Drumsheugh Gardens. It is very comfortable and stylish. It has excellent facilities and the most amazing views across the city. It is very close to Princes Street (Tesco Local & M&S Food) and so very convenient but it is located in a lovely quiet square and so it feels like it is a world away from the hustle & bustle of the city. Very clean and well maintained. It is on the top floor so you need to be happy about going up the stairs and there is only one (stunning) bathroom, so some family negotiating required for that. This didn’t cause us a problem. Laundry room was very useful. Martin at Vacation Rentals Scotland, was also extremely helpful and efficient.”
    NH & PH, Witney, Oxfordshire, England English flag
  • “Short city stay in Edinburgh: The property in Drumsheugh Gardens is a spacious, airy and light-filled apartment with far-reaching views at the rear over The Water of Leith, Stockbridge and out to the Firth of Forth. At the front, the prospect over the private gardens is equally pleasing. The property is well furnished, very quiet and very well placed for visiting all the major sights of Edinburgh.”
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