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Third-floor apartment in a prestigious modern courtyard development in the Old Town. Lift. Free parking

A bright, centrally located modern two-bedroom apartment (sleeps 1–4) a few meters from the Royal Mile, with a lift and free parking and within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections. Unusually for an Old Town apartment, there is free parking available at this property (available on request).

Key Features

  • 4 star rating4 Star
  • Sleeps up to 4Sleeps up to 4
  • Free Wi-fiFree Wi-fi
  • Third floor (lift available)Third floor (lift available)
  • Gas central heatingGas central heating
  • TVTV
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • IronIron
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • 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
  • Washing machineWashing machine

More features

  • Shaver pointShaver point
  • FridgeFridge
  • FreezerFreezer
  • King bedKing bed
  • ShowerShower
  • MicrowaveMicrowave

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The comfortable living room, which has two double sofas

The comfortable living room, which has two double sofas

 

  • sleeps one to four: two bedrooms (one double, one twin with two single beds), each with en-suite shower room
  • principal bathroom with bathtub and shower over
  • living room, dining kitchen
  • free car parking: Unusually for an Old Town apartment, there is free parking available at this property (available on request)
  • modern courtyard development in the Old Town
  • third floor with lift

This holiday home is a bright two-bedroom apartment on the third floor (there is a lift) of a modern courtyard development in the Old Town, close by the historic 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 apartment is light and airy and looks out on to a leafy courtyard.

The living room has an attractive corner window, with views towards Salisbury Crags. The modern kitchen is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, as well as a washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, cooker and microwave. There are a dining table and chairs in the kitchen.

The two bedrooms (one with a double bed and the other is a twin room with two single beds) both have en-suite shower rooms, and there is also a principal bathroom, which has a bathtub and shower over. 

The apartment has gas central heating and double glazing. 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. Unusually for an Old Town apartment, there is free parking available at this property (available on request).

The Canongate with the Old Tolbooth. The apartment is along Old Tolbooth Wynd, behind the clock tower

The Canongate with the Old Tolbooth. The apartment is along Old Tolbooth Wynd, behind the clock tower

This apartment is situated a few meters down a cobbled street off the Canongate, on the Royal Mile, 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 entry to the street is a picturesque archway under the Old Tolbooth itself. The Tolbooth was a combined courthouse, jail and meeting place. The building now houses the People's Story museum, which tells the lives of Edinburgh's ordinary people at work and play from the eighteenth century to the present day.

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.

The property is part of a courtyard development, but if that isn't enough for you, just off the Canongate is Dunbar's Close garden, an oasis in the city centre.

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. Taxis can be hailed throughout the city centre. We will send you detailed directions before your arrival.

For those arriving by car, there is parking available for one car (available on request). Most apartments in this city-centre location have no parking available.

The apartment is on the third floor and there is a lift.

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.

  • “Apartment was exactly as described, in the heart of the Royal Mile and immaculate. The bed was so comfortable with high quality linen and feather down pillows and doona [duvet]. Everything was of high quality, parking was free which was an added bonus. If you come to Edinburgh and want to be in the heart of it all I can highly recommend this place. Thanks for the memories.”
    BS & co, Warners Bay, Australia Australian flag
  • “Excellent emplacement. Tranquille et propre. Parfait pour 4 adultes.”
    MC & co, Saint-Lambert, Canada Canadian flag
  • “Cet appartement est idéalement situé dans la vieille ville à proximité des principaux monuments ou musées à visiter. Il est même possible si on aime la marche à pied d'aller jusqu'au bord de mer sans transport en commun. L'appartement est très agréable : clair, propre et rien ne manque. Edimbourg est une ville très agréable à découvrir et les écossais particulièrement accueillants.”
    MH & co, Alencon, France French flag
  • “The apartment is cosy and very nice. Located in a peaceful area and close to the Royal Mile and the train station. We have travelled with 2 kids and the kitchen facilities (included the washing machine) were really helpful. We felt like to be at our home.”
    SB & family, Pordenone, Italy Italian flag
  • “Perfect place, perfect location - would definitely stay again: We stayed at apt for almost two weeks and couldn't have been happier - apt is lovely, I mean really really lovely - Martin made everything so easy, checking in & out was a breeze. Fantastic trip - fantastic apartment - we didn't want to leave - perfect, perfect location & easy to get cabs - I would give this apartment & staff 5 stars!!!”
    RR & DR, Henderson, NV, USA American flag
  • “Great location!: Really conveniently located for several days of sightseeing. An easy walk to and from the train station while pulling bags. Nicely decorated, clean and lots of little extras. Great linens and towels.”
    LB & co, Alberta, Canada Canadian flag
  • “Prior to our trip, the admin side was professional and excellent in every respect (Martin being extremely helpful) and we knew we were in good hands. The location of the flat was superb and so convenient for the Fringe shows, restaurants and all the other attractions in Edinburgh. It was less than a minute's walk to get up onto the Royal Mile and an easy stroll to Princes Street ... The flat was on the 3rd floor but there was an efficient lift so this made transferring luggage really easy. The accommodation itself was very well-appointed, neat, clean and well equipped (including 3 bathrooms!). It felt safe and secure and was quiet at night.”
    DB & SP, Kirklington, Notts, England English flag
  • “An excellent place to stay! We were very impressed by the flat ... There is so much space and everything seemed very new and up to date. The beds were very comfortable and the towels and sheets were of excellent quality. Of course the location is terrific and we were able to walk everywhere. Nice to have the lift instead of climbing the stairs! We had a very good time there.”
    GS & co, Sheffield, MA, USA American flag