Spacious Victorian apartment in quiet central location

A bright, centrally located one-bedroom apartment (sleeps 1–5) between Leith Walk and London Road, within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections (5 minutes from the tram stop at York Place).

Key Features

  • 3 star rating3 Star
  • Sleeps up to 4Sleeps up to 4
  • Free Wi-fiFree Wi-fi
  • Second floor (no lift)Second floor (no lift)
  • Gas central heatingGas central heating
  • FreeviewFreeview
  • IronIron
  • Shops within 250 metresShops within 250 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
  • ShowerShower
  • MicrowaveMicrowave

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A view from the living room

A view from the living room


  • sleeps one to five
  • a 5-minute walk from the tram stop for a direct link to Edinburgh Airport
  • double bedroom plus double sofa-bed in living-room & single bed in boxroom
  • living-room plus separate kitchen with dining area
  • bathroom with bathtub and shower over

This bright, spacious, traditional second-floor apartment has leafy views along Montgomery Street from the corner bay window. The accommodation comprises a large living-room with a window seat, a kitchen with dining area that comfortably seats six, one double bedroom, a boxroom, and a bathroom with bathtub and shower over. The three-seater sofa in the living room converts in to a double sofa-bed, and there is a single bed in the boxroom (no window). A freeview TV and free wifi internet access are provided. The TV has an integrated DVD player and an iPod/iPhone docking station so that you can play and listen to content through the TV.

The recently fitted modern kitchen has a dining table that comfortably seats six. The kitchen is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, as well as a dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine (there is a traditional pulley in the hall for drying clothes). It has a gas cooker (with hob), electric fan oven and microwave.

The bathroom has a wash-hand basin, toilet, and bathtub with shower over.

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

The tram stop for Edinburgh Airport is 5-minutes walk away at York Place.

Renroc Cafe is just next to the apartment

Renroc Cafe is just next to the apartment

Montgomery Street is in a residential area of Victorian tenements between Easter Road and Leith Walk, both of which have many shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. The Playhouse Theatre (one of the main venues for the Edinburgh International Festival) and Omni Centre with the multiscreen Vue Omni cinema are only a few minutes away on Leith Walk. Montgomery Street Park is one block away, and nearby London Road Gardens are also good for a walk. A short walk from the apartment is Calton Hill and its monuments: Nelson's Monument (from which a time-ball is lowered every day at 1pm as a time signal to ships out on the Firth of Forth), the Observatory and the National Monument, an unfinished replica of the Parthenon. Initiated by Sir Henry Dundas, 18th century bankroller of Edinburgh's Georgian New Town, to embody the city's reputation as the Athens of the North, the National Monument stands as a reminder of the folly of its patron. Dundas ran out of money and abandoned his ambitious plan; the unfinished building is known irreverently as Edinburgh's Disgrace.

The famous Italian delicatessen Valvona and Crolla with is own cafe is at the end of the street. It's a short walk into town via London Road and Leith Street or Abbeyhill and Regent Road, and the apartment is between two of the city's main bus routes (London Road, and Elm Row on Leith Walk), so if you haven't got time to walk you have a choice of bus services that will take you to the city centre in a few minutes; there are also buses from Easter Road.

Getting there

The apartment is about a 5-minute walk from the tram stop "York Place" (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 Montgomery Street 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 Car Park is only a few minutes' walk away on Leith Street.

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. Because the building dates from the 19th century, there is no lift and thus no wheelchair access. The apartment is on the second 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.


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  • “The perfect flat for a gateaway: This cosy & comfy flat is perfect for a longer stay. You can watch the world goes by while sitting on the window seat, winding down with a good book (there is a nice selection of books available in the apartment and if you need new books, just visit Typewronger [Haddington Place] or Topping & company [Blenheim Place]. The kitchen is well equipped so if you want to prepare your own meals -- go ahead. Otherwise there are enough options for dine out. Since the tram stop is very close at McDonald Road you'll be on Princes Street within minutes. The bed is comfy as well, so you'll have a good rest after exploring this gorgeous city.”
    SK, Breitenhagen, Germany German flag
  • “Convenient location and cozy apartment.”
    LH, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Netherlands Dutch flag
  • “Martin is an excellent host. He is quick to respond and helpful with his suggestions. We were traveling during an increasing covid time which increased our stress. But Martin was great with providing information.”
    TF, Land O Lakes, FL, USA American flag
  • “This place is really great. A short (15 minute) walk from Waverley station, it's spacious, warm, has a lovely lounge to relax in, big kitchen to cook and eat and generally is in a safe and cool area. Literally next door is a really nice cafe for breakfast and lunch which is super practical. Communication was brilliant and our late night check-in was flexible. Highly recommend.”
    MW & co, London, UK UK flag
  • “This place is excellent! It has a large & well equipped kitchen, a bathroom with a bathtube, a living room with a great view ... and 2 bedrooms (Double & single bed). There are 2 large shopping areas very close by and you need only 15 minutes by foot to Princess Street. I had some wonderful days in that beautiful apartment and the [host] was very helpful and easy with check in/out! I would come back anytime!”
    TG & co, Berlin, Germany German flag
  • “Airy spacious flat near to Princes Street Edinburgh: The flat is located in a quiet residential area, close to the main hub of Edinburgh - comfortable accommodation with everything needed for your stay. It is a 15 minute walk to Princes Street. The bus stop, with a frequent service into the city centre, is close to the flat - one day passes are available. Edinburgh is quite a hilly place! Lots of local restaurants with a Tesco Express close to the flat for provisions. Very good Wifi provision at the flat. We visited Edinburgh Zoo, The Botanic Garden, and National Gallery of Modern Art. 'Taste of Italy' is a very good cafe open for breakfast to late evening, popular with local residents and visitors alike. All in all we had a very pleasant stay in this flat.”
    SS, Chelmsford, Essex, England English flag
  • “We enjoyed our stay at the Montgomery Steet flat. It's an excellent value for the price, is well provisioned, and is in a great location. Martin was a prompt and clear communicator. We'd definitely be happy to stay there again!”
    JS, Charlemont, MA, USA American flag
  • “The booking process was flawless, the landlord was attentive and we were in constant communication. The flat is lovely and very spacious, and the sun shines through the living room windows all day ... We liked having a large table in the kitchen: my parents love cooking so we really enjoyed the space to eat and spend some family time together. The neighbourhood is quiet and very close to Leith and the City Centre, and it's well communicated. If you like going for walks this would be perfect for you with Calton Hill and Pilrig Park so close, and if you prefer to travel there are buses at the end of the street, with the tram and the train station not too far away.”
    MM, Edinburgh (booked for parents) Scottish flag
  • “Great location. Plenty of space.”
    RB, Enniskillen, Fermanagh, N Ireland Northen Irish flag
  • “We liked the flat and Edinburgh very much. Everything was just perfect. We especially appreciated the ideal location of the flat into the center of the city, the big kitchen, the lovely living room and the shops close to the flat. Beside of the apartment we appreciated the city and its lovely people very much. We hope to return some day. Thanks again for the beautiful apartment.”
    PS & family, Muensingen, Switzerland Swiss flag
  • “The appartement is on a central location of Edinburgh. At the small Cafe in the neighbourhood you can have a really good breakfast. Thanks, Martin, for the good communication.”
    MR & co, Falkenberg, Germany German flag
  • “Great place to stay: We stayed for 8 nights. The clean apartment is well stocked with cleaning supplies, and basic cooking ingredients. It is in residential area, yet close to stores and restaurants. It was quiet at night and in a great location. We walked or taxied (reasonable rates to sites from the apartment) everywhere. Martin was in contact with us at all times and responds quickly. The dishwasher and washing machine were a plus. Recommend.”
    KE & co, Coquitlam, Canada Canadian flag
  • “Excellent communication with Vacation Rentals Scotland from the start to the end of our break: Absolutely first class service. We'll be booking again! The apartment is central, comfortable and clean. So nice to enjoy morning coffees on the window seat, watching the world go by. Interesting and amusing Fringe Festival performances at the friendly cafe below.”
    EP and SE, West Sussex, England English flag
  • “Disfrutamos unos días en el apartamento, genial todo... Sobre todo esos ventanales y la chimenea.”
    MI & co, Madrid, Spain Spanish flag
  • “Thanks you very much. We loved the flat very much. Was a great place for a perfect holiday.”
    A&L, Germany German flag
  • “I had a last minute need for a place to stay and Martin was able to accommodate me on very short notice. He was incredibly responsive, easy to communicate with, and he made my unusual check in very easy. The flat itself was perfect. It was on a residential street just off of a busy street so it is in easy walking distance of shops, bars, and restaurants while still being quiet at night. I spent half my trip working from the flat and the bright, sunny living room was a cheerful place to work with fast WiFi. I would definitely stay here again!”
    EC, Saint Paul, MN, USA American flag
  • “Ruhige Wohnung. Die Wohnung liegt im 2.OG ist groß, geräumig. Die Bus verbindung ist sehr gut. Station z.b. Leopold Place in alle Richtungen. Auch die Lebensmittel versorgung ist in der Nähe. Wir haben 14 Tage dort verbracht. Es ist alles vorhanden. Sogar Bettwäsche, Handtücher, Badetücher werden jede Woche getauscht. Die Wohnung war für uns Gemütlich.”
    HK & family, Ahlen, Germany German flag
  • “Great flat, well situated and all comforts: Well located near the city centre and with good access to main public transport routes. Plenty of space and light in the flat, and all comforts provided: all the advantages of a hotel without the inconveniences, and at a better price!”
    MF, Scotland Scottish flag
  • “Everything about this place was fantastic. Martin was so easy to deal which made the arrival totally trouble free. The flat is huge and I really like this location. Big kitchen and front room. The bed was great as well as a lovely shower and bath. The flat was also spotless. The only complaint I have is that I couldn't stay longer. Highly recommended in every way.”
    EB, Brighton, England English flag
  • “Thank you so much for our stay and for helping us at the last minute. Awesome stay and awesome time!”
    N & S, Burns Beach, WA, Australia Australian flag
  • “Thanks for a perfect stay in Edinburgh. We'll be back!”
    DB & AB, Santander, Spain Spanish flag
  • “Sensational location and price. It feels like home and we are so sad to leave! I miss Edinburgh already!”
    S&K, Brisbane, Australia Australian flag
  • “Perfect weather and a lovely stay in the flat. Edinburgh was wonderful! Thank you.”
    BK & AC, Hamm, Germany German flag
  • “Scotland and the landscapes are amazing! The flat is very comfortable and nice. We hope to come back soon!”
    AMC & R & M, Valencia, Spain Spanish flag
  • “Thoroughly enjoyed revisiting this beautiful city from this wonderful base.”
    LD, PD & ED, Reading, England English flag
  • “Had a good time in Edinburgh. The people at the cafe downstairs are great.”
    DP, SP, TP & TG, Vancouver, Canada Canadian flag
  • “Terrific visit. Our older daughter was performing in the Fringe. This home was the perfect homebase: Far enough from the traffic but close enough to the centre to be part of it.”
    JC, MC, JC & DG, New Jersey, USA American flag
  • “We enjoyed our stay in Edinburgh and the lovely well equipped apartment with a good welcome pack.”
    J, T, L & P, London, England English flag
  • “The flat was great! And Edinburgh was so beautiful!”
    RM & MM, Switzerland Swiss flag
  • “Lovely stay, great location, great food and hospitality at Cafe Renroc. Flat great! Thank you.”
    CC, HC & family, Belfast, N Ireland Northen Irish flag
  • “Such an amazing city and country. Very friendly and hospitable people. Have felt very "at home" here at the flat. We especially loved Cafe Renroc.”
    K, N, N & M, Las Vega, NV, USA American flag
  • “We enjoyed our stay in Edinburgh and Montgomery Street very much and hope to come back soon! We love Scotland and the Scots!”
    FS & SS, Germany German flag
  • “Great place; central to attractions. We had a great time in Edinburgh.”
    JC,PC,RC & EC, Ottawa, Canada Canadian flag

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