Central flat located in Edinburgh’s Old Town

Central flat located in Edinburgh’s Old Town

10 Reviews

Campbell and Eleanor

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1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
1 Bathrooms

About our home


An apartment, situated at the back of a former schoolhouse, for up to 4 guests in the center of Edinburgh's historic Old Town.

The main part of the apartment is the large living room / kitchen / dining area which is a lovely family space. There is lots of room to relax in after a day of seeing all the nearby historic sites. The living room is equipped with a large sofa bed (6Ft 8") which easily transforms into a double bed.

The bedroom is furnished with a double bed & there is hanging / storage space in the mirrored wardrobe. If required, there is additional storage space in the large hallway cupboard.

The recently modernised kitchen is fully stocked with cooking ware, glasses, plates etc. In addition there is a fridge/freezer, cooker with hob, microwave, washer/dryer as well as coffee/tea making items. Being as central as you are, just 2mins away there is a large selection of shops & a Tesco express.

If you decide to eat out there are literally dozens of nearby restaurants with something to suit both basic & fine dining palettes! In addition there is a wide selection of nearby pubs & coffee shops for light bites.

All in all, this centrally located modernised flat in an old historical building is hard to beat when considering visiting Edinburgh!


10 Reviews

More about us

  1. Myself & Eleanor (We're in our mid-forties, nonsmokers) were born in Edinburgh & have been life-long residents of this beautiful city. I previously worked for various on/offshore Fund Management companies while Eleanor used to work for the Scottish Government. For the last few years we have both worked in Edinburgh's hospitality sector.

  2. We generally travel by ourselves abroad, although mostly with our dog (Rusty) when in the UK. We particularly enjoy visiting southern France & Italy, to meet up with our Italian relatives.

  3. We are experienced point swappers, both accruing & spending them!

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
1] Mother India's Café (3-5 Infirmary St) Informal Indian dining with a tapas concept in a bustling, spacious two-level eatery with takeaway 2] Angels with Bagpipes (343 High St ) A fine dining experience in the heart of the Royal Mile. Menu is based around fresh Scottish produce 3] Wedgwood The Restaurant (267 Canongate) A fantastic high quality restaurant 4] The Devil's Advocate (9 Advocate Close) A bar / restaurant hidden away in Advocates close, with a 200+ whisky shelf & seasonal Scottish menu
Cool bars
1] Brass Monkey (14 Drummond St) Excellent local bar, serving simple food) 2] The Captains Bar (4 S College St ) An atmospheric small local bar with nightly Scottish Folk music. There is limited seating 3] The Holyrood 9A (9A Holyrood Rd ) Fantastic gourmet burgers, with plenty more large/small dishes (including vegetarian) to choose from. The bar serves beer and ale varieties as well as wines, spirits & classic cocktails) 4] The Jolly Judge (493 Lawnmarket) Real ales, malts & pub-grub in convivial basement bar with log fire, plus decorative low ceiling
Cozy cafés
1] Black Medicine Cafe (2 Nicolson St) Local coffee shop - where JK Rowling wrote some of the Harry Potter novels. Just yards from our flat!) 2] Spoon (6A Nicolson St) Serves soups, sandwiches, coffee and cake alongside a diverse bistro menu 3] Edinburgh Larder Café (15 Blackfriars St) It has built a reputation as being the place to eat seasonal, locally sourced and tasty food in the heart of the city 4] Circus Café (8 St Mary's St) Busy little Bistro / café with pleasant courtyard 5] Mimi's Picnic Parlour (250 Canongate) A mini bakery with a massive cake cabinet, bursting with cakes, traybakes, brownies, cupcakes, muffins and more!
Retail therapy
1] Tesco Express (59-62 S. Bridge) Small supermarket, just round the corner from the apartment. It is open from 0600-2300 2] Sainsbury's (79 S. Bridge) Small supermarket, open from 0700-2300
Bit of culture
There is quite literally weeks’ worth of things to see and do! We can better suggest activities when we see/speak with you.
Walks in the park
1] The 650 acre Holyrood Park, which houses Holyrood Palace (the Queen’s Edinburgh residence), is a short 5mins walk away from the apartment. Arthur's Seat, which was formed by an extinct volcano, is the Park’s focal point offering great views of the City. 2] While not a lake, St Margaret's Loch is a shallow man-made loch located in Holyrood Park, a 15min walk from the apartment. The loch is home to a large population of ducks/geese/swans and is just 100m away from the historic ruin of St Anthony's Chapel.
Spot of exercise
1] Midlothian Snowsports Centre - Hillend Dry Ski Slope offers all year round ski and snowboarding opportunities (approx. 7miles away).
Day tripping
There are no shortage of near/far activities (golf, monuments, scenic drives etc etc) depending on your interests, the time you have, modes of transport & of course budget. Rest assured Scotland has something to suit your tastes!

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