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Beautiful Old Merchant's House in Historic Central Edinburgh

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Last updated: 12/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Edinburgh apartment description

Our Gayfield Square apartment is our fabulous two bedroom property situated in a fantastic position, right in the heart of our wonderful historic city. In fact you couldn't get better - the apartment is located on a beautiful leafy square in the elegant Georgian New Town. Residential and quiet, yet just a few minutes walk (about seven) from the hustle and bustle of Princes Street and George Street and from there easily accessible to the castle and Royal Mile. Moreover, we're just round the corner from the funky Broughton Street area with its great selection of restaurants, cafes and bars as well as some lovely 'local' and quirky shops (the best butcher in town, great health food store and fishmonger to name a few!)

The apartment is typical in design for its era, dating back to 1820 (yes, 1820!) and built with the grandeur that represents Georgian architecture in its prime. It's also quite a one off with its own private entrance, private front garden and back patio (very unusual for a property in such a central location of Edinburgh). The entire apartment is on the ground floor with only one step up into the front garden so is very accessible for those who have difficulty in managing stairs.
Interior style is sophisticated, contemporary and calming with a lovely blend of old and new.

The main sitting room is a very spacious 16 x 13 feet with beautiful working fireplace (living flame gas fire), ornate cornice work and double windows with views to the front gardens and square beyond. Furniture comprises a comfortable sofa and contemporary Barcelona chair both in white leather as well as two antique gilt chairs upholstered in a bold print motif. Original art pieces hang on the walls throughout the property.

The bedrooms are quietly located with cosy European king sized leather bed in one and white wooden Georgian style bed in the other, again European king sized. Wall coverings are in calming taupe and pale mocca colours.

One bedroom is serviced by an en suite shower room with walk in shower with chocolate leather effect tiling. The other is serviced by the main bathroom with corner bath and shower.

The kitchen is fully equipped - a large range cooker/oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer - a great cook's kitchen as well as being a very sociable space to sit round the large black granite kitchen table whilst you eat or watch the cook at work! French windows from the kitchen open up to the back patio/sitting area.
We also supply a complete pack in the apartment which will guide you through how to use everything and also a great guide to our favourite restaurants, cafes, shops and top tips on things not to miss out on while you're visiting. Wifi internet access is available throughout the apartment.

We think we've created the ideal retreat to explore our wonderful city- we really hope you'll agree if you come and stay with us!

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 0

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            We are happy to accept well behaved pets although we do ask that you refrain from allowing your pet to go to the toilet in the front garden since we have had the grass damaged in the past. The grassy square is only a 20 yard walk from the front gate!...moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            There is one step into the garden of the property from the street and then one small step at the front door- otherwise the apartment is ground floor throughout and easily accessible....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            The bed is a european king sized, 5 feet wide bed....moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            The bed is a European king size, 5 feet wide bed....moreless

          • Queen size Beds (1)

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • Television:

            Large flatscreen....moreless

          Theme

          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Museums
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

              • Fitness Center

              Leisure Activities

              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing

              Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Swimming

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    The dining area is situated in the kitchen diner and consists of a large granite table to seat 4....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  General

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Gas Fireplace
                  • Heating:

                    Controllable central heating thoughout....moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Telephone
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Free wifi internet access throughout the apartment....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Catering Available:

                    We can supply a welcome hamper to your specifications on arrival should you require this- cost will be confirmed on confirmaiton of your hamper requirements....moreless

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    The apartment has an espresso machine as well as a french press coffee maker....moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven:

                    The oven/stove is a large range type model with double fan electric ovens....moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove:

                    The stove is gas operated and has 5 burners....moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lanai / Gazebo

                  Payment Type

                  • Dinersclub
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Autumn 14
                  Sep 29 - Dec 21, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  £160
                  Christmas 2014
                  Dec 22 - Dec 27, 2014
                  6 night min stay
                  £210
                  New Year 2014
                  Dec 28 - Jan 3, 2015
                  7 night min stay
                  £250
                  Winter 15
                  Jan 4 - Feb 12, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  £160
                  Scot/Wales Rugby 15
                  Feb 13 - Feb 15, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £210
                  Winter 2/ 15
                  Feb 16 - Feb 26, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £160
                  Scot/Italy Rugby 15
                  Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £210
                  Winter 3/15
                  Mar 2 - Mar 19, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £175
                  Scot/Ireland Rugby 15
                  Mar 20 - Mar 22, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £210
                  Spring 15
                  Mar 23 - Apr 1, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £175
                  Easter 15
                  Apr 2 - Apr 6, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  £210
                  Spring 2/15
                  Apr 7 - Apr 30, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £185
                  Early May Bank Holiday15
                  May 1 - May 3, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £210
                  Late Spring 15
                  May 4 - May 27, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £185
                  Marathon Weekend 15
                  May 28 - May 31, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  £225
                  Early Summer15
                  Jun 1 - Jun 17, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £195
                  Highland Show 2015
                  Jun 18 - Jun 21, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  £210
                  Early Summer 2/15
                  Jun 22 - Jul 12, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £195
                  Open Golf
                  Jul 13 - Jul 19, 2015
                  7 night min stay
                  £260
                  Early Summer 3/15
                  Jul 20 - Jul 30, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £195
                  Early Summer 4/15
                  Jul 31 - Aug 6, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £230
                  Edinburgh Festival 15
                  Aug 7 - Aug 31, 2015
                  7 night min stay
                  £260
                  Late Summer 15
                  Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £210
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  £185

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Pet Fee £20
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Rates are displayed as a guide and based on a 7 nights stay and occupancy at 4 people. We may be able to discount against this during quieter periods and if there are less people staying. Please also note that for shorter stays than 7 nights, we may have to charge a small premium. Please enquire with your exact requirements and we will endeavour to accommodate with our best offer.

                  We take credit card details to hold your reservation as security only. Payment is normally made on arrival in pounds sterling-cash or cheque. Alternatively you may also arrange a BACS bank transfer in advance of arrival, although please be aware that there may be a small charge from your bank for this service.


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                  Last updated: 12/14/2014
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                  Location

                  11 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Edinburgh Airport
                  0.3 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Edinburgh Waverley Station
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Portobello

                  Car: Not Necessary

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  About the owner: Hi- I'm Robin (pictured here with my best friend, Vera, my miniature schnoodle). I've lived in Edinburgh for more than 20 years, having moved here to study and then working in marketing for a number of years before buying a guest house and rental apartments. My Gayfield Square apartment is my pride and joy!- having bought it and renovated it to the style and standard it is today- I'm sure you'll love staying there!

                  Why the Owner Chose Edinburgh:
                  Edinburgh is a fantastic city- historical, vibrant and sophisticated. The apartment is located in one of the most beautiful and central parts of town, the Georgian New town. Built around the 1800s the architecture of this area is beautiful and grand, yet the apartment is only a short walk from the bustling centre of town, all the attractions and some great places to eat and drink.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                  Culture, art, history and a lovely quiet- you'll live on a wide leafy square inhabited by locals which is a stones throw from the bustling Broughton Street area with its great cafes, restaurants and local shops (a great butcher and fishmonger are just round the corner). And only a 7 minute walk from Princes Street too!


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Sitting Room

                    Sitting Room

                  • Kitchen looking out to the back patio

                    Kitchen looking out to the back patio

                  • Main Bathroom

                    Main Bathroom

                  • View to the leafy Gayfield Square from the front of the house

                    View to the leafy Gayfield Square from the front of the house

                  • Sitting Room Antique Chairs

                    Sitting Room Antique Chairs

                  • The Front hall with my grandfather's chair

                    The Front hall with my grandfather's chair

                  • The House from the Square

                    The House from the Square

                  • The Hall with views to the kitchen

                    The Hall with views to the kitchen

                  • The cosy rear bedroom

                    The cosy rear bedroom

                  • Detail of the bird lamp

                    Detail of the bird lamp

                  • Number 3 gatepost

                    Number 3 gatepost

                  • The Merchant's House Exterior

                    The Merchant's House Exterior

                  • Front Bedroom

                    Front Bedroom

                  • Rear Bedroom

                    Rear Bedroom

                  • En suite Shower room

                    En suite Shower room

                  • Gilt chairs and original art

                    Gilt chairs and original art

                  • Breakfast in bed...

                    Breakfast in bed...

                  • The kitchen with the range oven and stove

                    The kitchen with the range oven and stove

                  • Lamp and Cushions

                    Lamp and Cushions

                  • Barcelona Chair

                    Barcelona Chair

                  • Our natural paraben free toiletries

                    Our natural paraben free toiletries

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                  This listing was first published here in 2007.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

                  £160 - £260 per night (GBP)
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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 12/14/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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                  Member since: 2007
                  Speaks: english
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                  • Response rate: 60%
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/14/2014
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