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Beautiful Apartment in Edinburgh's Historic New Town

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Last updated: 09/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Edinburgh apartment description

Located in the Stockbridge area of Edinburgh, on the edge of the UNESCO World Heritage site, the property is ideally situated for exploring Edinburgh's historic Old and New Towns, with the famous Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Mile only a short distance away.

Stockbridge has a wide variety of shops, delicatessens, restaurants and bars located minutes from the property. Other attractions nearby include the Botanic Gardens and The Water Of Leith Walkway.

This late 19th century property is over first and second floors with stunning views over two of Edinburgh's finest Georgian streets. Accommodation comprises an impressive drawing room, four bedrooms (each with a double bed and the 3 larger bedrooms have an additional single bed), two bathrooms (one with shower and the other with shower and bath) and a fully equipped kitchen with range cooker. Additional features include Stereo Cable TV, DVD, CD and video (with a selection of CDs, videos and DVDs), wireless internet connection , telephone and a selection of board games. The apartment features many attractive period features such as an open fire in the drawing room and an ornamental cornice on the drawing room ceiling It is the perfect place to relax, in the perfect city for your holiday.

If we can do anything to make your stay enjoyable, we will! We provide the basic necessities for your arrival (tea, coffee, milk, bread, sugar etc and toiletries in each bathroom). If you have a 'wish list' of additional items to be left for your arrival, just ask. We do request a minimum rental of two nights, and sometimes more at peak times.


Keywords: Double Upper Villa

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 2

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 twin/ single


          • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 twin/ single


          • Bedroom 4: 1 double


          • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single


          • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Travel cot available for babies and toddlers, 3 single day beds available in the larger bedrooms...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


          • The shower room is on the first floor bedroom next to bedroom 1 and has 24 hours hot water from the gas boiler. The bathroom is on the second floor and has a large bath and electric shower over the bath. This bathroom is between the other 3 bedrooms...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            There is a dining area in the drawing room that seats 8 (but can seat 10) and an additional dining table in the bay window area....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Guests are supplied with tea, coffee and a starter pack of milk, butter, cheese & Bread...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            There is a cafetiere (French Press) in the apartment...moreless

          • Stove:

            Gas Hob with 5 rings and 2 Electric Fan Ovens...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Combined Fridge Freezer...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Child's Highchair
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 8 people


          • Parking:

            Parking is free 5.30pm-8.30am, Monday to Friday and all weekend outside the apartment and there is limited free parking close by....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Washing machine has a drying facility and there is a drying pulley in the kitchen....moreless

          • Living Room:

            Spacious living area with 2 large sofas and window seats....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Fuel provided for fireplace in lounge...moreless

          • Heating:

            Gas Central Heating throughout....moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Towels Provided
          • Iron & Board


          • Books:

            Variety of books to choose from. Feel free to take books home or leave books that you son't want in your luggage....moreless

          • Toys:

            Some board Games available. Childrens books are available....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • DVD Player
          • CD Player
          • VCR
          • Television
          • Video Library


          • Wireless Internet:

            The apartment has a free secure wireless connection. Password is available...moreless

          Outdoor Features

          • Ski & Snowboard:

            Hillend Dry Ski Slope offers all year round ski and snowboarding opportunities...moreless

          • Tennis:

            Public tennis courts available in Inverleith Park...moreless

          • Golf:

            Edinburgh has beautiful public courses ...moreless

          Location & View

              • Monument View:

                Apartment looks out onto the historic Newtown and beautiful streets of St Bernard's Crescent and Ann Street...moreless


              • Restaurants
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Tennis
              • Cycling
              • Fitness Center
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Hiking
              • Swimming
              • Ice Skating
              • Mountaineering
              • Skiing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Live Theater
              • Cinemas
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Shopping
              • Ruins
              • Museums
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Boating
              • Antiquing
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Zoo
              • Wind-Surfing


              Write a review 5
              from 16 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Sep 1 - Dec 19, 2014
              2 night min stay
              Christmas 2014
              Dec 21 - Dec 29, 2014
              3 night min stay
              New Year 2015
              Dec 30 - Jan 3, 2015
              3 night min stay
              Winter 2015
              Jan 5 - Feb 28, 2015
              2 night min stay
              £625 £2,500
              Spring 2015
              Mar 1 - May 31, 2015
              2 night min stay
              £875 £3,500
              Summer 2015
              Jun 1 - Jul 31, 2015
              2 night min stay
              £1,000 £4,000
              Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2015
              7 night min stay

              £1,500 £6,000
              Christmas 2015
              Dec 20 - Dec 27, 2015
              2 night min stay
              New Year 2015/6
              Dec 28 - Jan 4, 2016
              3 night min stay
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Taxes Not included

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              Last updated: 09/02/2014
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              8 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Edinburgh Airport (Travel by Taxi or Bus)
              1.5 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Waverley Station
              0.2 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              7 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Portobello Beach (Travel by Bus or Car)
              0.1 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Bon Vivant
              6 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Fairmilehead Dry Ski Slope
              3 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Silverknowes Golf Course
              0.1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Buffalo Grill

              Car: Not Necessary

              Stockbridge is close to the city centre and within close walking distance of the Water of Leith Walkway, the Botanic Gardens, Inverleith park (childrens park, tennis courts, petanque pitch, and duck pond), Dean Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art. We also have a wide range of restaurants and grocery shops.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1999

              About the owner: I was born in Montrose in the North East of Scotland and brought up in the small town of Forfar. I came to Edinburgh to study, met my husband and the rest is history! My husband comes from York but we both loved Edinburgh so much we couldn't bear to leave so we both found jobs in the city and we were able to buy a flat eventually, moving up the property ladder until we were able to buy both apartments at our current address.

              Why the Owner Chose Edinburgh:
              We originally lived in the Upper Villa and we were lucky to buy it from friends as we loved visiting them as the property has some beautiful original features - the cornicing in the drawing room won me over at first sight!

              The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
              The view from the windows in the drawing room, the coal fire in the drawing room, the spacious rooms all make the Upper Villa feel like a home from home

              Contact us

              Speaks: french

              Links to more information:

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              • Drawing Room

                Drawing Room

              • Additional Dining area in drawing  room

                Additional Dining area in drawing room

              • Coal Provided

                Coal Provided

              • View of St Bernards Crescent from the Drawing Room

                View of St Bernards Crescent from the Drawing Room

              • Front Door

                Front Door

              • Duel Fuel Range Cooker

                Duel Fuel Range Cooker

              • Skylight in hall

                Skylight in hall

              • Bathroom with shower

                Bathroom with shower

              • Attractive staircase

                Attractive staircase

              • Bedroom 1 -Single bed

                Bedroom 1 -Single bed

              • Bedroom 2 - Single bed

                Bedroom 2 - Single bed

              • Bedroom 3 -Single Bed

                Bedroom 3 -Single Bed

              • Dining area in drawing room

                Dining area in drawing room

              • Open Fireplace

                Open Fireplace

              • Period Features

                Period Features

              • Doorbell


              • Kitchen


              • Gas Central Heating throughout

                Gas Central Heating throughout

              • Traditional features throughout

                Traditional features throughout

              • Shower room

                Shower room

              • Bedroom 1 -Double Bed

                Bedroom 1 -Double Bed

              • Bedroom 2 - Double Bed

                Bedroom 2 - Double Bed

              • Bedroom 3 - Double Bed

                Bedroom 3 - Double Bed

              • Bedroom 4- Double Bed

                Bedroom 4- Double Bed

              VRBO #88557

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              This listing was first published here in 2006.

              Date last modified - Monday, July 21, 2014

              £125 - £300 per night (GBP)

              4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 10

              View calendar: Updated 09/02/14
              Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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