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Beautiful Apartment in Edinburgh's Historic New Town

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Last updated: 01/25/2015
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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 speaker with bluetooth compatibility, hi-speed 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


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 2

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          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


          • 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

          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • Television
          • Toys:

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

          • VCR
          • Video Library


          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Ruins
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Boating
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          Location Type

          • Downtown:

            Stockbridge has a wealth of grocery shops, bars and restaurants all within a short walk of the apartment. It is famous for its excellent second hand shops and there is a popular Sunday market....moreless

          • Monument View:

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

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Ice Skating
          • Mountaineering
          • Rock Climbing
          • Sailing
          • Skiing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Wind-Surfing


          • Child's Highchair
          • 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

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 8 people


          • Clothes Dryer:

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

          • Fireplace:

            Fuel provided for fireplace in lounge...moreless

          • Heating:

            Gas Central Heating throughout....moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room:

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

          • 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

          • Telephone:

            For Use in UK only....moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Wireless Internet:

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


          • Coffee Maker:

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

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Pantry Items:

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

          • Refrigerator:

            Combined Fridge Freezer...moreless

          • Stove:

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

          • Toaster


          • Golf:

            Edinburgh has beautiful public courses ...moreless

          • Ski & Snowboard:

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

          • Tennis:

            Public tennis courts available in Inverleith Park...moreless

          Payment Type

          • Amex
          • Mastercard
          • Visa


          Write a review 5
          from 18 traveler reviews
          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          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: 01/25/2015
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          8 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Edinburgh Airport (Travel by Taxi, Tram or Bus)
          0.1 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          Bon Vivant
          3 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Silverknowes Golf Course
          1.5 Miles
          Nearest Train
          Waverley Station
          0.2 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          0.1 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Scran and Scally
          6 Miles
          Nearest Ski
          Fairmilehead Dry Ski Slope
          7 Miles
          Nearest Beach
          Portobello Beach (Travel by Bus or Car)

          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, January 26, 2015

          £125 - £300 per night (GBP)
          Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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          Member since: 2006
          Speaks: french
          • Calendar last updated: 01/25/2015
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