Beautiful Apartment in Edinburgh's Historic New Town

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Last updated: 11/16/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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



Write a review 5
from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas 2015
Dec 20 - Dec 27, 2015
2 night min stay
New Year 2015/6
Dec 28 - Jan 4, 2016
3 night min stay
Winter 2016
Jan 5 - Feb 29, 2016
2 night min stay
Spring 2016
Mar 1 - May 31, 2016
2 night min stay
Jun 1 - Jul 31, 2016
4 night min stay
Edinburgh Festival
Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2016
7 night min stay

Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2016
2 night min stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 19 - Dec 28, 2016
3 night min stay
New Year 2016/7
Dec 29 - Jan 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Winter 2017
Jan 5 - Feb 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,015 $3,760
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Last updated: 11/16/2015
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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: english

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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

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Saturday, November 28, 2015

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