Self Catering Apartment in an Eighteenth Century Building in Edinburgh New Town(59 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Sleeps 4 people. One double and one twin room. Comfortable lounge
The living room is a stylish, modern room with two sofas a dining area and a TV with Free view and a DVD/CD player. There is also free Internet/ broadband access with Wi-Fi.
The newly fitted kitchen is well equipped with a wide range of good quality utensils and equipment including a cooker, hob, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher and microwave.
The apartment has an attractive walled garden, shared with other residents, which provides an ideal setting for an evening drink or a lunchtime sandwich.
An ideal location ...
Duncan’s Land is located in the vibrant Stockbridge area of the city where you will find a wide range of interesting and unusual shops along with many cafes and restaurants. There is a small Sainsbury’s supermarket two minutes from the apartment open until 11.00 pm. The Water of Leith walkway is less than 5 minutes away, along which you can stroll to the Gallery of Modern Art in about half an hour. It’s a delightful walk and you wouldn’t think you were in the city – all you can hear is the water and the local wildlife. The city center and Princes Street is within easy walking distance and has an excellent bus service. A Starbucks coffee shop is just round the corner - and you are just ten minutes walk from city center restaurants.
Edinburgh city centre ...
The city centre, Princes Street and the Royal Mile are within easy walking distance - uphill going there but downhill coming back! It’s a five minute taxi ride but there is also an excellent bus service. Edinburgh is the home of the Edinburgh International Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe, the Jazz and Blues Festival and many more. Google ‘Edinburgh Festivals’ for a full guide. Edinburgh is also a city of culture throughout the year with art galleries, theatres, concert halls and cinemas. Other attractions include Edinburgh castle, Holyrood palace, the Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh Dungeon, Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh Zoo (with the pandas), the National Gallery of Scotland and the Modern Art Gallery, the Royal Botanic Gardens as well as the Georgian New Town and the historic Royal Mile.
Wonderful local walks ...
The Water of Leith walkway is less than 5 minutes from the apartment. You can stroll to the Gallery of Modern Art or the Dean Gallery in about half an hour and get a coffee before deciding to return. Dean village, described as 'a tranquil green oasis on the Water of Leith', is half way and really beautiful. Six Antony Gormley statues are located on the Water of Leith. One is just under the bridge next to the apartment and another is at the entrance to the Modern Art gallery.
A little bit of history ...
Duncan’s Land is a merchant's house built about 1790 from the stones of demolished buildings in Edinburgh’s Old Town. It was the birthplace of the artist, David Roberts (1796-1864), who worked as a scene painter at Edinburgh's Theatre Royal and London's Covent Garden. In 1830, he was appointed President of the Society of British Artists. During the following decade he toured the Far East, producing a celebrated series of paintings of Egyptian scenes and antiquities. A plaque on the wall of the house celebrates his birthplace.
A stone lintel, with the inscription, ‘Fear God Onlye, 1605’ was originally in a property on Bank street just off the Royal Mile. We think the staircase probably came from the same site. Duncan's Land is mentioned in Cassell's Old and New Edinburgh by James Grant, which was printed as a periodical in the 1880s. A drawing of Duncan's Land by E. W. Cooke R.A., is dated 1853 and appears in Ballantine, J., (1866), The life of David Roberts, R.A. published by Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh.
Charley Boorman visits Stockbridge…
'The elegant district of Stockbridge is 'The One Thing' that completes any trip to Edinburgh' says Charley. Charley visits St. Bernard's Well, a picturesque Doric temple built on a renowned healing spring, and then explores some of the many attractions of Stockbridge. Find the video on YouTube using the search words Charley Boorman, Stockbridge.
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Member since: 2012
- 60 m²
- Max. occupancy 4
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- The twin bedroom has a built in wardrobe and what we believe to be an original eighteenth century fireplace. The window overlooks the garden. The double bedroom has a queen size bed, a full length mirror and a large built in wardrobe with plenty of hanging space. The window overlooks a lane that runs alongside the property....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- The living room has an fireplace with a recently installed gas stove. Electricity, linen and towels are included in the price. An iron, ironing board and hairdryer are provided. A travel cot, high chair and children's plates and cutlery can be provided on request at no extra cost. We give particular attention to ensuring the apartment is spotlessly clean on your arrival. No smoking and no pets please. Please note that the apartment is located on the first floor and there is no lift. Access is by an eighteenth century spiral staircase. ...moreless
- Books For Adults
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Activities Guide
- Basic Soaps
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Wireless Internet
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Lawn / Garden
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 18 - Jul 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- No additional mandatory fees
Six Nation weekends rental is £150 per night
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Car: Not Necessary
Duncan's Land is an historic Georgian house in central Edinburgh with 2 bedrooms, sleeping 2 to 4 people. Down a few steps and through a delightful garden is the door to the old stone spiral stairs that leads up to this neat and comfortable first floor flat. You are welcome to sit out in the shared garden, and there are lovely walks along the Water of Leith nearby.
Duncan's Land is in a quiet position, and just at the bottom of the street is the 'village' of Stockbridge. Here the Sainsbury's Local stays open until 11pm, and there are lots of small interesting shops including the wonderful Mellis artisan cheese shop. Cafés and pubs and restaurants abound.
It's a 12 minute walk to Princes Street and a pleasurable 10 minutes back again (downhill!) through some of Edinburgh's finest Georgian streets. If you prefer the bus, Stockbridge has a good, regular service.
Herb seat in the garden.
Lounge with gas fire.
This is the double bedroom.
The seventeenth century spiral staircase.
A drawing of the house dated 1853.
Victoria Street (near the castle)
David Roberts (1796-1864) was born here.
Lovely garden with a seating area.
The twin bedroom.
This is the dining area.
The lintel is dated 1605.
The Royal Mile
Princess Street gardens
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