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Historic Apartment in Colinton Village with Car Parking

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom situated in lovely park

Lovey historic 2-bedroom apartment with parking, originally the home of James Gillespie and built in 1773. Situated in Colinton Village, a conservation village and childhood home of poet, Robert Louis Stevenson. Our apartment is quietly nestled in a beautiful park on the banks of The Water of Leith. A truly peaceful haven only 20 minutes by bus or car to Edinburgh city centre and 15 minutes from Edinburgh Airport.

The building was originally a 17th century mill building and was incorporated in 1773 into an Adam-style mansion which was the home of snuff manufacturer and philanthropist, James Gillespie. Converted into separate apartments some years ago, our apartment is on the upper ground floor and entered via a dual aspect staircase which faces the park.

There are two generous sized bedrooms, each with a comfortable super-king size bed which can be split into twin beds if necessary. Each bedroom also has an additional single stowaway bed and wardrobes for storage. The living room has a double aspect window overlooking the park. The kitchen includes electric cooker, fridge, freezer and washing machine. This room can accommodate dining for four and also overlooks the park where you can hear The Water of Leith running close by. There is an internal bathroom with electric shower.

The apartment is perfect for anyone seeking peace, quiet and relaxation whilst being only 20 minutes from the city. There is free parking at the property. Colinton Village has a small selection of shops, pubs and restaurants and is just a few minutes walk away.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 6, 2018


Edinburgh Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • As we have neighbours above and below us, we ask that guests be considerate and do not make a lot of noise in the evening especially
  • We would appreciate if you could remove your shoes in the apartment
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , The shower is an electric shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 king plus one stowaway bed or twin beds plus one stowaway
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 king plus one stowaway bed or twin beds plus one stowaway
  • Each bedroom has the flexibility to be set up with one large kingsize bed or with twin single beds. Each bedroom also has a small single stowaway bed perfect for a child (although an adult could fit)
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • tennis


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Historic Apartment in Colinton Village with Car Parking
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Lovely warm and beautifully decorated

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely stay in this wonderful apartment - location was perfect for us. A great find.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back soon.
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The most beautiful and peaceful are ever

  • 5 of 5

Definitely love it and will surely be my choice forever!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mabel. I'm so glad you and your guests enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again soon.
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $382.46
Cleaning fee $63.74

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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