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Beautiful Old Merchant's House in Historic Central Edinburgh

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Our Gayfield Square apartment is our fabulous two bedroom property situated in a fantastic position, right in the heart of our wonderful historic city. In fact you couldn't get better - the apartment is located on a beautiful leafy square in the elegant Georgian New Town. Residential and quiet, yet just a few minutes walk (about seven) from the hustle and bustle of Princes Street and George Street and from there easily accessible to the castle and Royal Mile. Moreover, we're just round the corner from the funky Broughton Street area with its great selection of restaurants, cafes and bars as well as some lovely 'local' and quirky shops (the best butcher in town, great health food store and fishmonger to name a few!)

The apartment is typical in design for its era, dating back as far as 1820, and built with the grandeur that represents Georgian architecture in its prime. It's also quite a one off with its own private entrance, private front garden and back patio (very unusual for a property in such a central location of Edinburgh). The entire apartment is on the ground floor with only one step up into the front garden so is very accessible for those who have difficulty in managing stairs.

Interior style is sophisticated, contemporary and calming with a lovely blend of old and new.

The main sitting room is a very spacious 16 x 13 feet with beautiful working fireplace (living flame gas fire), ornate cornice work and double windows with views to the front gardens and square beyond. Furniture comprises a comfortable sofa and contemporary Barcelona chair both in white leather as well as two antique gilt chairs upholstered in a bold print motif. Original art pieces hang on the walls throughout the property.

The bedrooms are quietly located with cosy European king sized leather bed in one and white wooden Georgian style bed in the other, again European king sized. Wall coverings are in calming taupe and pale mocca colours.

One bedroom is serviced by an en suite shower room with walk in shower with chocolate leather effect tiling. The other is serviced by the main bathroom with corner bath and shower.

The kitchen is fully equipped - a large range cooker/oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer - a great cook's kitchen as well as being a very sociable space to sit round the large black granite kitchen table whilst you eat or watch the cook at work! French windows from the kitchen open up to the back patio/sitting area.

We also supply a complete pack in the apartment which will guide you through how to use everything and also a great guide to our favourite restaurants, cafes, shops and top tips on things not to miss out on while you're visiting. Wifi internet access is available throughout the apartment.

We think we've created the ideal retreat to explore our wonderful city- we really hope you'll agree if you come and stay with us!

Keywords: Historic, Apartment, flat

More Details

Robin Jack
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Robin Jack

Hi- I'm Robin (pictured here with my best friend, Vera, my miniature schnoodle). I've lived in Edinburgh for more than 20 years, having moved here to study and then working in marketing for a number of years before buying a guest house and rental apartments. My Gayfield Square apartment is my pride and joy!- having bought it and renovated it to the style and standard it is today- I'm sure you'll love staying there!

Robin Jack purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Robin Jack chose Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a fantastic city- historical, vibrant and sophisticated. The apartment is located in one of the most beautiful and central parts of town, the Georgian New town. Built around the 1800s the architecture of this area is beautiful and grand, yet the apartment is only a short walk from the bustling centre of town, all the attractions and some great places to eat and drink.

What makes this apartment unique

Culture, art, history and a lovely quiet- you'll live on a wide leafy square inhabited by locals which is a stones throw from the bustling Broughton Street area with its great cafes, restaurants and local shops (a great butcher and fishmonger are just round the corner). And only a 7 minute walk from Princes Street too!


New Town Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The bed is a european king sized, 5 feet wide bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , The bed is a European king size, 5 feet wide bed.
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Old Merchant's House in Historic Central Edinburgh
average rating of 5.0 based on 47 reviews
Portland, OR

Fantastic house. Perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 amazing days at this house. The owners were welcoming and made sure our stay was comfortable and had everything we needed. You can tell they put a lot of care into this house. It's the perfect location to quickly walk to the great local sites within old and new town. We had a wonderful time and will definitely be back next year.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a lovely stay and enjoyed the city. I hope to be able to welcome you back with us in the future! All best wishes.
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Great property!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as advertised. Very clean and great location, just a short walk to Princes Street. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a lovely time at Gayfield Square and enjoyed being in the city. Hope to see you with us again. Best, Robin.
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Fabulous apartment with super Location

  • 5 of 5

Great comfortable apartment. Great location.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying and I'm so glad you had a great time- hope to see you with us again! Best wishes, Robin.
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 wonderful days at this apartment. It has a great location--central to sites and shopping--and the unit has wonderful amenities. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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An excellent place to be.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely 4 day stay in this comfortable, clean and quiet apartment. The kitchen was well equipped but due to there being so many good restaurants near by, we were lazy and went out! We were within easy walking distance of all the sites in Edinburgh and one of the tour buses just stopped a little further down the road. Thank you Robin for being so helpful.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Carole- I'm so glad you had a lovely stay and hope to see you with is again in the future. Robin.
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The Perfect Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We took our parents (ages 70 and 71) to Edinburgh for their 50th wedding anniversary celebration from April 8-April 16, 2017. From the time we booked the apartment to our departure, Robin made the entire process go very smoothly. The 2 bedroom/2 baths apartment was the perfect "home away from home". It was exactly what we needed. The apartment was clean, and it had all the conveniences listed. The apartment was centrally located to all the local Edinburgh attractions. We made the apartment our home base and explored Edinburgh in addition to taking several day trips to Glasgow, Falkirk, and St Andrews.

This was our first VRBO experience because we are very particular about where we stay. We were very pleased with the apartment. We were able to fully utilize the kitchen for many breakfasts, but we also took advantage of Robin's restaurant recommendations. Robin knows his city very well.

We had a wonderful experience and would recommend this apartment. My husband and I still have many places we would like to explore in Scotland. I know we will be back again. We know where we will stay! Thank you again, Robin!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much and I am so glad your trip and experience of the city was great. It was lovely to have you to stay and look after the apartment for us and hope to be able to welcome you again!
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Edinburgh Waverley Station
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

New Town Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer 2017
May 29 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Festival 2017
Aug 3 2017 - Aug 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Festival Bank Holiday
Aug 25 2017 - Aug 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late summer 2017
Aug 28 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Oct 2 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
New Year 2017
Dec 26 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
Mar 30 2018 - Apr 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Spring 2018-2
Apr 3 2018 - May 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
May Bank Holiday 18
May 4 2018 - May 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2018-3
May 7 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
Edinburgh Marathon
May 25 2018 - May 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2018
May 28 2018 - Jun 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 29 2018 - Aug 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Festival 2018
Aug 2 2018 - Aug 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2018
Aug 28 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25.87

Rates are displayed as a guide and based on a 7 nights stay and occupancy at 4 people. We may be able to discount against this during quieter periods and if there are less people staying. Please also note that for shorter stays than 7 nights, we may have to charge a small premium. At busier times of the year and for times when your booking leaves us with gaps on either side to fill we may not be able to accommodate shorter booking stays but will endeavour to offer our best option on these occasions. Please enquire with your exact requirements and we will endeavour to accommodate with our best offer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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