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Beautiful Old Merchant's House in Historic Central Edinburgh

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Last updated: 08/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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 to 1820 (yes, 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

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 0

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We are happy to accept well behaved pets although we do ask that you refrain from allowing your pet to go to the toilet in the front garden since we have had the grass damaged in the past. The grassy square is only a 20 yard walk from the front gate!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    There is one step into the garden of the property from the street and then one small step at the front door- otherwise the apartment is ground floor throughout and easily accessible....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    The bed is a european king sized, 5 feet wide bed....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    The bed is a European king size, 5 feet wide bed....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Large flatscreen....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dining area is situated in the kitchen diner and consists of a large granite table to seat 4....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating:

    Controllable central heating thoughout....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free wifi internet access throughout the apartment....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    We can supply a welcome hamper to your specifications on arrival should you require this- cost will be confirmed on confirmaiton of your hamper requirements....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    The apartment has an espresso machine as well as a french press coffee maker....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    The oven/stove is a large range type model with double fan electric ovens....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    The stove is gas operated and has 5 burners....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer 2016
Aug 30 - Oct 1, 2016
3 night min stay
$275
Autumn 2016
Oct 2 - Dec 19, 2016
3 night min stay
$242
Christmas 2016
Dec 20 - Dec 25, 2016
5 night min stay
$294
New Year 2016
Dec 26 - Jan 2, 2017
7 night min stay
$340
Winter 2017
Jan 3 - Feb 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$229
Rugby Soc v Ire
Feb 2 - Feb 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$275
Winter 2017/2
Feb 6 - Feb 22, 2017
3 night min stay
$229
Ruby Scot v Wales
Feb 23 - Feb 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$275
Winter 2017/3
Feb 27 - Mar 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$229
Rugby Soc v Itlay
Mar 16 - Mar 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$275
spring 2017
Mar 20 - Apr 13, 2017
3 night min stay
$242
Easter 2017
Apr 14 - Apr 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$275
spring 2017/2
Apr 18 - Apr 27, 2017
3 night min stay
$242
May Bank Holiday
Apr 28 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$275
Spring 2017/3
May 1 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$255
Edinburgh Marathon
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$294
Early Summer 2017
May 29 - Jun 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$255
Summer 2017
Jun 30 - Aug 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$275
Festival 2017
Aug 3 - Aug 28, 2017
7 night min stay
$360
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$242

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $26.17
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

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. Please enquire with your exact requirements and we will endeavour to accommodate with our best offer.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Calendar

Last updated: 08/28/2016
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21 Unavailable
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Location

11 Miles
Nearest Airport
Edinburgh Airport
0.3 Miles
Nearest Train
Edinburgh Waverley Station
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Portobello

Car: Not Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose New Town, Edinburgh, UK:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
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!


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Sitting Room

    Sitting Room

  • Kitchen looking out to the back patio

    Kitchen looking out to the back patio

  • Main Bathroom

    Main Bathroom

  • En suite Shower room

    En suite Shower room

  • Gilt chairs and original art

    Gilt chairs and original art

  • The Front hall with my grandfather's chair

    The Front hall with my grandfather's chair

  • The kitchen with the range oven and stove

    The kitchen with the range oven and stove

  • The cosy rear bedroom

    The cosy rear bedroom

  • Detail of the bird lamp

    Detail of the bird lamp

  • View to the leafy Gayfield Square from the front of the house

    View to the leafy Gayfield Square from the front of the house

  • Front Bedroom

    Front Bedroom

  • Rear Bedroom

    Rear Bedroom

  • Sitting Room Antique Chairs

    Sitting Room Antique Chairs

  • Breakfast in bed...

    Breakfast in bed...

  • The Hall with views to the kitchen

    The Hall with views to the kitchen

  • Barcelona Chair

    Barcelona Chair

  • Our natural paraben free toiletries

    Our natural paraben free toiletries

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Monday, August 29, 2016

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    4
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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