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Bijou Apartment On Historic Royal Mile

Old Town, Edinburgh, UK
  • Apartment430 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms0
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay0 - 3 nights

Sleeps 3. 1 bedroom. 1 bath 2

One bedroom first floor flat in a superb central location on the historic Royal Mile. The flat is newly refurbished and furnished in a comfortable modern style. We hope you enjoy the Edinburgh and Scottish-themed artwork in the flat by a local artist.

The bedroom has a double bed and is located to the back of the building away from the street ensuring a quiet night’s sleep.

There is a sofa bed in the lounge that sleeps one person comfortably. Please let us know if you require the use of the sofa bed and we will arrange bedding.

The lounge also has a TV, DVD player and fast Wi-Fi throughout, as well as a dining area.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine, oven, stove and microwave.

The flat has a separate shower room and a toilet.

You will also have access to a communal roof terrace.

We hope you enjoy your stay!


Reetta and Neil Potter

Member Since 2014
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english, finnish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
About Reetta and Neil Potter

Having lived in Edinburgh for many years, we now call this wonderful City our home. We were delighted to find this cosy apartment on the historic Royal Mile and are looking forward to welcoming guests from around the world. With best wishes, Neil and Reetta

Reetta and Neil Potter purchased this Apartment in 2013


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • Living room double sofa bed
        1 sleep sofa /futon
      • The bedroom has a comfortable double bed and is located to the back of the building away from the street ensuring a quiet night’s sleep. A built-in closet provides plenty of storage space. The living room has a double sofa bed that is very comfortable for one person. The living room has a door providing privacy for the person sleeping on the sofa bed.


      • 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        shower, With sink and storage underneath sink.
      • Bathroom 2
      • The apartment has a shower room, which also has a basin with storage space underneath. There is a separate toilet.

      Location Type

        • Downtown


            • Budget
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Fireplace
                      Living room has a feature electric fireplace.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Two electric heaters in the living room. Night storage heaters in hallway and bedroom. Electric fan heaters in shower room and toilet.
                    • Internet
                      Wi-Fi internet throughout.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      All bed linen is provided.
                    • Living Room
                      The living room has a two-seater sofa and an armchair. There is a TV and DVD player, table and floor lamps for ambient lighting
                    • Parking
                      On-street parking is metered and pay-and-display car parks are located nearby.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath, hand and kitchen towels, and a bath mat are provided.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Washing machine is discreetly installed within a kitchen cupboard. We provide detergent and a rack for drying clothes.


                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Kitchen has all cooking utensils and dishes (pots, pan, oven dishes). Plates, bowls and cutlery come in sets of eight.
                        • Dishwasher
                          The apartment has a table-top dishwasher. Dishwashing detergent is provided.
                        • Kitchen
                          The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, fridge, freezer, sink, washing machine, oven, stove and microwave. The kitchen, like the entire apartment, is not shared with other units.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Electric oven.
                        • Pantry Items
                          We provide tea, coffee, sugar and milk. Condiments including salt and pepper.
                        • Refrigerator
                          The kitchen has a full fridge and freezer.
                        • Stove
                          Electric stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              The lounge has a dining area by the window that can be modified to accommodate 1-4 guests.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  Outdoor and Scottish-themed books, guide books and novels.
                                • DVD Player
                                • Television
                                  Modern HDTV (1080 32'), connected to a DVD player.
                                • Video Library
                                  Range of DVDs including thriller, drama, adventure and romance.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      A communal terrace with access from the internal stairwell. Key provided in the apartment.


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • churches
                                            • library
                                            • museums
                                            • restaurants
                                            • ruins

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • hiking
                                                        • swimming

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          32 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Great location

                                                          Christi L.

                                                          The location is nice as it is at the end of the Royal Mile. It has everything needed except a coffee maker. The bed is small, but to be expected. The one concern we had was that it was very cold during our visit (unexpected) and the heaters in the bedroom would not come on. Come to find out, they would, but not until nearly midnight. I guess heat is more expensive during day hours? Anyway, we emailed our homeowner, who just said they would work. We froze until about 3am.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Bed size. The bed is a double bed, as indicated in our listing.

                                                          Coffee machine. The apartment is very well equipped but we are not supplying hotel amenities. However, free tea, instant coffee and milk is provided to our guests.

                                                          Heating. The bedroom is served by a night storage heater. This accumulates heat overnight then discharges heat throughout the day and evening. It does not supply heat on demand and this was explained to the guest. The guests arrived when the weather became unseasonally cooler and the heater had been set to a lower output setting prior based on normal April conditions. We responded immediately with assistance when the matter was raised by the guests at 21:37. The guest confirmed by email that the heater was operating at 2am.

                                                          The property is equipped with two normal electric heaters in the lounge.

                                                          A very nice flat great location

                                                          Mark I.

                                                          The flat was very comfortable flat with all the conveniences. Owners have very good directions and information and communicate regularly

                                                          We loved staying here

                                                          Location right in the middle of everything!

                                                          Evan K.Scottsdale, AZ

                                                          If you want to be in the middle of everything, the location of this unit is perfect. Walk outside, and you are on the Royal Mile. That can be a positive or negative, depending on how you feel about crowds. The unit itself is ok. It was hot in there, with no real way to cool things down except for opening windows. While there isn't street noise, the birds can be extremely noisy, especially at 5:30am.

                                                          The bed is very hard, but that's a personal thing. We had some minor maintenance issues (hot water running out after one person showered, toilet running for a very long time) but those were somewhat minor and the owner indicated they would be addressed.

                                                          Note - there is no clothes dryer in the unit (there is a washing machine) so be prepared to hang your clothes if you want to use the washing machine.

                                                          The owner(s) were terrific - extremely responsive and communicative.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Our Guest Welcome Pack, provided in the apartment, contains some useful directions on the facilities of the apartment, including the following:

                                                          Laundry drying. A clothes drying rack is available for guest use and is located in the hallway cupboard. Additionally, if the weather is fair, guests may use the private outdoor drying line within the terraced area immediately outside the rear of the apartment.

                                                          Cooling. An electric fan is available for guest use and is stored in the hall cupboard. Like virtually all British residential properties, the apartment is not equipped with cooled air conditioning as the climate does not necessitate it.

                                                          We regret the temporary absence of hot water. The immediately preceding guests, who departed the flat a few hours before, had left the hot water tap on in the kitchen, which resulted in the near emptying of the hot water tank and the tank takes some hours to reheat. This was explained to the guests when the matter was raised and is an exceptional occurrence.

                                                          Neil & Reetta Potter

                                                          Edinburgh 30 August 2017

                                                          Perfect location to stay for Edinburgh visit

                                                          Rajesh I.

                                                          3 of us, 2 adults and 1 child, stayed in the apartment for 3 nights. The location was the best part, accessible to pretty much everything in the Edinburgh. One could walk from the Waverly rail station if the luggage is manageable. Owners were very responsive and provided clear instructions. I had absolutely no issues and we had good sleep. The place is very functional, neat though could be a little bit bigger. I wouldn't say that as a negative given the access and location advantages.

                                                          They had kept coffee and tea in the kitchen which I appreciate since I am a morning coffee person. I could have used sugar if they had provided that as well.

                                                          I would definitely recommend this place, especially for 2 people.

                                                          Lovely and conveniently located.

                                                          Vicki H.

                                                          We stayed in this lovely, clean, and conveniently located flat 20-27 May 2017. The owners were very helpful and answered all our questions. The flat is highly recommended and I would stay there again.

                                                          Wondeful Stay

                                                          Adrienne G.

                                                          We had an absolutely wonderful stay in this apartment. The place was very clean and comfortable. The owners were extremely responsive when we asked a question about a missing drying rack one evening and the next morning a new one was delivered. I must also say the shower pressure was amazing. The location cannot be beat. I know where I will be staying when I find myself back in Edinburgh.


                                                          Old Town, Edinburgh, UK

                                                          On the Royal Mile, the apartment is ideally located for exploring the City of Edinburgh. Within 200 metres of both Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament building, it is a perfect base for sightseeing on foot. Alternatively, Edinburgh bus tours pass outside the building and are the ideal way to see the city and the major attractions during a city break. Almost all of Edinburgh's main attractions are within easy walking distance, including the Castle, museums, major galleries, Festival and Fringe venues, and Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. There are many places to eat and drink close to the property.

                                                          Rates & Availability

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                                                          Additional Guest Fee
                                                          $0 - $34
                                                          32 Reviews
                                                          Excellent 4.6/5
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