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Bijou Apartment On Historic Royal Mile

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

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!

More Details

Reetta and Neil Potter
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, finnish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 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


Old Town Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - shower , With sink and storage underneath sink.
  • The apartment has a shower room, which also has a basin with storage space underneath. There is a separate toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming


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(31 traveler reviews)

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Bijou Apartment On Historic Royal Mile
average rating of 4.645161 based on 31 reviews

A very nice flat great location

  • 5 of 5

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

We loved staying here

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Scottsdale, AZ

Location right in the middle of everything!

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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Perfect location to stay for Edinburgh visit

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely and conveniently located.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wondeful Stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Merrimac, MA. USA

Great one bedroom flat.

  • 4 of 5

Perfect central location. Comfortable and clean. 1st floor, easy access.

Had a great first visit to Edinburgh and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Waverley Station, Edinburgh
Car: not necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $140.37

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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