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Near Holyrood Palace/Royal Mile with FREE parking/Wifi. Modern, stylish & bright

Edinburgh, UK
  • Apartment775 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5

Please note that this is NOT A PARTY FLAT. This Holiday Let is to cater for those who wish a quiet & friendly neighbourhood experience, with excellent nearby amenities, transport links & within 5mins walk of some of Edinburgh’s best historical tourist sites.


'Near Holyrood Palace / Royal Mile with FREE parking/Wifi' is a fully owner managed/maintained, central 2 bedroom flat near the Heart of Historical Edinburgh. Within 5mins walk of Scotland’s premier tourist hub, namely the Royal Mile/Holyrood Palace/Scottish Parliament/Arthur’s Seat area. A 5mins walk in the other direction takes you to London Road, a major bus nexus providing access to Princes Street (5mins), routes to the Old/New Town, the Royal Yacht (15mins) & Edinburgh Zoo (30mins) etc. The apartment has FREE WiFi/Parking, easily reached by transport links & 5mins from shops.


This modern central Edinburgh apartment occupies a quiet position on the first floor of a recently built (1997) development, situated near the end of a peaceful cul-de-sac that provides pedestrian access to Holyrood Park. There is a Secure (buzzer) Entry System with an intercom providing additional security, while the stairwell & surrounding gardens are well lit & kept clean / in good repair by paid “factors.”

The apartment is situated pretty much as close as you can get to all the historic Old Town sites and visitor attractions in Edinburgh with FREE on street parking. Most of central Edinburgh is unfortunately (expensive!) metered parking zones.

The apartment comprises an attractive, bright (south west facing), living room with plenty of room to kick back and relax after a hard day out seeing the sights or attending a work event. The living room has a large sofa bed, which pulls out very easily to form a good sized (6Ft 8') double bed, a separate couch and comfortable chairs. In addition there is a modern flat screen TV with DVD player (various DVD’s provided), as well as an iPod docking / speaker / charger.

The modern kitchen is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, a cooker, washer/dryer, dish washer, fridge, freezer & microwave. There is also a dining table which comfortably seats 5. In the vicinity there are a number of smaller shops as well as (7mins walk) the substantial Meadowbank shopping centre that includes a Sainsburys, TK Maxx and other outlets. However, for those that prefer to dine out, cosmopolitan Edinburgh is renowned for its large selection of restaurants, with a variety of restaurants / pubs nearby.

There is a spacious master bedroom with a King sized bed & walk through wardrobe to a recently installed en-suite shower room (including toilet & basin). The second bedroom is similarly large with 2 single beds and built in double wardrobes. The bath room, which has recently been modernised, comprises of a toilet, wash hand basin & bath with modern shower / shower screen.

A pleasant 5 minute walk through Holyrood Park takes you to the buses at the foot of the Royal Mile (including an Airport Link / tourist bus stop) or alternatively to London Road, a major access road, whose numerous bus routes provide access to the main tourist and shopping destinations.

Whenever possible, guests will be welcomed personally at the property for the handover of keys. As you would expect, crisp fresh linen, bath and hand towels are provided for guests. In addition, local information / literature, an iPod docking station and a small selection of books, DVDs & board games have been provided for your perusal.

Due to local restrictions, the maximum length of a stay is 30 days.


Eleanor Paterson

Member Since 2014
Premier Partner
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About Eleanor Paterson

Both my partner and I were born and brought up in Edinburgh and have spent most of our lives in this beautiful city. I previously worked for the Scottish Government, in roles ranging from Policy Development to briefing Ministers, while Campbell worked for various finance companies. Since early 2013 we have been managing our own Holiday Let business and, thanks to repeat business & many positive reviews, now both do this on a full time basis. We have created very thorough welcome folders and email our guests’ apartment specific (4 page) brochures which have instructions on the various modes of transport to get to each apartment, as well as information (& a map) on nearby bars / restaurants / shops etc and links to things-to-do while in Edinburgh. Our business is our income, meaning we’re fully incentivised to ensure that you have a great time and (hopefully) come back again and/or recommend our apartments to your friends!

Eleanor Paterson purchased this Apartment in 2014

Why Eleanor Paterson chose City of Edinburgh

Quite simply, the best of what Edinburgh has to offer is right on your door step as the apartment is located in the heart of the City (see our map “photo”). Scotland’s premier tourist hub, namely the World famous Royal Mile / Holyrood Palace (the Queen’s residence) / Scottish Parliament / Arthur’s Seat (set in a 650 acre park) area, is within a 5min walk, while a 5 min walk in the other direction takes you to London Road (a major bus nexus providing access to Princes Street in 5mins and routes to the Old/New Town, the Royal Yacht in c.15mins and Edinburgh Zoo in c.30mins etc). And, despite its central location, the apartment benefits from much sought after FREE WiFi & FREE on street parking!

What makes this Apartment unique

Without a doubt the apartment’s central location (beside Holyrood Palace & a 650 acre park), pedestrian access to the park, close to the main attractions and ready access to FREE parking has been a major Holiday Let draw. In addition, I believe the fact that the apartment is fully owner managed / maintained, meaning you’re assured of receiving a personalised service, has lifted our offering above the pack. Nearby there is a major shopping centre (5mins walk), other shops / pubs / restaurants, numerous bus stops (including an airport / tour bus stop) and it’s close to the main train station (Edinburgh Waverley). In short, this apartment is a great base to make the most of your visit to Edinburgh! ................ I speak English; however please note that over the years I have found Google Translate very effective for assisting with queries & handling bookings in other languages.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Recently upgraded
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, Recently upgraded
      • 1) There is a spacious master bedroom with a King sized bed & walk through wardrobe to a recently installed en-suite shower room (including toilet & basin). There is plenty of storage space. 2) The second bedroom has two single beds and built in double wardrobe 3) The living room has a large sofa bed which pulls out very easily to form a good sized (6Ft 8') double bed.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, A large family bathroom with bath, toilet & wash hand basin
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Recently installed en-suite shower room (inc. toilet & sink)

        Location Type

          • Downtown
            Central location, on the 1st floor (quiet & sunny) of a modern residence, benefiting from FREE PARKING. Within walking distance to the City Centre, The Royal Mile & main tourist attractions
          • Golf Course Front
            Golf: Edinburgh has beautiful public courses. Many golf courses are within an easy drive, including Muirfield (home to British Open 2013) approx 45mins away
          • Lake View
            While not a lake, St Margaret's Loch (1mile away) is located in Holyrood Park. The loch is home to a population of ducks/geese/swans & is just 100m away from the historic ruin of St Anthony's Chapel
          • Monument View
            A 1min walk provides a spectacular view of Arthur’s Seat, enclosed within the 650 acre Holyrood park (which houses Holyrood Palace)
          • Mountain View
            The 650 acre Holyrood Park, which houses Holyrood Palace (the Queen’s Edinburgh residence), is a short 1min walk away from the apartment. Arthur's Seat offers great views of the City
          • Near The Ocean
            Portobello, a coastal suburb of Edinburgh, is approximately 3 miles away. This town faces the sea, which is known locally as the “Firth of Forth.”
          • Ski-Out
            Ski & Snowboard: Hillend Dry Ski Slope offers all year round ski and snowboarding opportunities


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                        Quality bed linen, duvets and pillows are provided
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        There is a washer/dryer in the apartment
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        The apartment boasts modern central heating, with thermostatic valves on each radiator
                      • Internet
                        Free Wi-fi is available throughout the flat. Password & log-in details are provided on the side of the Wi-fi hub
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        The Meadowbank Sports Centre (139-143 London Rd) is a 10min walk away. For a fee, non members can get access to a newly refurbished gym, two fitness studios, squash & basketball courts
                      • Living Room
                        There is a large sofa bed (that can seat 3), a 3 seater couch, assorted chairs, a modern flat screen TV with DVD player (various movies provided), as well as an iPod docking / speaker / charger
                      • Parking
                        The apartment is situated pretty much as close as you can get to all the historic Old Town sites and visitor attractions in Edinburgh with FREE on street parking.
                      • Towels Provided
                        A bath towel and hand towel is provided for each guest.
                      • Washing Machine
                        There is a washer/dryer in the apartment
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Coffee Maker
                            There is a cafetiere (French Press) in the apartment
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            The apartment is very well supplied with everything to produce a meal or comfortably eat a take-away: pots/pans/oven ware/cooking/baking ware and kitchen utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            The modern kitchen is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware. In terms of white goods, there is an electric oven/hob, washer/dryer, dish washer, fridge, freezer & microwave
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                            Electric cooker with double oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            There are various items in the pantry such as tea, coffee, fresh milk, sugar, salt/pepper, cooking oil & washing up liquid
                          • Refrigerator
                            A large fridge & seperate freezer
                          • Stove
                            Electric cooker with double oven
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                The large dining table is situated in the Kitchen, next to the window. There is seating for 5 & a chair mounted high chair is available.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 5 people


                                  • Books
                                    In addition to a small selection of books, local information / literature is also provided
                                  • DVD Player
                                    A small selection of books, DVDs & board games have been provided for your perusal, along with an iPod docking station
                                  • Games
                                    Some board Games are available
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                    There is a modern flat screen TV with 40+ freeview channels
                                  • Toys
                                    Some board Games are available.
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Golf
                                        Edinburgh has beautiful public courses. Many golf courses are within an easy drive, including Muirfield (home to British Open 2013) approx 45mins away
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        Hillend Dry Ski Slope offers all year round ski and snowboarding opportunities
                                      • Tennis
                                        Public tennis courts available in Inverleith Park


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • museums
                                              • botanical garden
                                              • cinemas
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • churches
                                              • playground
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • ruins
                                              • synagogues
                                              • zoo

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • photography
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • gambling casinos
                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • basketball court
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • ice skating
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • mountaineering
                                                          • rock climbing
                                                          • roller blading
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • snowboarding
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • wind-surfing

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            26 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Spotlessly clean, friendly welcome and great location

                                                            Amanda W.

                                                            Great size accommodation with everything you need, including a warm welcome and essentials from Eleanor - thank you! Would recommend- we were five adults and had space and comfort, we hope to return!

                                                            I’d stay there again!

                                                            Diane M.

                                                            Spent almost a week there in February and it was perfect for my friend and me. Safe area and building. Near Holyrood so a very convenient location for all our tourist activities. It is very clean, with comfortable beds, and plenty of light. Walking distance to a supermarket too!


                                                            Angharad D.

                                                            This 2 bed apartments was perfect for a weekend break in Edinburgh. It

                                                            was spotlessly clean and located just at the bottom of the Royal Mile. I would definitely book this apartment again for our next visit.


                                                            Mari R.

                                                            A fabulous budget apartment. It was clean, tidy and comfortable. A lovely welcome from Eleanor, she had left bread, milk, butter and jam. The apartment is a short walk from The Royal Mile and Holyrood palace. Parking was no problem. I can't wait to go back. Thank you.

                                                            Excellent Value

                                                            Henry S.Kingsport, Tennessee

                                                            Three of us wanted a base from which we could explore Edinburgh and this place was perfect for that. We didn't have an automobile and it's an easy walk to the end of the Royal Mile and to several bus stops. Everything in the flat worked (dishwasher, fridge, washing machine, iron, shower, wi-fi, etc.). We always felt safe. Beds, pillows, sofas and chairs were comfortable. Had to climb a full flight of stairs but that was never a problem for the three of us. Eleanor was available when we needed her, and gave us helpful information.

                                                            Quiet, easy access to the Royal Mile, bus stops, food, etc

                                                            Paula D.

                                                            Suitable space for 4 adults. Clean, but tub & shower drains were clogged, cleaner on site fixed both. Freezer needed to be defrosted & the clothes dryer heated the clothes, but did not dry them well. Drying rack is provided for finishing or air dry (difficult in a cool/damp space).

                                                            Shower worked great, but could use some shelving inside to place soaps, shampoo, etc inside the shower.

                                                            Only 1 face & bath towel were provided for a 6 day stay. Had dryer worked properly we would have washed and dried to have clean towels.

                                                            Nothing major and we would recommend staying here if you're looking for a nice place in Edinburgh.



                                                            Edinburgh, UK

                                                            GETTING TO THE FLAT: Transport Links are excellent as the apartment is close to several main bus routes which access most areas of the city and beyond. A) Bus/Airport: The Airlink 100 service (£4.50) runs from the airport to the City Centre (Waverley Bridge), from where it takes c. 20mins to walk to the apt. The Skylink 300 service (£4.50) takes considerably longer as it takes a roundabout route and stops many more times, although if you alight from this bus at the Holyrood/Scottish Parliament stop you will have just a 5 min walk to our apartment although we recommend using a phone GPS tracker. B) Taxis: Are widely available at the airport & cost around £25 (depending on traffic) to get to the flat. Alternatively try calling City Cabs or Central Taxis C) Trains: Waverley Train Station is a 15-20min walk away. A taxi to/from Waverley will cost c.£5 to get to the apartment. [The station has a baggage storage area] D) Car: Nearby access to the city bypass & motorway networks is very useful. It can sometimes be difficult to find free parking in Edinburgh City Centre but Tytler Gardens and the surrounding streets are about as close as you can get to the City Centre, the Royal Mile and the Old Town and be able to PARK FOR FREE at all times. E) Tram: A quick 3 min walk from the airport will take you to the tram stop where you can buy tickets (£5.50 an adult). Trams run every 8-10mins and it will take c. 45mins to get to York Place (the last stop). Alighting here you can then take a Lothian bus (26 or 44) to Carlyle Place and it is just a 5 minute walk from here or you can walk from York Place which will take c. 20mins THE NEIGHBOURHOOD: 1) Tytler Gardens: The apartment is very centrally located with all of Edinburgh's tourist attractions within easy reach. Ideally situated for the Royal Mile (5 min walk), Palace of Holyrood House (5 min walk), Scottish Parliament and Dynamic Earth (5 min walk) as well as having the beautiful Holyrood Park right on the doorstep. Nearby, there are also numerous festival and 'Fringe' venues (it’s a 10 min walk through the park to the famous “Pleasance”), the Grassmarket / Cowgate (15-20 min walk) and Edinburgh Castle (15-20 min walk). ################# 2) Edinburgh: The Old Town's cobbled streets, closes (alleyways) and historic Victorian / Georgian architecture make it visually stunning. The grandeur of the New Town, designer/boutique shopping on George Street and an immense choice of restaurants and bars make it a city to suit everyone's taste and budget! ################# 3) The Festival city: Festivals are what Edinburgh does best, with something going on all year round. The high summer Military Tattoo & International and the Fringe are perhaps the best known, however to name but a few Edinburgh hosts the Science festival (April), Film Festival (June), Jazz & Blues Festival (July), Book Festival, Mela (August) and numerous gourmet food events. ################# 4) Entertainment: Edinburgh has a throbbing night-life, is home to various jazz bars, comedy clubs, while during the summer street entertainment & busking Bag Pipers are never far away. The nearby Playhouse (15-20mins) & Festival Theatre (20min walk) host an abundance of cultural events, including operas, ballets & stand up comedy shows. ################# 5) Walking in The Green City: Edinburgh is a fantastic city to visit and is small enough to walk around. Holyrood Park, Princes Street gardens and the meadows (tennis & pitch n putt golf!) are popular places for a stroll, offering a change to the ever present guided historical / ghost tours! For the more energetic, Arthur's Seat (1min away), an extinct volcano, is crisscrossed with walking trails and is popular with runners / cyclists as well as tourists for some of the best views of the city from Salisbury Crags. In addition, the Botanical Gardens and Edinburgh Zoo (No. 26 bus from London Road, c30mins), home to the UK's only Giant Pandas, are both worth a visit and are accessible by nearby bus routes. ################# 6) Running, Edinburgh Marathon: Billed as “the fastest marathon in the UK” and “one of the fastest in the World,” Edinburgh is expected to host 40,000+ elite athletes in May 2017. ################# 7) Hogmanay, the Scottish New Year: The Scots word for “the last day of the year.” Enough said! ################# All in all, in the sunshine there is nothing better than wandering around the streets soaking up the atmosphere. When it rains (which has been known!) you are never far from somewhere interesting to dash into out of the weather. Edinburgh boast a huge number of Art Galleries, Museums, theatres and live music venues as well as Cinema's, indoor shopping centres and entertainment Plaza's - something for everyone!

                                                            Rates & Availability

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                                                            - PRICES ARE FULLY INCLUSIVE OF bedlinen, towels, heating, taxes & WiFi. A travel cot and a highchair are available (FREE of charge) to guests upon request (you will need to bring your own linen for the cot). - CHECK IN 4pm onwards, with check out 11am. If required, Waverley Train station has a baggage storage area - Due to local restrictions, the maximum length of a stay is 30 days. ######## House Rules ######## STRICTLY NO PARTIES! NO SMOKING IN THE APARTMENT or STAIRWELL! … Please respect the no-smoking rule NO PETS ARE ALLOWED! Please contact us ahead of booking if traveling with more than one infant under 2yrs old. Our apartment is in a residential block, please be respectful of the working professionals living in the apartments around you. This building is their home and as such they are under no obligation to put up with excessively loud music/TV noise and/or smoking in the stairwell. Please bear in mind that our neighbours can, and will, report any behaviour that contravenes these House Rules to the relevant authorities, which could entail a police caution or fine. Finally, enough of the heavy stuff!..... We really appreciate you booking with us & hope you have a wonderful stay in our lovely home. Eleanor

                                                            26 Reviews
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