Apartment in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town, Scotland - Shops & Bars just minutes' away
Nick and Sarah
About Nick and Sarah
Sarah and I moved to Scotland in 2010 after some 15 years in London. At first I continued to commute down south for a few days each week and Sarah worked in Dundee. We now have a young family, I work in Edinburgh and we are both loving the lifestyle up here. My family are originally from Scotland and we wanted somewhere more relaxing to live and with access to the countryside. It has been a great move for us and we are really well settled in now.
Nick and Sarah purchased this Apartment in 2012
Why Nick and Sarah chose New Town
The apartment is on Cumberland Street, one of the best known and best located streets in the New Town. It's not a cut through route to anywhere so traffic (and consequently noise) is very low but Dundas Street - the main road up the hill to Princes Street - is right at the end of the road. Being a main door apartment, you get the feeling of living in a house. With its own entrance and grand hallway, coming home is a real pleasure.
What makes this Apartment unique
It is an incredibly convenient location for almost anywhere in the city centre. When we bought the apartment, it was completely unmodernised and, whilst we have done a lot of work on it, we have retained the period features, such as the cornicing and fireplaces. Even some of the glass in the windows dates from the early 1800s and the entrance hall has an original flagstone floor which we have stripped and restored.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A very special time.
The property was ideal. My daughter got ready for her wedding at the flat, there was plenty of room for everyone.
Wonderful Holiday Apartment in a Great Location
My family and I have just returned from seven nights at No.27 and had a superb time in and around Edinburgh; all helped by the great facilities and location of this holiday apartment. There were even many toys, games and books for youngsters to enjoy so half of the things we brought weren't needed!
The owners, Nick and Sue, were really friendly and easy to communicate with and provided answers to all of our questions very quickly. The apartment is very spacious and was very well appointed with all the items and facilities any family would need for a short or long stay here. The location was superb - the heart of the Old Town can be reached in 15' by foot or the No.23 and No.27 bus routes are a minute's walk from the apartment with other routes to other destinations easily reachable just a little further along. There are several supermarkets nearby open until late but our favourite was the closest one called Margiotta as this stocked many local products. There's a play park nearby and the street that No.27 is on is really peaceful and clean.
Overall, a brilliant stay and we would highly recommend this holiday apartment to anyone wishing to visit this beautiful city.
We could not have asked for better... Would recommend you highly to anyone who would be looking for excellent accommodations in Edinburgh... The flat was execeptionally comfortable and near everything.... In a nutshell, couldn't have wished for better...
We had a wonderful stay in this lovely apartment. Everything was done to make the apartment comfortable, the location is really good, all attractions close, food supermarkets and transport nearby. Thanks Nick and Sarah, we couldn’t have asked for more!
27 cumberland street
brilliant apt will stay again
Edinburgh is situated on the Firth of Forth. The old docks of Leith are just a 10 minute drive from the apartment. This district is now a lively area with plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from. The nearest beach is at Portobello (around 10 - 15 minutes' drive) but head out to East Lothian (25 minutes' drive) for quieter out-of-town beaches.
A taxi from the airport will take around 25 minutes and cost approximately £20. The Airport Express bus stops at George Street (easy 5 minute walk down the hill to the apartment), costs £4.50 one way (£7.50 return) and takes around half an hour depending on traffic. You can also take a tram to Princes Street which takes around 35 minutes and costs £5.50 one way (£8.50 return).
If arriving by train, Waverley Station is around a 10 minute walk - downhill so easy to do with luggage.
The apartment is right in the heart of the New Town. George St and Princes St are both less than 10 minutes' walk (faster coming back as it is downhill!) as is Stockbridge. The vast majority of Edinburgh's city centre attractions are within easy walking distance of the apartment.