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Beautiful Apartment in Edinburgh's Historic New Town

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

Located in the Stockbridge area of Edinburgh, on the edge of the UNESCO World Heritage site, the property is ideally situated for exploring Edinburgh's historic Old and New Towns, with the famous Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Mile only a short distance away.

Stockbridge has a wide variety of shops, delicatessens, restaurants and bars located minutes from the property. Other attractions nearby include the Botanic Gardens and The Water Of Leith Walkway.

This late 19th century property is over first and second floors with stunning views over two of Edinburgh's finest Georgian streets. Accommodation comprises an impressive drawing room, four bedrooms (each with a double bed and the 3 larger bedrooms have an additional single bed), two bathrooms (one with shower and the other with shower and bath) and a fully equipped kitchen with range cooker. Additional features include HD Cable T (all major sports channels available), DVD, CD and video (with a selection of CDs, videos and DVDs), wireless speaker with bluetooth compatibility, hi-speed wireless internet connection , telephone and a selection of board games. The apartment features many attractive period features such as an open fire in the drawing room and an ornamental cornice on the drawing room ceiling It is the perfect place to relax, in the perfect city for your holiday.

If we can do anything to make your stay enjoyable, we will! We provide the basic necessities for your arrival (tea, coffee, milk, bread, sugar etc and toiletries in each bathroom). If you have a 'wish list' of additional items to be left for your arrival, just ask. We do request a minimum rental of two nights, and sometimes more at peak times.

Keywords: Double Upper Villa

More Details

Owner
Rona Ounsley
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Rona Ounsley

I was born in Montrose in the North East of Scotland and brought up in the small town of Forfar. I came to Edinburgh to study, met my husband and the rest is history! My husband comes from York but we both loved Edinburgh so much we couldn't bear to leave so we both found jobs in the city and we were able to buy a flat eventually, moving up the property ladder until we were able to buy both apartments at our current address.

Rona Ounsley purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Rona Ounsley chose Stockbridge

We originally lived in the Upper Villa and we were lucky to buy it from friends as we loved visiting them as the property has some beautiful original features - the cornicing in the drawing room won me over at first sight!

What makes this apartment unique

The view from the windows in the drawing room, the coal fire in the drawing room, the spacious rooms all make the Upper Villa feel like a home from home

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great place and a great location - many thanks!
Dec 2010
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Amenities

Stockbridge Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The shower room is on the first floor bedroom next to bedroom 1 and has 24 hours hot water from the gas boiler. The bathroom is on the second floor and has a large bath and electric shower over the bath. This bathroom is between the other 3 bedrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Travel cot available for babies and toddlers, 3 single day beds available in the larger bedrooms
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Apartment in Edinburgh's Historic New Town
average rating of 4.9038463 based on 104 reviews
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in this spacious accomodation, lots of room for 8 adults. Modernly updated while still maintaining lots of the old character. Good restaurants, bars and shopping in the area and the city centre is a pleasant 15 minute walk away. Would definately recommend this location.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2007
  • Stayed: December 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful house, great location and Rona even had a Christmas trees put up for us

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house and great location

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Central well equipped apartment

  • 4 of 5

Lovely old property, well maintained, very comfortable. Handy welcome pack and loads of odds and ends provided in kitchen cupboards to enable you to feel at home. Perfect for what we wanted. Parking can be a bit tricky so try to get there early and park up and leave your car as close as possible to apartment. Resident's parking outside door and no permit in apartment so had to offload a distance away and carry bags/provisions in. However, just a small consideration.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great time was had by all :)

  • 5 of 5

5 of us stayed at this apartment last weekend and we all had a great time, the apartment was all we could wish for. Spacious and everything we needed was there. It was also quite central for getting out and about.

Edinburgh is a beautiful city and the highlight for us were the Christmas Markets. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! Look forward to hosting you again in the future
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Can't imagine how it could have been better

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of family spent a wonderful week exploring amazing Edinburgh (and the Fringe Festival!) and a few fun day trips out of the city - and Rona's apartment was the perfect home base. Elegant, so very well equipped, and conveniently located, I can't imagine how it could have been better. Rona was quite helpful and accommodating to our planning and staggered arrivals. The apartment is really lovely and was so very well stocked with all the essentials. One of the nicest rentals we've had the pleasure to 'borrow.'

Sincere thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you need and more

  • 5 of 5

We had a 2 night stay for 6 guests at this lovely apartment that's just a 15 minute walk into town. The apartment was spotless, homely and welcoming. It has beautiful period features and all the essentials we needed were catered for. We really couldn't fault it at all. We also met the owner Rona just as we were leaving who was lovely. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend to others. Thanks again John and Marion.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Edinburgh Castle
"Edinburgh's iconic castle perched atop a dormant volcano."
Princes Street Gardens
"Beautiful Gardens in the city centre with outstanding views of the castle"
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
"Must see annual attraction celebrating the music of Scotland's Military Bands along with spe..."
Royal Yacht Britannia
"Pop on the 36 bus to Ocean Terminal and visit the Queen's Yacht"
The Real Mary Kings Close
"Excellent tour in the Old Town, giving visitors a real sense of Edinburgh's less pristine past"
Inverleith Park
Royal Botanic Garden
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
The Shore
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Edinburgh Airport (Travel by Taxi, Tram or Bus)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Bon Vivant
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Silverknowes Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Waverley Station
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
A90
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Scran and Scally
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Fairmilehead Dry Ski Slope
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Portobello Beach (Travel by Bus or Car)
Car: not necessary

Stockbridge is close to the city centre and within close walking distance of the Water of Leith Walkway, the Botanic Gardens, Inverleith park (childrens park, tennis courts, petanque pitch, and duck pond), Dean Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art. We also have a wide range of restaurants and grocery shops.

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $277.05

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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