Central apt. in historic Old Town Edinburgh


Entire rental unit hosted by Charlotte

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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A bright 1 bedroom apartment overlooking the Old College's Dome. The very central and unique location means most sights are within walking distance. A stone's throw away from the Festival Theatre, National Museum. The Castle, Royal Mile and Grassmarket are nearby. Great coffee place below and a friendly local bar. 4th floor. No lift. If you have heavy luggage be aware of this.
I'm usually always around to meet people and let them in myself.

The space
Built in the 1790s the tall classical tenements of the street were completed when the South Bridge was built as a link between the Old Town and the developing southern part of the city. Robbie Burns would have been striding the streets at the time and William McGonagall, the poet, lived and died on the street.
The apartment is on the 4th floor. An old turnpike stair leads the way up.

The Lounge overlooks the Dome of the Old College and if you lean out the window you can see down the street to the Firth of Forth in the distance. A bright comfortable room with a sofa bed that can accommodate 2 further guests. A fold out table can be used for dining and there is a TV with built in freeview/DVD player. Free wifi.

The Bedroom is set to the rear of the building and is nice and peaceful with a comfortable double bed. Space to hang clothes, chest of drawers and a hair dryer is supplied.
An ironing board and iron can be found in a hall cupboard.

The Kitchen has all you might need if you choose to eat in. Cooker, microwave, kettle, toaster and dishwasher. Essentials like oil, salt, pepper, coffee and tea are provided.

Bathroom. A lovely space with bath and electric shower over and large mirror. Towels, shower gel, shampoo and toilet paper are provided.

Where you'll sleep

1 double bed
Living room
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Shared backyard
Hair dryer

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4.94 out of 5 stars from 663 reviews


Where you’ll be

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The Royal Mile, Grassmarket, Castle and much more are a pleasant stroll away with Princes Street being a 10 minute walk. Most of the Edinburgh Festival venues are nearby - Festival Theatre, Pleasance, George Square, Udderbelly etc. The area is surrounded by many restaurants, cafes, bars and shops to enjoy. There is also a choice of several supermarkets nearby. Live music can be found down the street in The Captain's Bar - a small traditional bar with live Scottish folk music most nights. Live Jazz is on until late round the corner in the Jazz Bar on Chambers Street. Just up the road on Nicolson Street you can find many charity/thrift shops where you can pick up a bargain or two!

Hosted by Charlotte

  1. Joined in June 2013
  • 1,421 Reviews
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  • Superhost
HI, I'm a mother of 2 boys. I have lived a somewhat peripatetic life but now love to spend time welcoming people to my own place. My passions are art, food and travel and wish I had time to do more!

During your stay

I am usually never far away if you need help with anything and always contactable by phone.

Charlotte is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy