Back bedroom with superb viewCozy sitting room
Incredibly central 18th c 3bdr flat

Entire home/flat

7 guests

3 bedrooms

5 beds

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Stay in an historic flat in the very heart of Edinburgh right on Calton Hill! Great view, Princes Street 3 minute walk. Charming "farm" style kitchen, very comfy sitting room. Sleeps up to 7 in 3+ bedrooms. Owner runs travel company and frequently abroad. Agents speak English, German, Czech

The space

Location location location! This is a charming historic flat built in 1770 (we still have the original title deed!), but it's main feature is how close you are to everything! Just a 5 minute walk to either the Princes Street shops or the Calton Hill views.
The flat sleeps 7 across 4 rooms (2 x double beds, 1 room with 2 single beds & sofa, box room with bed). There is just one bathroom so you need to manage a bit!

Here's what a recent (Oct 2015) guest had to say:
“This is the best place I've ever stayed in on AirBnB. The flat was wonderfully cosy and comfortable, with some great extra features - loved the hidden door! Uwe was always easy to contact regarding check-in and check-out. We were all delighted by the flat and hope we get the opportunity to stay here again soon.”

Guest access

There is free WiFi (and we provide a cable for wired ethernet). You have a complete kitchen with all the usual utensils and kitchenware. There is a lovely small private garden in the front. Washing machine/dryer, dishwasher, TV digital box and DVD player.

Interaction with guests

You will be met by our agent at the flat at a mutually agreed time for key handover and briefing. He will be available on phone for any issues. There is no cleaning service during your stay unless you request and pay agent.

Other things to note

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The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: 35 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: 50
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

This flat is still used periodically by the owners, so please respect it as a home. There are many period or just unusual features, please treat with the care a 250 year old flat deserves! Especially don't: disturb the neighbours (particularly downstairs, as the floors are pretty sound-conductive!), litter, or smoke indoors. If you break or damage anything, please inform the agent - unless substantial we rarely charge for small breakages such as glasses, but we need to know in order to restock for the next guest.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

29 Reviews

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Carol User Profile
May 2017
Gordon's house is ideally located for pretty much everything in Edinburgh, you couldn't want for a better location. The house is quirky but in a great way. The agent, Uwe, was very helpful and contacted us prior to our arrival to check there were no problems. We would definitely stay here again on any subsequent trips to Edinburgh.

Arnaud User Profile
April 2017
Perfect place to stay when visiting Edinburgh!

Heather User Profile
January 2017
Fantastic place to stay and Gordon was a great host. The flat is perfectly located and very comfortable inside. Loved the Rayburn cooker!

Peter User Profile
December 2016
A well situated property with plenty of character. The host was very helpful and ensured we recieved a good welcome on our arrival. Ideal for exploring the city and its attractions. The rayburn provided lots of warmth a week before Christmas!

John User Profile
October 2016
All in all a lovely, spacious, very central apartment, with good facilities.

Eleonore User Profile
September 2016
This place was exactly what it advertised as and more! We were warmly and timely greeted at the door for the handover, and everything was very clean and tidy. It's great in terms of location and it's just a 5-10 minute walk from Waverley train station. It's a quirky flat (I really liked the kitchen in particular) and perfect for a nice stay in Edinburgh. I heartily recommend staying here and would definitely book again for another trip to this lovely city.

Margaret User Profile
June 2016
We are 3 lively 60 year old "ladies" who had a wonderful stay in this incredibly spacious flat right in the middle of this beautiful city.The situation was fantastic and really quiet despite being so central.We could walk everywhere, the area is very safe and the photos and description of the flat are very accurate. It was great!! Thank you, we will tell all out friends, a real gem.

Prague, Czech RepublicJoined in November 2013
Gordon User Profile

American/Scot, lived in Edinburgh at flat for 20+ years, which I still own and love. Married with 6 yr old child; now living mainly in Prague. Managing Director of leading worldwide motorsports tour company (mostly MotoGP). Business and family commitments mean sadly we are rarely in Edinburgh these days, however have excellent agent in the city looking after flat and guests. We also run the main annual Burns Night in Prague (b so keep our Scottish connections alive!
Between ourselves and agent speak fluent English, German, Czech and Russian. We will ensure you have a great visit to our beloved city.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Čeština
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
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