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
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.”
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
Find the "secret door"...
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.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.
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.