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Self catering apartment in an eighteenth century building in Edinburgh New Town

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Sleeps 4 people. One double and one twin room. Comfortable lounge

The apartment, which sleeps 4 people, has recently been refurbished to a high standard in a modern style and comprises a living room with a gas fueled stove, a fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms one with twin beds, a bathroom with a bath and shower over and a small entrance hall. It offers comfortable, contemporary living within a building of character and historic interest.

The living room is a stylish, modern room with two sofas a dining area and a TV with Free view and a DVD/CD player. There is also free Internet/ broadband access with Wi-Fi.

The newly fitted kitchen is well equipped with a wide range of good quality utensils and equipment including a cooker, hob, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher and microwave.

The apartment has an attractive walled garden, shared with other residents, which provides an ideal setting for an evening drink or a lunchtime sandwich.

An ideal location ...

Duncan’s Land is located in the vibrant Stockbridge area of the city where you will find a wide range of interesting and unusual shops along with many cafes and restaurants. There is a small Sainsbury’s supermarket two minutes from the apartment open until 11.00 pm. The Water of Leith walkway is less than 5 minutes away, along which you can stroll to the Gallery of Modern Art in about half an hour. It’s a delightful walk and you wouldn’t think you were in the city – all you can hear is the water and the local wildlife. The city center and Princes Street is within easy walking distance and has an excellent bus service. A Starbucks coffee shop is just round the corner - and you are just ten minutes walk from city center restaurants.

Edinburgh city centre ...

The city centre, Princes Street and the Royal Mile are within easy walking distance - uphill going there but downhill coming back! It’s a five minute taxi ride but there is also an excellent bus service. Edinburgh is the home of the Edinburgh International Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe, the Jazz and Blues Festival and many more. Google ‘Edinburgh Festivals’ for a full guide. Edinburgh is also a city of culture throughout the year with art galleries, theatres, concert halls and cinemas. Other attractions include Edinburgh castle, Holyrood palace, the Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh Dungeon, Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh Zoo (with the pandas), the National Gallery of Scotland and the Modern Art Gallery, the Royal Botanic Gardens as well as the Georgian New Town and the historic Royal Mile.

Wonderful local walks ...

The Water of Leith walkway is less than 5 minutes from the apartment. You can stroll to the Gallery of Modern Art or the Dean Gallery in about half an hour and get a coffee before deciding to return. Dean village, described as 'a tranquil green oasis on the Water of Leith', is half way and really beautiful. Six Antony Gormley statues are located on the Water of Leith. One is just under the bridge next to the apartment and another is at the entrance to the Modern Art gallery.

A little bit of history ...

Duncan’s Land is a merchant's house built about 1790 from the stones of demolished buildings in Edinburgh’s Old Town. It was the birthplace of the artist, David Roberts (1796-1864), who worked as a scene painter at Edinburgh's Theatre Royal and London's Covent Garden. In 1830, he was appointed President of the Society of British Artists. During the following decade he toured the Far East, producing a celebrated series of paintings of Egyptian scenes and antiquities. A plaque on the wall of the house celebrates his birthplace.

A stone lintel, with the inscription, ‘Fear God Onlye, 1605’ was originally in a property on Bank street just off the Royal Mile. We think the staircase probably came from the same site. Duncan's Land is mentioned in Cassell's Old and New Edinburgh by James Grant, which was printed as a periodical in the 1880s. A drawing of Duncan's Land by E. W. Cooke R.A., is dated 1853 and appears in Ballantine, J., (1866), The life of David Roberts, R.A. published by Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh.

Charley Boorman visits Stockbridge…

'The elegant district of Stockbridge is 'The One Thing' that completes any trip to Edinburgh' says Charley. Charley visits St. Bernard's Well, a picturesque Doric temple built on a renowned healing spring, and then explores some of the many attractions of Stockbridge. Find the video on YouTube using the search words Charley Boorman, Stockbridge.

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Owner
Morag Cosford
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 February, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Morag,

I didn't have time to write a note this morning so I wanted to e-mail and say how very much we enjoyed our stay at Duncan's Land. On our only previous visit we had stayed on the other side of town, so Stockbridge was a revelation. We loved the shops, the farmers' market, and the proximity to the Botanical Gardens and the International Book Festival as well as the Fringe.

Your thoughtfulness in stocking the kitchen with tea, milk, coffee, bread and jams was much appreciated after our journey. And we found the apartment superbly comfortable and a real oasis for rest after all our activities around town.

Your property is lovely and I hope we have the opportunity to rent it again.

Best,

Gail
Aug 2012
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(57 traveller reviews)

Self catering apartment in an eighteenth century building in Edinburgh New Town
average rating of 4.7719297 based on 61 reviews
5

Great apartment in great location; gracious host

  • 5 of 5

I want to thank Morag for her kindness in being flexible with our departure time. We ended up needing to fly out of Edinburgh on Sunday evening (rather than Monday morning) so wanted to continue to have access to the apartment throughout the day until time to get to the airport. Gratefully there was no one booked immediately behind us, and Morag was gracious in letting us retain access to the apartment until late in the afternoon. She also had tipped us off that there would be a delightful Stockbridge market on Sunday morning across the street from the apartment, and we found delicious goodies, cheeses, chocolates, meats, and various items for sale there ... some of which made it into our suitcases to take back home. The apartment was the most "homey" of the various ones we used over our trip, which felt great. As it was cold when we arrived (Jan 2017), my daughter immediately turned on the gas heater in the fireplace and settled down in front of it. The free wi-fi worked well enough, and was helpful for all of us needing to access email, etc. on our computers. It is a fully stocked kitchen which was really nice, and would have been very helpful if we had actually stayed long enough to do some cooking, and take full advantage of the meat and cheeses at the Sunday market. I was a bit concerned about only having one bathroom for 4 adults to share, but it worked out fine and my son (who has LONG legs) enjoyed the longer bathtub for a relaxing bath one evening. If we had stayed longer it would have been nice to have a washer in the apartment, but not a big deal for us. The apartment is a bit funky in that it is directly over a restaurant, and some of the sounds and smells were there, but not in disturbing or problematic way ... just aware of it. It is an old house with charm, a small yard, great location in Stockbridge, a 10-15 minute walk to Edinburgh Castle & Royal Mile (which we did even in cold January weather). Sooooo much better than staying in a hotel. Delightful and we would stay there again if we are ever able to return to Edinburgh. Thanks for the hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, Elizabeth for this very full review and I am so pleased that your stay went well . Lack of space is the reason for no washing machine but there is a very good laundrette 5 minutes down the road and there is a washing hanger that fits over the bath for some hand washing . Hope you do return some day ! Morag
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5

Very cosy and a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

The property was absolutely lovely , cosy and well equipped. It is full of character with access up a small stone spiral staircase.

The location is fantastic with a variety of individual shops and restaurants only a short walk away.

Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic hogmanay break.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. Needs bit tlc.

Everything you could need. Close to all attractions.

Would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

perfect city centre bolt hole

  • 5 of 5

This is a quirky property in the middle of New Town. It was spotlessly clean and and very cosy, particularly the lounge, with its gas 'coal burner'. We were appreciative of the generous welcome hamper left for us. Right by the glorious Water of Leith and twenty mins walk to Old Town. Lots of local interesting shops and independant restaurants and cafes. Highly recommend the Kilted lobster. We loved our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this generous review . I am very pleased that your visit went well. Morag
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5

Amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the best portion of my whole vacation. The property is so cozy it could double as my second home. I wouldn't hesitate to rent this property again. Amazing location, clean and comfortable. Parking is available selectively and you can walk to almost anything you'd like to see.. thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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4

Great first stop in Scotland!

  • 4 of 5

Morag's apartment was cozy, clean, and perfectly located to explore Edinburgh. We were so grateful to call it our first home away from home on our trip through Scotland. The two bedrooms are of good size, there's plenty of closet space, the WiFi is great, and Morag had even left out a small basket of goodies for us to enjoy during our stay. The location couldn't be beat - it was an easy walk to Princes Street and the Royal Mile and the neighborhood was nice with plenty to do. Thanks so much for a wonderful time in Edinburgh!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Metres
Baillie bar
Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
Rosyth Ferry Terminal,
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Prestonfield Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Edinburgh Waverley
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
M 8
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Stockbridge Restaurant
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Hillend - UK's Largest Artificial Ski Run
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Portobello
Car: not necessary

Duncan's Land is an historic Georgian house in central Edinburgh with 2 bedrooms, sleeping 2 to 4 people. Down a few steps and through a delightful garden is the door to the old stone spiral stairs that leads up to this neat and comfortable first floor flat. You are welcome to sit out in the shared garden, and there are lovely walks along the Water of Leith nearby.

Duncan's Land is in a quiet position, and just at the bottom of the street is the 'village' of Stockbridge. Here the Sainsbury's Local stays open until 11pm, and there are lots of small interesting shops including the wonderful Mellis artisan cheese shop. Cafés and pubs and restaurants abound.

It's a 12 minute walk to Princes Street and a pleasurable 10 minutes back again (downhill!) through some of Edinburgh's finest Georgian streets. If you prefer the bus, Stockbridge has a good, regular service.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in New Town, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
4 Jan 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$203
A$1,383
 
 
High Season
14 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$252
 
 
Mid Season
18 Apr 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$203
A$1,383
 
 
High Season
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$252
A$1,709
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$203
A$1,383
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Six Nation weekends rental is £150 per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in New Town, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • City Centre
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • soap
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • The bathroom has a bath with a shower over it, toilet and wash-hand basin. There are shelves for toiletries.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
  • The twin bedroom has a built in wardrobe and what we believe to be an original eighteenth century fireplace. The window overlooks the garden. The double bedroom has a queen size bed, a full length mirror and a large built in wardrobe with plenty of hanging space. The window overlooks a lane that runs alongside the property.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The living room has an fireplace with a recently installed gas stove. Electricity, linen and towels are included in the price. An iron, ironing board and hairdryer are provided. A travel cot, high chair and children's plates and cutlery can be provided on request at no extra cost. We give particular attention to ensuring the apartment is spotlessly clean on your arrival. No smoking and no pets please. Please note that the apartment is located on the first floor and there is no lift. Access is by an eighteenth century spiral staircase.