Flat in amazing central location

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1PB, United Kingdom

Warm and homely 1-bedroom flat situated right in the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town. Only a few minutes walk from Waverley railway station and airport bus drop-off point. Sofa bed in living room allows flat to accommodate up to 3 people.

Your host, Christine
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Warm and homely 1-bedroom flat situated right in the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town. Only a few minutes walk from Waverley railway station and airport bus drop-off point. Sofa bed in living room allows flat to accommodate up to 3 people.

The Space

The flat is situated on the 2nd floor and comprises of:

*Double bedroom*
1 double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, hair dryer, full length mirror, etc

*Living room*
Two couches (one of which is a small double sofa bed), 52" inch TV, SKY Plus, DVD player, coffee table, electric fireplace

Dining table, fan assisted oven, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, espresso machine, toaster, kettle, iron, ironing board and array of pots/pans

Toilet, sink, bathtub and shower

*Also included*
* Free wireless internet
* Tea, coffee, sugar, milk & cereals
* All bed linen & towels, body wash, shampoo & conditioner

Guest Access

If you want to see Edinburgh's central attractions, you'll struggle to find a better placed flat to be based. You'll be within walking distance from:

Edinburgh Castle (0.4 mi/9 mins)
Holyrood Palace (0.6 mi/11 mins)
St. Giles' Cathedral (0.1 mi/3 mins)
National Museum of Scotland (0.4 miles/9 mins)
National Gallery of Scotland (0.3 miles/7 mins)
Princes Street Gardens (0.3 mi/6 mins)
Grassmarket (0.4 mi/10 mins)
Arthur's Seat (0.8 mi/14 mins)

Edinburgh Airport is only 30 minutes away via the Airlink bus, which arrives and leaves every 15 minutes from Waverley Bridge (right at the bottom of Cockburn Street, where the flat is located). Waverley railway station is only a 2-3 minutes walk away.

There are a multitude of restaurants, pubs, supermarkets, buses and taxis all within a 5 minute walk of the flat.

August is a very popular and exciting time to visit Edinburgh with the Edinburgh International Festival and the Fringe Festival- the biggest arts festival in the world! The city comes alive with it's enthusiastic street performers, round-the-clock street and venue entertainment, many theatre productions, and the Edinburgh Military Tattoo with it's traditional Scottish music and fireworks displays set in front of the world famous backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.

This is a no smoking property and not suitable for pets.

Please get in touch if you have any questions!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $18 / night after 2 guests
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Charming, quiet but central location, beautifully equipped flat and Christine was a perfect host. She ensured we'd feel home from home- right from the initial booking. Couldn't recommend more highly and hope it's not too long before me and my family could stay again.

    July 2014
  • Our first airbnb experience and it was completely hassle-free. Christine was very welcoming. The location, as expected, was great - and surprisingly quiet at night. The flat had everything we needed, including basic food provisions, so we didn't need to shop; (we were only there for one night). Thank you Christine.

    June 2014
  • Christine is a very nice host. Her apartment is pretty and clean, and decorated with flowers. The location is perfect, for not only is it 1 minute walk to the Royal Mile Street, but also there is a Boots, a convenient store, and a couple of vintage shops beside the apartment.

    We definitely recommend Christine's place for either short stay or long stay.

    Jun& Anna

    June 2014
  • Christine's flat was AMAZING - Christine greeted us as soon as we got in with maps and brochures of things to do around the city and couldn't have been sweeter. Even though we were only staying for one night, she had our fridge stocked with milk and butter and had bought us fresh bread and cereal for breakfast as well as coffee and tea. The place itself was bigger than I thought, adorable, and very clean. The location was also PERFECT to explore the city. Nowhere we wanted to go was more than a 10 minute walk. I DEFINITELY recommend this flat and will be back next time we are in Edinburgh!

    June 2014
  • Our experience was excellent. The apartment was exactly as pictured. It was clean and comfortable. The location is perfect as it is close to the Royal Mile, train station, bus stops, restaurants, and many tourist attractions. Our hosts were wonderful. Christine was easy to communicate with in arranging our stay and helpful when we experienced travel problems. She bought a fan for our comfort as the weather was unusually warm. Christine had fresh flowers in the apartment for us, which we really appreciated. We had a wonderful week in Scotland and meeting Christine and Ronnie added to the enjoyment of our stay. Thank you Christine and Ronnie for your hospitality!! Edinburgh is a very walkable city; be sure you bring comfortable shoes to wear.

    June 2014
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Christine's flat. The location was right by the Royal Mile but on a side street so it was quiet at night and one was not in the middle of crowds. She is also right up the street from the airport bus and this was partly why we were interested in the flat. It was clean and cozy with a good bed and Christine was very friendly and helpful.

    June 2014
  • We had a wonderful time during our first stay in Edinburgh enhanced by our stay in Christine's lovely flat! The flat is just as pictured and the location is very central as advertised. Christine is a lovely and gracious host and if we should be lucky enough to visit Edinburgh again we will not look elsewhere for lodging.

    June 2014
    Response from Christine:

    Thanks so much for your fantastic review. It was a pleasure meeting you both. I hope to see you again

    June 2014
  • As promised, the flat is central to everything we would want to see.....the Castle, Holyrood House, Arthur's Seat. Lovely restaurants nearby, including the Outsider and the Edinburgh Larder (lunch). The flat was well equipped with towels, plenty of breakfast options, and even chocolates. The space was more than adequate for my daughter and me. And although Christine said we might hear some noise, we slept well on this street just off of the Royal Mile. Christine and Ronnie were wonderful hosts on our first trip to Edinburgh, providing detailed directions to all the Old Town and wonderful recommendations. Well done!

    May 2014
  • Christine was very friendly and communicative. The flat was very comfortable. It felt like home. Christine left us plenty of snacks, fresh linens, and literature on nearby attractions. Cockburn street is right in the middle of the Royal Mile. There are many nearby restaurants, pubs, and shops. Many great attractions, such as Edinburgh Castle, the Scotland National Museum, and Holyrood Park are within walking distance. Access to buses and trains are also nearby. I would love to stay here again!

    May 2014
  • My husband and I loved our experience at this flat. It's spacious with everything you need in a fantastic location close to both the new and old towns. Our hosts couldn't have been more friendly and accommodating and let me leave my luggage with them very early in the morning on account of being 6 months pregnant. We were provided with pastries and porridge etc for breakfast which was a lovely touch. Would definitely recommend this flat to others.

    May 2014
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