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The Rock House: Historic Property in the Heart of the City

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8 guests4 bedrooms6 beds3 baths
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One of Edinburgh's oldest and most prestigious homes - recommended as 'THE' place to stay in top travel magazines such as Conde Nast, Luxury Traveller & the Telegraph.

Built in 1756 for a Merchant, Rock House is a historic gem in the HEART of Edinburgh - also famous as the home of pioneer photographers, David Octavius Hill & Robert Adamson.

From its secluded position at the foot of infamous, Calton Hill, it has an elevated terrace with the most wonderful panoramic views over the City.

The space
Spanning two floors, the historic Rock House exudes character and charm. A more inviting house in Edinburgh would be hard to find. Throughout are period details, open log fires and beautifully designed living areas, the result of which is a timeless elegance. A stay here is guaranteed to be as unforgettable as it is captivating.

Guest access
Total access to whole listing and private garden.

Other things to note
We use a professional cleaning company and hotel-quality linen & towels will be supplied for your stay.

This property is pet-friendly. Please note, there will be an additional fee. Please let us know in advance and our team will provide you more information.
One of Edinburgh's oldest and most prestigious homes - recommended as 'THE' place to stay in top travel magazines such as Conde Nast, Luxury Traveller & the Telegraph.

Built in 1756 for a Merchant, Rock House is a historic gem in the HEART of Edinburgh - also famous as the home of pioneer photographers, David Octavius Hill & Robert Adamson.

From its secluded position at the foot of infamous,…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Pets allowed
TV
Washer
Bathtub
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Dedicated workspace
Long term stays allowed

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Rock House is a unique landmark house boasting spectacular panoramic views of Edinburgh from its elevated position and is conveniently located just a few moments walk from Princes Street. The house has a fascinating history and now as a self-catering holiday let both the views and its heritage can be enjoyed by those seeking a exceptional place to stay in the city.

Built in the 1750s, Rock House is reputed to be one of the oldest houses in Edinburgh’s new town. It came to worldwide fame as the home of David Octavius Hill, the artist and pioneering photographer who in 1843 together with Robert Adamson developed the calotype process at Rock House. Both Hill and Adamson are credited with the origination of photography as an art form - taking the camera into the landscape and for the first time photographing people in their natural habitat.

Rock House remained in continuous use as a photographer's studio from the 1840s up until the 1950s. Recently renovated, it has now returned to its former glory and can be enjoyed by members of the public for short stays and holidays.
Rock House is a unique landmark house boasting spectacular panoramic views of Edinburgh from its elevated position and is conveniently located just a few moments walk from Princes Street. The house has a fascin…

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House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $140
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