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Rock House: Historic Gem - Photographer's Studio

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2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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Built in 1756 and named as ‘one of the capital’s most intriguing properties’ by the Scotsman and 'top 10 places to stay' by Conde Nast, Rock House is a historic gem in the heart of Edinburgh.

Perfect for a romantic break, the Photographer's Studio is perhaps one of Edinburgh's most unusual retreats. Its octagonal shape and domed roof are complemented by a sweeping staircase and innovatively designed living area, complete with concealed kitchen.

1 min to Princess Street.

The space
This enchanting home which was once used as a pioneering photographer's studio extends over two floors. On the ground floor, there is a double bedroom with a four poster bed and shower room which features a rain shower head. Climbing a winding staircase, the upper floor features a hexagonal living space to make the most of the views. There is a kitchenette (equipped with a gas range, oven, and fridge) a decorative fireplace, and even a washer and dryer to make this home away from home both enjoyable and useful.

Guest access
Total access to whole listing and surrounding areas.

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

Pets are welcome but please disclose this in the initial inquiry stage and an additional £15 per night fee will be applied to your booking.

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.
Built in 1756 and named as ‘one of the capital’s most intriguing properties’ by the Scotsman and 'top 10 places to stay' by Conde Nast, Rock House is a historic gem in the heart of Edinburgh.

Perfect for a romantic break, the Photographer's Studio is perhaps one of Edinburgh's most unusual retreats. Its octagonal shape and domed roof are complemented by a sweeping staircase and innovatively designed liv…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Dryer
Hair dryer
TV
Dedicated workspace
Iron
Essentials
Washer
Hangers

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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 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
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Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $139
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