Bright Georgian flat nr Princes St

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Montgomery Street, Edinburgh, EH7 5JY, United Kingdom

Quirky and light flat very close to Prince Street with great bars, cafes, restaurants and famous Delis all within a few mins walk. Enjoy 4 m high ceilings and big windows. This is a home and not a holiday flat so it is full of character.

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Quirky and light flat very close to Prince Street with great bars, cafes, restaurants and famous Delis all within a few mins walk. Enjoy 4 m high ceilings and big windows. This is a home and not a holiday flat so it is full of character.

The Space

Bright and quirky flat of architectural and historical significance on edge of New Town. Multi-lingual owner with background in tourism to make you get the most of your stay while in Edinburgh/ Scotland.

The flat is conveniently situated just below Calton Hill and within easy walking distance to Princes Street and the Old Town/ Royal Mile. The flat itself is quiet and yet within one block you have two major bus routes that take you into the centre (both Old and New Town) as well as to Leith, Edinburgh’s busy and trendy harbour area with two Michelin star restaurants or to Portobello, Edinburgh’s seaside with a great sandy beach and nice cafés and bars.
Edinburgh’s unique Holyrood Park and the Queen’s Scottish residence, Palace of Holyroodhouse, are a beautiful 15 mins walk away.

All amenities are within easy reach, a choice of supermarkets, cafés, a famous Italian delicatessen, corner shops, excellent bars and restaurants, fish n chips and off licences.

The flat is bright, airy and west facing in a newly refurbished traditional Georgian tenement (first floor). The tenement is a listed world heritage building designed by William Playfair in the early 19th century. The rooms have tall windows and 12 foot high ceilings.

During the summer months the west facing dining kitchen/ living room has direct sunlight until 8.30 pm and nearby Calton Hill is the perfect place for picnics to watch the sun go down (popular Edinburgh past time – alternatively on the beach).

The kitchen has a smeg gas hob and double oven, dish washer and a Fridge Freezer. There is a dining table that sits four to six in case you want to entertain and chandelier with 10 candles that gives the perfect atmosphere for candlelit dinners. A comfortable 1940s sofa lets you relax at the end of the day. Unfortunately there is no TV but there is fast broadband.

The bedroom is off the kitchen and has a queen size double bed, wardrobe, writing bureau with book case and an arm chair which can be brought into the kitchen for additional comfy seating space.

The flat is comfortable for 2 people and a baby cot can also be provided with prior arrangement.

The bathroom has an unusual triangular shape and a powerful shower over the bath tub, under-floor heating and a huge heated towel rail so your towels are always wonderfully warm and dry.

Edinburgh is a stunning and surprisingly compact city with plenty of museums, art galleries, art house cinemas, concerts and other cultural activities, restaurants and breathtaking views and sites.

I have been living in Edinburgh for 20 years and work in tourism as well as languages. If you need any tips for Edinburgh, the surrounding areas or further afield in the Highlands and Islands, just let me know and I am happy to give recommendations and share some local secrets to make your stay unforgettable.

See you soon in Edinburgh


++ As of 31 May our famous tram will run from the airport to the city centre. The final stop is just two corners away from my flat and the best way to travel ++

Interaction with Guests

I interact with my guests as much as they wish. I always try and meet them in person and explain the flat, the area, give recommendation and answer their questions. I am usually available throughout the stay by phone or in person and can be contacted throughout the stay in case of any questions, issues or emergencies.
In case I am away I usually leave a friend's mobile number for emergencies.

The Neighborhood

Top of Leith Walk/ Elm Row is a great location. Many nice cafes, bars, restaurants and shops are constantly opening and turning this area into a hip and thriving yet safe and pleasant neighbourhood. Broughton Street, one of the best and happening streets in Edinburgh is just a few blocks away.

Calton Hill with stunning views is near by and of course Princes Street, the Palace, Parliament and Royal Mile/ Castle are also within an easy walk.

Within two blocks of my flat you find various supermarkets, off licences, cafes, bars, pubs, restaurants, delicatessens and corner shops yet the flat is in a quiet residential street.

Getting around

The flat is on two major bus routes and close to the bus depot so you are never short of a bus in case you do not want to walk any longer. Bot bus routes are just one block away and take you to Portobello Beach or Leith as well as of course the Old Town/ New Town.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • We arrived to the flat and Roland was there to greet us. He showed us everything we needed to know and gave us lots of tips! He gave us some really useful maps, that we used all the time. The flat itself is situated (email hidden)ly quite street on the first floor. It's light, clean and very tastefully decorated throughout. We sleep really well, the bed was very comfy! We didn't miss anything, everything you need is there.
    Edinburgh was great, we (email hidden)ly time walking around the town and eating tasty food! I would recommend staying Rolands flat to anyone and we would definitely stay again. Thank you!!

    July 2014
  • Roland was an experienced, calm and relaxed host who welcomed us into the apartment and gave us a great talk about the neighbourhood and local places to eat etc. The flat is exquisite with high ceilings and immaculately clean, the main reception and kitchen are one room with cool colours and huge windows letting light in, the bedroom is cosy and the bed comfortable and warm. The bathroom is small but lovely.

    You can walk to Princes Street in about twenty minutes and there are plenty of eating and drinking venues nearby. Great value for money and well worth staying here when visiting this beautiful city.

    July 2014
    Response from Roland:

    Hi Anna,
    Happy to hear you had a great time up in Edinburgh and in my flat.
    Thanks for your comments - new slats already bought :-)

    Best wishes


    July 2014
  • Roland is a good host. He provide a lot of information about Edinburgh e.g. map, book etc. This is useful and give an idea what you can do in Edinburgh. The flat is lovely. The design and wooden furniture look very nice. I have a great time at this flat and Edinburgh as well.

    July 2014
  • Nach unserer Ankunft in Rolands Apartment waren wir ganz aufgekratzt, weil es dort einfach so schön ist. Man könnte dort wunderbar die ganze Zeit bleiben, wenn es in Edinburgh nicht so viel zu erleben gäbe. Roland hat uns interessante Vorschläge zum Erkunden gemacht, kurzum: es war einfach perfekt. Vielen Dank, Roland!

    June 2014
  • My parents stayed in Roland's flat while they were visiting Tobias in Edinburgh. They wanted to stay an extra night in Roland's flat and he was incredibly accommodating in extending their stay.

    The flat was beautiful and had all the cooking and other items we could possibly need. Very easy to walk to all the major sites in Edinburgh. Only used taxi's when we were feeling lazy / running late.

    Would recommend this flat for sure!

    June 2014
  • The huge amount of positive reviews for Roland and his flat really do say it all. This is such a beautiful flat and felt like a real home from home. The furniture and decor was just lovely and very much tastefully done. The flat itself is in a good location, just around 15 minutes walk from the train station but far enough away to feel like a relaxed and chilled out area. Roland was a great host, responded quickly to all my messages and gave us advice on the best things to do in Edinburgh.

    June 2014
  • This flat was absolutely gorgeous, and in a perfect location for exploring the city! It was beautifully decorated, and Roland left lots of good local info to help us get started.

    June 2014
  • This was our first AirBnB experience and we were VERY happy. Roland was a fantastic host, although he was out of town during our visit, he was very responsive. The flat was beautiful, well located, easily accessible and very well maintained. We LOVED our stay there! I would highly recommend this flat to ANYONE visiting Edinburgh!

    May 2014
    Response from Roland:

    Hi Kristin,
    Thanks for your feedback - very happy that you had a good time and I will make sure future guests will have more space for their own personal things.
    Best wishes


    May 2014
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Roland's flat in Edinburgh. It is a good size, and decorated in a very nice style. The location is fantastic, being within walking distance of the city centre and, if one is feeling slightly more ambitious, Leith. Although we didn't get the chance to meet him, Roland was also a superb host, making us feel very welcome and being very helpful both in all our correspondence and in the information he provides at the flat. All in all, excellent - thoroughly recommended.

    May 2014
  • Roland was the perfect host and the information he supplied made my stay in Edinburgh all that I could have hoped for. The flat is very stylish, comfortable and well equipped and the huge windows up to the high ceilings make it light and airy. Good, quiet location, being near to the centre, and only a short walk or bus ride to Princes Street. Roland's maps were a great help to get my bearings. I appreciated the 'is everything all right' text the morning after I arrived plus a text suggesting places for coffee before getting the train when I left. Thanks Roland, I hope to be back.

    May 2014
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I have a long track record in tourism and language teaching and am willing to help make your trip memorable by advising and recommending places to go, eat, see and experience. Travelling is one of my biggest passions and I prefer staying in flats / apartments myself, rather than impersonal hotel rooms. I have lived in Edinburgh since 1994 and truly love this city - hope you will have a great time too while visiting. You never know, you may fall in love with this place like I did!
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