Classical Apartment on Royal Mile

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Lawnmarket, Edinburgh , Midlothian EH1 2PB, United Kingdom

The Space

Romantic and stylish apartment within yards of Edinburgh Castle.

Well, I've taken the plunge and decided to be a host with my home here on Airbnb. I've already had some great people come and stay, so I welcome you to my home.

The castle is merely yards away from the apartment, and the National Gallery, St Giles Cathedral, National Museum of Scotland are all within 5 mintues walk.

My apartment is on the top floor of an 18th Century tenement with views on to the historic Royal Mile, the Firth of Forth and the Pentlands. With all mod cons and a unique location, this is the perfect apartment to have as a base while you explore Edinburgh.

The apartment retains the unique character of the Old Town with oak panelled walls and parquet flooring, mixed with family antiques, portraits and works of art, but also all the modern comforts of a home.

It is on the fourth floor and is reached by a spiral staircase (76 steps in all!) and is South facing and full of light by day.

The hall has good cupboard space for your luggage and places to hang clothes/store shoes etc. There is also an ironing board/iron and a hairdryer kept here as well.

The newly fitted bathroom has a bath and power shower, there is always plenty of towels for you.

Then through the main door off the hall, is the open plan living space. Five full height original Georgian sash windows face you as you walk into the space. Floor to ceiling book cases and a large period fireplace with French empire over-mantle mirror.

I don't own a TV.... but there is free wifi throughout the apartment, also a big collection of fiction/history/cookery/poetry/art/design books to while away the time with and I have a music/radio player with an eclectic choice of C.Ds.

A large kitchen space with character and all the modern cons - toaster, washing machine, fridge and freezer, dishwasher, oven, kettle, induction hob etc. I hate staying in apartments on holiday where there aren't even any basics to cook with like salt and olive oil, so the kitchen is stocked with all the usual larder fare to help yourself to if you're cooking in. Plus coffee and all sorts of teas.

By the windows is the generous dining space with oak dinning table and chairs.

The bed is a unique 'bedbox chamber' made from architectural salvaged fitted Scottish 18th/19th century carved oak. A floor to ceiling hidden panelled door lets you into this cosy space with reading lights on the headboard and it is fitted out with a king size mattress with white cotton sheets, pillows and duvet. Mary Queen of Scots would feel quite at home sleeping in it!

The living room area of the apartment is tucked at the West side of the room and has two good size sofas, reading lamps and is perfect to socialize and also have quiet time with a good book.

I hope to hear from you. I'm more than happy to answer any questions or give advice about Edinburgh/restaurants/bars etc

All the best


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
Security Deposit: $433
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Calim was a great host and the flat is fantastic (as you can see on pic) and really well (email hidden)lim gave us lots of infos for places to eat/drink/. We recommande the place !!!!!!!

    April 2014
  • We had the perfect time in Edinburgh thanks to this amazing place... we loved to be in the heart of the city, seeing it from above... We felt welcomed and cozy... and now dream of when we will be able to go back

    April 2014
  • Really cool apartment in the middle of everything. The bed is situated in a small bed-box chamber as he mentions, however, it is one of the softest most comfortable beds I have slept in. Very easy to communicate with Calim, and he gave really terrific restaurant recommendations! Highly recommend!

    April 2014
  • Calim was helpful from the minute I booked this wonderful apartment. He sent me loads of restaurant and café suggestions nearby and called me the minute I stepped off the train to make sure I knew where I was going. The apartment itself was beautiful, clean, central with wonderful views over the Mile - a real treasure. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this to anybody looking for the perfect Edinburgh pad with the perfect Edinburgh host! The only warning is you might not want to leave. Thank you Calim!

    March 2014
  • Calim's apartment was exactly as described. Spacious and relaxing with everything you'd need. Comfy bed and good shower. Situated in a perfect location right next to the Castle but nice and quiet when inside. Calim maintained very good contact and offered us loads of tips for places to eat and drink. Both The Timberyard and Bramble were great. A lovely guy and very helpful. Couldn't recommend enough.

    March 2014
  • Fantastic apartment! Calim was a great host and gave me loads of recommendations for places to eat. Will def be coming back to stay.

    March 2014
  • Calim's place is as described and better! It is bright with terrific views of the city. Calim is a great host. It was easy to check in and he made sure we had everything we needed. I am very glad we stayed at Calim's place in Edinburgh.

    March 2014
  • Calim was very informative and super nice. I ended up not going on the trip, so am unable to tell you about the flat. But, all of my dealings with him were superb. When I finally do make it to Edinburgh, I will definitely stay there.

    March 2014
  • Whow, what a beautiful place. We had a really good time in Edinburgh and staying in this lovely apartment definitely played a big part. Calim was very friendly and helped us with addresses of restaurants around. Thanks a lot.

    March 2014
  • What a superb little flat to stay in in Edinburgh! The owner Calim designed it beautifully and it is a delight to be in and look at. The flat is a bit of a climb up the stairs but the reward is high and the daily bagpipes on the street below a treat.

    March 2014
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I'm a well travelled, inquisitive and creative guy. I'm using this site primarily to stay in cities around the world, were family and friends live who lack the space to put me up for a short visit, but also to explore places on my list... Rome, New York your next! I'm respectful and honest in dealing with people and their spaces. I'm into design, photograpy, old films and modern dance. anyway ask me more cheers Calim
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