Welcome to our lovely second floor Georgian flat, previously owned by book seller Eve Miller whose tenants included the niece of Diana, Princess of Wales and a Kuwaiti princess, no less! Guest access
We love our flat mainly because of its fabulous location in a buzzy area of Edinburgh, conveniently located for the city centre with plenty going on including an array of restaurants and bars within easy reach (mainly on Broughton Street). Despite its central location, the flat is surprisingly quiet and tranquil.
This is a 2 bed apartment, with one double bed in the master and a bunk with double bed under and single bed over, sleeping 3. A sofa bed is available in the living room for a sixth guest at an extra cost.
You are renting the whole apartment and have access to everythingAdditional notes
We’d like you to be relaxed and comfortable and treat our home as your own; we hope you love it as much as we do! Please leave it in the same condition as you found it and help us to keep our floors and carpets in good condition by removing your shoes. Guest interaction
Likewise, the sofas have recently been replaced / reupholstered so we would be super grateful if you would please be particularly careful around them with any liquids / food that may stain.
We won't be around, but our locally based management company will be on hand if you have any problems.Neighborhood overview
Our firm favourites are Söderberg Bakery (45 Broughton Street) for divine cinnamon (or cardamon) buns among other treats; their sandwiches make a delicious picnic. Our kids love brunch at Olive Branch Bistro (91 Broughton Street). Other highly rated local options are Rollo (14 Broughton Street) which is my mother in law’s favourite. The Educated Flea (32B Broughton Street) is next on my post lockdown “to-do” list and Fhior (36 Broughton Street) is meant to be spectacular. The head chef, Scott Smith who specialises in local produce recently appeared on Masterchef the Professionals. If you are keen to try any of these last three options we would recommend booking in advance, especially during peak times such as weekends or during the Edinburgh Festival.
If you are eating in, the sausages and steak pies from Crombie’s butcher (97 Broughton Street) are delicious and the deli at Valvona & Carolla (19 Elm Row) would also be worth a visit for fresh pasta and other authentic Italian goodies (they also have a cafe on site and restaurant Contini (103 George Street) which I adore). There is also a conveniently located Tesco Express for basics and Real Foods (37 Broughton Street) caters for all dietary requirements (vegan, gluten free etc).
Villenueve Wines (49A Broughton Street), our favourite vintners, also has an impressive selection of malt whisky and gins. We highly recommend local Edinburgh gin Pickerings. Tours of this local distillery can be (Email hidden by Airbnb)
The flat is also a short walk from Harvey Nichols Forth Floor restaurant and bar, the Ivy at St Andrew’s Square and the Balmoral hotel who do a gorgeous afternoon tea. I also have a soft spot for the Dome on George Street which is stunning inside (especially in the run up to Christmas) and a real Edinburgh institution.
For Harry Potter fans, we thoroughly recommend a visit to the Harry Potter shop on Victoria Street (and fish and chips from nearby Bertie’s) and the 15 Must-See Magical Harry Potter Sites in Edinburgh on (Website hidden by Airbnb)