What The Dickins: A Tale Of Edinburgh City

5 Gorgeous Edinburgh Self Catering Flats with Private Gardens

Summer’s on its way, which means we’ll be able to spend more time outside, enjoying the warmer and longer days. And what’s better than to have your own little outside space in the middle of Edinburgh? We’re letting several lovely properties with a private garden or patio – book your holiday in one of these homes before it’s too late!

Colville Place


Set in the idyllic Stockbridge Colonies, this is a charming and historical apartment only minutes away from the heart of the popular, bustling Stockbridge area, Inverleith Park and the Botanical Gardens.

colville-place-patio-dickinsThis bright one double bedroom flat sleeps two people and is set over two floors. It’s more spacious than it looks like from the outside and decorated with great taste. We think the best part is the private garden next to a quiet and leafy street – perfect for a glass of wine on a summer evening!

Colville Place is available for short-term & corporate lets, weekly holiday lets, city & weekend breaks and the Edinburgh Festival in August.

Buccleuch Place

buccleuch placeThis beautiful character-filled Southside apartment is a true gem. It’s right next to the huge Meadows Park, but you’ve got your own private south facing garden to enjoy as well! There’s both a pretty conservatory with seating for cooler days and a fabulous garden with a table and chairs as well as a barbeque.


The flat is decorated with gorgeous antique pieces and elegant Farrow and Ball colours – it’s just one of those homes where you’ll feel at home straight away. This is a two double bedroom property, but we can also rent it out as a one bedroom apartment.

Buccleuch Place is a self-catering apartment available for holiday lets, short term and corporate lets, city and weekend breaks and as Edinburgh Festival accommodation.

Magdala Crescent 


Situated in Edinburgh’s West End, Magdala Crescent is a peaceful, green street not far from cafes, restaurants and shops. The apartment boasts a pretty private garden with table and chairs – perfect if you’re travelling with children.


The flat is spacious, with a large sitting room and modern kitchen overlooking the garden. There are two bedrooms; an airy twin bedroom and a bedroom with a king size bed and en-suite bathroom. It’s a beautiful and welcoming home you will love staying in!

Magdala Crescent is available for holiday lets, short term and corporate lets, city and weekend breaks and as Edinburgh Festival accommodation.

Rock House

rock-houseThis place is truly unique and special with a fascinating history. It’s the house where photography pioneers Adamson and Hill lived in and worked between 1843 and 1847. Rock House stands high on Calton Hill and has unrivalled views of Edinburgh.

The house is decorated to a very high standard by internationally renowned interior designer Jonathan Reed. Everything about Rock House oozes history whilst still feeling like a home you’ll never want to leave. The house sleeps 8 – you’ve got two double and two twin bedrooms. Oh and did we mention the beautiful private garden at the back, overlooked by the Dugald Stewart Monument? It feels very private, yet it’s only a few minutes’ walk from Princes Street.


Rock House is available for self-catering holiday lets, for The Edinburgh Festival and for city and weekend breaks. It is also available for small exclusive events and as a film and photo shoot location.

West Scotland Street Lane 


Having been the servants’ quarters of an old townhouse in the past, this delightful apartment is full of character. Located on a quiet Lane in New Town you won’t be disturbed by traffic, yet you’re still only a short walk away from Broughton street with all its restaurants, cafes and shops. Perfect we think!


The flat has one double bedroom and an open plan kitchen and sitting room. White washed stone walls brings a nice homely touch to the room. Being a city centre location with a private walled garden makes this property even more appealing.

West Scotland Street Lane is available for short term corporate lets, holiday lets, city & weekend breaks and the Festival.

How do I book?

Check our website for a list of all our properties, read the description, have a browse through the photos and click on “availability” to see if your preferred holiday home is free on the dates you wish to stay in Edinburgh.

You can also email us on [email protected] or give us a call on 0131 558 1108 and we’ll help find the perfect home for you. Unfortunately you can’t book through our website, so please get in touch once you’ve chosen a property you want to book.

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One Comment

  • Vikki Mak

    February 16, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Hi, I am an student studying in U of Edinburgh. I am interested in renting the flat at Buccleuch Place. How much is it per month? Plus would that be possible to rent for the whole summer from June until mid September? Thank You!


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