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7 of our Most Loved Edinburgh Homes

Guests often give us great feedback about our homes – and in some cases guest after guest lets us know that they absolutely loved the Edinburgh home they stayed in. Those homes then become a Dickins Most Loved Home. Here are 7 homes which our guests rave about.

Nelson Street – bright and contemporary

  • sleeps 2
  • 1 double
  • in the heart of the Georgian New Town

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14 Nelson Street is a main door apartment in a very central yet quiet location just off Dundas Street and a short walk from George and Princes Street. Our guests love the contemporary and slightly quirky interiors and the well equipped kitchen. It’s a delightful home away from home.

Cumberland Street – peaceful and comfortable

  • sleeps 2
  • 1 double
  • on a charming Georgian Street in the New Town


40 Cumberland Street is a lovely apartment we get so much great feedback from. This home is full of personal touches and ornaments and furniture that the owner has collected from around the world. The bedroom is quiet and overlooks Cumberland street’s mews lane. This home has been described as a sanctuary by our guests – and we totally agree.

St Stephen Street – charming and homely

  • sleeps 3
  • 1 double, 1 single
  • in the popular Stockbridge area

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88 St Stephen Street is a home that our guests absolutely love. The street itself is dotted with lovely independent shops, small restaurants and bars and the Stockbridge market that’s on every Sunday is around the corner. There is a brilliant collection of books that our guests are free to read. Fiona L sums it up nicely: “I loved the comfort, the quiet, the location, the decoration and all those books!”

Scotland Street – elegant and spacious

  • sleeps 4
  • 2 doubles
  • fabulous rooftop views

scotland street

1 Scotland Street is the place to stay in if you’re a fan of best-selling Scottish author Alexander McCall Smith – but you’ll love it even if you have no clue who that is! Flooded with light, this top floor flat is in a brilliant location and is just such a tranquil home to stay in. Helen K had some wonderful times here: “We were very comfortable here and won’t forget waking up early and seeing the sun rise framed by flowers and the church.”

India Street – packed with character

  • sleeps 8
  • 3 doubles, 1 twin
  • divine interiors

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22 India Street is the kind of home you will never want to leave – at least that’s what our guests say and we have to agree! It’s a lavish, inviting, colourful, stylish and characterful family home in Central New Town, close to Stockbridge, that you will thoroughly enjoy staying in. Make sure you click through and check out the kitchen – it will make you green with envy!

Rock House – unique and luxurious

  • sleeps 8
  • 2 doubles, 2 twins
  • the most important address in the history of photography

rock house

Rock House on Calton Hill is a truly special house with an incredible history – something you can sense when staying here. This is where photography pioneers Hill & Adamson lived and worked 1843-47. Rock House has unrivalled views of the city and has recently been restored and refurbished and is looking fabulous. Stay in Rock House and you will agree with Jason Donovan: “I’m absolutely loving Rock House. It’s the best house I’ve ever stayed in.”

The Photographer’s Studio – romantic and magical

  • sleeps 2
  • 1 double
  • perfect for a romantic getaway

photographer's studio

The Photographer’s Studio sits on the site of Rock House and is as romantic as it gets. It’s a charming folly building with a quaint ogee roof and a beautiful octagonal-shaped second floor. It’s so special and our guests love the quirkiness of the studio – as well as the heavenly kingsized bed! You feel secluded but enjoy the comfort of being right in the middle of Edinburgh. It’s so lovely you have to experience it yourself!

See the rest of our most loved self catering homes here.

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