There's a sense of history and character about this charming, ground floor apartment in Brown's Place. Brown's Place is a hidden gem, a place of complete calm in the middle of the city. It's a tiny group of Georgian buildings located off The Vennel, which are steps running in between The Grassmarket and Flodden Wall. Just outside the front door is one of the most famous spots in Edinburgh for taking a photo of Edinburgh Castle. The apartment itself is a relaxed, romantic delight. You walk through a pretty, well-kept garden and the apartment is on the ground floor. The apartment is much loved by its owners and it shows everywhere. The sitting room is full of character with antiques, comfy seating an electric stove and a large tapestry on the wall. The twin windows look onto the pretty garden. The lovely dining kitchen has a country feel and there's an extendable dining table which can comfortably seat eight people together with a beautiful collection of crockery and tea pots on an antique Orkney dresser. It's very well-equipped if you'd like to cook at home.
In the master bedroom the double bed fits snuggly into an old Edinburgh bed alcove with luxurious curtains separating it from the rest of the room. There are also two armchairs and a large chest of drawers. The pretty twin bedroom has two single beds and a chair. It is decorated in a calming pastel green. The bathroom is a deep blue colour and has a shower over the bath and a little window through which you can see Edinburgh Castle! What a home from home. A true Georgian gem.
This apartment is available for the Edinburgh Festival in August only.
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The bed in the double bedroom is an old Edinburgh alcove bed and it may not be suitable if you are very tall. It can only be accessed from one side.
Please note that although located on the ground floor, this apartment will not be suitable for those who have difficulty with stairs as it is accessed off 'The Vennel' which has around 80 steps.
24 hour cool-off period: Providing you book more than fourteen days before the start of your stay, you can cancel your booking within 24 hours of making it and we will refund 100% of any charges.
Cancelling after the booking is confirmed: Once a confirmation of booking has been issued to you via email by Dickins, you are responsible for the total price detailed. If you need to cancel, Dickins will try to relet the period for you and if they are successful, you will be reimbursed with the value of the relet less a £75 + VAT charge. If they are not able to relet the period, you will be responsible for the full rental cost. It may be a good idea to make sure you have travel insurance which covers cancellation.
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The Old Town is so jam packed with things to do, it is hard to describe in a paragraph. For us The Old Town runs from Mound Place and Market Street to Bristo Square and from Lothian Road to The Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Edinburgh Castle dominates the skyline of Edinburgh, sitting magnificently as it does looking out over the city. It can be seen from miles around. Listen out for the One O’clock gun every day. The massively popular Edinburgh Military Tattoo plays to thousands here each festival. The Camera Obscura will delight both adults and children alike, as will The National Museum of Scotland. Following a major refurbishment, the museum is world class. Greyfriar’s Bobby keeps watch across the road and a wander around the churchyard of Greyfriars Kirk is fascinating and potentially spooky. If you are a sucker for a ghost story, Mary King’s Close is guaranteed to make you scream and there are many ghost tours starting on the High Street. St Giles Cathedral rises magnificently above the Royal Mile and all the closes that run off it are well worth a day exploring. The Palace of Holyroodhouse, The Queen’s Official Residence in Edinburgh, is stunning and sits opposite The Scottish Parliament.Read More