Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
  • Car not necessary
  • Nearest beach 5km

The Old School apartment was recently featured in the 25 Beautiful Homes magazine (January 2014)! (Also check out our brand new

and super stunning - apartment which is upstairs from our original Old School apartment with the added benefit of balconies - search for property number 1675417.)

Underfloor heating, cosy bathrobes, the best of Egyptian cotton bed linen, an opulent king size bed with a high quality pocket-sprung mattress, fluffy white bath towels, a feature fireplace, sumptuous velvet curtains, flat screen TV and DVD player, chandeliers, an iPod docking station, designer furniture and accessories, along with the well-fitted shower-room with Molton Brown toiletries, all give you a feeling of a boutique hotel suite.

But the Old School apartment also gives you the added benefit of independence and flexibility. Cook a romantic meal in the fully fitted contemporary kitchen, with the dining area overlooking the courtyard. Or take the travel rug and head out for a picnic in Holyrood Park. Or you can take a short stroll to wine and dine in the many nearby city centre restaurants.

After all, with royalty as neighbours, it is fitting that you also experience some of the grandeur of royalty – albeit on a smaller scale - by staying in this former school, the most commanding building overlooking the Royal park. New to the holiday rental market, this studio offers luxury boutique accommodation with all the extras you would expect from a five star hotel - but not at a princely sum!

The apartment sits within communal gardens and also benefits from free private parking, wifi and a luggage locker for storing suitcases after check out time. Access is via a key within a keybox so you have the flexibility of letting yourselves in at a time that suits you.

The Location:

The views and cobbled street of St Leonards in which the apartment is located gives the apartment a country setting, especially with the entrance to Holyrood Park with the famous Arthur's Seat - recently voted as one of the world's best City Hikes by Lonely Planet - literally 20 steps from your front door. However, the best bit is that the apartment is actually located just to the south-east of the Old Town.

Restaurants, shops, the recently refurbished Commonwealth swimming pool and gymnasium, Edinburgh Festival venues, the Scottish Parliament building, The Palace of Holyroodhouse, the 63 acres parklands known as The Meadows and attractions such as Dynamic Earth are all within less than a 10 minutes' walk. The Royal Mile and the elegant Princes Street are also both just a lovely stroll away or you can jump on a bus, with a stop just metres from the end of St Leonards Street.

The Facilities:

King size bed

Free private parking and wifi

Fully fitted kitchen

Shower room

Luxury furnishings

Underfloor heating

Fluffy bath towels

Egyptian cotton bed linen

Bose iPod docking station

Bathrobes

Molton Brown toiletries

Hairdryer

Complimentary tea/coffee

TV/ DVD

Up to date DVDs and board/card games provided

Luggage locker for storing luggage after check out time

Size Sleeps up to 2, Studio
Nearest beach Portobello 4.8 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh Airport 13 km, Nearest railway: Waverley Station 1.9 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Cots (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Parking

The Lothians region

The historic capital of Edinburgh is within easy reach by bus or taxi from Edinburgh airport and Waverley Station is just over a mile away.

Edinburgh

Located just a short stroll from the charming Royal Mile, whilst enjoying a country type setting in the stunning Holyrood Park - home to popular attractions including The Palace of Holyrood House, Dynamic Earth, Scottish Parliament building and Arthur's Seat. It is also just a short walk to many of the main Festival venues, including The Pleasance.