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134/9 The Pleasance


Excellent 5/5 Score from 23 reviews

Linen all included

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

With a lovely backdrop of the majestic cliff face of Salisbury Crags, this modern apartment is wonderfully situated in the heart of The Pleasance within easy walking distance of the Old Town, Royal Mile, Holyrood Park and Princes Street. The apartment is on the 2nd floor and is newly renovated to offer a contemporary, smart and comfortable holiday home from which to fully explore the delights of the city.

A few minutes walk will take you to the renowned 'Pleasance Theatre' which offers fabulous evening entertainment as well as some of the most popular Festival and Fringe shows. The area is surrounded by shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants and for recreation there is easy access to the Queen's Park and a wide range of local amenities and recreational facilities.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Portobello 5 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh Airport 15 km, Nearest railway: Waverley Station 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The apartment is fully equipped for up to four adults plus one baby, with one double bedroom with zip/link beds (can be king size or twin), a double sofa bed in the living room and cot and highchair.

There is ample storage for all with two roomy fitted wardrobes and a hall cupboard for suitcase storage.

Gas, electricity, towels and linen are all included in the price. Washing up liquid, dishtowels, loo roll and washing machine tablets will also be provided.

Further details outdoors

The apartment looks out over the Salisbury Crags, Dynamic Earth and the Palace of Holyroodhouse from the bedroom window, with the living room and kitchen having an open aspect over Newington.

The Royal Mile, Dynamic Earth,The Scottish Parliament and Holyrood House are within 5-10 minutes walk from the apartment. Edinburgh castle can be reached within 10-15 minutes on foot.

A designated parking space can be made available. Free on-street parking is available nearby within 20 minutes walk. More information about parking can be given on request.

Further details

Suitable for elderly but not infirm (2 flights of stairs).

Any length of stay is welcome - week end or a month. (Please contact me to discuss terms for longer lets.)

The Lothians region

Edinburgh is a year round source of entertainment.

At its heart is The Edinburgh Festival, a cultural explosion which takes place in the city in August each year. It is made up of a variety of festivals and events including the International Festival, The Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Book Festival, Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Jazz Festival and Edinburgh Mela.

Later in the year is Edinburgh's month-long Christmas celebration which culminates with the world famous Hogmanay party.

Spring time sees Ceilidh Culture, the Science Festival and the Edinburgh Film Festival providing the entertainment while the Children's Festival starts the summer.

Edinburgh has strong road and rail links and is the perfect place from which to explore the rest of Scotland


The apartment is 2 minutes walk from one of the most renowned fringe theatre venues, the Pleasance Theatre. During the festival season, it hosts day and night performances from worldwide comedians plus many kids' daytime events and shows.

Also on the doorstep are the Salisbury Crags, from which you can see all of Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth.

Within 10 minutes walk north-eastwards you'll find The National Museum of Scotland, Greyfriars Tolbooth and The Meadows (a great park for kids); and north through Holyrood park you'll find Dynamic Earth, the Royal Mile, Holyrood House and the Scottish Parliament.

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Review 1-10 of 23

1 Oct 2014


"Perfect place next to Holyrood Park!"

This is a very nice place to stay in Edinburgh especially if you are a nature's lover cause it is situated next to Holyrood Park where you can have long walks or jog or even climb up to Arthur�… More

22 Sep 2014


"Great flat and location"

I stayed at 134/9 The Pleasance for a week in September. It is well located, easy to reach by foot from the Waverly train station, 10-15 minutes walk from most of the touristy attractions and a few mi… More

10 Sep 2014


"The location was perfect for us."

The Pleasance was a perfect location. We needed to stay for several nights to get our Daughter situated at the University. Walking distance from the train station, and walking distance to all the sigh… More

26 Jul 2014


"Near by city, near by hiking"

We spend a nice week here. Apartment was in very good position, you dont need a car to catch the seeings of Edinburgh. Beutiful wiew from the sleeping room to Salisbury Crags and sea. Very large wardr… More

I'm so glad you mentioned the views. They impress me every time I see them.

7 May 2014



I stayed at the apartment for almost two weeks -the flat was perfect both for work (University of Edinburhg) and walking the city. Susie was simply wonderfully helpful and so kind all through the stay… More

Thanks for your great feedback. I've loved keeping you caught up with Edinburgh through facebook, too.

30 Aug 2013


"Fantastic apartment"

We stayed here for a week for the fringe festival. The flat was very clean and it's in a great location. We really enjoyed our stay. We are hoping to come back next year!… More

Thank you so much - a repeat booking has to be the highest compliment!

30 Jul 2013


"Handy Location for exploring Edinburgh"

My wife and I rented this property for 5 nights to rediscover Edinburgh and also to visit Muirfield for the British Open Golf. The apartment was comfortable, although the warm weather required the windows to be open when inside and, therefore, the traffic noise was quite significant in the living room.
The apartment is well situated with the Royal Mile just a few minutes walk and several restaurants easily accessible. The Tesco Metro just 100 yards away was very convenient.
We enjoyed our stay and would recommend the apartment to others. However, you need to like walking and be able to climb stairs.

Without appearing disparaging of our wonderful capital city, it's not often that we have cause to repent the sunshine and its necessity of having windows open to cool the apartment! (Just as well the bedroom is so quiet at the back!)
Thanks for your lovely review and great tripadvisor score.

13 Jul 2013


"Felt like home"

My dad was travelling to Edinburgh to attend my husbands graduation. To make everything easy for everyone, I arranged everyone's accommodation visiting from overseas (US). My dad being quite discerning (some would say picky!) and having never been abroad, it was important that I find a place that is quality (but not pricey), convenient to city centre (but not noisy) and above all- no fuss. This holiday let ticked all the boxes. Thanks to Susie, the booking process was easy, checking-in and checking-out was straight forward, and returning the deposit was prompt. According to my dad (who is not so computer savvy so he has asked me to include this in the review), the flat 'felt like home', which means a lot because he is such a home-body and his creature comforts are very important to him. The only minor complaint was that the bedroom curtain would not block out the midnight sun completely and it appears as though prior guests had attempted to fix the problem themselves. He wasn't that big an issue for him so didn't want to bother Susie about it. There was one funny problem that we did have to contact Susie for- it seems as though a previous guest had removed the instructions for the wifi in the welcome pack- but Susie was able to text the code instantly so no problem. Just shows you how much she wants you to enjoy a care-free stay. My dad says the next time he visits he definitely wants to stay here again and Susie advised there are discounts for repeat visits, so all the better!

Thanks for the reassuring review. It can be worrying when you're choosing a rental for somebody else so I'm glad your father was so comfortable. There's a discount for repeat bookings so please bear us in mind for his next trip!

20 Jun 2013


"Cosy apartment with on of the best views of Edinburgh!"

It was my first time in Scotland, I stayed here for 5 nights with my parents. The apartment is very well located, in the city centre yet in a quite area. It is a 10-15 minute walk to Princess Street. The bedroom window has a spectacular view of the Arthur's seat. The apartment was very functional and comfortable to stay. I would definitely recommend it. The host, Susie is very friendly and helpful !

Thanks for the great review. The view from the bedroom window is indeed astounding!

11 Nov 2012


"Nice flat close to the city center"

We rented the apartment for a week early in November and were happy with it. It is approximately a 10-minute walk to the Royal Mile which makes it quite easy to explore the city. The apartment is confortable and cosy.

I like that you found the apartment cosy. It's a modern building but still a warm place to stay. Thank you for your review.

Review 1-10 of 23

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