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28A Cumberland Street


Excellent 5/5 Score from 10 reviews

Bedroom (with bed made up as a kingsize)

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Built in 1820, 28A Cumberland Street is a one bedroomed lower basement apartment that can sleep 4. The apartment has a pretty and sunny courtyard garden to the front and a pleasant outlook over a leafy, cobbled Edinburgh lane at the rear. The whole apartment has been renovated in 2014 in a traditional, funky Scottish style that is cosy, comfortable together with luxurious touches. The apartment is also suitable for executive and corporate bookings but not for children under 16.

The one bedroomed apartment has a kingsize zip and link bed that can be split into 2 singles, 2 bedside tables, chest of drawers and built in wardrobe. There is a contemporary bathroom with a bath that also has a shower over. The large, comfortable living room has a cosy living flame gas fire with 2 modern fireside chairs and a leather sofa bed that comfortably sleeps 2 additional guests. There is a TV and free wifi. The kitchen is newly fitted and modern with everything our guests would need including gas hob and electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer. There is also a breakfast bar which seats two.

Upon arrival the beds will be made up with luxury Egyptian cotton bedlinen, with fluffy towels for each guest. All gas and electricity usage is included in the price.

The apartment is situated in an ideal location in the heart of the historic New Town, just 10 minutes walk from Princes Street. Even closer to the vibrant area of Stockbridge with its cafes, restaurants and independent shops. 28A Cumberland Street is ideally suited for many other special events that are organised in the city throughout the year such as the Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh International Tattoo, Bank of Scotland Fireworks, International Rugby, Champions of Tennis event and the Famous New Year Celebrations. Also within easy walking distance are many of Edinburgh's tourist attractions such as Edinburgh Castle, National Museum/Art Gallery of Scotland, Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh Dungeon, Scottish Parliament, Scots Monument, and Holyrood Palace.

Good bus links, plentiful taxis and tram service nearby mean 28A Cumberland Street is well connected to all parts of the city, including Edinburgh Airport, Waverley and Haymarket train stations. Ample parking is available in the street; parking is free at weekends and from 5.30pm to 8.30am Monday to Friday and metered the rest of the time.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden

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Review 1-10 of 10

3 Oct 2014


"An Exceptional 35th Anniversary Holiday"

We arrived earlier than usual on a cold drizzly Edinburgh day. Stuart and Wendy made special efforts to arrange our early entrance into the apartment on Cumberland. Their warm and cozy holiday flat gr… More

We are delighted that you enjoyed your Anniversary celebration with us! Thank you so much for these lovely comments. You told us at booking that you are an interior designer and your husband a foodie expert … so we are especially pleased that you liked the apartment, and found the location perfect. We hope you take some wonderful memories of your celebratory holiday back with you to the USA. We obviously would be delighted to welcome you or your friends in future! S&W x

15 Sep 2014


"wonderful apartment"

We loved this apartment and its warm welcoming ambience its on a quiet street 15mins walk from Princes Street . The apartment is just like the pictures , beautiful stylish with all you need for a … More

Thank you so much for your lovely review. It's great to hear you had an enjoyable break and are indeed planning to return.
Our guests do seem to appreciate how close it is to all that Edinburgh has to offer and also enjoy the sunny courtyard and cosy fireside. We look forward to welcoming you back for your next visit!

6 Sep 2014



It felt like home at the apartment. Stuart was very helpful throughout. I was accompanying an elderly couple to Edinburgh and Stuart was very kind to allow us to checkin from earlier. The bubbly and … More

Thank you very much for your kind review! Knowing your guests were coming from Mauritius we were keen to have things ready for you as early as possible. So glad you enjoyed your stay in the apartment and Edinburgh in general. We'd be delighted if you returned in future!

13 Aug 2014


"Stunning bit of luxury in the heart of Edinburgh"

Beautiful flat and ideally placed just a short walk from Princes Street and the Royal Mile! We stayed during August for the festival and were thrilled by the comfortable and luxurious accommodation an… More

We really appreciate your review … thank you! We pride ourselves on the attention to detail that we have become known for. We are pleased you thought the apartment was fantastic value for money …. We agree that it is! Our aim is for our guests to have a chance to enjoy everything Edinburgh offers throughout the year, but also get some time to chill out, kick back, and relax in comfort and style at the apartment. We would really be delighted to welcome you again! Stuart & Wendy

12 Aug 2014


"Beautiful, cozy apartment with excellent Location"

We stumbled upon this property while we were rigorously trying to book a 3 nights last minute stay in Edinburgh. The dates of our stay incidentally were the busiest for Edinburgh owing to the Edinburgh International Festival and the Fringe. We were quite not finding the right place since this was our first trip together and everything thing was heavily booked. We were glad to have found an availability at Stuart & Wendy's Cumberland Apartment and much to our surprise it was a wonderful choice. We loved the apartment from the moment we set foot inside. The house was very well done, neatly kept and comfortably stocked. The bottle of wine and the Scottish sweet treats kept by the hosts was indeed quite thoughtful and welcoming.

About the interior - The living room area was my personal favorite. It was the perfect mix of contemporary, minimalist yet it had that dash of Old Vintage Scotland with the mantle pieces and other artifacts. We loved the interiors. Kitchen was comfortable and conveniently stocked with all the essentials.

About the location - We were looking for something away from the hustle and bustle of the city in the festival time yet not too far from all the major attractions & must see places. And this was just that. Very conveniently located at just a 15 to 40 minutes walk (approx; we quite didn't time it) to all places you'd want to visit i.e Princes street, Old Town, New Town Castle, The Royal Mile. major Restaurants, Bakeries etc. Its pretty accessible.

However, the only downer for us was no concrete/fixed Parking facility. We had our own drive and parking was an hassle. They had free parking only from after 5.30 in the evening till 8.30 am. So every morning we had to get up to get the parking tickets with was a little bothersome.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and it was a good and comfortable time spent at 28A Cumberland street for us. A nice & cozy apartment for a couple or few friends.

We are delighted you chose 28A Cumberland Street for your first trip together! We know it took a lot of organising to combine arrival times from Dubai, but we are pleased it has all worked out well for you. Thank you for leaving such a detailed review. We pride ourselves on the little, personal touches that will make our guests feel welcome and comfortable. Yes, there is a dilemma everywhere in Edinburgh regarding parking. Many of our guests who choose to bring their car during the week have used the free park and ride facilities and travel by tram or bus into the city centre. Alternatively it is possible to pre book car parks which works out more reasonable. Our weekend guests are lucky enough to have free street parking on their doorstep! A definite bonus! We know your partner left her hair straighteners behind, and we were pleased to be able to reunite them with her at your convenience before she returned to Dubai! Perhaps we can welcome you again in the future?! Regards, Stuart & Wendy

4 Aug 2014


"the moment you open the door you fall in love with it"

28a Cumberland street is ideally placed ,within less than 10 min walk from city centre two teenagers even enjoyed the walk. The flat is light plenty of room everything you need is there bed is comfy s… More

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review. We know you had a great time with your 2 teenage daughters …. Edinburgh has something for every age group! We took a long time to choose both the kingsize bed and the sofa bed, because we wanted to ensure our guests have a good night's sleep! We pride ourselves on offering excellent accommodation at a reasonable price. We would be so pleased to welcome you all again in the future! Stuart & Wendy

26 Jul 2014



Stayed with family for 3 nights and it was home from home with a few extras! Really good location with 10 to 15 minute walk to Princes Street depending on your fitness :) I would highly recommend to a… More

Thank you so much for leaving feedback. We are delighted you had a great stay and also enjoyed the location … we believe the apartment offers the best of everything Edinburgh can offer - peacefully set within the UNESCO world heritage site but within walking distance of the busy city centre, and fashionable Stockbridge. Many guests appreciate the courtyard for their morning coffee or evening gin before heading out again! We would love to welcome you and the family back again in future, S&W.

14 Jul 2014


"Just right."

A perfect sanctuary on quiet Cumberland Street, just a short walk from the city centre. The flat was light, spacious and nicely decorated - in fact I'd go so far as to say the pictures don't do it justice! It had everything we needed for our 5 night stay plus a few thoughtful extra touches. Would definitely recommend.

Thank you for leaving this review! We pride ourselves on our personal service and we're delighted you have some lovely memories of your stay at 28A Cumberland Street, and of beautiful Edinburgh. We have tried to make the apartment really comfy and welcoming, so guests feel at home as soon as they arrive … we are also pleased you enjoyed our extra touches! Please know that you will always be warmly welcomed if you chose to return, Stuart & Wendy

26 Jun 2014


"Spacious bijou apartment in excellent location"

I loved staying in this apartment. I was actually working rather than on vacation and it was a lovely relaxing place to come back to after a long day. I liked the decor, everything was easy to operate and the bed was super comfy. I loved the location too and the street was really quiet which surprised me. The Cumberland Pub along the road was great - restaurants nearby. The only thing I missed was the ability to make ice for drinks however that would not deter me from staying again. Loved it.

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review. We are delighted you felt comfortable and relaxed in the apartment. Our aim is for 28A Cumberland Street to feel like a home from home, with some luxurious touches, that make it feel super cosy! We are always happy to welcome Executive/Corporate guests, many of whom have mentioned the location is perfect if working in Edinburgh - just 10 minutes' walk from the city centre and, as you mentioned, really peaceful and relaxing to come back to after a long day. We couldn't believe we had forgotten ice cube trays in the freezer but be assured they are there now! Thank you for highlighting this, S&W.

10 Jun 2014


"Cosy place"

Beautifully renovated place and feel in love with it the moment you walked in! We didn't have a car but city centre is only about 10min walk, located in a quiet residential place. There is also Tesco superstore and Sainsbury local nearby. Highly recommended! Would definitely come back!

We are really pleased you enjoyed staying at 28A Cumberland St. We've worked hard to try and make it a place our guests will love staying in so much they come back to stay again! Our aim is to provide practical accommodation with a touch of luxury, situated close to many of Edinburgh's attractions. Thanks very much indeed for your feedback - we hope to welcome you again in future!

Review 1-10 of 10

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