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Home Central: 5 Mins walk to Royal Mile! FREE Wifi


Excellent 5/5 Score from 15 reviews

Exterior of the Old Schoolhouse

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

“Home Central” is a fully owner managed/maintained, spacious one bedroom apartment providing comfortable and modern accommodation (including free WiFi) for up to 4 guests in the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town.

This city centre (see our map “photo”) Edinburgh apartment occupies a quiet position, at the rear of a refurbished 19th Century Schoolhouse. Secure entry is through the substantial “Boys” door of the old School building, with an intercom providing additional security.

The apartment comprises an attractive, bright, open plan living room / dining area / kitchen. It's a comfortable living area with plenty of room to kick back and relax after a hard day out seeing the sights or attending a work event. The living room has a large chaise style sofa bed which pulls out very easily to form a good sized (6Ft 8") double bed .

There is a nice sized double bedroom which has a built in mirrored wardrobe with a shelf and hanging storage space for smaller items. The shower room, with toilet and wash hand basin, has been recently modernised. In the hallway there is a deep cupboard which can be used for stowing away suitcases or other luggage.

The modern kitchen is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, a washing machine, integrated fridge/freezer, cooker, microwave as well as electrically wired heat & smoke detectors. In the immediate vicinity (1Min) there is a selection of shops, including a late night Tesco Metro (6am-11pm). However, for those that prefer to dine out, cosmopolitan Edinburgh is renowned for its large selection of restaurants, with a variety of restaurants / pubs right on your doorstep.

Whenever possible, guests will be welcomed personally at the property for the handover of keys. As you would expect, the price includes crisp fresh linen, bath and hand towels. In addition, local information / literature, iPod docking station and a small selection of books, DVDs & board games have been provided for your perusal.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Portobello 3 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh International Airport 13 km, Nearest railway: Waverley Train Station 2 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, 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, Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair

The Lothians region

Why the owner chose this property: The building, an attractive refurbished 19th century Schoolhouse, is located a 5min walk away from the approximate centre of the Royal Mile and as such is close to the dead centre of historic Edinburgh (see our map “photo”). . In the immediate vicinity there are a collection of museums, high quality restaurants/pubs, Festival and “Fringe” venues as well as the Festival Theatre. Being so central, the apartment is easy to find be your arrival by train (Waverley Station), airport bus (there are stops nearby) or taxi.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment: The flat, which is located at the back (quiet) of a historical building, has an established track record as a successful Holiday Let and I'm glad to say that there have been numerous repeat visits, which I believe is a good sign. From the online / offline feed back that I have received, guests love the flat's central location and that it is just like the photo's you see on our listing!......... I speak English; however please note that over the years I have found Google Translate very effective for assisting with queries & handling bookings in other languages.


1) Situated in the Abbeyhill district of Edinburgh (just East of the city centre) the Palace of Holyrood House, Holyrood Park, Dynamic Earth, Scottish Parliament, Carlton Hill and numerous festival and Fringe venues are all within 10-15 mins walk of the Apartment. It is an area also well served with transport links making it hugely convenient for all areas of Edinburgh.

2) Edinburgh: The Old Town's cobbled streets, closes (alleyways) and historic Victorian / Georgian architecture make it visually stunning. The grandeur of the New Town, designer/boutique shopping on George Street and an immense choice of restaurants and bars make it a city to suit everyone's taste and budget!

3) The Festival city: Festivals are what Edinburgh does best, with something going on all year round. The high summer Military Tattoo & International and the Fringe are perhaps the best known, however to name but a few Edinburgh hosts the Science festival (April), Film Festival (June), Jazz & Blues Festival (July), Book Festival, Mela (August) and numerous gourmet food events. -

4) Entertainment: Edinburgh has a throbbing night-life, is home to various jazz bars, comedy clubs, while during the summer street entertainment & busking Bag Pipers are never far away.

5) Walking in The Green City: Edinburgh is a fantastic city to visit and is small enough to walk around. Holyrood Park, Princes Street gardens and the meadows (tennis & pitch n putt golf!) are popular places for a stroll, offering a change to the ever present guided historical / ghost tours! For the more energetic, Arthur's Seat (10min away), an extinct volcano, is crisscrossed with walking trails and is popular with runners / cyclists as well as tourists for some of the best views of the city from Salisbury Crags. In addition, the Botanical Gardens and Edinburgh Zoo, home to the UK's only Giant Pandas, are both worth a visit and are accessible by bus.

6) Running, Edinburgh Marathon: Billed as “the fastest marathon in the UK” and “one of the fastest in the World” Edinburgh is expected to host 40,000+ elite athletes in May 2015.

7) Hogmanay, the Scottish New Year: The Scots word for “the last day of the year.” Enough said!

All in all, in the sunshine there is nothing better than wandering around the streets soaking up the atmosphere. When it rains (which has been known!) you are never far from somewhere interesting to dash into out of the weather. Edinburgh boast a huge number of Art Galleries, Museums, theatres and live music venues as well as Cinema's, indoor shopping centres and entertainment Plaza's - something for everyone!

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23 Jun 2014


"Excellent alternative to hotels"

The flat is exceptionally located in the city centre, next to South Bridge.It's easily accessible by bus and has shops, restaurants, supermarkets and other amenites nearby. It's a cosy and q… More

29 May 2014


"Quiet night sleep in the centre of Edinburgh"

Excellent location and everything is within walking distance. It's about a 10 minute walk from the main train station and there are plenty of shops and restaurants nearby. The apartment has ever… More

Thank you for your kind review! It is such a great central location and I'm pleased you also found the apartment nice and peaceful at night! I hope you enjoyed taking part in the Marathon and that you were finished well before the rain started!

16 Apr 2014


"Great Location!"

This apartment is ideally located - within walking distance of the Royal Mile, New Town, Festival Hall, Queen's Hall, the National. Museum of Scotland, etc. There are plenty of good restaurants … More

Thank you for your kind review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at our apartment. It sounded like a fantastic holiday you were having and I'm pleased we were part of it! I will be sure to pass on your comments about the outer door to our incoming guests. Best wishes.

6 Apr 2014


"Muy buena ubicación, cómodo y silencioso"

El departamento cuenta con todos los servicios necesarios, excelente ubicación. silencioso y muy agradable decoración… More

Thank you for taking the time to write this review in Spanish

27 Mar 2014


"Home from home"

Excellent location in edinburgh. Central so everything is within walking distance. So comfortable we settled in straight away with Eleanor greeting us at the apartment and a lovely set up too. Truly a… More

Thank you! I'm really pleased you had a great stay and found the apartment to be so comfortable and quiet. I'm glad too you enjoyed the trip to the Highlands! Hope to see you both again sometime. Best wishes.

25 Mar 2014


"excelent apartment and location"

We (3 adults) stayed in this apartment for 5 nights in March. The apartment was perfectly cleaned, confortable and in a quiet location. The owner was very helpfull, before and after our arrival. The f… More

I'm very glad you all enjoyed your stay in our apartment and the weather was such that you had no need for the apartment's books, games or DVD's! You had a beautiful Scottish Spring week for your visit and I hope you managed to get on the tours you were hoping for. Thank you and best wishes.

24 Feb 2014


"Perfect apartment for long weekend escape!"

We stayed for 3 nights during February half term and were very impressed. The apartment is wel furnished, clean and in a great location. The owner is fantastic, friendly and very helpful and we cannot… More

Thank you for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your Edinburgh escape. Hopefully you will get an opportunity to once again enjoy Edinburgh City centre living some time soon!

9 Dec 2013


"A fine apartment"

This really is a very well placed and well equipped apartment. It's close to the centre of the city, so it's easy to walk places from, and it's comfortable inside, so easy to relax in … More

Thank you for your feedback - I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you liked our apartment's set up. We have tried to make it feel homely and comfortable for our guests and I'm glad you found it to be so. Thanks again and hopefully we will see you in Edinburgh again in the future.

1 Nov 2013



Me and my son were staying here and we had enjoined our holiday very much, the accommodation is very convenient, easy to access with all the areas, restaurants, Tesco, etc and the accommodation is full of facility, nice and very lovely decoration.
In over all, I would recommend anyone that looking for short apartment to rent in Edinburgh to stay here and you won't be disappointing.

However, i would like to suggest, the owner of the apartment to in store the dryer machine as when we were visiting it was almost raining constantly and our clothes was soaking wet, so we have to wash our clothes often and it won't dry on time, especially when you have baby or kids with you as their clothes get dirty often, With the extra dryer machine, I would give this apartment " 100% Perfecto" thank you.

Thank you for your review. We really value your feedback on the apartment and are very glad you both enjoyed your holiday. I hope to see you both again in Edinburgh soon.

27 Oct 2013


"Great location"

Perfect for a short break; well equipped, comfortable, quiet location. Short walk to The Mile with Tesco just around the corner! Useful literature for walks, DVDs, books, games etc Eleanor let us have… More

Thank you very much! I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your stay.

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