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Free parking, near Royal Mile


Excellent 5/5 Score from 23 reviews

Living room with sofa, dining table and chairs, 32 inch TV, DVD player, ipod docking, CD player

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Fancy having royalty as neighbours? This fantastically located central apartment (with free on-site parking) is almost next door to The Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen's residence whilst in Scotland. Across the road from the Palace is the Scottish Parliament Building and Dynamic Earth. From there, a short stroll up the Canongate leads to the High Street where at the top you will find the famous Edinburgh castle (the route from the Palace to the Castle is known as the Royal Mile) . The accommodation is also within walking distance of most of the fringe and festival venues and the shopping area of Princes Street.

Situated at the edge of Holyrood Park, the apartment is well located for access for walks, runs, cycling and climbing to the top of 'Arthur's Seat' the extinct volcano. The view from the top is well worth the climb and we have provided binoculars for your use. This walk has been voted the 9th best city hike in the world by 'Lonely Planet'. There are cycle racks available for cyclists just outside the apartment.

This exceptionally clean modern apartment with one bedroom, living room, separate kitchen and bathroom has every conceivable comfort and convenience for your stay. We provide everything you will need so there's no need to go shopping for the basics like, soap, kitchen roll, etc. You will find a free welcome pack on your arrival to get you started. We have a selection of maps, guides, books and DVDs for your use and Wi-Fi (strong reliable signal) is also available free of charge. Of course heating, bed linen and towels are also included in the price.

We have decided to let out our apartment to a maximum of 2 guests to ensure the best possible experience. We have therefore been able to provide a comfortable quality sofa in the living room as a sofa bed is not required. We have furnished the apartment carefully, choosing stylish quality furnishings for an enjoyable stay for our guests. The apartment is heated throughout and is lovely and warm.

As the apartment is on the ground floor there are no accessibility problems for the infirm. We also provide a 'meet and greet' service at no extra charge to ensure you have gained access to the apartment and to answer any questions you may have.

Free private car parking, which is a rarity in central Edinburgh is provided for those arriving by car. There are private resident's parking bays at the apartment for which you will be given a parking permit for use during your stay. However, a car is not necessary as all the main tourist attractions are within walking distance and Edinburgh has a fantastic regular bus service if you want to go further.

Check in/check out times

The general check in time is 3pm but we are quite flexible so just ask if you want to arrive earlier.

Check out time is normally 11am but again if you need to stay a bit longer we can usually accommodate this. Please just ask us and we will try to help.

Babies under two years old

If you have your own travel cot and cot bedding you are welcome to bring your baby to stay.

Children over two years old

One child over two years old is counted as one guest (maximum 2 guests plus one baby under 2 years old).

Facilities included in the price: (No hidden charges)

Private car parking

All heating and electricity


Welcome pack (milk, tea, coffee, sugar, cereal, biscuits etc)

Iron/ironing board

Clothes airer

'Meet and greet' at apartment with keys

Use of binoculars for great views from Arthur's Seat

Leather Sofa

32 inch TV

DVD player

IPOD docking

CD player

Dining table and chairs

Selection of books, DVDs, maps, guides etc

Coffee table

Luxurious double bed/bedside lamps

King size duvet/bed linen

Spacious large wardrobe/hangers/drawers and full length mirror


Bath with electric shower over

Egyptian cotton hand and bath towels

Toilet rolls



Washing machine

Fridge/freezer compartment





Tea towels/dish cloth/oven gloves

Pots/frying pan/sieve

Plates/bowls/cutlery etc

Wine glasses/tumblers/cups/mugs

Casserole dish/oven trays

Kitchen roll

Washing up liquid/washing powder

Cling film/tin foil

Spray oil/salt


Our apartment has now been inspected by Visit Scotland (the SCOTTISH TOURIST BOARD) and has been awarded 3 stars under their QUALITY ASSURANCE SCHEME meeting their strict criteria and only just missing out on a 4 star grading. Here are some comments from the report:


"The accommodation on offer is to a VERY GOOD STANDARD, in an ENVIABLE CENTRAL LOCATION and with the added benefit of PRIVATE PARKING, is an attractive package for the many visitors to Edinburgh"

"An EXCELLENT STANDARD of housekeeping is evident throughout with attention to detail in all areas"

"Furnishings of a VERY GOOD QUALITY"


Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Portobello 4 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh 14 km, Nearest railway: Waverley 1.6 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
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 Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Parking

The Lothians region

This fantastic modern boutique style apartment is located at the edge of Holyrood Park giving easy access to the walks up to Arthur's Seat and the Crags. 'Lonely Planet' ranks this walk as 9th best 'city hike' in the world. The Palace of Holyroodhouse, The Scottish Parliament and Dynamic Earth are all within a few minutes walk. From the apartment walk to the end of Tytler Gardens, then turn left onto Croft-an-Righ and within a couple of minutes you will find yourself in Holyrood Park or turn right to head for the Palace. From there the Royal Mile leads to Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street and the Festival and Fringe venues. Although free private car parking is provided, all the main tourist attractions are within walking distance. The apartment is also near Edinburgh's Royal Commonwealth Pool with it's newly refurbished 50 metre pool, diving pool, gym and studios. This venue will host the diving events for Glasgow's 2014 Commonwealth Games.

There is a retail park less than 10 minutes walk from the apartment with a large Sainsburys, TK Max, M & S outlet etc. Meadowbank sports centre is a few minutes further on with it's 400 metre running track, badminton courts, gym, climbing wall etc.

Edinburgh Playhouse is a 15 minute walk from the apartment.


The Edinburgh Waverley train station is 1 mile from the apartment. If you are flying to Edinburgh the airport is 9 miles from the apartment. You can take the number 35 bus (only £1.50 each way) from the airport. It comes down the Cannongate (Royal Mile). At the bottom of the Royal Mile you will see the Scottish Parliament building on your right and the Queens Gallery/Palace of Holyrood House straight ahead. The bus then turns left - you should get off the bus at the first bus stop after turning off the Royal Mile. Then cross the road and walk under the bridge. Turn right into Croft-An-Righ then left into Tytler Gardens. (5 minute walk from the bus stop to apartment) Or you can take a taxi for about £20 to £25 from the airport. If you are driving, you can park in the apartment's on site parking for free.


Edinburgh's official City Sightseeing Tour Bus has 11 stops and takes in Edinburgh's fantastic tourist attractions. Bus stop number 10 at Abbeyhill beside the Palace is just a few minutes walk from the apartment. You can start and finish your journey at any of the 11 stops and use your ticket for 24 hours. The buses are regular and you can hop on and off as often as you wish can buy a ticket on-line before you arrive. Here are the bus stops:

Stop 1 - Hanover Street

Stop 2 - Princes Street ( Frederick Street)

Stop 3 - Lothian Road

Stop 4 - Grassmarket

Stop 5 - Johnston Terrace

Stop 6 - Lawnmarket

Stop 7 - Chambers Street

Stop 8 - John Knox House

Stop 9 - Dynamic Earth

STOP 10 - Queen Marys Bath House, beside Holyrood Palace, Abbeyhill***

Stop 11 - Old Royal High School

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26 Oct 2014


"Clean, comfortable and excellent location"

The apartment was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Virtually everything you need for a stay is included in the apartment complete with guide books and binoculars! Extremely quiet and friendly ne… More

Wow! Thank you for such a positive review of our apartment. We do try to provide everything our guests could possibly need so are very pleased you appreciated this. Looking forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Edinburgh. Lynn and Paul

22 Oct 2014


"Excellent in every way"

Edinburgh is a superb city for a break and this apartment is an excellent place to stay to explore it. It is a five minute walk from Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament, at the foot of the Roy… More

Glad to hear you liked the great location and parking and appreciated our well equipped apartment. It's great to get such good feedback, thank you so much.

20 Oct 2014


"First class."

A great place to stay, location is perfect for exploring Edinburgh. Free parking is a bonus. Verysafe , great amenities everything you could ask for and more. Management team were first class very at… More

Thank you so much for that comprehensive review, it's great to get such good feedback. Hope to see you again on your next trip to Edinburgh. Lynn and Paul

13 Oct 2014


"Excellent location, quiet, convenient and comfortable"

The accommodation at Free Parking, Royal Mile was perfect for a stay in Edinburgh. The apartment was well set up with a very comfortable bed and adequate space for a couple . Being on the ground floor… More

Thanks for the great feedback. Yes the ground floor is good when you have heavy luggage and being able to walk everywhere from the apartment is so convenient. Paul was happy to come and rescue you when you found yourselves lost due to road closures on your way here. Being local he knew the back roads and shortcuts to lead the way. I agree the bistro style dining table is a bit small so I have just ordered a new larger table. Thanks again for your review. Lynn

2 Oct 2014


"Great location -very clean"

We were able to walk everywhere! Friendly neighbours helped with directions. Close to Rotal Mile, Sainsbury, park near Arthur's Seat. Nice and quiet, well maintained flat. Lynn was very helpful

It was lovely to meet you. I'm pleased to hear you liked the great location being so near the Royal Mile etc. Come back soon!

27 Aug 2014


"Great few days"

The apartment is clean and well equipped It is in an ideal location just round the corner from Holyrood Palace which is at the end of the Royal Mile, the other end being at the castle. We were there 3 nights and walked everywhere as it's a great city to explore. Parking is free by the apartment if you go by car which is a bonus in any city. Would recommend it.

Thank you for your feedback. Yes the location is perfect for exploring Edinburgh and the free parking really helps those arriving by car. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay.

5 Aug 2014


"Great Location & a Lovely Apartment"

I would definitely recommend this property. The location meant it was easy to walk into the city centre and yet it was a very quiet area. Free parking on site meant coming by car was easy (though we d… More

Thank you for your lovely review of our apartment. It was nice to meet you both and great to hear how much you enjoyed staying in the apartment and that you found the location very convenient for everything.

27 Jul 2014


"Wonderful apartment, great location, excellent value!"

We were very happy with the apartment. It's nicely decorated and there's plenty of room. Storage space in the bedroom is excellent and the kitchen is fully equipped. It is in a good location and the free parking is excellent as it's very difficult to find so close to the centre. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be coming back. Thanks Lynn!

You are most welcome. Thank you for the great feedback. I'm so pleased you liked the apartment and look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Edinburgh.

15 Jul 2014


"Superb Apartment in a super location"

The apartment was well furnished. It is in a super location with walkable access to holyrood palace, arthur's seat and the castle. There was free parking. Lynn made sleeping arrangements for our … More

Thank you, yes the fact that you can easily walk to the main tourist attractions is a big advantage in this location and the free parking an extra bonus. I was happy to make up an extra bed for your daughter and was pleased to hear she liked it.

23 Jun 2014


"Just great..."

A lovely bright stylish apartment which is very convenient for all of Edinburgh's iconic 'must sees'. A welcoming owner who makes sure her guests are well catered for , so that their s… More

I'm really pleased you liked the apartment so much and it was lovely to meet such nice guests. Look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Edinburgh.

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