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Bull's Close (Flat 1a), Royal Mile

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Very Good 4/5 Score from 4 reviews

Bull's Close (Flat 1a)

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

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

This holiday home is a bright one-bedroom apartment on the ground floor of a traditional building on the historic Royal Mile in the centre of Edinburgh. The apartment is within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections. The apartment is light and airy and has partial views of Salisbury Crags from the back. The building has a south-facing shared garden, which gets the sun for most of the day.

With double windows, the living room is light and looks out on the historic Canongate. The varnished wooden floors are set off by stylish rugs. There is a comfortable dining area. The large sofa converts in to a double sofabed, and there is a comfortable armchair. A TV with freeview, a selection of books, DVDs and games complete the home comforts.

The modern kitchen is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, as well as a washing machine with tumble dryer, fridge, cooker and microwave. This room has a pleasant outlook over the garden and beyond to Salisbury Crags.

The double bedroom is attractively furnished. It has an alarm clock/ radio/ipod dock. The bathroom is tiled and has a wash-hand basin and bathtub with shower over one end of the bath.

The apartment has gas central heating. The price of gas, electricity and local taxes is included. For the comfort of future guests, the apartment is non-smoking and pets are not allowed.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Portobello Beach 4.5 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh Airport 13.7 km, Nearest railway: Edinburgh Waverley Station 1.8 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 DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1)
Other High chair
Outdoors Shared garden
Further details indoors

Travel cot and a highchair are available to guests upon request.

The Edinburgh region

Edinburgh is one of the world's great cities, with something for everyone at all times of the year and a wealth of historical and cultural attractions, from castles and palaces to world-class galleries and museums.

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Royal Mile

This apartment is situated on the Canongate, on the Royal Mile, in the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town. The Royal Mile, the backbone of medieval Edinburgh, connects Edinburgh Castle at one end with the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Parliament at the other. Edinburgh's main visitor attractions are on your doorstep and the neighbourhood is full of attractive independent shops and restaurants, bars and cafés to suit all budgets, from cheap and cheerful pizzerias to fine dining establishments. The Hub (the official centre for the Edinburgh International Festival) and the Festival Fringe office are on the Royal Mile, and you can easily walk to many of the Festival venues. You are also ideally placed to enjoy the Christmas and Hogmanay/New Year festivities.

Bull's Close is named after Robert Bull, a writer and burgess who owned property here in the eighteenth century. The Canongate was a separate burgh from Edinburgh for over 700 years, taking its name from the canons (priests) of Holyrood Abbey. As it was near the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the area developed as the court quarter and many fine residences for aristocratic families were built there. One of these, Queensberry House, now forms part of the Scottish Parliament building. Queensberry House was bought in 1686 by the father of the 2nd Duke of Queensberry, whose eldest son, the mad Lord James Douglas, escaped from confinement one night in 1701 and murdered a kitchen-boy – the very night that his father was signing the Act of Union that dissolved the Scots Parliament and put Scotland under English rule. You can find out more about Edinburgh's grisly past on the guided tours that leave from the Royal Mile. See for example Mercat Tours, Witchery Tours and Mary King's Close.

The property has a shared garden, but if that isn't enough for you, just across the road on the other side of the Royal Mile is Dunbar's Close garden, an oasis in the city centre.

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5 Nov 2014


"Great location, lovely apartment and great hosts"

Came to stay at this apartment as part of a four day trip to Edinburgh for my birthday. The apartment is right on the royal Mile and very conveniently located for the old town, Holyrood, the train sta… More

23 Jul 2014


"Un intéressant pied à terre"

C'est un mini chez soi, à Édinbourg. C'est très bien, avec toutes les commodités, sauf pour le bruit de la circulation.… More

8 Jul 2014


"great time"

we had a great time. the flat is central and very well decorated. Its also rather spacious for a holiday home (we were 2 kids 2 adults). Its ground floor, so I wouldnt leave the windows open unattende… More

Thanks for taking the time to write a review; much appreciated. We're glad that you enjoyed the apartment and the size of it. Sorry that the entrance hallway is not in the best condition: All tenement apartments in Edinburgh are accessed by shared stairways, which tend to be functional more than luxurious. However, we are pleased that you enjoyed the homey feel inside the apartment.
Martin, Vacation Rentals Scotland

28 Jun 2014


"Sehr zentral gelegenes Apartment mit guter Einrichtung"

Den grossen Pluspunkt gleich vorneweg, zentraler Leben geht in Edinburgh's Altstadt kaum. Man spart einfach unendlich viel Zeit, in kürzester Gehdistanz von Waverley Station, Holyrood Palace und dem Arthur's Seat (toll zum Joggen) zu wohnen.
Die Wohnung wurde mit Stil einfach eingerichtet und die Küche enthält alles, was man auch bei längerem Aufenthalt braucht. Wöchentlich wurde die Betten neu bezogen, geputzt und nebenbei auch gleich der Abwasch gemacht und der Müll entsorgt. Sowieso war der Service hervorragend, Schwierigkeiten wurden ohne Diskussionen pragmatisch gelöst.
Etwas schwieriger wird's für lärmempfindliche Leute: Die Wohnung liegt im Erdgeschoss und nachts (wie auch tagsüber) pilgern Touristen und Pubbesucher auf dem Heimweg am Schlafzimmerfenster vorbei und eine Buslinie sowie tagsüber die PKWs können empfindlich laut sein.
Für kürzere Aufenthalte mit Sightseeing-Absichten kann ich diese Wohnung problemlos empfehlen. Wer für länger eine Bleibe sucht, sollte seine Schmerzgrenze bezüglich Lärmbelästigung kennen. Ich habe selber 5 Wochen dort gewohnt und habe es nie bereut...

Vielen Dank für Ihre Rezension. Wir sind froh, dass Sie einen genießbaren und gemütlichen Aufenthalt hatten, und dass Ihnen den Verkehrslärm nicht allzu sehr gestört hat. Wie Sie berichten ist der zentrale Standort ist natürlich sehr praktish. Wir hoffen, dass wir Sie in Zukunft nochmal willkommen heißen dürfen. Martin, Vacation Rentals Scotland

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Calendar last updated:29 Jan 2015

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