Studio / No Bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

The Old School apartment has been featured in two interiors magazines, including 25 Beautiful Homes magazine! As a result it's always popular but please also check out our two other, more recently launched, apartments upstairs. The brand new and very funky Old School Master Suite (search for property number 5531553) and the Old School Tower apartment with stunning balconies on which to wine and dine (search for property number 1675417).

But back in the Old School will find underfloor heating, cosy bathrobes, the best of Egyptian cotton bed linen, an opulent king size bed with a high quality pocket-sprung mattress, fluffy white bath towels, a feature fireplace, sumptuous velvet curtains, flat screen TV and DVD player, chandeliers, a Bluetooth speaker, designer furniture and accessories, along with the well-fitted shower-room with Molton Brown toiletries, all giving you a feeling of a boutique hotel suite.

But the Old School apartment also gives you the added benefit of independence and flexibility. Cook a romantic meal in the fully fitted contemporary kitchen, with the dining area overlooking the courtyard. Or take the travel rug and head out for a picnic in Holyrood Park. Or you can take a short stroll to wine and dine in the many nearby city centre restaurants.

After all, with royalty as neighbours, it is fitting that you also experience some of the grandeur of royalty – albeit on a smaller scale - by staying in this former school, the most commanding building overlooking the Royal park. New to the holiday rental market, this studio offers luxury boutique accommodation with all the extras you would expect from a five star hotel - but not at a princely sum!

The apartment sits within communal gardens and also benefits from free private parking, wifi and a luggage locker for storing suitcases after check out time. Access is via a key within a keybox so you have the flexibility of letting yourselves in at a time that suits you.

The Location:

The views and cobbled street of St Leonards in which the apartment is located gives the apartment a country setting, especially with the entrance to Holyrood Park with the famous Arthur's Seat - recently voted as one of the world's best City Hikes by Lonely Planet - literally 20 steps from your front door. However, the best bit is that the apartment is actually located just to the south-east of the Old Town.

Restaurants, shops, the recently refurbished Commonwealth swimming pool and gymnasium, Edinburgh Festival venues, the Scottish Parliament building, The Palace of Holyroodhouse, the 63 acres parklands known as The Meadows and attractions such as Dynamic Earth are all within less than a 10 minutes' walk. The Royal Mile and the elegant Princes Street are also both just a lovely stroll away or you can jump on a bus, with a stop just metres from the end of St Leonards Street.

The Facilities:

King size bed

Free private parking and wifi

Fully fitted kitchen

Shower room

Luxury furnishings

Underfloor heating

Fluffy bath towels

Egyptian cotton bed linen

Bluetooth speaker


Molton Brown toiletries


Complimentary tea/coffee


Up to date DVDs and board/card games provided

Luggage locker for storing luggage after check out time

Size Sleeps up to 2, Studio
Rooms 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Nearest beach Portobello 4.8 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh Airport 13 km, Nearest railway: Waverley Station 1.9 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Furniture Super King Beds (1), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Edinburgh region

The historic capital of Edinburgh is within easy reach by bus or taxi from Edinburgh airport and Waverley Station is just over a mile away.


Located just a short stroll from the charming Royal Mile, whilst enjoying a country type setting in the stunning Holyrood Park - home to popular attractions including The Palace of Holyrood House, Dynamic Earth, Scottish Parliament building and Arthur's Seat. It is also just a short walk to many of the main Festival venues, including The Pleasance.