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The Old School

from £60 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5

45 reviews

from £60 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Luxurious living area with fully fitted kitchen

Studio / No Bedrooms / sleeps 2 Home 500279

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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
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
Rooms 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture King Beds (1), Cots (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.

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1 Sep 2015


"A superb property in the heart of Old Town Edinburgh"

Following an excellent break we had in another Edinburgh Hideaways property (The Old School Tower) earlier in the year we decided to stay at this one for our visit to the Edinburgh Festival and once again we were delighted. Furnished to an exceptional standard throughout, this property felt really special and its location made it ideal for exploring the city or scaling the heights of Arthur’s Seat. Throughout our stay it was obvious that the owners were happy to go the extra mile to ensure that as guests we were happy and this made for a truly great experience. So if you’re looking for a great place to stay in Edinburgh I can whole heartedly recommend this one or indeed the Old School Tower.

We couldn't have asked for better guests, nor indeed a better review! Thanks so very much for coming back to stay at one of our little Hideaways and for your much appreciated and lovely feedback. We hope to welcome you both back again soon.

23 Jul 2015



The Old School apartment has to be seen to be believed. The decor was amazing, the apartment spotless and there was even milk,tea, coffee and some shortbread waiting for us, as well as some chocolates and a vase of beautiful roses. A 10 - 15 minute walk to the Royal Mile, with plenty of supermarkets and restaurants nearby. We even had good weather. We didn't get to meet Gillian and Ewen, but that was probably a good sign, as it meant everything worked well and there were no problems. We are very happy to have had the opportunity to stay here! Thanks Gillian and Ewen!

Thanks so much for your lovely review. I can't tell you how pleased we are that you enjoyed your stay so much and that you've given the Old School a 'wow' review! Very chuffed. Thanks for being fabulous guests!

1 Jun 2015


"Amazing apartment"

This place is just lovely. Designer, stylish decor with everything you need for a holiday in Edinburgh. Location is perfect - quick walk into the centre and next to Arthurs Seat. Cant fault it.... Comfy bed - fully equipped kitchen - washing machine - and free wifi. The owners are very friendly and unbelievably helpful. We have already booked again for next year.

Thank you so much for your lovely review - we're so glad you enjoyed the apartment and you're coming back for more next year. Can't wait to host you again. Thanks for being amazing (and amazingly tidy!) guests.

12 May 2015


"Beautiful apartment with everything needed for a stay in Edinburgh"

The apartment at Old School Place was perfect for our three night stay in Edinburgh. It was furnished to a very high standard and had everything you need plus some nice touches like milk, tea, biscuits, chocolates and fresh flowers on arrival. Once we found our bearings, the apartment was no more than a 10-15 minute walk to the city centre (Royal Mile, Waverley Station, Princes Street etc). We did not need to contact the owner (Gillian) whilst in Edinburgh, but the information we received via email before we arrived contained everything we needed to know for our trip. We would definitely recommend to any couples who fancy the freedom of an apartment (as opposed to staying in a hotel) and would come back if we were to travel without the kids again!

Thank you so much for giving the Old School top marks! I'm so pleased that your little break away without the kids lived up to expectations and that you were able to chill out and relax. We really appreciate you taking the time to give us your lovely feedback.

16 Nov 2014


"5 Star Rating"

No expense was spared in creating such a warm, elegant and comfortable condo. We had a fantastic time staying in this 5 star location (our personal rating). The attention to every detail made our stay very special. Everything from coffee, tea, fresh flowers, personal messages await guests who arrive and are pampered throughout the entire time. We hope to return again someday; for this truly was a special place like no other.

Who needs official rating systems with the far-more-valuable 5 star rating from our guests - which means so much more to us. I can't tell you how grateful we are that you took the time to share your lovely comments. Maybe by providing warm and elegant surroundings, we are attracting only warm and elegant guests! Thanks again for staying with us and your very-much-appreciated review.

8 Nov 2014


"supercalifragilisticexpialidocious... It really is that good!"

My partner and I stayed here to celebrate our honeymoon and both of our 21st Birthdays. We could not of asked for more, everything you could possibly need or want is supplied and the apartment itself is beautiful. My wife who LOVES to clean was very impressed with how clean and shiny the whole apartment was, nothing could be faulted. This was my wife's first visit to Scotland and she cannot wait to plan our next visit and stay in one of the old school apartments again. With everything on your doorstep and a bus stop less than a 3 minute walk away, everything is very easy to get too. We were simply spoiled for choice! To end our stay in Edinburgh we dined at 'The Dome' which was a fantastic way to end our visit, and we highly recommend to anyone considering a romantic break :) We will be recommending to all of our friends and family for sure! Thanks again Gillian :D xx

We're so honoured that you chose to stay at the Old School apartment to celebrate not one, not two but three special occasions! And thank you so much for your lovely comments. I'll pass the cleaning compliment on to our very own Mary Poppins who will chuffed to bits with helping with towards the supercalifragilisticexpiadalidocious experience!

20 Oct 2014


"gorgeous high quality yet cosy apartment"

Absolutely beautiful apartment in a great location in Edinburgh. Stayed for a week on our honeymoon and it was just perfect. Everything you needed was in the flat including champagne glasses, dvds, iPod speakers, bathrobes and and molton brown toiletries. Beautifully finished decor to incredibly high standards and very luxurious and romantic feel to the place. Think mg favourite thing was the fire effect screen ! Brilliantly located next to Holyrood park and lots of bus routes to various places if didn't feel like walking (also very cheap for taxis to town). Gillian (owner) couldn't have been more helpful including recommendations for places to eat - visited blonde restaurant about 2 minutes walk away and was wowed by good food and easy going vibe. Overall we really enjoyed our stay at the apartment and would come back to the flat and Edinburgh in a heartbeat.

3 Oct 2014



Beautiful and handy location. Stylish apartment that still had that homely feel (but much more clean and tidy than our home). Ewan and Gillian have thought of everything, there were so many thoughtful extras dotted around the apartment. We loved it and will be returning, perfection.

23 Jun 2014


"Amazing apartment in great location"

My girlfriend and I had a fantastic stay in this amazing apartment. The apartment is right next to Arthurs seat and a 10 min walk from the royal Mile so great location. Communication with apartment owner before arrival was great and arrived to some very nice personal touches. Highly recommended.

28 Mar 2014


"Beautiful, luxuriously comfortable and a great location"

Really lovely place to stay: cosy, bright, clean, warm, stylish, well equipped and quiet. Gillian's personal touches make it so much nicer than hotels: everything's been chosen with care. The location is really good, easy to get around town on foot and right next to Arthur's Seat for a short but energetic stroll to stunning views over the city. Being able to park the car right outside (parking permit supplied) helps make it really easy to get to and unpack. Excellent customer service from Gillian: quick to reply, answer any questions and refund deposit. Great value too. All in all a perfect stay - I can only reiterate what others have already said and I'm already looking forward to our next visit.

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