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

Exterior of the Old Schoolhouse
5.0 of 5 bubbles
19 reviews
Exterior of the Old Schoolhouse
Bedroom - Light and bright. Quiet as situated at the back of the building
Recently modernised with washing machine, integrated fridgefreezer, cooker and microwave
Kitchen through to dining area and Living room
Living room, with view over Dovecot artist studios. Board games and iPod docking station provided
Shower room
Living room though to dining area and kitchen
Living room with sofa bed (6Ft 8) made up
View from the Living room
Living room though to dining area and kitchen
Kitchen. Recently modernised, with electrically wired heat and smoke detectors
Kitchen through to dining area and Living room
Dining area (additional chairs in hall cupboard) through to kitchen
Dining area. A small selection of books and DVDs have been provided for your perusal
Bedroom - Detailing mirrored built in wardrobes
Entrance hallway and bedroom
The secure front door of the Old Schoolhouse (Boys Entrance). Intercom enabled.
A map of the immediate locale. For scale, E is approx 5mins walk from the flat
Black Medicine Coffee (parts of Harry Potter written here)- Our apartment is in the background
View from the end of the street (The Black Medicine Coffee cafe is on the right hand side)
Festival Theatre (1min). Scottish Ballet, Opera and the Edinburgh International Festival
Greyfriars Bobby pub-restaurant (5mins walk from Home Central Apartment)
Holyrood Palace (our neighbour's accommodation!). 15mins walk.
Scottish Parliament Building (15Min walk)
One of the many tourist buses. This hop-on/off tour is 2mins walk from the flat
Princes Street Gardens (East), showing the Scott Monument (15 mins walk)
Festival Royal Mile (High Street) street performers (5mins walk)
Edinburgh Castle (15 mins walk)
Edinburgh Castle - Military Tattoo (15 mins walk)
The richmond cafe. One of the numerous local cafes and restaurants within a few minutes walk
Royal Yacht Britannia (20min bus ride from the flat)
Edinburgh Zoo-Visit the only two giant pandas (Tian Tian and Yang Guang) in the UK. Bus 30mins
Eleanor (The Owner on holiday in Italy!)
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Edinburgh, Scotland
“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.<BR><BR>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.<BR><BR>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 fo... Read more
About the Owner, Eleanor P
Languages spoken: English
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Feb 2014
Overall rating: 4.8 / 5.0
Based on 50 reviews and 5 properties
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Listing #HL547363
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English first
Surbiton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We have been coming to the Fringe for the last 15 years and just love staying in this location which is so central for all our favourite venues. This flat is the perfect size for us and caters for all our needs. Eleanor is also very flexible in allowing us to leave our bags so we can catch some afternoon...

Anna G
Patras, Greece
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

In a great location for exploring Edinburgh, eqquiped with all the essentials and even books, travel guides, dvds and boarding games and decorated to create a home like environment it would be my first choise for a next trip to the city. The owner was expremely helpfull through the booking and upon our late arrival and even welcomed us with...

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

I would highly recommend this property. Located very central and accessible from the train station. The landlady was really nice and left us a complimentary bottle of prosecco for NYE which was an added bonus. Very good value for money compared to the hotels

  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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May 25, 2017
2017: May
3 nights
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May 28, 2017
2017: Edinburgh Marathon
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  • Cleaning: $26 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
- PRICES ARE FULLY INCLUSIVE OF bedlinen, towels, heating, taxes & WiFi. A travel cot and a highchair are available (FREE of charge) to guests upon request (you will need to bring your own linen for the cot).
- CHECK IN 4pm onwards, with check out 11am. If required, Waverley Train station has a baggage storage area.
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About the neighborhood
1) Drummond Street: The apartment is very centrally located with all of Edinburgh's tourist attractions within easy reach. Ideally situated for the Festival Theatre (2 min walk), while Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyrood House, Holyrood Park / Arthur's Seat, Dynamic Earth and the Scottish Parliament are all within 10-15 mins walk. To round off the major sites, the newly revamped National Museum of Scotland is just a 5 min walk away.
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: Festiv...
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Edinburgh International: 8.1 mi
Railway: Waverley Train Station: 1.2 mi
Ferry: Rosyth: 12.4 mi
Transport Links are excellent as the apartment is close to several main bus routes which access most areas of the city and beyond.

1) Bus/Airport: The No. 35 Lothian (airport) Bus stops on Chambers Street which is less than 5 min walk from the apartment. The ticket costs £1.60 and will take about an hour to get from the airport to the apartment. The (airport) Airlink 100 express reaches Waverley Bridge (under 1 mile from apartment) in about 30-40mins, depending on traffic. During the day this bus leaves every 10mins and costs £4.50.
2) Taxis: Are widely available at the airport and cost around £25 (depending on traffic) to get to the apartment. Alternatively try calling City Cabs or Central Taxis.
3) Trains: Waverley Train Station is a 10mins walk away. A taxi to or from Waverley woul...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Nearest Beach: 1.9 mi.
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