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3 Gayfield Square: Central Luxury, quiet location, wifi, sleeps 4

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Our Gayfield Square Merchant's House apartment is a fabulous two bedroom property situated in a fantastic position, right in the heart of the wonderful historic city of Edinburgh. In fact you couldn't get better - the apartment is located on a beautiful leafy square in the elegant Georgian New Town. Residential and quiet, yet just a few minutes walk (about seven) from the hustle and bustle of Princes Street and George Street and from there easily accessible to the castle and Royal Mile,only another 5-10 minutes walk. Moreover, we're just round the corner from the funky Broughton Street area with its great selection of restaurants, cafes and bars as well as some lovely 'local' and quirky shops (the best butcher in town, great health food store and fishmonger to name a few!) The apartment i...Our Gayfield Square Merchant's House apartment is a fabulous two bedroom property situated in a fantastic position, right in the heart of the wonderful historic city of Edinburgh. In fact you couldn't get better - the apartment is located on a beautiful leafy square in the elegant Georgian New Town. Residential and quiet, yet just a few minutes walk (about seven) from the hustle and bustle of Princes Street and George Street and from there easily accessible to the castle and Royal Mile,only another 5-10 minutes walk. Moreover, we're just round the corner from the funky Broughton Street area with its great selection of restaurants, cafes and bars as well as some lovely 'local' and quirky shops (the best butcher in town, great health food store and fishmonger to name a few!) The apartment is typical in design for its era, dating back to 1820 (yes, 1820!) and built with the grandeur that represents Georgian architecture in its prime. It's also quite a one off with its own private entrance, private front garden and back patio (very unusual for a property in such a central location of Edinburgh). The entire apartment is on the ground floor with only one step up into the front garden so is very accessible for those who have difficulty in managing stairs. Interior style is sophisticated, contemporary and calming with a lovely blend of old and new. The main sitting room is a very spacious 16 x 15 feet with beautiful working fireplace (living flame gas fire), ornate cornice work and double windows with views to the front gardens and square beyond. Furniture comprises a comfortable sofa and contemporary Barcelona chair both in white leather as well as two antique gilt chairs upholstered in a bold print motif. Original art pieces hang on the walls throughout the property. The two bedrooms are quietly located with cosy European king sized leather bed in one and white wooden Georgian style bed in the other, again European king sized. Wall coverings are in calming taupe and pale mocca colours. One bedroom is serviced by an en suite shower room with walk in shower with chocolate leather effect tiling. The other is serviced by the main bathroom with corner bath and shower. The kitchen is fully equipped - a large range cooker/oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer - a great cook's kitchen as well as being a very sociable space to sit round the large black granite kitchen table whilst you eat or watch the cook at work! French windows from the kitchen open up to the back patio/sitting area. We also supply a complete pack in the apartment which will guide you through how to use everything and also a great guide to our favourite restaurants, cafes, shops and top tips on things not to miss out on while you're visiting. Wifi internet access is available throughout the apartment. We think we've created the ideal retreat to explore our wonderful city- we really hope you'll agree if you come and stay with us! More
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Robin J
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2014
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

Four of us stayed at Gayfield Square for five nights in October 2018. The location was superb – an easy walk to beautiful Calton Hill, to many pubs and restaurants, and to attractions in both Old and New Towns. The rooms are a wonderful combination...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Janice T
Reviewed August 20, 2018

To start off, Robin was a great communicator. He met us at the apartment, and showed us how things worked. The place was immaculate. Both showers have good water pressure. Very guiet and comfortable. Well stocked. Couldn't ask for more. Would love to come back

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank flybynighttraveler
Management response:Responded August 22, 2018

Thanks so much once again and hope to see you with us on your next trip to Edinburgh!

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Reviewed June 22, 2018

Excellent central quiet location, short walk into the centre of Edinburgh. Dog friendly too, would definitely recommend to stay at this apartment.

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Storyteller507747
Reviewed November 10, 2017

The entire ground floor of this beautiful house is very well maintained (and stocked) by the owner, Robin. The house was perfect for our 5 week stay. The location is a very quiet and safe neighborhood, and the flat had both a great front garden...More

Date of stay: September 2017
1  Thank R1andR2
Management response:Responded November 12, 2017

Thanks for your kind words and I'm so please that you had such at good time at the apartment- and of course we really hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed June 6, 2016

The Old Merchant's House Apartment at 3 Gayfield Square in Edinburgh, Scotland is a real gem of a find! It is conveniently located in a very safe neighborhood (police station next door), walking distance to excellent shopping, entertainment, restaurants and, of course, the Royal Mile...More

Date of stay: June 2016
1  Thank Gummy1950
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Stove
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Washer
Highchair
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Freezer
Private Yard
Cable/satellite TV
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TV
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Balcony
Wi-Fi
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About the neighborhood
A wonderful neighbourhood at the east end of Edinburgh's New Town- Gayfield Square is a quiet leafy square tucked away off the main road yet incredibly close to all the city's main attactions (the Royal Mile and Castle) as well as just round the corner form some of the best restaurants and food shops the city has to offer.
How to get there
By Car (or on foot) Find Princes Street on the map. The A1 and A68 terminate at the east end of Princes Street. From the A1 you make a right turn from Waterloo Place on to the A900 (Leith). From the A68 you veer right from South Bridge on to the A900. In both cases, carry on down Leith Street until you reach a roundabout. Carry straight over (the Playhouse Theatre will be on your right) and continue down the street to the next roundabout. Take the first exit heading directly ahead down the hill but turn IMMEDIATELY left (almost on the roundabout) on to Gayfield Square. Number 3 Gayfield Square is about 100 metres down on the left (just past the police station and it’s very secure!)
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