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Spacious Self-Catering Apartment near Edinburgh University (Davie Street)

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Sleeps 2 (+2) 1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Welcome to Davie Street, one of our guests’ favourite self-catering apartments in Edinburgh. Located in Edinburgh’s trendy South Side neighbourhood, near Edinburgh University, this luxury holiday apartment features an expansive layout split between two floors. The master bedroom and ensuite are upstairs, while the lower level has an open-plan modern living and kitchen.

With its convenient location, luxury furnishings and expansive layout, this holiday apartment is the perfect holiday home in Edinburgh.

Luxury Self Catering Edinburgh

Located within an old Victorian primary school, recently converted into luxury apartments, this self-catering apartment is truly a unique gem. As you enter the holiday flat, you’ll find a stylish split level apartment. The first floor features an expansive open-plan living room and kitchen with a private bathroom while the mezzanine has a large master bedroom with ensuite.

The living room has two super comfy sofas, one of which pulls out into a sofa bed, and four-person dining table. It’s the perfect space for relaxing after a day of sightseeing or enjoying a glass of wine after the kids have gone to bed. The area has plenty of natural lighting and high ceilings, which creates a welcoming atmosphere and makes your holiday apartment a home away from home.

As a self-catering apartment, the kitchen is fully-equipped with everything you need to make an evening meal. Here, you’ll find a modern oven and ceramic hob, kettle, toaster, fridge and stainless steel sink. This holiday apartment also includes a washer, dryer, iron and ironing board. We provide the linens and towels.

Holiday Home Edinburgh with Mezzanine Level Master Bedroom

Up a short flight of stairs, you’ll discover a very comfortable master bedroom with modern en suite facilities. The bedroom features a plush, super king bed for a guaranteed restful night while the ensuite features a bath and shower. So, pour some bubbles and kick back in the bubble bath before heading into the bedroom for a peaceful sleep.

You’ll also find another bathroom on the lower level.

Perfect Edinburgh Short Stay Apartment -- Edinburgh University Accommodation

Our luxury holiday apartment is within easy walking distance to Edinburgh University -- perfect for visiting lecturers, parents and students. Edinburgh’s South Side is well-known as one of the city’s trendiest areas so you’ll also find plenty of excellent restaurants, coffee shops and quaint pubs directly outside the holiday apartment.

This holiday flat is conveniently located for Edinburgh’s theatre and performing arts scene with the Festival Theatre only 350 meters away. During the Festival, this becomes an extremely popular location as Edinburgh University and the Meadows are home to the main venues. If travelling during the Festival, we recommend booking as soon as possible.

Outside the apartment, you’ll also find a bus stop which will take you into central Edinburgh in under 10 minutes. Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street, the National Museum of Scotland and Royal Mile are all less than one mile from the apartment.

Luxury Apartment Hire Edinburgh

Book your holiday home to rent in Edinburgh today. As one of our most popular self-catering apartments, it fills up quickly, so we recommend booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Don’t Forget the Extras

We’re happy to customise your stay to include special extras like flowers or champagne, hire a taxi from the airport, or help you with restaurant reservations. Simply speak to one of our dedicated property managers to discuss your unique needs.

Key Collection at Your Short Stay Apartment in Edinburgh City Centre

A personal greeter will be on-hand to welcome you to your holiday home. We’ll explain the basics of the apartment as well as recommendations and keys. However, this also means that we can only accept check-ins during certain times. Late arrivals (between 22:00-24:00), early check-ins (between 12.00-15.00) and late checkouts (between 10.00-12.00) will accrue a £40 charge.

T&Cs of Your Self Catering Apartment Edinburgh

You can find more information about our terms & conditions at https://www.edinburgh-flats.com/guest-terms-conditions/. The following special points also apply to your selected property:

- The property must be left in a neat & tidy condition with all rubbish removed, used pots and pans washed and returned to the cupboards, etc. Extra charges apply if any additional cleaning is needed after guest departure.
- Full payment is required six weeks before arrival or immediately after booking if booking is within six weeks of arrival date.
- A refundable damage deposit of £250 is required
- No smoking
- Property NOT suitable for pets
- A £30 surcharge applies for using the sofa bed, payable on booking

We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful city!

Location
Parking

Edinburgh Self Catering with Parking

As a guest at our gorgeous self-catering apartment, you’ll receive allocated parking for one car in a secure private car park.

Facilities
At the property
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Linen provided
  • Bath towels provided
  • Bedding provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron / Ironing board
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • DVD player
  • TV
  • Freeview / Freesat TV
  • Wifi
  • Personal meet & greet available
  • Pets not allowed

Nearby

  • Swimming (Indoor)
  • Cycle paths
  • Gym
  • Leisure centre
  • Health spa
  • Shops
  • Supermarket [230m]
  • Bar / Pub
  • Restaurants [110m]
  • Café
  • Nightclub
  • Galleries
  • Museum [800m]
  • Theatre [350m]
  • Internet café
  • Car hire

Great for

Adventure , Business , City , Family
Reviews

Overall rating

5.0 stars

Based on 34 review(s)

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price / Value 5.0 stars

A characterful little gem of a flat, which couldn't be more ideally located. Everything from the train station to bars, restaurants, and supermarkets are within a short walk, and anything further afield can be reached from one of the nearby bus stops. Yet somehow, in spite of being in such a busy and popular part of the city, it manages to remain quiet too, with barely any traffic or other noise from the street outside. More surprisingly is that the whole flat worked out as being around the same price as a room in a number of the hotels in the city.
We'll definitely consider staying here again in the future.

Westport, Connecticut, USA

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price / Value 5.0 stars

This nicely decorated and well equipped duplex flat is near the University of Edinburgh and the Festival Theatre, and it is one of the best short-term rentals I have ever stayed in. It is centrally located, so you can walk to almost any tourist attraction in the city. The flat has a comfortable sofa bed, which allowed my wife and me to host a friend for two nights during our stay.

My wife and I hope to return to Edinburgh and stay in this flat in the future.

Property manager response (23 Aug 2018)

Thank you Ronald. Great review, we hope we can welcome you back to Edinburgh soon. Edinburgh Flats

London

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price / Value 5.0 stars

We (3 of us) recently stayed in this flat and we were amazed by its looks, functionality, character and location.
There was no need to take any transportation within the city.
The flat is just lovely and very well equipped: for those who like to cook whilst on holidays, it has absolutely all the utensils you need.

York

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price / Value 5.0 stars

This flat is a brilliant place for a couple to stay when in Edinburgh. It is positioned perfectly for visitors to the Fringe as many venues in the old town are just a short walk away. It comes well-equipped with everything needed when self-catering provided and had a 'home-from-home' feel to it. Would re-book without hesitation!

Aberdeen

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price / Value 5.0 stars

It's a lovely flat, bright, clean and very comfortable. And centrally located so just a gentle stroll to the centre of town and with Holyrood Park next door.
In addition, everyone from Edinburgh Flats were pleasant and extremely helpful both online and in person.

Gamle Fredrikstad, Norway

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price / Value 5.0 stars

Looking for central and unique accommodation in Edinburgh.This flat is spot on.
Nearby the old town of Edinburgh, Scottish Museum, Holyrood and the Meadows provide you an opportunity of easy access to a variety of sights. The flat is beautiful designed and well equipped. Highly recommended

Eyemouth

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price / Value 5.0 stars

Beautifully furnished and comfortable flat in a historic building in the old town. Close to shops, theatres, museums and all amenities and within walking distance of major tourist attractions. Secure private parking. Recommended.

Shrewsbury

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price / Value 5.0 stars

quiet location, well equipped, warm and plenty of hot water

Kent

  • Location 4.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 4.0 stars
  • Price / Value 4.0 stars

Very pleasant flat to come back and relax in when not busy visiting the nearby town centre. Edinburgh is such a lovely place with so much to do that you also need a relaxing place to get away from it all at time.

sligo

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price / Value 5.0 stars

Top location and very nice apartment. Highly recommended for Edinburgh, Good service too.

Yorkshire

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price / Value 5.0 stars

We love staying in this flat; everything you need is provided. It is an easy walk to all our favourite Festival venues.

Ottawa

  • Location 4.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 4.0 stars
  • Price / Value 4.0 stars

This Davie Street flat is in an old converted school but is very modern and comfortable inside. It's location was within a 5-minute walk to the Royal Mile/High Street area. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. Breakfast "at home" in the flat then a day out on the town was the general routine for us. Many pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance, including the Grass Market.

Manchester

  • Location 4.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 4.0 stars
  • Price / Value 4.0 stars

After some confusion with payment - there was a typo in the bank information, so a bit unsettling when using a company for the first time - everything was good.
The flat is in a converted old school house, a beautiful building tastefully done up.
It's essentially all one huge room with a mezzanine bedroom and bathroom. Probably better for a couple than, say, four friends or a family. Amazing high ceilings but the bulb had gone in the main lamp - probably only reachable with a crane! Lots of other lighting so fine. All mod cons but we mainly ate out so didn't really use them. All clean and modern. Nice big flat screen TV, good wifi. Easy walking distance to shops and restaurants. Recommended.

Hertfordshire

  • Location 4.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 4.0 stars
  • Price / Value 4.0 stars

Very good accommodation.

Property manager response (23 Aug 2018)

Thankyou! Edinburgh Flats

Beverley

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price / Value 5.0 stars

This flat is in an excellent place for the main Fringe venues. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Omagh, N. Ireland

  • Location 4.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 4.0 stars
  • Price / Value 4.0 stars

This flat is just as attractive as it looks in the photos. The exterior of the building is simply stunning and has an interesting historical background. Its location couldn't have been better for visiting our daughter at The University of Edinburgh as well as access to The Royal Mile and the city in general. The kitchen was so well equipped that we found it quite handy and cost-effective to cook some of our own meals or bring back take-away food. An excellent Tesco Metro was located a couple of minutes walk away and a good variety of restaurants are in the vicinity. We were met by a very friendly greeter - thank you for your help, Alison. I hate to complain about such a lovely apartment, but my other daughter didn't sleep very well on the sofa bed as its mattress has seen better days. The double bed was comfy, however, and if a better solution was found for those using the sofa bed, then this flat would be absolutely perfect and I wouldn't hesitate to use it again on future visits.

Northampton

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price / Value 5.0 stars

I was pleasantly suprised by the flat itself. The photos looked beautiful, but I was concerned that perhaps it would be quite small, however it's very spacious and much bigger than I had antsipated.

There is parking for 1 car, which is off the road, which was useful, as I didn't use my car at all during my stay, and would have been reluctant to pay for parking.

The flat itself is fairly central to all of the main tourist attractions.

Our meeter was very helpful with directions and suggestions of things to do.

Stafford

  • Location 4.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 4.0 stars
  • Price / Value 4.0 stars

This is the second time we have stayed at this apartment and we love the location, the apartment's layout and the quality of it's fittings. We were also impressed by the friendliness and efficiency of our greeter. The only area that stopped us from giving an excellent rating was the lack of maintenance, especially the plumbing. When we arrived we found the downstairs toilet seat sitting loose with it's fitting sitting by the side of the toilet, we repaired this in 5 minutes. Our greeter also explained that the upstairs toilet occassionaly needed a carate chop action to stop the toilet from running continuously, this problem was the there when we last visited 2 years ago!. We also found the loud knocking sound whenever the water was used irritating (this was not present 2 years ago). The hot water from the shower tended to go cold then back to hot during a shower with no adjustments being made by ourselves. Finally the master light in the centre of the lounge area and the stairs/landing lights did not work. None of the above prevented us from enjoying our stay, and we would definitely recommend the apartment.

Glenburn, Maine

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price / Value 5.0 stars

Our flat was close to the Festival, yet quiet and spacious. On our walk to the Royal Mile we passed many restaurants to try. It was close to The Festival Theater, Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Park. We even strolled up Arthur's Seat, which was almost like the Highlands. We did take a tour to the Highlands, and we're able to walk to the meeting spot. Even closer was The Museum of Scotland. I am so glad we found this flat. The owners were very accommodating.

Southsea

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price / Value 5.0 stars

Flat was in good condition. Very quiet. Close to walk to Grassmarket, Royal Mile and City Centre. Recommend a stay here.

Sheffield

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price / Value 5.0 stars

My partner and I visited the city for the first time quite recently and fell in love and have always wanted to go back but city breaks can be quite expensive and it's difficult to get time off together, we managed to get a long weekend together and decided if the price was right we would treat ourselves to a relaxing weekend away. The prices for the hotels and guest houses were really pricy and after spending hours looking I came accross Edinburgh flats;decent website, lots of photos and easy to navigate around and perfect price!! The people I liased with were helpful, friendly and nothing was too much to ask. The journey there was a quite stressful one (maybe going straight from work on a Friday night was not the best idea) with 3 hour delays and a drunken man on the rails just outside leeds, finally arrived into Edinburgh at 11:30 to be greeted by rain and a huge long line for the taxis. After waiting half an hour in the rain we made it to the apartment Marcien our greeter met us at the door and showed us around, he was lovely and polite and was understanding of our late arrival. The apartment itself was absolutely beautiful, a home from home and was great to be somewhere so relaxing but at the same time not over the top, I couldn't ask for anywhere better! The facilities were exceptional! Finished to a high standard and amenities you wouldn't expect (great tv, wifi, dishwasher, cv/speakers) and the nice touches; Scottish monopoly, Edinburgh fringe art work and plenty of books to choose from. The apartments were located in old town (a part of the city we had only just touched upon and not really explored, we were so happy with just a 20 minute walk to princes Street and local amenities around the corner it was perfect. I'd highly recommend this to anyone and would definitely return here again the next time we visit! 5* out of 5 from us!!!!

Munich Germany

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price / Value 5.0 stars

Ideally located, great place to stay. Very close to the Royal Mile (walking distance). Fully equipped. I really enjoyed my time there.

Kyle of Lochalsh

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price / Value 5.0 stars

Gorgeous loft apartment in the centre of all the action.Only minutes walk to the Royal mile and wonderful cafes and bars.We had our 8 month baby with us and it is a very baby friendly apartment with loads of room to move around down stairs.Everything you could possibly need is there and more.Very clean and modern with a secure car space is such a bonus.Clare our meet and greet lady was very welcoming,will be coming back next year thank you!

St Andrews

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price / Value 5.0 stars

The layout of this apartment is just terrific. With a huge bed and all the fittings you could want and lots of space which together with the modern furnishings generates a great atmosphere. Put this together with a location so close to the heart of Edinburgh and you can't go wrong. The proximity of many small bars with great live music and being only a ten minutes walk to the Royal Mile and Cowgate Road with all their restaurants, shops and amazing architecture tops it off. We meant to stay only 4 days, but extended to a full week. It was so good.

Pat and Pat

Chingford, London

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price / Value 5.0 stars

Ideally placed, with parking. Well equipped, very large comfortable bed. Everything works. It is basically one room, with stairs to mezzanine (quite steep, not suitable for young children).Smart, clean,nice furniture, very high ceiling. 28 steps to flat. If 'off West Richmond St' was added to address it would be easier to find. In a lovely old Victorian school. Just great really. Only one set of keys.

West Midlands

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price / Value 5.0 stars

Partner and myself stayed there 13/06/2014 to 17/06/2014.

Lovely apartment set within a Victorian school. Attractive and modern furnished apartment decorated and furnished to a very high standard. Very modern kitchen, living area and the two level accommodation with the fantastic mezzanine bedroom area. It was a welcomed surprise when we arrived after a five hour drive.

The apartment has its own allocated parking within electronic secure gated access which is an added bonus if you have your own transport.

There are local shops within a 5 min walk, e.g, Tesco, Sainsburys. Choice of delicatesstants and resturants also. Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle & Holyrood Park all within 10 min walk. For the adventurous Portobello Beach is three mile walk via Holyrood Park (bus 26 takes 20 mins from Princes Street).

Booking via Edinburgh Flats was excellent. They facilitated a last minute booking for four days with no drama, Tamara was great making the booking process faultless! The flexibility from the greeter regarding meeting times to pick up the keys and show us around the apartment despite her busy shedule and us arriving earlier than expected was excellent. Lenore 10/10 for customer service.

We would thoroughly recommend booking this apartment and feel you will not be disappointed. We hope we are fortunate to stay there again!!

Beverley

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price / Value 5.0 stars

This is a very well appointed flat in an excellent location, with a gated off street allocated parking space, close to the centre of Edinburgh. The fittings and equipment in the flat are all of excellent quality and include a wide screen tv, stereo with iPod dock, and a good selection of CD's and books The kitchen has all the necessary appliances and equipment. The flat is light and airy with an open plan mezzanine bedroom area and is ideal for a couple. The flat is conveniently situated within 10 minutes walk of the Royal Mile and 15 minutes walk of the Grassmarket area. There are plenty of local shops, cafes and supermarkets with a Tesco Metro store just round the corner. There are also a number of restaurants locally. Overall would definitely recommend this apartment

Barnsley

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price / Value 5.0 stars

My husband and I stayed here on our minimoon! The apartment is furnished to a high standard and has everything you might need for a self catering stay ... Conveniently located for holyrood park and Arthur's seat and a 10 minute walk to the Royal Mile free and secure parking is a bonus too.

Grasmere

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price / Value 5.0 stars

We have just enjoy a superb week in this comfortable well equipped flat. It's in a fantastic location close to all central amenities with supermarkets and restaurants on the doorstep. A short stroll to Hollyrood park and yet peaceful. Sun floods in through the windows making it warm bright and airy! Don't hesitate - get it booked.

Lancaster

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price / Value 5.0 stars

Fabulous city apartment which is ideally situated on a quiet street running parallel with the main road which leads to Princes St. & the Waverley Station (approx 10 mins walk away). A supermarket, restaurants, & bus stop from which a very regular service runs to Princes St & Leith are 1-2 mins walk away & the University it's close by,. Parking is provided via an electronically controlled entry gate for added security. The apartment is very well appointed, extremely comfortable & furnished to a high standard
. We highly reccommend this apartment, having stayed there several times

Preston

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price / Value 5.0 stars

I was staying in Edinburgh with a friend for a weekend of shopping, sightseeing, eating and other girly treats and Davie Street was a perfect location for us. We were close to Holyrood, the Royal Mile, the castle and Grassmarket and a short taxi ride to and from Waverley station. We loved the fact it was an old Victorian school (you enter through the "Juveniles" door) and it had been very sympathetically restored with high windows, ceilings and natural light. This gave it an extra feeling of space. It was extremely modern inside with a lovely kitchen and all mod cons. We had chosen to eat out apart from breakfast time and there were two Tesco supermarkets within a 5 minute walk plus a 24 hour (I think) CO-OP only a little further down the main road for our food shopping. There were a number of local restaurants, also within a very short walk, and we ate at an Italian one night when we were too tired to go into the heart of the city. I would certainly go back and would be happy to recommend it to anyone.

Preston

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price / Value 5.0 stars

Excellent base for a stay in Edinburgh. Walking distance from main sights & just off bus route if needed. Flat has 'wow' factor - imaginative conversion of former school. Comfortable & well equipped. Tucked back from main road yet supermarket, shops etc just across the road. Will use again.

Thornton-Cleveleys

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price / Value 5.0 stars

The flat is a spacious, modern flat within walking distance of all the main tourist attractions and the fabulous city centre. It has all mod cons and a very luxurious feel. The bed is enormous and furnishings are of an extremely high quality. You certainly won't be disappointed with your stay.

Melbourne, Australia

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price / Value 5.0 stars

This is a lovely apartment that combines the charm of old Edinburgh with the convenience, comfort and cleanliness of a thoroughly modern, stylish and superbly appointed open plan apartment. The kitchen is modern and spacious with top-notch appliances. The furniture is really comfortable. A short walk to the middle of Edinburgh (no need to use the car at all), close to the festival theatre. We loved it!

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