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The Old Chapel in George Square

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Charming and spacious home, within the World Heritage site. Free Parking

Sleeps 6 (+2) 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

This property is something extremely special, from its inviting Georgian façade to the architecturally designed interior.

This home is an excellent choice for our business clients, families and groups who want just that little bit more from their accommodation, such as a pool table, parking and a garden. Enjoy both city centre living and the lovely south west facing garden – a rare luxury among Edinburgh city centre homes!

-History of the Old Chapel-
The Old Chapel, is a grade A listed house, considered historically significant, with some features from the 18th century still visible, including part of the altar where a chapel used to be.
Built in 1766 by Thomas Lockhart, the King’s Commissioner in Scotland, this home was an extension of the house at No 23, where the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle, lived. During the Scottish Enlightenment, it was converted into a chapel. The boyhood home of Sir Walter Scott was No. 25 and Thomas Carlyle courted Jane Welsh at No. 22.

Bedroom 1- King beds or Twin beds (zip-link beds)
Bedroom 2- King beds or Twin beds (zip-link beds)
Bedroom 3- Double bed
Other - Double futon sofa bed

Spread over 3 floors with the main door off George Square. This charming and quirky maze of a place, mixes beautifully period features and very modern finishing. The large living area leads (with stair up the mezzanine area) off the entrance hall, leading to an en-suite bedroom. A nice pool table is located on the ground floor, and downstairs, at garden level, is the kitchen and an open plan living/dining area. There is a door to the private garden and secure parking. The third floor has a further 2 bedrooms (one en-suite) and a family bathroom. From this level you can look down on to the main living area.

Georgian terraced main door property, with south west facing garden, built in 1766.

-Booking Requirements-
We asks that the lead guest is of 25 years of age or older will require names and ages of all guests, as well as proof of addresses and ID for the lead guest only. We will require the lead guest to acknowledge and agree to the booking terms and conditions. We reserve the right to vet any booking.

This apartment is not suitable for stag parties, hen parties or young single sex groups or parties. There is a strict no-smoking policy. A damage deposit of £250.00 is required one week before arrival and will be fully refunded pending no damages or fees due one week after your departure.

Very conveniently located adjacent to the Meadows, the new Quartermile development and Edinburgh University. Within very easy walking distance of the Royal Mile, Princes Street and tourist attractions such as the National Museum, Greyfriars Bobby and the National Gallery. A ten minute walk from the Royal Mile, George Square is the ideal location for many great treats with ideal location during your stay. For an afternoon stroll, a good choice would be the Edinburgh Labyrinth, located in a corner of George Square Gardens. The Labyrinth adds to the peaceful nature of this area, giving a chance to relax or reflect while walking this ancient path. The design of the Edinburgh Labyrinth is based on the 13th century labyrinth laid in the floor of Chartres Cathedral in France.

To enjoy some good live music and drinks, the Pear Tree, on West Nicolson Street, is one of our favourites! For dinner, one place we warmly recommend again and again is the Outsider, on George IV Bridge. Mainly due to their efforts in the kitchen to craft and adapt dishes to suit the vagaries of British food calendar.
For some mixed reviews, by a member of our staff as well as other hearsay, Negociantes on Lothian Street might not be everyone’s cup of tea – but it does serve food and drinks till very late, which could be that last stop you make on your way home from a night of fun in Edinburgh city, to get your nachos fix.
The Bristo Square offers many great little cafes in as many nooks and crannies, including inside Edinburgh University building themselves – we would recommend the lovely Teviot Row House. Home to six distinctive bars, the Teviot is the oldest purpose built Student Union in the world and definitely a place for a drink and a snack, or even a proper meal, while you take in the student lifestyle – even if you’re no longer student yourself!

Not too far away are the Pleasance Theatre and Cabaret Bar, which offer a full programme of live music, comedy and film throughout the year with great student discounts on top of that great atmosphere! Something worthwhile for the lovers of spoken word would be the Soapbox events, with fantastic performers from the Edinburgh scene in the ‘Show and Tell Open Mic’ night, where anyone can give renditions of their favourite pieces of spoken word, poetry or music or show case their own written work!

Limited Mobility Access

This property is not suitable for wheel chairs or those with mobility difficulties due to the number of stairs in the property.

-Home Truths-
. This charming and traditional home, although still stunning, it has some featured that have aged

Location
Directions

George Square

Getting there from the Waverley Railway Station
We would recommend that you either take a Taxi (approx 5 minute journey) to the apartment or you can walk. To get to the apartment by foot, please head south on Waverley Bridge after exiting the station. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Cockburn Street and turn left at the High Street. Take a right at South Bridge and continue to follow this road until turning right once again at Nicolson Square. Slight left to stay on Nicolson Square before turning right at Marshall Street. Turn left at Potterrow, followed by a right turn at Crichton Street and your apartment will be on the right. It will take approx 15 minutes to walk to George Square.


Getting there from the Airport
Take the Express Shuttle bus from Stand 19 just outside the UK arrivals hall into the city centre (buses approximately every 10 minutes, fare £3 single, £5 open return). Exit bus at Waverley Bridge, just off Princes Street. Follow instructions as above.

Executive car transfer:
The Edinburgh Address can arrange an executive car pick up for you from the airport to your apartment - or other locations on request. We can also arrange day trips and private drivers. Please contact us on 0131 261 8646 and let us know you would like to arrange a car and to get a quote. Transfers are usually around £60 each journey. Please let us know as soon as possible so we have the best possible chance of booking the journey on your behalf, as cars aren't always available at last minute.

Getting there by Car
If travelling from the North continue on the A90 signposted for Edinburgh. Head east on the A90/Queensferry Road towards Orchard Road. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Queensferry Terrace. Continue onto Belford Road, and turn right at Douglas Gardens. Continue onto Palmerston Place, which turns slightly left and becomes Torphichen Street. Turn left at B700/Dewar Place, and continue to follow B700. Turn right at A700/Lothian Road, continue to follow A700, and then turn left at Lauriston Place. Lauriston Place turns slightly left and becomes Forrest Road, and slight right to stay on Forrest Road. Take the 1st right onto Bristo Place, and then continue to turn left at Potterrow. Turn right at Crichton Street and your apartment will be on the right. There is an alley just off George Square that you use to access the property with a car.

If travelling from the South continue to drive on the A1 and take the exit towards Craigmillar/Newcraighall. Then at the roundabout take the first exit onto A6095/Newcraighall Road and continue to Cameron Toll Shopping Centre. At the Cameron Toll Shopping Centre, take the 4th exit onto A7/Dalkeith Road. Turn left at A7/East Preston Street, and take the 2nd right onto A7/South Clerk Street. Continue to follow A7, and then turn left at West Nicolson Street. Take the 1st right onto Chapel Street and then the 1st left onto Crichton Street. George Square Apartment will then be on the right. There is an alley just off George Square that you use to access the property with a car.

Parking Information
There is free private parking available at the back of this apartment. A key fob is required in order to park your car, but please just call or knock on the door of the apartment, and the person meeting you will help.

Taxi hire:
Should you wish to use a taxi during your stay in Edinburgh, we recommend City Cabs. Their contact telephone number is 0131 656 3670

Parking

There are two secure private parking spaces within the grounds of the property.
You will need to let The Edinburgh Address or the property manager know if you intend to bring a car before your arrival.

Facilities
At the property
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Linen provided
  • Bath towels provided
  • Bedding provided
  • Cot/ Travel cot
  • Hair dryer
  • High chair
  • Iron / Ironing board
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • TV
  • Freeview / Freesat TV
  • Internet access
  • Wifi
  • Private garden
  • Garden dining furniture
  • Personal meet & greet available
  • Wood burning stove
  • Pets not allowed

Great for

Business , City , Family , Romantic , Groups
Reviews

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Guestbook reviews

Loved the location. Walkable to everything.

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The Old Chapel in George Square

"The house was amazing, it made my birthday weekend one if the most enjoyable one ever!
Would all definitely stay again."

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The Old Chapel in George Square

"To reinforce what my wife had posted on TripAdvisor previously, the location was great, the apartment was well-sized, but there were a few deficiencies:

Issues with the reliability of hot water
No toilet brushes
No tea towels
No oven mitts
TINY secondary bathrooms
Dirt under dressers, bed and on lampshades
Some decor shown in photos was not present when we got there.

Overall, we are happy with the stay - we didn’t feel that the deficiencies necessitated us bothering the owners to come deal with.

On a very positive note, we were ahead of schedule for check in and Willy was very gracious to drop what he was doing to come and meet us almost an hour early. Very much appreciated after a long day of travel!"

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The Old Chapel in George Square

We enjoyed a fabulous few days in George Square celebrating our daughter's Graduation Ceremony.The property is stunning and in a great location.
The bedrooms were comfortable and the living area is striking. Downstairs the kitchen is extremely well equipped. Overall it was a great setting to celebrate with family and friends.
We have already recommended this property to friends and are hoping to stay there again in the near future.

Jane Stanyard Kent UK

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The Old Chapel in George Square

Fantastic property, maintained to a very high standard. Great location. Having the car parking facility was so handy.
The service was excellent. We were met by Willie who showed us around and explained everything. Even though it was a busy day with check-ins, he took his time with us and made us feel very welcome.
Very Good Value
Anne Strickland Holywell UK

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The Old Chapel in George Square

From the moment we stepped inside we fell in love and found it ever so warm and welcoming. The hanging light fitting in the front reception room is very impressive and gives it a very "grand" feeling. The welcome tray of tea, coffee, milk and biscuits is a nice touch. It's exactly how it was described and once inside it was clear that the pictures cannot show just how inviting the property really is. The finishes are perfect, and everything that one needs during a stay is present. Being just the two of us we were spoilt in the 3 bedroom property but very quickly felt at home. Everything in the property was clean and well maintained, and fitted to the highest of standards. The location is fantastic, it's 10 minute walk to the station, the castle and to Princes street, 15 minutes to Holyrood Park where you have to walk up to Arthur's seat. Behind Princes street are numerous restaurants and bars available as well as along the Royal Mile. There is a local Sainsbury's just behind the house which is ideal for the necessary groceries. Edinburgh is a wonderful city, with everything being within walking distance, which is why we have returned again and again. We would definitely consider staying in George Square again.
Matthew Chapman Kent U.K.

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The Old Chapel in George Square

Very good value. Really stunning property, the photos didn't do it justice! The space was lovely and the fixtures and fittings were all great quality. They had thought of everything in the kitchen. [Service by The Edinburgh Address was] really helpful and friendly. Meeting the owner was a nice touch.

- Louise, England

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The Old Chapel in George Square

Very good value. Overall impression: very pleased with the apartment and will definitely stay in the apartment again. Very good service [from The Edinburgh Address].

- Aberdeen, UK

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The Old Chapel in George Square

Very good value. This is a fantastically located house within easy walking distance of most of the central city. It is fantastically spacious and airy, and the whole place was really comfortable. It was really handy to have fast wifi throughout the house. We loved the huge framed map! Nice to have a garden - this would be great in the summer. It was really quiet when we were there - but this was out of term time and I'm not sure how quiet it would be in term time.
[The service from The Edinburgh Address was] fantastic. Really helpful, efficient and friendly.

- Anonymous, UK

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The Old Chapel in George Square

Fairly good value. Fantastic location, very nice house, lovely garden space, good kitchen, lots of towels. [The service from The Edinburgh Address was] very good, would use them again.

-J. Luxembourg

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The Old Chapel in George Square

Very good value. Excellent location, comfy surroundings, the log fire was fab, impressed by the showers in all rooms- perfect for a family gathering. Very good [service from The Edinburgh Address].

-A. Mason

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The Old Chapel in George Square

First class accommodation! Spacious, tastefully furnished and very comfortable for
business or relaxing trips to Edinburgh. The location is a bonus with restaurants nearby,
a supermarket round the corner and the town centre within walking distance/a short cab
ride.

Also first class [service]. Caroline was very helpful, patient and answered any queries
quickly.

Sue Austin

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The Old Chapel in George Square

"The house was just perfect and our guests were delighted with everything which made the whole weekend and wedding just so memorable. We won't hesitate to use your service again and will recommend you to all our friends."

J. Turner, UK

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The Old Chapel in George Square

"Thank you. Our stay was wonderful, as usual...well this time better than
usual! We really enjoyed George Square."

M. Brandimonte, Italy

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The Old Chapel in George Square

"This is a very beautiful spacious house with a lovely garden in an amazing central Georgian terrace. It has everything you could possibly want for a great stay. Wish we could have stayed longer! It couldn’t have been more perfect. Many thanks to Gill and Allan for everything. We will be back!"

A. Minto, UK

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The Old Chapel in George Square
Media reviews

"Beautiful accomodation. As we were attending the festival we didn't spend very much time in the property, but at different times of year it would be a great venue for gatherings of friends and family to celebrate birthdays and New Year."

S. Erwin-Jones, UK

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The Old Chapel in George Square