Hidden Hideaways: our selection of unique places to stay in Edinburgh

"Had a fantastic time! The home was immaculately presented and had everything one needed. Shortbread on arrival. I came at an odd time however Angie had organised everything and for someone to be there to greet me. Luxury of a hotel and comfort of one's own home. Definitely stay there again!” (Jonathan)

The Mews Company

These 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments are solid, traditional Scottish buildings - but with all mod cons, and so close to the centre of town. more

The Mews Company is a small, independent family run company offering high quality holiday and executive self-catering accommodation with parking in Edinburgh Mews Houses with their own unique character and charm.

Set in quiet cobbled streets of Georgian Edinburgh a moment’s stroll from the lively heart of Edinburgh’s Stockbridge district, our Mews properties offer an idyllic slice of contemporary urban living in the historic city centre. You won’t find more convenient or stylish places from which to explore this unique city. All our properties include free WiFi and on-site parking or access to a secure underground car park nearby. If you are planning a visit with a large group of friends or family then our properties are ideal because they are all within easy walking distance of each other and the city's main attractions. They are also perfect for business travelers who want a private space in which to both work and relax.

Our properties are equipped to a high standard and we do our very best to anticipate your needs by providing all the things you might want for a perfect stay. These include complimentary wine, spa-quality toiletries, luxury bed linen and bath robes, complimentary condiments and business friendly technology.

Edinburgh is a thriving city and we mention below some of the events that will be taking place over the next wee while. Look on our Fun Things To Do page for other all-year-round activities.

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30b Chamber Street

Spacious one bed property in Edinburgh`s Old Town on Chambers St. This property is a two minute walk from the Gilded Balloon and Pleasance Dome.  more

Spacious one bed property in Edinburgh`s Old Town on Chambers St. This property is a two minute walk from the Gilded Balloon and Pleasance Dome. Close to the property are cafes, shops, bars and restaurants. The Royal Mile is a two minute walk away and Princes St is a five minute walk.

The open plan kitchen is fully equipped and there is a dining table. The comfortable lounge has 2 sofas with a sofa bed and a TV. There is 1 double bedroom and a family bathroom with both bath and shower. This is an excellent base for many Festival venues.

WIFI, towels and linen included.

Also available for a festival let in August. Please contact the team for prices and availability.

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Dunbars Close

This 2-bedroom apartment is located on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh's historic Old Town. There is a huge range of experiences to enjoy, more

very close to the apartment.

There are plenty of fantastic restaurants & pubs in the Old Town, from within just 1 minutes walk! To give an idea of distance, it will take approximately 15 minutes to walk up to the castle (if you don't get distracted!) and about 10 minutes to get to Princes Street and Edinburgh's Georgian "New Town" with its wide range of shops, galleries & contemporary bars.

Dunbars Close Garden, set out in 17th century style, adjoins the property and provides both a beautiful tranquil spot to relax in and also contributes to the fantastic outlook from the kitchen and dining area windows.

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24/8 Abbey Lane

The Arc Apartment is a self-catering accommodation located in Edinburgh. more

 FreeWiFi access is available. The property is 1 km from Edinburgh Playhouse and 1.1 km from Omni Centre. Accommodation will provide you with a TV, a seating area and a DVD player. There is a full kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with a bath. You can enjoy mountain view and city view. . The property offers free parking. If you feel like visiting the surroundings, check out Edinburgh Waverley station (1.5 km) and Edinburgh Festival Theatre (1.7 km).Glasgow Airport is located 80 km away.- 

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Hillside Garden

With a leafy garden and stylish decor, the 2-bedroom Hillside Garden Apartments offer modern accommodation with free Wi-Fi. more

Holyrood Park is just half a mile away, and lively Princes Street is a 10-minute walk.

Hillside City Centre Garden Apartments feature bare stone walls and wooden floors. The elegant living area has a flat-screen TV/DVD player and an iPod dock, and there are 2 separate bedrooms.

The spacious kitchen has an oven, microwave and refrigerator, and there is also a cosy dining room. Laundry facilities are provided, and the luxury bathroom has heated towel rails and a large shower.

Situated just north of Edinburgh's Old Town, Hillside City Centre Garden Apartment is a 15-minute walk from The Royal Mile. On-site parking is available, and Edinburgh Castle is just over a mile away.

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South Learmonth Gardens

Outstanding luxury drawing room apartment with beautiful outlook to private gardens within 10-15 minutes walk to Princes Street. more

This first floor apartment is within a converted town house circa 1890 and has been beautifully restored and decorated to a very high standard, retaining many period features including ornate cornicing and wooden panelling.

The apartment enjoys a quiet location on South Learmonth Gardens, a traditional cobbled street overlooking private gardens. The trendy area of Stockbridge with boutique shops and popular bars/restaurants is just a short stroll away. Trivia - South Learmonth Gardens was once home to Sir Ernest Shackleton, the Antarctic explorer.

The property consists of a large drawing (living) room, hallway, two double bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and plenty of storage. The drawing room has a desk/study area.

Both bedrooms have large wardrobes and the apartment has ample storage for suitcases and luggage.

The rent includes bed linen and towels for all guests. Complimentary tea/coffee, biscuits and milk are provided for your arrival. A small amount of basic essentials, e.g. washing-up liquid, are provided which should be ample for a short stay (up to 4-5 days). The apartment has Wifi internet access, cable television and a telephone. For babies and young children, in the apartment there is a travel cot, high chair, foot-stool and children’s bowls, plates, cups and cutlery, enough for two.

Two portable single guest beds are also available to allow maximum flexibility in sleeping arrangements or for up to two additional guests. If required to be used, please ensure the appropriate extras are selected at booking confirmation so that single-bed linen can be provided. A small additional charge will apply.

Guests also have access to the private Learmonth Gardens directly opposite the apartment.

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Heriot Row

Fully renovated in March 2015, the property offers a relaxed luxurious self catering experience in surroundings where original period features are complimented with modern comfort. 4 Double Bedrooms & 4 Bathrooms in the heart of Edinburgh.more

This property is unique in so many levels. It is located in Edinburgh City centre with everything just a stone through away. It is extremely spacious with 4 Large Bedrooms and 4 Bathrooms. It is fully of period features, however having being completely renovated in 2015 it has the modern comforts.

With private and secure main door access, the property is set over two floors. The property is truly unique with 4 double bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. In addition, the property has a large family sitting room, a drawing room, a study, a large open plan kitchen/dining space with a snug to relax in. There is also a private and secure rear garden which is accessible from the kitchen/dining room. Finally there is a utility room with a washing/drying machine.

We understand that no two guests are the same and are happy to offer flexibility in the sleeping arrangements. Two of the double bedrooms can be set to be either king size doubles or a twin bed arrangement. Just ask and it will be done. For those who like to stay connected, there is complementary WiFi throughout the apartment and digital TVs including Freeview, NetFlix and Now TV. The apartment includes fresh linen, towels, washing machine/dryer as well as a complimentary Scottish welcome basket. There is also a Sainsburys supermarket 4 min walk from the front door.

Late check in... or arriving early... not a problem. Right outside the front door we have a secure storage unit for your luggage. All that Edinburgh has to offer is on your doorstep. There is on street car parking (pay and display) located outside the property and the apartment is 10-15 min walk to the train station, tram or bus station.

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Porteous Pend, Grassmarket

A charming bijou apartment located in the Old Town of Edinburgh, Porteous Pend in The Grassmarket.. more

It has recently been refurbished to ensure your stay in Edinburgh is just what you want! Located in a mews-like courtyard that opens on to the bustling Grassmarket Square, you will be in the best spot to explore the Old Town of Edinburgh but also the rest of the city. The Castle is a few minutes walk up the historic Royal Mile, the University buildings surround the area and bars and restaurants in abundance are on your doorstep. At the same time, you are tucked away so can enjoy peace and quiet too!

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14 flat 3 Magdala Crescent

2 Bedroom Apartment on the 2nd floor (access by stairs). Newly renovated. Pleasant and comfortable furnishings. more

Spacious living room with 1 'small double' sofa bed, Satellite TV (full Sports package), DVD and Ipod dock station. Internal landing under stunning glass cupola. Dining area for 6. Beautiful views. Kitchen (4 hotplates, oven, microwave and fridge/ freezer and slimline dishwasher) with breakfast bar for 2. 

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