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Greyfriars 6: quiet Edinburgh City Centre retreat

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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A bright, centrally located one-bedroom apartment (sleeps 1-4) on the second floor of an architecturally significant building (B-listed) on Forrest Hill, a quiet lane off George IV Bridge, close to the historic Royal Mile and within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections. NOTE: The prices listed are indicative only and we often have discounts available so please get in touch for a quote by clicking 'Send Message'. This property is a centrally located one-bedroom apartment on the second floor of an architecturally significant building (B-listed) on Forrest Hill, a quiet lane off George IV Bridge, close to the historic Royal Mile, within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shop...A bright, centrally located one-bedroom apartment (sleeps 1-4) on the second floor of an architecturally significant building (B-listed) on Forrest Hill, a quiet lane off George IV Bridge, close to the historic Royal Mile and within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections. NOTE: The prices listed are indicative only and we often have discounts available so please get in touch for a quote by clicking 'Send Message'. This property is a centrally located one-bedroom apartment on the second floor of an architecturally significant building (B-listed) on Forrest Hill, a quiet lane off George IV Bridge, close to the historic Royal Mile, within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections. It is conveniently situated for the University. The homely living room has a peaceful outlook over Greyfriars Church. There is a fireplace and a comfortable dining area. The two-seater sofa converts in to a double sofa bed and there is a comfortable armchair. An attractive rug sets off the polished wooden floors, and a TV (with DVD and CD player) and a selection of books and DVDs complete the home comforts. The modern kitchen is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, as well as a washing machine, fridge-freezer, cooker and microwave. The double bedroom, a quiet room overlooking the church, has wall-to-wall carpeting and is well furnished. The shower-room is tiled and has a wash-hand basin, toilet and standard-size power shower (no bathtub). The apartment has gas central heating. The price of gas, electricity and local taxes is included. For the comfort of future guests, the apartment is non-smoking and pets are not allowed.More
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Vacation Rentals Scotland
Languages spoken:German, Russian, English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2010
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently stayed at Greyfriars Flat 6. This is my second stay at this flat. It is the perfect place to rest your head. It’s central to everything, but it’s quiet enough to sleep. Martin is great to work with regarding the flat. I would...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank renaandamy
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Had a lovely stay in Edinburgh. Flat is centrally located for all the main attractions, and the bus for Britannia is just round the corner opposite the Museum of Scotland. Don’t be put off by first impressions, yes the stairway up to the flat is...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank travelholic73
Management response:Responded 6 August 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Glad that you liked the central location and the availability of buses very nearby. All tenement apartments in Edinburgh are accessed by shared stairways, which tend to be functional more than luxurious, although the entry-phone system...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Stayed 12 days in flat 6, excellent time, location is terrific, you are overlooking Greyfriars Kirk yard/Kirk, which I loved wandering thru amazing old tombs, stone work and peaceful respite from hustle and bustle. Short walk to grass market Victoria street, meadows, university, royal mile...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Susancara
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Amazing views straight across Greyfriars, flat not far from anywhere, all within walking distance, was interesting watching all the ghost tours go through. Flat had everything we needed, plus coffee, tea, milk biscuits and wine left for us. Free WIFI, free view Tv, and bed...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Steven W
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This one bed flat was the perfect place to call home for our short stay at the fringe, Edinburgh. Perfect location and everything we could need in our stay. Only a very short walk to the castle, it was amazing how peaceful Greyfriars was. Plenty...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank purplemist2017
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Washer
Towels Provided
Books
Stereo System
TV
Microwave
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Toaster
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
The apartment looks over Greyfriars Church (built in 1620) and churchyard to the spires and roofs of the Old Town. There are many tales attached to Greyfriars, perhaps the most famous of which is that of Greyfriars Bobby, a faithful Skye terrier. So devoted was the dog to his master John Gray that when Gray died and was buried in Greyfriars Churchyard, Bobby kept guard over the grave for fourteen years until his own death in 1872. The dog is buried close to his master and his faithfulness is commemorated in a statue opposite the entrance to the churchyard at the junction of George IV Bridge and Candlemaker Row. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the churchyard was a haunt of the ‘Resurrection Men’: body-snatchers who would dig up fresh corpses to sell for dissection to anatomists at th...
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