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Home Central: 5 Mins walk to Royal Mile! FREE Wifi

Exterior of the Old Schoolhouse
5.0 of 5 bubbles
19 reviews
Exterior of the Old Schoolhouse
Bedroom - Light and bright. Quiet as situated at the back of the building
Recently modernised with washing machine, integrated fridgefreezer, cooker and microwave
Kitchen through to dining area and Living room
Living room, with view over Dovecot artist studios. Board games and iPod docking station provided
Shower room
Living room though to dining area and kitchen
Living room with sofa bed (6Ft 8) made up
View from the Living room
Living room though to dining area and kitchen
Kitchen. Recently modernised, with electrically wired heat and smoke detectors
Kitchen through to dining area and Living room
Dining area (additional chairs in hall cupboard) through to kitchen
Dining area. A small selection of books and DVDs have been provided for your perusal
Bedroom - Detailing mirrored built in wardrobes
Entrance hallway and bedroom
The secure front door of the Old Schoolhouse (Boys Entrance). Intercom enabled.
A map of the immediate locale. For scale, E is approx 5mins walk from the flat
Black Medicine Coffee (parts of Harry Potter written here)- Our apartment is in the background
View from the end of the street (The Black Medicine Coffee cafe is on the right hand side)
Festival Theatre (1min). Scottish Ballet, Opera and the Edinburgh International Festival
Greyfriars Bobby pub-restaurant (5mins walk from Home Central Apartment)
Holyrood Palace (our neighbour's accommodation!). 15mins walk.
Scottish Parliament Building (15Min walk)
One of the many tourist buses. This hop-on/off tour is 2mins walk from the flat
Princes Street Gardens (East), showing the Scott Monument (15 mins walk)
Festival Royal Mile (High Street) street performers (5mins walk)
Edinburgh Castle (15 mins walk)
Edinburgh Castle - Military Tattoo (15 mins walk)
The richmond cafe. One of the numerous local cafes and restaurants within a few minutes walk
Royal Yacht Britannia (20min bus ride from the flat)
Edinburgh Zoo-Visit the only two giant pandas (Tian Tian and Yang Guang) in the UK. Bus 30mins
Eleanor (The Owner on holiday in Italy!)
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Edinburgh, Scotland
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virginia, usa
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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This apartment is ideally located - within walking distance of the Royal Mile, New Town, Festival Hall, Queen's Hall, the National. Museum of Scotland, etc. There are plenty of good restaurants nearby as well. The public areas of the building are a bit dated, but the apartment itself is nicely refurbished. We particularly liked the combined kitchen/dining/living area. It gave...

Management response:

Thank you for your kind review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at our apartment. It sounded like a fantastic holiday you were having and I'm pleased we were part of it! I will be sure to pass on your comments about the outer door to our incoming guests. Best wishes.


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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

Excellent location in edinburgh. Central so everything is within walking distance. So comfortable we settled in straight away with Eleanor greeting us at the apartment and a lovely set up too. Truly a home away from home. Even though you're in the centre of edinburgh the street itself is quiet and residential.

Management response:

Thank you! I'm really pleased you had a great stay and found the apartment to be so comfortable and quiet. I'm glad too you enjoyed the trip to the Highlands! Hope to see you both again sometime. Best wishes.


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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We (3 adults) stayed in this apartment for 5 nights in March. The apartment was perfectly cleaned, confortable and in a quiet location. The owner was very helpfull, before and after our arrival. The furniture were all of good or high quality and the apartment is nicely and warmly decorated. The owner left booklets, maps and information about tours and...

Management response:

I'm very glad you all enjoyed your stay in our apartment and the weather was such that you had no need for the apartment's books, games or DVD's! You had a beautiful Scottish Spring week for your visit and I hope you managed to get on the tours you were hoping for. Thank you and best wishes.


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  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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19 Mar 2017 -
13 Apr 2017
2017: Mar Apr
3 nights
14 Apr 2017 -
16 Apr 2017
2017: Easter
3 nights
17 Apr 2017 -
30 Apr 2017
2017: Apr
3 nights
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  • Cleaning: £20 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
- PRICES ARE FULLY INCLUSIVE OF bedlinen, towels, heating, taxes & WiFi. A travel cot and a highchair are available (FREE of charge) to guests upon request (you will need to bring your own linen for the cot).
- CHECK IN 4pm onwards, with check out 11am. If required, Waverley Train station has a baggage storage area.
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About the neighbourhood
1) Drummond Street: The apartment is very centrally located with all of Edinburgh's tourist attractions within easy reach. Ideally situated for the Festival Theatre (2 min walk), while Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyrood House, Holyrood Park / Arthur's Seat, Dynamic Earth and the Scottish Parliament are all within 10-15 mins walk. To round off the major sites, the newly revamped National Museum of Scotland is just a 5 min walk away.
2) Edinburgh: The Old Town's cobbled streets, closes (alleyways) and historic Victorian / Georgian architecture make it visually stunning. The grandeur of the New Town, designer/boutique shopping on George Street and an immense choice of restaurants and bars make it a city to suit everyone's taste and budget!
3) The Festival city: Festiv...
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Edinburgh International: 13.0 km
Railway: Waverley Train Station: 2.0 km
Ferry: Rosyth: 20.0 km
Transport Links are excellent as the apartment is close to several main bus routes which access most areas of the city and beyond.

1) Bus/Airport: The No. 35 Lothian (airport) Bus stops on Chambers Street which is less than 5 min walk from the apartment. The ticket costs £1.60 and will take about an hour to get from the airport to the apartment. The (airport) Airlink 100 express reaches Waverley Bridge (under 1 mile from apartment) in about 30-40mins, depending on traffic. During the day this bus leaves every 10mins and costs £4.50.
2) Taxis: Are widely available at the airport and cost around £25 (depending on traffic) to get to the apartment. Alternatively try calling City Cabs or Central Taxis.
3) Trains: Waverley Train Station is a 10mins walk away. A taxi to or from Waverley woul...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Nearest Beach: 3.0 km.
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