Jeffrey St (Flat 12), Royal Mile, City Centre

From $105 / night


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  • 1 bedrooms
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Apartment/Condo

A bright, centrally located one-bedroom apartment (sleeps 1-4) off the Royal Mile, with spectacular views of the city and surrounding area from a rooftop terrace 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 bright centrally located one-bedroom apartment on the third floor of an architecturally significant building (B-listed) with stunning views, off the historic Royal Mile in the centre o...Read more

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Location

Jeffrey St (Flat 12), Royal Mile, City Centre
Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians, Scotland

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Additional Location Information

This third floor apartment is situated on Jeffrey Street, a few metres from the Old Town's main street, the Royal Mile, in the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town. The Scots Baronial building, built in 1891, has been deemed of sufficient architectural importance to merit a category B listing. Jeffrey Street and St Mary's Street straddle the Royal Mile, the backbone of medieval Edinburgh, which connects Edinburgh Castle at one end with the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Parliament at the other. Edinburgh's main visitor attractions are on your doorstep and the neighbourhood is full of attractive independent shops and restaurants, bars and cafés to suit all budgets, from cheap and cheerful pizzerias to fine dining establishments. The Hub (the official centre for the Edinburgh International Festival) and the Festival Fringe office are on the Royal Mile, and you can easily walk to many of the Festival venues. You are also ideally placed to enjoy the Christmas and Hogmanay/New Year festivities.

The apartment looks out towards Calton Hill and its monuments: Nelson's Monument (from which a time-ball is lowered every day at 1pm as a time signal to ships out on the Firth of Forth), the Observatory and the National Monument, an unfinished replica of the Parthenon. Initiated by Sir Henry Dundas, 18th century bankroller of Edinburgh's Georgian New Town, to embody the city's reputation as the Athens of the North, the National Monument stands as a reminder of the folly of its patron. Dundas ran out of money and abandoned his ambitious plan; the unfinished building is now irreverently known as Edinburgh's Disgrace. There is also an impressive view of St Andrew’s House, one of the finest Art Deco buildings in Scotland. Built in 1939 by Thomas Tait to house the Scottish Office (the Scottish administration of the central UK government), it is now the main office of the Scottish Executive, the Westminster representation to the devolved government of Scotland.

Jeffrey Street is named after Lord Francis Jeffrey (1773–1850), lawyer, critic and co-founder of the influential but now-defunct Edinburgh Review. Royal Mile is the combined name for the street formed by Castlehill, Lawnmarket, High Street and Canongate. The High Street part ends at the junction of St Mary's Street and Jeffrey Street, where the city's eastern gate, Netherbow Port, once stood. The remaining part of the Royal Mile, the Canongate, was a separate burgh for over 700 years, taking its name from the canons (priests) of Holyrood Abbey. Because it neighbours the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the area developed as the court quarter and many fine residences for aristocratic families were built there. One of these, Queensberry House, now forms part of the Scottish Parliament building. Queensberry House was bought in 1686 by the father of the 2nd Duke of Queensberry, whose eldest son, the mad Lord James Douglas, escaped from confinement one night in 1701 and murdered a kitchen-boy – the very night that his father was signing the Act of Union that dissolved the Scots Parliament and put Scotland under English rule. You can find out more about Edinburgh's grisly past on the guided tours that leave from the Royal Mile. See for example Mercat Tours, Witchery Tours and Mary King's Close.

Getting There

Car is not necessary

Availability

Last updated on August 13, 2014
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Rates

Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP)


DatesNightlyWeeklyMonthlyMinimum Stay
Jul 23 - Sep 2, 2014
Edinburgh Festivals
$219
Weekend $219
$1,3963 Nights
Sep 3 - Sep 30, 2014
Summer to Autumn
$178
Weekend $178
$9563 Nights
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2014
Autumn
$165
Weekend $165
$7983 Nights
Nov 1 - Dec 18, 2014
Autumn to Winter
$133
Weekend $133
$5823 Nights
Dec 19 - Dec 25, 2014
Christmas week
$105
Weekend $105
$6573 Nights
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Rental fees

  • Damage deposit | $166

Additional notes from the manager

The above prices are indicative and we often have discounts available so please visit: http://www.vacation-rentals-scotland.com/properties/js8-12 or get in touch for a quote.

Once your booking is confirmed with us, a 25% deposit is required to confirm your booking, with the balance (75%) due 6 weeks before arrival. Payment can be made by electronic bank transfer (or, for credit/debit card payments there is a 4% surcharge).

Amenities

General
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
Phone / Internet
  • Internet Access
Kitchen
  • Stove or Oven
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
Entertainment
  • Stereo or CD player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Television
Suitability
  • Pet friendly - no
  • Smoking allowed - no
  • Suitable for children - yes
  • Suitable for the elderly - ask
  • Wheelchair accessible - no
Living space
  • 40 square meters

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