Arabella Apartment

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Arabella Apartment is a fully renovated, period, three-bedroom apartment located within a historic Georgian house dating back to 1872. Situated in the magnificent West End of Edinburgh, this property is part of the prestigious George Heriot Estate, adding a touch of grandeur and historical significance to its charm. As a Grade B listed building and part of the UNESCO World Heritage site in the New Town Conservation Area, it boasts bags of history and character that make it truly special.

One of the highlights of Arabella Apartment is its access to beautiful gardens, making it an ideal choice for families with kids. The private gardens, established in 1877 as part of the planning of Edinburgh New Town, offer a spacious and serene setting for relaxation and play. The grounds are shared with other residents, providing a sense of community and a safe space for children to enjoy the outdoors.

Stepping inside, guests are greeted with a well-designed interior layout that exudes modern comfort and functionality. The top-floor apartment features a large open-plan lounge, kitchen, and dining room. The lounge and front bedroom offer delightful views overlooking the private gardens, accessible with a key provided. The kitchen is fully equipped with Bosch appliances, ensuring a hassle-free cooking experience for guests. A gas fireplace in the lounge, controlled by a remote, adds warmth and cosiness during winter nights.

As for the sleeping arrangements, Arabella Apartment features three well-appointed bedrooms. Bedroom one and Bedroom two both offer king-size beds, while Bedroom three is equipped with a double bed, accommodating families and groups comfortably.

The apartment's prime location offers easy access to numerous attractions and landmarks. The majestic Edinburgh Castle is within walking distance, as is Princes Street, a shopping and dining hub. Nearby, the Scottish Modern Art Galleries and St Mary's Cathedral provide cultural and architectural delights for visitors. The charming Dean Village and the picturesque Water of Leith are just a stroll away, perfect for leisurely walks. The Botanic Gardens and Inverleith Park are within walking distance for those seeking more greenery.

Arabella Apartment is a historical gem nestled within Edinburgh's enchanting West End, offering families a unique blend of history, comfort, and access to beautiful gardens. Its proximity to major attractions and family-friendly amenities presents an ideal base for exploring the captivating city of Edinburgh with loved ones.

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What you should know…

  • One member of the booking party must be over 25 years
  • Due to the central location of the property, parking options are all paid, but there are plenty of affordable affordable parking options
  • The grounds are shared with other residents

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Washing Machine Dishwasher Microwave Coffee Machine Hairdryer Smart TV Satellite TV Heating

The Apartment

Arabella Apartment is a fully renovated, period, three-bedroom apartment located within a historic Georgian house dating back to 1872.

-   Spacious kitchen and dining room
-   Open-plan living room
-   Master Bedroom: King-size bed
-   Bedroom 2: King-size bed
-   Bedroom 3: Double bed
-   Bathroom 1
-   Bathroom 2

-   Children's play area
-   Shared gardens

Additional Facilities
-   Wi-Fi
-   Smart TV
-   Washing machine
-   Dishwasher
-   Heating
-   Free on-street parking


About the surrounding area of Arabella Apartment
Walk to Village <1hr to Airport Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Arabella Apartment enjoys a prime location in the heart of Edinburgh's prestigious West End, making it an exceptional choice for those seeking a blend of historic charm and modern convenience. Nestled within the vast George Heriot Estate, the apartment holds a significant place in the city's rich history, as it was originally part of a Georgian house dating back to 1872.

Situated within the New Town UNESCO World Heritage site and the Conservation Area, Arabella Apartment is surrounded by architectural wonders and a captivating atmosphere. Being a Grade B-listed building adds to its allure, as guests can immerse themselves in the authentic ambience of Edinburgh's past.

One of the location's highlights is its proximity to the enchanting private gardens. Originally opened in 1877 as part of the city's planning for the New Town, these well-maintained gardens provide a peaceful retreat for residents and visitors alike. Families with children will appreciate the presence of a children's play area, offering a safe and inviting space for the little ones to play and explore.

Arabella Apartment is ideally situated to easily access Edinburgh's iconic landmarks and attractions. A leisurely walk leads guests to the majestic Edinburgh Castle, an emblem of the city's history and grandeur. The bustling thoroughfare of Princes Street, renowned for its shopping, dining, and entertainment options, is just a stone's throw away, catering to a variety of interests.

Culture enthusiasts will find themselves spoilt for choice as they explore the nearby Scottish Modern Art Galleries and the architectural marvel of St Mary's Cathedral. The Water of Leith and Dean Village, with their picturesque settings and historical significance, offer delightful walks and charming vistas. For nature lovers, the Botanic Gardens and Inverleith Park provide verdant retreats, inviting visitors to unwind and appreciate the beauty of Edinburgh's natural surroundings.

Arabella Apartment's location in Edinburgh's West End presents a delightful combination of historical significance and contemporary accessibility. With its proximity to private gardens, iconic landmarks, cultural attractions, and convenient transportation options, guests can experience the true essence of Edinburgh while revelling in comfort and charm. Whether strolling through the historic streets, immersing in cultural delights, or simply enjoying the beauty of the private gardens, Arabella Apartment offers an unforgettable Edinburgh experience for all visitors.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Edinburgh Airport

(10 km)

Nearest Train Station Haymarket Station

(700 m)

Nearest Supermarket Tesco Express

(400 m)


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Edinburgh, a stunning, mesmerising city surrounding by rugged hills and a serene coastline, is a breathing scrapbook of Scottish heritage, weaving together cobblestone streets, medieval charm, ancient monuments, fine dining experiences and a modern buzz that will make your kilt sway.

Edinburgh Castle, perched dramatically on the top of Castle Rock, is the crown jewel of the city. Inside, you will find the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny, giving history buffs heart palpitations. The Royal Mile, a historic street stretching from the castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, is sprinkled with traditional shops, lively pubs, street performers, bagpipes and the magnificent St Giles' Cathedral. The cathedral’s Gothic architecture is so stunning it will make your Instagram followers jealous. At the end of the Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland.

The city boasts a good selection of museums including a Writers' Museum, a literary haven in Lady Stair's Close. Sir Walter Scott, Robert Burns and Robert Louis Stevenson would probably high-five you if they could. The National Museum of Scotland is like a treasure chest, from prehistoric bling to modern marvels. Art lovers should not miss the Scottish National Gallery, featuring works by the big shots, Titian, Rembrandt and Turner.

Edinburgh's festivals are the stuff of legends. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August is the Godzilla of arts festivals with thousands of performances, artists and spectators from every corner of the globe. The city becomes a canvas for creativity and you will find yourself applauding everything from bagpipe solos and comedy to avant-garde puppetry. Also in August, the Edinburgh International Book Festival turns the city into a literary playground, with authors from every nook and cranny sharing their literary gems. New Year is Edinburgh is simply wondrous with lights, parties, fireworks and laughter spectacularly adding to the exciting ambience.

Holyrood Park offers a green wonderland surrounding Arthur's Seat. Hiking up is like embarking on a quest. It is challenging but the views from the summit are simply breathtaking. It is a perfect spot for a picnic or just gazing at the city, the coastline and those distant hills.

Edinburgh's dining scene is a gastronomic adventure, blending traditional Scottish fare with Michelin star eateries and cosy cafes. From charming pubs serving hearty haggis to elegant restaurants dishing out contemporary cuisine, the city caters to every palate. You will explore diverse culinary landscapes, featuring fresh seafood, locally sourced produce and a vibrant array of whisky bars. Cheers to Edinburgh's culinary delight!

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Arabella Apartment and the captivating city of Edinburgh create an ideal destination for families visiting with kids, offering a plethora of family-friendly attractions and activities that cater to all ages.

Firstly, Arabella Apartment itself is a perfect choice for families due to its spacious layout and three bedrooms, providing ample space for everyone to unwind and relax. The fully renovated period apartment combines historic charm with modern amenities, ensuring a comfortable stay for parents and children alike.

Moreover, the apartment's access to beautiful private gardens is a true highlight for families with kids. The gardens boast a dedicated children's play area, providing a safe and inviting space for children to play, run around, and make new friends. This tranquil outdoor setting allows families to enjoy quality time together and create cherished memories amidst the natural beauty of the gardens.

Beyond the apartment, Edinburgh itself is a treasure trove of family-friendly attractions and experiences. The city's welcoming atmosphere and safe environment make it a comfortable place for families to explore. Edinburgh offers an abundance of parks, playgrounds, and green spaces where kids can play and enjoy outdoor activities.

Edinburgh's rich cultural heritage also provides opportunities for educational and enriching experiences. Families can visit world-class museums, such as the National Museum of Scotland and the Museum of Childhood, which offer interactive exhibits and engaging activities for young minds. The city's historic landmarks, including Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace, offer a chance to immerse in history and bring stories to life.

Additionally, Edinburgh hosts a variety of family-oriented events and festivals throughout the year. From the Edinburgh International Children's Festival to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, families can enjoy a diverse array of performances, shows, and entertainment suitable for children of all ages.
The city's culinary scene also caters to young palates, with numerous family-friendly restaurants and cafes offering kid-friendly menus and dining options.

Arabella Apartment and Edinburgh offer a delightful combination of comfort, fun, and enriching experiences for families with kids. From the apartment's family-oriented layout and access to beautiful gardens to the city's wealth of family-friendly attractions and festivals, Edinburgh guarantees an unforgettable family vacation filled with joy, learning, and cherished moments for all.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • No car required
  • Kid-friendly museum
  • Zoo
  • Kid-friendly excursions
  • Walk to Village
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites


Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £500 paid via Superhog (external website) to the owner before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 15:30 - 21:00
Departure time 10:30
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that the lead guest is minimum 25 years.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 21st 2024 - Nov 22nd 2025 £13,741 £20,611 £27,481 £34,351 £48,077

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 21st 2024 - Nov 22nd 2025 €14,957 €22,435 €29,913 €37,391 €52,332

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 21st 2024 - Nov 22nd 2025 $16,245 $24,367 $32,490 $40,612 $56,840

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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