Newington House

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City Homes & Apartments Ideal for Kids Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed Romantic

The delightful Newington House is one of Edinburgh's most charming and elegant homes. Situated in the tranquil Newington area, just south of the city centre, this magnificent detached Victorian house offers free parking and easy access to the city's attractions and restaurants.

Originally built on the Prestonfield estate in 1876, Newington House has been lovingly restored and retains many of its original features, including high ceilings, ornate cornicing, stained glass windows, and Victorian geometric floor tiles filling each room with a sense of charm and romance.

Each of the six guest rooms has been individually decorated, with private shower rooms, offering a comfortable and homely stay. You'll find everything you need for a relaxing visit, from free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV to tea and coffee-making facilities.

The elegant, recently refurbished lounge offers all guests a communal and comfortable space. Whether you want to chat with other guests, curl up with a book by the log burner, play board games, or browse the internet, you'll find a peaceful retreat in this charming room.

Newington House is perfectly located for exploring all that Edinburgh has to offer. Edinburgh is a historic and cosmopolitan city known for its stunning architecture, including Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile, as well as its lively cultural scene, with festivals such as the Edinburgh Fringe drawing visitors from all over the world. The city is also renowned for its excellent food and drink scene, with a wide range of restaurants, bars, and cafes serving everything from traditional Scottish fare to international cuisine.

Surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes, Edinburgh offers a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty that is sure to enchant visitors of all ages. When you're ready to relax and unwind, our peaceful location offers a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.

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What you should know…

  • There are excellent breakfast choices, catering for special dietary requirements
  • There is a nearby bus stop, with easy connections to the city centre
  • The house has a free car park, as well as some free on street parking spaces

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Coffee Machine Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Smart TV TV Heating

The Apartment

Beautifully renovated, Victorian Guest House located near top attractions and restaurants in the peaceful Newington area of Edinburgh.

Ground Floor

-    Guest Lounge
-    Bedroom 1: Double bed, en-suite bathroom
-    Bedroom 2: Double bed, en-suite bathroom
-    Bedroom 3: Double bed, en-suite bathroom

First Floor
-    Bedroom 4: Double bed, en-suite bathroom
-    Bedroom 5: Double bed, en-suite bathroom
-    Bedroom 6: Double bed, en-suite bathroom

-    Private parking

Additional Facilities
-    Wi-Fi
-    Smart TV with 60 channels
-    Tea and coffee making facilities.
-    Iron and ironing board
-    Hair dryer
-    Soaps and toiletries


About the surrounding area of Newington House
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Newington House is located in Edinburgh's tranquil and leafy Newington area, just south of the city centre. The area is well-known for its stunning Victorian and Georgian architecture, as well as its vibrant cultural scene and excellent selection of restaurants, cafes, and bars.

The guest house is within walking distance of many of Edinburgh's top attractions, including Holyrood Park, the Royal Mile, and Edinburgh Castle. Holyrood Park is a stunning natural oasis in the city's heart, with walking trails, panoramic views, and the historic ruins of Holyrood Abbey. The Royal Mile is a historic thoroughfare that stretches from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace and is lined with historic buildings, shops, and restaurants. Edinburgh Castle is an iconic landmark that dominates the city skyline and offers stunning views over the city.

The Newington area is also home to several cultural institutions, including the Royal Commonwealth Pool, which hosts swimming events and a range of fitness classes, and the Queen's Hall. This renowned music venue hosts performances by world-class musicians.

For those who enjoy the outdoors, Newington House is ideally situated for exploring some of Edinburgh's stunning natural landscapes. The nearby Pentland Hills provide excellent hiking and mountain biking opportunities, while the coast is just a short drive away and offers beautiful beaches and coastal walks.

Newington House is easily accessible by public transport, with excellent bus links to the city centre and beyond. There are also several bike rental schemes in the area, making exploring the city on two wheels easy.

The House is located in one of Edinburgh's most desirable and vibrant areas, offering easy access to the city's top attractions and a range of cultural and outdoor activities. Whether you're interested in history, culture, food, or nature, you will surely find plenty to enjoy in this wonderful part of the city.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Edinburgh Airport

(20 km)

Nearest Train Station Edinburgh Waverly Train Station

(3 km)

Nearest Supermarket Tesco Express

(1 km)


Luxury self-catering holiday accommodation in Edinburgh

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!

If all this is not enough to make your heart do the Highland Fling, staying in one of Oliver’s Travels’ dreamy, luxurious apartments or houses scattered across the city will add to the magic. Edinburgh is a city that dances between history and modern vibes. With its iconic landmarks, cultural fiestas, lush parks and panoramic charm, it is a fabulous destination that you will want to return to.

Ah, bonnie Scotland! A wild and beautiful part of the world, where you can explore the rugged highlands or enjoy the colour and vibrancy of cultural capitals like Edinburgh and Glasgow.

But how do you know you’re getting the very best out of your trip? That’s where we come in. If you’ve had a browse through our range of luxury cottages and castles in Scotland, you’ll know there’s some great places to stay, but to find all the great things to do, see and eat you’ll need our handy Scotland travel guide  – so read on and enjoy! 

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

Newington House is an excellent option for families with children looking for a comfortable and convenient place to stay in Edinburgh. The guest house has six individually decorated bedrooms, including some family rooms that accommodate up to four guests. The rooms are spacious, bright and offer comfortable bedding, perfect for a good night's sleep after a long day of exploring the city.

The Newington area is an ideal location for families as it's just south of the city centre, meaning that it's close enough to all the top attractions but also quiet enough to allow for some much-needed relaxation. Guests can easily access many of Edinburgh's famous landmarks on foot, including Holyrood Park, the Royal Mile, and Edinburgh Castle. There are also several parks nearby where kids can run around and burn off some energy.

Newington House provides a range of family-friendly amenities to ensure parents and children have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. These include; free Wi-Fi throughout the property, a communal lounge with board games, books, and toys, and a garden where children can play outside. The guest house also provides travel cots and highchairs for babies and young children.

Edinburgh has many attractions perfect for families, and Newington House is ideally situated to explore them. The National Museum of Scotland, the Edinburgh Dungeon, and the Edinburgh Zoo are just some exciting options. The staff at Newington House are happy to provide recommendations and can help book tickets and arrange transportation.

This charming property offers families with children a comfortable and convenient base to explore Edinburgh. With spacious rooms, family-friendly amenities, and easy access to local attractions, this charming guest house will surely provide a memorable experience for all.

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service 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!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit £750 charged to client’s credit card before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
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.
Minimum stay 4 nights.
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.
Stag & Hen Do's Allowed? Yes. Please enquire during the booking process.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Jun 30th 2024 £5,915 £5,915 £10,347
Jun 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2025 £5,915 £5,915 £10,347
Jun 29th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 £5,915 £5,915 £10,347

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Jun 30th 2024 €6,440 €6,440 €11,267
Jun 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2025 €6,440 €6,440 €11,267
Jun 29th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 €6,440 €6,440 €11,267

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Jun 30th 2024 $6,908 $6,908 $12,085
Jun 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2025 $6,908 $6,908 $12,085
Jun 29th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 $6,908 $6,908 $12,085

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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