Thistle House

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Sleeps: 6 - 8 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2


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Enjoy the ultimate getaway at this stunning architect-designed duplex apartment in the heart of Edinburgh. With 1600 square feet of living space, this stylish apartment boasts an open-plan design and is furnished with luxurious BoConcept furniture and state-of-the-art Sonos sound systems.

This unique property provides unparalleled comfort and convenience with free unrestricted parking at the door. The Royal Mile, Scottish Parliament, and other attractions are just a short fifteen-minute walk away, while the magnificent Arthur's Seat and Holyrood Park are on your doorstep.

The historic charm of Edinburgh is seamlessly blended with contemporary elegance throughout this magnificent property. The bright and spacious living area is beautifully designed with modern furnishings, soft lighting, and stunning green views, making it the perfect place to unwind with family and friends. You can even enjoy cosy nights in, snuggled up on the comfortable sofas with a convenient coffee table and a flat-screen TV to keep you entertained during your stay.

The stylish kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need for your culinary creations, making it a breeze to whip up your favourite meals. The dining area is perfect for gathering around the table and sharing a delicious, homemade meal with loved ones. It is suitable for up to eight guests.

The apartment boasts two bedrooms, each beautifully furnished to ensure a good night's sleep. Two bedrooms are furnished with a king-sized bed, while the other is a double sofa bed in the open-plan living area. This makes the property ideal for families, providing ample space and comfortable sleeping arrangements for everyone.

Overall, this luxury duplex apartment is an ideal base for exploring the vibrant city of Edinburgh and its many attractions. Whether you're looking for a relaxing family holiday or an unforgettable city break, this property offers the perfect combination of comfort, convenience, and style, ensuring an unforgettable stay in this magical city.

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What you should know…

  • In the living area there is a double bed sofa bed ideal for extra guests
  • The property is also equipped with an iron, an ironing board, washer/dryer and a vacuum cleaner provided for your convenience
  • There are no stairs into the property then duplex ground floor with one bedrooms on the first floor and two on the ground floor

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Coffee Machine Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Wheelchair Access Heating Parking Space

The Apartment

A modern achitect-designed luxury duplex in central Edinburgh with an open plan living space and two bedrooms and two bathrooms, one with a bath.

-    Open plan living area, with living room, dining area, and kitchen
-    Master bedroom with king-sized bedroom
-    Second bedroom with 2 double beds
-    Bathroom
-    Utility room

Additional Facilities
-    Wi-Fi
-    Toiletries
-    Fresh sheets and towels
-    Hair Dryer
-    Washing machine and Dryer
-    Iron
-    Heating


About the surrounding area of Thistle House
Easy By Train Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Located in the heart of Edinburgh, this luxury apartment offers guests the perfect base to explore this historic city. Edinburgh is Scotland's capital city, and as such, it is home to a plethora of cultural, historical and scenic attractions that will appeal to a wide range of visitors.

The apartment is located in the eastern part of Edinburgh, close to the city centre, but far enough away to offer a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. This residential area has quiet streets lined with charming period homes and plenty of green spaces. One of the biggest draws of the location is its proximity to Arthur's Seat and Holyrood Park, located just a stone's throw away. These natural attractions offer visitors the chance to explore stunning hillsides and enjoy breath-taking views of the city and beyond.

The apartment is also conveniently located within walking distance of some of Edinburgh's most famous landmarks. The Royal Mile, the historic street that runs from Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyrood house, is just a 15-minute walk away, as is the Scottish Parliament building. Other nearby attractions include Dynamic Earth, a fascinating interactive museum dedicated to the planet's natural history, and Queen's Holyrood Palace, the Queen's official residence in Scotland.

The area around the apartment is also home to a variety of shops, cafes, and restaurants, offering visitors plenty of opportunities to sample local cuisine and soak up the local culture. From traditional Scottish pubs to trendy cocktail bars and international restaurants, there is something to suit all tastes and budgets.

For those looking to explore further afield, the apartment offers easy access to the wider Edinburgh area. The city is well-connected by public transport, with buses and trains running regularly to destinations across Scotland and beyond. From the historic city of Stirling to the scenic beauty of the Scottish Highlands, there are plenty of day trip options for visitors to explore.

Overall, the location of this luxury apartment offers visitors the perfect blend of city and nature. With easy access to Edinburgh's top attractions, stunning natural scenery just steps away, and a peaceful residential setting, this is the ideal base for anyone looking to explore this beautiful city.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Edinburgh Airport

(30 km)

Nearest Town/City Edinburgh
Nearest Train Station Edinburgh Waverly Station

(2 km )

Nearest Supermarket Sainsbury's

(600 m)

Nearest Restaurant Gautam's

(450 m)

Nearest Bar/Pub Bellfield Brewery Taproom and Beer Garden

(350 m)

Sightseeing Ailie Muschat's Cairn

(300 m)

Sightseeing Palace of Holyroodhouse

(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

Thistle House and its location are excellent for families with kids. The spacious and modern 1600 sq ft open-plan home gives families plenty of room to relax and spend time together. The living room and kitchen are designed with families in mind, providing a cosy and comfortable space to relax. The flat-screen TV and Sonos sound system offer entertainment options for children and adults alike.

The property's location is ideal for families as well. With Arthur's Seat and Holyrood Park literally on the doorstep, there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures and family-friendly activities. The park offers scenic walks and hikes, while Arthur's Seat provides a stunning city view.

The property is also located close to several popular family-friendly attractions. Dynamic Earth, a science centre that offers interactive exhibits and hands-on learning experiences, is just a short walk away. The Edinburgh Dungeon, a spooky and entertaining look at the city's dark history, is also nearby. And, of course, the iconic Edinburgh Castle is just a short distance away and offers a variety of family-friendly activities and tours.

In addition to its prime location, the property offers a variety of amenities that make it ideal for families. Free unrestricted parking at the door means that families can easily park and unload their belongings without worrying about the hassle of finding parking. The well-equipped kitchen allows families to cook and eat meals together, and the dining area can seat up to eight guests.

Overall, the property's spacious layout, modern amenities, and prime location make it an excellent choice for families with kids looking to enjoy all Edinburgh offers.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Bottle warmer
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Children's books
  • Toys


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.

Arrival time 24 hour check in available. Please confirm ahead of arrival.
Departure time 24 hour check out available. Please confirm ahead of arrival.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra £100 to be charged to Oliver's Travels with the final balance. 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 garbage 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.
Tax There is a city tax due to be paid locally which is not included in the rental rate. The amount will be confirmed by your onsite representative when you arrive.
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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 8th 2023 - Dec 10th 2023 £1,210 £1,815 £2,419 £3,024 £3,862
Dec 10th 2023 - Dec 15th 2023 £860 £1,290 £1,720 £2,150 £2,746
Dec 15th 2023 - Dec 17th 2023 £1,344 £2,016 £2,688 £3,360 £4,291
Dec 17th 2023 - Dec 22nd 2023 £807 £1,210 £1,613 £2,016 £2,575
Dec 22nd 2023 - Dec 24th 2023 £968 £1,452 £1,935 £2,419 £3,090
Dec 24th 2023 - Feb 1st 2024 £1,398 £2,097 £2,795 £3,494 £4,462
Feb 1st 2024 - Jun 10th 2025 £1,882 £2,822 £3,763 £4,704 £6,007

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 8th 2023 - Dec 10th 2023 €1,325 €1,987 €2,650 €3,312 €4,230
Dec 10th 2023 - Dec 15th 2023 €942 €1,413 €1,884 €2,355 €3,008
Dec 15th 2023 - Dec 17th 2023 €1,472 €2,208 €2,944 €3,680 €4,700
Dec 17th 2023 - Dec 22nd 2023 €884 €1,325 €1,767 €2,208 €2,820
Dec 22nd 2023 - Dec 24th 2023 €1,060 €1,590 €2,120 €2,650 €3,384
Dec 24th 2023 - Feb 1st 2024 €1,531 €2,296 €3,062 €3,827 €4,888
Feb 1st 2024 - Jun 10th 2025 €2,061 €3,091 €4,122 €5,152 €6,579

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 8th 2023 - Dec 10th 2023 $1,431 $2,146 $2,861 $3,576 $4,566
Dec 10th 2023 - Dec 15th 2023 $1,017 $1,526 $2,034 $2,543 $3,247
Dec 15th 2023 - Dec 17th 2023 $1,589 $2,384 $3,178 $3,973 $5,074
Dec 17th 2023 - Dec 22nd 2023 $954 $1,431 $1,907 $2,384 $3,044
Dec 22nd 2023 - Dec 24th 2023 $1,145 $1,717 $2,289 $2,861 $3,653
Dec 24th 2023 - Feb 1st 2024 $1,653 $2,479 $3,306 $4,132 $5,277
Feb 1st 2024 - Jun 10th 2025 $2,225 $3,337 $4,450 $5,562 $7,103

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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