Self Catering

Self catering rental accommodation sleeping 2 + 2
in Edinburgh's historic Old Town, just off the Royal Mile.
Ancestral Tourism Award. Wireless broadband free.
**** Visit Scotland.

St Marys Street and the Royal mile Location of the rental

Flat 7,
7, St Mary's Street,
(just off the Royal Mile)

Visit Scotland 4 starsSet just 20 metres off the Royal Mile, Edinburgh's oldest street connecting Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace, 7/7 St Marys Street is an attractive 4th floor flat sleeping 2 plus a sofabed, making 4 in total. This is comfortable accommodation modernised to a high standard and the building, dating from about 1750, is the oldest in St Mary's Street.

Ancestral Tourism logo

All around are shops, restaurants, pubs and cafés, with the Castle, Holyrood Place, Princes Street, Art galleries and Museums within a half to three quarters of a mile radius. The photograph, above right, was taken looking up the Royal Mile to the spire of St Giles Cathedral.

The apartment owner, Janet Cumming, holds an Ancestral Tourism award and with her experience in researching family history is in a position to help guests with their Scottish ancestral and genealogical research.


Bedroom Bathroom

Left and right; Twin bedroom and bathroom. The bathroom has a bath with 9.8 Mira Sport shower, wc and basin.

Sitting Room Dining Room

Left; Dining Room.
Right; Sitting Room with pull-out double sofa bed, payphone, Television, DVD and VCR, Morso living flame gas stove.


The fully equipped Kitchen has:

  • washer/drier.
  • fridge/freezer.
  • dish-washer.
  • microwave oven.
  • gas hob with electric oven.

Heating in the apartment is by gas central heating (included in the rental price).
Wireless internet access for your laptop.
Entry phone.
No smoking please.


Tariff and direct bookings here:
Availability and bookings page for Flat 7, 7, St Mary's Street. Sleeping 4.

All rates quoted are per week, Saturday to Saturday, though longer and shorter lets are also available, as are a number of short/bargain breaks. Please contact Janet for full details.
Rates are inclusive of gas, electricity, fresh towels and linen and taxes. Booking: A deposit is required to secure your booking. This is refundable in case of cancellation on condition that Janet is able to re-let the accommodation, otherwise the amount is non refundable.
Short breaks: Minimum three days and more are sometimes available with the exception of New Year and Festival periods. Please enquire.
Longer stays: Special terms can be arranged if you wish to stay for a month or more. Please email Janet with your requirements.
Payment can be made by GBP Cheque, Postal Order, GBP Traveller's Cheque, direct transfer (BACS) or by Visa/MasterCard.
Check-in time on the day of arrival is from 2.00pm though Janet can arrange to accept luggage from 10.00 am onwards. Please email Janet with your requirements.
Booking-out time is 10.00 am on the day of departure.
Flat 7 is strictly No Smoking. Sorry no pets.

To enquire:

View from the sitting Room window

View of the Royal Mile from the sitting Room window.

Please contact:
Janet Cumming

Smithfield Garden Cottage,
Peebles, EH45 8QG
Scotland, UK

Tel: 01721 729992
Mobile: 07762 180229
or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 1721 729992
Mobile: 44 7762 180229

Please tell Janet you found Flat 7 through About Scotland!

Interior photographs courtesy of Alasdair MacFarlane (tel: 01721 729489).

Map of the centre of Edinburgh:

Map of central Edinburgh

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