4/1 India Place
Historic Georgian house rental apartment in central Edinburgh, 2 bedrooms, sleeping 2 to 4.
Down a few steps and through a delightful garden is the door to the old stone spiral stairs that leads up to this neat and comfortable first floor flat.
Duncan's Land is in a quiet position, and just at the bottom of the street is the "village" of Stockbridge. Here the Sainsbury's Local stays open until 11pm, and there are lots of small interesting shops including the wonderful Mellis artisan cheese shop. Cafés and pubs and restaurants abound.
It's a 12 minute walk to Princes Street and a pleasurable 10 minutes back again (downhill!) through some of Edinburgh's finest Georgian streets. If you prefer the bus, Stockbridge has a good, regular service.
You are welcome to sit out in the shared garden, and there are lovely walks along the Water of Leith nearby.
Above left and right; Two views of the Sitting Room and Dining area.
There's a gas fire in the stove, a flat screen TV with freeview channels, and DVD/CD player. Two sofas and a dining table for 4.
The windows look over quiet cobbled Gloucester Lane.
Right; The old (possibly 17th century) stone spiral stairs seen from inside the front door.
Left; The bathroom has a bath with shower over, basin and wc.
Below left; Twin bedroom with wardrobe.
Below right; Double bedroom, with King-size bed and wardrobe.
A window looking out over the garden, and fully equipped with:
- Gas hob and electric oven
- Coffee machine
- Fridge with freezer compartment
- Microwave oven
- Kitchen utensils and cutlery for 4
The apartment has central heating throughout.
An iron, ironing board and hairdryer are provided.
Free Wi-Fi internet broadband for your laptop.
Two historical notes:
Duncan's Land is unusual in that although it was built in the late 1700's it is made from much earlier materials: salvaged rubble stone from the Old Town renovations just off the Royal Mile.
The front door has a lintel saying "Fear God Onlye 1605 IR", IR being Iacobus Rex for King James VI of Scotland, who had become James I of England and Ireland in 1603.
The spiral stairs, judging by its construction, may date from that time too.
Duncan's land is also notable as being the birthplace of Scottish artist David Roberts in 1796.
Raised here with 4 brothers and sisters and apprenticed as a house-painter he went on to become one of Britain's most famous 19th century artists. He travelled widely in Europe and the Middle East, and was the first to illustrate the ancient monuments of Syria, Palestine and Egypt.
Visit the National Gallery in Edinburgh to see his work!
Minimum stay of two nights.
Electricity, linen and towels are included in the price.
A travel cot, high chair, etc., on request.
Arrival is after 3pm and departure before 10am.
No smoking and no pets please.
|Guide prices 2015||£ per night||£ per week|
|Low Season: 1 Oct - 31 March||120||770|
|High Season: 1 April - 31 Sep||125||850|
|Festival, Christmas, New Year,
Easter and special events
To enquire or to book:
Morag and Brian Cosford
8 James Street
Edinburgh, EH15 2DS
Tel: 0131 669 1733
Mob: 0787 542 5843 or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 131 669 1733
Mob: 44 787 542 5843
Duncan's Land post code is EH3 6EH.
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Duncan's Land from Gloucester Lane which leads down to the shops of Stockbridge and the Water of Leith.