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/ 16 Niddry St, 150 metres from Royal mile

16 Niddry St, 150 metres from Royal mile

This ground floor flat situated in a world heritage site in the heart of the old town is a perfect example of what can be achieved when built by a stone mason and cabinet maker. There is a stunning examples of exposed stonework, red brick features, hand made kitchens and stylish contemporary furnishings and Italian designer lighting. The property is walking distance to all major tourist attractions, close to a lively night time area.

The apartment is set over two light and airy levels. The ground floor has four floor-to-ceiling arched windows to flood light into the level and the lower floor has large airy windows in each of the bedrooms. There is gas central heating throughout.

The ground floor has an open plan kitchen living and dining room area and a separate WC.

The kitchen is a hand made bespoke kitchen by Mark Harney of Ireland Cabinet Makers and features a range oven and integrated washing machine and dishwasher.

The lounge area is taken up with a huge L shaped Italian leather sofa which can seat up to 10 guests. There are two stunning Italian designer black floor lamps and a dramatic chrome arch over sofa floor lamp. There is a wall mounted 32 inch LCD TV with in-built free view and a wall mounted DVD player. The DVD player has a USB input so guests with films and music on a USB memory stick can play them through the DVD player. There is a gas stove set into the wall. For guests with laptops and other WIFI devices there is wireless internet throughout the apartment.

The spacious dining area has a stylish designer dining table and chairs for four dinners. The dining table can be extended as required for more spacious dining.

On the lower level is two spacious double bedrooms; one with a double and one with a king size bed. Both bedrooms are light and airy with walk in wardrobes and ample shelf space.

The striking bathroom is done out with copper effect metallic tiles for a decadent bathing experience. The large bath is perfect for soaking aching bones after a day shopping and the powerful over bath shower is the perfect wake up to the day.

A deposit of 25% is payable on booking and the outstanding balance of the rental price must be received 2 months prior to your arrival date. For bookings made less than six weeks before your arrival date the whole rental price falls payable at the time of booking.

Please note that ESC only provides an enquiry & booking service for this property. The owners manage the operation of the property themselves.

Interior layout The ground floor has an open plan kitchen living and dining room area and a separate WC.
The first floor boasts 2 double bedrooms. There is a floor plan in the photos section.

Exterior A traditional Edinburgh tenement with no Lift.

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1There are three options to get from Edinburgh airport to the city centre, all take approx 30-35 minutes. The main rail station Waverley is approx 250 metres from the apt.

1. Edinburgh trams, approx every 8-10 mins (Sunday 12-15 mins), right outside terminal, the nearest drop off point for the apt are the Princes St and St Andrew Sq stops both are approx 900 metres away. Cost 8.50 pounds for adults and 4.50 pounds for children for a RETURN journey.

2. Airport express bus, every 15 minutes right outside terminal building, drop off point on Waverley Bridge approx 400 metres from apt. Costs 7.50 pounds per person for a RETURN journey.

3. Taxi, many can be found right outside the terminal building and will cost 15 - 20 pounds for a one way journey. However a taxi will drop you off right outside the property you have booked.

Facilities and amenities

Property facilities
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Linen provided
  • Bath towels provided
  • Bedding provided
  • Cot/ Travel cot
  • Hair dryer
  • High chair
  • Iron / Ironing board
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • Freeview / Freesat TV
  • Internet access
  • Wifi
  • 24h check-in available
  • Pets not allowed
Nearby amenities and recreation
  • Gym
  • Health spa
  • Shops
  • Supermarket
  • Express supermarket
  • Bar / Pub
  • Restaurants
  • Café
  • Nightclub
  • Galleries
  • Museum
  • Theatre
  • Internet café


17 Dec 2018

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the accommodation in Niddry Street South. The location was excellent ~ so close to everything!


Great value for money. Would totally recommend this accommodation to anyone visiting/touring Edinburgh

Overall rating

4.0 stars

Based on 2 review(s)

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price/Value 4.0 stars

My family stayed in this apartment as we were attending a Wedding at The Caves at the bottom of the street.

A great location, and only a less than two minute walk to the Royal Mile.

Great location, and a very nice apartment!

  • Location 2.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price/Value 2.0 stars

My husband and I, and another couple, booked this apartment for 16-22 September 2010. We were in Edinburgh for a few days of relaxing/sightseeing before heading to London and Paris.
The interior of this apartment was just as it appears in the photos - a charming place. The only things I'd mention about the interior are that the walls between the rooms are thin (so not a lot of privacy if you're traveling with other people), also the mattress in the second bedroom wasn't as nice/comfortable as the one in the larger bedroom.

The location is not far off of the Royal Mile (good), but there seemed to be several clubs/pubs/ youth hostels? on the street and the streets just around the apartment (not so good for us --we're boring and like to sleep at night =).

Unfortunately, when we booked the apartment we did not realize that it is right next door to a club on Niddry street (called The Caves - looks like a cool subterranean music venue - evidently has great acoustics). We, again unfortunately, also arrived in Edinburgh during Freshers' Week - so there were events going on at all of the area clubs, pubs, bars...

The first night we were there, we were jet-lagged and there were no events going on next door. The bedroom windows in this apartment are at the street level, so we did hear some noise that night, but nevertheless, we slept some. The next night (a Friday) there was an event going on at the club next door and we didn't sleep at all. I'm not a light sleeper, but it was very loud. The music from The Caves vibrated through the stone walls of the bedroom until early in the morning, and area club-goers loitered outside of our windows talking and laughing until the sun came up...

That was a frustrating experience given the limited amount of time we had to sightsee in Edinburgh (we ended up sleeping half the day away to catch up on zzz's).

But I have to praise the attentive management of Edinburgh Self Catering. We communicated our sleepless situation to Mr. Ford and he was able to arrange an apartment exchange for us that very day (Saturday). We moved to Parliament Sq. 2 (awesome place- my review is forthcoming), and didn't have any more problems with noise.

The location of Niddry St 3 isn't exactly bad, I guess. It just depends on what you want out of a holiday. I'd recommend Niddry St 3 for a young couple or a group of friends who are interested in nightlife in Edinburgh's Old Town.

It's possible that the Niddry St 3 apartment could be a bit quieter when it's not Freshers' Week and there are no events going on, but if you're an older couple, a family with children, or, like us, a younger couple interested in a relaxing/sightseeing holiday, then I'd suggest Parliament Sq. 1 or 2 instead...

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