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Edinburgh vacation rental at Trust House

The Trust House - Edinburgh Vacation Rental (sleep 5 + 2 and 2 + 1  total 10)

The Trust House - The house itself was built in 1605 and still retains its stone vaulted ceilings and old stone fireplaces. Carefully restored and modernised with fine craftsmenship throughout, the house is full of antique furniture and interesting historical objects. This is a wonderful place to stay, and one of the most central you will find in Edinburgh. Sleeping 6 to 10

Prices From £ 850 To £ 2,450 short breaks available all year

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Vacation Rental in Edinburgh

Trust House - Edinburgh Vacation Rental (sleeps 11)

I love to walk around the old town of Edinburgh with its cobbled streets and lively athmosphere of cafes and shops. Walking along West Bow is one of my favourites, Mellis, which is the finest cheese shop in Scotland heavy with stiff aromas. Slightly further down West Bow is Trust House itself, the entry is austere, the heavy door opening onto a stone staircase that imediately elevates you to the first floor.

The TV is full of property programs that talk about the "wow factor" and this house has it in spades. The house feels ancient, built in 1605 however most buildings we see that have a history like this can be hard to imagine what it was like in its original form but here it is all around you. The hand chiselled stone walls are still on show, the rich wooden floors and the ancient wooden panelling on some of the walls just exude the wealthy merchants house that this has aways been.

The accommodation is split into two apartments, it is possible to just rent the lower apartment that sleeps up to 5 (+2 bed settee) and if you do the upper one will not be rented out whilst you are there.

With these heavy stone walls it is suprising to me just how spacious this Edinburgh vacation rental is, every room is open and bright.

The lower apartment:-
The living room is grand with original stone fireplaces and very comfortable sofas that sit on a beautiful antique rug. In the corner is a writing bureau and sitting there writing your postcards has a view overlooking the hustle and bustle of West Bow. Adjacent to the well equipped kitchen is a small breakfast area that leads on to a vaulted banquet room which has a long antique dining table surrounded by stone walls draped with tapestrys and weavings that evoke lively conversations of trading by the latter Renaissance merchants that enabled Edinburgh to have such a rapid period of growth in the 17th century. The lower apartment also has the most distinctive double bedroom with a grand four poster bed. This room is large with stone walls and vaulted ceiling and lots of space, I particularly love the modern touches like the glass shelves that dissappear into the stonework. This room also has a walk in dressing room (with single bed) and a lovely victorian bathroom.

The upper apartment ...
Further up the wide stone staircase is the upper apartment, this sleeps 4 (2 in a twin and 2 in sofa bed) has a small kitchenette and dining area for 4, plus a lovely drawing room with 2 large sofas.

Spacious living area
Master bedroom
Twin Bedroom


Facts and Figures

Lower Apartment accommodation:

Drawing Room - 3 windows and 2 large sofas (one converting to a double bed) along with two large armchairs, widescreen TV / DVD, desk and chair, fax./telephone and wireless broadband unit. There are two ancient fireplaces one containing a real flame gas fired stove.

Kitchen - A well equipped Kitchen with plenty of workspace, Twin oven and ceramic hob, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge freezer, toaster, plenty of glasses and crockery.

Breakfast Area - Just outside the kitchen is a breakfast area, ideal for planning all the things you are going to do during the day.

Formal Dining Room - This is one of the most interesting rooms, Vaulted ceiling, long wooden dining table with seating for 8, and some historical American wall hangings decorate the stone walls.

Master Bedroom - King-size four poster double bed with desl, chairs and 2 windows.This bedroom has a vaulted ceiling.

Dressing Room
- The master bedroom has a dressing room within which is a single bed

Vaulted Bathroom -
has a free-standing bath tub, walk-in shower with overhead and body jets, large basin, heated towel rail and wc.

Upper Apartment :

Drawing Room
- Bright and airy room with 2 large sofas (one converting to a double bed), widescreen TV / DVD / home cinema surround sound and ancient fireplace

Kitchenette - A well equiped but small Kitchenette, Electric double oven and ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge freezer, toaster, plenty of glasses and crockery.

Dining Area - In the centre of the apartment, lit by natural light ceiling lantern.

Twin Bedroom
- looks out onto the quiet courtyard at the back of the house. Dressing room off, and door leading directly to the

Bathroom
- Antique cast iron bath, overhead power shower, basin and heated towel rail. Adjoining wc with washing machine and tumble dryer.

All costs like linen, heating, lighting, towels, cots, high chairs are supplied and are are included in the price.

Changeover days are :- Flexible, please contact us and we will try to fit your dates in.


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Points of interest

Living Room

  • Close to the centre of Edinburgh
  • yards from the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle
  • Close to a wide variety of wonderful shops
  • Accommodation second to none in Scotland
  • Full of period charm
  • Excellent venue for a large family reunion

So what is there to see and do close by ?
close to gardens
Edinburgh Botanic Gardens is close and it offers a very interesting visit, it is linked to all the botanic gardens in the Uk and especially Kew Gardens in London.
good area for walking and hiking
Walking in Edinburgh is one of the great benefits of an accommodation right in the centre of the town, there are so many interesting places to visit all within walking distance of Trust House
buildings of historic interest close by
Edinburgh Castle is just around the corner and is Scotlands most visited tourist attraction. There is so much to see in the castle that it can take a whole day to take it all in.
area of artistic interest
Edinburgh is the centre of Art in Scotland, there are many galleries and exhibitions all within walking distance.
good for food
Local eateries abound, you just have to walk outside the front (and back) door and you are surrounded with some of the best in Scotland. Trust House is situated just beside the Grassmarket and the New Town with many fine reataurants.

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