Botanic Apartment


For friends or family: a cool, light-filled flat overlooking the Royal Botanic Gardens. Stroll or bus into central Edinburgh


6 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6


Wow! A stunner of a flat overlooking the Royal Botanic Gardens and within easy walking distance of trendy Stockbridge, where you can dine at Tom Kitchin’s Scran & Scallie Bistro. Once part of a handsome Georgian mansion, it retains its elegance but has a smart, crisp feel, with pops of colour, bright rugs and cushions and cool kitchen chairs. It’s down several steps at lower ground level but is spacious and flooded with light. Owner Claudia greets and knows what makes a place special and spoiling so you’re left top-notch coffee, wine, homemade jam and essentials. Bedrooms have views and you’ll sleep like a baby on excellent mattresses; the master room has an oak four-poster, green tartan textiles and a sparkling en suite shower room, while the other two bedrooms are Shaker style and share a spotless bathroom. The swish kitchen is a dream to cook in, filled with mod cons, and you can gather around the big dining table or out on the front terrace. The sitting room is an inviting space to unbend (comfy sofa and armchairs, lots of books, big TV and a wood-burner) after a day’s marching around delightful Edinburgh.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. No pets.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs/restaurants 20-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £160
Weekly price
from £1295
Damage deposit
1 Apartment for 6
From £1606 beds3 bedrooms


The Apartment ticked all the boxes. Quiet but very convenient location - fantastic for the Botanic Gardens - and well thought out. Very well equipped, clean as a whistle, generous welcome pack and Claudia makes it easy by effective communication. Edinburgh is a charming city with so much you could do and this is a great base. Taxis as easy as pie if you do not fancy a walk. Definitely a major cut above. We would instantly use it again.

Nicholas, Cirencester

I viewed the apartment on your website and on our arrival it fully lived up to our expectations. We were met by Claudia, who had waited for us as our flight to Edinburgh had been delayed. She showed us around the apartment which was beautifully decorated and fitted out. The kitchen appliances were particularly impressive. The three double bedrooms are of a generous size one with an en suite shower room. The location suited us perfectly as it was a short stroll to many of the features and experiences of Edinburgh. The apartment actually backs onto the Royal Botanic Gardens!

Janis, Jersey channel islands

The apartment is spotlessly clean, stylishly decorated and huge! All three bedrooms are spacious and the beds are super comfy. Linen is luxurious, bathrooms have luxury soaps, shampoos etc. You don't need to bring a thing. That said, the wardrobes are huge so this place would be ideal for a long stay. The kitchen was superb, equipped with everything you will need. Plenty of room for six people to eat and relax. The location is great - a peaceful haven right next to the Botanic Gardens which we loved visiting. Plentiful parking right outside but it's an easy to walk to all the main attractions

Heather, Teddington

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Claudia Daventry

  • Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden was established in 1670 and boasts extraordinary plants, trees and glasshouses. You're right next door: in fact, your kitchen window gives right onto the Botanic nursery: a private view.
  • The apartment is in a quiet residential neighbourhood just a stone's throw from Inverleith Park and the neo-gothic towers of Fettes College, inspiration for J K Rowling's Hogwarts school.
  • The Botanic Apartment is at garden level -- its large windows make it bright and airy -- in an imposing sandstone villa which used to house Edinburgh College of Art.
  • Walk along the lovely Water of Leith to pick up fresh coffee and warm cinnamon buns for breakfast from Peter Ljungquist's Swedish bakery Söderberg - - or to Leith Docks to the Royal Yacht Britannia and Malt Whisky Vaults.
  • ...or stroll up to the cobbled streets of Dean Village and take in Scotland's Museums of Modern Art (i and ii). Walk 20 minutes the other way, up Broughton Street or via Stockbridge and you'll come to theatres, cinemas and Edinburgh's main shopping streets
  • Hip Stockbridge with its restaurants, bars, cafés and quirky shops is a lovely walk through parks.


Claudia Daventry

Well-travelled Claudia is passionate about poetry, writing, languages and this beautiful area of Scotland where she, her three daughters and two dogs have settled. Her warm welcome invites you to immediately feel at home in her beautifully designed cottages – she has an eye for colour (and makes award-winning marmalade).