A handsome Georgian building ...

This self catering apartment forms part of a handsome Georgian building located within Edinburgh’s New Town. Duncan’s Land is a listed building and part of Edinburgh's World Heritage site. Built in 1790 by an Edinburgh merchant, Duncan’s Land was the birthplace of the renowned 19th Century artist, David Roberts (1796 –1864). The building features an attractive stone spiral staircase shared with the upstairs flat.


Comfortable, contemporary living ...

The apartment has recently been refurbished to a high standard in a modern style, and comprises a living room with a gas fuelled stove, a fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms one with twin beds, a bathroom with a bath and shower over and a small entrance hall. It offers comfortable, contemporary living within a building of character and historic interest.

The apartment is for 4 people

An ideal location ...

Duncan’s Land is located in the vibrant Stockbridge area of the city where you will find a wide range of interesting and unusual shops along with many cafes and restaurants. There is a small Sainsbury’s supermarket two minutes from the apartment open until 11.00 pm. The Water of Leith walkway is less than 5 minutes away, along which you can stroll to the Gallery of Modern Art in about half an hour. It’s a delightful walk and you wouldn’t think you were in the city – all you can hear is the water and the local wildlife. The city centre and Princes Street is within easy walking distance and has an excellent bus service.
The apartment has an attractive walled garden, shared with other residents, which provides an ideal setting for an evening drink or a lunchtime sandwich.
The postcode is EH3 6EH.

A little bit of history ...

Duncan’s Land is a merchant's house built about 1790 from the stones of demolished buildings in Edinburgh’s Old Town. It was the birthplace of the artist, David Roberts (1796-1864), who worked as a scene painter at Edinburgh's Theatre Royal and London's Covent Garden. In 1830, he was appointed President of the Society of British Artists. During the following decade he toured the Far East, producing a celebrated series of paintings of Egyptian scenes and antiquities. David Roberts was a Commissioner of the Great Exhibition of Industry and Arts in 1851. A plaque on the wall of the house celebrates his birthplace. In 2011 Duncan’s Land was completely renovated with a new kitchen, new furniture, new carpets and repainted throughout. Click here for more history of Duncan's Land and David Roberts.


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Living room
The living room is a stylish, modern room with two sofas a gas fuelled stove, a dining area and a TV with Freeview and a DVD/CD player. There is also free internet/ broadband access with Wi-Fi.

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The newly fitted kitchen is well equipped, with a wide range of good quality utensils and equipment including a cooker, hob, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher and microwave.

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The apartment has two bedrooms, one with a king size double bed and one with twin beds. Both have fitted wardrobes with ample storage space.

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The bathroom has a bath with a shower over it, toilet and wash-hand basin. There are shelves for toiletries.

Additional information
Electricity, linen and towels are included in the price. An iron, ironing board and hairdryer are provided. A travel cot, high chair and children's plates and cutlery can be provided on request at no extra cost. We give particular attention to ensuring the apartment is spotlessly clean on your arrival. No smoking and no pets please.

Access to the Apartment
Please note that the apartment is located on the first floor and there is no lift. Access is by an eighteenth century spiral staircase. Arrival is after 3pm and departure before 10am. With prior approval, on arrival your bags can be left in the apartment after 11.00 am. On the day of departure your bags can be left in the apartment till 2.00pm.


Tariff 2011-2012
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Low Season: 1 October - 31 May
High Season: 1 June - 31 September
Festivals, Christmas, New Year

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Please contact:
Morag Cosford
email: duncansland22@gmail.com
8 James Street
Edinburgh, EH15 2DS
Scotland, UK
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.