Town Houses

The properties we have included in this section are best suited to those who are looking to be situated in or nearby a town or city. We have accommodation in the centre of Edinburgh at Gladstone's Land, on the Royal Mile and close to Edinburgh Castle; an apartment at Holmwood just a few miles from Glasgow; and properties in pretty villages and towns such as
Falkland in Fife, Kirkcudbright, a pretty harbour town in Dumfriesshire, and Cromarty, an unspoilt little town on the north coast of 'the bonny Black Isle'. These are just a selection of the areas we cover but for a full list of all our town houses, please see the properties listed below.
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O'Neill Flat, Gladstone's Land

  • Dates Available
  • 4 Star Excellent
  • Edinburgh & The Lothians
  • 4
  • 2
  • Not allowed
Gladstone's Land is a unique historic building that was built to be the home of the wealthiest residents in Edinburgh. The oldest part was constructed during the reign of Mary Queen of Scot's and reached its full magnificence when the Gladstone family purchased and extended the property in the early 1600's. We are often described as a 'hidden gem' and lie just a stone's throw away from Edinburgh Castle, in the heart of the 'Old Town'. Guests in our self-catering holiday apartments soak up the atmosphere of historic Edinburgh whilst enjoying arguably one of the best addresses the city has to offer. Read More >
The Gladstone Family originally made their home in the O'Neill apartment at the top front of the building and rented out the lower floors to a Knight and his family, and a Minister from St Giles Cathedral amongst others. You can still see hints of their original Renaissance hand painted cor on the exposed stone work, making our apartment unlike any other in the city.
Forming an essential part of Edinburgh's Old Town silhouette, the O'Neill Flat provides magnificent views over Edinburgh and Fife at the rear and shuttered windows at the front provide a glimpse of the Royal Mile. The area is famous for having the worlds first sky scrapers and the Gladstone's Land is one of those last remaining tenements. Stretching out over two upper floors and elegantly furnished in modern Scottish style, the apartment has an authentic atmosphere that blends contemporary luxury with period details and proudly boasts furnishings from the renowned Scottish textiles company, Anta.

To Make Your Stay Extra Special



    On arrival, you will be greeted by the following complimentary gifts:

  • Refreshing selection of Luxury Teas


  • Fresh ground coffee from our local supplier


Accommodation Details



  • Fifth and sixth floor


  • Sleeps 4 - One double and One twin bedroom.

    Egyptian cotton bedding with luxury Himalayan fibre duvets.


  • Sitting room with Smart TV, DVD player, HDMI

    cable and digital radio


  • Kitchen with full sized dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment, oven, hob and microwave.


  • Gas central heating


  • Shower room


  • Utility room with washing machine


  • EPC Rating: D55


  • The apartment is located on the fourth floor of the building via a steep turnpike staircase.




About The Area:

Situated on the Lawnmarket of the Royal Mile, we are right in the heart of Edinburgh's atmospheric Old Town. Discover the oldest part of the city, once home to many important literary and philosophical figures, including Robert Burns and Thomas Geddes. You are spoilt for choice with visitor attractions and galleries that represent Edinburgh's rich cultural heritage with the Whisky Experience, Mary King's Close, the National Galleries, St Giles Cathedral and the National Museum of Scotland all a short walk away, as well as numerous independent shops, cafes and restaurants. The main train station at Waverleyis close by and there are bus stops close to the property.



Things To Do

  • Take a stroll along the Royal Mile and adjacent streets to find shops selling both traditional and local produce.


  • Taste Scottish and International cuisine, in the vast array of local restaurants and cosy cafes available in the area.


  • Take a walk in the beautifully laid out and award winning, Princes Street Gardens.


  • Soak up some culture at one of the many festivals Edinburgh hosts, including the world-remowned 'Fringe' comedy festival each August.


  • Visit the elegant New Town and see how the High Society of the 18th century lived by visiting the National Trust for Scotland's Georgian House.




  • Getting There

    Gladstone’s Land is located in the Lawnmarket at the top of the Royal Mile. Waverley Railway station is a ten-minute walk or a short taxi ride away. Edinburgh International airport offers a bus link to Waverley Station and a tram service also operates from the airport to the city centre. < Hide

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    The Coach House, Holmwood House

    • Dates Available
    • 3 Star Very Good
    • Glasgow, Ayrshire, Argyll & Arran
    • 5
    • 3
    • Not allowed
    This Victorian oasis lies just a few miles from the cosmopolitan centre of Glasgow, providing a holiday base that is tranquil, relaxing, and only 20 minutes away from the heart of the action.
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    Set in acres of surrounding greenery, Holmwood's former Coach House would have accommodated the merchant owner's stable grooms. The house has plenty of space for all the family, with its own enclosed garden for children to play in safely.

     

    Accommodation details



    • 2 storey - entry is on the first floor via an external stairway


    • Sleeps 5 - 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single


    • Sitting room/dining area


    • Kitchen


    • Spacious bathroom with bath and shower over bath


    • Downstairs WC with wash basin


    • Gas central heating


    • Electric fire in sitting room


    • Private parking available


    • EPC Rating: D55


     

    ... Our guests said...

    "... a beautiful property in a beautiful setting...As my wife wrote in the visitors book, it is like a suburban oasis. Thank you so much." (Mr.Knowles, Wallasey)

     

    About Holmwood House

    James Couper, a local paper manufacturer commissioned the building of Holmwood House in 1857. By 1858 it was complete, designed by Alexander 'Greek' Thomson and widely thought to be his finest domestic work.

     

    Richly ornamented with neo-classical motifs and acres of surrounding greenery, the house is a symbol of how mercantile wealth grew to compete with aristocratic inheritance during this fascinating period in history.

     

    About the area

    Glasgow is a vibrant cultural hub, home to world-class art exhibitions, pioneering theatre practitioners and Scotland's national ballet company.

     

    Holmwood is ten minutes away from Glasgow city centre by train, with a walk of ten minutes to the station.

     

    Things to do



    • Cook up a storm with fresh vegetables purchased from Holmwood's own vegetable garden.


    • Spend a night at the theatre. The Citizens Theatre offers traditionally staged plays, the Arches has great atmosphere and an avant garde programme, while the Tramway is a fantastic contemporary space created from an old tram shed.


    • Visit the Tenement House to see a different side of Glasgow life, from the early 20th century. This four room house was lived in by independent woman, Miss Agnes Toward for over 50 years.


     

    Getting there

    Holmwood is on Netherlee Road, Cathcart, Glasgow and is 4 miles south of the city centre. Netherlee Road is off Clarkston Road (B767). The nearest station is Cathcart, 1 mile away.

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    The Pavilion, Lamb's House

    • Dates Available
    • 4 Star Excellent
    • Edinburgh & The Lothians
    • 6
    • 3
    • Not allowed
    The Pavilion is a newly-built, self-contained 3-storey house, sitting within the curtilage of Lamb's House in Leith. It has been built in the style of the early 18th century with particular attention to detail, including an eye-catching "ogee" roof. Inside, furniture and fittings are of a quality and style to match. A fine south-facing Italianate garden can be enjoyed by the guests.
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    Lamb's House, built in 1610, is one of Edinburgh's most interesting buildings. A-listed, this 5-storey building is only a stones throw from the historic Port in the heart of Leith. Built as a tenement, it consisted of 6 booths on the ground floor with 6 small but very grand fats on the upper floors. These were rented to the Edinburgh merchants who controlled all trade in the port at the time..

     



    Leith, on the shore of the Firth of Forth in North Edinburgh, has served as the city's port since the 12th Century. It was the centre of manufacturing and commercial activity with mills, sugar refineries, engineering works, breweries and distilleries, ship building, lead and glass works and many more. All of these were dependant on the river and the harbour. Today it is a vibrant part of the city where some of the best restaurants have replaced the traditional industries. The much acclaimed Michelin starred restaurant, Martin Wishart is 70 metres from the Pavilion's front door.

    Short breaks (minimum of 2 nights) available. Please contact the Holidays Department by telephone (0131 458 0305) or by email (holidays@nts.org.uk) for further details.

     

    Accommodation details



    • 3 storey


    • Sleeps 6 - 1 twin with en suite shower and 2 double bedrooms (one with a half tester, the other with a box bed)


    • Sitting room with dining area


    • Kitchen


    • Bathroom with cast-iron bath


    • Utility room


    • Underfloor heating controlled by individual thermostats


    • Parking for one car in private courtyard


    • Access to Renaissance garden


     

     

    Things to do



    • The Georgian House (NTS), on Edinburgh's Charlotte Square, is a restored Robert Adam-designed town house that was home to John Lamont, 18th Chief of the Clan Lamont, and his family until 1815. It gives a fascinating insight into life both upstairs and downstairs.


    • The Royal Yacht Britannia was a home to Queen for over 40 years, sailing over a million miles around the world. It is now berthed at Ocean Terminal in Leith, just a short walk from Lamb's House.


    • The Water of Leith flows from the Pentland Hills (south of Edinburgh) through the city and out into the Forth at Leith. A walkway runs beside it from Balerno to Leith (12 miles).


     

    Getting there

    Leith is in the north of Edinburgh, 3 miles from the city centre. It is very well serviced by bus routes. < Hide

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