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The Old Chapel @ George Square sleeps 6 (+2)

Charming and spacious home, within the World Heritage site. Free Parking

Description

From the moment we saw this property we believed it was something extremely special, from its inviting Georgian façade to the architecturally designed interior.

This Grade A listed house located within the World Heritage Site on George Square is an excellent choice for our business clients who want just that little bit more from their accommodation, such as parking and a garden for families and groups who can enjoy both city centre living and the lovely south west facing garden – a rare luxury among city centre Edinburgh lets!

-History of the Old Chapel-
The house has a fascinating history. It was built in 1766 on a ‘gap’ site in George Square by Thomas Lockhart, the King’s Commissioner in Scotland and one of the leading Edinburgh socialites of his day. Originally an extension of the house at No 23, it has been a separate property for 180 years. In its time it has been a fashionable drawing room during the Scottish Enlightenment, a house and a church, latterly the Orthodox chaplaincy. Conan Doyle lived next door at 23, the boyhood home of Sir Walter Scott was No. 25 and Thomas Carlyle courted Jane Welsh at No. 22.

Interior layout Spread over 3 floors with the main door off George Square. This charming and quirky maze of a place, mixes beautifully period features and very modern finishing. The large living area leads (with stair up the mezzanine area) off the entrance hall. There is an en-suite bedroom on this level also. Downstairs at garden level is the kitchen and an open plan living/dining area with an open fireplace. There is a door to the private garden and secure parking. The third floor has a further 2 bedrooms (one en-suite) and a family bathroom. From this level you can look down on to the main living area.

Exterior Georgian terraced main door property, with south west facing garden, built in 1766.

-Booking Requirements-
The Edinburgh Address asks that the lead guest is of 25 years of age or older will require names and ages of all guests, as well as proof of addresses and ID for the lead guest only. We will require the lead guest to acknowledge and agree to the booking terms and conditions. We reserve the right to vet any booking.

This apartment is not suitable for stag parties, hen parties or young single sex groups or parties. There is a strict no-smoking policy. A damage deposit of £250.00 is required one week before arrival and will be fully refunded pending no damages or fees due one week after your departure.

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Location

Directions

George Square

Getting there from the Waverley Railway Station
We would recommend that you either take a Taxi (approx 5 minute journey) to the apartment or you can walk. To get to the apartment by foot, please head south on Waverley Bridge after exiting the station. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Cockburn Street and turn left at the High Street. Take a right at South Bridge and continue to follow this road until turning right once again at Nicolson Square. Slight left to stay on Nicolson Square before turning right at Marshall Street. Turn left at Potterrow, followed by a right turn at Crichton Street and your apartment will be on the right. It will take approx 15 minutes to walk to George Square.


Getting there from the Airport
Take the Express Shuttle bus from Stand 19 just outside the UK arrivals hall into the city centre (buses approximately every 10 minutes, fare £3 single, £5 open return). Exit bus at Waverley Bridge, just off Princes Street. Follow instructions as above.

Executive car transfer:
The Edinburgh Address can arrange an executive car pick up for you from the airport to your apartment - or other locations on request. We can also arrange day trips and private drivers. Please contact us on 0131 261 8646 and let us know you would like to arrange a car and to get a quote. Transfers are usually around £60 each journey. Please let us know as soon as possible so we have the best possible chance of booking the journey on your behalf, as cars aren't always available at last minute.

Getting there by Car
If travelling from the North continue on the A90 signposted for Edinburgh. Head east on the A90/Queensferry Road towards Orchard Road. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Queensferry Terrace. Continue onto Belford Road, and turn right at Douglas Gardens. Continue onto Palmerston Place, which turns slightly left and becomes Torphichen Street. Turn left at B700/Dewar Place, and continue to follow B700. Turn right at A700/Lothian Road, continue to follow A700, and then turn left at Lauriston Place. Lauriston Place turns slightly left and becomes Forrest Road, and slight right to stay on Forrest Road. Take the 1st right onto Bristo Place, and then continue to turn left at Potterrow. Turn right at Crichton Street and your apartment will be on the right. There is an alley just off George Square that you use to access the property with a car.

If travelling from the South continue to drive on the A1 and take the exit towards Craigmillar/Newcraighall. Then at the roundabout take the first exit onto A6095/Newcraighall Road and continue to Cameron Toll Shopping Centre. At the Cameron Toll Shopping Centre, take the 4th exit onto A7/Dalkeith Road. Turn left at A7/East Preston Street, and take the 2nd right onto A7/South Clerk Street. Continue to follow A7, and then turn left at West Nicolson Street. Take the 1st right onto Chapel Street and then the 1st left onto Crichton Street. George Square Apartment will then be on the right. There is an alley just off George Square that you use to access the property with a car.

Parking Information
There is free private parking available at the back of this apartment. A key fob is required in order to park your car, but please just call or knock on the door of the apartment, and the person meeting you will help.

Taxi hire:
Should you wish to use a taxi during your stay in Edinburgh, we recommend City Cabs. Their contact telephone number is 0131 656 3670

Parking

There are two secure private parking spaces within the grounds of the property.
You will need to let The Edinburgh Address or the property manager know if you intend to bring a car before your arrival.

Nearby Attractions

Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (), National Museum of Scotland (), Royal Museum (), Alba Ballooning (), Museum of Fire (), Scotch Whiskey Heritage Centre (), Auld Reekie Tours (), 3d Loch Ness Experience (),

Nearby Golf Clubs

Prestonfield Golf Club (), Craigmillar Park Golf Club (), Braid Hills Golf Course (), Merchants Of Edinburgh Golf Club (), Duddingston Golf Club (), Liberton Golf Club (), Murrayfield Golf Club (), Mortonhall Golf Club (),

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Independently rated: 94.1%
The percentage of all customers leaving a review on Feefo.com who rated the product either 'good' or 'excellent' based on 17 user reviews of The Old Chapel @ George Square
03 Apr 2018

Review via Feefo.com

Service

Very helpful in discussing which property would be most suitable<br />

Product

Lovely house in ideal location

Our response

Thank you for taking the time to leave this 5 Star review for The Old Chapel @ George Square. 
We are so happy that we could help you find the right property for your stay and that you liked it so much. We hope to see you again soon. 
Kindest regards, 
The Edinburgh Address  

22 Feb 2018

Review via Feefo.com

Service

Everythingh ok, still waiting to know how the deposit will be reimoursed.<br />

Product

Accomodatiion as expected

Our response

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a positive review.

We are glad you were satisfied with the quality of the property and we hope to having you stay with us again.
-About your damage deposit
As stated in our Terms & Conditions, the deposit is automatically refunded to the card used to make the payment 7 days after departure. Your damage deposit has already been refunded into your account on Friday the 23rd of February.

Please do not hesitate to contact us might you need further assistance.

Kindest Regards,
The Edinburgh Address

21 Feb 2018

Review via Feefo.com

Service

Our stay at The Old Chapel for our daughter’s wedding was excellent. Our host Alan who met us was very welcoming. We can’t wait to see the official wedding photo shoot.<br />

Product

First class -spacious and gracious!

Our response

Thank you so much for leaving this lovely 5 star review.

We are extremely happy that you all loved the property and enjoyed staying with us. Alan really cares abut the well-being of our guests and making their stay memorable.

We are looking forward to seeing you again.

Kindest Regards,
The Edinburgh Address

14 Dec 2017

Review via Feefo.com

Service

Easy to find, easy to book, friendly staff at the end of a phone if needed.<br />

Product

Lovely flat - a home from home, we've stayed 2 years running and would definitely stay there again. Easy to book, and excellent service. A lovely friendly welcome, and everything we needed for our stay.

Our response

Thank you so much for your 5 star review.


It is always a great pleasure to have you staying with us and we are glad you like our service. 
We agree, this converted old chapel is lovely indeed, and having some of its old features makes it unique.

We are more than happy to reserve The Old Chapel @ George Square for your next stay in Edinburgh.

We hope to see you again soon.


Kindest Regards,

The Edinburgh Address

07 Jul 2017

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Service

The location is great: in the middle of the University and very close to the Royal Mile, the Castle, museums and shopping. The garden is also fantastic and quite private as well. We loved the sitting room downstairs with the small fireplace and while we did not use it, we certainly used the washer and dryer located off that room. Our host was extremely accommodating and the home was perfect for our 2 teenage sons. My only criticism was that the place felt neglected. We had trash in the kitchen when we arrived that was never picked up; there was only one trash bin in the whole house; the furnishings were cheap and their arrangement was slapdash and unlivable -- like a college dorm room rather than a house for hire. I recommend this place for a group of young people who are in Edinburgh for the sites and clubs, not for professionals or adults who know what comfort a beautifully appointed room can bring.<br />

Product

I think the place was a bit uncared for, especially compared to the Castle Suite where we stayed first.

Our response

Thank you for taking the time to leave this positive review for your stay @ The Old Chapel @ George Square.  We are so glad that you enjoyed your time in Edinburgh and hope to see you again. 
We will pass on your comments about the property to the owner.
Kindest regards, 
The Edinburgh Address

17 Jun 2017

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Service

Lovely apartment, would recommend.<br />

Product

Lovely apartment, got to check in early wihich was very convinient for us. Would recommend.

Our response

Thank you for taking the time to leave this 5 star review for your stay at The Old Chapel @ George Square. Happy we could accommodate an early check in for you. 
We look forward to having you stay with us again. 
kindest regards, 
The Edinburgh Address. 

18 May 2017

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Service

This is second time we have used The Edinburgh Address and they have been excellent again!<br />

Product

Absolutely love the Old Chapel. Perfect for a family gathering in Edinburgh.<br />Comfotable and well equipped.

Our response

Great to have you back with us again and so glad you enjoyed The Old Chapel @ George Square as much as you did the first time around. 
Looking forward to having you stay with us again soon. 
The Edinburgh Address  

04 May 2017

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Service

Very helpful staff, easy to book.<br />

Product

Great location, plenty space, free car parking, can't fault it.

Our response

Thank you for taking the time to leave this 5 Star review for your stay at The Old Chapel @ George Square.  
Such a central location with parking included and a wood burning stove for those cold nights . . . you just can't  beat it. 
We hope to have you say with us again. 
The Edinburgh Address 

21 Dec 2016

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Service

Superb service. Excellent communication. Fantastic property. Will use again.<br />

Product

Great location. Lovely, clean well kept property. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Our response

We are happy you enjoyed your stay at The Old Chapel and we hope we will see you back in Edinburgh in the near furture. 

Kindest regards, 
The Edinburgh Address

15 Dec 2016

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Service

Great booking service, with a personal touch. Very helpful and pleasant staff, both by email and on the phone.<br />

Product

Great accommodation, exactly what we needed. Would definitely stay again, and would recommend. Lovely big house, flexible room arrangements, well equipped kitchen, easy walking distance from everywhere we needed to go.everythingfrom everywhere we needed to go

Our response

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your lovely positive feedback.
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at The Old Chapel @ George Square.
We hope to welcome you back again to one of our luxurious self catering properties in Edinburgh.
Warm regards,
The Edinburgh Address

09 Dec 2016

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Overall

Wonderful location. Convienient parking and walking distance to most major attractions. Great accommodation and space for a family. <br />The only negative is that the cleanliness could be a bit better. I found receipts and old socks from previous visitors in the bedroom and the kitchen floor splash backs were still quite dirty from previous residents. <br />This did not detract our enjoyment of the accommodation. But I feel it's worth noting.

Our response

<span>Thank you so much for taking your time to leave feedback.</span>

We are so sorry to hear about the cleanliness issue. Your review didn't say if you had made the property manager aware of this at the time but they would have been more than happy to help and resolve these issues. 
We are glad this issue didn't affect your stay and hope to welcome you back again.
Warm regards,
The Edinburgh Address

19 Nov 2016

Review via Feefo.com

Service

Straightforward<br />

Product

House was in a fabulous location - short walk to the Grassmarket area. We loved having a Starbucks, Sainsbury's and Peters yard a 2 minute walk away. House was absolutely stunning, loved our stay there. House was full of character, over 3 floors with plenty of space for people to do their own thing if they wanted. Having private parking was a real bonus particularly in the middle of Edinburgh. Hope to visit again.

Our response

Thank you for leaving this positive review for the property and The Edinburgh Address. We look forward to seeing you again and remember to keep an eye out of our promotional newsletters  for all out last minute discounts and promotions. 

21 Sep 2016

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Service

Prompt reply to enquiry and clear instructions regarding payment and how to pick up keys

Product

Excellent accommodation in the heart of the city. Great to have parking to leave car as so easy to walk everywhere. Very quiet and peaceful at night. Comfortable beds, powerful showers and good quality towels and bed linen. Plenty of room to entertain family and friends. Formal lounge very spacious furnished iin modern classic style and great additional entertaining space in the family room leading to garden which was lovely on summer evening. Kitchen very well equipped

Our response

Thank you so much for leaving us your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Old Chapel @ George Square.
Hopefully you'll stay at one of The Edinburgh Address apartments again.
Best -
Hatty

21 Sep 2016

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Service

A really personal, understanding service from The Edinburgh Address throughout the booking process and during our stay. We were an unusual group but they did everything possible to accommodate us.

Product

A unique, high quality property, perfect for our requirements and fantastic location

24 May 2016

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Service

Very nice people to work with and nice accommodations. I would certainly recommend them to anyone i know.

Product

My family went to Edinburgh to visit my daughter studying abroad there. I stumbled onto the Edinburgh address and Siobhan guided me to George square, as it is right on campus. George Square was a nice value, great location and very clean and comfortable accommodations. The owner was also very accommodating to us during check in and one minor issue we had while there. We had a very nice stay while there. Highly recommended!

24 May 2016

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Service

I would definitely recommend this company again. They answered all our queries promptly, even providing additional photos where this helped us to better understand the property.

Product

A great property in a great location. The photos and details on the company website were fantastic, but we were still blown away by the property itself. Someone was waiting for us when we arrived, as arranged, and showed us all the property's features. There were lots of sets of keys.

Our response

We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at The Old Chapel @ George Square. Thank you so much for leaving such positive feedback - it's really important for a small business such as ours!
We hope to welcome you to Edinburgh again soon!
Hatty - The Edinburgh Address

21 May 2016

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Service

Good, available on-line, responsive.

Product

Great location! Great house, very comfortable. Needed a few more cleaning supplies in kitchen (sponges, dish soap, scrubbers). I would definitely stay again.
We stayed November, 2015. Excellent for extended family.

Our response

Thank you so much for taking your time to leave us a lovely positive review - it is much appreciated. 
We have passed your comments about the supplies onto the property manager.
We hope to welcome you to stay with The Edinburgh Address again in the future.
Best regards,
All at The Edinburgh Address

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Guestbook reviews

Loved the location. Walkable to everything.

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The Old Chapel @ George Square

"The house was amazing, it made my birthday weekend one if the most enjoyable one ever!
Would all definitely stay again."

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"To reinforce what my wife had posted on TripAdvisor previously, the location was great, the apartment was well-sized, but there were a few deficiencies:

Issues with the reliability of hot water
No toilet brushes
No tea towels
No oven mitts
TINY secondary bathrooms
Dirt under dressers, bed and on lampshades
Some decor shown in photos was not present when we got there.

Overall, we are happy with the stay - we didn’t feel that the deficiencies necessitated us bothering the owners to come deal with.

On a very positive note, we were ahead of schedule for check in and Willy was very gracious to drop what he was doing to come and meet us almost an hour early. Very much appreciated after a long day of travel!"

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The Old Chapel @ George Square

We enjoyed a fabulous few days in George Square celebrating our daughter's Graduation Ceremony.The property is stunning and in a great location.
The bedrooms were comfortable and the living area is striking. Downstairs the kitchen is extremely well equipped. Overall it was a great setting to celebrate with family and friends.
We have already recommended this property to friends and are hoping to stay there again in the near future.

Jane Stanyard Kent UK

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The Old Chapel @ George Square

Fantastic property, maintained to a very high standard. Great location. Having the car parking facility was so handy.
The service was excellent. We were met by Willie who showed us around and explained everything. Even though it was a busy day with check-ins, he took his time with us and made us feel very welcome.
Very Good Value
Anne Strickland Holywell UK

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The Old Chapel @ George Square

From the moment we stepped inside we fell in love and found it ever so warm and welcoming. The hanging light fitting in the front reception room is very impressive and gives it a very "grand" feeling. The welcome tray of tea, coffee, milk and biscuits is a nice touch. It's exactly how it was described and once inside it was clear that the pictures cannot show just how inviting the property really is. The finishes are perfect, and everything that one needs during a stay is present. Being just the two of us we were spoilt in the 3 bedroom property but very quickly felt at home. Everything in the property was clean and well maintained, and fitted to the highest of standards. The location is fantastic, it's 10 minute walk to the station, the castle and to Princes street, 15 minutes to Holyrood Park where you have to walk up to Arthur's seat. Behind Princes street are numerous restaurants and bars available as well as along the Royal Mile. There is a local Sainsbury's just behind the house which is ideal for the necessary groceries. Edinburgh is a wonderful city, with everything being within walking distance, which is why we have returned again and again. We would definitely consider staying in George Square again.
Matthew Chapman Kent U.K.

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Very good value. Really stunning property, the photos didn't do it justice! The space was lovely and the fixtures and fittings were all great quality. They had thought of everything in the kitchen. [Service by The Edinburgh Address was] really helpful and friendly. Meeting the owner was a nice touch.

- Louise, England

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The Old Chapel @ George Square

Very good value. Overall impression: very pleased with the apartment and will definitely stay in the apartment again. Very good service [from The Edinburgh Address].

- Aberdeen, UK

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The Old Chapel @ George Square

Very good value. This is a fantastically located house within easy walking distance of most of the central city. It is fantastically spacious and airy, and the whole place was really comfortable. It was really handy to have fast wifi throughout the house. We loved the huge framed map! Nice to have a garden - this would be great in the summer. It was really quiet when we were there - but this was out of term time and I'm not sure how quiet it would be in term time.
[The service from The Edinburgh Address was] fantastic. Really helpful, efficient and friendly.

- Anonymous, UK

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The Old Chapel @ George Square

Fairly good value. Fantastic location, very nice house, lovely garden space, good kitchen, lots of towels. [The service from The Edinburgh Address was] very good, would use them again.

-J. Luxembourg

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The Old Chapel @ George Square

Very good value. Excellent location, comfy surroundings, the log fire was fab, impressed by the showers in all rooms- perfect for a family gathering. Very good [service from The Edinburgh Address].

-A. Mason

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The Old Chapel @ George Square

First class accommodation! Spacious, tastefully furnished and very comfortable for
business or relaxing trips to Edinburgh. The location is a bonus with restaurants nearby,
a supermarket round the corner and the town centre within walking distance/a short cab
ride.

Also first class [service]. Caroline was very helpful, patient and answered any queries
quickly.

Sue Austin

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"The house was just perfect and our guests were delighted with everything which made the whole weekend and wedding just so memorable. We won't hesitate to use your service again and will recommend you to all our friends."

J. Turner, UK

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"Thank you. Our stay was wonderful, as usual...well this time better than
usual! We really enjoyed George Square."

M. Brandimonte, Italy

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"This is a very beautiful spacious house with a lovely garden in an amazing central Georgian terrace. It has everything you could possibly want for a great stay. Wish we could have stayed longer! It couldn’t have been more perfect. Many thanks to Gill and Allan for everything. We will be back!"

A. Minto, UK

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Media reviews

"Beautiful accomodation. As we were attending the festival we didn't spend very much time in the property, but at different times of year it would be a great venue for gatherings of friends and family to celebrate birthdays and New Year."

S. Erwin-Jones, UK

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