- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
63 Customer Reviews
"We loved staying at lyndoch place."
Warm, spacious and comfy but it’s looking a little jaded. Awful, old loo brush/roll holder. It swung over tipping water all over the floor! Dining room chair frame completely broken, plastic flowers in window box. Our son who lives up the road had to bring an extra plate. 5 for Xmas dinner, six chairs but crockery for 2. Decent sized, white side plates would make all the difference. Xmas decorations a nice touch but no shortbread as promised. Beautiful apartment. Was recommended by friend.
"Had everything we needed."
Some areas are tired and need attention, ie. Bathroom and kitchen. Oven needs cleaning properly as trays and racks are dirty. Hallway does not look inviting when you walk in.
"We were very pleased with the general state and location of the property, along with the secure off-road parking."
On arrival we did need to clean one of the toilet seats, and felt that both toilet seats need replacing. We had a problem with the washing machine, which was not working, and couldn’t retrieve our wet but unwashed laundry for a couple of days. We do however understand that if the issue had not been previously reported, the owners would not know the machine requires replacement. They were very apologetic and we’re confident they will remedy the situation. The central heating was excellent, and we would definitely stay there again, if we revisit Edinburgh.
"The apartment is well located."
It could do with a spruce up. It was bigger than we expected. It was cosy, & good to have a welcome pack, but we never found any shortbread. Parking is nice, but get directions to lane where the entrance is as we set sat nav to Lynedoch place which is a dead end, so had to drive around the block again in heavy traffic. Bedroom was good, very dark and quite quiet considering it is near a road. Nice easy walk to main attractions & shops. Kitchen facilities were good. Would come here again.
"A lovely, cosy and warm home from home - elegant and comfortable."
Kitchen equipment is a bit random if you actually want to do any cooking and a better organised owner's manual would be helpful, but overall excellent value for money especially with the parking.
"Great period property, big bonus with parking on site."
Ideal for central Edinburgh and local exploring. Space tight for a large car , but that is outweighed by the convenience, especially with local parking at £5.90 an hour!!
"The house was very comfortable and clean."
Supply of "everyday essentials" ( è.g. tea bags, paper towels, laundry detergent, dishwasher capsules, etc ) was very much appreciated. We highly recommend this accommodation.
Very comfortable and spacious living room. Bedroom a bit poky but fine for a short stay. Given that Edinburgh is a very commercialised and expensive city, I would definitely say that this apartment is value for money. Needs a bit of work here and there, but you should weigh that against the advantages.
"Excellent location with car parking."
"Nice Georgian flat which was clean warm and comfortable and near bars restaurants etc Soft towels and comfortable bed and sofas."
Everything you needed in kitchen too
"The property was very conveniently located and was very spacious."
However, it was quite dusty and dirty and needed a deep clean. The bed and pillows were quite uncomfortable. The pump in the bathroom made noise 24/7 which was quite annoying at night and made it difficult to sleep. The water pressure in the shower was very weak. Overall, the property needed updating and I expected better quality for the price we had paid, I would not rebook or recommend to others.
"This was our second stay at 3 Lynedoch Place."
We thoroughly enjoy it here. The location is close to Princes Street and Dean Village. Lot's of good restaurants nearby. There have been some improvements in decoration since our last visit but I was concerned about the security of our car as the garden wall has been knocked down. I hope it will be rebuilt soon. We are still waiting to see any of the promised Scottish Shortbread!
"Fantastic apartment and location."
Can't fault the apartment at all ,very grand impressive living room and lovely and warm. We had no problems at all parking our car a Renault Captur and could easily have accommodated a larger car with care.
"This property is in a great situation for exploring the city on foot as it is 5 minutes walk from Princess street which we did most days."
The property was lovely and warm and very comfortable. The entrance to the parking is tight, our Kia Xceed cleared the gateposts with a couple of inches on each side! Notwithstanding we did take the car out for trips a couple of days during the week.
"We enjoyed our holiday at Lynedoch Place and hope to return next year."
The bed is really comfortable and the apartment is in a good location for getting around the city. However there were a couple of small issues namely a couple of lights not working and the double cupboard that acts as a wardrobe was full of cleaning equipment leaving very little room for hanging clothes unless squeezing them in above a floor mop and bucket.
"This was our second stay at the apartment."
We are already planning to return. The apartment suits us perfectly. The only issue we had was the standard of cleaning. The fridge and cooker had crumbs in them. Some areas were dusty and had not been touch for a long time e.g. skirting boards.
"Stayed for a week in November."
Location excellent, it’s a 5 minute walk to princess street. Parking is a wee bit tight, but ok for a Golf or A3. Accommodation is very good, nice Georgian lounge, good sized bedroom and comfortable bed. Flat also nice and warm on chilly evenings. Wi-Fi connection is good. Kitchen has all mod cons, but didn’t have a can opener and cooking utensils were a bit mixed. Room itself is a bit chilly, suspect that the radiator needs vented. Bathroom has a power shower which worked well and there was plenty of hot water. Overall good flat, one or two things could do with a refresh, but overall hard to find better in Edinburgh.
"Lovely spacious flat with character."
Comfortable bed and pillows. Location excellent for all our needs. Bath was dirty, full of hair. Had to go to shops to buy cleaning products before using it. Kitchen utensils were quite basic compared to other places we have stayed. Description of "Welcome Pack" inaccurate- tea and coffee were left overs, opened packs but grateful for fresh milk. Some things needed attention eg broken bathroom tap. Despite these negatives we still fully enjoyed our stay due to space, comfort and location.
"This property is in a very convenient location for visiting Edinburgh, particularly if like me you do not drive."
The apartment was well heated and comfortable. The modern kitchen is well equipped. Many of the issues highlighted by previous visitors in their reviews seem to have been addressed, although there are indeed worrying cracks in the sitting room ceiling, one of the lampshades in the bedroom had holes in it, and the duvet filling is exposed. There were instructions to put the rubbish bag in a bin on the opposite side of Lynedoch Place Lane at the back of the property. This bin did not seem to exist. I did not receive the keysafe code in advance and had to phone to obtain this. Overall, I enjoyed my stay.
"Great flat close to Stockbridge."
Took our Jack Russell who liked the outside space. Managed to get our Skoda Superb estate in the space provided- was a bit tight. Would come back. Was asked to take rubbish out to black big bins across the road out back - unfortunately they were not there.
"First up, we were very disappointed from Sykes Cottages."
We had a better deal for that flat with booking.com but as we were insecure about the parking space we called you to make sure, our car would fit and booked directly with you. So, the car would have fit into the space but not through the doors. And it isn't fun to find a parking space in Edinburgh for a car spontaneous and get all your stuff into a flat carrying it through the town. So, Sykes - never again! The flat is located well. You can reach everything by foot. The bed was comfortable. For us, the traffic was quiet loud sometimes. The living room seemed as it has not been cleaned up for weeks.The waste had to be put into big black bin across the street which were gone the second day, so we had to look where to but our rubbish.The equipment in the kitchen was a mess. The rubber seal of the washing machine was mouldy, the two toasters, the kettle and the cook ware were unappetizing so we did not use them. The fridge hasn't been cleaned as well. Using the money we spent on this week the kitchen could be made much more comfortable again.
"The best thing about this property is the location and car parking."
The property is in great need for redecoration.Ceiling paint coming away,plaster coming off walls .A tired property which appears to lack any investment to update.The bathroom smelt and water took an eternity to drain away.The conservatory was leaking badly onto laminate floor.Reported to the cleaning company as highlighted but they advised nothing they could do but tell the owner.The property was very noisy due to renovation of large building to the right.The noise started from 8am and went on till 5.This was also exacerbatedby work goingon with above flat replacing dou ble glazing.Shared entrance so door open all day whilst juggling past enormous sash windows and DG equipment. The gentleman neighbour did knock to advise of storing the windows in the entrance but we had little option asnot our property.When contacting company they advised no building work when they cleaned the property.We have photographs of all our concerns but expect little response back. Due to the position of this property a small investment would bring the standard of this property up whilst maintaining the period style of the property.We consider this is a very expensive apartment will not be back again.Stayed in much better in Edinburgh even during August.
"As soon as the rail strike was announced on the news I contacted the help line ."
I had intended to travel up from E.Sussex . The sympathetic young man called me back to say that the owner wasn’t prepared to offer me alternative dates. Worse still, unwilling to reimburse the £700 I’d paid !! I was very disappointed.
"The flat seriously needs updating , especially the kitchen it is so outdated ."
There is food left in the cupboards from previous holiday makers and crumbs of food in the oven and grill tray , which makes me wonder if anything else is cleaned properly . Also a vermin alarm is plugged in the kitchen , what's that all about , I dread to think. The only good thing I can say about it is the bed was clean also the towels and it's location to the centre . What is charged for high season for this place is disgusting . I would never recommend to anyone.
"The apartment's main plus is the location, and it has parking—a premium in any city."
It is also quite secure. The sofas and bed were comfortable, however, the quilt cover had blue stains on it and all the surfaces were dusty. I had to wash a white T-shirt after putting it down. Gave everything a wipe-over after that. More than adequate cutlery and crockery for my stay, as well as cleaning materials, toilet paper, sanitary products and some toiletries. As the sternly worded welcome email stated I must replace anything I used since I'd "paid for self-catering", I'd brought my own in any case. There was an open, used bottle of salad cream in the fridge, one of peanut butter, and open packets of cereals in the kitchen cupboards, and a half-eaten tub of ice cream in the freezer. Perhaps they belong to the owner if they stay there sometimes? The bathroom cupboard also had various used toiletries in it. For some reason, you seem to be expected to eat a lot of toast. One 4 slice, and one 2-slice toaster. The 2 slice could do with a good clean, and the 4 slice doesn't work very well. The shower had good pressure, warming up quickly and maintaining a good temperature, but the hot water tap on the sink took forever to get warm. (No one's fault, of course, just plumbing). The cold water tap in the kitchen never ran cold, so I'd advise anyone staying to put a jug of water in the fridge. There are a good amount of plug sockets throughout, so using and charging devices was no issue. The sunroom is lovely, and probably a great place to sit in the cooler months, as it got very warm, very quickly. It doesn't have any opening windows. All in all, proximity to the city centre amenities outweigh any small issues, and the apartment is comfortable and has what you need.
"Nice flat,well situated had everything that was needed."
Parking very tight to get a big car in. However I would have liked more instructions on how to use the applicances especially the washing machine, found the numbers very confusing as nothing to say what they related to. Tv was also a problem as I have never used freeview.
"Fantastic location close to all amenities."
I felt like the whole place needed the décor freshening up. New tiles to the bathroom or at least the replacement of discoloured grout. Paintwork is starting to look old. This place could be outstanding if it was shown some love and attention. I would stay again but 3 nights was long enough.
"Great location for access to city."
"Very enjoyable stay."
Flat warm, comfortable and well-appointed and a great location to explore Edinburgh on foot. Close to Princes Street for Old and New Towns and walkable to Stockbridge and Dean Village, both worth a visit. Minor niggles were radiator in kitchen not working (may need bleeding), only one small chopping board and bent pan support on the gas hob. But would certainly recommend.
"The apartment was ideal."
It was very clean and well equipped. The bed and pillows were comfortable and appeared to be quite new so may have been replaced since the previous negative comments. It is easy to walk to many places of interest in the city from the apartment, We particularly enjoyed Stockbridge with its independent shops, cafes and Sunday market. There is a bus stop nearby, the buses are easy to use as you can pay contactless and the Lothian Buses app gives lots of useful information.
"The property still wasn't ready even though we had arrived after tea."
The sofa covers were stained and shabby looking. They were the same stains that were present when I stayed over two years ago. The tele kept losing signal and to be returned every 30 minutes or so. Under the coffee table dog chews but the visitor book said no one had stayed there for 6 months prior to our visit. The cooker has melted cheese in the bottom, so I decided against using it in that condition. The location is superb but the flat was not as clean and fresh as you would like, I feel this was especially important during the covid epidemic! So overall I'm disappointed especially as the covid delayed the holiday and it was looked forward to for so long. I won't rebook this place a 3rd time as I feel the owners have no interest in its condition and just want to rent it regardless.
"Perfect location for exploring Edinburgh and with parking such a bonus."
Apartment had some minor maintenance issues which are being addressed,but apart from that was perfect.
"This is a lovely spacious period property in a great location just 5 minutes walk from Princes Street and Dean Village."
Lots of restaurants and cafes nearby. It would be easy to be picky as there are a few DIY jobs that need doing and some things that need replacing but none of it impacted on our stay. There is private secure car parking at the back. This is a little tight but we have a BMW X3 which went in ok. The apartment was spotlessly clean thanks to the Edinburgh Cleaning & Concierge Company who look after the apartment. A few tips - take a bottle opener, can opener, salt and pepper grinders/shakers, and pillows as theirs are a bit thin. There is good internet (password on the hub) and you are provided with 1 bath towel and 1 hand towel each for the week which may not be enough. Spare keys are in the kitchen. Key collection details are sent to you by EC&C which was a problem as Sykes forgot to supply them with our email address. This resulted in a delay in getting into the property. But we had a fantastic stay and would definitely come here again. It represented great value for money when compared to other Edinburgh properties.
"Great location with everything we needed."
There was no issue with parking our car in the garden and it was great having a garden to take our dog into in the morning. Super close to absolutely everything. We will stay again!
"Ideal location, spacious apartment, loads to see and do all within walking distance."
Great size apt for 2 people. Decor bit tired. Sofas need replaced and new pillows for bed as we had to purchase 2 for a good sleep. Otherwise good place to stay.
"The bed was reasonably comfortable but the pillows were very thin and floppy, and there were no spares provided."
Sofas were in need of new seat cushions and were stained in parts. Kitchen equipment was poor, badly worn frying pans with surfaces peeling off, inadequate knives, no bottle opener, no can opener, no tea strainer. And the "welcome" pack, advertised as containing special all butter shortbread........some very musty and stale smelling shortbread fingers, some of them broken, in a glass jar; equally musty smelling teabags and stale smelling clumped powdered coffee. Even in normal times this would have been insulting, but in a pandemic, altogether inappropriate to offer potentially contaminated goods. No credit to the owners I'm afraid, but thanks to the concierge for the cleanliness of the property.
"Great location, spacious accommodation."
The flat is looking a little tired. Front garden path a bit weedy and general organic debris building up. Back garden could do with a spruce up too.
"The location of the flat for visitors to Edinburgh is ideal."
Art galleries, museums and some attractions are all within walking distance. Unique to find such a flat in central Edinburgh that provides comfort, homely feel, parking and is dog friendly.
"You request that we leave the property as we find it!"
!!! Lynedoch Place, in parts, needed attention. The bath was so dusty we thought it was scum. The cutlery and crockery had to be washed as they had food and stains on them and in the cutlery draw there were crumbs of food!!!! Also the properties back door Yale lock was broken!!! If we exited the house via the back way and inadvertently shut the door you had walk around via the street to enter via the front!!!! Also if you shut this door without any keys whatsoever Edinburgh Cleaning Concierge charge f£30 for the privilege of letting you back into a property you have paid for and they only provide one set of keys!!!! UNACCEPTABLE. Under your terms and conditions even though I will say publish this review I anticipate you will not!!!! Shame on You Sykes.
"Positives easily outweighed the few minor negatives Positives: 1."
Great location - so much is easily within walking distance 2. Superb living room 3. Concierge very good in addressing minor issues 4. Bed room comfortable 5. Facilities overall fine ( but see comments) 5. Private parking major advantage in such a central area. Minor complaints: 1. A map of exact location would help 2. Tap handles on bath need mending 3. Smell of rubbish bins in outside area 4. No recycling facilities.
"Smelt very musty, opened all the windows, mustiness got worse when we put the heating on."
"We were not sent the new entry number for key safe and had to call cleaning company."
Many floor boards squeak alot and the bed was uncomfortable, other wise a very nice apartment.
"The location was great just a short walk from local amenities and Princes Street."
The cottage is well equipped with everything you need, the photos also do not do the place justice! The apartment itself was lovely and cosy, the bed was very comfortable. Everything was explained to us before arriving. We will definitely return!!
"This apartment is absolutely gorgeous, so much so we have already booked it for 7 nights at the end of December 2020/New Year 2021."
It's very clean and welcoming. The parking space was good enough to fit Mazda CX5 without major problems. Minutes walk from Dean Village and Princess Street Gardens. It has everything you might need from Netflix to a good BT broadband. Comfortable bed and actually not noisy at all for the location.
"Some more rugs for the cold floors and some hooks to hang coats and dressing gowns etc on would be handy otherwise very warm and cosy."
"Location is brilliant."
Very good dog friendly apartment.Great local bars and cafes. Walk from Dean Village to Leith beside Waters of Leith through Stockbridge is great.
"I have been in this apartment several times and will be continuing to go if in Edinburgh."
The apartment is one mile from the bust station and very easy to get to. There are buses 5 minutes from the apartment making it easy to go places if you do not want to walk. Apartment very comfortable and there are lots of places to eat near buy. A super store is easy to get to using the No 41 bus which is really handy if you wish to cook in the flat.
"The accommodation was just off Pirincess Street, and came with off street parking."
This was a major selling point on this property. We were able to leave the car, and walk everywhere whilst in Edinburgh. The fridge needed cleaning on our arrival, but apart from that everything else was great. It was a little bit like the Tardis. It looks small from outside, but is extremely spacious inside. It had all the amenities we required, and we were very comfortable there. We found the front door lock extremely stiff, however a quick squirt of WD40 on the lock released the dirt and grime, and worked much better afterwards.
"Very central traditional spacious flat in the capital ,ideal for the fringe ,car parking is fine if you take care ."
Booked up for next year already .
"Brilliant location and everything on the doorstep from buses to bread to beverages!"
The one thing which I would suggest is that there should be a second set of keys for the property which would allow a bit more freedom for going out, not necessarily both people together and at the same time. Otherwise we’ll look forward to visiting again.
"The apartment being a Georgian conversion was well proportioned and very quirky."
Extremely central for everything , and the buses were excellent for sights out of walking range. Don't miss the Royal Yacht in Leith and have lunch or afternoon tea onboard - a perfect relaxing day out. The only problem was that the previous occupant had taken the keys to the back door and the parking space , so we could not park initially. But the letting agent was excellent and came round and had keys cut for us. Overall a very enjoyable holiday
"Had a great week."
The apartment is perfect for a city break. Only 5 mins walk to princes street. Lovely big apartment everything you need. Just be careful if bringing your car as it's quite a tight parking spot. We only have a small car so we were fine. Lots of places to eat only a short walk away.
"Great location very comfortable apartment"
"Perfectly situated to enjoy Edinburgh’s sights."
Thanks for supplying tea, sugar, coffee, milk, biscuits, loo rolls, washing up liquid, it was all very thoughtful and definitely useful.
"This is the second time we have been at this apartment and will be back."
It is so handy to the town and someone that can not walk to far we discovered that you can get a bus at the back of the house into Princess Street. The apartment is only 1 mile from the bust station. As we have free bus passes We always use the bus to get to Edinburgh as there is so much you can do in the city that does not need a car.
"Very central for shops etc, and transport."
"Excellent location for visiting Edinburgh and the flat has character as well as all the essential comforts when away from home."
It is also excellent value for money and we would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Scotland`s capital city.
"Wonderful location, the flat was very nicely decorated in a super Georgian building."
Bed was comfy, the toaster was a bit erratic but you can’t have it all! Would go again.
"Property needs a hairdryer for the ladies, but everything else was great just ..."
Property needs a hairdryer for the ladies, but everything else was great just the greatest location for exploring Edinburgh and one of the stunning properties we have stayed in
"We enjoyed our time at 3 Lyndoch place in Edinburgh."
The cottage was lovely warm and clean . We think the kitchen needs a few extras .some mugs would be a good addition .some better cooking utensils they were very tired .A micro bowel there was nothing to use in the microwave . we had a problem with the bath / shower / toilet which was delt with as was humanly possible .It as been addressed with between us and the owner satisfactory .
"This is a really convenient place to stay."
5 min to princess street and a bus on the opposite direction takes you to the sainsburys store which if walking a mile away. If taking the car the flat has a secluded place for parking. Flat very comfortable.
"3 Lynedoch Place is a beautiful property but I had a few problems : Parking ..."
3 Lynedoch Place is a beautiful property but I had a few problems : Parking is extremely awkward and I would certainly not return with my car (I managed to catch my wing mirror on the gate and had to have it replaced)
- All ground floor
- One bedroom: 1 x double
- Bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC, cloakroom with basin and WC
- Living/dining room
- Gas central heating
- Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
- TV, WiFi
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Off-road parking for one car
- Enclosed rear courtyard with furniture
- One well-behaved dog welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop and pub 5 minute walk
- Note: Parking space is quite tight, please take care
- Note: Steps up to property and steps down towards rear courtyard, take care
- Note: check-in time is from 4pm.
Set on the ground floor of a striking Georgian building, right in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town is this lovely apartment for two.
Enjoying a superb central location in one of the UK's most beautiful cities, treat you and your loved one to that long-awaited break in the city.
Be hit instantly with the property's character as you are greeted by a narrow hallway floored with rustic flagstones.
Head left into the spacious and bright living/dining room, enhanced by large uplifting windows, charming floorboards and a stunning period feature fireplace.
The peaceful double bedroom also benefits from a pleasing feature fireplace and classy features, while sitting adjacent to a refreshing all-white bathroom.
As well as a handy WC close by, you will also find an attractive and well-appointed kitchen which is lined with pretty white cupboards for a real homely touch.
This wonderful getaway also plays host to a relaxing conservatory, should you wish to sit away from it all and enjoy a good book.
From here, step down into a delightful, enclosed courtyard where you can enjoy a spot of alfresco dining under the summer sun.
Step out of the front door and be greeted by the striking architecture and first-class eating and shopping facilities which grace the streets of Edinburgh's New Town.
Exploring this beautiful city further will result in you finding its series of serene gardens, dominating castle and number of fascinating and varying museums and galleries.
The stunning coastline rests nearby, as does the wonderful countryside at the Pentland Hills Regional Park for something different.
Spend some time in this magnificent city with your other half.
EPC Rating: Band C
About the location
Edinburgh Airport 8 miles.
Scotland's capital is a truly international city with a mix of old and new to delight every visitor. The Old Town boasts the castle and The Royal Mile as well as Holyrood Palace and the new Scottish Parliament. The New Town offers elegant Georgian buildings and streets with a wealth of shopping, eating and drinking to suit all tastes. Add to that the accessibility of the surrounding countryside, beaches, hills and golf courses and you have the ideal location for an exciting break.
Note: check-in time is from 4pm.
Note: Parking space is quite tight, please take care. Note: Steps up to property and steps down towards rear courtyard, take care. Note: check-in time is from 4pm
This property offers the following short breaks:
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