The Annexe sits at the foot of extinct Volcano Arthur's Seat.We really do back onto Arthur's Seat a 350 million year old volcano.
Rural Getaway In Heart Of Edinburgh, Hawthorn Brae

Entire home/apt

6 guests

3 bedrooms

3 beds
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The Annexe at Hawthorne Brae is a chic and unique property situated in the picturesque historic Duddingston Village, a stone's throw from the centre of Edinburgh. Walk up the communal field and step into the staggering Hollyrood Park with stunning panoramic views of the city. Feed the swans on Duddingston Loch a mere 3 minutes away, or relax and contemplate in Dr Neil's Garden (4 mins) and end the day with a wee dram of whisky at the Sheep Heid Inn, Edinburgh's oldest pub, 50 steps away.

The space

The Annexe is a Victorian addition to a stately Georgian Villa set in beautiful grounds, in the heart of Duddingston Village, a mere ten minute drive from Waverley Station in the centre of Edinburgh. It has a cottage-like cosy feel with painted floors so you don't need to worry about an errant glass of red wine or a spilled cup of Ribena, just concentrate on relaxing. Our design brief to ourselves was "Soho House", so it has a very boutique feel. On the ground floor there is a stunning brand-new airy kitchen / diner with views of a beautiful lawn and apple tree. All mod cons including induction hob and a full sized oven, dishwasher, fridge freezer and an optional microwave for those late night / early morning bottle feeds. Alongside the kitchen is a bathroom / toilet, a large, high ceilinged double room to the front with views across Duddingston to Craigmillar Castle, to the rear a really cosy kids room with single bed. Climb a charming spiral staircase to make way to the master bedroom with a kingsize bed and cosy pitched ceilings, a lovely bath/shower/toilet and then up three steps into a unique long living room with enough room to relax, read, play games, or maybe listen to some music from the top-end hi-fi, with turntable and classic vinyl to bring back good memories.

The property sleeps 5 comfortably with a sixth person (ideally a child) using a comfy 'bed in a bag' which can be put, sleep-over style, in the single room or in the warm living room. 5 people can sit comfortably in the kitchen at one time, to seat six is a bit more 'cosy' but possible. We provide large well starched white towels for everyone in all bathrooms.

Enjoy the garden out front with a secluded little space for your own barbecue... weather permitting!

Guest access

Hawthorn Brae has a carriage driveway with one spare off-street parking space for the Annexe. On street parking is available in Duddingston Village and is not metered. The entrance is to the right of the main house.

Interaction with guests

As we live in the house next door, if there is any help needed, or indeed advice on places to visit and things to do we'd be more than happy, we're real Duddingston / Edinburgh advocates!

Other things to note

The only drawback of Duddingston Village is there is no immediately local shops. The closest is a Tesco Metro which is a good 15 min walk so if you want refreshments on arrival other than the ones we supply (tea, coffee, some alcohol and other essentials) then either order ahead from Tesco online, Waitrose, Sainsbury's or Asda, or bring something with you (both Waverly train station & The Airport have a serviceable Marks & Spencer).

We strongly recommend bringing walking attire, either boots, wellies or trainers that you don't mind getting muddy.

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The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people $26 CAD / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $135 CAD
Security Deposit $257 CAD
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

- Please treat the home as you would your own.
- Please respect the neighbours, and do not make significant noise or play loud music after 10pm.
- No parties
- If guests lock themselves out of the property OR they do not place keys in the lockbox at checkout, a £50 fee will apply. If a guest loses a set of keys during their stay, an £80 fee will apply.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

36 Reviews

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Debs User Profile
September 2017
We felt like home the moment we walked in to this beautiful home. Christian was there to greet us and show us in. This location was perfect, close to walk /hike to Arthur's Seat, a beautiful stunning place to see all of Edinburgh. The cozy beds and comforters, helped me sleep like a baby after a full day of sights and memories. I wish I could live here forever.

Jen User Profile
September 2017
Really loved our stay in this gorgeous house, wished we could have stayed longer! Beautiful area and really easy to get into the town centre. Great pub just up the road. Definitely recommend this house!

Gijsbert User Profile
August 2017
Lap of luxury - gorgeous lounge for guest and enclosed garden add to the privacy. Set way from main roads in secluded crescent but Edinburgh centre is only 20 minutes away by car. The picture does not do Hawthorn Brae enough justice.

Louise User Profile
August 2017
The house is every bit as beautiful as it looks in the pictures. We loved returning to the peace and quiet after very full days at the Fringe but it was still just a 10 minute taxi ride away from the city centre. Didn't really have time to make the most of the house and local area but would love to return.

Winifred User Profile
August 2017
My party & I were very impressed with how lovely this location is. We highly recommend it.

Anat User Profile
August 2017
Lovely holiday home

Alaina User Profile
August 2017
The Apartment is spacious and comfortable, perfect for families looking for a quiet neighborhood. We particularly loved having quick access to hiking in the park. We did not meet our host directly but he was very helpful and quick to respond to messages.

Edinburgh, United KingdomJoined in March 2017
Christian User ProfileChristian is a superhost.

We're a family of two musicians, three kids (8,6,5), a friendly dog called Oscar, less friendly and odd looking cats Peter & Wendy and our latest addition to our menagerie three Guinea Pigs by the names LaLa, Sparkles, and Fang. We were all based in central London until we decided to make a new life for ourselves in Edinburgh, Scotland over a year ago.

Being fans of seasons we mainly tend to holiday in Scotland. Our main loves are cooking really tasty, healthy food for our loved ones, with myself having a love for fine wines. Walks are my greatest joy which is what makes the location of our home and AirBnB perfect as it backs onto one of the greatest public spaces for a capital city that you're ever likely to find.

As both hosts and guests, we're polite, discreet and not at all noisy considering our professions!

It has been a joy to create a space that is a cosy and restful one for our AirBnB guests. We're such advocates of where we live and love sharing great things to do in and around Edinburgh.

AirBnb has been a revelation to us as a family as by far the best way to enjoy travels with our young brood and all their little idiosyncrasies.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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