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The Rock House: Historic Gem in the Heart of the City

3.5-star cottage in Edinburgh

  • Free WiFi

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Calton Hill, Rockhouse - Terrace Apartme, Edinburgh, EH1 3BJ, Scotland, United Kingdom
10.0.Exceptional.
  • Very nice location for a visit to Edinburgh. At the base of Calton Hill it is very easy to grab one of the hop on-hop off busses or to walk to the royal mile and old town. The 2-…

    Oct 19, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Property uses a professional cleaning service
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • 4 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathroom
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Towels provided
  • TV

What’s around

  • In New Town
  • Princes Street - 1-minute walk
  • Nelson Monument - 3-minute walk
  • Calton Hill - 3-minute walk
  • Waterloo Place - 3-minute walk
  • Omni Centre Edinburgh - 5-minute walk

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Guests
  • House (2 Bedrooms)

About this cottage

Rock House is an iconic and historic building on Calton Hill and featured in various travel magazines such as Conde Nast, Luxury Traveller & The Telegraph as a top 10 place to stay.Built in 1756 for a Merchant, Rock House is a historic gem in the heart of Edinburgh. The terrace apartment has been tastefully re-decorated to its Victorian heyday when David Octavius Hill set up his pioneering Calotype photographic studio with Robert Adamson. A home from home in history!The Space:The terrace apartment has two bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twinOpen plan living area and kitchenBathroom with showerGuest Access:Total access to whole listing and free wifi.Interaction with Guests:24/7 assistance and guest support available to help you make the most of your stay.The Neighborhood:Rock House is a unique landmark house boasting spectacular panoramic views of Edinburgh from its elevated position and is conveniently located just a few moments walk from Princes Street. The house has a fascinating history and now as a self-catering holiday let both the views and its heritage can be enjoyed by those seeking a exceptional place to stay in the city.Built in the 1750s, Rock House is reputed to be one of the oldest houses in Edinburgh’s new town. It came to worldwide fame as the home of David Octavius Hill, the artist and pioneering photographer who in 1843 together with Robert Adamson developed the calotype process at Rock House. Both Hill and Adamson are credited with the origination of photography as an art form - taking the camera into the landscape and for the first time photographing people in their natural habitat.Rock House remained in continuous use as a photographer's studio from the 1840s up until the 1950s. Recently renovated, it has now returned to its former glory and can be enjoyed by members of the public for short stays and holidays.Getting Around:The location is ideal! Located on Calton Hill, near historic landmarks and close to both Old Town and New Town tourist destinations including the Edinburgh Castle. The airport tram stop is just 5 minute walk and so is Waverley train station.There is a secure private car park just a few minutes away and we have a discount code available for our guests (just ask!).Other Things to Note:We use a professional cleaning company and hotel quality linen & towels will be supplied for your stay.Pets are welcome but please disclose this in the initial inquiry stage and an additional £15p per night fee will be applied to your booking.House Rules:• No smoking• No parties or events• Check-in is anytime after 3PM

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In New Town
  • Princes Street - 1-minute walk
  • Nelson Monument - 3-minute walk
  • Calton Hill - 3-minute walk
  • Waterloo Place - 3-minute walk
  • Omni Centre Edinburgh - 5-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 5-minute walk
  • St. Andrew Square - 7-minute walk
  • Scott Monument - 8-minute walk
  • City Art Centre - 8-minute walk
  • George Street - 8-minute walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) 34-min drive
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) 5-min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 7-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 28-min walk
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Calton Hill, Rockhouse - Terrace Apartme, Edinburgh, EH1 3BJ, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Speaks: English

The cottage

Key facts

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating

Bedrooms

  • 2 bedrooms

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom
  • Towels provided

Entertainment and recreation

  • Televisions

Outside

  • Terrace

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • No smoking

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, go to We will send you the instructions To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 72 hours before arrival with check-in instructions.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • No pets or service animals allowed

Mandatory fees

  • Breakage deposit: GBP 100 per stay

    • A mandatory cleaning fee is included in this property's rental rate; it will be displayed at the time of booking.

Policies

  • This property does not have lifts.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

    Contactless checkout is available.

    The property is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between guest stays.

  • This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. Cash is not accepted. 

Also known as

  • The Rock House: Historic Gem in the Heart of the City Cottage
  • The Rock House: Historic Gem in the Heart of the City Edinburgh
  • The Rock House: Historic Gem in the Heart of the City Cottage
  • The Rock House: Historic Gem in the Heart of the City Edinburgh

FAQs

  • Yes, The Rock House: Historic Gem in the Heart of the City does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Martone (3-min walk), The Newsroom (4-min walk) and Twenty Princes Street (5-min walk).
10.0.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    En oas, lugnt boende nära staden. Ett fantastiskt mysigt och vackert hus med väldigt sköna sängar !

    Caroline, 2 night trip with friends, Sep 15, 2019

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