"The City Bothy is a stylish studio apartment available for rent in Edinburgh's New Town. Bothy means small mountain refuge, but this bolthole is a rather more modern retreat"

The Observer


"If you are on the hunt for a hotel room in Edinburgh, consider the City Bothy instead"

The Independent on Sunday


"All the amenities you might expect from a luxury suite coupled with a country edge. Guests will be welcomed with home-made cakes and a decanter of whisky, and such personal touches may make it hard for some to drag themselves out of the flat. This is one holiday home that you might just want to stay in forever"

The Scotsman


"Cheap and chic UK break? Unfortunately for our bank balance (sob!), we never seem to quite pull this one off! Do they even exist? Um, actually yes they do. With it’s tasteful decor and vintage furnishings such as a 1940s kitchen cabinet, vintage crockery and art work picked up at flea markets, The City Bothy offers up an appealing alternative to pricey hotels, drab holiday-lets and taking out a second mortgage!"

Style Will Save Us


"This relaxing bolthole has a light and airy feel"

Scotland Magazine


"The stylishly refurbished, high-spec City Bothy is around the corner from George Street's designer boutiques"

Dare magazine


"A fantastic location and an individual interior that combines quirkiness and practicality"

Sunday Herald


"Fantastic chic and hi-tech self-catering studio flat in the town centre "

Livewire magazine


More good places

If you like our style but fancy something more rural, here are some other holiday rentals and hotels that we like in Scotland:



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