Old Town Chambers Town House Edinburgh

Wanderlust Wednesday: Old Town Chambers

On the first Wednesday of the month, I’ll be posting a hotel that’s caught my eye on the interwebs. This month… Old Town Chambers in Edinburgh.

Old Town Chambers Town House Edinburgh

I’m slightly ashamed to say I’ve never visited Scotland. I’ve flown halfway around the world and back for various holidays, but I’ve never made it over the border to bonny Scotland. I’m so busy heading south to chase the sun that I never really thought about venturing north instead.

Until I came across the Old Town Chambers. And more specifically, the Old Town Chambers townhouse.

Old Town Chambers Town House Edinburgh

The Old Town Chambers is a collection of snazzy self-catering apartments right in the heart of Edinburgh, just off the Royal Mile. There are one, two and three-bedroom apartments, studios and a posh penthouse with to-die-for views, but the one that immediately caught my eye was the dark, moody, Gothic-looking townhouse.

Old Town Chambers Town House Edinburgh

It’s set in what’s thought to be Edinburgh’s oldest townhouse, once owned by a wealthy merchant, so it’s got history oozing from every brick. It dates back to the 15th century… even the fireplaces are 500-odd years old! It’s not all old-school, though – you’ve still got wifi, smart TVs, a Bose sound system and a Nespresso machine (you know, the essentials).

Old Town Chambers Town House Edinburgh

The furniture has all been sourced from local companies, too, which is a nice touch.

Old Town Chambers Town House Edinburgh

I can just see myself coming in from a chilly day’s sightseeing (yes, I know Scotland’s not always cold, but still) and sinking into a hot bath with a glass of red wine.

Old Town Chambers Town House Edinburgh

The exposed stone walls, the roll-top baths, the vaulted ceilings, the open fireplaces – it’s just the perfect place to hole up for the weekend. I’m sure Edinburgh has many things to see and do, but I reckon I’d struggle to even get out the door if I was staying here!

 

6 Comments

  • Reply Adam @ Round the World we go October 10, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Love the old town chambers! We have just come back from Rome and actually managed to find a beautiful apartment similar to this right by the Colosseum on Airbnb. Beautiful.

    • Laura
      Reply Laura October 11, 2015 at 8:56 pm

      Sounds lovely Adam – there are some great finds on Airbnb!

  • Reply Shikha (whywasteannualleave) October 11, 2015 at 9:18 am

    Wow! Ok I think my major concern about staying somewhere like this would be, as you said, I’d struggle to see any of Edinburgh if I was staying here! The decor is so stylish. I’ve only been to Scotland once and it was only really a day in Edinburgh so I too am rather behind but I know which property I will be looking up when I return!

    • Laura
      Reply Laura October 11, 2015 at 8:58 pm

      Haha, I know… maybe I’d have to stay somewhere slightly less nice for a few days while I explored, then spend a day or two making the most of this place!

  • Reply Annie October 11, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    That bathtub looks heavenly! Baths and champagne/wine definitely go hand in hand!

    • Laura
      Reply Laura October 11, 2015 at 8:58 pm

      A bath and a glass of wine describes most evenings for me 😉

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