The Old Chapel

The Old Chapel
George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JU
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  • Opening times Office Hours: Mon–Fri 9.30am–5pm; email enquiries checked evenings and weekends.
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The Old Chapel

From the moment we saw this property we believed it was something extremely special, from its inviting Georgian façade to the architecturally designed interior.

This Grade A listed house located within the World Heritage Site on George Square is an excellent choice for our guests who want just that little bit more from their accommodation, such as parking and a garden for families and groups who can enjoy both city centre living and the lovely south west facing garden – a rare luxury among city centre Edinburgh lets!

Spread over three floors, the accommodation comprises a spectacular double height drawing room with helical staircase to gallery. Three double bedrooms, two with en-suite shower rooms, family bathroom with separate shower and bath; garden room with original vaulted ceiling, wood burning stove, dining area and door to patio area and garden, fully fitted kitchen with door to basement area. Additional toilet on garden floor. There is a double futon sofabed in the drawing room.

The house has a fascinating history. It was built in 1776 on a ‘gap’ site in George Square by Thomas Lockhart, the King’s Commissioner in Scotland and one of the leading Edinburgh socialites of his day. Originally an extension of the house at No 23, it has been a separate property for 180 years. In its time it has been a fashionable drawing room during the Scottish Enlightenment, a house and a church, latterly the Orthodox chaplaincy.

Conan Doyle lived next door at 23, the boyhood home of Sir Walter Scott was No 25 and Thomas Carlyle courted Jane Welsh at No 22. No 23A was extensively renovated in 2004 with the guidance of Historic Scotland to provide a unique blend of the new and the old in the centre of this historic square.

Very conveniently located adjacent to the Meadows, the new Quartermile development and Edinburgh University. Within very easy walking distance of the Royal Mile, Princes Street and tourist attractions such as the National Museum, Greyfriars Bobby and the National Gallery.

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