Cumberland Street

Welcome to Cumberland Street

As construction of Edinburgh's glorious New Town rolled out, work was completed on Cumberland St and its environs around 1812 - a relatively late phase, hence it sits towards the northernmost edge of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Fully bought-into the Georgian ideal of order and regularity, Cumberland St and it's sibling Northumberland St lie respectively to the north and the south of the axis-of-symmetry that is Great King St.

Despite these gilt-edged historical credentials (...Beethoven was at his creative peak and the Titanic didn't set sail for another century!) it's in this context that we welcome you to your classical yet thoroughly contemporary New Town haven. A pair of crisp, hand-made yet innocuous front doors give little clue to the luxurious accommodation that lies within, which will define and delight every moment you spend here.

The doors swing open into a paneled Draught Lobby - well-proportioned for storing outdoor wear and shoes, made easier by a pair of folding chairs salvaged from a Czechoslovakian theatre. Continue through into the spacious internal Hall from which the other rooms flow, perhaps pausing to enjoy original art and lavish paneling.

It's a theme which continues into the Sitting Room: a spacious principal room, melding great comfort and discreet Scottish warmth with Scandinavian mid-century overtones - all overlooking the green of neighbouring gardens through an original sash window. Also off the Hall in its own spacious alcove you'll find a novel bespoke dining bar - beautifully lit and interacting ingeniously with the immaculate kitchen.

The Kitchen itself is generously specified, practical and crammed with storage space and quality equipment - all visually enlivened by a vibrant but subtle mineral blue.

A restful night is ensured in the sanctuary-of-calm that is the Bedroom: quality furniture, premium lighting, local artworks and calming William Morris wallpaper all conspire to enhance your wellbeing. Finally, two steps across the Hall you'll find a magnificent Bathroom - wonderful sanitary ware, tactile fittings and lavish Italian marble combining to create the ambience of an indulgent spa.

We collaborated with artists & artisans in undertaking a complete rebirth of the Cumberland St apartment. The entire fabric was refurbished or renewed, meaning everything you see and touch is pristine. However, we're sure you'll concur it's a gentle update carried out with more than a nod to its heritage, and done in a way which transforms your Edinburgh visit. And may there be many of them...

Martin & Weng have really outdone themselves with their newly renovated flat. No detail was too small to escape their attention. The decor is polished yet comfortable, the bed comfy, and the kitchen fully equipped (seriously- there's even a rolling pin). Warm and cozy on a dreich day. Great for longer stays with all the amenities you might want, including a washer/dryer and proper hair dryer. Terrific location in New Town just steps away from Stockbridge or a quick walk to city center, and dangerously close to a few of the city's finest bakeries/coffee shops. Three groceries within an easy walk should you choose to cook for yourself. (Did I mention the well-equipped kitchen?) And of course the most delightful and accommodating hosts. We've stayed at another property they own over the years (also delightful) and can honestly say that they go out of their way to make you feel at home and cared for.

CHRISTINE, Washington DC, USA

Very stylish apartment in an excellent location. The good taste of the owners shows through in the furnishings. We felt immediately at home and very comfortable. Communication with Martin and Weng was excellent.

STEVEN, Panama City, Panama

The flat is lovely - designed and decorated with obvious care and exquisite taste. Everything was in perfect working order (which means there were no burnt-out light bulbs or faulty appliances as we've often found in places operated or maintained by third parties). Martin and Weng seemed committed personally to ensure that our stay was as pleasant and comfortable as possible. The flat is quiet, and the separate bedroom means that someone asleep will not be disturbed by someone else busy in the kitchen or sitting room.

KEN, Saugerties, USA

The bar has now been set impossibly high. This remarkably appointed and spacious little apartment is the perfect place to home base in Edinburgh. It immediately feels like home the moment you walk through the door. The owners, Martin and Weng, were very accommodating and kind hosts. You're a short walk from charming Stockbridge and just outside of the busy touristy zone so it's peaceful. An exceptional gem, indeed!

CATHY, Chesterfield, USA

The apartment is absolutely beautiful, really stylish, in a great central location in the New Town, yet on a nice, quiet street. It is very comfortable and has all the facilities you need. We intend to return at the next available opportunity!

THOMAS, Oxford, UK

This flat exceeded our expectations in every way. It was beautifully decorated and we lacked for nothing with regard to creature comforts. We were in walking distance of anything we needed and, after long days of sightseeing, we were grateful to return to the comforts of our "home." Martin and Weng were excellent hosts and anticipated any needs we might have. I enthusiastically recommend this flat to anyone travelling to Edinburgh.

TERRY, Raleigh, USA

The best rental apartment we have ever stayed in. Clean, beautiful and very well kept. The perfect place for a couple to explore Edinburgh and have a fantastic place to return to relax after a long day.

SHAWN, North Shields, UK

An excellent place to stay, with fantastic hosts who were super welcoming and helpful. It genuinely feels like a little home away from home, with everything you might need. The area is a beautiful part of the city, with lots to see and do. It will be top of our list next time we come back to Edinburgh.

ANTHONY, London, UK

This apartment is stunning and far exceeded our expectations. The photos and descriptions looked great online but in the flesh it is even better. The style, quality and presentation is first class as are the helpful & attentive owners. Location means you can access so much easily, and we found local shop keepers welcoming and friendly. We will be certain to return.

JOANNE, Manchester, UK

Without question the highest standard comes as standard in this property. Meticulously designed to offer stylish and comfortable surroundings with every attention given to detail. If you don't believe us then look in the mirror after your shower and you'll see your face - heated to prevent misting. Now that's attention to detail! Martin and Weng not only take pride, but also delight in welcoming their guests. Very thoughtful hosts, great communicators. Five stars doesn't do them justice.

ANDY, Northampton, UK

The pictures don't lie, this place really is as beautiful as it appears. We stayed for two weeks, felt relaxed and comfortable. It didn't take long to feel at home. The location is ideal, a few minutes from shops of all kinds, galleries, museums, etc., but far enough not to hear the hustle and bustle of major traffic. We would definitely go back and highly recommend it to everyone. Martin and Weng are gracious and generous hosts.

DANIELLE, Prince Edward Island, Canada

If you're considering Martin and Weng's home, book it! They are not only fantastic hosts but the home is amazing! The spaces are beautiful and the photos don't do them justice. During our stay everything was immaculately clean, feels like you're the first guest to stay in the space! They really put a lot of care into the details of the space and of their guests' stay. We won't hesitate to recommend and rebook the space! We've stayed in a lot of apartments and this was by far our favorite we've ever booked!

SARAH, Portland, USA

This beautifully prepared and stylish flat is located in the stunning Edinburgh New Town area which is perfect for exploring the city in every direction. The hosts were very helpful and communicative at all times and gave us some great tips on experiencing the city. The flat was immaculate and very easy to use and therefore easy to look after. We so appreciated our expectations being surpassed.

NICK, Wrington, UK

Amazing apartment and hosts!! Anyone visiting Edinburgh should choose this place as their first choice, much better than a five-star hotel and great value. The decor, layout, space and amenities were outstanding. Martin and Weng were the perfect hosts.

SAM, Staines, UK

This apartment is a true gem! Martin & Weng have thought of everything to make your stay an easy and enjoyable one. It's immaculately clean and thoughtfully decorated. Cozy, modern, and Scottish! The apartment is really well-located to great bars, restaurants, shops, sights, and transport. If it's available, book it!

CELIA, New York, USA

Words won't do our stay justice. This flat is PERFECT for a couple wanting to explore Edinburgh. There's so much within walking distance, and not just tourist attractions - the Stockbridge neighborhood is full of fantastic dining, pubs, shopping, etc. The flat itself is a wonderful oasis. Thoughtfully appointed, quiet, cosy. We truly felt at home here, and would stay here again on a return trip with zero hesitation. We are so grateful for such a perfect rental to call home during our first trip to this wonderful city.

MICHAEL, Richmond, USA

Your apartment was simply wonderful. The apt was incredibly spacious, comfortable, impeccably clean and so organized it made our stay easy and more importantly stress free. The apt is quiet. We could not think of a better place to relax in after a long day of sightseeing. As good as your pictures and descriptions are it does not fully capture the wonderful amenities this apt as to offer. The kitchen was fully stocked so when we did decide to cook it was easy. Grocery stores and excellent restaurants are all within easy walking distance. The architecture in this neighborhood is divine. The Sunday Stockbridge Market and the Royal Botanic Gardens are very close by.

KIRK, San Francisco, USA

Exceptional accommodation and the perfect location to explore Scotland's wonderful capital. Absolutely faultless and first class in every respect. Will definitely return and would highly recommend this property to family and friends.

ALAN, Chryston, UK

This is an immaculate town house. Spotlessly clean and with quantity fixtures and fittings. Great location and is by far the best I've stayed in. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to any couple looking for a high-quality town house.

SIMON, Whatfield, UK

'Stunning' does not do justice to this New Town apartment. Decor and cleanliness worthy of a top end hotel - but personal touches from the owners provide a more human aspect too. New Town location is close to the action but quiet at night. Great local amenities.

TOM, England, UK

We have traveled across the globe staying at countless apartments and this gem is one of our favorites. Martin and Weng have created a beautiful haven for travelers with such an elegance in their hospitality and design coupled with a touch of whimsy. Not a single detail was overlooked. Our stay was delightful and memorable and our only regret was that we could not stay longer.

CHRIS, Langley, USA

I just cannot fault our experience. The place was beautifully appointed, immaculately presented and spotlessly clean. Martin kept us updated at every stage in the process and was really helpful with local tips and suggestions. He even supplied vegan treats for us having only mentioned our preference in search of a restaurant recommendation - so thoughtful The apartment is in a beautiful location just a short walk from the main attractions and at the heart of a thriving community that is a little more relaxed than the main tourist areas. We loved every minute of our visit and that was in no small part down to the apartment and the hospitality shown to us.

DAVID, Stoke-on-Trent, UK

This place is amazing in every area we could have dreamed. Martin and Weng are fantastic hosts that truly go the extra mile to ensure your stay is a memorable one. If I'm ever looking for a place to stay in Edinburgh this would be at the top of my list!

JOSH, Houston, USA

What can we say about this incredible apartment! Not only is the period decor absolutely beautiful, but it is right in the heart of Edinburgh and we walked everywhere! The extra touches were second to none, we were blown away. We would recommend to anyone wanting a perfect stay in this beautiful city.

KERRY, England, UK

Wow! What a beautiful apartment, so well located in the New Town only a 10 min walk from all the sites you need. Communication from the hosts was perfect and efficient, we are already recommending this apartment to friends and family for their future trips to this wonderful city. Why pay more for a tired hotel room when you can have it all and more here!

LEE, London, UK

Discerning Travellers Have Said...

This apartment is stunning and far exceeded our expectations. The photos and descriptions looked great online but in the flesh it is even better. The style, quality and presentation is first class as are the helpful & attentive owners. Location means you can access so much easily, and we found local shop keepers welcoming and friendly. We will be certain to return.

JOANNE, Manchester, UK

Without question the highest standard comes as standard in this property. Meticulously designed to offer stylish and comfortable surroundings with every attention given to detail. If you don’t believe us then look in the mirror after your shower and you’ll see your face - heated to prevent misting. Now that’s attention to detail! Martin and Weng not only take pride, but also delight in welcoming their guests. Very thoughtful hosts, great communicators. Five stars doesn’t do them justice.

ANDY, Northampton, UK

The pictures don’t lie, this place really is as beautiful as it appears. We stayed for two weeks, felt relaxed and comfortable. It didn’t take long to feel at home. The location is ideal, a few minutes from shops of all kinds, galleries, museums, etc., but far enough not to hear the hustle and bustle of major traffic. We would definitely go back and highly recommend it to everyone. Martin and Weng are gracious and generous hosts.

DANIELLE, Prince Edward Island, Canada

The best rental apartment we have ever stayed in. Clean, beautiful and very well kept. The perfect place for a couple to explore Edinburgh and have a fantastic place to return to relax after a long day.

SHAWN, North Shields, UK

We have traveled across the globe staying at countless apartments and this gem is one of our favorites. Martin and Weng have created a beautiful haven for travelers with such an elegance in their hospitality and design coupled with a touch of whimsy. Not a single detail was overlooked. Our stay was delightful and memorable and our only regret was that we could not stay longer.

CHRIS, Langley, USA

Very stylish apartment in an excellent location. The good taste of the owners shows through in the furnishings. We felt immediately at home and very comfortable. Communication with Martin and Weng was excellent.

STEVEN, Panama City, Panama

Words won't do our stay justice. This flat is PERFECT for a couple wanting to explore Edinburgh. There's so much within walking distance, and not just tourist attractions - the Stockbridge neighborhood is full of fantastic dining, pubs, shopping, etc. The flat itself is a wonderful oasis. Thoughtfully appointed, quiet, cosy. We truly felt at home here, and would stay here again on a return trip with zero hesitation. We are so grateful for such a perfect rental to call home during our first trip to this wonderful city.

MICHAEL, Richmond, USA

The bar has now been set impossibly high. This remarkably appointed and spacious little apartment is the perfect place to home base in Edinburgh. It immediately feels like home the moment you walk through the door. The owners, Martin and Weng, were very accommodating and kind hosts. You’re a short walk from charming Stockbridge and just outside of the busy touristy zone so it’s peaceful. An exceptional gem, indeed!

CATHY, Chesterfield, USA

This beautifully prepared and stylish flat is located in the stunning Edinburgh New Town area which is perfect for exploring the city in every direction. The hosts were very helpful and communicative at all times and gave us some great tips on experiencing the city. The flat was immaculate and very easy to use and therefore easy to look after. We so appreciated our expectations being surpassed.

NICK, Wrington, UK

The apartment is absolutely beautiful, really stylish, in a great central location in the New Town, yet on a nice, quiet street. It is very comfortable and has all the facilities you need. We intend to return at the next available opportunity!

THOMAS, Oxford, UK

Wow! What a beautiful apartment, so well located in the New Town only a 10 min walk from all the sites you need. Communication from the hosts was perfect and efficient, we are already recommending this apartment to friends and family for their future trips to this wonderful city. Why pay more for a tired hotel room when you can have it all and more here!

LEE, London, UK

Exceptional accommodation and the perfect location to explore Scotland’s wonderful capital. Absolutely faultless and first class in every respect. Will definitely return and would highly recommend this property to family and friends.

ALAN, Chryston, UK

This apartment is a true gem! Martin & Weng have thought of everything to make your stay an easy and enjoyable one. It’s immaculately clean and thoughtfully decorated. Cozy, modern, and Scottish! The apartment is really well-located to great bars, restaurants, shops, sights, and transport. If it’s available, book it!

CELIA, New York, USA

I just cannot fault our experience. The place was beautifully appointed, immaculately presented and spotlessly clean. Martin kept us updated at every stage in the process and was really helpful with local tips and suggestions. He even supplied vegan treats for us having only mentioned our preference in search of a restaurant recommendation - so thoughtful The apartment is in a beautiful location just a short walk from the main attractions and at the heart of a thriving community that is a little more relaxed than the main tourist areas. We loved every minute of our visit and that was in no small part down to the apartment and the hospitality shown to us.

DAVID, Stoke-on-Trent, UK

This flat exceeded our expectations in every way. It was beautifully decorated and we lacked for nothing with regard to creature comforts. We were in walking distance of anything we needed and, after long days of sightseeing, we were grateful to return to the comforts of our "home." Martin and Weng were excellent hosts and anticipated any needs we might have. I enthusiastically recommend this flat to anyone travelling to Edinburgh.

TERRY, Raleigh, USA

What can we say about this incredible apartment! Not only is the period decor absolutely beautiful, but it is right in the heart of Edinburgh and we walked everywhere! The extra touches were second to none, we were blown away. We would recommend to anyone wanting a perfect stay in this beautiful city.

KERRY, England, UK

If you’re considering Martin and Weng's home, book it! They are not only fantastic hosts but the home is amazing! The spaces are beautiful and the photos don't do them justice. During our stay everything was immaculately clean, feels like you’re the first guest to stay in the space! They really put a lot of care into the details of the space and of their guests' stay. We won't hesitate to recommend and rebook the space! We've stayed in a lot of apartments and this was by far our favorite we've ever booked!

SARAH, Portland, USA

The flat is lovely - designed and decorated with obvious care and exquisite taste. Everything was in perfect working order (which means there were no burnt-out light bulbs or faulty appliances as we've often found in places operated or maintained by third parties). Martin and Weng seemed committed personally to ensure that our stay was as pleasant and comfortable as possible. The flat is quiet, and the separate bedroom means that someone asleep will not be disturbed by someone else busy in the kitchen or sitting room.

KEN, Saugerties, USA

Martin & Weng have really outdone themselves with their newly renovated flat. No detail was too small to escape their attention. The decor is polished yet comfortable, the bed comfy, and the kitchen fully equipped (seriously- there's even a rolling pin). Warm and cozy on a dreich day. Great for longer stays with all the amenities you might want, including a washer/dryer and proper hair dryer. Terrific location in New Town just steps away from Stockbridge or a quick walk to city center, and dangerously close to a few of the city's finest bakeries/coffee shops. Three groceries within an easy walk should you choose to cook for yourself. (Did I mention the well-equipped kitchen?) And of course the most delightful and accommodating hosts. We've stayed at another property they own over the years (also delightful) and can honestly say that they go out of their way to make you feel at home and cared for.

CHRISTINE, Washington DC, USA

‘Stunning’ does not do justice to this New Town apartment. Decor and cleanliness worthy of a top end hotel - but personal touches from the owners provide a more human aspect too. New Town location is close to the action but quiet at night. Great local amenities.

TOM, England, UK

Your apartment was simply wonderful. The apt was incredibly spacious, comfortable, impeccably clean and so organized it made our stay easy and more importantly stress free. The apt is quiet. We could not think of a better place to relax in after a long day of sightseeing. As good as your pictures and descriptions are it does not fully capture the wonderful amenities this apt as to offer. The kitchen was fully stocked so when we did decide to cook it was easy. Grocery stores and excellent restaurants are all within easy walking distance. The architecture in this neighborhood is divine. The Sunday Stockbridge Market and the Royal Botanic Gardens are very close by.

KIRK, San Francisco, USA

Amazing apartment and hosts!! Anyone visiting Edinburgh should choose this place as their first choice, much better than a five-star hotel and great value. The decor, layout, space and amenities were outstanding. Martin and Weng were the perfect hosts.

SAM, Staines, UK

An excellent place to stay, with fantastic hosts who were super welcoming and helpful. It genuinely feels like a little home away from home, with everything you might need. The area is a beautiful part of the city, with lots to see and do. It will be top of our list next time we come back to Edinburgh.

ANTHONY, London, UK

This place is amazing in every area we could have dreamed. Martin and Weng are fantastic hosts that truly go the extra mile to ensure your stay is a memorable one. If I'm ever looking for a place to stay in Edinburgh this would be at the top of my list!

JOSH, Houston, USA

This is an immaculate town house. Spotlessly clean and with quantity fixtures and fittings. Great location and is by far the best I’ve stayed in. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to any couple looking for a high-quality town house.

SIMON, Whatfield, UK

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