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5 Holiday Homes for the Edinburgh International Book Festival, UK

When attending the Edinburgh International Book Festival you need the perfect accommodation, so look no further. These homes are the best of the best


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If you’re heading to Edinburgh in August for the Edinburgh International Book Festival, then we’ve got the perfect accommodation for you. When enjoying an event as incredible as this, your home has to match the standards, so heed our expert advice and book one of these gems to truly complete the experience.

Where to reside near the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Take a look at 5 of the very best holiday homes in our Edinburgh collection. If these don’t meet your high expectations, then nothing will.

Cask & Keg

Cask & Keg, Plum Guide home in Edinburgh, Uk

Cask & Keg, Plum Guide home in Edinburgh, Uk

Click to book Cask & Keg now: from £120 per night Housed in a former brewery from the 1800s, this cool home nods to its past while dazzling with modern comforts and contemporary style. A monochrome palette gives it a sleek look, with wood and leather accents giving it a characterful industrial edge. We love the Crittall doors in the living room that lead to a beautifully dressed bed, behind which a sketch-style mural hints at the home’s heritage. When you’re not kicking back on the sofa with a cold beer, catching up on work at the desk or enjoying luxurious soaks under the rainfall shower, go out and explore your surroundings. Your Old Town neighbourhood is full of narrow alleys where museums, shops and restaurants all vie for your attention, while Calton Hill (a ten-minute walk away) offers impressive views over the entire city. With the Royal Mile a seven-minute stroll away and Edinburgh Castle reachable in thirteen minutes on foot, you couldn’t be better placed to experience the best that the city has to offer. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom

Stone & Sage

Stone & Sage, Plum Guide Home in Edinburgh, UK

Stone & Sage, Plum Guide Home in Edinburgh, UK

Click to book Stone & Sage now: from £200 per night With New Town’s shops and restaurants on your doorstep and many of Edinburgh’s most famous sights within walking distance, there’s no end to the entertainment available around this stylish home. Housed in a beautifully preserved Georgian townhouse, there’s a definite feeling of natural calm in this apartment with its dark green sofa, pale wood floors and chic modern furnishings. Open up the door in the living room and master bedroom to step out onto a peaceful private courtyard framed by stone walls, where a table and chairs invite sunny breakfasts and evening drinks beneath the moon. We love the clever use of cabinetry that’s been used for the bespoke kitchenette and the master bedroom’s chic vanity desk that will make working from home – as well as getting ready for a night out on the town – a treat. Speaking of going out, you’re just a twelve-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle while Calton Hill with its incomparable city views is a fourteen-minute stroll from your door. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom

Wee Drummond

Wee Drummond, Plum Guide home in Edinburgh, UK

Wee Drummond, Plum Guide home in Edinburgh, UK

Click to book Wee Drummond now: from £50 per night Unless you’ve been to Edinburgh and Calton Hill before, it’s hard to put into words just how fantastically Wee Drummond is located. Tucked away and only accessible on foot, Wee Drummond gives guests the opportunity to be in the heart of the city in just a few minutes, while enjoying total peace and quiet at the home itself. Best of all, you’ll have breathtaking views of the Scottish capital from up here. Built in 1756 and recently updated, the living area boasts a playful, yet soothing, colour scheme, while the bedroom is adorned with William Morris-inspired wallpaper that is sure to remind you of your historic setting. Perfect for a cosy couple looking for a central location, Wee Drummond is both practical and utterly charming. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

A Wee Dram

A Wee Dram, Plum Guide home in Old Town Edinburgh

A Wee Dram, Plum Guide home in Old Town Edinburgh

Click to book A Wee Dram now: from £120 per night At the foot of the Royal Mile, just a five-minute stroll away from Holyrood Palace, you'll find this slick apartment that's perfectly set up for city living. It's a modern space – contrasting with the winding, historic streets outside – where you can settle down on the buttery soft leather sofa and enjoy a nip of whisky between your adventures. The smart grey sideboard opens up to reveal a small kitchen, ideal for preparing a quick bowl of porridge before heading out, and your hosts are on hand to provide hotel-level services during your stay. A wander up the Royal Mile will lead you to imposing Edinburgh Castle in just over ten minutes, where you can walk in the footsteps of Scotland's ancient kings and queens. Or, take a hike up nearby Arthur's Seat for the very best views over the city – you won't be disappointed. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

A Sandstone Stay

A Sandstone Stay, a plum guide home in Edinburgh, UK

A Sandstone Stay, a plum guide home in Edinburgh, UK

Click to book A Sandstone Stay now: from £100 per night This small but perfectly formed flat sits in an incredibly central location, on a quiet and charming cobbled lane just behind bustling George Street. The palette is a mix of greys and blacks with darker wood that run consistently throughout the home. The textures and artwork also give it a real sense of character and warmth – just what you would expect from a home in Edinburgh. It does lack natural light, but that’s a small price to pay for its central position on a traditional, yet serene alley. Those who want to be close to the city’s main attractions will love staying here. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

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