Dowies Mill Apartment

Cramond, Edinburgh

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Like many large cities, Edinburgh has spread to encompass what were once quiet, rural villages which, even today, have managed to retain their old world charm.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2/3 Bedrooms: 1
Changeover Day: Fri Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove

One of the most attractive of these is the ancient village of Cramond, which is leafy, peaceful and full of atmosphere. Cramond is where the River Almond flows into the Firth of Forth. On the banks of the river, in a quiet lane which leads only to some picturesque riverside walks its Dowies Mill, an old stone mid terrace cottage circa 1690, that is divided into two parts.

The upper of these, Dowies Mill Apartment, is now a superb refurbished base for those who either wish to visit Edinburgh or explore the country round about.

The apartment is bright and spacious and on two levels. On the first floor is a large open plan living area that has plenty of light and space, with windows to front and back. From its vantage point the front window affords a lovely vista of the river outside. The warming wood-burning stove creates an attractive focal point and the soft furnishings add a touch of humour (there is a sofa bed that provides accommodation for a third guest). Up three steps the elegant kitchen too is surprisingly well-equipped as well as being roomy and beautifully fitted.

A turning staircase takes you up to a light and spacious double bedroom, again with river views and a very stylish, up-to-date en suite bathroom. There is plenty of wow factor throughout!

It really is a most delightful location, with parking at the door and a small garden area on the hill behind the house.

Map & Local

Within a short walk of the cottage, downstream is the waterfront with a pub and bistro and two minutes upstream is a historic bridge and another pub. 

If you don't want to spend every day in the city or touring, there are golf courses, swimming pools and plenty of other attractions close by. A few minutes' drive will have you on the Queensferry Road, across the Forth Bridge and on the motorway heading north or west to Fife, Perthshire, the Highlands, Stirling and the Trossachs, all of which are easily accessible for an enjoyable day trip.

Buses run regularly from the village to the city centre, so there is no need to take the car. This is quite a consideration as parking in Edinburgh can be expensive. The Castle, Royal Mile and Palace of Holyrood are, of course, major attractions, while a stroll through Princes Street Gardens and a trek up the Scott Monument are also popular. While on the Royal Mile, stout-hearted visitors can take a tour of Mary King’s Close, an underground warren of streets which were walled up during an outbreak of plague in the 17th century and which are reputedly haunted.

Apart from the regular tourist attractions, Edinburgh is also famous for its theatres, museums and art galleries. The recently revamped National Museum of Scotland is worth at least a day visit. The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is on the same side of town as the cottage and is somewhere which can be easily reached by car.

Edinburgh Zoo is just over the hill at Corstorphine and those who prefer something a little more challenging may find it at the Edinburgh International Climbing Centre at Ratho, on the way to the airport. Across town, Leith, the ancient and picturesque port of Edinburgh has become a foodie paradise and is also where the Royal Yacht Britannia is now moored and open to visitors.

Local Events and Attractions


Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.



First Floor

Open plan living room with wood burning stove, TV/DVD and CD playe/iPod Dock.
Kitchen area (three steps up) with gas hob and electric oven, fridge freezer, microwave, washer/drier etc.

Second Floor

Double bedroom with en suite bath/shower

Available Extras

Linen (Double bed)
Towels (per person)
Travel Cot


Bed linen and towels are available to hire. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by gas central heating (first £15 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Fri

Booked Available

Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

  • 2 Week Discount (£25)
  • Save 15% - w/c 21 Jul 17 From 21/07/2017 to 27/07/2017
  • Save 10% - w/c 28 Jul 17 From 28/07/2017 to 03/08/2017
  • Save 10% - w/c 04 Aug 17 From 04/08/2017 to 10/08/2017
  • Save 10% - w/c 11 Aug 17 From 11/08/2017 to 17/08/2017

Changeover Day: Fri

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 3
30 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017 POA
01 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017 POA
22 Sep 2017 - 12 Oct 2017 POA
13 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017 POA
27 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 POA
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 POA
28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018 POA
07 Jan 2018 - 08 Feb 2018 POA
09 Feb 2018 - 22 Feb 2018 POA
23 Feb 2018 - 01 Mar 2018 POA
02 Mar 2018 - 29 Mar 2018 POA
30 Mar 2018 - 12 Apr 2018 POA
13 Apr 2018 - 03 May 2018 POA
04 May 2018 - 24 May 2018 POA
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018 POA
01 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018 POA
29 Jun 2018 - 30 Aug 2018 POA
31 Aug 2018 - 20 Sep 2018 POA
21 Sep 2018 - 11 Oct 2018 POA
12 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018 POA
26 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018 POA
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 POA
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.


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