MON 16TH DEC 2019


Bringing the family business community together


Business Address: Dickins, 17 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QG

Country: Scotland,

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About Dickins

As Edinburgh’s one stop shop for short lets, Dickins strives to be flexible, friendly and fabulous. 

Our properties are special and unique and, most importantly, feel like a home from home. Whether you’re visiting Scotland’s capital city on business or pleasure, or whether you’re a local who needs to move out when the builders’ move in, a short-term let in the beautiful surroundings of a Dickins’ property offers the privacy and home comforts that could never be found in a hotel. Whether you’re a pleasure-seeker, a parent, a pet-owner, or in need of a place with parking, Dickins will find the perfect property for your needs.

Rent our properties from a minimum of three nights to a maximum of six months and, subject to availability, you can extend your booking. Prices include bills and council tax, with all apartments fully stocked with towels, linens and Wi-Fi access.

Where it All Began

We began letting flats during the Edinburgh Festival in 1998, when the managing director Louise Dickins had the vision of matching festival visitors to beautiful Edinburgh properties, and set about contacting major venues including Assembly and the Gilded Balloon. Back then few companies had a website and – without the aid of digital photos – Louise would write detailed descriptions of apartments for each enquiry with the same painstaking care she put into selecting the best properties to suit her client’s needs. Guests soon got to know they could trust her.

Life was Changing

In 2006, we expanded the business to offer short lets all year round. The world was changing. More people wanted to rent a home on a short-term basis, and they needed flexibility too. With cheaper flights and huge strides forward in technology, and with more and more people travelling, the world has become a smaller place. Providing guests with a beautiful Edinburgh home, where you feel like one of the locals, has built Dickins’ reputation and kept the growing numbers of visitors returning again and again. Edinburgh is an international city, and we look after guests from every corner of the globe. And we’re proud to still look after Assembly and the Gilded Balloon every summer.

Where are We Heading?

Life at Dickins feels exciting. We love people and we love gorgeous properties, and that love and passion has meant that in 2014 we generated more bookings for our listed properties than ever before. To continue to make more bookings, and to give more guests a dream slice of Edinburgh living, we are always interested in taking on stunning properties. If you own a special and unique home in Edinburgh that you might be interested in letting out on a short-term basis, we would love to hear from you.