2 nights stay offered for 8th/9th Aug 2014. Otherwise weekly rentals only until Xmas & New year.
This very central first floor apartment is situated on an attractive crescent, with views over the central gardens and the distinctive three spires of St Mary's Cathedral. It's offers a quiet yet very convenient location; only 5 minutes walk from, Princes Street (at the Castle/fireworks end), and Haymarket Train Station. We offer it as a 'home-from-home' experience, which means it is fully stocked with all the comforts you might need to enjoy your holiday from the outset. Forgotten something?...not to fret, you can raid our cupboards.
The spacious lounge boasts deep ornate cornices, a large chandelier, and an ornate gilt mirror above the mantelpiece. The centrepiece of the room is the real log burning fire. There is also a flat-screen HD television and surround sound to provide a cinematic TV viewing experience. There is a large 4-seater sofa in the lounge which could be converted into an additional (7th) single bed if required, along with another large 3-seater sofa.
Off the lounge, and with a separate door back into the hall, there is a dining room with glass topped table and seating for 8 guests. Along one side of the room there is a large bookcase with many books for guests to enjoy during their stay, whilst along the facing side there is an antique decorative glass panel through to the hall.
The sunny front bedroom has a huge feature window, which overlooks the central gardens. It also boasts deep cornices, a decorative fireplace, comfy brass framed double bed (with memory foam topper), and brass chandelier. There are folding wooden window shutters in both bedrooms (to ensure a sound night's sleep), as well as in the lounge/dining room, and the kitchen.
The master double bedroom is to the rear of the apartment overlooking private gardens below. The centrepiece to this room is the carved mahogany bed with an extra-large (5'5”) memory foam mattress and topper. The bed is framed by antique bedside units and there is also an ornately decorated antique french armoir. There is a walk in wardrobe with plenty of storage space, above which is a mezzanine level study area with bureau and chair.
The spacious kitchen has bespoke made solid wooden units and includes a granite breakfast bar with seating for two people. Since our apartment is intended to have a home-from-home feel, it is fully stocked for you with all the cookery basics (tea/coffee/ sugar/spices/herbs/salt/dried pasta/rice etc.) as well as all crockery/glassware/pans and other kitchen utensils you might need.
From the kitchen, there is an ornate spiral staircase which leads down to the second guest room. This has a comfy sofa bed which sleeps an additional two guests.
The large family bathroom features an iron double-ended, roll-top, bath and decorative Victorian mosaic tiled floor. There is a powerful (twin-headed) 'waterfall' shower housed within a separate alcove with glass door. The bathroom unit is stocked with essential medical supplies including plasters, flu relief, and of course paracetamol (for those hangovers!). Both the kitchen and the bathroom are connected to the main stereo system via stereo speakers to allow guests to enjoy music throughout the apartment.
There are flat screen televisions in the living room, kitchen and third bedroom. There is high-speed wireless internet access, and TV accesses over 200 TV channels including 38 HD channels.
A baby's cot, high chair, and stair gate can be provided if required, along with a whole range of toddler aged toys & books.
Jolly festive decorations are provided for the Xmas/New year period!
We offer a meet and greet service, whereby you will be met at the property to be provided with keys and shown around. We also provide a welcome pack of fresh bread/milk/butter/eggs/juice to ease you into your stay.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cramond Beach and coastline walk. 7.25 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 10 km, Nearest railway: Edinburgh Haymarket 750 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, Climbing frame, Swing set|
Famous the world over for its hilltop castle, cultural festivals and Hogmanay (new year's eve) street party, Edinburgh provides a magical backdrop for Christmas shopping, nights out and exceptional winter events.
Edinburgh, the inspiring capital of Scotland, is an historic and cultured city. The setting is wonderfully striking; perched on a series of extinct volcanoes and rocky crags. If you're looking for a broad mixture of great things to see and do, Edinburgh is the place to be. Admire stunning scenery, striking architecture, fine food, and first-class attractions.
Edinburgh Castle dominates the city-centre skyline and is the focus for the New Year's Eve fireworks display. From its ramparts you can look down on medieval lanes and elegant, sweeping terraces that hold over a thousand years of history, mystery and tradition. Yet you will also see a modern capital where, galleries display cutting-edge art, and bars, restaurants and clubs create a lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere with a distinctly Scottish twist.
Edinburgh's Hogmanay is one of the biggest and best New Year celebrations in the world. Edinburgh's Winter get underway on 30 December with the spectacular Torchlight Procession. Join thousands of torch carriers as they create a river of fire from the historic Royal Mile to the son et lumiére and fireworks finale on Calton Hill.
On Hogmanay itself, the action moves to Princes Street in the very heart of the city of Edinburgh beneath the spectacular backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Around 80,000 people party their way into the new year at the Concert in the Gardens featuring incredible live music and entertainment, DJ's, giant screens, outdoor bars and of course, the world-famous Edinburgh Hogmanay Midnight Fireworks on the castle ramparts.
And if you need something to clear your head the morning after, why not take part in the (literally) breathtaking Loony Dook, the annual splash in the River Forth at South Queensferry. Take part in the Dookers Parade through the High Street before taking the plunge in the freezing Forth with the iconic Forth Bridges as a backdrop. And don't forget your fancy dress!
Whatever the scale of the event and wherever it's held, Scotland's Hogmanay celebrations guarantee a warm welcome and more new friends than you ever knew you had, all in a frenzy of goodwill!
Tickets are now on sale for Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations. See: www.edinburghshogmanay.org/
Eglinton Crescent is a fine Victorian crescent set in the prestigious West End of Edinburgh.
The city centre, including Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle, is easily accessed on foot, whilst Haymarket Train Station is only 5 minutes walk away. Murrayfield rugby stadium is less than 20 mins walk along the main approach road (or a 5 min bus journey).
There are a number of shops (including a Tesco Metro) situated locally whilst the boutique shops and numerous restaurants and bars of the West End and George Street are all within easy walking distance.
Edinburgh two modern art galleries are within 5 minutes walk, and from there there is a free shuttle bus provided to access Edinburgh's many other galleries.
There is excellent road access westwards towards the bypass and Edinburgh airport , which is only 6.5 miles away (15-20 mins on the regular airport shuttle bus - stopping at Haymarket Station).