Apartment / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

This very central luxury apartment offers everything you need to have a fabulous stay in Edinburgh. Close to everything yet in a peaceful location with gardens to lounge in. Chandeliers, huge windows, ornate cornices, and a log burning fire all give this property a wow factor.

The apartment is situated on Eglinton Crescent, only 5 minutes walk away from, Princes Street (at the castle end), and Haymarket train station. The crescent has been awarded 'World Heritage' status due to it's beauty and architectural significance.

The spacious lounge boasts ornate cornices, a large chandelier, and a gilt mirror. The centrepiece of the room however is the antique mahogany and marble mantelpiece, which houses an open coal/log fire (with ornate fire guard!).  There is also a flat-screen TV and surround sound to provide a cinematic experience.

There is a dining room off the lounge with glass topped table and seating for 8 guests.  Along one side of the room a bookcase houses many books and magazines for guests to enjoy during their stay. The opposite side of the room includes a decorative antique paneled window and door letting sunlight flood through to the hall.

The sunny front bedroom, which in the photo is shown with a double bed, has been changed recently from the double bed shown, to provide two single beds. It also boasts large feature sash-window overlooking the central gardens, deep cornices, a brass chandelier, and a fireplace (decorative only) .  There are internal wooden window shutters throughout the apartment (to ensure a sound night's sleep). We offer child 'bumper bars' which can be added to either side of one of the beds to prevent young children from rolling out.

The master double bedroom is to the rear of the apartment overlooking private gardens. The carved mahogany bed has 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 kitchen has bespoke-made wooden units and includes a granite breakfast bar with seating for 2. The cupboards are stocked for you with all crockery/glassware/pans and utensils you might need. There is a microwave, dishwasher and a built in washing machine (a tumble drier is in the hall cupboard).

From the kitchen, there is an ornate spiral staircase leading down to the third bedroom, which is much bigger than it looks in the photo - measuring 4.2m x 3m. There is a comfy sofa-bed with memory foam topper. The room also has a deep inbuilt wardrobe with shelves and hanging space, a chest of drawers, and a full length mirror. There is a flat screen TV...cuddle up in bed and watch a movie. Note: There is a reduced ceiling height in this room at 190cm (6'3"). We have a child stair-gate if required to safety-proof the stairs.

The large family bathroom features an iron double-ended roll-top bath, decorative Victorian mosaic tiled floor, and heated towel warming-radiators.  There is a powerful (twin-headed) 'waterfall' shower housed within a separate alcove. 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.

Outside, with private gated access, there is a large mature garden, with lawns and a separate secure children's play area. The children's area include a climbing frame, slide, child and baby swings, a large sand-pit, a Wendy (play) House, and a picnic table.

We provide high-speed wireless internet. We also leave a small selection of DVDs (including children's) and CDs for guests to enjoy, but you may want to bring along some of your own. Lastly, we offer a friendly meet and greet service, whereby you will be met at the property with keys and shown around.

In general we have a 3 night minimum stay policy, however we sometimes accept 1 or 2 night stays should they fill in gaps in our calendar between longer stays.

Please note - we are awaiting professional photos being taken to show the new bed layout - with twin single beds in the front bedroom instead of the current double. These pictures really don't capture the true size of the rooms as I don't have a wide angled lens!

Events In Edinburgh for 2015:

* International Film Festival = 17th-28th June

* Jazz and Blues festival = 17-26th July

* Art Festival = 30th July - 30th Aug

* International Arts Festival 7th - 31st Aug

* The Fringe Festival = 7th - 31st Aug

* Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo = 7th -28th Aug

* International Book Festival = 15th-31st Aug

* Edinburgh Mela (Music and Dance) = 29th - 30th Aug

* Scottish International Story Telling Festival = 23rd Oct - 3rd Nov

* Hogmanay (New Year celebrations) = 30th - 1st Jan

* International Science Festival = 26th Mar - 10th Apr

* Imaginate Festival = 25th May - 5th Jun

The Virgin Money Fireworks Concert brings the Festival season to an awe-inspiring conclusion on Monday 31 August 2015, set against the magnificent backdrop of Edinburgh's iconic Castle. Live classical music by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra accompanies an incredible concert-long fireworks display, specially choreographed to the music.

Note - for full details of each of the festivals above, see the 'edinburghfestivalcity' website.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Check in time: 14:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Cramond Beach and coastline walk. 7 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
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

Features and Facilities

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, King Beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Edinburgh region

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/

West End

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).