Stylish apartment in the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town * generously proportioned flat comprising quality furnishings and contemporary art throughout * lounge with a fully reclinable Italian leather sofa *
dining area seats 6 on Rennie Mackintosh-style chairs * full size bath and power shower * recently refurbished kitchen with built-in fridge/freezer, new washing machine, contemporary gas hob and extractor and all utensils/kitchen-ware you could need * 2 double bedrooms offering ample storage and stunning views across to Calton Hill and the Royal Mile *
secondary glazing to filter out any city centre noise * benefits from sunshine for most of the day with no other buildings overlooking the apartment * successfully let thoughout the festival period over the past 4 years * ideal for business or holiday lets but not stag/hen parties *
all amenities on your doorstep - late night Tesco metro, Caffe Nero, bars, restaurants and cafes (including the famous Elephant House cafe where the Harry Potter books were written), tourist attractions and commuter links/major bus routes * street finder maps, local information and local literature available on the bookshelf for your perusal *
tennis & pitch n putt golf nearby at the meadows, good walking & running routes around the meadows and arthur's seat/Holyrood park *
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Portobello, Cramond, South Queensferry & North 5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh International Airport 12 km, Nearest railway: Waverley Station 500 m|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
With easy access to St Andrews, Stirling, Glasgow and the borders, Edinburgh is a perfect base for any visit to Scotland. The international airport is connected to the city by a dedicated Airlink bus, which has a terminus outside the city's main railway station - Waverley train station. The city is small enough to be able to walk around, which is the best way to explore all of the medieval closes (alleyways) and network of stairs connecting streets under the main bridges of the Old Town with the streets above. Be prepared for lots of cobbled streets! The city boasts beautiful Victorian and Georgian architecture and some of Scotland's greatest attractions.
Edinburgh also benefits from an abundance of green spaces, with Holyrood Park, Princes Street gardens and the meadows providing city centre access to grass land and outdoor activity. The skyline is dominated by Arthur's Seat, an easy climb, it is lined to the south by the pentland hills and has easy access to the beaches of Portobello and forth estuary along from the iconic Forth Rail Bridge at South Queensferry to Leith. The Botanical Gardens and Edinburgh Zoo are both worth a visit, accessible by local bus.
The international fringe festival is a key attraction in August but there are many other festivals which straddle the period and take place throughout the summer months, including the book festival, film festival and numerous gourmet food events, comedy shows and street entertainment, not to mention the unique sound of the bagpipes which are sure to be heard on any given day!
The Old Town is the oldest part of Scotland's capital city and (along with the city's New Town) is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are numerous underground streets and vaults which can be visited on one of the city's walking ghost tours. The medieval street layout of the Old Town, combined with the volcanic crag upon which the castle is perched, provide for an extremely picturesque city scape. Numerous spires, domes and turrets stand out along the skyline.
Infirmary Street was the site of the ancient Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and most key buildings throughout the Old Town have plaques detailing the history of their lives. The architecturally significant Surgeon's Hall, St Gile's Cathedral (where traditional Hogmanay celebrations started), the Royal Museum of Scotland and the University of Edinburgh are all only a stone's throw away from South Bridge. The infamous Grayfriar's Bobby stood loyal by his master's grave, again only a few minutes walk away, passing the Royal Museum and High Court of Chambers' Street. (Don't miss the outstanding Tower restaurant on the roof of the Museum)
The Jazz Club, also located on Chambers Street, plays host to numerous international jazz musicians until the wee hours of the morning and the nearby Festival Theatre hosts a plethora of cultural events, including operas, ballets, stand up comedy shows. The bars, restaurants and shops of George Street, St Andrew's Square and The Scotsman and The Balmoral Hotel are within 15 minutes walk. The location also provides easy access to Marchmont, Bruntsfield and Morningside, only a 15-20 minute pleasant walk across the Meadows.