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Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
This luxurious holiday 4-star townhouse commands outstanding views of Edinburgh castle and city. With 100% grading for quality and hygiene by the Scottish Tourist Board.
Blackford Lodge is a great location for seminars, business and functions. Golfing, walking, shopping exploring the city, we are self-catering/ serviced if required. Blackford Lodge is in a very exclusive quiet area with easy access to Edinburgh's Old Town with plenty of restaurants and bars.
The spectacular Edinburgh festival and Hogmanay firework can be enjoyed from the large patio extending from the luxurious and spacious lounge. Baby sitting service is available with our favourite grandma, Joan Rivals. there is also an exciting hair and beauty service at salon Fairnington close by with 10% discount for in salon treatment or in the comfort of your own villa without the discount .
This is the place to be whenever you are holiday-making in Edinburgh. Let's make it simple and clear for you. You will never regret to have been a guest there!
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Portobello/ Cramond 5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edingburgh 10 km, Nearest railway: Waverly 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Safe|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
- Dining room has large marble/ oak table, sumptuous leather, dining chairs and a large breakfast bar with additional 4 breakfast chairs.
Blackford Lodge has 1 bathroom & Master bedroom with En-suite Bathroom and Shower & 1 Cloak room toilet.
- The oak furnished large double bedroom has an emperor bed and is also excellent as a family room where high quality futons can be added.
- One of the double beds is a French double wall bed in the smaller sitting room.
- The lounge has the added luxury of a real fire with large marble fire place adding adding charm to this luxurious house.
*Internet Access with a surcharge.
|Further details outdoors|
- The lawns are surrounded by trees, including two patios with spectacular views of Edinburgh castle, Salisbury Crags/ Arthur's Seat to the sea.
- The private double garage has remote control entrance.
- No Stag Breaks, Hen Breaks Negotiable.
- Price Negotiable for Longer Lets.
- Babysitting service with our favourite grandma Joan Rivals.
- Salon Fairnington in salon treatments are in the comfort of your own luxury villa.
(In-salon 10% discount and In-villa no discount.)
About this location
The Edinburgh region
Edinburgh one of the most beautiful vibrant cities in Europe.Discover our great Castle's and Palaces,Historic Houses excellent Museum's and Galleries,fascinating shop's,Tour's of other superb attractions such as Museum's,Botanical Gardens,Aquarium,Science Centre's,Ghost Tour's,Royal Yacht,Castles,Cathedrals.Visit the Scotch Whisky experience next to Edinburgh Castle and more
-A haven for Shopping:
Fabulous shopping at Harvey Nichols, Jenners and many more in George St. Princess street which is only 10 minutes away from your holiday home by bus.
-Eating and drinking:
View the exciting festival and hogmanay fireworks from the comfort of Blackford Lodge. Edinburgh Festival activities are to be enjoyed with a bottle of wine in the Old Town close by.
The lodge is situated on Blackford hill in front of Edinburgh Royal Observatory. The panoramic views are spectacular of the Grange, Morningside, Newington, Edinburgh Castle, Arthur's Seat and Holyrood to the sea.
There are lots of local restaurants in Edinburgh’s Old Town close by. For example, Preston field House, a 5-star restaurant and Scottish evenings, the witchery restaurant and Museum roof top restaurant are definitely well worth a visit.
-Places to visit:
Interested in politics? The Scottish parliament and conference centre is only 10 minutes away from your holiday home.
Fancy a bus tour of Edinburgh? The only ticket giving you entry to Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyrood,the Royal Yacht Britanniaand 2 day's travel on Edinburgh Bus Tours. Only £40 for adult £ 35 for senior/ students £ 20 for children aged 12 to 15.
We can recommend taking one of Auld Reekie’s SCARIEST underground ghost tours and visit the Real Mary Kings close. It is also worthwhile visiting the fascinating Camera Obscura and world of illusions. For the Mother Earth of all adventures, please visit dynamic earth.
Your holiday home is also well connected to universities. For instance, Universities Kings building is 2 minutes away, Edinburgh University 10 minutes, Napier college is 5 minute away and Surgeons hall is only 5 minutes away.
There are plenty of famous theatres such as Queens Hall, Usher Hall, Lyceum, King's and Festival theatres located nearby your holiday home, which can be enjoyed after a day’s activities.
-A special place for Golfers and tennis lovers:
Craigemiller Park 18 holes is only 2 minutes walk away. Muirfield Championship golf course is 20 minutes away by car and Dalmahoy Championship golf course is within driving distance of 30 minutes. There are excellent tennis clubs in the area, Waverly and Craiglockhart.
Hospitals, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh is 10 minutes drive away and Royal Edinburgh is 5 minutes away by car.
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4 Jan 2015
"Perfect family new year celebration!"
We went with family to celebrate the new year! The house and Veiw where excellent! We had a wonderful time felt at home with amazing views of the fireworks at midnight will defiantly be going back! Th… More
25 May 2014
"excellent house facilities. stunning view"
rented the house in order to gather family from various parts of country, to celebrate a milestone birthday. house was as advertised, and had everything we reqd. we will be looking to return… More
15 May 2014
"Homely and convenient."
We were two families, 4 adults and 5 children (age 6-10) and the house accommodated all of us nicely. The main lounge is upstairs and this room is beautiful as indeed is the view from it (Edinburgh c… More
10 Mar 2013
"A home from home in Edinburgh"
Blackford Lodge is a great home from home, with everything that you are likely to need. The house is spacious, warm and well furnished with wonderful views across Edinburgh. It is located in a very pleasant area from which buses into the city centre run every 15 minutes during the day.
We had a great week in February, helped by the dry weather and the great accommodation.
Muriel was most welcoming and helpful.
Although not a problem for us, the house is approached by external steps and would not be suitable for someone with mobility problems.
29 Jul 2012
"What a view!"
We have just returned from a week at Blackford Lodge and we have enjoyed our week very much. There were six of us, two families, so we needed the four bedrooms, there was another double bed in the kit… More
27 Jul 2012
"Great place to stay"
The property was luxurious as advertised, tidy, clean, beautiful and well maintained. Muriel is very kind and she checked on our well-being before, during and after our stay. Garden is beautiful and we would have spent more time in there, had it not been so cold and rainy.
Blackford Lodge is located on the hill so walking up and down may be a bit of a challenge for elderly people without a car. Bus stop and a small grocery store nearby.
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