Hopetoun St Apt - Murphy's Pl
About the home
A bright, well-equipped ground-floor apartment, approximately 100 sq meters, in a quiet secure residential development, our goal is to make the apartment a home from home, so you can relax and enjoy your break in comfort.
Ideal for couples, groups or families who want easy access to the city, in a peaceful environment. 10 – 15 minutes walk from the east end of Princes Street, with private parking.
With everything you could want only a short walk away, some things to mention, Holyrood Palace, The Parliament, The Castle, The Playhouse Theatre (The Lion King is showing from 12 Oct - 18 Jan 2014), Botanic Gardens and Princes Street.
We are proud to have achieved the Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Award as well as Category 3 access for residents with mobility difficulties.
With a Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Award, this apt is the perfect base from which to explore Edinburgh.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Portobello, 5.4km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Secure parking|
Further details indoors:
Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Award.
Large, bright, clean, well equipped kitchen, there is a dish washer, washing machine/tumble drier, gas hob, electric oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, filter coffee maker. You will find a good selection of pots and pans, casserole dishes and oven trays. We supply tea, coffee, sugar, bin bags, kitchen roll, dishwasher tablets, washing up powder, freezer bags.
Separate dining area, with a table and six chairs.
Peaceful lounge, 2 new leather three seater sofas, 2 chairs, TV, Sky, DVD, WIFI, iPod docking station.
Master bedroom, king-size bed, en suite with large shower unit.
Two further bedrooms, both with twin single beds.
Bathroom, with bath and shower.
All bed linen and towels provided.
Kids cot, high-chair, pram, plastic bowls, plates tumblers etc available if required.
Gas central heating provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere all year round, along with instant and constant hot water.
Wheelchair access, stool for shower available, hand rail above the bath and one in the shower, Parking space, Category 3 award for access for residents with mobility difficulties from the Scottish Tourist Board.
Further details outdoors:
The apartment is located in a beautifully landscaped city centre development just a few minutes stroll to the top of Leith Walk.
The Lothians / Midlothian region
Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland. Located in the south-east of Scotland, Edinburgh lies on the east coast of the Central Belt, along the Firth of Forth, near the North Sea. Owing to its spectacular, rugged setting and vast collection of Medieval and Georgian architecture, including numerous stone tenements, it is often considered one of the most picturesque cities in Europe.
Edinburgh is the seat of the Scottish Parliament. The city was one of the major centres of the Enlightenment, led by the University of Edinburgh, earning it the nickname Athens of the North. The Old Town and New Town districts of Edinburgh were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. There are over 4,500 listed buildings within the city.
Edinburgh is well-known for the annual Edinburgh Festival, a collection of official and independent festivals held annually over about four weeks from early August. The most famous of these events are the Edinburgh Fringe (the largest performing arts festival in the world), the Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Other events include the Hogmanay street party (31 December), Burns Night (25 January) and the Beltane Fire Festival (30 April). There is also the Edinburgh Marathon in May and the Moonwalk in June for the more active visitors.
Another annual event not to be missed, from the end of November until the beginning of January, Edinburgh hosts a lively Christmas Market, as well as an open air ice rink in Princes Street Gardens, there is a great buzz in the City, lots of shopping, Pantomine and Christmas Shows, all this festivity culminates with Hogmany Celebrations second to none, live music at The Castle, thousands of people at the Street Party, certainly something to experience at least once if you can.
The city attracts 1 million overseas visitors a year. In a 2009 YouGov poll, Edinburgh was voted the "most desirable city in which to live in the UK". Edinburgh was also rated The Best Place to Live in Channel 4's 2007 4Homes survey.
The Edinburgh / Bellevue area
Leith Walk has a plethora of coffee shops and little cafes where you can grab some breakfast
There are numerous quality restaurants within minutes of the apartment, as well as a lovely selection of pubs to choose from, modern and traditional. There are five Michelin Star Restaurants close by, The Kitchin and Martin Wishart can be found at The Shore area in Leith, these along with The Plumed Horse, are all a few minutes in a taxi, while Number One and 21212 are within 10 minute walking distance.
We also have menus for our favourite home delivery available in the apartment, if you prefer a wee night in with your feet up.
Broughton Street has many award winning bars as well as Crombie's Butchers and Real Foods. Valvona and Crolla at the top of Leith walk is a wonderful Italian deli - a must for any foodies. Cannonmills and Stockbridge are within easy reach and both have some lovely independent retailers on their respective parades. Princes Street and George Street have all the usual highstreet names you would expect.
Things to do on your visit to Edinburgh, The Botanical Gardens, (The Hopetoun Village development has been built on the site of the Botanical Gardens from 1763 - 1820), Inverleith Park, Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, Scottish Parliment, Arthur's seat and Holyrood Park. Shopping - Multrees Walk hosting brands such as Louis Vuitton, Emporio Armani, Mulberry and Calvin Klein, with Harvey Nichols anchoring the development, Edinburgh is also home to the famous Jenners, John Lewis and the new Ocean Terminal.
For kids... Dynamic Earth, Deep Seaworld, Edinburgh Zoo, The Edinburgh Dungeons and lots of playparks and softplay facilities nearby.
Museums and Art Galleries
National Gallery of Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Dean Gallery, City Art Centre, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Doggerfisher and Ingleby Gallery. The Museum of Scotland, the Royal Museum, the National Library of Scotland, National War Museum of Scotland, the Museum of Edinburgh, Museum of Childhood and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. The newly renovated Portrait Gallery.
How to get there
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Edinburgh Airport - many of the economy airlines fly here - Easyjet, Ryanair and Flybe.
Taxi from the Airport to the apartment, journey 20 mins, cost approx GBP20.
Frequent Airport Shuttle Bus to Waverley Bridge - 15 minute walk to flat or short Taxi ride.
Edinburgh Waverley Train station, 15 minute walk to flat or few minutes in a Taxi.
The property benefits from private parking if you are driving to Edinburgh.
There are ferries from Rosyth to Zeebrugge.
There is a car hire firm within 5 minutes walk, Enterprise Rent a Car. There is also a Hertz Rent a Car a further 5 minutes walk away.
Activities near Edinburgh
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
18 Apr 2013
We decided to stay in an apartment for our stay in Edinburgh because we wanted to be together with our family. We loved the apartment because it was spacious and clean and had everything we needed to... more
18 Apr 2013
Lovely spacious apartment, well fitted out, very clean and tidy. Edele was a lovely host, she greeted us and give a quick tour of the apartment. The site is well situated to walk or drive to... more
25 Mar 2013
First of all, Edele is wonderful! A group of us--six humans and a service dog--stayed here while attending a conference at Edinburgh uni, and from the first enquiry she was so informative and... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
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|Mid Season||1 Mar 13||6 Jul 13||£ 695||£ 120||£ 150||2 Nights|
|High Season||6 Jul 13||3 Aug 13||£ 795||£ 150||£ 180||2 Nights|
|Peak Season||3 Aug 13||1 Sep 13||£ 1300||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||1 Sep 13||1 Nov 13||£ 695||£ 120||£ 150||2 Nights|
|Low Season||1 Nov 13||1 Dec 13||£ 595||£ 110||£ 140||2 Nights|
|Mid Season||1 Dec 13||21 Dec 13||£ 695||£ 120||£ 150||2 Nights|
|High Season||21 Dec 13||28 Dec 13||£ 795||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak Season||28 Dec 13||5 Jan 14||£ 1300||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||5 Jan 14||29 Mar 14||£ 595||£ 110||£ 140||2 Nights|
|Mid Season||29 Mar 14||28 Jun 14||£ 695||£ 120||£ 150||2 Nights|
|High Season||28 Jun 14||2 Aug 14||£ 795||£ 150||£ 180||2 Nights|
|Peak Season||2 Aug 14||31 Aug 14||£ 1300||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||31 Aug 14||1 Nov 14||£ 695||£ 120||£ 150||2 Nights|
|Low Season||1 Nov 14||29 Nov 14||£ 595||£ 110||£ 140||2 Nights|
|Mid Season||29 Nov 14||20 Dec 14||£ 695||£ 120||£ 150||2 Nights|
|High Season||20 Dec 14||27 Dec 14||£ 795||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak Season||27 Dec 14||5 Jan 15||£ 1300||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
The above prices are based on parties of 6. I offer a GBP15 per person, reduction for smaller parties.
I am always open to negotiation - let me know your budget and see if we can agree a price.
In order to secure the booking I require a 25% non refundable deposit. I ask that the full balance is paid four (eight weeks at peak times) weeks before your arrival date.
A refundable £100 security deposit required on arrival.
I am able to accept bank transfers, cheques, and also payments via paypal, which enables you to pay using your credit card, there is however a surcharge of 5% when using pay pal.Book
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