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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
1 Bedroom Apartment in the attic (access by stairs) of one of the two old poorhouses of Edinburgh's Old Town dating from 1740. Beautiful city skyline views to the Castle, town and Calton Hill. Overlooks Greyfriars Kirk. Recently refurbished. Modern, practical and comfortable furnishings.
Towels and Linen provided
Gas Central heating
Washing Machine (in a cupboard outside the flat)
Iron and Ironing board
Access to internet: Wifi (free)
Historic tenement building in Old Town, central and lively location. Close to the University and museums. Near shops, restaurants and bars. Shared garden. Secure entry system.
Parking: Metered Parking. Paid secure off-street parking nearby.
Edinburgh Castle 650m (0.4mi)
Princes St 900m (0.6mi)
National Museum 130m
Royal Mile (St. Giles Cathedral) 450m (0.3mi)
Parliament/Holyrood House/Park 1.6km (1mi)
Banking Machine 130m
Bus Stop 60m
Airport Bus (Waverley) 1km (0.6mi)
Train Station (Waverley) 1km (0.6mi)
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Portobello 10 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 20 km, Nearest railway: Edinburgh Waverley 3 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
Living room with gas fire, 1 double sofa bed, Freeview TV, DVD and Radio/CD/MP3 player. Small dining area for 2. Access to the shared garden. Open kitchen (ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, toaster and kettle). Small utility room with washing machine. 1 Bedroom with 1 double bed and velux roof light.1 Shower/WC with heated towel rail
Key Collection nearby
* Linen, towels and use of sofa bed included in the price.
* full payment is required 4 weeks prior to arrival or immediately after booking if booking is within 4 weeks of arrival date.
* This is a no smoking property and not suitable for pets.
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
* All utilities paid
The Lothians region
The Old Town of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is the medieval part of the city. Together with the 18th-century New Town, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has preserved its medieval plan and many Reformation-era buildings. One end is closed by Edinburgh Castle and the main artery, the Royal Mile, leads away from it, down to Holyrood Palace and the ruined Holyrood Abbey. Narrow closes (alleyways), often no more than a few feet wide, lead downhill on either side of the main spine in a herringbone pattern. Other notable places include the Scottish Parliament Building, the General Assembly Hall of the Church of Scotland, the Royal Museum of Scotland, Surgeons' Hall, the University of Edinburgh, and numerous underground streets and vaults.
The flat overlooks Greyfriar's Kirkyard which is the graveyard for many famous Scots including George Heriot founder of the school next door to Greyfriar's, James Craig, designer of Edinburgh's New Town, and most notably Greyfriar's Bobby the loyal Skye Terrier who kept a 14 year vigil on his masters grave, both dog and his master, John Gray are bured here.
The Old Town is dominated by Edinburgh Castle which can be seen from the flat. The area has many cultural attractions and is home to many theatres, galleries and parks. The flat is near to the Meadows only 2 mins walk away. There is the Museum of Scotland just over the road which is both educational and entertaining.
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17 Jun 2014
"Lovely location, beautiful views"
The attic flat has a beautiful view of Greyfriars kirkyard and of the city of Edinburgh. It is within easy walking distance of all the major attractions in Edinburgh and is very well priced. The fl… More
28 Apr 2014
"Lovely little apartment"
My partner and I have just spent the weekend in this apartment and we loved it, It was so comfortable and warm, And so quiet considering its location right in the city centre, We couldn't have as… More
9 Aug 2013
"Location location location!"
Our stay was three nights, July 13,14,15. We struggled with finding it to begin with, but only because kept missing a key road! Once found, no issues.As mentioned, there is no parking, and it is 83 st… More
22 Jul 2013
Spent 3 nights in this lovely Attic flat, once you have climbed the 83 steps to reach it the views over Greyfriars kirkyard are lovely. The flat had everything we needed & was in a good location for E… More
8 May 2013
"Fantastic position, secure and cosy"
I stayed in this attic flat in December 2012 for 3 nights with my teenage children. The flat is light and airy and although up many stairs, leads to a fantastic vista over Greyfriars Cemetary and up t… More
27 Feb 2013
"Superb flat in centre of Edinburgh"
This flat is superb for a stay in Edinburgh. We know the city very well and have stayed several times, and this flat is the best we have experienced. Firstly, it is so central, everywhere is but a short walk! The layout is planned so well, meaning that the flat seems extremely spacious. It is extremely well-equipped and ideal for two people. We have already recommended it to a friend who is hoping to stay later in the year ... and we will certainly return. First class! However...you need to be fit to climb the stairs to the top floor to reach the flat...Worth it when you get there though!!!
8 Oct 2012
"appartement au centre tourisitique d'Edimbourg"
cette appartement est idéalement située, on peut tout visiter à pied. Il est au calme dans une petite rue d'un coté et de l'autre vue sur le cimetière de Grayfield. Il est confortable e… More
22 Jun 2012
"Lovely accomodation in central location"
We enjoyed a very pleasant 4 day stay here in April .The location perfect for exploring all the sights Edinburgh has to offer on foot . .An easy walk too from Waverley station. The bed was very comfortable and welcome after our excursions.Once in ,we settled down for the night and enjoyed the ambience. The guide books really helpful ,as well as a good selection of books to browse. Stunning views too so we lingered over breakfast every morning. Would love to come back!
26 Apr 2012
"Fantastic flat in a fantastic location."
I grew up I in Edinburgh, but have lived in the States for over 20 years now. Since I moved abroad I have come back to visit family and friends at least once a year, if not twice. Until this year I would normally do a combination of crashing at Mum's for a few days, a cousins/friend's flat/house for another couple of days, and then a hotel for he balance of the stay so as to not wear out my welcome. That was good enough, but can get a bit tedious. Upon the recommendation of one of my brothers, I looked into renting a flat for the duration of my most recent trip. I shall never look back. Mr. Pinfield's flat was immaculate and located in a perfect location to reach any area of the city either by walking or catching a bus at nearby bus stop. Having a fridge and oven allowed me to purchase food for meals from the local market which saved me quite a bit of money as compared to having to normally eat/get a take away from somewhere. There are some very decent restaurants close by, a great number of pubs/clubs with both the Grassmarket and Cowgate within a stone's throw, and as importantly for me, two or three late night chip/kebab/pizza shops after a good night out with friends. I would highly recommend this flat (except for when I want to rent it again ;). Cheers.
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