Browns Close Apartment
About the home
The apartment is located in the centre of Edinburgh, at Brown’s Close, on the Royal Mile, and close to many major attractions. The apartment, which is on the first floor (one flight of stairs), is tastefully furnished and appointed to a very high standard. It has gas central heating and free Wifi internet access. Bed linen and towels are provided.
The lounge is comfortably furnished, with seating for 4-5 people, including a corner sofa. It is equipped with TV, Hifi and Wifi internet. There is a small balcony off this area. The dining area includes a sideboard and large dining table with four dining chairs. The corner sofa converts into a large double bed.
The kitchen is modern and fully equipped, including washer/dryer and dishwasher. The double bedroom contains a king-size bed, wardrobe and ample drawer storage. (A travel cot is also available by prior arrangement).
The shower-room has a walk-in shower enclosure, electric shower, wash-hand basin with illuminated mirror with shaver point, and heated towel rail.
This is a welcoming, luxurious base from which to explore Edinburgh. It is ideally placed for major attractions such as the Castle, Holyrood Palace, and Scottish Parliament, as well as being close to most Festival and Fringe venues. There are numerous places to eat and drink within close proximity to the property.
Browns Close Apartment is an ideal place to relax in and take the occasional stroll around the Old Town, wining and dining at some of the many eateries and pubs in the area, or as a base for a more energetic exploration of the many things which Edinburgh has to offer.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Portobello, 4km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 100m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden|
Further details indoors:
The apartment is located in Brown’s Close, which is on the Canongate (part of the Royal Mile), a few metres from Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament building. The apartment, which is on the first floor, is tastefully furnished and appointed to a very high standard. It has gas central heating and free Wifi internet access. Bed linen and towels are provided.
The lounge is comfortably furnished, with seating for 4-5 people, including a corner sofa. It is equipped with 80cm (32 in) LCD television with Freeview, a DVD player, a Hifi system with CD player, DAB/FM/AM radio, iPod dock and MP3 connection. A glass-panelled door from this area leads onto a small balcony, with views of the surrounding area. The dining area includes a sideboard and large dining table with four dining chairs.
The corner sofa converts into a comfortable double bed (4ft 8in), if required, for an additional two guests.
The kitchen is fitted with modern units and integrated appliances, with a tiled splash-back and lighting beneath the wall cabinets. It is equipped with built-in electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, washer/dryer, fridge with freezer compartment, and dishwasher. It is fully supplied with crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils, pots and pans, as well as electric kettle and toaster. We also provide a welcome tray with tea and coffee.
The spacious bedroom contains a king-size bed, wardrobe and ample drawer storage. It is equipped with hair-dryer and mirror.
The shower-room has a walk-in shower enclosure, electric shower, wash-hand basin, illuminated mirror with shaver point, and heated towel rail.
With wood flooring throughout (excluding the shower room), gas central heating and instant hot water, this is a luxurious and restful base from which to enjoy your visit to Edinburgh, whether for business or pleasure.
Brown’s Close is part of the Canongate Development, designed by Sir Basil Spence, constructed in 1969 and now a listed building. It stands on a site formerly known as Golfers Land, which was built in the 17th Century.
Further details outdoors:
On-street car parking is available at pay-and-display bays, or free overnight and Sundays. Secure paid car parking at nearby Waverley station. Free on-street parking 5-10 minutes walk away.
Please note that no pets are allowed in the apartment. Smoking is not allowed in the apartment, but the balcony may be used for this purpose.
The Lothians / Midlothian region
The area around Edinburgh, has many places to visit and many things to do. There is a huge choice of golf courses including the famous Old Course at St Andrews (about 80 minutes drive away), Turnberry (2 hours), Gleneagles (70 minutes); in East Lothian, there are over 20 courses, all within 30 minutes drive of Edinburgh, including Muirfield and Gullane.
For those interested in outdoor activities, there are many walking trails in East Lothian and the Borders. There are lots of bird-watching opportunities, especially at St Abbs and the Isle of May (early booking is a must!), as well as the Seabird Centre in North Berwick. There are beautiful sandy beaches at the John Muir Country Park (near Dunbar) and Gullane.
If you have an interest in history, there are many castles and stately homes – too many to list here, but some highlights include Blackness Castle (where Mel Gibson’s “Hamlet” was filmed), Craigmillar Castle, Sir Walter Scott’s house, Abbotsford; the abbeys of Jedburgh and Melrose; Linlithgow Palace; Tantallon Castle; and Hopetoun House. There are also the remains of Iron Age hillforts and burial sites dating back up to 5,000 years ago.
The Edinburgh / Royal Mile area
The apartment is ideally located for exploring Edinburgh. Situated right on the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament building are both within two minutes walk. Edinburgh castle, at the top of the Royal Mile, is a few minutes walk away, as is St Giles Cathedral. Other attractions within a few hundred metres (or yards) include: Our Dynamic Earth; the Museum of Edinburgh; the Peoples’ Story; Canongate Kirk; and the Museum of Childhood.
All of central Edinburgh is within easy walking distance, including the National Museum of Scotland, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery of Scotland. Most International Festival and Fringe venues are equally accessible – the Pleasance Courtyard and the Fringe Box Office are both within 10 minutes walk.
Of course, Edinburgh has many other events to offer: Science festival (April), Film Festival (June), Jazz & Blues Festival (July), the Military Tattoo, Book Festival, Mela (August) and a number of others. And don't forget the Edinburgh Marathon in May!
There are various Edinburgh Bus Tours, and these all pass very close to the apartment. Edinburgh is well-provided with public transport, and from the stop outside the apartment it is possible to get a bus direct to Ocean Terminal, where the Royal Yacht Britannia is moored.
There are numerous options for eating and drinking in the area, with a teahouse, a Starbuck’s and a pub all within 100 metres. A few minutes walk will take you to a choice of cafés, pubs (all offering food, and most offering a choice of real ales) and restaurants, offering a range of food from tea and cakes, through pizza and fajitas to sushi and award-winning Scottish cuisine.
For those who prefer to dine in, there is a small local grocer shop is also within 100 metres, and a Tesco Express supermarket is within 5 minutes walk, with a large Sainsbury supermarket about 10-15 minutes walk away.
The Royal Mile and surrounding area offer a range of shops for browsing and purchasing anything from tourist souvenirs through Scotch whisky and bagpipes to belly-dancing outfits and Venetian glass! Princes Street and the St James centre are also nearby, with Harvey Nichols, John Lewis and Jenners all within 20 minutes walk.
Also within a few minutes walk are the Queens Park and Arthur’s Seat: with a little exertion, you can experience fresh air, exercise AND get some of the best views of Edinburgh from Salisbury Crags and the top of Arthur’s Seat! This area is very popular for strolling, jogging, cycling or feeding the swans, geese and ducks at one of the Park’s three small lochs.
There are two children’s play parks in the area.
How to get there
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Edinburgh airport is approximately 13 km from the town centre, and is served by a number of major and budget airlines, including Ryanair, easyjet, Flybe and Jet2.com, as well as major airlines such as BA, BMI and Air France. The apartment is easily accessible from the airport by taxi, airport shuttle bus (the central terminus is 5-10 minutes walk from the apartment) or Lothian region bus (the slowest option, but also the cheapest, and it drops you within a few yards of the apartment).
Waverley Railway Station is approximately 500 metres from the apartment, approximately 10 minutes walk; alternatively, there is a taxi rank in the station.
The central bus station, near St Andrew Square is 15-20 minutes walk away.
Car parking is free around the apartment overnight, but cars must be parked in paying parking bays during the day. There is free on-street parking 5-10 minutes walk away, as well as a secure (paying) car park by the Waverley Station.
Activities near Edinburgh
Golf within 30 mins drive
04 Apr 2013
We had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay in this great apartment with our boys aged 9 and 13. Like other guests have mentioned, David and Margaret really go out of their way to make the flat very... more
Thank you for a lovely review. We were very glad to hear that the boys liked the apartment so much (and hope they enjoyed the books and games!) and that you found the location so convenient - and, of... more
30 Mar 2013
My husband and I spend nearly three months in this precious flat, everything was perfect, David and Margaret are very kind and made our stay very confortable, they were always ready to help us and to... more
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are really pleased that you found the apartment like home - we try so hard to make it a place we want to stay in ourselves!
We hope that... more
22 Mar 2013
We had four nights of fabulousness in this wonderful apartment. Beautiful, clean, warm and homely. We couldn't have asked for more. Tea, coffee and all the essentials were waiting for us along... more
Thank you for a lovely review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the location of the apartment so convenient! We hope to see you again in your next visit to Edinburgh!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|January||3 Jan 13||1 Feb 13||£ 380||£ 70||£ 85||2 Nights|
|February||1 Feb 13||1 Mar 13||£ 440||£ 75||£ 90||2 Nights|
|March||1 Mar 13||1 Apr 13||£ 480||£ 75||£ 90||2 Nights|
|April||1 Apr 13||1 May 13||£ 480||£ 80||£ 90||2 Nights|
|May||1 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 500||£ 80||£ 95||2 Nights|
|June||1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 510||£ 85||£ 95||2 Nights|
|July||1 Jul 13||1 Aug 13||£ 530||£ 85||£ 95||2 Nights|
|August||1 Aug 13||1 Sep 13||£ 940||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid-season||1 Sep 13||2 Nov 13||£ 480||£ 85||£ 95||2 Nights|
|Low season||2 Nov 13||24 Dec 13||£ 440||£ 80||£ 90||2 Nights|
|Christmas||24 Dec 13||28 Dec 13||£ 540||£ 90||£ 80||3 Nights|
|Hogmanay||28 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 670||£ 125||£ 125||4 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday and Saturday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Above prices are for groups of three or four people: discounted prices apply for groups of two.
Payment may be made by UK cheque, bank transfer or PayPal. Any charges associated with payment methods are payable by the renter.
A 25% deposit is required to secure the booking. The balance should be paid 6 weeks before the arrival date. For bookings made less than 6 weeks in advance, the full amount will be due.
2-night minimum stay.
A returnable security deposit of £100 is payable on or before arrival.
Discounts available for stays exceeding minimum.Book
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