Edinburgh New Town City Centre
About the home
Cumberland Street Apartment is situated in the heart of Edinburgh's Georgian New Town. This beutiful, cosy holiday apartment is ideal for families, couples or small groups of friends wishing to be accommodated in a central, yet quiet location within close proximity to all amenities and attractions. The city centre location means car is not necessary, with all major attractions within easy walking distance. Available for short breaks, vacation rental and short term rental on a self-catering basis.
The accommodation is located within easy walking distance of George Street and Princes Street in one direction and the Royal Botanic Gardens in the other. There is excellent public transport just around the corner in Dundas Street which leads up to Hanover Street - a bus every ten minutes in both directions right across the city and up to the Castle, with easy access to the University.
Nearby shops will provide you with all you will need for home-cooked meals. However, there is an abundance of fine restaurants, bistros and coffee shops within minutes of the flat as well as welcoming pubs for your evening relaxation.
The apartment features a sunny double sash & case lounge windows with views of one of the New Town's most beautiful streets, dining kitchen, double bedroom, twin bedroom with twin beds and a shower room.
Whether you are planning a shopping trip on George Street, Princes Street or at the designer shops along
Multrees Walk, visiting some of the many tourist attractions, attending a sporting event such as a rugby match at Murrayfield or having a relaxing evening at the theatre, nothing is too far away from this apartment!
Lovely, comfortable holiday accommodation at reasonable prices. Prices from £90 - £160 per night.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Portobello, 15km|
|Will consider:||Long 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
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
Further details indoors:
* Sunny twin windowed lounge with large sofa bed, wall mounted tv and fireplace
* Separate dining kitchen
* Stunning double bedroom with Mahogony Sleigh Bed and Funiture
* 2nd Double bedroom with twin beds.
* Shower room
Further details outdoors:
Private gardens are located at Queen Street, just 2 minutes walk from the apartment. They are shared with other owners in the area, and a key is needed to access them ( please request). They are spacious, with gorgeous trees and shrubs, lovely grass areas to stroll,play or picnic, garden seats, childrens sand pitt and water pond with small island ( said to be the inspiration for Robert louis Stevensons 'Treasure Island'. His childhood home ( no. 17 Heriot Row overlooks the gardens, and he used to play here as a boy.
30% non refundable deposit taken on booking.
All bills included in the price - there are no extras to pay.
All towels and bedlinen provided.
Free wifi internet.
Payment taken via paypal - please note you do not need a paypal account. I send the link to you, and you simply follow the link and pay with the card of your choice.
The Lothians / Midlothian region
Edinburgh's New Town is not actually old. It was built in the mid-to-late 18th Century to cope with the overcrowding in what is now known as the Old Town. Edinburgh's New Town boasts of great urban planning, combining elegant architecture with spacious and comfortable housing.
New Town buildings are typically of a neo-classical style sometimes even with grandiose, graecian pillars outside and tall ceilings and decorative friezes and trimmings inside.
The interiors of most New Town residences, have been modernized as flats and office spaces. Even the mews buildings, that once housed servants and stables, are considered to be great properties.
The original character of the Georgian era New Town, with its cobbled roads, pillars, and sandstone block facades is preserved today thanks to building codes that requires even the wrought iron railings must be painted a specific colour - black.
These New Town residences were built along an integrated and harmonious plan, with residences set near pleasant communal gardens.
The Edinburgh / New Town area
Located in the heart of Edinburgh New Town, you are surrounded by historic buildings and places of interest, all within walking distance. Most obvious is Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile.
The Castle is at the top of the Royal Mile, and Holyrood Palace, the Scottish Parliament Building and Arthurs seat are at the bottom. Its lovely to walk the length of the Mile, stopping off at the many cafes, shops, museums and ice cream parlours on the way.
Arthurs seat is an extinct volcano and a wonderful walk to the top - see if you can make it. The views are quite spectacular!
You must visit St marys Close on the Royal Mile and take a guided tour of the underground city and vaults.
Harvey Nichols Department Store and Multrees Walk for designer shopping. George Street also has many designer shops, and Princes Street has the usual high street stores.
There are many museums and art galleries close by, but if you fancy getting out of the hustle and bustle of the city, then take a stroll along the Water of Leith Walkway. You can access the walkway at Stockbrige - just round the corner from the apartment. You can walk to the Museums of Modern Art here, and lookout for the Antony Gormley sculptures dotted along the walkway. You will find statues in and beside the water, and one half buried in the concrete at the ModernArt Gallery exit.
Princes Street Gardens are a lovely picnic spot, before you try the climb to the top of the Scott monument if you are brave enough!
Take a walk round the stunning Royal Botanic Gardens to the East of the city - again just 10 minutes walk away.
Their cafe and restaurant is not to be missed and the kids and adults will love the shop.
We now have our fabulous Pandas - Sunshine and Sweetie - at the zoo. Please visit them, but make sure to book your slot early, asdemand is huge at this time.
Children will love Deep Sea World at North Queensferry, and the adults with love the view of the Forth road and rail bridges from here. Worth staying til the evening and having a meal at North or South Queensferry - little fishing villages right next to the bridges. The bridges look fantastic lit up at night!
How to get there
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From Edinburgh Airport - 8 miles. 20 minute taxi ride costing around £20 or Shuttle bus wheich takes 30 minutes to Princes Street. 10 minute walk from Princes Street.
Waverley Train Station is 5 minutes taxi and 10 minute walk.
Activities near Edinburgh
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
27 Apr 2013
it had absolutely everything we needed. condiments, tea, some coffee, etc, plastic/aluminum wrap to keep what we bought fresh. little throws to bundle up in to watch tv. broom, mop, control of the heat (which i loved) and was mostly off. perfect location to stockbridge and edinbough. a clock radio. so many amenities. and clean! i know all this now because our assurance of a so-called completely 'stocked' london flat which we are in now, has absolutely nothing. no condiments, no broom/mop, no clock anywhere. limited to two very small, cheap toilet paper rolls and charged for another. that's the strangest thing i've ever heard. a used soap from the previous renters i guess. a kingsize duvet with a queen size comforter inside so it has a foot of nothing on one side (i know, sounds so tripe but it bothers me very much for some reason). it is not all that clean either. there is old dust on the floor boards as well. i dunno, the two places simply do not compare.
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|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|February||15 Feb 12||29 Feb 12||£ 473||£ 84||£ 116||2 Nights|
|March, April||16 Mar 12||1 May 12||£ 630||£ 105||£ 126||1 Night|
|may, June||1 May 12||1 Jul 12||£ 683||£ 126||£ 147||2 Nights|
|July||1 Jul 12||1 Aug 12||£ 893||£ 126||£ 147||2 Nights|
|August||1 Aug 12||1 Sep 12||£ 1155||£ 137||£ 137||Flexible|
|September||1 Sep 12||1 Oct 12||£ 683||£ 116||£ 116||Flexible|
|October||1 Oct 12||1 Nov 12||£ 630||£ 116||£ 116||2 Nights|
|November||1 Nov 12||1 Dec 12||£ 473||£ 105||£ 105||2 Nights|
|December||1 Dec 12||1 Jan 13||£ 683||£ 105||£ 105||2 Nights|
|January||1 Jan 13||1 Feb 13||£ 473||£ 100||£ 105||2 Nights|
|February||1 Feb 13||8 Feb 13||£ 578||£ 84||£ 105||2 Nights|
|February rugby||8 Feb 13||11 Feb 13||£ 578||£ 105||£ 126||2 Nights|
|February||11 Feb 13||22 Feb 13||£ 578||£ 116||£ 126||2 Nights|
|February rugby||22 Feb 13||25 Feb 13||£ 578||£ 158||£ 168||2 Nights|
|February||25 Feb 13||1 Mar 13||£ 578||£ 84||£ 105||2 Nights|
|March||1 Mar 13||8 Mar 13||£ 630||£ 105||£ 126||2 Nights|
|March rugby||8 Mar 13||11 Mar 13||£ 578||£ 158||£ 168||2 Nights|
|March||11 Mar 13||1 Apr 13||£ 630||£ 105||£ 126||2 Nights|
|April||1 Apr 13||1 May 13||£ 683||£ 105||£ 126||2 Nights|
|May, June||1 May 13||1 Jul 13||£ 735||£ 116||£ 132||2 Nights|
|July||1 Jul 13||1 Aug 13||£ 893||£ 126||£ 158||2 Nights|
|August||1 Aug 13||31 Aug 13||£ 1103||£ 179||£ 179||3 Nights|
|Autumn||1 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 735||£ 105||£ 126||2 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
last minute deals available. Please ask.
Payment taken by paypal - please note, you DO NOT need a paypal account. I send the link to you and you can pay with the card of your choice.
NB: Prices may vary for Christmas, New Year and festival and sporting events.Book
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