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North Castle Street

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 31 reviews

Handsome Georgian Terrace

Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

North Castle Street offers guests the chance to experience city centre living at its very best, with the convenience of private gated parking for two cars. The apartment has been recently updated to a very high standard and is beautifully furnished throughout. It is bright and airy in the summer and super cosy in the winter. The windows from all rooms offer stunning views of Edinburgh and far beyond. Both the kitchen and sitting room offer impressive views of Edinburgh Castle to the south and right across to the Firth of Forth to the north. During festival season and on New Years Eve visitors can enjoy the amazing firework displays from the comfort of the sitting room. The large bay window provides a front row seat! From the bedrooms, both the forth road and rail bridges can be seen on a clear day.

Lying less than a minute's stroll from George Street in the heart of the New Town, the apartment enjoys an enviable location in one of Edinburgh's most desirable residential areas. George Street, Princes Street and St Andrew's Square provide excellent shopping facilities together with a superb choice of bars and restaurants, all within walking distance. This is a fantastic base for enjoying the history, culture and adventure of the city whilst providing easy access to the surrounding countryside and the nearby coastline.

Whilst the apartment is large enough to comfortably accommodate 3 couples,it would be perfect for a family or even a couple wanting a stylish and roomy base to explore the city.

Size Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Portobello 8.5 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh 13 km, Nearest railway: Edinburgh Waverley 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, 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 bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

High quality oak flooring runs throughout with new carpets recently laid to stairs and bedrooms. Both bathrooms benefit from power showers, underfloor heating and heated towel rails. The apartment aims to provide every home comfort, including free WiFi, Sky TV, large flat screen TV, DVD player, IPod docking station and CD player. A large selection of books, DVDs and CDs are available for your enjoyment and include plenty of titles for children and teenagers.

The stylish dining kitchen is fully equipped and will suit all cooking needs. The fully integrated appliances include cooker and gas hob, fridge and freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine The dining table extends to sit 6 comfortably but could easily accommodate 7. There is also a high chair available.

A particular feature of North Castle Street is the spacious master suite with super king size bed and en-suite shower room. Occupying the entire upper floor with windows on both sides, there is a lovely sitting area offering beautiful views across the Edinburgh rooftops and beyond. There is also a large flat screen TV/DVD. There are 2 further large double bedrooms, one with super king size sleigh bed with flat screen TV/DVD and the other can be made up as a king size double or triple room. There is also a travel cot available at the apartment. A child stair gate can also be provided on request.

The lovely sitting room will seat up to 8 and offers fabulous views of the Castle. There is also a study area with writing desk.

Further details outdoors

The apartment is on the third floor. There is no lift but the views make the climb well worthwhile.

Unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. A particular feature and something there is very little of in central Edinburgh - the apartment benefits from private gated parking for 2 cars.

Further details

The rental cost includes all bedlinen, towels and general toiletries. For longer stays, linen and towels will be changed weekly along with a weekly house clean.

If extra cleaning is required it can be arranged and paid for locally

For your comfort and convenience a welcome pack will be provided.

The Lothians region

Edinburgh and the Lothians is a region of iconic landmarks, world-famous festivals and excellent attractions. From castles, distilleries, museums and art galleries to beautiful beaches, country parks and the famous Edinburgh Zoo, there really is something for everyone and every age group.

Edinburgh plays host to a number of fantastic festivals all year round but it is the world famous Edinburgh Festival and Fringe, the largest arts event in the world that attracts most travellers. During August, visitors come from all over the world to see the spectacular Edinburgh Military Tattoo, set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.

If it's culture you desire, visit the many fabulous exhibitions, museums and historic landmarks. Enjoy a stroll around Edinburgh Castle, a trip to the Sottish Parliament or visit Holyrood Palace, the Queen's official residence in Scotland. See T-Rex at the National Museum of Scotland, Concorde at the National Museum of Flight and Steiff Bears at the world's only dedicated Museum of Childhood.

And when you're ready to unwind, relax and refuel, chose from an extensive choice of restaurants, bars and trendy cafes. From Michelin starred restaurants, historic pubs to quiet backstreet cafes, Edinburgh has something to suit everyone and every budget.

If you have more time in the area you could venture further afield and visit St Andrews, Glasgow or beautiful Perthshire. The excellent train and bus networks mean that you really can explore Scotland quickly and conveniently.


North Castle Street lies right in the heart of the New Town. The apartment is in walking distance of most of Edinburgh's main attractions. George Street is a one minute walk away with its fantastic bars, restaurants and stylish shops. You can also take a bus from here to most areas in Edinburgh. Take a trip down to Leith to see the Royal Yacht Britannia which is docked here. Trips on board are held daily.

Edinburgh Castle can be seen clearly from the windows of the apartment and is about a 20 minute stroll through the fabulous old town and up the Royal Mile. However, with so much to see and do along the way, it may take much longer!

The lovely Princes Street gardens set against the backdrop of the Castle are just a three minute walk away and offer a peaceful setting to relax and unwind - as well a providing a safe place for children to "let off steam"! (there is a good children's play park at "our" end of the gardens - an easy 5 minute walk). At Christmas time, the gardens provide a magical setting for the seasons attractions including a purpose built outdoor ice rink. Princes Street is also the setting for the world famous Hogmanay Celebrations with its spectacular fireworks, but if you want to avoid the crowd, pull up a chair and watch from the comfort of North Castle Street.

This really is the most perfect setting from which to explore all that Edinburgh has to offer.

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Review 1-10 of 31

7 Aug 2014


"This is a superb, comfortable New Town apartment."

This was a great place to stay - thoroughly recommended . We all enjoyed staying here and appreciated Ian's welcome. The welcome basket was lovely. Everything in the flat was of an excellent stan… More

27 Jul 2014


"A great place to stay."

We are a family of 7 adventurous travelogs. We were excited by the location and the views of the castle just outside the front door. The walk to the town center was also a pleasant stroll down the blo… More

17 Jun 2014


"Great location, beautiful apartment, very well stocked, really helpful owners"

Personal touches and guidance really appreciated. Ian and Helen go out of their way to answer questions. Meeting on arrival was lovely after a long days drive. Welcome basket exceptional and the assis… More

13 Jun 2014


"Beautiful and spacious"

Helen and Ian were wonderful hosts for our family's recent trip to Edinburgh. Ian was there to greet us on arrival and provided a complete orientation including pamphlets and information of all … More

9 Jun 2014


"A beautiful apartment in a superb location!"

The apartment was bright and airy and beautifully furnished. Each room offered a great view of the city and beyond. It was very spacious and comfortably accommodated 7 adults, we were able to spread … More

6 May 2014


"A great place to stay"

This is a great apartment. High standard as well as comfortable. The owners really have thought of everything. Our 3 boys had such a great time playing with all the toys, playing Monopoly and even fou… More

24 Apr 2014


"Amazing Apartment in the centre of Edinburgh"

The location for the apartment (just behind George St) was amazing. On arrival we revived a hamper with wine, beer, chocolate and other essentials. Mr & Mrs Page were really helpful with the organizat… More

11 Apr 2014


"A great place to stay"

The accomodation was excellent, bigger than anticipated, really well appointed and in a great location with a stunning view across the Firth of Forth. All bedrooms were large and airy, with modern dec… More

3 Apr 2014


"Lovely apartment!"

Such a beautiful apartment - spacious, well equipped, lovely decor - and well situated in New Town, a pleasant walk to restaurants/shops and major sights. There were just 4 of us, my husband and I an… More

21 Feb 2014


"Amazing apartment in a great location."

Truly beautiful apartment. We were greeted by the lovely Helen, she showed us around and gave us all the info we needed, a beautiful hamper was on the table for us which was a lovely surprise. The li… More

Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to welcome you and your family to out apartment for your special weekend. We would be be delighted to welcome you back one day.

Review 1-10 of 31

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