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Excellent 5/5 12 reviews

Large, bright living room with modern decor.

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Car not necessary
  • Nearest beach 5km

This beautifully presented city centre apartment sits opposite the Queens Residence at the Palace of Holyroodhouse at the foot of the Royal Mile, and only a few metres from Scotlands controversial Parliament Building. It is on the 3rd and 4th floors of a block housing 4 flats, surrounded by shared gardens.

The setting could not be more central but it is set back from the road so suffers no excessive noise – even when Her Majesty fires the cannons. Almost impossibly, for its location, you have your own parking. A short walk places you at the heart of 1200 years of Scottish History (most of it gory). A few more minutes will take you to all the commercial, cultural and social centres. Waverley Railway Station is within 0.5 miles, and the apartment is situated on the route taken by all the major City Bus Tours.

The flat lies in a quiet Crescent just off the Royal Mile which is the ancient route between Castle and Royal Palace. There are views of the Scottish Parliament building and of the breathtaking and infamous Salisbury Crags on Arthurs Seat - an extinct volcano in the City.

The flat is presented in a modern but understated fashion…..a new, fully fitted and equipped kitchen with dining for up to 6 people, tiled bathroom with bath and shower, bright living room, comfortably furnished and equipped with multi channel TV, DVD, mobile Broadband and IPod Docking Station. A selection of books and DVD's will be available.

The kitchen is fully equipped and also offers, a washing machine, dishwasher, Tassimo Coffee Machine, Gas Stove, Electric Oven, Fridge and Microwave.

Upstairs there is a large, comfortable and beautifully furnished bedroom which can be a twin or a double (super-king bed), with tasteful linen, towels and plenty of storage space await your arrival. The second bedroom can also be made up as a twin bedroom with two single beds or as a double (super-king size). The bedrooms have brand new carpets and have been refurbished with new beds and all linen and towels are provided. There is an additional bed in the living room, from the large footstool - which will convert to another single bed. Please let us know how you would like the bedrooms to be configured - either twin or double.

The apartment would suit many different people who want to make the most of their visit to Edinburgh without lots of travelling in to the town centre. The apartment benefits from secure parking which is free of charge to our guests. Please bear in the mind there are steps up to the apartment and also stairs within the apartment.

The apartment is within walking distance of bus stops to many areas of Edinburgh including, Leith (for The Royal Yacht Britannia), The Zoo, and Murrayfield, the home of Scotlands Rugby.

We would be delighted to accommodate families and we are able to provide any of the following items: high chair, travel cot, blankets, childrens plates/cups/cutlery, buggy and some toys. Please request these items at no extra cost.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Portobello 5 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh 13 km, Nearest railway: Edinburgh Waverley 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

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, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Kitchen: Dining table to seat up to 6 people. Washing machine, dishwasher, gas stove, electric oven, kettle, toaster, Tassimo Coffee Machine, Microwave, and Fridge. We will provide all necessary items for use with the facilities in the kitchen, eg, washing tablets, dishwasher tablets and a selection of Tassimo Discs,

Living room: Two sofas, one footstool which converts to a single sofa bed if required. Large flat screen TV with Freeview and DVD player. IPod docking music system. Mobile broadband. Oak sideboard and information brochure.

Wooden flooring on the ground floor means it is easily maintained and cleaned. We would however, ask that our guests wear soft soles or socks so as not to disturb our downstairs neighbours.

Brand new carpets are on the stairs and in both bedrooms. Both bedrooms are furnished to a high standard and towels will be provided for all guests.

A selection of toiletries will be provided for use by our guests, including, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and handsoaps. Each bedroom benefits from a hairdryer and there is a set of straighteners. We think you could travel 'hand luggage only',

Further details outdoors

Shared gardens which are maintained regularly and there is a washing line for people who would like to hang out washing to dry - there are pegs available in the apartment.

The Lothians region

Edinburgh is the breathtakingly beautiful capital of Scotland, an exciting place to visit at any time of year. Edinburgh offers you superb sightseeing, historic buildings to explore, quiet galleries and museums to intrigue you, thrilling new attractions to discover, serious shopping, a vast choice of excellent Restaurants, Bistros, Wine Bars, Pubs and Cafes, and nightlife to suit all tastes.

The climate in Edinburgh can be changeable and you are not guaranteed all day sun - even in the summer. Please come prepared for wet weather in all seasons. Snow is common in Winter but doesn't very often affect being able to get around the city.

Edinburgh

This spacious apartment is enviably situated just opposite the grounds of Holyrood Palace and a short walk to the award winning Scottish Parliament. It forms part of a small 1960's development. It is ideally located for those wishing to explore Edinburgh on foot as most of the major sights are extremely close at hand.

Visitors will enjoy wandering along the Royal Mile and exploring the many small alleyways which are densely populated with attractive shops and restaurants. Alternatively, Holyrood Park is on your doorstep and the energetic can be at the top of Arthur's Seat in less than half an hour where the spectacular city views more than make up for the climb.

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Review 1-10 of 12

31 May 2014

5/5

"Wonderful first experience in Edinburgh"

We rented this property from in May for four nights as part of a longer trip to Scotland. This is the first time that I rented a property through tripadvisor and I was very impressed. The property is … More

3 Feb 2014

5/5

"Hospitable host, lovely central and spacious apartment"

We were picked up from outside waverly station.Then on route David pointed out good eateries and pubs.The apartment was lovely immaculate and David even left us some a selection of goodies. He made su… More

21 Aug 2013

5/5

"Great location and a lovely , clean well decorated apartment"

This is a lovely apartment right near Holyrood Palace and we had a warm welcome from the owner. From the outside the apartment looks nondescript and it is right near the train tracks . You get used t… More

7 Jul 2013

5/5

"Great location in Edinburgh"

My family and I stayed for a week in this apartment in June '13 and were really pleased with the apartment, how it was presented and its location. The owners were very helpful, the apartment was spotless and its location was brilliant! We enjoyed being able to walk around and leave the car in the off-street parking while we enjoyed exploring Edinburgh. I would not hesitate to book this place again when next we are back in Edinburgh!

17 Jun 2013

5/5

"ottima soluzione per una vacanza ad edimburgo"

abbiamo trascorso 3 giorni in questa incantevole città, e abbiamo scelto questa sistemazione perchè era la più economica (in posizione centrale). Siamo stati benissimo!! L'appartamento è molt… More

20 Feb 2013

5/5

"cosy, well thought out and comfortable accommodation"

Stayed In January during a snowy spell so was very grateful for the close proximity of the accommodation to Edinburghs sights and top spots as well as transport hubs. Accommodation was very clean, tid… More

17 Feb 2013

5/5

"Superb location in central Edinburgh, spacious and very well presented inside"

We stayed in this flat for 4 nights over Christmas 2012 with 2 kids and had a great time. Booking was no problem and we thought it was excellent value, especially for that time of year. We travelled f… More

30 Jan 2013

5/5

"An outstanding apartment in a brilliant location."

We stayed for 4 nights in December, with 2 small children. In our opinion the apartment is perfect for a family trip, or we would even make use of it without children or with friends. The apartment is… More

30 Jan 2013

5/5

"A fantastic stay in a great apartment"

Recently stayed with a group of friends. Fantastic location, within walking distance of train station and all the sights. Apartment very comfortable for 5 to stay in, very clean and well kitted out. A… More

19 Jan 2013

5/5

"Enjoyable Edinburgh"

Had a lovely 4 night stay at this apartment. It was so comfortable, it was like home from home. David & Jacqie have spent a lot of thought over this apartment, it was very well equipped, lovely decor &very spacious everything needed to to make our stay enjoyable.Location was excellent, at the bottom of the Royal Mile &within walking distance of all the attractions. There is also a private car park,we didnt use the car at all during our stay.We had some lovely food while we were there The Doric on the Royal Mile was excellent as was Shamoli Thai Indian restaurant, not very appealing from the outside but very nice inside. There are stairs to this apartment which maybe unsuitable for people with disabilities although no problem to us & we are pensioners Travelled as a family of 4 & had plenty of room..

Review 1-10 of 12

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