Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The apartment is situated by Edinburgh's ancient and historic Grassmarket, with its cosmopolitan variety of cafes, bars, restaurants and quirky shops.
A 10 minute walk will bring you to our famous Princes Street and its gardens. Many of the museums, galleries and attractions in Edinburgh city centre and the Royal Mile are also an easy stroll away. The apartment is located in a quiet part of the building, away from the bustle of the main street. It is part of a gated community, with security entry.
The comfortable apartment is furnished to a high standard and comprises of a spacious living room, a separate fitted kitchen, a bedroom with a king sized bed (queen size in USA) and a bathroom with a shower over the bath. There are views of the Castle from the bedroom and the kitchen which allow you to appreciate its grandness. This apartment suits families, couples, singles on business and people visiting students. Can sleep up to 4 with the addition of 2 single fold out beds.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Portobello 6 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||50 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 12 km, Nearest railway: Waverley 1.2 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||TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
The living room is a stylish and modern room with a comfortable sofa which seats 2 and an easy chair. A fourth easy chair is in the bedroom, and can be brought into the living room when 4 guests are staying. There is a flat screen TV with Freeview, a DVD player and a CD player. One chair converts to a bed. A second foldaway single bed and a travel cot are available on request. There is also a dining table and chairs for 4. Free Wifi is available. A small selection of novels and tourist guides are provided for the use of guests.
The kitchen is a separate room. It is well equipped, with a wide range of good quality utensils and equipment including cooker, hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine/dryer, coffee maker and microwave.
The bedroom is light and airy with a king sized bed (USA queen size). There are mirrored wardrobes, with generous storage space and a hairdryer is also provided.
There is a bathroom which has a spa bath, shower over the bath, a toilet, and a wash-hand basin.
Due to the layout of the building which is built into a hillside, you need to descend 15 steps and climb 7 steps to reach the apartment. The apartment is actually on the second floor, but entry level to the building is at third floor.
|Further details outdoors|
The apartment block entrance is through a security coded gate. There are small communal gardens in the centre of the block which are attractive and well maintained. A good supermarket is 50m away, and there are cafes, restaurants and bars in abundance nearby.
As the apartment is set to the back of the block it is very quiet, even at busy times. The one exception is when the EdinburghTattoo is on for 3 weeks of the year. Then you will hear the Tattoo and can enjoy the end of Tattoo fireworks at 10.30 every week night and midnight on Saturdays.
Parking can be obtained at nearby public car parks.
A deposit of 10% (non refundable) is payable upon booking with the balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival.
Arrival is normally after 3.00 and check out by 11.00 although where other guest bookings permit, these times can be flexible.
Bed linen, towels, electricity and wifi are included in the cost.
Payment by bank transfer or credit card via Paypal. Can also accept Paypal to Paypal.
The Lothians region
The Royal Mile starts at Edinburgh Castle and leads down to the Royal Palace of Holyrood and the stunning new Scottish Parliament building. A large peaceful park, the Meadows, is only a few minutes walk away.
Less than ten minutes walk away are three cinemas including the Cameo and the Filmhouse plus three theatres including the Traverse Theatre and the Royal Lyceum Theatre.
There is a large 24 hour, well lit multi-storey car park only 150m away at King Stable's Road.
The apartment is in Edinburgh's historic Grassmarket. This large open square was the scene of public hangings, the Porteous Riots and the haunt of the notorious body snatchers, Burke and Hare. There is a wonderful selection of specialist shops, pubs and restaurants on your doorstep and it is only a three-minute walk to the Edinburgh Royal Mile. During the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe this lively area overflows with street performers, musicians and special events.