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View from outside balcony area

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

The apartment is in a fabulous central location just up from the vibrant Grassmarket. There is no shortage of cafes bars and restaurants nearby. The bedroom and kitchen have a wonderful view of the castle and as the flat is situated to the back of the building it is very peaceful. During the festival and Hogmanay you may hear the military tattoo and fireworks as well as see them! The apartment is accessed on street level through a secure gate with just a few steps up onto the balcony landing from where you gain entry.

Perfect for 2 but can comfortably accommodate 4 with the double sofa bed in the lounge. There is also a fold out single bed which would best be suited for a child. The apartment would be an ideal base for a city break, family fun or a romantic getaway as well as the business traveller.

The lounge is bright and airy with a sofa bed and two armchairs, an extending dining table and seating for four. (more fold away chairs are in a cupboard) There is a flat screen television with freeview and DVD player as well as a CD player. Free Wi-fi is available.

The bedroom has a comfy double bed, ample wardrobe space, a chest of drawers and radio alarm clock.

The bathroom has a bath with shower over, toilet , washhand basin and a heated towel rail. Linen and towels are provided with complimentary shampoo and soap.

The kitchen is equipped with all you would need if you choose to eat in, with basic foodstuffs like salt and pepper and cooking oil supplied. Coffee, tea, sugar and milk is provided to hep you settle in.

There is a small supermarket just up the street which stocks a good variety of food and groceries and every Saturday there is a farmers market close by on Castle Terrace where you can buy lovely Scottish produce from meats, seafood, fresh vegetables and fruit to delicious baked breads. Directly opposite the apartment there is a friendly breakfast cafe that also serves delicious lunches and teas.

There is free parking in metered bays close to the apartment from 18.30 - 08.00 each night and from 18.30 on Saturday night through to 08.30 Monday morning. During the day you can pay to park in these bays (free Sunday) or use the multi-storey car park nearby on Castle Terrace/King Stables Road.

Check in is from 4pm and check out 11.00am. Please enquire if earlier check in is possible as this may be arranged where other bookings allow.

Do not hesitate to contact me if there is anything I can help you with or if you would like to ask any questions.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Portobello 5 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 50 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh 12 km, Nearest railway: Waverley 1.1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities 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
Outdoors Shared garden

The Lothians region

LOTHIANS/EDINBURGH

There is no shortage of things to do and see in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas. Edinburgh has an abundance of historic buildings, places of interest, museums, galleries, theatres, cinemas and shops. Day trips or even longer breaks are readily available to destinations out of Edinburgh to see more of what Scotland has to offer. Lots of leaflets and tourist information are available in the apartment and further help is provided from the Tourist Information Centre (above Waverley Station) on Princes St.

As well as the world renowned Edinburgh International and Fringe Festival in August there is the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June and the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival in July.

Cycling and walking trips are aplenty and if you like golf there are many golf courses in and around Edinburgh.

Take a hike up Arthurs Seat and get the best view of Edinburgh or visit Rosslyn Glen and its Chapel made infamous by The Da Vinci Code.

Edinburgh

The Grassmarket is in the historic centre of Edinburgh and is home to numerous bistros, cafes, Scottish pubs and specialist shops selling antiques, books, cashmere, clothes and much more. Restaurants in the pedestrianised areas allow for al fresco eating and drinking within the proximity of the castle with festival and tourist venues all around. The area is steeped in history. Public hangings were held here and it was the haunting ground of the famous body snatchers Burke and Hare. During the summer the place comes alive with street performers, musicians and special events. A quick stroll will take you up to the Royal Mile and the Castle or along to Princes street through its lovely gardens.

Other places within walking distance:

Whisky Heritage Centre

Camera Obscura

Gladstones Land

National Museum of Scotland

Holyrood Palace

National Galleries

Usher Hall

Traverse Theatre

Royal Lyceum

Festival Hub

Fringe Box Office

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Review 1-5 of 5

27 Mar 2014

5/5

"What a view!"

Not only was this the perfect location to view Edinburgh but also a beautiful and inviting apartment. The owners went out of their way to be as thoughtful as possible too - a pint of milk and fresh br… More

27 Aug 2013

5/5

"A holiday to remember!"

Mrs innes was delightful, meeting us personally due to our circumstances & nothing was left out of our stay. The apartment is so central &spotless that we had a wonderfully relaxing time.… More

26 Aug 2013

5/5

"Peace & Quiet at the heart of Fringe Mayhem"

What a fabulous find for this our 5th Fringe festival and Charlotte our host so very helpful and welcoming. The apartment is small but very well presented with everything you need - to be honest we do… More

15 Aug 2013

4/5

"Holiday Lettings let us down, but the property owner did not"

There was a great deal of confusion regarding address, parking, and contact details of the property owner with our booking. We were there during the Fringe festival, even though we did not come for th… More

6 Jun 2013

5/5

"We couldnt beleive our luck!!!"

Simply the BEST location, no need for taxis!!! this apartment is tastfully decorated and spotlessly clean. Mrs Innes could not have done more to make our stay in Edinburgh just.... wonderful!.

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