Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
WELCOME TO EDINBURGH'S FABULOUS ROYAL MILE!
The apartment overlooks and is set approximately half way down this 1000 year old historic route within a majestic Victorian stone fronted building. A short walk to the top of the road, you will find Edinburgh Castle, walk to the bottom and you will find the Queens Edinburgh residence Holyrood Palace along with the dazzling modern architecture of New Scottish Parliament. You will also discover so many other attractions like St Giles Cathedral, the Whiskey center, Camera Obscura, the Real Mary Kings Close to name but a Royal Mile few. But it isn't all sight seeing; fantastic restaurants and pubs are in abundance and 500mts around the corner is the shopping mecca that is Princes Street. Visit some of the most famous of shops such as Harvey Nichols, Jenners, and House of Fraser along with many well known High Street names and specialist quality outlets. It's so central you're already there!
World famous Edinburgh attractions along with pubs, clubs and eateries are in abundance right on the door step. Where better to be on holiday than right in the very beating heart of fabulous Edinburgh.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Portobello 5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh Airport 11 km, Nearest railway: Edinburgh Waverley Station 400 m|
|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, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors||
NOW WITH NEW IMPROVED FREE Wi-Fi. The lounge has a comfortable double sofa bed for additional guests and is open plan to the kitchen and dining areas. The dining chairs were chosen for comfort and to double up as additional lounge seating when necessary. the kitchen is well stocked with quality cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils for those amongst us who love to cook and for those that like to travel light, there is a washer drier just off of the hall along with a clothes airer and ironing facilities. The apartment has full central heating and for that extra cosy feeling during the winter season, a designer, white stone effect, open, landscape gas fire. The dining area over looks the roof tops of the New Town and to the left the monuments of Calton Hill. On a clear day you can see right over to Fife.
The bedroom over looks the Royal Mile and its prime window has a full height secondary double door with special acoustic glass to ensure a peacefull nights sleep. It has a luxurious King size bed and a fine range of 'Stag' bedroom furniture.
The modern bathroom is fully tiled and has a 3 piece suite inc bath with over shower, toilet & hand basin. It also has a heated towel rail & shaver socket.
The telephone is a 'pay as you go' mobile (cell) phone that can be easily topped up at the local 'car phone warehouse' or by calling the number on the special card that can be found by the charger in the dining area.
|Further details outdoors||
This is a city centre holiday let and therefore, like all cities, street parking is limited in available spaces & the number of hours you are allowed to park in these spaces, it can also be expensive. Because the apartment is so central you really do not need a car to get to the world famous Edinburgh City attractions. However; if for you a car is a necessity; there is free parking in the metered bays right out side the apartment from 18.30 hours to 08.00 hours each night and from 18.30 on Saturday night through to 08.00 Monday morning. During the day for limited time, Monday to Saturday, you can pay to park in these bays or alternatively park in the Radisson hotel's car park across the road. Both have a reasonable tariff. Tip: If you don't fancy getting up in the morning to feed the meter for the bays you can pay the night before and it won't start until 08.00 the next morning. All the above is council/Hotel run and could be subject to change without notification. Best to check on arrival.
*Bicycles can be chained to the railings on the first floor roof terrace before entering the door to the main stairs.
*Please note: There is no security that would stop anyone wishing to access the roof terrace. Anything, including bicycles, left on the roof terrace will be done so at your own risk. No bicycles in the apartment please.
To help you settle in on arrival we provide a welcome pack of a caddy of tea, a jar of coffee and a jar of sugar along with a fresh pint of milk. There is a well stocked small grocers just around the corner on North Bridge and a couple of larger supermarkets approximately half a mile down South Bridge. If you don't fancy the walk or you are returning with a lot of shopping, you can catch one of the many buses that run this route.
As with most central Edinburgh accommodation the apartment has no lift (Elevator). It is on the (Officially 2nd floor) actually 3rd floor. Therefore is unsuitable for some elderly or infirm visitors.
The stairs to the apartment are shared with residents so common consideration must be shown when entering, staying in and leaving the apartment.
The Lothians region
Edinburgh, like Rome, is built on 7 hills, the most famous of them being; the dorment volcano 'Arthur's Seat', Calton Hill and The Castle Rock. The Castle Rock has a 'tail' or ridge that was carved out by nature during the Ice age, it runs from Edinburgh Castle down to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and measures slightly more than 1 mile (Hence the name The Royal Mile). 1000 years ago this ridge became Edinburghs first road. Today, it is known as 'The Royal Mile'. The apartment is set halfway down this beautiful and ancient route.
One of Europe's most beautiful Capital Cities, Edinburgh is the centre of Devolved Scottish Government, the second largest centre for European financial management after London and is home to the annual International Festival of the Arts and it's famous 'Fringe'.
Art Galleries, Museums, Theatres, Cinemas and Concert Halls contribute to a rich cultural life.
The City also plays regular host to many National & international sporting events and is a Mecca for shopping with many designer and specialist outlets.
There is a huge choice of venues for eating & drinking at every level and price imaginable.
Golf, swimming, Mounting biking, Hiking, Dry slope skiing, Histoical & ghost tours and the Dynamic Earth attraction are just some of the things to enjoy during your visit.