Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
The flat consists of one spacious room comprising living room with dining area and kitchen,one double bedroom and fully tiled shower room,with Phillipe Starck fittings,including bidet and constant hot water. The kitchen fittings and all the furniture including the doors were specially designed and made by a leading English designer/furniture maker. The curtains are of wild silk from Orissa and specially woven in Calicut in Kerala.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Portobello 8 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Turnhouse,Edinburgh 25 km, Nearest railway: Edinburgh Waverley 500 m|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Further details indoors||
This is a flat for the connoisseur both beautiful and comfortable; it is the perfect place for the discerning visitor who wants an exceptional place to stay in the very centre of town yet with complete privacy. There is a selection of classical music and opera for the CD player and a selection of books,including Groves Dictionary. It is perched at the top of a 17th c building,looking across Princes Street on one side,and on the other into a large courtyard in which is Lady Stair's House and which leads onto the Lawnmarket ; it is in the very centre of historical Edinburgh but has easy access to all the main cultural and tourist attractions.
|Further details outdoors||
The flat is within walking distance of most of the main cultural and tourist venues - The National Gallery of Scotland,National Library of Scotland,St Giles Cathedral,Edinburgh Castle(about 5 minutes);The Usher Hall,Lyceum Theatre,Edinburgh Festival Theatre,Edinburgh Film House,National Portrait Gallery,Chamber Street Museum (all about 10 minutes);the Queen's Hall,Kings Theatre,Cameo Cinema (about 15 minutes); The National Gallery of Modern Art and Botanical Gardens are easily reached by bus,car or taxi,and Waverley Station is 5 minutes walk. There are many good restaurants in the district.
The Lothians region
Edinburgh is one of the most attractive cities in Europe and the centre of many familiar historical events . Mary Queen of Scots,John Knox are familiar figures from the 16h c. but it's greatest period was the 18th century when it was for a time the intellectual centre of Europe,if not the world,with figures such as David Hume and Adam Smith at the height of their powers. In the 19th century is was the centre of medical research and still is important, and is famous for its University,
The Edinburgh International Festival founded in 1947 has long been regarded as one of the leading Festivals for Music and Dance,and to some extent drama. Running during the latter half of August and first of September it offers a wide range of activities. The city also hosts many other events and festivals - the Fringe,the Film Festival and special events. In recent years the variety and quality of restraurants has increased and improved,and there are cinemas,theatres,and interesting musical activities throughout the year.