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Scotland Street- The Writers Pad

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 3 reviews

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

The Writers Pad has been designed around Edinburgh's rich literary heritage. This New Town property has many a nod and a wink to the writers that have graced the city. This garden apartment offers a great place to stay close to the town centre and many local attractions and has undergone an extensive renovation in early 2014.

The apartment itself contains two double bedrooms, a comfortable lounge/ dining area, bathroom with shower and a well equipped kitchen. There is a comfortable double bed in one bedroom while the other contains zip and link beds which make the sleeping arrangements a bit more versatile. In addition there is a sofa bed with a pocket sprung mattress in the lounge.

The flat is a 10 minute walk from some of Edinburgh's most iconic landmarks including The Scott Monument, Edinburgh Castle and St Andrews Square. The main shopping areas of Edinburgh are all within easy walking distance.

Closer to the property there is the busy areas around Broughton Street and the top of Leith Walk with many great delicatessens and restaurants to tempt you after a day in town. The bars nearby the property offer a fantastic choice from the more traditional Edinburgh pub to some of the more modern bars.

The property offers a great place to explore the city from while at the same time provides interest and comfort. Freeview TV, Blu-Ray DVD player, DAB radio and bluetooth speakers all add to the comfort of your stay. There is a collection of books with links to Edinburgh as well as a small DVD collection.

There is parking available via pay meters on the street. These cost £2/hr between 8.30- 5.30 Mon to Fri. Parking out with these hours is free. If you're staying during the week and you plan to bring a car please let us know as there is a few suggestions we may be able to offer.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Portobello 8 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links 10 km, 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 Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden

The Edinburgh region

Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, provides a wonderful and interesting place to stay and explore.

It is a city of contrasts, maybe best illustrated by the slightly chaotic nature of the Old Town, around the castle and High Street versus the comparative order of the New Town with it's Georgian architecture and grid like street layout.

Edinburgh is world renowned for it's Festival and Fringe - making the month of August colourful and vibrant. It is also the first city to be a UNESCO city of Literature - and this is what the property here draws on.

Edinburgh is well served by transport links but is also a City that is easy to walk around in. It provides a safe environment and while by no means flat it is well served with coffee houses, deli's, restaurants and bars if you need a break in proceedings.

The areas close by such as East Lothain and Fife are very attractive parts of the Scotland and both of these are a golfers paradise while at the same time providing stunning countryside and picturesque coastal areas.

New Town

The New Town of Edinburgh is world famous for it's stunning Georgian architecture. It dates from between 1750 to 1850 and is a UNESCO world heritage site. The area features some exquisite details including beautiful private gardens and well maintained streets.

The main shopping areas of George Street and Princes Street are within easy walking distance and Harvey Nichols and Jenners are amongst two of the stores you would come across as you walk into town.

Close by the property Broughton Street contains some fantastic delis, a notable butcher, some lovely bars and restaurants. Around the corner is the comfortable Cumberland Bar with it's beer garden and enviable choice of real ales.

There is a children's play park 2 minutes from the flat's front door and the property is a mere 10 minutes walk into the main areas of Edinburgh.

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20 Oct 2014

5/5

"Absolutely fabulous and will be back!"

Fab location, about 10 mins (or less) walking distance to Harvey Nics, and the day tour bus station. Great place for adults, and good enough for kids of 5YO and above. Short walk to amenities, and nic… More

19 Aug 2014

5/5

"Beautiful and stylish apartment in a grand Georgian townhouse only a short walk from the centre"

Beautiful and stylish apartment in the basement of a grand Georgian townhouse in an affluent part of the city. The area was peaceful, felt safe, and was only a short walk from the centre.The apartment… More

23 Jul 2014

5/5

"Very comfortable flat in a great location!"

This was our first visit to Scotland and we enjoyed every minute. That we had this comfortable flat as our "home base" certainly contributed to our enjoyment. The flat is very well located, … More

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