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Browns Close Apartment

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £58 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 44 reviews

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

The apartment is located in the centre of Edinburgh, on the Royal Mile, close to many major attractions, and 10 minutes walk from Waverley Station and Airport Shuttle terminus. The apartment, which is on the first floor (one flight of stairs), is tastefully furnished and appointed to a very high standard, and has been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. It has gas central heating and free Wifi internet access. Bed linen and towels are provided.

The lounge is comfortably furnished, with seating for 4-5 people, including a corner sofa. It is equipped with TV, HiFi & Wifi internet. There is a small balcony off this area. The dining area includes a sideboard and large dining table with four dining chairs. The corner sofa converts into a large double bed.

The kitchen is modern and fully equipped, including washer/dryer & dishwasher. The double bedroom contains a king-size bed, wardrobe and ample drawer storage. (A travel cot is also available by arrangement).

The shower-room has a walk-in shower enclosure, electric shower, wash-hand basin with illuminated mirror & shaver point, and heated towel rail.

This is a welcoming, luxurious base from which to explore Edinburgh. It is ideally placed for major attractions such as the Castle, Holyrood Palace & Scottish Parliament, as well as being close to most Festival & Fringe venues. There are numerous places to eat and drink within close proximity to the property.

Browns Close Apartment is an ideal place to relax in and take the occasional stroll around the Old Town, wining and dining at some of the many eateries and pubs in the area, or as a base for a more energetic exploration of the many things which Edinburgh has to offer.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Portobello 4 km
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh 13.5 km, Nearest railway: Waverley 500 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, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Further details indoors

The apartment is located in Brown’s Close, which is on the Canongate (part of the Royal Mile), a few metres from Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament building. The apartment, which is on the first floor, is tastefully furnished and appointed to a very high standard. It has gas central heating and free Wifi internet access. Bed linen and towels are provided.

The lounge is comfortably furnished, with seating for 4-5 people, including a corner sofa. It is equipped with 80cm (32 in) LCD television with Freeview, a DVD player, a Hifi system with CD player, DAB/FM/AM radio, iPod dock and MP3 connection. A glass-panelled door from this area leads onto a small balcony, with views of the surrounding area. The dining area includes a sideboard and large dining table with four dining chairs.

The corner sofa converts into a comfortable double bed (4ft 8in), if required, for an additional two guests.

The kitchen is fitted with modern units and integrated appliances, with a tiled splash-back and lighting beneath the wall cabinets. It is equipped with built-in electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, washer/dryer, fridge with freezer compartment, and dishwasher. It is fully supplied with crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils, pots and pans, as well as electric kettle and toaster. We also provide a welcome tray with tea and coffee.

The spacious bedroom contains a king-size bed, wardrobe and ample drawer storage. It is equipped with hair-dryer and mirror.

The shower-room has a walk-in shower enclosure, electric shower, wash-hand basin, illuminated mirror with shaver point, and heated towel rail.

With wood flooring throughout (excluding the shower room), gas central heating and instant hot water, this is a luxurious and restful base from which to enjoy your visit to Edinburgh, whether for business or pleasure.

Brown’s Close is part of the Canongate Development, designed by Sir Basil Spence, constructed in 1969 and now a listed building. It stands on a site formerly known as Golfers Land, which was built in the 17th Century.

Further details outdoors

On-street car parking is available at pay-and-display bays, or free overnight and Sundays. Secure paid car parking at nearby Waverley station. Free on-street parking 5-10 minutes walk away.

Further details

Please note that no pets are allowed in the apartment. Smoking is not allowed in the apartment, but the balcony may be used for this purpose.

The Edinburgh region

The area around Edinburgh, has many places to visit and many things to do. There is a huge choice of golf courses including the famous Old Course at St Andrews (about 80 minutes drive away), Turnberry (2 hours), Gleneagles (70 minutes); in East Lothian, there are over 20 courses, all within 30 minutes drive of Edinburgh, including Muirfield and Gullane.

For those interested in outdoor activities, there are many walking trails in East Lothian and the Borders. There are lots of bird-watching opportunities, especially at St Abbs and the Isle of May (early booking is a must!), as well as the Seabird Centre in North Berwick. There are beautiful sandy beaches at the John Muir Country Park (near Dunbar) and Gullane.

If you have an interest in history, there are many castles and stately homes – too many to list here, but some highlights include Blackness Castle (where Mel Gibson's “Hamlet” was filmed), Craigmillar Castle, Sir Walter Scott's house, Abbotsford; the abbeys of Jedburgh and Melrose; Linlithgow Palace; Tantallon Castle; and Hopetoun House. There are also the remains of Iron Age hillforts and burial sites dating back up to 5,000 years ago.

Royal Mile

The apartment is ideally located for exploring Edinburgh. Situated right on the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament building are both within two minutes walk. Edinburgh castle, at the top of the Royal Mile, is a few minutes walk away, as is St Giles Cathedral. Other attractions within a few hundred metres (or yards) include: Our Dynamic Earth; the Museum of Edinburgh; the Peoples' Story; Canongate Kirk; and the Museum of Childhood.

All of central Edinburgh is within easy walking distance, including the National Museum of Scotland, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery of Scotland. Most International Festival and Fringe venues are equally accessible – the Pleasance Courtyard and the Fringe Box Office are both within 10 minutes walk.

Of course, Edinburgh has many other events to offer: Science festival (April), Film Festival (June), Jazz & Blues Festival (July), the Military Tattoo, Book Festival, Mela (August) and a number of others. And don't forget the Edinburgh Marathon in May!

There are various Edinburgh Bus Tours, and these all pass very close to the apartment. Edinburgh is well-provided with public transport, and from the stop outside the apartment it is possible to get a bus direct to Ocean Terminal, where the Royal Yacht Britannia is moored.

There are numerous options for eating and drinking in the area, with a teahouse, a Starbuck's and a pub all within 100 metres. A few minutes walk will take you to a choice of cafés, pubs (all offering food, and most offering a choice of real ales) and restaurants, offering a range of food from tea and cakes, through pizza and fajitas to sushi and award-winning Scottish cuisine.

For those who prefer to dine in, there is a small local grocer shop is also within 100 metres, and a Tesco Express supermarket is within 5 minutes walk, with a large Sainsbury supermarket about 10-15 minutes walk away.

The Royal Mile and surrounding area offer a range of shops for browsing and purchasing anything from tourist souvenirs through Scotch whisky and bagpipes to belly-dancing outfits and Venetian glass! Princes Street and the St James centre are also nearby, with Harvey Nichols, John Lewis and Jenners all within 20 minutes walk.

Also within a few minutes walk are the Queens Park and Arthur's Seat: with a little exertion, you can experience fresh air, exercise AND get some of the best views of Edinburgh from Salisbury Crags and the top of Arthur's Seat! This area is very popular for strolling, jogging, cycling or feeding the swans, geese and ducks at one of the Park's three small lochs. The Royal Commonwealth (swimming) Pool is about 15-20 minutes walk away, through the park.

There are two children's play parks in the area.

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26 Oct 2014

5/5

"Comfortable accommodations within walking destinations to the best locations in Edinburgh"

In short, the apartment was lovely. The host was prompt and professional. The location was perfect to both Edinburgh Castle and Arthur's Seat. Also, the pub below the apartment was convenient and… More

13 Oct 2014

5/5

"What a great position!!!"

If you are thinking of staying in Edinburgh this apartment is ideal. Easy to find, everything there for you, such a comfy bed and a great tv. What more could you wish for. The kitchen is well kitted o… More

We are glad that you liked our apartment so much - and found the bed comfortable! We hope that if you come back to Edinburgh, you will stay with us again. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

11 Oct 2014

5/5

"Nothing left to chance"

A very well furnished apartment, ideal for the traveller who wants home away from home. Having the ability to have home cooked meals as opposed to eating out all the time, handy to shops and about a 1… More

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are glad that you found the facilities and the location so convenient. Thank you too for letting us know about the door - we have spoken to the neighbours about this. We hope to see you again!

30 Sep 2014

5/5

"Would highly recommend"

Fantastic location and very clean apartment. Would stay again if visiting Edinburgh - very close to bars/restaurants and shops - Had all the amenities that you would need for a pleasant stay thank yo… More

Thank you very much for taking time to write this review for us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us - and even more so to know that you would like to come back!

29 Sep 2014

5/5

"Excellent Edinburgh Escape"

Brown's Close is an excellent base to stay when you want to explore Edinburgh's wonderful architecture and countryside. Spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped, the apartment is a perf… More

Thank you for taking time to write a review for us. We are pleased that you liked the apartment so much and found it a useful base for visiting Edinburgh. We hope to see you again!

10 Sep 2014

5/5

"Great Comfortable Stay"

Cannot fault this apartment or David at all. David kept in contact from the first moment we paid a deposit to the day of us travelling. He gave us perfect directions how to find the apartment. Everyth… More

We are glad that you enjoyed staying with us and found the welcome pack and various bits of information helpful. I also enjoy sitting out on the balcony when I can (although I am supposed to be working when I am there!). Thank you very much for your review.

30 Aug 2014

5/5

"Very comfortable, very handy, perfect for our needs."

We stayed in Brown's close for for nights in August. We booked the apartment and got regular emails from Margaret and David when we booked, when we paid the balance and before we left. We were al… More

Thank you for this review: it's good to hear that you enjoyed yourselves in Edinburgh, and particularly nice to hear that the kids enjoyed the facilities as well as the adults! We hope to see you again.

18 Aug 2014

5/5

"Perfect in every way."

Just a perfect experience. Thank you David and Margaret for having such a lovely place to stay. As a frequent traveller to Edinburgh, we've tried a number of apartments over the past few years.… More

Thank you for a great review - you've certainly given us a billing to live up to! It is good to know that we compare favourably with other accommodations, and that everything was to your taste. And thanks, too, for mentioning how quiet it is at night. We hope to see you again!

18 Aug 2014

5/5

"Wonderful property, location and owner!"

We were very, very lucky to get a reservation due to a cancellation for the Fringe, we were visiting a friend who was performing. Finding the property was a doddle, right on the Royal Mile! The apartm… More

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us. We were pleased to hear that you enjoyed the extras and found the location convenient - I hope you enjoyed the show as well!

17 Jul 2014

5/5

"Amazing place to stay in Edinburgh"

If you are looking for a fantastic holiday flat located in the heart of Edinburgh then look no further. We recently spent an extended weekend with a toddler at Browns Close Apartment and we thoroug… More

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad that you appreciated the location and found it easy to get about, even with a toddler! We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit.

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