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The Annexe Apartment

1bedroom
2sleeps
 min stay varies
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Apartment / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

A superbly equipped and apportioned self-contained single storey annexe with dedicated main door and private parking in courtyard. Ideally located in the City of Edinburgh for easy access to local transport and amenities yet beautifully set amidst secluded surroundings.

The long entrance hall has a large cupboard for coats and shoes. The L-shaped living area includes a bright and spacious sitting room with 3 seater and 2 seater settees, an ornamental fireplace, HDTV with HD Freeview, HD DVD player and iPhone/iTouch docking station and integral amplifier. Double patio doors from sitting room lead into a large west facing secluded garden which is shared with the main house owners. The dining area seats up to four people.

The kitchen area is fully equipped with fridge freezer, microwave oven/grill/conventional oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, washing machine, toaster and kettle.

The spacious master bedroom has a super king sized bed. If required, and by prior arrangement,

A superbly equipped and apportioned self-contained single storey annexe with dedicated main door and private parking in courtyard. Ideally located in the City of Edinburgh for easy access to local transport and amenities yet beautifully set amidst secluded surroundings.

The long entrance hall has a large cupboard for coats and shoes. The L-shaped living area includes a bright and spacious sitting room with 3 seater and 2 seater settees, an ornamental fireplace, HDTV with HD Freeview, HD DVD player and iPhone/iTouch docking station and integral amplifier. Double patio doors from sitting room lead into a large west facing secluded garden which is shared with the main house owners. The dining area seats up to four people.

The kitchen area is fully equipped with fridge freezer, microwave oven/grill/conventional oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, washing machine, toaster and kettle.

The spacious master bedroom has a super king sized bed. If required, and by prior arrangement, this bed can be split into two single beds. The room also comprises a large built in wardrobe and storage area. In addition, a single bed can be set up in the sitting room area if required (an additional charge would apply).

The Annexe is also equipped with:

• Gas central heating with thermostatic control of each radiator

• Unrestricted complimentary access to the internet via dedicated, secure Wifi

• Landline telephone for external Emergency, 0800, 0500 or BT Chargecard calls

• Iron and ironing board

• Fire extinguisher, fire blanket, smoke alarms, emergency lighting and safe

• Welcome Pack (tea, coffee, fresh milk, flowers and toiletries)

• Ample parking available in private, paved and illuminated courtyard

Situated off a private cul de sac, the Annexe is in a central but quiet location near to shops and local services, just 200m from the local bus route. The Annexe provides the perfect base for you to visit the numerous attractions and international events throughout the year. These include the International Edinburgh Festival, International Film Festival and International Book Festival. In addition, there is Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Zoo, the Scottish Parliament, the Royal Yacht Britannia, the Forth Road and Rail bridges, the extinct volcano in the heart of the city "Arthur's Seat" and Holyrood Palace to name but a few.

Distances to local facilities are shown below:

• Bus Stop to/from City Centre: 200m (city centre only 15 minutes by bus)

• Post Office: 300m

• Chemist: 400m

• Supermarket: 400m and 700m

• Bank/Cash machine: 400m, 500m, 600m and 700m

• Airport Bus (Princes Street): 4.0km (2.5 miles)

• Art Galleries: 3.0km (1.9 miles)

• Princes Street: 4.0km (2.5 miles)

• Royal Mile: 4.5km (2.8 miles)

• Edinburgh Castle: 5km (3.1 miles)

• Parliament/Holyrood House/Park: 8.0km (5.0 miles)

Further details

Welcome pack provided on arrival.

Garden is shared with the owners of the house.

Further details indoors

Free, dedicated and secure wireless internet connection, HDTV, HD DVD and iPod stereo docking station.

The sitting room/lounge has patio doors that are west facing overlooking the garden.

An additional single bed could be placed within the sitting room area to accommodate a third adult or child. An additional charge would be made for this facility.

Further details outdoors

Parking is provided in a private, illuminated and paved courtyard dedicated to the property.

Location description from owner

The Edinburgh region

The City of Edinburgh offers you an ideal opportunity to experience the mixture of traditional and contemporary lifestyles located within a vibrant and internationally famous city.

From the narrow streets and winding stairways of the historic old city centre to the sweeping Georgian terraced houses in the 'new town', the City offers you the best of architecture.

The hundreds of restaurants, bars and clubs offer food, relaxation and refreshments for every conceivable pallet whilst the galleries, exhibitions and festivals ensure that no often how many times you visit the city, there is always more to see.

Experience the 'Dynamic Earth' exhibition describing the fascinating volcanic activity and the formation of 'Arthur's Seat'. Then, only a few metres away is the Scottish Parliament building, the heart of Scottish Government.

Stroll across to the Palace of Holyrood and then up the famous Royal Mile, experiencing the multiple malt whisky opportunities en route, as you head towards Edinburgh Castle.

Participate in a tour of the secret underground streets and Mary King's close, sealed during a plague outbreak in the 17th century.

And of course, there's plenty of time to relax walking through the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens or dining in one of the many Michelin Star restaurants across the City.

Davidsons Mains

Originally a small village, Davidsons Mains and Blackhall now form part of the City of Edinburgh. The area has virtually every conceivable amenity within a few minutes walk of the Annexe including shops, supermarket, bars, chemist and Post Office. In addition you can stroll through the local park and access Corstorphine woods or walk the 3km to the edge of the sea shore.

There are few UK locations offering such a mixture of activities, features, relaxation and entertainment all within a few minutes journey time.

The area is served by a number of bus services and journey time to the city centre by bus is only 15 minutes.

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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

Will consider

  • Long term lets (over 1 month)
  • Corporate bookings

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Access

  • Parking
  • Suitable for people with restricted mobility
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
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About the owner

Fiona Y
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
06 May 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English, French

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“Perfect in every way”

Reviewed 20 Jul 2015

We have just returned from a week in The Annexe and had to drag ourselves away! From the welcome we received (after a long drive up from the south of England and resulting late arrival to find Fiona waiting for us) to the superb breakfast provisions, toiletries, fresh flowers, fruit, bus tickets and the most comfortable bed ever, we were amazed at the attention to detail in order to make our stay as comfortable as possible. We will certainly return to The Annexe in order to revisit wonderful Edinburgh and St Andrews. Well done, Fiona, The Annexe was peaceful, cosy, beautifully furnished and a great base for us.

“"Wow"”

Reviewed 27 Jun 2014

That's right "The Annexe" was out of this world. So relaxing,quiet. It was a beautiful place to stay. We were celebrating my boyfriend's 50yr birthday. So many lovely places to visit and only a bus ride away. Fiona even left us 2 bus tickets to start us of with. So we bought 2 weekly passes and away we went. The best thing we got. The bus service is great. So we went all over. But the best was The Royal Yacht Britannia. The tour, where we had a lovely birthday lunch followed by drinks at the Dome then a meal. We came home relaxed and refreshed. Thank you Fiona we will be back. X

“Excelled our expectations”

Reviewed 15 Jan 2013

A most warm and friendly welcome awaited us, well excelling our expectations; excellent facilities and extra personal touches, including food starter pack, were much appreciated. Very clean, constantly warm and most comfortable. A genuine five star proprerty and very conveniently placed. We have already booked to return.

“Luxurious and relaxing holiday apartment”

Reviewed 11 Sep 2012

The apartment is perfect! All very modern but still very homely. The bed was the most comfortable one I have ever slept in! We were up for the festival but spent one day just relaxing and enjoying cocktails in the garden. The owner (and her dog!) were really friendly and had thought of everything that we could need for our stay - a welcome pack with details of things to see and do around Edinburgh, bus timetables, Festival Fringe information and breakfast supplies. It took us slightly longer than expected to get into town but I think that was due to diversions in place for the festival. I would highly recommend this apartment and will definitely be returning myself.

“Excellent accommodation and location for Edinburgh and surrounding areas”

Reviewed 13 Aug 2012

The Annexe provides excellent and well appointed accommodation for a couple wishing to explore Edinburgh (a 15 min bus journey) and the surrounding areas. We went for the festival and The Annexe provided an excellent base with everything you could want in a 'home from home'. The owner has thought of everything from washing-up liquid (and dishwasher tablets!) to super soft towels. We would recommend The Annexe without hesitation.

“Aboslutely beautiful.”

Reviewed 9 Apr 2012

I can't recommend The Annexe highly enough. The owners were friendly, welcoming and efficient, with all our requirements anticipated and met. The apartment is beautifully prepared and thought-out, designed and furnished with care and attention to detail, and a far cry from the bare-minimum / cheapest option approach often found elsewhere. Private parking was a huge advantage. The location is ideal - close enough to be a short bus ride / drive into town, but far enough away from the hustle of the centre to be a quiet hideaway too. I could go on but suffice to say that I can't fault it in any way - very highly recommended.

“Truly exellent”

Reviewed 1 Sep 2011

This annex is really luxury.The lady owner was the most friendly person we have met in Scotland,she is a nice person.We will certainly book again should we go to the festival. Thank you Fiona for a lovely stay.

“A gem of a place. Beautiful, relaxing area close to Edinburgh.”

Reviewed 29 Jul 2011

We were looking for a place to spend a rejuvenating weekend, but wanted to be close enough to all Edinburgh had to offer. And the location was fabulous, there is a woods 10 minutes away with views to the sea and a zoo close by as well. The bus stop to Edinburgh City Center is two minutes away and runs every 15 minutes, just give yourself at least twenty five minutes to get to Princes Street. The beach at Cromands, is also 25 minutes away, is magnificent and completely accessible by bus The Annex apartment was a dream! Better than I hoped – and than it looked in the photographs. The bedroom was wonderfully furnished and extremely comfortable - feather pillows and blankets, lamps everywhere. There was a wonderful starter pack in well appointed, lovely kitchen. Every touch was thought-out and perfect down to the clever hanging soap holder in the shower and the make-up light above the mirror. The warm red living/dining room furnishings, leather couches and Sony flat screen made it slightly difficult to leave. The garden is way larger and prettier than in the photo! But that was the least of it. Fiona and her husband were wonderful! They were there for anything that we possibly needed - their service extended well beyond the ordinary. I didn’t have an adapter for my laptop, I was loaned a laptop cord on the spot and two adapters showed up on my doorstep the next morning. I even received an email informing me that I had left two sweaters behind and that they were being posted to me! All in all, a perfect stay – we didn’t want to leave! Thank you!

Many thanks for your kind words, I am glad you received your sweaters safely and we hope to welcome you back at The Annexe in the future.

“A real home from home when exploring Edinburgh”

Reviewed 30 Jun 2011

If like me you thought there wasn't much to do in the Edinburgh area then think again. We stayed 4 nights at the Annexe and visited Edinburgh Castle, Hollyrood Palace, the Royal Highland Show, saw Bon Jovi in concert (30 minute walk to Murrayfield Stadium from the Annexe), explored the Royal yacht Britannia and had lunch in a michelin starred restaurant in Leith (Tom Kitchen). I'd recommend them all (depending on your music tastes). A bus goes from the bottom of the road every 15 minutes into town (just make sure you have your £1.30 ready or the driver gets grumpy). We drove to Leith where there is ample free parking. The Annexe is immaculately clean with everything new and everything works as it should (not surprising as we were the very first paying guests). Fantastic big bed, a comfy sofa each, a file of local information with those all important take aways included, a DVD collection that we didn't even have time to sample and the owner (Fiona) was always next door if we got stuck.

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