This very central luxury apartment offers everything you need to have a fabulous stay in Edinburgh. Close to everything yet in a peaceful location with gardens to lounge in. Chandeliers, huge windows, ornate cornices, and a log burning fire all give this property a wow factor!
The apartment is situated on Eglinton Crescent, only a 10 minutes pleasant stroll from Princes Street (at the castle end), and 5 minutes to Haymarket train station. The crescent has been awarded 'World Heritage' status due to it's beauty and architectural significance.
The spacious lounge has deep ornate cornices framing 4m high ceilings, a large chandelier, and a gilt mirror. The centrepiece of the room is the antique mantelpiece, which houses an open fire (with large child-safe fire guard). There is also a flat-screen TV, DVD player, and stereo, with surround sound to provide a cinematic experience.
There is a dining room off the lounge with glass topped table and seating for 8 guests. Along one side of the room a bookcase houses many books and magazines for guests to enjoy during their stay. The opposite side of the room includes a decorative antique panelled window and door letting sunlight through to the hall.
The sunny front bedroom, has two single beds with memory foam toppers. It also boasts large feature sash-window overlooking the central gardens, deep cornices, a brass chandelier, and a fireplace (decorative only) . There are working panelled wooden window shutters throughout the apartment.
The master double bedroom is to the rear of the apartment overlooking private gardens. The carved mahogany bed has an extra-large (5'5”) memory foam mattress and topper. The bed is framed by antique bedside units and there is also an ornately decorated antique french armoir. There is a large walk-in-wardrobe with plenty of storage space, above which is a mezzanine level study area with a desk and chair.
The kitchen has bespoke-made wooden units and includes a granite breakfast. The cupboards are stocked with all crockery/glassware/pans and utensils you might need for a comfortable stay. There is a Nespresso coffee machine, oven with 5 ring gas hob, microwave, dishwasher and a built in washing machine (a tumble drier is in the hall cupboard).
From the kitchen, there is a spiral staircase leading down to the third bedroom, which is bigger than it looks in the photo - measuring 4.2m x 3m. Here we have a double bed with memory foam mattress. The room also has a deep inbuilt wardrobe with shelves and plenty of hanging space, a chest of drawers, and a full length mirror. There is a flat screen TV...cuddle up in bed and watch a movie. Note: There is a reduced ceiling height in this room at 190cm (6'3"). We have a child stair-gate if required to safety-proof the stairs.
The large family bathroom features an iron double-ended roll-top bath, decorative Victorian mosaic tiled floor, and heated towel warming-radiators. There is a powerful (twin-headed) 'waterfall' shower housed within a separate alcove. Both the kitchen and the bathroom are connected to the main stereo system via stereo speakers to allow guests to enjoy music throughout the apartment.
Outside, with private key access, there is a large mature garden, with lawns and a separate secure children's play area. The children's area include a climbing frame, slide, child and baby swings, a large sand-pit, a Wendy (play) House, and a picnic table.
We provide high-speed wireless internet and also leave a small selection of DVDs (including children's DVDs) and CDs for guests to enjoy. However, you may want to bring along some of your own.
Lastly, we offer a friendly meet and greet service, whereby you will be met at the property with keys and shown around. For guests arriving late, or those unsure of their arrival time, we also offer the alternative option of a key safe entry. There are full instructions inside the apartment as to how everything works, tourist information etc. There is also a local point of contact should anything go wrong during your stay.
In general we have a 3 night minimum stay policy, however we sometimes accept 2 night stays should they fill in gaps in our calendar between longer stays.
Edinburgh is the world's leading festival city, with 12 major annual festivals bringing talents from more than a third of the world's countries to our streets and stages. Dating back to 1947, the Edinburgh International Festival was established after World War II to create "a flowering of the human spirit" in the Scottish capital. Other festivals followed, from military grandeur to intimate jazz and blues, captivating science to underground theatre and children's entertainment. As these festivals grew into world leading celebrations, they became an inescapable part of Edinburgh's identity.
•International Science Festival - 1st - 16th April 2017
•Imaginate Festival - 27 May 2016 to 4 June 2017
•International Film Festival - 21 June to 2 July 2017
•Jazz & Blues Festival - 14 July 2016 to 23 July 2017
•Edinburgh Art Festival - 27 July 2016 to 27 August 2017
•Edinburgh International Festival - 4th to 28 August 2017
•Edinburgh Festival Fringe - 4th to 28th August 2017
•The Royal Military Tattoo - 4th to 26 August 2017
•International Book Festival - 12th to 28th August 2017
•Edinburgh Mela - 26th to 27th August 2017
•International Storytelling Festival - 21st to 31st October 2017
•Edinburgh’s Hogmanay - 30 December 2016 to 1 January 2017
For full details of each of the festivals above, see the 'edinburghfestivalcity' website.
TIP - The Virgin Money Fireworks Concert brings the August festival season to an awe-inspiring conclusion, set against the magnificent backdrop of Edinburgh's iconic Castle. Live classical music by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra accompanies an incredible concert-long fireworks display, specially choreographed to the music.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom|
|Check in time:||14:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Cramond Beach and coastline walk. 7 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 10 km, Nearest railway: Edinburgh Haymarket 750 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Super King Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Famous the world over for its hilltop castle, cultural festivals and Hogmanay (new year's eve) street party, Edinburgh provides a magical backdrop for Christmas shopping, nights out and exceptional winter events.
Edinburgh, the inspiring capital of Scotland, is an historic and cultured city. The setting is wonderfully striking; perched on a series of extinct volcanoes and rocky crags. If you're looking for a broad mixture of great things to see and do, Edinburgh is the place to be. Admire stunning scenery, striking architecture, fine food, and first-class attractions.
Edinburgh Castle dominates the city-centre skyline and is the focus for the New Year's Eve fireworks display. From its ramparts you can look down on medieval lanes and elegant, sweeping terraces that hold over a thousand years of history, mystery and tradition. Yet you will also see a modern capital where, galleries display cutting-edge art, and bars, restaurants and clubs create a lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere with a distinctly Scottish twist.
Edinburgh's Hogmanay is one of the biggest and best New Year celebrations in the world. Edinburgh's Winter get underway on 30 December with the spectacular Torchlight Procession. Join thousands of torch carriers as they create a river of fire from the historic Royal Mile to the son et lumiére and fireworks finale on Calton Hill.
On Hogmanay itself, the action moves to Princes Street in the very heart of the city of Edinburgh beneath the spectacular backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Around 80,000 people party their way into the new year at the Concert in the Gardens featuring incredible live music and entertainment, DJ's, giant screens, outdoor bars and of course, the world-famous Edinburgh Hogmanay Midnight Fireworks on the castle ramparts.
And if you need something to clear your head the morning after, why not take part in the (literally) breathtaking Loony Dook, the annual splash in the River Forth at South Queensferry. Take part in the Dookers Parade through the High Street before taking the plunge in the freezing Forth with the iconic Forth Bridges as a backdrop. And don't forget your fancy dress!
Whatever the scale of the event and wherever it's held, Scotland's Hogmanay celebrations guarantee a warm welcome and more new friends than you ever knew you had, all in a frenzy of goodwill!
Tickets are now on sale for Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations. See: www.edinburghshogmanay.org/
Eglinton Crescent is a fine Victorian crescent set in the prestigious West End of Edinburgh.
The city centre, including Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle, is easily accessed on foot, whilst Haymarket Train Station is only 5 minutes walk away. Murrayfield rugby stadium is less than 20 mins walk along the main approach road (or a 5 min bus journey).
There are a number of shops (including a Tesco Metro) situated locally whilst the boutique shops and numerous restaurants and bars of the West End and George Street are all within easy walking distance.
Edinburgh two modern art galleries are within 5 minutes walk, and from there there is a free shuttle bus provided to access Edinburgh's many other galleries.
There is excellent road access westwards towards the bypass and Edinburgh airport , which is only 6.5 miles away (15-20 mins on the regular airport shuttle bus - stopping at Haymarket Station).