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The Grassmarket Flat – Home 180163 Studio

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  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies
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The Grassmarket Flat – Home 180163

Excellent Excellent – based on 55 reviews

  • Studio
  • no bedrooms
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Studio / No Bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

The Grassmarket area and the adjacent streets offer a host of cosmopolitan bars, restaurants, independent and traditional retailers and is surrounded by exciting festival venues .The area is steeped in dramatic, intriguing history with its well preserved cobbled streets and medieval architecture bringing this area to life.

The Grassmarket Flat overlooks the West Bow Well and faces directly out onto the Grassmarket pedestrian precinct which plays host to numerous musical, dramatic arts and acrobatic fringe acts throughout the festival season, not to mention a Mardi Gras festival and Saturday markets. This entertainment is free from your windows!

The Grassmarket Flat has been tastefully finished to a very high standard, with beautiful Scottish fabrics encapsulating the essence of Scotland, to enhance your experience and maximise the ambience of your holiday.

This flat has been designed with the holidaymaker in mind and attention has been paid to every detail to

The Grassmarket area and the adjacent streets offer a host of cosmopolitan bars, restaurants, independent and traditional retailers and is surrounded by exciting festival venues .The area is steeped in dramatic, intriguing history with its well preserved cobbled streets and medieval architecture bringing this area to life.

The Grassmarket Flat overlooks the West Bow Well and faces directly out onto the Grassmarket pedestrian precinct which plays host to numerous musical, dramatic arts and acrobatic fringe acts throughout the festival season, not to mention a Mardi Gras festival and Saturday markets. This entertainment is free from your windows!

The Grassmarket Flat has been tastefully finished to a very high standard, with beautiful Scottish fabrics encapsulating the essence of Scotland, to enhance your experience and maximise the ambience of your holiday.

This flat has been designed with the holidaymaker in mind and attention has been paid to every detail to ensure your stay is a very comfortable and memorable experience.

This is a perfect place for those romantic at heart with a chilled bottle of wine waiting for you on your arrival!

If you intend visiting Edinburgh, this is the perfect place to stay.

Further details

Minimum let is 2 nights

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE

Please arrive after 3pm on the date of arrival and leave before 11am on the date of departure. If this is not suitable tell us when you book, so we can try to arrange alternative times.

BOOKING & PAYMENT

See calendar or contact us for availability and prices.

Confirm a booking by phone / email with your details and a booking form will be sent to you for completion

25% deposit required when booking over a month in advance,

100% payment required when booking less than a month in advance

PAYMENT by: UK cheque or BACS payment (Please contact owner for details)

During major events ie Rugby weekends or marathon there is a supplement of an £10 extra per night.

Please email for prices.

DIRECTIONS to the property will be sent after the balance is paid. They include directions from the train stations and the airport. Keys to the property will be provided on arrival or by prior arrangement

Further details indoors

New oak furniture and flooring compliments the traditional style. The dining table is situated next to the two large west facing windows, which flood the flat with sunshine throughout the day. The windows overlook the busy Grassmarket precinct allowing you to watch world go by as you dine!

Ipod / iphone player / charger / WIFI for your convenience. A welcome pack and a wide selection of information leaflets and maps available for guests.

Bespoke double glazed window shutters are fitted along with mood lighting for enhanced comfort. Ample wardrobe space and dressing area and mirrored dressing table.

The flat benefits from a totally refurbished modern bathroom, just completed in April 2012. The bathroom is complimented by an LED illuminated mirror with built in demister pad and electric shaving point for the comfort of guests.

Luxurious linen and towels provided.

Complimentary wine and milk / tea / coffee facilties for your arrival.

WIFI just fitted in April 2012.

Further details outdoors

This property is situated on the third floor of a historic old town tenement. Access is via a winding stairwell. There is no lift available.

PARKING****Metered on street parking is available in surrounding streets. Long stay parking is available at the nearby Castle Terrace car park. Free parking is available in residential streets on the outskirts of the City Centre, a short bus ride away. Please ask for directions.

The property benefits from good transport links. Further details available on request.

Location description from owner

The Scotland region

The Grassmarket Flat is situated on the West Bow, Grassmarket, within the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. The City Centre, Princes Street and Princes Street Gardens are a short walk away. The Forth Road and Rail Bridges, South Queensferry, Stirling and Glasgow City Centre are within a one hour drive from Edinburgh.

Central Scotland/Strathclyde

The Grassmarket flat is ideally located for those interested in the history of Edinburgh.The West Bow is a steep street in the historic Old Town of Edinburgh, leading from the Grassmarket, up the hill to the world famous Royal mile and Edinburgh Castle, which is a mere two minute walk away.

Directly in front of the Grassmarket Flat is the large open Grassmarket square, now a pedestrian precinct. This was the scene of public hangings, the Porteous Riots and the haunt of the notorious body snatchers, Burke and Hare. The Martyr’s Cross memorial marks the spot of the public gallows where over 100 covenanters were hung for their beliefs.

The predestrian precinct is now host to an extensive number of bars, resturants and quality shops for your enjoyment.

Please look at links for festivals and things to do In Edinburgh at certain times of the year;

http://www.edinburghspotlight.com/2012/01/info-dates-for-2011-festivals/

http://www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk/planning-for-edinburgh-festivals-2012

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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 Shower room

Amenities

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

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

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Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Gill B
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
02 Dec 2016
Years listed:
5
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Studio has 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 07 Sep 2011. Located in Grassmarket, it has 55 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £500 to £1000.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 02 Dec 2016.

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“Excellent accomodation in prime tourist location.”

Reviewed 8 May 2013

My wife and I stayed at this apartment in late March 2013. We could only describe the apartment as excellent value for money, beautifully presented, homely and ideally located for enjoying all of the sights that Edinburgh has to offer. The ease with which the booking was achieved and the helpful way that the owners responded to all requests mean that when travelling to Edinburgh at any time in the future, the Grassmarket flat will be my first port of call with regards to accomodation.

“Wonderful little flat and gracious hosts”

Reviewed 16 Jan 2013

We couldn't have been happier with this flat and location: it was comfortable and centrally-located, and the owners were very helpful and gave clear and easy directions to find the flat. Such a comfy bed too! The basket of goodies and Christmas tree was an unexpected delight--it made our first Christmas in Edinburgh a memorable one!

We worked hard to ensure this stay over the festive period was just that bit more special. We are glad that it was a memorable break - job done! Regards, Richard & Pauline

“Perfect flat in great location”

Reviewed 3 Dec 2012

What more could you need for a few days in Edinburgh? Clean, compact and convenient and the owners were very flexible and helpful when arranging check in times. Great views over the Grassmarket too.

Many thanks for your comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay

“Fabulous apartment in superb location”

Reviewed 27 Aug 2012

Beautiful studio apartment centrally located at the West Bow end of Grassmarket. Perfectly equipped for two. Every thought has gone into the comfort of their guests, including the type of supplies you always forget! (teabags, washing up liquid, biscuits, milk and a bottle of wine!). Plenty of local info and a map and the owners are available if you need them (but not if you don't!!). Take note of the unsuitability for certain guests - the three flights of stairs to the front door could be challenging!

Many thanks for your review. So glad you enjoyed your stay

“Great location and the perfect place to watch the world go by.”

Reviewed 30 Apr 2012

We stayed in this flat for two nights. It was ideally located, with Edinburgh's main attractions within easy walking distance. The area is lively with many bars and restaurants in the vicinity, but the flat itself was very quiet. The flat looks straight out on to Grassmarket and we enjoyed watching the world go by out of the window. The flat was clean and modern, but also cosy. It was perfect for our weekend away and we would definitely stay again.

We agree it is a great location to watch the world go by! Thank you for your compliments

“Brilliant little gem of a flat”

Reviewed 6 Feb 2012

This is a fantastic, beautiful flat. The location is superb with all the best bits of Edinburgh two minutes walk away. The views, both day and night, are also amazing. Though the flat above flooded the landlord of this flat sorted the whole thing out incredibly quickly, smoothly and professionally. They put us up in a great hotel just down the road for the final night of our stay. Can't really speak highly enough of how great the landlords were with us and how nice this flat is. The key system is great as it means you never have to worry just in case you lose the keys whilst out; you can still get access.

“Fantastic Location”

Reviewed 11 Jan 2012

We had a lovely few days staying at this apartment. The flat was very clean and comfortable and ideal for exploring the Old Town. Lots of interesting and quirky local shops including Analogue Books, J. Mellis Cheese shop and Bow Bar pub. We'll be back.

“Lovely little thistle blossom on the Grassmarket!”

Reviewed 16 Nov 2011

This is a great flat and home away from home in Edinburgh. The location is excellent, there's a lovely view out onto the Grassmarket, the apartment is tastefully decorated and cosy for a couple. The owners were very friendly and accommodating and I would definitely stay here again.

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