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Luxury New Town Thistle Street 1 Bed Apartment Superb City Centre Location – Home 5433376 Apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies
VISITED BY TRIPADVISOR

Luxury New Town Thistle Street 1 Bed Apartment Superb City Centre Location – Home 5433376

  • Apartment
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 4
  •  min stay varies

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Apartment / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

- Thistle Street, built in 1780 is the oldest street in the New Town of Edinburgh and is part of Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage Area

- sleeps 2 to 4 people, entrance hall, kitchen/breakfast bar, en-suite bedroom

- well-appointed 1 bedroom, refurbished to a luxurious standard, apartment is new to the short term rental market

- extremely quiet bedroom overlooking Thistle Street North West Lane, located at the back of the property

- open plan modern living room / kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area overlooking Thistle Street

- new sofa bed bought June 2015 suitable for two people, gas fire in the living room

- free WiFi connection 24 hours ~ Talk Talk Cable TV

- a standard damage deposit is required, this will only be debited to your account if damage is noted during check out

- Includes hotel quality bed-linen and towels, Scottish styled welcome pack including tea, coffee, milk, and toiletries

- large curved bathtub

- Thistle Street, built in 1780 is the oldest street in the New Town of Edinburgh and is part of Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage Area

- sleeps 2 to 4 people, entrance hall, kitchen/breakfast bar, en-suite bedroom

- well-appointed 1 bedroom, refurbished to a luxurious standard, apartment is new to the short term rental market

- extremely quiet bedroom overlooking Thistle Street North West Lane, located at the back of the property

- open plan modern living room / kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area overlooking Thistle Street

- new sofa bed bought June 2015 suitable for two people, gas fire in the living room

- free WiFi connection 24 hours ~ Talk Talk Cable TV

- a standard damage deposit is required, this will only be debited to your account if damage is noted during check out

- Includes hotel quality bed-linen and towels, Scottish styled welcome pack including tea, coffee, milk, and toiletries

- large curved bathtub with combi boiler power shower

- Thistle Street is home to some of the finest boutiques, shops, restaurants and bars in Edinburgh

- All linen, towels, gas and electric included in the price

- late check in available free of charge with the use of a key box, early check in from 11:30am to drop off luggage only

Built in 1780, 47 Thistle Street is an attractive 1 bedroom apartment that can sleep up to four people. Located in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town and only a 250 meter walk from Princes Street the central location makes it a perfect place to view Edinburgh whether you are a young couple, visiting for business or looking for a central base from which to explore.

Situated on the 2nd floor via a communal stairway, this one bedroom apartment has a large open plan modern living room / kitchen with gas central heating throughout and a lovely gas fireplace in the lounge perfect for Scotland's ever changing weather. There is a 42” LCD TV which comes with BT Freeview, BT Sport Channels and unlimited Free Internet/WiFi. A modern CD player is also available to keep you entertained.

The fully fitted kitchen is well equipped with a wide range of utensils and equipment including ceramic gas hob, oven, microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher. There is a breakfast bar for two and table and chairs in the lounge area which can seat four people for those who wish to dine in. Thoughtful amenities, including washing machine, iron and ironing board and hairdryer, are all on hand to complete this home from home. A cot and highchair are also available on request.

The Master Bedroom features a king-sized, French sleigh bed with sleek curves and simple lines and a large built-in wardrobe offers generous storage. The Master Bathroom has a power shower over a large curved shower bath and the combi boiler gives constant hot water on demand throughout the apartment. The Bedroom's position at the rear of the apartment ensures privacy, tranquility and overlooks the quiet Thistle Street North West Lane. The sofa bed in the living room can sleep two further guests. All linen, towels, gas and electricity are included in the price.

The area has excellent bus and tram services which provide easy commuting in and around the city centre and surrounding areas. Although from Thistle Street most of Edinburgh's sites are within walking distance from the apartment. If you are travelling by car on street parking is available on a metered basis from 08:30-17:30 Monday to Friday, all other times are free of charge. The closest car park is St James Car Park which is open 24 hours.

Thistle Street is home to some of the finest boutiques, shops, restaurants and bars in Edinburgh. For the discerning shopper, Jane Davidson, Pam Jenkins and Kakao by K stock exclusive designer women's wear, while 21st Century Kilts provide stylish modern kilts for both men and women.

Alchemia Studio Jewellery specialize in bespoke and fine art jewellery while Pride Hair and Beauty offer pampering services to both men and women and could be the perfect way to complete your shopping trip on Thistle Street.

A short stroll along Thistle Street takes you to Hanover Street where you will find Henderson's, a pioneering Scottish institution which has been offering cutting edge vegetarian cuisine for 52 years. As well as a bistro and restaurant Henderson's has an artisan bakery and a Deli where you can buy home-made salads, soups and hot food as well as freshly-squeezed fruit juices and porridge. It also has a nightly programme of live music.

For lunch or dinner Café St Honoré, Iris, Fishers in the City and Cafe Marlayne all offer quality dining experiences which wouldn't be complete without drinks at The Bon Vivant or Jekyll and Hyde Bar which is a on Hanover Street. The Jekyll and Hyde Bar provides an extensive list of cocktails, you can choose from The Seven Deadly Sins, The Four Horseman of the Apocolypse and The Seven Contrary Virtues. Just don't expect to find the toilets in a hurry, I won't spoil it for you!

EDINBURGH'S HISTORIC CENTRE

Edinburgh has been the Scottish capital since the 15th century. It has two distinct areas; the Old Town, dominated by Edinburgh Castle and its medieval street layout and the planned neoclassical New Town with its beautiful Georgian streets and buildings. The harmonious juxtaposition of these two contrasting areas, each with many important buildings, is what gives Edinburgh its unique character. These two areas, the Old Town and the New Town, are separated by the broad, green swath of Princes Street Gardens.

The New Town was the solution to the problem of an increasingly crowded city and was constructed from 1767 onwards. The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Thistle Street and Rose Street were named after the national emblems of Scotland and England.

EDINBURGH ATTRACTIONS

The city hosts the annual Edinburgh International Festival which is one of many events that run between the end of July and early September each year. The festival comprises the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the Edinburgh International Book Festival and the Edinburgh Film Festival.Edinburgh has many museums, art galleries and visitor attraction. These include Edinburgh Castle, National Museum of Scotland, Real Mary King's Close, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Royal Botanic Gardens, Scottish National Gallery, the newly refurbished Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Greyfriar's Bobby Memorial, Scottish National gallery of Modern Art, National Library of Scotland, Museum of Childhood and many more.

Edinburgh Zoo, covering 82 acres on Corstorphine Hill, is the second most popular paid tourist attraction in Scotland and currently home to two giant pandas, Tian Tian and Yang Guang, on loan from the People's Republic of China.

Edinburgh is also home to The Royal Yacht Britannia, decommissioned in 1997 and now a five-star visitor attraction and evening events venue permanently berthed at Ocean Terminal.

Location description from owner

The Scotland region

At Thistle Street guests have access to Egyptian cotton sheets, Thai silk bedthrows, Thistle styled Voyage Maison cushions, Cole and Lewis Wild Fig and Iris Shampoo/Conditioner/Body Wash/Hand Wash set. Nespresso Coffee Machine including capsules, free bottle of Red Wine for those guests staying over two days. Complimentary dressing gowns for guests staying over four days. Free Wifi, 42" TV and NEST Temperature control.

The whole apartment is for you and is not shared by anyone else. 2 sets of keys will be left at the apartment during check in to access the property.

24 hour access during check in is available with the use of a key box on the main street. To access the property please use Buzzer No.3.

New Town

Thistle Street is home to some of the finest boutiques, shops, restaurants and bars in Edinburgh.

For the discerning shopper, Jane Davidson, Pam Jenkins and Kakao by K stock exclusive designer women’s wear, while 21st Century Kilts provide stylish modern kilts for both men and women.

For lunch or dinner Café Marlayne, Iris, Fishers in the City and Tex Mex II offer quality dining experiences, which wouldn’t be complete without drinks at The Bon Vivant and the Thistle Street Bar.

Alchemia specialize in bespoke and fine art jewelry. For the ladies, Pride Hair and Beauty is the perfect way to complete a shopping trip on Thistle Street.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 En suite

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Thistle Street is located in the heart of the city, tour buses leave from the Royal Mile, as do taxis and local bus services. Waverley train Station and the Airport bus and tram service are a 5 minute walk away.

Interaction with guest

Ailsa my property manager will be your host during your stay meet you at the apartment and answer any questions you have. Guests who arrive later than around 15:00 hrs will be given key box instructions for entry which are very simple. There will be an apartment guide at the apartment which will answer all questions, you can also find the apartment guide here once booking is confirmed. We can accomodate guests who arrive early at around 11:30. However please note this is only for dropping off bags, the apartment will still be required to be cleaned, this usually takes around 1 hour, there are a few coffee shops around where you can wait. The apartment is so small cleaning around guests is not easy so this is best for everyone.

Policies

Check in time:14:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
View Policy

House rules

Please post the keys through the key box during check out. Early Check in's are available from 11:30 to leave luggage only. If you require to smoke please smoke outside on the main street not in the communal hallway.

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About the owner

Graeme R.
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated::
26 Apr 2017
Years listed:
2
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 21 Nov 2014. Located in Edinburgh, it has 10 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £450 to £1190.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 26 Apr 2017.

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“Comfortable and well located for city access”

Reviewed 30 Oct 2015

The apartment was absolutely brilliant for what we needed. It is very comfortable, with all items necessary to prepare our own food, and also in a relatively quiet location on a side street - the main attractions of Edinburgh are a 5-10 minute walk away. I would recommend this apartment for a weekend/short city break.

Owner's reply: Thanks Mike for your review, Thistle Street can be a one of those Streets in Edinburgh which is so small in tends to be forgotten. It really is very centrally located with access to restaurants, shops and bars on the doorstep.

“Beautiful Edinburgh”

Reviewed 15 Sep 2015

Very nice apartment, but be aware that is in a second floor no lift. The location is also very good but I have a major complain with the attention of the owner, which I believe . Lots of, and some unnecessary, previous mails for the arrangements upon the arrival and never hear from them again, even after send an email for a new booking some weeks later after deciding to return to Edinburgh.

Owner's reply: Thanks so much for your review, Thistle Street was built around 1780, so no unfortunately there are no lifts in the apartment stairwell or in similar apartments in Edinburgh. It is approx 33 steps to the apartment door on the stair well there are hand rails to aid walking the stairs. There was an extensive welcome pack sent to aid arrival to the apartment. I do apologise if this seemed confusing. The Calendar which is updated regularly is a reference point for viewers providing availability. Viewers can also note on my previous review as to the respect I give each and every customer during correspondence. Best Regards Graeme

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