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BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS SOUTH EDINBURGH CITY FLAT WITH FABULOUS VIEWS

Sarah Thomson

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS SOUTH EDINBURGH CITY FLAT WITH FABULOUS VIEWS

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Newington - Duncan Street

Super two bedroom flat, sleeps 4, with parking and wireless broadband

Light, bright and spacious top floor flat (third floor), quietly located in a converted printing works in the university area, 20 minutes' walk from the Royal Mile. Spacious double aspect living room with fabulous views to north and south. Wi-fi internet access, TV, DVD, CD player and radio. Wide selection of books, DVDs, CDs and games. Two comfortable double bedrooms, one of which can be converted to a twin. Sofabed in living room provides additional sleeping accommodation if required. Well-equipped kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge and freezer. Stylish modern bathroom with power shower. Washing machine and drier. Private parking space. The flat is warm and welcoming, with efficient central heating and double glazed windows. Excellent location within walking distance of the historic city centre while also providing a peaceful sanctuary for visitors.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
Guestbook comments from the owner
This is one of the best vacation rentals we've ever had. We really enjoyed the apartment and it was so well-located for walking into the centre of Edinburgh.
Sep 2012
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Sarah Thomson

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Speaks English
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

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Bright and spacious south Edinburgh city flat with fabulous views
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
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Bright and spacious south Edinburgh city flat with fabulous views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1000317
+44 (0)7929606293
Newington Edinburgh
5

Great place with great wireless!

  • 5 out of 5
Very comfortable apartment with beautiful views. The apartment was clean and well appointed. ( I really appreciate when there is coffee for the first morning!) There were also fresh flowers and a few Scottish treats for us upon arrival. A great little market is steps away, so anything you need is nearby. You are a 15-20 minute walk from the Royal Mile but we enjoyed being a little off the main tourist area. We stayed with our two teenagers and frequented many of the nearby dining establishments. We did not cook during our stay, but it was nice to do a load of laundry midweek. The owners have left many brochures of activities, dining, and just about anything you will need. We would stay there again in a heartbeat. Renters must know that it is the top floor of a walk up. They call it 3 flights, but it is more like the US equivalent of 5 flights (65 steps). If you have a car, beware! The entrance to the parking is extremely narrow. It is quite obvious that many cars have hit walls getting through the passageway. We were able to negotiate it, but it is an extremely tricky and no room for errors! We had a lovely stay and look forward to returning!
  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers
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Bright and spacious south Edinburgh city flat with fabulous views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1000317
+44 (0)7929606293
Newington Edinburgh
5

Amazing flat!

  • 5 out of 5
We just stayed here for a week and it was fantastic, We felt like at home, everything we needed was there. A wonderful bouquet of flowers was placed on the table to welcome us.
All the rooms were clean and comfortable. Sarah was so helpful and hospitable. Near the flat there are some interesting shops, we liked ""Earthy", an organic shop at most, there we have eaten wonderful cakes. It was funny to look the WM football games in the pub "Old Bell".
We were sad to leave and hope to come back some day.
  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Bright and spacious south Edinburgh city flat with fabulous views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1000317
+44 (0)7929606293
Newington Edinburgh
5

Fantastic Flat

  • 5 out of 5
We just finished a a spectacular 10 day holiday in Edinburgh and this flat had much to do with it! To start, Sarah was very easy and responsive to work with. She was always readily available by email and quick to respond from the very start when we were booking and had many questions about the area. When we arrived the flat was immaculate, well stocked and tastefully decorated just as the pictures show. It also had a beautiful vase of fresh flowers on living room table that was such a nice touch. Immediately felt like home! The location was a short walk or cab ride if you prefer to the heart of the city but in a quiet enough location for a peaceful rest at night. We were able to walk to everything and even late at night we felt very safe walking in area. The flat itself was very comfortable for 4 adults. It had everything we needed and everything was in good working order. We appreciated the items such as spices,sugar,salt,oil and other staples that were stocked in cabinets. It allowed us to cook in for dinner one night and enjoy the beautiful sunset from the windows. The views from this flat are lovely and it is bright and cheerful. Other advantages - washer and dryer in the flat,although we did not use it but we did use the designated car space for a couple of days when we traveled out side of the city and that was very convenient! This flat is on the top floor so there are quite a few stairs to navigate. This was not a problem for us at all but it would be a consideration if someone was handicapped. For us it gave the flat more appeal because of the views. Thanks to Sarah for a wonderful experience! If we should return to Edinburgh we most definitely will return!
  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joyce, many thanks for this lovely review. I'm so glad you had a good time in Edinburgh and enjoyed your stay at our flat while visiting your daughter at the university. I do hope you may have the opportunity to return before long - it will be a pleasure to welcome you back!
business
Bright and spacious south Edinburgh city flat with fabulous views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1000317
+44 (0)7929606293
Newington Edinburgh
Beijing, China
4

Cozy and Welcoming

  • 4 out of 5
Sarah is one of the most helpful landlords we've worked with in a rental property. She was keen to make our nearly 2 month stay as seamless as possible. Any issues or questions we had were immediately dealt with. The neighborhood surrounding the flat is fantastic - we were regulars at Earthy - the local coffee shop/organic grocery store and greatly enjoyed walking through The Meadows as we headed into town. We took advantage of nearby yoga studios, bus routes and antique shops. The twin beds in the guest room were very small and the apartment was in need of a thorough cleaning. The cabinets and cupboards were full of left over items that could easily be thrown out or tidied up and the vacuum cleaner was in poor form. The services (bookshelves, bedside tables, kitchen cabnets) hadn't been properly cleaned/wiped down in some time and there was a fair amount of hair left in the carpets. Despite this, we felt very at home in the flat and greatly enjoyed the many DVDs, CDs and Edinburgh fliers, advertisements and notices in the flat. Likewise it was wonderful to have a washer and a dryer. The sunsets from the windows were beautiful and it was a real treat to see the full moon through the windows at night.
  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Eddie and Erica,
Thanks for your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your stay at our flat. I am concerned by your comments about cleanliness, as I take pride in keeping the flat in sparkling condition. I think the problem may relate to some maintenance work we organised just before your arrival to make sure everything was ship-shape for your let; it sounds as if there may have been some settlement of dust after the flat had been cleaned. I’m sorry you had this experience. Regarding the hoover, I am sorry you had difficulty with it and am glad to report that it was working very efficiently throughout the clear-up after your let. Regarding ‘left over items’, it is my policy, in a spirit of welcome to our guests, to provide tea, coffee, olive oil, and a few other non-perishable items: the kinds of thing that can be expenive to buy for a short holiday let and that can make cooking at the flat more of a pleasure. I am sorry if you experienced this as unhelpful: I recognise that for your longer let your priorities and needs may have been different. Your feedback has given us helpful food for thought to improve future lets; thank you.
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Bright and spacious south Edinburgh city flat with fabulous views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1000317
+44 (0)7929606293
Newington Edinburgh
5

first rate

  • 5 out of 5
This is possibly the best holiday rental we have ever stayed in. Not only is the location perfect for exploring Edinburgh with the down-town area and all attractions easily reached on foot, but this light, comfortable, sunny flat with great views of Arthur's Seat is so cosy and well-furnished. The selection of cookware is excellent [le Creuset dishes and even a fish kettle - wonderful] making cooking easy and enjoyable, there is copious bedlinen, comfortable beds, a fast Internet connection and everything is better than might be expected. So much thought has gone into furnishing this spotless flat to the highest level as well as to providing lots of information on from what-to-do in Edinburgh to suggestions for further exploration of Scotland. I would not hesitate to recommend this flat to anyone who wants to experience the joys of Edinburgh as this flat is a joy in itself.
  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bright and spacious south Edinburgh city flat with fabulous views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1000317
+44 (0)7929606293
Newington Edinburgh
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
5

First Rate

  • 5 out of 5
One of the most comfortable and enjoyable apartments we have stayed in while traveling (and we've stayed in quite a few). Lots of room for our family of four (two adults and two grown children). Access to public transit, restaurants and groceries was very good. Sarah, the owner, is a pleasure to communicate with. The apartment is very clean and welcoming with wonderful dormer windows and all the amenities that contributed to making our stay fabulous. A wonderful base from which to fall in love with Edinburgh. We would recommend it without hesitation (although carrying your luggage up the stairs is something just be aware of).
  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
8.7 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Train
1.4 Miles
Edinburgh Waverley
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
several
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
several
Car: not necessary

Located on the south side of the city, close to the university, the flat has superb views to Salisbury Crags to the north and the Pentland Hills to the south. Many of the attractions of the historic city centre are within walking distance, with the Royal Mile being a pleasant 20 minute stroll across the Meadows. The flat has its own private parking space and there are numerous local buses nearby. There are good local shops within 2 minutes' walk, including a supermarket, an organic food store, a butcher and a chemist, as well as several fascinating antique shops. There are many welcoming neighborhood cafes and restaurants nearby. From the flat you can enjoy spectacular walks up Arthurs Seat and Blackford Hill. There are six golf courses run by the local council, and the Royal Commonwealth Pool is 5 minutes from the flat on foot. The Queens Hall and Festival Theatre are both within fifteen minutes' walk.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Newington, Edinburgh

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
July to Sep 2014
29 Jun 2014 - 6 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Sep to Dec 2014
7 Sep 2014 - 20 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
£560
for 7 nights
£560
£1,200
 
 
Christmas 2014
21 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
Jan to Mar 2015
5 Jan 2015 - 31 Mar 2015
7 night minimum stay
£560
for 7 nights
£560
£1,200
 
 
April to June 2015
1 Apr 2015 - 30 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
£630
for 7 nights
£630
£1,200
 
 
July to Sep2015
1 Jul 2015 - 12 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Newington in Edinburgh

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Grill
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , can be converted to 2 x 2'6' singles
  • A sofa bed in the living room provides further sleeping accommodation if required, by prior agreement with the owner.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
Notes:
Please note that there are 64 steps on the staircase up to the flat so it might not be suitable for the very young or for people with health problems.
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