Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Leith - Thistledown in Edinburgh
Ideal for touring & excellently situated for Town, University & Rugby
Re-decorated in 2013 with new carpets & furniture.
A modern first floor apartment with a lovely high specification interior, consisting of;
Entrance hall, lounge/dining room & fireplace (approx 5m x 4m) also fully fitted kitchen with fridge/freezer & washing machine (3m x 3m)
2 x double bedrooms, 1x ensuite shower-room. Both inc fitted wardrobes. Bedroom 1 = 4m x 3m, Bedroom 2 = 3m x 3m
Separate Bathroom with shower over bath approx 3m x 2m
Security door entry system
Private parking in own grounds
Within 300m of 'The Shore' in Leith, with modern cafes, bars, bistros & restaurants
The famous Princes Street is within a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute bus ride from easily accessible bus stops at the Foot of Leith Walk (Bus to town £1.30 single or an all day pass is £ 3.50).
From Prince's Street there is easy access to: Waverley Station, Castle, Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, Museums & all tourist attractions & universities
This could be your ideal base for your holidays! - enjoy
Nearest local pub: The Bowlers Rest, a locals pub, full of friendly Leith people and with a choice of over 50 scotch whiskies ! is only 50 paces from the flat front door.
Having said that, the flat, on the first floor is secure and quiet and lovely and warm !
To the front is a cobbled street (called setts in Scotland) and to the rear there are private gardens with parking for the flat available to either the front or rear.
Opposite the flat is Georgian Antiques with 4 floors of antiques - I bet you have never seen so many grandfather clocks in one place !
Behind that is Leith Links - where the game of Golf (or Kolf) was invented and there is still 9 holes to go round !
All of this is available to you......just go and join in and enjoy it !
Local and International Sport: Edinburgh is home to International Rugby Union in Scotland and games are played at Murrayfield stadium to the West side of Edinburgh city centre.
The flat has availability for rugby fans for the 3 weekends in November for the Autumn tests & for 6 Nations Rugby.
The owner is an avid rugby union fan and would be pleased to assist with bookings for games and possibly the supply of tickets to bona fide and responsible club fans.
Also there are two Edinburgh football teams, Hibernian (Hibs) based in Leith approx 1 mile from the flat and also Heart of Midlothian (Hearts) based in Gorgie near the rugby stadium.
- Events Allowed
- children welcome
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Stuart Carmichael
I grew up in Glasgow & Edinburgh and my daughter is at Edinburgh University - so we use the apartment as a 'home from home' to go and visit as we now live over 5 hours away in Sheffield in England.
Stuart Carmichael purchased this apartment in 2007
Why Stuart Carmichael chose Leith
The whole area is vibrant and developing despite the recession and the local people are all so friendly - we couldn't resist Leith !
It has bars and bistros and cosy pubs and 'posh' restaurants but also takeaways and local shops and national supermarkets.
What makes this apartment unique
The apartment is relatively new - less than 15 years old - and was in a quiet location with grass, trees and free parking to the front and rear.
It just seems ideal for local living or popping upto town.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We visited this gorgeous flat for my 40th birthday and were delighted with the gift of flowers and chocolates - a real surprise !
Superb location - really warm and cosy - just like it says in the advert.
Everything exceeded our expectations and we have recommended flat to our friends.
See you again soon ! Gerry from Maidenhead