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COMFORTABLE AND WELL-MODERNISED APARTMENT IN CHARMING TRADITIONAL BUILDING

Barbara Harrison

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks English, French, some Spanish
People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Barbara Harrison

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks English, French, some Spanish
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COMFORTABLE AND WELL-MODERNISED APARTMENT IN CHARMING TRADITIONAL BUILDING

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Broughton - Albert Street

Well appointed one bedroomed property sleeping up to 4 people

This tastefully modernised 2nd floor apartment is in a traditional sandstone-built Edinburgh tenement building. The apartment is beautifully presented and has been completely redecorated and newly carpeted throughout. Being at the rear of the building, it is very private and quiet.

The apartment has one double bedroom and can accommodate two people very comfortably and up to 4 guests using the sofa bed in the lounge. The lounge has an oak fireplace with electric fire, flat screen TV, DVD, stereo system and wireless internet.

The modern kitchen is well equipped with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, gas hob, electric oven, fridge-freezer, microwave and washing machine. The bedroom has a spacious wardrobe and chest of drawers and the bathroon has a modern and efficient shower. There is always hot water available with central heating to keep you cosy in cooler weather.

For the comfort of future guests, the apartment is non-smoking and pets are not allowed.

GREEN TOURISM: We are working towards environmentally friendly living and helping to support the environment through energy efficiency, recycling and using products which cause as little harm to the environment as possible. We use energy efficient light bulbs throughout the apartment and all new 'white goods' are energy and water efficient models. Cleaning and washing products are provided that are derived from plant based materials and we supply plenty of recycled toilet paper and kitchen towel. We ask visitors to use the on-street recycling bins which take paper products and plastics and we will recycle all glass left behind in the apartment by guests. We also provide re-usable shopping bags for guests to use during your holiday.

We are helping to keep self catering in Scotland as green as possible!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Barbara Harrison (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English, French, some Spanish
People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
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Reviews

4.8
based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

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Comfortable and well-modernised apartment in charming traditional building
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
4

Very Clean Apartment

  • 4 of 5

The property is very well maintained and very clean. I contacted the owner many times before my arrival and always received a very speedy response. The location was good, very close to Leith Walk where you can either walk to Princes Street or take the bus. Internet connections was very useful, kitchen was well stocked with all the required equipment and it was very much appreciated to have some tea/coffee etc provided. The bed in the main bedroom was very comfy while my sister used the sleeper sofa in the living room. Bathroom was very clean and the shower perfect. Thanks for a very comfortable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Excellent Apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is exactly as described, attention to detail was really appreciated. It's very close to Leith Walk, a short distance from St James Shopping Centre and the main attractions. Parking no problem and close to apartment.

The property is very clean and well-maintained and everything is in perfect working condition.

I highly recommend this place and will certainly stay again in future.

Thank you Barbara!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A great place in Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

We were in Edinburgh for the Hogmanay ( the celebration of the New Year in Scotland ) and we found a good place to live, really comfortable, with all what we needed. The city center is at 10 minutes walk and the price was probably the best we could have found for this period.

And above all, communication was easy with Barbara the owner who gave us much information about the city.

I recommend this place for all stays in Edinburgh.

Benoit

from Lyon, France

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A wonderful base for an Edinburgh stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely flat for four nights during the height of the Festival (2011), a time when any hotel this conveniently located would have cost the earth. It is a clean, thoroughly renovated and well-appointed flat in a charming old building: the best of both worlds. Albert Street lies a short walk from both Calton Hill and Holyrood Park, both with gorgeous views over the Old Town. We kept strolling to the city centre, but if you were in a hurry nearby Leith Walk has a great many buses that will whisk you to Princes Street in under ten minutes. The flat is close to a number of good food shops with a wide selection, although we arrived to find the essentials (milk, bread, delicious jam) waiting for us in the fridge, thanks to our thoughtful host. Cooking in the flat was a pleasure; we prepared breakfasts and suppers, but there is space and equipment to make more elaborate meals if one needs to. We set up the table (it can be folded away) by the huge window so we could look out on the garden below while we ate. The double bedroom is also nice and bright, as is the WC and beautiful glass shower. The flat is ideal for a couple, but a third person can be accommodated comfortably in the pull-out sofa in the sitting room - or another couple, if they are friendly! We travelled with our two teenaged children, one of whom had the sofabed and the other a sleeping bag and mattress that the owner was nice enough to provide. It is, finally, the human touch that makes this flat such a delight: Barbara was attentive to every detail down to the helpful binder with maps, brochures, and telephone numbers. We wished we could have stayed much longer. We would love to go back.

Rod & Elena

Montreal, Canada

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great Location for Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to see Edinburgh and the festival for a few days and this flat is a great base. Princes St and the heart of the city is only 15-20 minutes walk, or there are lots of busses from nearby at all times of day and night. Good places to eat nearby as well.

Flat itself is comfortable and well equipped to a good standard; maybe the photos here don't do it full justice. Internet connection was very useful for checking the festival program.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Edinburgh Internetional
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
The Office
Nearest Ferry
15.4 Miles
Rosyth
Nearest Golf
1.8 Miles
Craigentinny Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.3 Miles
Edinburgh Waverley
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Leith Walk
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Pentland Hills - artificial ski slope
Nearest Beach
2.4 Miles
Portobello
Car: not necessary

Well situated in the pleasant ‘Leith Walk’ area, the apartment is a 15 minute walk from the east end of Edinburgh’s famous Princes Street and Waverley Station (the main train station where trains arrive from London, Aberdeen and Glasgow). Leith Walk, which is a 5 minute stroll from the apartment is very well served with buses that can take you to every part of Edinburgh.

On-street parking outside the apartment and in neighbouring streets is free of charge 24/7. While there may not be a space available right outside the apartment building there are usually spaces available within reasonable walking distance. Cars tend to come and go, so it is just a case of looking for a suitable space.

The local area has a range of shops for food, newspapers, etc and there are a variety of pubs, bars, take-aways and restaurants including Italian, Polish, Indian and the traditionally Scottish ‘Tail End Fish Restaurant’ which arguably serves the city’s best fish and chips. The apartment is on the same street as the very tempting Sicilian Pastry Shop.

The city is famous for its castle (on the hill overlooking Princes Street), the Royal Mile (with St Giles Cathedral, the ancient Scottish Parliament building and Museum of Childhood among other attractions), and various museums and galleries, including the recently re-furbished National Museum of Scotland. Holyrood Palace, the new Scottish Parliament and Arthur’s Seat are all within easy walking distance of the apartment and the castle is around a 30 minute walk. Leith, with its many bars and restaurants, the Royal Yacht Britannia and Ocean Terminal (large indoor shopping mall and cinema complex) can be easily reached by taking a bus down Leith Walk.

The Edinburgh Festival takes place in August every year and the apartment is well positioned for the various venues in the city centre. Edinburgh Zoo, with its recent addition of the giant pandas is easily accessible by bus from Leith Walk.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Broughton, Edinburgh

Rental Basis:
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Prices quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
New Year
27 Dec - 4 Jan
4 nights
From
£140
£680
 
 
Low Season
5 Jan - 4 Apr
3 nights
From
£59
From
£73
Fri, Sat, Sun
£325
 
 
April
5 Apr - 16 Apr
4 nights
From
£80
From
£85
Fri, Sat, Sun
£395
 
 
Easter Weekend
17 Apr - 21 Apr
4 nights
From
£90
£395
 
 
Mid Season
22 Apr - 27 Jun
3 nights
From
£71
From
£89
Fri, Sat, Sun
£395
 
 
High Season
28 Jun - 1 Aug
3 nights
From
£89
From
£111
Fri, Sat, Sun
£495
 
 
Festival
2 Aug - 8 Aug
4 nights
From
£139
£680
 
 
Festival
9 Aug - 15 Aug
7 nights
£680
 
 
Festival
16 Aug - 29 Aug
3 nights
From
£139
£680
 
 
September
30 Aug - 26 Sep
3 nights
From
£80
From
£100
Fri, Sat, Sun
£445
 
 
Mid Season
27 Sep - 31 Oct
3 nights
From
£71
From
£89
Fri, Sat, Sun
£395
 
 
Low Season
1 Nov - 19 Dec
3 nights
From
£59
From
£73
Fri, Sat, Sun
£325
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec - 26 Dec
4 nights
From
£100
£495
 

Additional pricing information

Notes You are welcome to come and stay for just 2 nights at any time, but the minimum charge for ANY let will be £177.

All rentals include bed linen, towels, hot water, heating, electricity and gas. We also provide kitchen towels, cleaning materials and cloths, washing powder, toilet paper, a selection of herbs and a small welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk, sugar and biscuits.
A deposit of 25% of the full rental cost will be required to secure your booking.

Cancellation: We will refund your deposit and balance payment (less any payment charges incurred through Paypal) provided that we are able to re-let the dates that you have cancelled.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Broughton in Edinburgh

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Main double bedroom is suitable for 2 adults and there is room for a travelling cot if necessary. There is a sofa bed in the living area which can accommodate a further 2 adults.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
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