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1930S ART DECO, 2 BED APARTMENT IN THE VIBRANT MORNINGSIDE AREA OF EDINBURGH

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Reta and John MacLennan

Speaks English, French
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Reta and John MacLennan

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1930S ART DECO, 2 BED APARTMENT IN THE VIBRANT MORNINGSIDE AREA OF EDINBURGH

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Morningside - Violet Bank Apartment

Two double bedrooms, lounge and separate well equipped dining kitchen, WiFi, TV.

Our prices are based on 4 people sharing. Please contact us as a reduction may be possible for less that 4 people or visit our website selfcateringapartmentedinburgh.com for the latest special offers and online booking

Current offer:

10% discount on all nights booked less that 15 days in advance. Offer excludes New Year..

15% discount on all bookings made 6 months in advance. Offer excludes July, August and New Year.

Free night - Get 1 free night for every 7 nights booked.

Located in a quiet street just off Morningside Rd,the area is served by many buses, running frequently to the city centre, Princes Street and Royal Mile in 10 minutes, or walk to the old town in 15 minutes. On street metered parking, and free parking close by. Walk to superb cafes, excellent pubs, supermarkets and lovely little individual shops. The apartment is serviced and run by the owners and we supply thick towels, 100% Egyptian cotton bed linen and give you a welcome tray to get you started. A popular and interesting area of the city in which to relax after a day's sightseeing. The new kitchen has an induction hob and fan assisted oven, dishwasher,microwave, washing machine, fridge and freezer. Very well stocked with new crockery, cutlery, pans, cook's knives and utensils for four people. Bathroom has a new white suite of bath, shower, basin and WC. Selection of books, tourist information, DVDs, CDs, and games. Free Wi-Fi

We have equipped the apartment specifically for self catering with everything we could think of to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. We manage it ourselves and give great care in cleaning, maintaining and updating all facilities, information and equipment. We have a well established five gold star (Scottish Tourist Board) B&B in Edinburgh, Violet Bank House, and have several awards for high standards. We give the same care and attention to detail to this apartment and our guests..

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Reta and John MacLennan

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Together with husband John, we have a B&B which has won Five Star Gold Award from the Scottish Tourist Board and Five Stars from the AA with a special award for our breakfasts. We have very complimentary five star comments on Trip Advisor and other UGC sites. We expanded our high standards into also running our two apartments in the city.

Prior to that I had a career as a Trainer and Manager of Quality Advisors for the Scottish Tourist Board, with the responsibility of driving up standards in facilities and services across the whole tourism product.

John is a retired CE of a very well established Civil and Structural Engineering Company in Edinburgh and now is the creative chef in our B&B.

John's hobbies are bee-keeping and curling, mine are singing in a choir and writing, and we both enjoy hillwalking and gardening.

We have a wide circle of friends and just love when they pop in or join us for a meal. We holiday mostly in Europe and the UK and have had a couple of trips to Florida, Canada and South Africa, staying at the best places of course because we never stop learning.

Reta and John MacLennan purchased this apartment in 2009

We chose this apartment primarily for its location. Situated in the Morningside area of Edinburgh it has all the amenities close by that any self catering guest would need. Morningside is a vibrant area with many shops, bar, restaurants, theatre and cinema. The apartment is in a quiet street a few minutes walk from the main road that runs through Morningside. This is services by many buses that all pass through the city centre within 10 minutes. Alternatively guests can choose to stroll through the leafy streets and across the Meadows Park and into the Old Town area of Edinburgh. This takes around 30 minutes to walk. Many of our returning guests prefer to remain in the Morningside area for a few days of their stay and soak up the local atmosphere.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday apartment rental in Morningside, United Kingdom

1930s Art Deco, 2 bed apartment in the vibrant Morningside area of Edinburgh
average rating of 4.8 based on 9 reviews
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1930s Art Deco, 2 bed apartment in the vibrant Morningside area of Edinburgh
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p489718
+44 (0)131 4515103
Morningside Edinburgh
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Review on www.selfcateringapartmentedinburgh.com

  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
Comments about this property:

Owners Reta & John are very friendly & hospitable and nothing is too much trouble.
The apartment has everything you need for a short or long stay.It is well equipped with a washer/dishwasher/microwave/Iron/ TV etc. The bedrooms are large and the beds are extremely comfortable. The apartment is furnished to a high standard. The neighbourhood is friendly and the apartment is situated in a quiet residential street, yet close to many amenities, such as Waitrose Supermarket and the local cinema.

Tips for other travellers:

The apartment is situated on a road very near [5 mins. walk] to a main bus route into Edinburgh centre. Morningside itself has many lovely shops and restaurants/cafes. If you purchase a day bus ticket for £3.50 you can travel into and out of the city centre from Morningside as many times as you want in a day. We visited Edinburgh Castle, went to the Odeon Cinema, saw a concert at the Queens Hall and spent a day at the Botanic Gardens, as well as having a meal at the 'Thai Lemongrass' resteraunt (highly recommended) & breakfast at one of the cafes a couple of stops down from where we were staying on the bus route into Edinburgh.[We had a fun-packed 2 night stay and I can thoroughly recommend the apartment!] This was the second time I have stayed there and I will be returning hopefully soon~ for another break in a great city!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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1930s Art Deco, 2 bed apartment in the vibrant Morningside area of Edinburgh
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p489718
+44 (0)131 4515103
Morningside Edinburgh
Owner Submitted Review
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Review on www.selfcateringapartmentedinburgh.com

  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
The guest did not leave a comment but has scored us 5 out of 5 Excellent for Location, Cleanliness, Facilities and Service/Staff.
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
1930s Art Deco, 2 bed apartment in the vibrant Morningside area of Edinburgh
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p489718
+44 (0)131 4515103
Morningside Edinburgh
Owner Submitted Review
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Review on www.selfcateringapartmentedinburgh.com

  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
The guest did not leave a comment but has scored us 5 out of 5 Excellent for Location, Cleanliness, Facilities and Service/Staff.
business
1930s Art Deco, 2 bed apartment in the vibrant Morningside area of Edinburgh
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p489718
+44 (0)131 4515103
Morningside Edinburgh
Owner Submitted Review
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Review on www.selfcateringapartmentedinburgh.com

  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
Comments about this property:

We had a lovely stay in Morningside Apartment. The apartment is very well equipped~ with everything you might need for your stay: microwave, dishwasher, washing machine etc. The beds are comfortable and there is lots of space for a couple or a family of four. Both of the beds are doubles. There is a front small garden and a large communal garden area at the back, with washing-lines!Very useful if you have children! Some of the local children were pitching a tent outside which looked like a lot of fun! Reta & John were there to meet us on our arrival and nothing seemed too much trouble for them. I will hopefully be returning soon. I can thoroughly recommend the apartment for a relaxing and enjoyable stay in Edinburgh.

Tips for other travellers:

The building is only 10mins. from the City Centre by bus~ buses run just along Princess Street and if you purchase an all day Rover ticket for £3.50 you can travel into and out of the city as many times as you like. [The tickets operate until midnight each day]
There is a local cinema nearby where I believe they have 4 screens. It is only a short walk away. The apartment is near plenty of shops, bistros, bars and restaurants.
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1930s Art Deco, 2 bed apartment in the vibrant Morningside area of Edinburgh
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p489718
+44 (0)131 4515103
Morningside Edinburgh
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  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
Just a quick email to say what a treat it was to stay in your accomodation
in Morningside. Great location near bus route, shops etc. The property was very inviting, clean and furnished to the highest standard. We particularly liked the quality of the sheets and towels! You have thought of lots of little things that make it a real home from home. John was so helpful on arrival even though we were later than planned - sorry again. We look forward to our next visit.
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed the little extras we provide. It is so important to have a squeaky-clean apartment - that is what we look for when we are on holiday, so want to do the same for our guests. Thanks for taking the time to write about Morningside apartment. We hope to see you again, as you indicated.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Location

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Ferry
120 Miles
Newcastle
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Waverly station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
City Bypass A720
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Portobello
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Local area and City centre choice
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Hillend dry ski slope
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Edinburgh has many public and private golf courses
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Local area and City centre choice
Car: not necessary

This area has many interesting privately owned shops, cafes and many charity shops where you can pick up books for a £1, memorobilia, brick-a-bac or clothes. There is a privately owned three screen cinema showing the latest releases. You can stroll through the 'Meadows' and across 'Bruntsfield Links' originally a public golf course to the Old Town area, past the newly refurbished Victorian Museum Building. Many people spend most of the day there, it is one of Edinburgh's greatest attractions. Grey Friar's Bobby sits on a water fountain just close by, and our National Libaries which have regular free exhibitions is just two minutes from the museum. On again a few minutes and you are in the famous 'Royal Mile' and the Castle area. It is a great centre from which to enjoy Edinburgh.

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Morningside, Edinburgh

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Spring 2014
28 Mar 2014 - 29 May 2014
£120
£720
2 nights
 
 
Summer 2014
30 May 2014 - 17 Jul 2014
£130
£140
Fri,Sat,Sun
£800
2 nights
 
 
Edinburgh Festival 2014
19 Jul 2014 - 1 Sep 2014
£160
£1,120
4 nights
 
 
Autumn 2014
2 Sep 2014 - 2 Nov 2014
£120
£720
2 nights
 
 
Ryder Cup
26 Sep 2014 - 28 Sep 2014
£480
3 nights
 
 
Winter 2014
3 Nov 2014 - 21 Dec 2014
£115
£690
2 nights
 
 
Christmas & NewYear 2014
22 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015
£160
£1,120
4 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
A deposit of 50% will be take on booking, the remainder 30 days before arrival.
The price quoted is for 4 people sharing. We can offer a reduced rate for 2 people using 1 bedroom. Please specify the number of guests when booking.
Notes There is an allowance for gas and electricity included in the price and we encourage careful use of those.
If you stay for longer than one week, we will give you a change of linen, towels and a thorough clean of the apartment included in the price.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Morningside in Edinburgh

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 0
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 860 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking On Street
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • A large bathroom with opening window to the rear and a heated towel rail. There is a modern white suite, with steel bath, a power shower over the bath, WC and washbasin. There is vinyl flooring and the walls have white tiles and a large mirror. A feature of this room is the original 1930s stained glass panel in the door. We supply toiletries by Scottish Fine Soaps. Towels, toiletries, room freshener and toilet paper are included in the price. Towels are white, thick in quality and there will be a generous size bath sheet, hand towel and face flannel for each guest, changed weekly. The window has a high quality fabric blind and decorative vase and sea shells. We supply a bathroom air freshener and toilet paper for your stay.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Cot available on request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Sleeps 2 in either a large double or twin beds.
  • They are quiet rooms, with fully restored antique furnishings. One room looks onto the small private garden and seating area and enjoys the morning sun. This room is furnished with a antique Georgian mahogany wardrobe with internal drawers and has a triple mahogany mirror in the window. The second bedroom looks onto the shared communal garden area with trees and shrubs, and drying green and gets the afternoon and evening sun. This room is furnished with a restored 1930's oak dressing table and wardrobe. All new beds with pocket sprung mattresses and 100% Egyptian cotton bed linen. Centrally heated rooms. The curtains are interlined high quality, and there are little extras in the rooms to add to the character. There are wooden and fabric covered hangers in all wardrobes. The decor is plain with pictures, and the carpeting is fitted, and is berber wool with underlay. Well appointed rooms with attention to detail.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • synagogues
  • volcano
  • zoo
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • arboretum
  • live theatre
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf pass optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • ski
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
Notes:
Accessibility details: There are three steps in the shared hallway, otherwise there are no steps within the property. Shower is in the bath with room for a seat in the bathroom. We automatically provide a weekly clean and change of linen and towel for longer stays. The apartment has a small laundry area and is supplied with washing powder, washing machine, clothes drying rack and outdoor drying facilities. We have given care and attention to detail to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The apartment has central heating throughout which is under your control. The price is inclusive of a reasonable amount of heating according to the season and we would ask that you have a careful and 'green' approach. We are contactable by phone at any time during your stay and operate a personal handover and talk you through the facilities. We have a wealth of local and Scottish knowledge and are happy to help you plan your stay.
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