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NEW TOWN APARTMENT, QUIET ACCOMMODATION 10 MINUTES WALK FROM CITY CENTRE

Reta and John MacLennan

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Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Reta and John MacLennan

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Calendar last updated:
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NEW TOWN APARTMENT, QUIET ACCOMMODATION 10 MINUTES WALK FROM CITY CENTRE

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Stockbridge - Violet Bank Apartment New Town

One double bedroom with shower-room and kitchen, lounge with dining area.

This is a newly built, contemporary one bedroom apartment, situated in a quiet cul-de-sac in Edinburgh’s New Town just 10 minutes walk from the city centre. Completely stocked with brand new very high quality furnishings and equipment in November 2011. Please 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 June & July as the price has already been reduced from standard rate as well as August & New Year.

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

Free night - Stay 7 to 13 nights get 1 night free, 14 plus nights 2 nights free. Offer excludes Edinburgh Festival and New Year

We bought this apartment because of its location and also its large amount of natural light and the high spec finish throughout. Oak flooring, under-floor heating in the shower-room, built in speakers for the iPod docking station, free Wi-Fi, secure entry system and private atrium area to sit in the sunshine, or the little private balcony off the lounge. We are on the first floor, atrium level and there is a lift. All doors are wide enough for wheelchair entry. The apartment would be suitable for those who have slightly impaired mobility.

The kitchen area is fully fitted with an oven and hob, large fridge and freezer, washer dryer, dishwasher, microwave, and we have stocked it with Raymond Blanc china, Viner's cutlery.

There is a Margiota supermarket (open 7.00am to 10.00pm daily) and an ATM just across the atrium and through the other apartment block. The New Town Deli on the corner serves breakfast from 7.00am, great lunches to take away or eat in. The award winning, 4 star, fish and chip shop “Alba Dora” is just around the corner and the Cuckoo bakery serves the best cup cakes ever.

The taxi rank is also across the atrium, through the next apartment block as are the bus stops if you want to go further afield, or don't fancy walking.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Reta and John MacLennan (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks English, French

About Reta and John MacLennan

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 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 2011

Why Reta and John MacLennan chose Stockbridge

We chose this property primarily for its location. At the foot of Dundas Street it is nicely positioned to cater for a wide range of guests needs. It is close enough to the heart of the city with its shops, bars and restaurants to be reached on foot within 10 minutes. Also within a few minutes walk guests could be enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the Botanic Gardens or enjoying a walk along the Water of Leith. Walking here you would swear you were in the countryside and not the heart of a bustling city. Situated in a cul-du-sac it provides a quiet haven for guests to relax at night. Many guests comment on how quiet the apartment is at night one guest even complained as she could not sleep because she was used to noise at night in her own apartment.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comments about this property:

Very modern, clean, well maintained apartment. Quiet surroundings so a good place to relax after a day in the city.

Bit of a walk uphill to the city centre, but there's a direct bus and you can get a taxi for approx. 6 pounds.



Tips for other travellers:

There's a Tesco nearby. The little grocery shop in the street is really overpriced so don't go there too often.
Aug 2013
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

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New Town Apartment, Quiet accommodation 10 minutes walk from City Centre
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 24 reviews
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New Town Apartment, Quiet accommodation 10 minutes walk from City Centre
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p894458
+44 -(0)131 4515103
Stockbridge Edinburgh
4

clean, bright and modern - we loved it

  • 4 out of 5
Will certainly come back. Very clean and new, friendly owners, good value, definitely a winner. Only very small negative is that "10 mins walk to the city centre" would leave most people puffing for breath. But Edinburgh is a big place and as long as you realise the flat is not on Princes Street or by the castle you are fine and will enjoy it. It's probably more interesting for that reason.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are delighted that you want to come back. Regarding location - we looked for a quiet city centre apartment, in an interesting area with plenty cafes, restaurants and interesting small shops on the doorstep. Edinburgh has been called 'The Athen of the North' because it is built on seven hills. We can walk uphill to Princes Street in ten minutes. You are right though, some people might take longer. We are another few minutes to the Castle and the visitor attractions, however those areas tend to be noisey, sometimes into the 'wee small hours' if you are near a nightclub or late night bar.
Thanks for taking the time to write a review and we love your comments they will be helpful for other guests. See you again then.
Oh! we can now offer parking - and are delighted about this.
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New Town Apartment, Quiet accommodation 10 minutes walk from City Centre
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p894458
+44 -(0)131 4515103
Stockbridge Edinburgh
5

Quiet apartment in great location

  • 5 out of 5
Handy to the town centre and Stockbridge. Close to a bus service and excellent restaurants and foodie haunts. Apartment is quiet, clean and has everything you need. To me the bonus was the very helpful owners who replied to emails promptly beforehand, made sure we had detailed directions and then went above and beyond normal service with some extra help with car minding and taxiing. Made our stay in Edinburgh
  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We wanted to make sure that you found your way to the apartment easily and help your holiday gets off to a good start. Our local knowledge hopefully got you orientated quickly so that you could make the most of your short stay. It is a great location and we are fortunate to be in a quiet area in our vibrant city. If you come again we will have added some other good eating places for you to try out.
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New Town Apartment, Quiet accommodation 10 minutes walk from City Centre
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p894458
+44 -(0)131 4515103
Stockbridge Edinburgh
5

Great Apartment in New Town

  • 5 out of 5
This place was absolutely perfect for 3 ladies who needed a cozy place to stay! It is perfectly appointed and very comfortable and the owners were amazing and made us feel right at home. Loved the neighborhood feeling and being able to walk to the grocery store and up to the little corner restaurant for breakfast. We would definitely stay here again!
  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much ladies for your response. One of the reasons we chose this apartment was exactly because of its location and ease of access to all that you would need. We'd love to have you back, you were great guests. Many thanks again Reta, John and Steven
business
New Town Apartment, Quiet accommodation 10 minutes walk from City Centre
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p894458
+44 -(0)131 4515103
Stockbridge Edinburgh
5

Quiet and clean apartment rental in New Town

  • 5 out of 5
We enjoyed our stay immensely in this apartment. The owners were great to deal with, and very easy to get a hold of. The apartment was very clean, and located on a quiet street. The kitchen was well equipped with cookware and small essentials (salt, pepper, couple of spices, oil). It is located approximately within a 10-15 minute walk from the Royal Mile, and there is a grocery store right outside of the Dundas Street door (along with a couple of restaurants), which is VERY convenient! It is a great place to base yourself while staying in Edinburgh, and we hope to be back soon!
  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
New Town Apartment, Quiet accommodation 10 minutes walk from City Centre
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p894458
+44 -(0)131 4515103
Stockbridge Edinburgh
5

Great apartment in a convenient, quiet location.

  • 5 out of 5
The apartment was better than we expected. It was beautifully decorated and spotless. The owners were helpful, friendly, and professional. We would stay there again, and recommend it highly.
  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review Michael. We take great pride in our apartments and endeavour to keep our standards high so that guests have an enjoyable stay. We hope to see you again soon.
business
New Town Apartment, Quiet accommodation 10 minutes walk from City Centre
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p894458
+44 -(0)131 4515103
Stockbridge Edinburgh
5

A perfect apartment, unexpectedly well equipped.

  • 5 out of 5
Our arrival was delayed, but Steven, who was meeting us at the apartment, was extremely kind and understanding. The apartment was perfect for two (and would be OK for a family of three or four): quiet, secure, comfortable, clean and cosy, and unexpectedly well equipped; even down to an affluence of unguents waiting for us in the bathroom. The location was very convenient: literally ten minutes drive or thirty minutes pleasant walk from the city centre, and with some convenient cafés and shops literally round the corner. If we return to Edinburgh we will certainly stay here again, and will recommend the apartment to family and friends.
  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Geoff for your kind review and I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. You were traveling a long way and kept in touch with us so it was no problem that you were delayed. These things happen so we are flexible with our check in times. If you would like to come again please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
8.5 Miles
Edinburgh International Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
City Centre choice
Nearest Ferry
121 Miles
Newcastle-on-Tyne
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Edinburgh has many golf courses
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Waverley, Edinburgh
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
City Bypass, Edinburgh
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
City Centre choice
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Hillend dry ski slope
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Portobello, Edinburgh
Car: not necessary

As well as being classified as a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1995, the New Town is also home to an eclectic array of “hidden gems” with characterful restaurants and cafes, relaxed, welcoming bars and treasure-trove of privately owned little shops, art galleries and antique shops where visitors and locals alike can while away the hours.

If you'd like to stay in the centre of our beautiful city, yet have a quiet sleep, and easy walking to all amenities, this is it. Your bedroom will look out onto an atrium planted with trees and shrubs where you can sit and read a book in the sunshine if you wish. There is a small balcony in the apartment which also allows you to enjoy the fresh air while staying in an apartment.

Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, just behind Dundas Street which takes you directly to Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street Gardens area of the city and the bustle of the larger shops like Jenners, Harvey Nicols, and the larger restaurant and pub chains.

Five minutes walk:

The Water of Leith – which winds through the city has a pleasant leafy walk. This can take you to the Botanical Gardens, the Galleries of Modern Art, Stockbridge, the Dean Village and onwards to Port of Leith with its waterside restaurants, cafes and bars.

Botanical Gardens - Edinburgh boasts a magnificent public garden, with free access, which is colourful in all seasons. Excellent restaurant and café facilities.

Ten Minutes Walk:

George Street - with the smartest shopping. St. Andrew’s Square - Harvey Nicols store. Princes Street and the Gardens - wonderful skyline view of the Old Town and Edinburgh Castle and “The Mound” the access to the Old Town. The newly refurbished Portrait Gallery is not to be missed.

You can cross the atrium into Dundas Street where there are numerous buses and a taxi rank. This route takes you to Margiota's, a small and extremely well stocked grocer/deli/newsagent open from 7.00am till around 10.00pm. In the same building is an ATM, and several carry out or sit in tea rooms, a wonderful cup-cake cafe called 'The Cuckoo Bakery'. On the corner is the New Town Deli which serves breakfast from 7.00am and their filled rolls are so stacked with filling, the bread is just a means of holding it together. All freshly made and filled to your order. Soups which are home-made and the lunch time queue speaks volumes.

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Stockbridge, Edinburgh

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Winter 2014
1 Nov 2014 - 21 Dec 2014
2 night minimum stay
£190
for 2 nights
From
£95
£570
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & NewYear 2014
22 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015
4 night minimum stay
£620
for 4 nights
From
£155
£1,085
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2015
5 Jan 2015 - 31 Mar 2015
2 night minimum stay
£190
for 2 nights
From
£95
£570
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2015
1 Apr 2015 - 17 Jul 2015
2 night minimum stay
£190
for 2 nights
From
£95
£570
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Edinburgh Festival 2015
18 Jul 2015 - 31 Jul 2015
4 night minimum stay
£620
for 4 nights
From
£155
£1,085
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2015
1 Sep 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
2 night minimum stay
£190
for 2 nights
From
£95
£570
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2015
31 Oct 2015 - 20 Dec 2015
2 night minimum stay
£190
for 2 nights
From
£95
£570
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Year 2015
21 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
4 night minimum stay
£620
for 4 nights
From
£155
£1,085
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes If you would prefer not to book on-line then please feel free to contact us directly to make a booking.

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 change the linen, towels and give the apartment a thorough clean included in the price.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Stockbridge in Edinburgh

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , washbasin also
  • The shower-room is tiled and has underfloor heating, a white suite, heated towel rail and thermostatically controlled shower with a very good flow rate . We supply a range of Sea Kelp toiletries by Scottish Fine Soaps along with cotton balls, shower caps, and make-up remover pads, thick cotton bath sheets, hand towels, face flannels and towelling slippers.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Double Sofa-bed in lounge
  • The bedroom has a double wardrobe with mirror doors and a high quality large double bed. The pillows are pure down, or synthetic alternative. The bed linen is 100% high thread count Egyptian cotton. There are three chests of drawers and bedside lights which are high enough to give you light on your book.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • volcano
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is an music docking station and piped sound into lounge/dining/kitchen area. 1 night free for every 7 nights stayed. See our website or contact us for the latest offers.
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