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Val Leek

Member since: 2010
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Speaks English, French

Location, Location, Location!!

39 Reviews
People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Edinburgh - Castle View

A Two Bedroom, Two Bathroom Luxrious Apartment In The Heart Of Edinburgh.

Castle Terrace in the historic West End. It is south facing with high ceilings,huge sash windows and working shutters. The stunning lounge has comfortable seating for six, TV and wifi

The master bedroom has a luxurious super king size bed and an ensuite with shower. There is a second large double bedroom, a family bathroom with shower over the bath. There is a double sofa bed is in the dining room which affords a third couple a separate room.

There is a brand new kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine.

The apartment is on the first floor. There is no lift.

In common with other capital cities parking is expensive and difficult.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Val Leek (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks English, French

About Val Leek

The main attractions in Edinburgh for me are my two wee grandsons.

Based in the North East of England ,Castle Terrace is our second holiday apartment in Edinburgh -the first purchased in 2004.

Val Leek purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Val Leek chose Edinburgh

A Coup de Coeur It was love at first when I walked into this apartment.

What makes this apartment unique

Classical elegance, modern kitchen and bathrooms,/sunny position and unbeatable location. It simply has it all.

Reviews

4.7
based on 39 holidaymaker reviews

Location, Location, Location!!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 39 reviews
Ponte a Vedra, Florida
5

Absolutely wonderful flat

  • 5 of 5

As the listing says the location couldn't be more perfect but the pictures don't do the flat justice. The flat is much larger than it seems in the pictures but still cosy and overlooks a tranquil garden area. The bedrooms are generous and the beds amazingly comfortable. Perfect after a day touring Edinburgh? The kitchen is completely equipped and we used it most mornings for breakfast, just running up the block for fresh scones. I stayed alone in the flat for three days before my friends arrived and I felt perfectly safe both in the flat and walking around the neighborhood. The flat was very quiet with street noise only one night but it was graduation week and the students were celebrating. Did make for an interesting sight as a large majority of the male students wore kilts to graduation.

When booking the flat Val was extremely helpful and before leaving I received a file by email with information on the exact address of the flat and detailed instructions on how to reach it from multiple arrival locations plus things to do in Edinburgh. When I arrived Ashley greeted me and showed me around explaining where everything could be found. The flat was spotless.

The flat is located within a few blocks of everything you could want. One block to the market, great restaurants, pubs, the Saturday Farmers Market, and a bakery selling the best macarons I've ever had. Better than any I had in Paris. I don't think you could find a better location anywhere in Edinburgh. Close enough to walk to the Royal Mile, Princes Street and many of the wonderful sites while still being in a quiet area.

I definately recommend this place and hope to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really love it when our apartment adds to the whole holiday Edinburgh experience! Look forward to welcoming you back.
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4

A well situated apartment in the centre of Edinburgh.

  • 4 of 5

We arrived late afternoon on the Friday after a short taxi journey from the airport, and we were very pleasantly surprised to se how well situated the apartment was. Very easy access to buses, shops and places of interest. The apartment was huge and nicely furnished felt very at home, which is what we like when we go on holidays. Next to Castle Terrace was a Italian Restaurant wonderful food just what we like. We visited Edinburgh Zoo only a short distance away by bus wonderful day out. We were lucky with the weather, so made our holiday even more special. Would recommend this apartment to anyone who wants to be in the centre of Edinburgh with easy access, and thanks to the owner for a lovely apartment and holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tucson Az
5

Made Edinburgh stay magical!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed a a lot of VRBO properties, and I would rate Val's at the top. It was exceptional in every way. From the great location in Old Town, to the beautiful apartment, internet, even the Bosch coffee maker, every thing WORKED. I would return here in a heartbeat! Highly recommended.

Thanks Val.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for bringing Arizona sunshine to Scotland.
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5

Our Flat was stellar!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you! Starting and ending each day in your fine city with the view of Edinburgh Castle as our back drop was amazing. The accomodations were clean, maintained and decor quite lovely! Ashley was always a text away if we had any questions and your staff were accomodating when we realized we did not have enough towels. We most definitely would like to return and will share our experience with family and friends! We found a favorite coffee shop around the corner called Lovecrumbs and enjoyed our Whiskey experience at the Whiski Shop on North Bank. We ended our last evening with dinner at Huxleys...delicious! Our day tour of the Highlands with Timberbush was informative and a must for people that do not have a car but want to experience the beautiful countryside, Castles, and rich stories of Scotlands History! Five days was not enough time....we will be back! Val, it was lovely to meet you! Meeting the Owner of such lovely accomodations was a pleasure!

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I rarely meet guests - it was a pleasure to meet you. So glad you enjoyed your trip. Would love to welcome you back.
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Ventura, CA
5

Beautiful Apartment in the Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this lovely apartment for 2 weeks in March. We were met at the apt on Sun night and the check in went well without a hitch. The apt is spotless and beautifully appointed with lots of natural light as well as wooden shutters to act as blackout shades for sleeping. The master bed is a full US kingsize and very comfortable - we slept like babies. The leather sofas in the living room were so comfy, we loved to stretch out after a day of touring, and read (wonderful lamps/lighting throughout the apt). We cooked several meals in the kitchen and had everything that we needed. There was even some coffee, tea and spices etc for cooking. The apt is recently remodeled with new carpet and everything in working order. The wifi is super fast. We absolutely loved the drying rack in the kitchen; our clothes easily dried overnight.

The location is perfect! Edinburgh Castel looms in the background. There is a Sainsbury grocery store just up the street on Lady Lawson and the Saturday Farmer's Market is just around the corner. The Miracle Mile, Princes Street and the train station are an easy walk. We were close to all of the tourist attractions, but always felt like we were coming home to our own quiet neighborhood. The first floor location was also a bonus.

Val was responsive to all of our questions and even brought over a new set of keys as we requested. We would definitely stay in this beautiful apt again! 10/10 would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. I loved "We were close to all of the tourist attractions, but always felt like we were coming home to our own quiet neighborhood. " That is exactly how we feel when we visit. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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4

zentral und umfangreich ausgestattet

  • 4 of 5

Wir hatten mit unseren 3 Kindern einen schönen Aufenthalt in Edingburg. Die Wohnung ist sehr wohnlich mit allem ausgestattet, was man benötigt. Sie liegt sehr zentral.

Liebe Mrs Leek, herzlichen Dank für die schöne Unterkunft und viele Grüße aus Berlin

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
The Footlights
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bruntsfield
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Waverly Street station
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Edinburgh ring road
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Castle Terrace
Nearest Ski
10 Kilometres
artificial ski slope Pentlands
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Portobello
Car: not necessary

Castle Terrace is a luxurious apartment in the heart of Edinburgh.

This attractive property is located in the historic Old Town district at the foot of Edinburgh Castle. Steeped in some of Edinburgh’s greatest history. Greater Grassmarket is only minutes walk away from the apartment and to the popular Royal Mile. The apartment is conveniently located for Lothian Road which has a wide and varied range of amenities including shops, restaurants, bars and bistros. Stroll along the old George IV Bridge, where you’ll meet the famous Greyfriars Bobby, before walking through some of Edinburgh’s oldest and most photographed streets including Candlemaker Row, Victoria Street, West Port and our famous view of the great Edinburgh Castle. A vibrant and popular meeting place for visitors and locals alike, you can soak up the medieval atmosphere and enjoy its splendid views of the nearby castle. The area is well served by buses, the new City tram service and an express bus runs from Waverley Station to Edinburgh International Airport. The railways stations of Waverley and Haymarket

This incredibly beautiful city is easy to explore on foot. Princes Street, The Royal Mile and the lively Grassmarket are a few minutes walk away. For outlying attractions (The Royal Yacht Britannia, The Botanic Gardens, Dynamic Earth etc) the hop on hop off tourist bus stops a few metres away. Every Saturday there is a farmers' in Castle Terrace. This will satisfy anyone wishing to taste Scottish fare with porridge, croissants, bacon and Angus beef burgers and cheese to sample. If more serious self catering is on the agenda you will find Scottish cheeses, venison, fresh fish and seafood, smoked salmon and haddock, Aberdeen Angus Beef, lamb and mutton.

The nearby restaurants and bars are too numerous to mention and will suit every taste and pocket.. The Castle Terrace Michelin starred restaurant is just next door, the Usher Hall and theatres just behind the apartment. Despite their close vicinity you will get a good night's sleep as the location of the apartment is not on a main thoroughfare for traffic or revellers.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Old Town (Grassmarket), Edinburgh

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Featival
1 Aug 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
4 night minimum stay
£800
for 4 nights
From
£200
£1,400
 
 
Autumn/Fall
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
£520
for 4 nights
From
£130
From
£150
Fri,Sat,Sun
£800
£3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
low season
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
£240
for 2 nights
From
£120
From
£150
Fri,Sat
£700
£2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Festive Period
1 Dec 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£260
for 2 nights
From
£130
From
£150
Fri,Sat
£800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New year
20 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
low season
6 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£260
for 2 nights
From
£130
From
£150
Fri,Sat
£600
£2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring half term
4 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
From
£150
Fri,Sat
£700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
low season
25 Feb 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£280
for 2 nights
From
£140
From
£150
Fri,Sat,Sun
£700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
9 Apr 2017 - 30 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£560
for 4 nights
From
£140
From
£150
Fri,Sat,Sun
£800
£2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
High season
31 May 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£710
for 5 nights
From
£140
From
£150
Fri,Sat
£900
£3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Festival
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
£800
£3,000
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The midweek rate is for a minimum of 3 nights.The rental rate includes the cost of linen and towels for up to 2 guests The rental rate includes meet and greet and cleaning the apartment at the end of the letting period.
For parties over 2 there is an additional charge of £15 per head per night
There are no additional taxes or charges

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Edinburgh in Edinburgh and Lothians

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • The master bedroom has a luxurious super king bed, wardrobe dressing table and bedside cabinets and an ensuite. The large second double room has a wardrobe, bedside cabinets and ample room for travel cot.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming

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