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Location, Location, Location!!

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
apartment
People
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Old Town - 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

Owner
Val Leek
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
2 December, 2016
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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

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(44 traveller reviews)

Location, Location, Location!!
average rating of 4.659091 based on 44 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

Lovely!

  • 4 of 5

The property is lovely and the location couldn't be better. The beds were very comfortable. The neighbors were pleasant and kind to us, as well. They were also very accommodating about allowing us to drop our luggage off before the flat was ready. The only real issue, which is easily fixable, was the linen situation. There were four adults here for three nights. We received exactly four bath towels and two hand towels and no wash cloths. It just wasn't enough. Otherwise, it was very nice and we would stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you enjoyed your stay. You do seem to have been shortchanged on the towel front. Sorry about that. Ashley would have dropped by with more. I have never been asked for wash cloths which google translate tells me are face cloths. They are on order! Obviously we cannot rival hotels and provide a daily change. We aim to get the balance right. Look forward to welcoming you back
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5

Sweet Spot in Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

One wonderful week in Edinburgh in an outstanding flat. The flat is large, kept in immaculate condition, and located within easy walking distance to Old Town, New Town and the Castle. The bedrooms are large, with the Master Bedroom ensuite with a king size bed. The second bedroom, with a large double bed, is across the hall from the second bath. The kitchen is fully equipped with all necessary cooking/eating materials, and the large dining room will seat four (or more, with additional chairs). The entire flat is elegantly decorated, has tall ceilings and large windows opening onto the rear garden.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time here, walking everywhere in both New and Old Towns and to the Castle. Our only Uber trip was one to and from the Botanic Garden which is at the edge of the city. There are two restaurants directly outside the building, one, a one star Michelin French restaurant (fairly expensive), the other a family run Italian restaurant, which we found fine, both for food and prices. There are more than a dozen eating places in Grassmarket, a 5 - 8 minute walk away.

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San Francisco

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ankeny, Iowa, USA
5

Perfect Apartment in a Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better experience for our apartment in Edinburgh; this rental is wonderful! The location is fantastic and easily walkable to all the major sites, as well as restaurants, pubs, and shopping. From our initial rental request to the end of our visit, Val and her assistant Ashley were always responsive and quick to answer our questions (including a random query from us regarding appropriate footwear recommendations for the season.) Our group included three couples and we all felt comfortable and cozy - to the point it was almost difficult to tear ourselves away from our "home away from home." The property is very well-maintained and clean; we loved the charming historical features. If ever we are fortunate enough to visit Edinburgh again, we wouldn't hesitate to return to this property.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love it when the apartment adds to the special Edinburgh experience! Come back soon
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4

Great Location!

  • 4 of 5

This property is in the perfect location for visiting Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile--easy walk to both. There is also a Sainsbury Local right up the street. Place gets plenty of natural light and is relatively quiet for being on somewhat busy street. Nice view onto courtyard in the back. Best for two couples or couple with one child, though the dining room has a pull-out sofa so it can sleep up to six.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, Comfortable and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

The flat is perfect and a great value considering the unexpected surprise of a shower in the rear bedroom. The first floor location (second floor for US folks) meant it was easy to haul luggage to your room. Edinburgh is a walking city and the flat is perfectly sited for the Grassmarket, the Royal Mile, West End, New Town and Bruntsfield. A great, great find.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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, 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
 
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 Old Town 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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