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Charming Old Town Apartment with Modern Flair

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 462 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

This beautifully presented second floor apartment in Edinburgh’s Old Town is perfectly situated in the heart of the city to explore all that Edinburgh has to offer. There is a communal roof area with views of Edinburgh Castle - perfect for watching the Edinburgh International Festival and Hogmanay fireworks, or for having a peaceful drink at sunset. (Please note this is not a terrace, but simply a flat roof with a fence around it. There is a foldable table and chairs in the apartment that you can use if you want to sit on the roof).

Bread Street is a fantastic location in the heart of the UK’s favourite city (Observer Travel Awards 2012). The best of Edinburgh is on your doorstep. World-class tourist attractions, cutting-edge theatres and vibrant festival venues can be found amidst a throng of Michelin-starred restaurants, artisan cafes and leafy parks just beyond your threshold. Have a wee browse below to see what’s on offer.

This completely modernised apartment benefits from classic Edinburgh high ceilings and large south-facing windows, as well as a brand new kitchen and shower room. Comfort and convenience are high on the agenda, with luxurious Egyptian cotton bedlinen, a well-equipped kitchen, an iPod/smart phone dock and Wi-Fi throughout.

Check-in is from 3pm on the day of arrival and check-out by 10:30am on the morning of departure. Whenever possible, we are happy to arrange an early baggage drop-off or late baggage collection to suit your travel plans.

We provide a friendly and personal service, meeting all guests on arrival to provide keys and show you around the apartment. Our hope is that the apartment will be a home away from home during your stay in Edinburgh.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We would love to hear from you!

Emelie & Owen

More Details

Owner
Emelie & Owen Lima
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Swedish, Afrikaans
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2017

About Emelie & Owen Lima

We are a South African-Swedish couple who love travelling and visiting new places (especially hot and sunny ones). In 2005 we somehow found ourselves living in not-so-sunny, but spectacularly beautiful Scotland, where the idea of combining our passion for property and travel started to materialise. In 2012 we finally took the plunge, bought our first investment flat and spent several months giving it a complete makeover. In 2015 we relocated to Cape Town, South Africa (permanently beautiful weather!), and we now have a holiday let here as well, so if you ever decide to visit Cape Town, do get in touch :-)

Emelie & Owen Lima purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Emelie & Owen Lima chose Edinburgh

Call us biased, but we think this is the PERFECT location to explore Edinburgh (if in doubt, have a look at the list of what's available within 10 minutes' walking distance!).

What makes this apartment unique

We love the view from the roof and the character of the flat, with its high ceilings, bay windows and even an old-fashioned clothes pulley. The layout is also really great and works well for three or four guests, since all rooms are accessed from the hallway, so there's no walking through each other's rooms to get to the bathroom or kitchen.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We can't say enough about how fantastic your flat is! If we could give it 6 stars we would. From the great communication when we first booked to having Linda meet us, everything has been perfect. We felt right at home immediately (as did the kids) and loved the breakfast items and chocolate you left for us. The decor is fresh, cozy and fun, and the flat has everything we could have needed. The location is AMAZING!



You do an amazing job with your rental flat and have made this last part of the trip for us stress-free and relaxing because of it. Thank you again and again!



PS. We loved the helpful little signs/notes :-)
May 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Old Town in Edinburgh

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 462 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The shower room has been decorated with premium quality floor and wall tiles from Porcelanosa.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The king size bed is made with luxurious Egyptian bed linen.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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Charming Old Town Apartment with Modern Flair
average rating of 4.8137255 based on 113 reviews
4

Delightful flat

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this lovely little flat. Well equipped and comfortable.

The only the negative are the stairs on the way up .

Linda was most helpful on our arrival

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seattle, Washington, USA
5

Charming Apartment in the heart of Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

Perfect apartment in the heart of the old town. Filled with light, private and romantic. Supermarket just a block down the street. We cooked at home almost every night and found the kitchen to work very well for us. Weather permitting the common roof terrace is great for cocktails. This place was all we hoped for and made coming back home to it always a welcome feeling. Excellent decor. Loved the drying rack set up. All in all a very good experience.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hagerman ID USA
5

Delightful Apartment In Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

Great stay for 3 nights in September. You can walk to everything, Grassmarket just a few blocks away, We dined at the Grain Store and had terrific food. Very clean and has everything you need for a stay.

Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Walk a Mile

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Edinburgh and the flat was fantastic! Using the car park was more convenient than we expected, paying the 24hr fee was worth it! The flat is in a great location for exploring on foot. We walked miles and climbed more steps than I ever imagined and never felt the effect. Coming back to the flat was just a 5 minute walk from the Grassmarket area. The view from the roof top deck is breathtaking. The flat was extremely comfortable, clean and well appointed. The logistics of checking in and out was very smooth. It was a great stay, happy to come back in the future and recommend. Please keep in mind you are staying in a city center so if you need complete quite to sleep bring ear plugs. The night sounds may effect some, they do not last to late into the night.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location in the heart of Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our 2 children, 5 and 7 and we were all very comfortable in the apartment. We even got the added bonus of enjoying the most amazing fireworks show let off from Edinburgh castle from the rooftop patio. The apartment is perfectly located walking distance to restaurants, markets and the Royal Mile. Emelie and Linda were very responsive and helpful. I would recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review, Nikki! I remember the first time we watched the festival fireworks from the roof - spectacular!
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Apartment was great, with everything you could need.

  • 5 of 5

Great and spacious although could be a little noisy. Within easy walking distance to the Castle.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jacki for the 5-star review. We're very happy that you enjoyed the apartment :-)
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Location

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Monboddo Bar, Point Hotel
Nearest Golf
2.1 Miles
Prestonfield Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.6 Miles
Edinburgh Haymarket
Nearest Motorway
4.7 Miles
M8
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Bread Street Brasserie
Nearest Beach
4.4 Miles
Portobello Beach
Car: not necessary

Here are some of the things that you’ll find WITHIN 10 MINUTES’ WALK of the apartment:

Tourist Attractions: Edinburgh Castle, St Giles Cathedral, Royal Mile, National Museum of Scotland, Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre, The Real Mary King’s Close, National War Museum, Edinburgh Bus Tours

Cultural Venues: The Royal Lyceum Theatre, The Traverse Theatre, King’s Theatre, The Usher Hall, HMV Picture House, Odeon Cinema, Filmhouse Cinema, Cameo Cinema, Cineworld Cinema (15 min)

Shopping: Sainsbury’s Local across the street for groceries, Vintage and independent shops in the local area, Scottish crafts and souvenirs on the Royal Mile, High street shopping in the New Town, Saturday morning Farmers Market in Castle Terrace

Eating & Drinking: If you’re looking for a local café, Lovecrumbs is only a couple of doors away, and Starbucks, Costa and Caffe Nero are just around the corner.

Spa/Leisure Facilities: One Spa at The Sheraton, Pure Gym, Dance Base, Virgin Active (15 min)

Parks: Princes Street Gardens, The Meadows, The Bruntsfield Links

Business: Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), Edinburgh financial district, New Town businesses (10-15 min)

Local Transport: Lothian Buses offers an extensive network of bus services to get you around, and the following services stop near Bread Street: 1, 10, 11, 15, 16, 24, 34, 35, 47

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Old Town, Edinburgh and Lothians

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
 
September
30 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
£630
 
 
October
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
£560
 
 
November
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£490
£1,200
 
 
December
1 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£490
£1,200
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
From
£100
 
 
New Year / Hogmanay (2017)
27 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£750
for 5 nights
From
£150
 
 
Winter 2018
4 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£490
£1,200
 
 
April
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
£560
 
 
Summer 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£440
for 4 nights
From
£110
£700
 
 
Festival (August 2018)
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,120
for 7 nights
From
£160
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£440
for 4 nights
From
£110
£700
 
 
New Year / Hogmanay 2018
27 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£750
for 5 nights
From
£150
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£490
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee £10 per person per night
Damage Deposit £200

A 25% non refundable deposit is required to secure a booking, with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

All prices are for 1 or 2 people. For 3 or 4 people there is an additional charge of £10 per night.

Cancellation charges are applied as follows:

More than 30 days prior to arrival - all monies except 25% deposit refunded
Less than 30 days prior to arrival - no refunds

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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