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Luxury Old Town Apartment With Rooftop Access

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 462 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine

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. It also has 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.

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 a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2017

About Emelie & Owen Lima

We are a South African-Swedish couple who love going to new places (especially hot and sunny ones). In 2005 we somehow found ourselves in not-so-sunny, but spectacularly beautiful Scotland, and we are still in Edinburgh today. Combining our passion for property and travel, we always thought it would be fun to have a holiday let, so in 2012 we bought this flat in the perfect Edinburgh location and spent several months giving it a complete makeover. We hope you like it!

Emelie & Owen Lima purchased this apartment in 2012

What makes this apartment unique

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!). We also love the roof area and the character of the flat, with its high ceilings, bay windows and even an old-fashioned clothes pulley.

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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(82 traveller reviews)

Luxury Old Town Apartment With Rooftop Access
average rating of 4.8414636 based on 93 reviews
5

Perfect flat to explore the city!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this flat, from the thorough listing to the helpful little cards around the unit & the thoughtful food essentials in the kitchen made it the ideal property for our family to explore Edinburgh from. We stayed with our two toddlers and it felt like home immediately. The kitchen has everything that you need and the flat was incredibly clean. The neighbourhood was safe & so close to everything! Such a great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent stay for two couples

  • 5 of 5

The location is excellent for a visit to Edinburgh, we were made welcome and had all questions answered by the mother of the hostess--with some extra welcoming gestures. The layout was helpful, with privacy for both couples and access to the kitchen and bathroom by either couple at all times. Everything worked and was immaculate. Sainsbury was right around the corner, and double windows in the bedroom limited noise from the colorful neighbor (a minor annoyance for the living room couple). The view of the castle was as advertised. Thank you for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Close to Everything!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, lovely flat walking distance to Grass Market, the Castle, Restaurants, Buses and Waverly Bridge. Emelie gave great suggestions and provided tea, milk, sugar, bread and drinks upon arrival. I Highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely little flat really well situated

  • 5 of 5

This flat is really nicely decorated and the owners were really friendly and left some nice little things for our breakfast. Really well situated next to grass market and only a few minutes’ walk from the main sites. Really recommendable!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cosy , comfortable apartment in central location.

  • 5 of 5

Very welcoming and accommodating hosts ! Really comfortable beds ( even the sofa bed ) ! Great location for access to the royal mile and main shopping areas and tourist attractions. We walked everywhere ! Really enjoyed our trip to Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Bread Street. Great location for everything we wanted to see.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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 from 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
 
May
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
£630
 
 
June
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
 
 
July
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£440
for 4 nights
From
£110
£700
 
 
Festival (August)
1 Aug 2017 - 29 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£280
for 2 nights
From
£140
£980
 
 
September
30 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 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
 
 
Festival (August 2018)
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
From
£150
 
 
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
Refundable 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

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