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Alan Dickson

Member since: 2010
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Newly Available - Stunning Apartment Superb City Centre Location

14 Reviews
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in New Town - Stunning Apartment Superb City

Sleeps 4. 1 Bedroom. 1 Bathroom.

This is a unique one bedroom apartment in a historic and quietly situated building one minute from Princes Street. It has 46 XXXXXX reviews all with 5 star excellent ratings. It has also been featured in a Sunday newspaper interiors magazine. The building is protected by a category A classification, the highest grade of protection by Historic Scotland. The accommodation is self contained on the raised ground floor level of the owners townhouse. We are therefore nearby so shall meet you and settle you in to the accommodation and are available should you wish any help or advice during your stay.

The apartment has a stunning 28 foot long bow ended drawing room, fully equipped kitchen and utility room, bedroom with the option of a 6 foot double or two single beds and bathroom which has a bath with shower over.

The property is set up to be a home from home with the intention that you can bring only the luggage you would need if you were booked in to a hotel. Soap, shampoo, body wash and paper are provided in the bathroom. The kitchen has teas, coffees, hot chocolate, sugar, salt, pepper, cereals and cooking oil. The fridge will be stocked with bread, milk, butter, jam, biscuits, fruit and eggs to welcome you. There are supermarkets just a few minutes walk away on Shandwick Place for stocking up on other items. There are also many excellent restaurants close by

The accommodation is arranged as follows. The apartment is approached from the street via the front step which forms a bridge over the basement area. You enter through double doors into the shared entrance hall then take your private door into the apartment Drawing Room with double windows facing the cobbled street and the rear gardens of Charlotte Square. This room is 28 foot long with a bow end, wood panelling, working shutters and a large black marble fireplace with an open gas fire. The furniture is a mix of antique and modern with two huge leather sofas (one converts to a double bed), a desk/work area with a wealth of information for your stay, large screen TV, DVD player and Hi-Fi. Original oil painting, fresh flowers and plants add a finishing touch.

A concealed (jib) door leads to the inner hall. The bedroom at the back of the building has a large window overlooking gardens and with working shutters. The wall decorations are hand painted. There is a super king size (6 foot wide) bed which can be converted to two single beds (please give your preference when booking). Pillows and duvets are non allergenic and the bedding is pure cotton for your comfort. There is ample storage space in the antique wardrobe and drawer unit.

A travel cot/crib and high chair can be provided on request.

The kitchen also overlooks the rear gardens with a table for four at the window. This is also a good place to work on your laptop with the free wifi. It is equipped with electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, kettle, coffee maker, toaster and ironing facilities. There is also a utility room with a washer dryer.

The bathroom has a bath with shower over and is supplied with cotton towel sets and toiletries.

In the event of cancellation I shall try to re let and refund minus a £50.00 charge. If I cannot re let the terms are -

More than 30 days prior to arrival: 25% of Rental

Less than 30 days prior to arrival: 100% of Rental

If I have to cancel for reasons beyond my control a full refund will be given. I cannot be held responsible for consequential loss.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Alan Dickson (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks English

Reviews

5
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

Newly Available - Stunning Apartment Superb City Centre Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
California
5

Large, Elegant Apartment, Great Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful place. It's quite large with high ceilings, and interesting, elegant decorating. But the best part were our wonderful hosts Diane and Alan who gave us lots of useful information and were very friendly. Also, only a 20 minute walk from Old Town or a two-minute walk to some very good pubs and restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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5

Georgian Excellence

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful, well conceived Georgian apartment in the heart Edinburgh adjacent to Charlotte square. Spacious, classic comfort and design. Stocked with extras and a clean atmosphere that felt like home away from home. This will make your vacation a place to come home to. We found the location well adjacent to the Old and New Towns while Stockbridge and Leith areas were easily accessible on the other side. The owners are charming, helpful people. This is a place to return to again and again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The pictures don't do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous and comfortable flat conveniently situated off of Charlotte Square. Close to the action yet far enough away (a block) to be quiet. My adult son and I enjoyed three nights here recently. My son slept on the rollaway couch in the living room and he said it was the most comfortable couch he's ever slept on! And after a good night's sleep we were able to step out the front door and walk to all the sites.

Clean and neat with nice touches for the traveller, the hosts make sure the flat lives up to its reputation. Even our taxi driver was impressed! Don't hesitate to stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming apartment in central location

  • 5 of 5

It was our first visit in Edinburgh, we went there as couple.

The apartment is the ground floor of a georgian house and affectionately restaurated by the friendly owners Diane and Alan Dickson who live upstairs. The rooms are furnished very comfortable and elegant, partly antique. There is anything you need in daily life including washing machine, dryer, a pleasant amount of clothes hangers, free wifi, a large tv, cd/dvd players... especially the living room’s chimney we loved. Everything was clean, the large living room was decorated with fresh flowers.

Diane was, after a warm welcome, most willing to tell us everything worth knowing about sightseeing in Edinburgh. You can trust her recommendations, thank you for that, Diane! It is not neccessary to visit any tourist information as you find mounts of the latest information brochures in a huge bookshelf in the living room. The bookshelf is also filled with lots of books, CD’s and DVD’s. Even there are children’s books and games.

The bedroom and the kitchen with dining table face backwards the garden where you hear nothing but birds. The living room faces Glenfinlas Street which is a rather quiet street.

The sunny comfortable kitchen is perfectly equipped with tableware, cooking utensils and basics for cooking. You get a great breakfast’s starter kit of fresh fruits, eggs, butter, bread, coffee, tea, milk, cereals.

In the pretty bathroom you find the basics you also would get in a hotel including sufficient towels.

The house itself is located rather centrally in a nice and quiet quarter of New Town which is worth an exploration. A taxi ride from or to the airport costs about 20 pounds. You need only a short walk to the next supermarkets, cashpoints and exchange office. There is a nice pub called Bailie Bar, ten minutes to walk in St Stephen Street.

Nearly in front of the house is a bus stop. Also the green tourist bus line stops there, in fact this is a practical and funny way to get an overview about the city. As well you can get by foot to nearly all Edinburghs attractions.

Already before our coming Diane and Alan were very obliging in giving reliable travel advices by e-mail, they reply immediately. While our stay they were available by phone, sms or e-mail in case of any questions or technical problems.

We would love to stay there again and will warmly recommend the apartment to our friends and relatives.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Apartment in Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent three nights in this apartment. It is a lovely flat, very well kept with lots of extra touches like fresh flowers and a generous amount of starter supplies in the fridge and cupboards. Diane was gracious and helpful and gave us lots of ideas for touring the city. The location was excellent and walkable. We would not hesitate to book again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic apartment and location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed a week in this apartment. It is lovely and in a fantastic location to walk to everything. It is minutes to a bus stop and only 5 minutes walking to Princes street and many restaurants and shopping. Diane was very friendly and had fresh fruit and breakfast items in the apartment for when we arrived. She also had great books and reading material about what to do and see in Scotland. I would highly recommend this apartment. A car is not needed. We had one and found an underground lot to leave it at for the week. Cost was 16.00 per day. Thanks Diane for a wonderful experience in Edinburgh!

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Du Vin/Ryans/Whighams/Sygn/Indigo Yard
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Rosyth
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Duddingston
Nearest Train
0.7 Miles
Waverley/ Haymarket Stations
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
Princes Street
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Petite Folie/Ryans/Whighams/Sygn/Indigo Yard
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Midlothian Ski Centre
Nearest Beach
4.5 Miles
Portobello
Car: not necessary

The apartment is in the elegant Georgian New Town in a cul de sac off Charlotte Square which is in City Centre adjacent to Princes Street. It is within easy walking distance of most of the attractions and with good transport links. There are bus stops, a Taxi Rank, Airport Bus stops and a Tram Halt all within a few minutes walk. Both Waverley and Haymarket Railway Stations are within walking distance too. A City Tour Bus can be boarded in Charlotte Square.

While the property is quietly situated there are pubs, clubs and restaurants close by. Just a few minutes away on Shandwick Place there are three late opening supermarkets (Sainsbury, Tesco and Co-op). The Edinburgh Farmers Market takes place on Saturday mornings in nearby Castle Terrace.

Charlotte Square hosts the Book Festival during August and nearby are the Lyceum, Traverse, Kings and Usher Hall theatres, Churches, The Filmhouse and Odeon Cinema.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in New Town, Edinburgh

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
30 Aug 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
From
£140
Fri,Sat,Sun
£770
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Autumn
1 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
From
£120
Fri,Sat,Sun
£650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£700
for 5 nights
From
£140
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year
28 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£800
for 5 nights
From
£160
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
From
£140
Fri,Sat,Sun
£840
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Festival
3 Aug 2017 - 29 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn
30 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
From
£140
Fri,Sat,Sun
£770
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

In the event of cancellation I shall try to re let and refund minus a £50.00 charge. If I cannot re let the terms are -

> 30 days prior to arrival: 25% of Rental

< 30 days prior to arrival: 100% of Rental

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • city centre
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom has a bath with shower over and is supplied with cotton towel sets, soap, shampoo, body wash and paper. There is a heated mist free mirror with shaver socket.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , There is a choice of a large double or two single beds.
  • The bedroom at the back of the building has a large window with working shutters overlooking gardens . The wall decorations are hand painted. There is a super king size (6 foot wide) bed which can be converted to two single beds (please give your preference when booking). Pillows and duvets are non allergenic and the bedding is pure cotton for your comfort. There is ample storage space in the antique wardrobe and drawer unit plus bedside cupboards. A radio alarm clock and hairdryer are supplied.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • 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
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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