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Newly Available - Stunning Apartment Superb City Centre Location

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Alan Dickson
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 September, 2017

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in New Town in Stockbridge

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
General:
  • Free Wifi
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:
  • 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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

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Newly Available - Stunning Apartment Superb City Centre Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
5

10 Glenfinlas Street is a lovely, spacious, well appointed apartment with all the comfort of home!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay with Alan and Diane in Edinburgh. We arrived quite early in the morning and Diane greeted us, allowed us to stow our bags in the hallway, oriented us to where we were and how to get to where we were going. She suggested some nearby things to see as well as a good place for lunch. We took her suggestions and returned to the apartment later that afternoon where she greeted us again and took us through the flat explaining how everything worked and where everything was kept. It would be difficult to find a nicer place. This one was spotless and even boasted fresh flowers in several places. The fridge was stocked with bread, eggs, butter, jams and milk for breakfast. There was plenty of coffee and tea and the kitchen was very well equipped.

We loved the location and walked many places. Diane suggested we get the two day hop on hop off pass and use that for transportation to the various sights as well as a wonderful orientation to the city. The one we purchased included tickets to the Castle, the Palace and the Royal Yacht. It was a great value and we used it a great deal.

We met Alan the morning after we arrived and he was equally charming and helpful. In addition, the apartment is chock full of current information about where to go, what to see, good restaurant recommendations, etc.

We weren't leaving until after checkout time so the Dicksons allowed us to keep a key, stow our luggage in the hall and go off for the morning. Upon our return Diane called us a taxi to the station.

We want to give this apartment more than 5 stars!! It certainly rates first among all the Homeaway rentals in which we have stayed. We hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful property in a great locale

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the flat in September. It was clean, spacious and beautifully appointed, as well as conveniently located on a quiet street, yet close to most major attractions, stores and restaurants. The bed was very comfortable. Diane was a very gracious hostess. We were provided with breakfast items, tea and coffee so we could ease into our vacation. Overall, great attention to detail. Thank you Diane and Alan.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heathfield, EAST SUSSEX
5

Characterful apartment near attractions in city

  • 5 of 5

Diane was most helpful and left us lovely breakfast etc to welcome us. This is a comfortable stay away from hustle and noise in city yet only 200 metres from Princes street! Would recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Live like an aristocrat.

  • 5 of 5

The flat occupies the entire street level of an old stone townhouse. The walls are more than two feet thick. Ten foot high windows are topped by massive , detailed crown moldings. Fittings and furnishings are first rate. The parlor is enormous and has a big screen TV, with a limited selection of channels, and a DVD player. The bedroom is very comfortable and has adequate storage. The bath is modern and spacious. The kitchen and dining area is roomy, comfortable with all modern conveniences. It enjoys the morning sun, when available. The Dickson's left it fully stocked with necessaries, including breakfast fixings and a few tasty treats. We loved the convenient New Town location.

One of the nicest amenities of this flat is the owners, the Dixons. We left feeling like we were reluctantly ending a visit with family. We heartily recommend this accomodation to anyone whose schedule does not conflict with our plans to return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Milton, Ontario, Canada
5

Excellent property, location and super hosts

  • 5 of 5

A great home away from home and just steps from the Edinburgh International Book Festival. The hosts went above and beyond to ensure our stay was first rate.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful historic themed apartment but with all mod cons.

  • 5 of 5

Dianne and Alan were very welcoming and helpful. We had a full and very hectic week doing lots of Edinburgh Fringe events and 10 Glenfinglas Street is a perfect centrally located base. The main Drawing Room is absolutely huge and the whole of the flat is very tastefully decorated and furnished with a number of bespoke accessories and fixtures. Very best wishes Jon and Anita. Stayed early August 2017.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in New 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
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£750
for 5 nights
From
£150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year
28 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£800
for 5 nights
From
£160
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
27 Apr 2018 - 14 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
From
£130
Fri,Sat,Sun
£770
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
15 Jun 2018 - 2 Aug 2018
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 2018 - 28 Aug 2018
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
29 Aug 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
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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