|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
House is a compact and neat end terraced villa in the Craigleith area of Edinburgh which is easily accessible to the centre of Edinburgh within 15 minutes. Ideal for couples and small families. There are 2 bedrooms with bathroom/shower upstairs. A livingroom with dining area with table and six chairs is also comfortably furnished with 2 two seater sofas, a 42 inch colour TV with UK freeview and DVD player, an i-pod dock and a collection of books and DVDs for all the family. Free Wifi. Additional TV/DVD in bedroom.
All linen is supplied including towels and tea towels. House is cleaned between lets and extra linen is available for longer stays. Kitchen is equipped with a supply of dishwasher tablets, laundry detergent, liquid hand wash, napkins and tea towels. Parking, Garden. Travel Cot available for baby.
The house is freshly decorated and all furniture and appliances are new.
Parking space on driveway next to house for one car.
A welcome pack is provided with fresh milk, bread, butter, wine and cheese.
For essential food shopping there is a large retail park within 5 minutes walk of the house, including Sainsbury’s with café/restaurant, Marks & Spencer Food Hall and café, Boots Chemist and Costa Coffee, there is also a large Waitrose store in the immediate area.
This house is a perfect Edinburgh International Festival location for both performer and visitor alike, when the city during August, transforms itself into one of the most vibrant cities in Europe. Edinburgh is a genuinely beautiful city with a history that extends back to pre-Roman times, it inspires and captivates you.
For culture and history there’s the designated UNESCO world heritage sites of Edinburgh Castle, and the entire New Town area of the city. The Queen’s official Scottish residence, the Palace of Holyrood, is at the opposite bottom end (from the Castle) of the world famous Royal Mile, with it’s long and sometimes dark historical past. Opposite the Palace sits the much younger Scottish Parliament building. Also in this area the Dynamic Earth Centre is a must visit for all, especially children.
The house is also close to a network of cycle paths which can take you, dependant on chosen route to the Royal Yacht Britannia, Gallery of Modern Art, Murrayfield Rugby Stadium and Cramond beach/promenade. Cramond Village and Silverknowes beach are approximately 3 miles from the house.
For golf enthusiasts there are around 20 golf courses within the city boundaries, 6 of these courses are run by the local council, while the remainder are operated as private clubs, almost all of which will accept visitors, with appropriate notice. Murrayfield and Ravelston golf courses are nearest and within one mile of the house. St Andrews is around 50 miles North East of Edinburgh. Going east of the city, the beautiful beaches of East Lothian and the splendid renowned links golf courses of Muirfield, Gullane, Dunbar and North Berwick are a 30 / 45 minute drive. Edinburgh city centre 2.2 miles from house
15 minutes by bus to central Edinburgh, including Princes Street, Mound Art Galleries, Royal Mile, National Museum of Scotland and Edinburgh Castle
Waverley Train Station is 3 miles.
Haymarket Train Station is 3 miles,
St Andrews Square Bus Station is 3 miles
Edinburgh Airport is 7 miles away from the city, 25 minutes by bus or car. The Edinburgh trams are now running directly from the airport into the centre of the City where a bus can be picked up for a 10 minute ride to the house. Both Edinburgh Waverley and Haymarket train stations are within 3 miles of the house.
Glasgow is easily accessible. 45 mins by train or 1 hour by bus. Trains every 30 mins. Buses every 15 minutes. Full details available in the house.
Dishwasher, Fridge, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Tumble Dryer, Washing Machine.
Cable, Central Heating, Internet Access, TV. Bedroom 1 with double bed
Bedroom 2 with two single beds
Bathroom with shower over bath. Regrettably we cannot accept pets.
House is not suitable for wheelchairs or people with reduced mobility as there are steps to front door and steps to back garden. Bathroom is upstairs.
House is non-smoking only.
There is a back garden with outdoor table and chairs. Very young children would need to be supervised in back garden as there is a steep ledge.
There is space on the driveway of the house for one car.
The house is situated only about 10 mins from the centre via bus or taxi which is great for sightseeing. The house is well kept, clean, and is well equipped. The garden is also well maintained. Good selection of leaflets, reliable Wi-Fi a good plus. One small gripe the shower is not great it could do with replacing as the pressure is not good but then we are v fussy!
Lorraine was very welcoming and kind, meeting us after an overnight flight from the US, and the house was perfect: very clean, great location close to Sainsbury where we walked for groceries, bus stop at the end of the street for getting downtown, very comfortable rooms, and blooming garden. We stayed for 6 days while exploring Edinburgh, and took really lovely side trips to Musselburgh and Rosslyn Chapel. This house was the perfect for us - the children enjoyed the books in their room and their view of Edinburgh, as well as playing in the garden. The TV and wifi were very much appreciated, and the welcoming bottle of wine, milk, biscuits, bread & butter were such a nice touch. Lorraine was really lovely, and we had numbers to contact in case of any problems (there were none - the house is great!) My husband also enjoyed chatting with the friendly neighbor - one morning he was invited to have coffee next door! Overall we had 3 weeks in Scotland, and our time at Lorraine's very clean house was the perfect way to start it!
Our favorite activities for our first visit to this area: Harry Potter Walking Tour (free, but you tip at the end) Rosslyn Chapel, walking Arthur's Seat, the castle and the Real Mary King's Close.) We could not see the palace as the Queen was in residence and it was closed to visitors. We rode the city bus everywhere (there's free wifi onboard) and found it easy to navigate our way around, buying a family day pass.)
Thank you, Lorraine. We had a lovely time and would highly recommend staying here.
Lovely house in a good area and only a short distance from the city centre. We liked the peace of the surroundings and garden and my teenagers loved being able to walk to the ample variety of ‘corner’ shops on their own to spend pocket money out of view of mum and dad. This is a very nice house with a lovely owner who actually cares that you have a good holiday and also does not take advantage of families by inflating rental tariffs at school holiday times. We found a spotlessly clean, warm and welcoming house. A little gem. Can’t wait to come back!
My family and I stayed here for a week in half term. As this site shows, the house is perfect for this kind of trip. Warm, comfortable, a very well appointed kitchen and with a great big telly. All worth five stars alone, but on this occasion we managed to leave behind my wife's laptop, a bag and a coat. When the owner discovered this, she contacted us immediately, boxed the whole lot up, printed out the courier label we sent her, and then made herself available for us to get it all picked up. Outstanding service, and very much appreciated.
We had a great holiday at this house with the very best of weather to top it all. This house is well appointed, furnished and equipped very nicely so we felt very comfortable there with our new baby. We loved the location in such a lovely area with lots of pretty places in walking distance and it was nice to have a sunny garden. It really is easy to walk into the city and easier still with a push chair of course. All the shops you could ever need though while on holiday are very near the house, making it easy for us to self-cater. The hospitality and welcoming touches by the owner were also superb. We have no hesitation in recommending this house.
We stayed here for two weeks in May and had a great holiday. As soon as we stepped inside we relaxed and knew we would feel at home. The comfort of holidaymakers has been well considered and the owners have taken care to make sure everything goes smoothly. Owners are just a phone call away for any assistance but we did not need any. The house is spotlessly clean and kitchen utensils and appliances were pristine. Also very comfortable beds a real plus with holiday homes. We had lovely weather and used the garden a lot which was a real bonus as we normally stay in flats. There are lots of shops 5 minute’s walk away and we were able to stock up easily for eating in and we walked for 20 minutes when we fancied a restaurant. This is an ideally placed house for a holiday in Edinburgh and our friends have already booked for later in the summer on our recommendation. We come to Edinburgh every year and now prefer this villa with the lovely outside space to our normal apartment. Highly recommend.
The house has beautiful views towards Edinburgh's famous skyline from the front bedroom. Fireworks displays can be seen from bedroom at New Year and during the Edinburgh Festival. House is just under 1 mile from the Botanical Gardens, Inverleith Park and the Stockbridge area, with its many welcoming restaurants, bistros, bars and a variety of individual shops. Princes Street and Edinburgh's Historic Royal Mile, theatres and Festival venues are under 3 miles away and can be accessed by frequent local bus, a short walk from the house. The house is also close to a network of cycle paths which can take you, dependent on chosen route to the Royal Yacht Britannia, Gallery of Modern Art, Murrayfield Rugby Stadium and Cramond beach / promenade.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
Outwith July and August 10% discount for couples and returning clients.
Edinburgh trams run directly from the airport to the centre of the city where a bus can be picked up for a ten minute journey to the house.
25% of rental amount required to secure booking. Balance including £100.00 damage surety due 8 weeks before holiday start date.
Damage surety is required with all bookings and is returned within one week of holiday end providing there is no damage.
All bookings and payments are handled personally by owner. Payments by bank transfer or cheque direct to owner.
Calendar is always up to date.