|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
The Writers Pad has been designed around Edinburgh's rich literary heritage. This New Town property has many a nod and a wink to the writers that have graced the city. This garden apartment offers a great place to stay close to the town centre and many local attractions and has undergone an extensive renovation in early 2014.
The apartment itself contains two double bedrooms, a comfortable lounge/ dining area, bathroom with shower and a well equipped kitchen. There is a comfortable double bed in one bedroom while the other contains zip and link beds which make the sleeping arrangements a bit more versatile. In addition there is a sofa bed with a pocket sprung mattress in the lounge.
The flat is a 10 minute walk from some of Edinburgh's most iconic landmarks including The Scott Monument, Edinburgh Castle and St Andrews Square. The main shopping areas of Edinburgh are all within easy walking distance.
Closer to the property there is the busy areas around Broughton Street and the top of Leith Walk with many great delicatessens and restaurants to tempt you after a day in town. The bars nearby the property offer a fantastic choice from the more traditional Edinburgh pub to some of the more modern bars.
The property offers a great place to explore the city from while at the same time provides interest and comfort. Freeview TV, Blu-Ray DVD player, DAB radio and bluetooth speakers all add to the comfort of your stay. There is a collection of books with links to Edinburgh as well as a small DVD collection.
There is parking available via pay meters on the street. These cost £2/hr between 8.30- 5.30 Mon to Fri. Parking out with these hours is free. If you're staying during the week and you plan to bring a car please let us know as there is a few suggestions we may be able to offer.
Born and raised in Edinburgh I live within walking distance of the property listed here. I have a few business interests but undoubtedly the one that is most fun is the holiday lettings we offer. This is our second flat and having learnt a few lessons on the way I hope we can offer our guests an excellent experience in the time they spend in Edinburgh.
Russell Ogg purchased this apartment in 2014
Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, provides a wonderful and interesting place to stay and explore. The property here provides an ideal base to do this from- 10 minutes to the Old Town, Stockbridge, Leith and set in the New Town- it provides an excellent place to find experience the city.
It is a town of contrasts, maybe best illustrated by the slightly chaotic nature of the Old Town, around the castle and High Street versus the comparative order of the New Town with it's Georgian architecture and grid like street layout.
Edinburgh is world renowned for it's Festival and Fringe - making the month of August colourful and vibrant. It is also the first city to be a UNESCO city of Literature - and this is what the property here draws on. The property is based in a street that was used as the basis for the novels by Alexander McCall Smith. There are several nods to Edinburgh writers of the past and a small collection of Edinburgh novels available to acquaint, or reacquaint, yourself with.
Edinburgh is well served by transport links but is also a City that is easy to walk around in. It provides a safe environment and while by no means flat it is well served with coffee houses, deli's, restaurants and bars if you need a break in proceedings. Again the flat here provides a good range of amenities close on hand.
The areas close by such as East Lothain and Fife are very attractive parts of the Scotland and both of these are a golfers paradise while at the same time providing stunning countryside and picturesque coastal areas. Both are accessible by car or train and with a station only 1km or so away this makes this quite straightforward.
The property is one we take a deal of pride in and we hope this shows in the standard of decor and accommodation we can provide.
The property is situated in a wonderfully quiet area of the central part of Edinburgh. This makes it ideal for those that want access to the town yet may be a lighter sleeper. The back bedroom indeed backs on to a garden with no traffic on it at all- not necessarily the norm in central Edinburgh.
We loved the Writers Pad! Great location just a short walk into the city. It was on a lovely residential street which was very quiet. The beds were comfortable. The kitchen was nicely equipped with everything we needed. There was even a cute little yard in the back. We would definitely stay here again. Russell was a very accommodating and helpful host.
We stayed a week in this apartment, 2 adults, one 2yr old and 1 infant. The layout was great for a small family just needing to use the flat for a short amount of time. It is very close to town centre in a quiet part of town. There is a kids play park only metres away, and decent TV and channels kept them entertained when we couldn't go outside, and good restaurants and bars just a couple of minutes away (everything is always close in Edinburgh though). As with older buildings in Edinburgh, the windows are single glazing, but we had the heating on during the day which provided heat in the evenings, but the boiler system was quite noisy and in the master bedroom so we couldn't have it on at night.
I would recommend this for anyone with a small family, or a short stay for a few people.
Great property with everything you could possibly need with the pleasure of a bedroom overlooking the garden enjoying the sun all morning ... Great way to start the day
The Writer's Pad is a magical place nestled in an old town Edinburgh neighborhood with a lively, warm community and access to all that Edinburgh has to offer! But, the simple and comfortable location is also extremely private which makes it the perfect sanctuary as well! It was wonderful not to need a car as we were within walking distance of every form of public transportation, museums, restaurants, pubs and nightlife! Thank you Russell, for making us feel so welcome!
This was,simply,a brilliant flat to stay in and then discover Edinburgh, just as described. Very well appointed flat with two super bedrooms. Fabulous welcome from Eddie and David. Green folder contains everything you need to know about the flat and the city. Big fridge to store wine! All-in-all, the perfect flat in the perfect location to access all you wish to view in Edinburgh. Clean and well presented.Visited National Museum rooftop fr spectacular view of the city. Ate a fabulous meal at La Petite Mort.Go for it!
Barbara and Sally
Great apartment and an ideal homey base. I booked this for my two daughters to stay as their niece was being Christened in Edinburgh and they felt extremely safe. They successfully located several of the beautiful bars and restaurants the city has to offer and were able to walk to and from with great ease. I would definately recommend this beautiful apartment and would love the chance to stay there myself at some point.
We enjoyed our stay at The Writers Pad. Would definitely stay again if in Edinburgh
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£50|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.