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Central Edinburgh- The Writers Pad- drawing on the towns literary heritage

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 688 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Centrally located yet in a quiet area- ideal for exploring Edinburgh

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.

More Details

Owner
Russell Ogg
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2017

About Russell Ogg

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

Why Russell Ogg chose Edinburgh

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Apr 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Bonnington in Stockbridge

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 688 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be split to two singles
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional

Reviews

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Central Edinburgh- The Writers Pad- drawing on the towns literary heritage
average rating of 4.48 based on 29 reviews
Minneapolis, MN
5

The Heart of New Town

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our three-night stay in the Writer's Pad. The apartment is clean, elegant, and within easy walks of everything. We would happily return for a longer stay.

The kitchen is well stocked with spices, and the apartment is close to a grocery store and park. We felt like locals!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much for this kind review. Delighted you enjoyed our apartment and that you had a fantastic stay.
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Seattle, WA
5

Home away from home...

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this lovely little flat in Edinburgh that was close to transportation and city activities but outside that hustle and bustle. We enjoyed the park with children's play areas just a block away. It was clean and well stocked. We look forward a future trip and another opportunity to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great having you guys too. Thanks so much for the kind words and the fabulous feedback.
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Qu?bec, Quebec
4

Nice appartment with good location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoy our stay in this nice and spacious appartment. Don't hesitate to go there.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you for your kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay
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4

5 day stay in Edinburgh

  • 4 of 5

We found the flat very nice for the 3 of us. The beds were comfortable.

It is a garden apartment , but it was filled with light. There was plenty of closet and drawer space. There is no tumble dryer in the flat as stated in the overview. Also, the first half of the walk from New Town to Old Town is uphill, so our walks took much longer than we thought it would.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. I hadn't noticed the tumble dryer in our overview and so have amended that now- thanks for pointing this out. We do have plenty drying space for clothes.
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St. Louis, MO
5

Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Easy walk to the tourist attractions yet tucked away in a quiet neighborhood. 5 min walk to a giant Tesco for groceries. 5 min walk to where the locals get fish n chips (for the last 30 yrs). Just a nice cozy place that had everything my family of 6 could need.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you loved the place and hope you had sauce on the fish and chips. Many thanks
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5

Very very nice

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. This flat was very comfortable for the three of us. We were able to walk everywhere including a hike to the Castle. I would love to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Joan- really delighted you enjoyed the place.
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Location

Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Edinburgh
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Cumberland Bar
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Numerous
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Edinburgh Waverley
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Olive Tree/Karens Unicorn/ Stac Polly
Nearest Ski
8 Kilometres
Hillend (Artifial slope)
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Crammond or Portobello
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Bonnington, 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
 
Medium
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
£880
 
 
Low
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£220
for 2 nights
From
£110
£700
 
 
Med
1 Dec 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
From
£165
Fri,Sat
£880
 
 
High
19 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
£1,050
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
£1,400
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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