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Beautiful Georgian crescent in the prestigious West End, with garden & real fire

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious rooms with 4m high ceilings and huge windows to let the sun shine in

This very central luxury apartment offers everything you need to have a fabulous stay in Edinburgh. Close to everything yet in a peaceful location with gardens to lounge in. Chandeliers, huge windows, ornate cornices, and a log burning fire all give this property a wow factor!

The apartment is situated on Eglinton Crescent, only a 10 minutes pleasant stroll from Princes Street (at the castle end), and 5 minutes to Haymarket train station. The crescent has been awarded 'World Heritage' status due to it's beauty and architectural significance.

The spacious lounge has deep ornate cornices framing 4m high ceilings, a large chandelier, and a gilt mirror. The centrepiece of the room is the antique mantelpiece, which houses an open fire (with large child-safe fire guard). There is also a flat-screen TV, DVD player, and stereo, with surround sound to provide a cinematic experience.

There is a dining room off the lounge with glass topped table and seating for 8 guests. Along one side of the room a bookcase houses many books and magazines for guests to enjoy during their stay. The opposite side of the room includes a decorative antique panelled window and door letting sunlight through to the hall.

The sunny front bedroom, has two single beds with memory foam toppers. It also boasts large feature sash-window overlooking the central gardens, deep cornices, a brass chandelier, and a fireplace (decorative only) . There are working panelled wooden window shutters throughout the apartment.

The master double bedroom is to the rear of the apartment overlooking private gardens. The carved mahogany bed has an extra-large (5'5”) memory foam mattress and topper. The bed is framed by antique bedside units and there is also an ornately decorated antique french armoir. There is a large walk-in-wardrobe with plenty of storage space, above which is a mezzanine level study area with a desk and chair.

The kitchen has bespoke-made wooden units and includes a granite breakfast. The cupboards are stocked with all crockery/glassware/pans and utensils you might need for a comfortable stay. There is a Nespresso coffee machine, oven with 5 ring gas hob, microwave, dishwasher and a built in washing machine (a tumble drier is in the hall cupboard).

From the kitchen, there is a spiral staircase leading down to the third bedroom, which is bigger than it looks in the photo - measuring 4.2m x 3m. Here we have a double bed with memory foam mattress. The room also has a deep inbuilt wardrobe with shelves and plenty of hanging space, a chest of drawers, and a full length mirror. There is a flat screen TV...cuddle up in bed and watch a movie. Note: There is a reduced ceiling height in this room at 190cm (6'3"). We have a child stair-gate if required to safety-proof the stairs.

The large family bathroom features an iron double-ended roll-top bath, decorative Victorian mosaic tiled floor, and heated towel warming-radiators. There is a powerful (twin-headed) 'waterfall' shower housed within a separate alcove. Both the kitchen and the bathroom are connected to the main stereo system via stereo speakers to allow guests to enjoy music throughout the apartment.

Outside, with private key access, there is a large mature garden, with lawns and a separate secure children's play area. The children's area include a climbing frame, slide, child and baby swings, a large sand-pit, a Wendy (play) House, and a picnic table.

We provide high-speed wireless internet and also leave a small selection of DVDs (including children's DVDs) and CDs for guests to enjoy. However, you may want to bring along some of your own.

To provide flexibility for guests arriving late, or those unsure of their arrival time, we have a key safe entry system. There are full instructions inside the apartment as to how everything works, tourist information etc. There is also a local point of contact should anything go wrong during your stay.

In general we have a 3 night minimum stay policy, however we sometimes accept 2 night stays should they fill in gaps in our calendar between longer stays.

EDINBURGH'S FESTIVALS:

Edinburgh is the world's leading festival city, with 12 major annual festivals bringing talents from more than a third of the world's countries to our streets and stages. Dating back to 1947, the Edinburgh International Festival was established after World War II to create "a flowering of the human spirit" in the Scottish capital. Other festivals followed, from military grandeur to intimate jazz and blues, captivating science to underground theatre and children's entertainment. As these festivals grew into world leading celebrations, they became an inescapable part of Edinburgh's identity.

•International Science Festival - 1st - 16th April 2017

•Imaginate Festival - 27 May 2016 to 4 June 2017

•International Film Festival - 21 June to 2 July 2017

•Jazz & Blues Festival - 14 July 2016 to 23 July 2017

•Edinburgh Art Festival - 27 July 2016 to 27 August 2017

•Edinburgh International Festival - 4th to 28 August 2017

•Edinburgh Festival Fringe - 4th to 28th August 2017

•The Royal Military Tattoo - 4th to 26 August 2017

•International Book Festival - 12th to 28th August 2017

•Edinburgh Mela - 26th to 27th August 2017

•International Storytelling Festival - 21st to 31st October 2017

•Edinburgh’s Hogmanay - 30 December 2017 to 1 January 2018

For full details of each of the festivals above, see the 'edinburghfestivalcity' website.

TIP - The Virgin Money Fireworks Concert brings the August festival season to an awe-inspiring conclusion, set against the magnificent backdrop of Edinburgh's iconic Castle. Live classical music by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra accompanies an incredible concert-long fireworks display, specially choreographed to the music.

More Details

Property Manager
Kirsty Stewart
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Happy to use GoogleTranslate for other languages.
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
28 June, 2017

About Kirsty Stewart

I am from Cheshire originally, but moved to Edinburgh for University in 1993....where I met the love of my life, James! We married 11 years later in 2006 and now have a little boy, Joseph.....who is gorgeous. Having lived in Edinburgh for many years we have recently moved away to be nearer to family; leaving our beautiful home available for others to enjoy.

We love travelling and seeing new places, so we try to provide our guests with the sort of friendly/homely feel we'd like ourselves when we're away. Edinburgh is a fabulous city that will always have a place in my heart - we really hope you enjoy it as much as we have done.

Kirsty Stewart purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Kirsty Stewart chose Edinburgh

The sense of space within our apartment is really not conveyed on the photos (largely due to my lack of a wide angled lens!). The rooms are all very well proportioned, but they feel enormous due to the 4m high ceilings. Added to that, the main rooms are south facing with floor to ceiling windows so the light just flood in. It really is impressive in real life, and has an abundance of original period features to add interest and character. We are in a very safe (posh!) residential area, yet only an easy stroll to the attractions/bars/restaurants/shops.

What makes this apartment unique

*Real working fire.

*Original, intricate cornice-work throughout.

*Working wooden shutters (internal) - lovely for late morning lie-ins.

*Surround sound system wired throughout property - listen to CD's whilst relaxing in the bath, or party in the kitchen.

*Double-ended roll top bath, and separate 'waterfall' shower.

*Quirky extra levels - go down the ornate spiral staircase to the 3rd bedroom, or go up the ladder in the master bedroom to access the mezzanine study.

*Luxury antique furniture, comfy beds with memory foam toppers and, large sofas to sink into.

*Nespresso coffee machine

I could go on and on!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Haymarket in Dalry

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Double ended roll-top bath. Victorian mosaic tiled floor.
  • The large family bathroom features an iron double-ended, roll-top, bath and decorative Victorian mosaic tiled floor.  There is a powerful (twin-headed) 'waterfall' shower housed within a separate alcove. There is also an oak 'throne' toilet seat, and decorative glass sink splash-back. The hifi links to speaker in the bathroom so that you can enjoy CDs whilst soaking in the bath!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Travel cot can be provided on request.
    Front Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • The sunny front bedroom is to have two single beds with memory foam toppers. It also boasts and a huge feature window overlooking the central gardens, deep cornices, a decorative fireplace, and a chandelier. We offer child 'bumper bars' which can be added to either side of one of the beds. The master double bedroom overlooks private gardens the rear. The carved mahogany bed has an extra-large (5'5”) memory foam mattress and topper. The bed is framed by antique bedside units and there is also an ornately decorated antique french armoir.  There is a walk-in-wardrobe with plenty of storage space, above which is a mezzanine level study area with bureau and chair. there is an ornate spiral staircase leading down to the third bedroom, which is much bigger than it looks in the photo - measuring 4.2m x 3m. The sofa-bed shown has been replaced with a full sized double bed. The room also has a deep inbuilt cupboard with shelves and a hanging rail, chest of drawers and a full length mirror
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
Notes:
Eglinton Crescent is a fine crescent set in an accessible West End location. There are a number of shops situated locally at Haymarket whilst the boutique shops and numerous restaurants and bars of the West End are all within easy reach. The city centre is easily accessed on foot, or by regular bus and tram services; whilst Haymarket Train Station (where there are stops for the airport shuttle bus and tram) is very close by. There is excellent road access westwards towards the bypass and Edinburgh airport.

Reviews

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Beautiful Georgian crescent in the prestigious West End, with garden & real fire
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews
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5

Nice apartment, good location

  • 5 of 5

Nice apartment, spacious, airy, well decorated, functional kitchen, private garden across the street. We liked it very much!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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5

Five Star Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay so much that we didn't want to leave. The apartment was a gracious entree to the wonders of Edinburgh. The apartment is Georgian with modern amenities and tasteful modern decor. It was immaculate, elegant and spacious accommodation. Its close to the center of Edinburgh and the sites. There was nothing missing. Everything that you would want in an apartment. We would easily stay again.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Amazing flat, parking a nightmare

  • 3 of 5

First of all, this is a beautiful flat - everything is provided and there are very clear instructions which are helpful. The main issue is the parking - it's a bit misleading to say there is parking available since there are limited spaces of metered parking available nearby with a 4 hour limit (and it's quite pricey!). Parking in Edinburgh, it turns out, is a nightmare, and it would have been nice to know ahead of time that you can't actually leave the car here all day while exploring. This added a great deal of stress, so even though the actual apartment was perfect, overall our experience was not the best.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at this property, the postion, the residence was one of the best we have stayed

Thanks Kirsty and we will be back

From 4 australians who loved their stay in Edinburgh

The westend is the best

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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5

Stunning and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

The only thing I did not like about this flat is that I was only there for one night -- I want to return for a longer stay. The apartment is lovely and the neighborhood is just as lovely.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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5

If you could rank as 6 stars, this is it !

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous time we had at the weekend.

We must be getting old because rather than shopping on Saturday afternoon we chose to go back to the apartment light the fire and just have a good natter over a bottle or two ! It seemed a shame not to take full advantage of it.

When looking for a way to improve things all we could come up with was a pair of kitchen tongs to help turn our morning bacon and sausage over on the grill ........ that shows how perfect everything was!

We would love to come back again sometime and will definitely recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Edinburgh
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Kilometres
Many bars around Haymarket & West End
Nearest Train
0.7 Kilometres
Haymarket Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Kilometres
Many restaurants within easy walking distance.
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Crammond beach and coastline walk
Car: not necessary

Edinburgh city centre is very compact, and everything is within easy walking distance of the apartment so a car is not necessary. If you wander too far there are plenty of black taxis combing the streets ready to bring you home!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Haymarket, Edinburgh and Lothians

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
June 2017
30 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£130
 
 
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 3 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£400
for 2 nights
From
£180
 
 
August Festivals
4 Aug 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,105
for 3 nights
From
£355
From
£395
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
End of Aug
28 Aug 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£715
for 3 nights
From
£225
From
£250
Fri,Sat
 
 
Sept 2017
4 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£565
for 3 nights
From
£175
From
£190
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Oct 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£505
for 3 nights
From
£155
From
£170
Fri,Sat
 
 
Nov
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£430
for 3 nights
From
£130
From
£150
Fri,Sat
 
 
Early Dec 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£445
for 3 nights
From
£135
From
£155
Fri,Sat
 
 
Xmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£790
for 3 nights
From
£250
 
 
New year
29 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,340
for 4 nights
From
£325
From
£375
Sat,Sun
 
 
Jan hols 2018
4 Jan 2018 - 7 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£490
for 2 nights
From
£225
 
 
Jan 2018
8 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£430
for 3 nights
From
£130
From
£155
Fri,Sat
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning and laundry £40
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Discounts applied to stays of 7 nights or more, please enquire.

Manager'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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