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 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.