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St Bernard's Crescent, beautiful bright and well proportioned 3 bed flat

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful bright and well-proportioned New Town flat in one of Edinburgh’s finest Georgian Crescents.

New to the holiday let market in 2015, 3 bed flat in the Stockbridge area of the Edinburgh New Town.

In a beautiful Georgian street, the property is flooded with natural light and overlooks the St Bernard's Crescent Gardens to the front and with views over Stockbridge and to Fettes College at the rear.

The flat has been newly decorated and furnished to a very high standard to provide a home-from-home treat for holiday making families or couples, corporate lets and city breaks.

3 good sized bedrooms (1 superking, 1 twin/superking, 1 king; UK sizing) decorated to the highest standard with beautifully comfy beds and bedding. Bed 2 has a hotel-style zip and link bed that can be made up as twins or as a luxurious superking.

A very generous living room with dining / kitchen off provides generous seating for 6. (Please note that the comfy chairs in the photos of the living room are being replaced by a small 2 seater sofa and chair, due by end of September 2015). The table is extending and is shown in the photo in its smallest setting, it extends with 2 further leaves to generously accommodate 6 or more.

With its impressive Georgian architecture, St Bernard's Crescent features regularly on TV and films.

The property has superfast wifi, a 4k smart TV, Blu-ray player and the usuals you would expect.

Stockbridge:

You are less than 5 minutes walk away from all of the amenities of Stockbridge, the village in the city. There is a Sainsbury’s local for a quick grocery shop about 5 mins walk away and a Waitrose within 15mins walk. There is also a range of wonderful independent shops including Shaw’s the butcher, the fishmonger and an amazing patisserie.

There are many choices for eating out including Tom Kichin’s family friendly gastropub, Scran and Scallie; Pizza Express; the Raeburn Hotel;

Or Take-away and delivery including Domino’s Pizza, Street Food Thai, Pizza Hut and of course a good old British ‘Chippie”;

And a good selection of bars, many offering food too, why not start at one of the Edinburgh institutions; The Antiquary or The Baillie.

Inverleith Park is 5 mins away with it's historic yachting pond and wide open grounds to stretch your legs; its a popular area for runners and those exercising the children.

To the Edinburgh hotspots:

From the flat you can walk through the new town into the centre of Edinburgh (George St, Prince’s St) in about 10 minutes or if you prefer you can hop on a bus at the end of the road and it will take you there in a couple of minutes. It will also take you on the Old Town (Royal Mile, Canongate, Grassmarket etc) in another few minutes.

Further afield:

From this central location, you have easy access to the surrounding Lothians, Borders and other cities such as Glasgow and Aberdeen by train or bus. There are beaches, hills, lochs and mountains just waiting to be explored.

Getting here:

From Edinburgh airport, you can hop on a bus or tram to bring you into the town centre from where you can walk down to the property or, if you have a lot of luggage, you can pop in a taxi.

From Waverley station, I would hop in a taxi.

If you are driving in, there is a pay-for-parking bay in Danube St, just opposite the flat. The nearest free parking is about 10 mins walk away, in Arboretum Rd.

Why choose this property?

Choose this flat because of the stunning architecture, perfect location, modern dining kitchen onto living space, large sitting room, genuine 3 double bedrooms, bright rooms front and back and the fact that you are really not overlooked, which is unusual for a flat in town.

There are only 3 flats off the bright main stairwell and the other residents are lovely.

Please note that this flat is on the second and top floor, which means that we benefit from added light and better views, but there isn’t a lift so you do need to be able to climb the two flights of stairs.

We bought it for our own use during school term time and to let during the weekends and holidays. We have decorated it to highest standards for our enjoyment as well as sharing this with you.

My name is Nicola and my husband and I own the flat and are letting it directly. I would be very happy to answer any questions, please just give me a call or drop me an email.

Suitability:

No smokers

Not suitable for very young children

Not suitable for wheelchair users

No events

No stag or hen parties

Ideal for:

City break

Family holidays

Edinburgh Festival

Hogmanay

New Year

Weekend breaks

Visiting relatives

Business stay

More Details

Owner
Nicola Harkness
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, some French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2017

About Nicola Harkness

Born and bred just outside Edinburgh, we have lived away but are delighted to be back. We live just outside Edinburgh and have bought this property to use ourselves during some of the term time weeks and to enjoy sharing with you during weekend and holidays.

Nicola Harkness purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Nicola Harkness chose Edinburgh

Choose this flat because of the stunning architecture, perfect location, modern dining kitchen onto living space, large sitting room, genuine 3 double bedrooms with impressive master, bright rooms front and back and the fact that you are really not overlooked, which is unusual for a flat in town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fantastic stay - beds were wonderful! Great location. Fresh flowers were a lovely touch.
Sep 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Stockbridge in Edinburgh

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

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St Bernard's Crescent, beautiful bright and well proportioned 3 bed flat
average rating of 4.909091 based on 23 reviews
Roseville
5

Beautiful space, great location, treated like royalty.

  • 5 of 5

We were greeted with a bottle of wine and a beautiful flat in the heart of Edinburgh. Nicola is a fantastic communicator and has thought of everything you would ever need in the apartment. This is hands down the most beautiful rental I've stayed in.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jo, it was lovely to meet you all and I am delighted you had a great stay. I look forward to welcoming you all again.
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5

Gorgeous Flat

  • 5 of 5

My daughter, son and adult grandson all enjoyed a lovely four night stay in St. Bernard's Crescent recently. We were very impressed with the high quality furnishings, bedding, kitchen equipment and artwork. It's just a short walk to Raeburn Street with many fun charity shops, pubs, restaurants and nice shops and a twenty minute walk to Princes Street and nearby attractions.

The owner was very friendly and helpful and provided us with milk and wine upon arrival. She was quick to respond to an issue we had regulating the furnace. It did get a bit chilly in the flat during the wet weather we experienced but was comfortable otherwise. Loads of hot water for the lovely bath and rain shower.

I would recommend this flat to anyone desiring an interesting neighborhood near to the sights but away from the fray in an elegant, historic building. Lots of stairs to climb which none of us minded at all but something to consider.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Switzerland
5

Spacious home away from home in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Stockbridge. The flat was well-maintained and had all the facilities we needed including very comfortable beds. The living room and kitchen were especially spacious yet still cozy and we always felt like coming home after exploring the city during the day. A special feature are the window seats with a great view of beautiful St. Bernard's Crescent.

The location was perfect for our 2 weeks-stay. Just a few steps away from all the shops and restaurants (and the Sunday market!) of Stockbridge and with regular buses to the busy city centre it left nothing to be desired.

We would love to come back one day!

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place; perfect location; great service; exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

The four of us could not have been more pleased to stay four days and nights at No. 17 St. Bernard's Crescent. The rooms were clean, spacious and beautifully appointed, with quality linens and a well supplied kitchen. Nicola was responsive, clear, and flexible, and her informative notebook found in the kitchen had great suggestions for restaurants, places to see and nearby services. We highly recommend this property and hope to be back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous flat for a city break

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 5 and stayed here to experience Edinburgh. The welcome was great and the flat was to a very high quality and features to make our break was well thought through. Close location to the City and yet able get away from it all well. A brilliant place to stay in Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous, conveniently located and thoughtfully presented apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Nicola was lovely and very helpful. We enjoyed Edinburgh - it's a gorgeous, walkable city and Stockbridge was very quaint. Only wish we had more time. The apartment was fantastic. I'd rather a place like this over a hotel any day.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Stockbridge, 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
 
Summer holidays
30 Jun 2017 - 3 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£720
for 3 nights
From
£240
£1,500
 
 
Edinburgh festival
4 Aug 2017 - 28 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 5 nights
From
£270
£1,750
 
 
Late summer
29 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£720
for 3 nights
From
£240
£1,500
 
 
October break
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£675
for 3 nights
From
£225
£1,450
 
 
Christmas shopping
1 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£675
for 3 nights
From
£225
£1,450
 
 
Christmas
16 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 5 nights
From
£250
£1,600
 
 
Hogmanay (New Year)
28 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 5 nights
From
£300
£1,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£615
for 3 nights
From
£205
£1,350
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Owner'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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