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Georgian Elegance: large, comfortable apartment in Edinburgh's New Town

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
People
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Edinburgh

2 Bed, stress free and central for all activites.

A large 1000 sq ft, two bed apartment a short walk away from all the attractions of Old and New Town Edinburgh. One double, one twin, one bathroom with a separate bath and walk in shower. Well equipped kitchen with microwave, dishwasher and washer drier - ideal for those travelling with children. A cot or an extra bed can be provided if needed. A spacious sitting room and small courtyard outside for that extra bit of peace and quiet.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Jackie
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Basic german and french, not fluent.
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2016

About Jackie

We came to Edinburgh 14 years ago as a family on the suggestion of my husband who remembered visiting his grandparents here as a child and loving it. He thought it was a great place to live and bring up the family - he was right! Over the years Edinburgh has really flourished and now has such a variety of activities, restaurants, walks and bars. All in such a small area. It's ideal for all types of visitors.

Jackie purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Jackie chose Edinburgh and Lothians

This part of Edinburgh is a lovely secret - right in the middle of everything but surrounded by parks and gardens making it one of the quietest places to be in a busy city. Within 20 minutes walk (or much less) you could be on your way up to the top of Arthurs Seat, looking round the Scottish Parliament, seeing where Mary Queen of Scots lover was murdered in Holyrood Palace, walking up the Royal Mile which leads to the castle, shopping in Princes Street, admiring the collections in National, royal and commercial art galleries, eating some of the best food in Scotland (we have a Michelin starred restaurant at the end of the road), drinking some of the rarest whiskies in the world, or simply standing and looking at the history of Edinburgh from the top of Calton Hill. One visit is never enough.

What makes this apartment unique

This property is spacious and welcoming. It provides a comfortable place to take a break from sightseeing but is only a walk away from most things and a short taxi, bus or tram ride away from the rest. If you come by car there is ample on street parking. The current cost is £2.50 per hour, Monday to Friday, 8.30 -5.30. If you come by train you can walk from Waverley station, it takes about 20 minutes. If you fly, the airport bus takes you to Waverley and you can walk from there, or take the new tram which takes you to York place, a slightly shorter walk.The apartment has everything laid out on a single floor although the access to the front door is down a set of steps so not wheel chair accessible. If you go and see the Georgian House museum then come back to the flat, you can see how everything was designed and its fun to be living in a part of history even for a while and imagine the previous occupants over the centuries.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Georgian Elegance: large, comfortable apartment in Edinburgh's New Town
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews
5

A wonderful spot for our family!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this beautiful property. Jackie is the perfect host. She is so warm and helpful and goes the extra mile for her guests. We traveled to Edinburgh with our three young children and Jackie made sure the rental was stocked with books and toys for our boys and lovely fresh linens and shampoos for our baby. She even baked a pumpkin pie for us since it was American Thanksgiving. How thoughtful!! The property is clean, comfortable, well laid out and well located. We would stay here again and can easily recommend it to others. Also, the city itself has much to offer!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The apartment was extremely spacious, in very good condition and had all mod cons. Perfect location.

  • 4 of 5

Jackie, our host, was friendly and helpful. She was also flexible with our arrival time and allowed us to leave our luggage in the apartment well after the check out time.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and all of those in my party said that they would definitely use the apartment again next time they were in town.

Gold star!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Worcester, MA
5

Fabulous flat

  • 5 of 5

My family of three loved our stay in this beautiful flat. It was very high-end, clean & comfortable and Jackie was extremely welcoming and helpful. The flat is actually better in person that the pictures made it appear. The charm and character were fabulous. Taxis were never too far away and many places we visited were within walking distance, including Calton Hill just behind the flat. We loved Edinburgh in general and would love to return someday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment in a great location

  • 3 of 5

Lovely apartment, lots of space, clean, very high end; great location, very nice host, but we were very cold in the lower level. There were 2 portable heaters, but it just wasn't enough for the cold.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. I'm sorry you were cold. There is central heating and if you had used the controller you could have had it as warm as you could wish for. The heaters in the bedrooms are in addition to the central heating. There is also underfloor heating in the bathroom and sitting room (again in addition to the central heating). I'm sorry you didn't give me a shout. I would have sorted it out immediately for you.
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Edmonton, AB
5

Amazing flat, Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My 2 grown up daughter's & I stayed in this beautiful flat. The beds are comfortable, & there is an amazingly large bathroom with in floor heating. The kitchen has everything you could need. Parking is easy to find on the street just in front of the unit. Weekends are free, but for week days you can buy an 8 hr parking voucher from the parking machines, then it is free for the evening. Easy walk to the buses just at the bottom of the street. Jackie was great at staying in touch, even when she was away. Grocery stores & restaurants with in walking distance. We would definnately recommend this flat to family & friends. Will keep this flat on my rebook list for when we return to Edinburgh. Canadian family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Simply Lovely

  • 5 of 5

This place is just charming. It is located away from the central chaos, but still a long walk or a quick taxi ride from it all. It was immaculately clean. The place is exactly as the pictures show, but somehow more inviting still. It is much more roomy and light than I expected too. The bathroom also has a large shower that isn't shown which is very nice. The owner is very responsive, kind and friendly. It is really close to lots of restaurants and groceries. It offered plenty of space for our family of four for a few days. But we also could have stayed much longer without feeling like we were on top of one another. The street is nice and quiet. It has easy access to Calton Hill. And, key for our purposes, the washer also has a dryer setting and there is a dishwasher!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
9.5 Miles
Edinburgh International Airport (EDI)
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
RT's Bar
Nearest Golf
2.2 Miles
Craigentinny Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.7 Miles
Waverley Station
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
21212
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Portobello Beach
Car: not necessary

The whole of Edinburgh city centre is on the doorstep to enjoy, but also several car rental agencies are less than 15 minutes walk away so you can extend your sights to include day trips to the highlands, the coast and the Scottish Borders.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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
 
Christmas and New Year
23 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
 
 
Festival
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates are subject to change from time to time, but any rate agreed at time of booking will be held. A security deposit of 10% may be asked for upon arrival. A £10 fee will be charged if a 5th bed is required to cover the cost of additional laundry.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Edinburgh in Scotland

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 125 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
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 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Walk in shower/wet room separate from rest of bathroom
  • Underfloor heating
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Room for a cot in either room. A camp bed can be arranged for an older child or adult.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Ideally placed to take advantage of Edinburgh's attractions without the need of a car or the stress of parking around town. Whether you're coming for a city break, to follow the trail of many writers, to see shows in the many festivals or to take part in any of our sporting events (5 mins from Holyrood park, 20 mins from the Royal Commonwealth Pool), we're in just the right spot.

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