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Impressive, Beautiful 2 Bedroom & 2 Bathroom Flat + Free Parking & Free WIFI

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview


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Property
apartment
People
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Leith - Thistledown in Edinburgh

Ideal for touring & excellently situated for Town, University & Rugby

Re-decorated December 2014 plus new carpets & furniture.

New Double Bed in June 2015.

New Flat Screen TV with Freeview June 2015.

Free Internet access 2015.

A modern first floor apartment with a lovely high specification interior, consisting of;

Entrance hall, lounge/dining room & fireplace (approx 5m x 4m) also fully fitted kitchen with fridge/freezer & washing machine (3m x 3m)

2 x double bedrooms, 1x ensuite shower-room. Both inc fitted wardrobes. Bedroom 1 = 4m x 3m, Bedroom 2 = 3m x 3m

Separate Bathroom with shower over bath approx 3m x 2m

Security door entry system

Private parking in own grounds

Within 300m of 'The Shore' in Leith, with modern cafes, bars, bistros & restaurants

The famous Princes Street is within a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute bus ride from easily accessible bus stops at the Foot of Leith Walk (Bus to town £1.30 single or an all day pass is £ 3.50).

From Prince's Street there is easy access to: Waverley Station, Castle, Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, Museums & all tourist attractions & universities

This could be your ideal base for your holidays! - enjoy

Nearest local pub: The Bowlers Rest, a locals pub, full of friendly Leith people and with a choice of over 50 scotch whiskies ! is only 50 paces from the flat front door.

Having said that, the flat, on the first floor is secure and quiet & lovely & warm !

To the front is a cobbled street (called setts in Scotland) & to the rear there are private gardens with parking for the flat available to either the front or rear.

Opposite the flat is Georgian Antiques with 4 floors of antiques - I bet you have never seen so many grandfather clocks in one place !

Behind that is Leith Links - where the game of Golf (or Kolf) was invented and there is still 9 holes to go round !

All of this is available to you......just go and join in and enjoy it !

Local and International Sport: Edinburgh is home to International Rugby Union in Scotland and games are played at Murrayfield stadium to the West side of Edinburgh city centre.

The flat has availability for rugby fans for the 3 weekends in November for the Autumn tests & for 6 Nations Rugby.

The owner is an avid rugby union fan & would be pleased to assist with bookings for games & possibly supply of tickets to bona fide & responsible fans.

Also there are two Edinburgh football teams, Hibernian (Hibs) based in Leith approx 1 mile from the flat and also Heart of Midlothian (Hearts) based in Gorgie near the rugby stadium.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Stuart Carmichael
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, a little French only
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
9 December, 2016
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About Stuart Carmichael

I grew up in Glasgow & Edinburgh and my daughter went to Edinburgh University - for 7 years taking 2 degrees - and she now lives in Edinburgh with her partner - so we use the apartment as a 'home from home' to go and visit as we now live over 5 hours away in Sheffield in England.

Stuart Carmichael purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Stuart Carmichael chose Edinburgh

The whole area is vibrant and developing despite the recession and the local people are all so friendly - we couldn't resist Leith !

It has bars and bistros and cosy pubs and 'posh' restaurants but also takeaways and local shops and national supermarkets.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is relatively new - less than 15 years old - and was in a quiet location with grass, trees and free parking to the front and rear.

It just seems ideal for local living or popping upto town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We visited this gorgeous flat for my 40th birthday and were delighted with the gift of flowers and chocolates - a real surprise !

Superb location - really warm and cosy - just like it says in the advert.

Everything exceeded our expectations and we have recommended flat to our friends.

See you again soon ! Gerry from Maidenhead
Mar 2009
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(68 traveller reviews)

Impressive, Beautiful 2 Bedroom & 2 Bathroom Flat + Free Parking & Free WIFI
average rating of 4.632353 based on 70 reviews
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Lovely flat in a prime location for anywhere you want to go. Princes Street only a 15 minute bus ride away with a choice of lots of buses. Flat was very comfortable with almost everything you needed for the stay. Only thing I missed was a dishwasher but luckily I did bring two from home my husband and my brother in law!! Parking was easy with private parking at the back of the flats however we didn't use this as we managed to park at the front with no problem. The flat was warm and cosy in fact we turned the heating off most of the time as it was too warm. Overall we couldn't have wished for a nicer place.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words - the idea about bringing somebody with me to do the washing up appeals to me ! - Hope to have you visit again perhaps next year.... Regards Stuart
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4

Flat as described and in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

The flat was easy to find and Ros was very friendly and helpful and he serves a great Kronenberg. The flat was well appointed and easy to get in, out and around Edinburgh. Didnit give 5 out of 5 as ensuite shower in need of a spruce. Leith has lots of places to eat, drink or have a coffee. Edinburgh was brilliant.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello and glad you had a good time - I am in the apartment this week to re-grout the en-suite !!!! Bit of a 'busmans holiday' - will paint throughout as well ! - hope you come again .....Stuart
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Comfortable flat to stay in for a few days.

  • 3 of 5

Although the flat is comfortable there are a few comforts of home missing. There was no shampoo or cream rinse for daily use. The towels and carpets were stained. There were no self help directions on how to turn on the water heater or the flat heat so we were cold. Just a bit more amenities and instructions would make this spot a better stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello - and thank you for coming to stay at my apartment. I am sorry that you appear to have been disappointed with a couple of items during your stay. I would reply that for the last 10 years in letting the apartment you are the first guests to ask for us to supply shampoo - we would not normally provide this for potential allergy reasons - although there are soaps in both bathrooms and in the kitchen. I am also not aware that the carpets and towels are stained - as the carpets were replaced at Easter this year and half the 30 x towels were replaced in May with the remainder to be replaced in November. We have also had a new combi boiler fitted only 4 months ago at a cost of £4000 which provides instant hot water and instant heat at the flick of a switch. There is also a Fire in the front room which is a 2 x speed blow heater. Details of the operation of these are detailed in the Red Handbook in the Lounge with further technical instructions in the Red Handbook in the Kitchen. I do wish you had contacted me by mobile 'phone - I would have been delighted to help ! Kind regards Stuart
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5

My favorite place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

This will be the 3rd time I've stayed at this flat and plan on returning again! Great location and great accommodations! What more could you ask for? Oh yeah the great local pub and the great and very helpful owner!!! I love Leith!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: so you travel half way round the world to Leith ! - it takes me 6 hours to get there and I think that's a long time ! - BUT - I love Leith too ! - thanks for coming again......Haste ye back !
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4

Great apartment in a vibrant area. Ideal for a break in Edinburgh.

  • 4 of 5

Loved this apartment. I lived in Leith for a while 40 years ago (yikes!) and have always loved the sense of community. The revamp of the docks area which give visitors an amazing choice of venues for a drink or an evening meal hasn't diminished that feeling and it's still my favourite part of the city. Stuart's spacious apartment is ideally located, clean and well equipped with the two shower rooms being a bonus in the morning. Hope to return for a future visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: help ! - I fell in love with Leith 40 years ago too ! - it has changed so much - it's cosmopolitan and yet the 'locals' are still fantastic ordinary friendly people - do please visit again !
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4

A good base for visiting Edinburgh.

  • 4 of 5

Four adults and a baby lived quite happily in this 2 bed roomed apartment for a week, which is very well situated for visits to Edinburgh. The accommodation was clean and although there were a couple of issues with equipment the owner has been very helpful towards making our stay enjoyable. Free parking and a nearby dog walk has been a definite bonus.

I would recommend this apartment to friends and family.

We spent a couple of days in Edinburgh at the Museum of Scotland and the Parliament. We also toured the royal yacht Britannia which is within walking distance. All were interesting.

We ate locally at The Ship on the Shore and Cafe Tatine - both good food and the latter being dog friendly.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming to stay - glad that things were good for you - do please come again ? Stuart
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Barpub
37.5 Metres
the Bowlers Rest
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Leith Newhaven Harbour Ferry Landing
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Craigentinny (Public)
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Waverley Station Edinburgh
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
A1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
The Constitution Bar & Restaurant
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Penicuick Hills
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Musselburgh - sandy with cafeterias and amusements
Car: not necessary

interested in old Leith ?

www.leithlocalhistorysociety.org.uk/subjectmenus/index.htm

It may interest you ?

Property address is 19 / Flat 3 (19/3) Pattison Street Leith Edinburgh EH6 7HF. (First Floor).

Just behind the park called Leith Links (where the game of golf (or kolf) was supposedly invented.

This bright, safe, comfortable, first floor flat is on a quiet cobbled back street (known as setts in Scotland) with easy private resident parking outside.

450m to Edinburgh cosmopolitan waterfront known as 'The Shore' with loads of trendy bars, cafes, bistros, pubs & restaurants.

Across the park (400m) is a large supermarket & there is a local shop within 200 metres for bread, milk, chocolate & anything else you may need.

Approx. 1 mile away is the Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre & the Royal Yacht Britannia is berthed there.

5 minutes on a bus or a 20 minute walk up Leith Walk (depending how long you linger to look in all the shop windows on the way - or visit any of the 30 or so bars you will pass by) is Princes Street & the Castle & all of the City of Edinburgh attractions.

Other Activities: Rugby at Murrayfield Stadium and Football at Hibernian or Hearts the two Edinburgh Clubs

Golf: Craigentinny a public course is nearby only a couple of miles away. Good course - fairly flat but with some challenging holes and hills.

Ski: Man made ski slope at Penicuick can be seen from nearby and attracts many folk from near and far.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Leith, 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
 
Winter Markets
25 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£190
for 2 nights
From
£95
£500
 
 
July Holiday Period
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£240
for 2 nights
From
£120
£800
 
 
August Festival / Fringe 2017
4 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£520
for 2 nights
From
£260
 
 
hogmanay 2017-18
29 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
From
£150
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
From
£120
Fri,Sat
£600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Leith in Edinburgh and Lothians

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 710 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Both bathrooms are bright and airy with large mirrors and shaver points and electric extractor fans.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , tv & video NB Child Bed is a Travel Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , tv & video NB Additional 'Sofa bed' = this Bed is a 'Z' Bed.
  • Bedroom 1 Double bedded room, (Beige room) has an ensuite toilet (in Blue decor) and shower cubicle with large mirror and shaving point and shaving mirror.(There is also a cot and a 'Z' bed and a high chair available within the flat if this is required). Bedroom 2 Twin bedded room, (Green room) has a bathroom (next door, in Peach decor) with toilet & bath with a shower over it and a large mirror & shaving point. Both bathrooms are serviced by a 'combi' boiler providing instant and continuous hot water.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Garden
  • Small Cooler
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There are 3 sets of golf clubs in the apartment including trollies, brollies and balls and tees. (Municipal course (Craigentinny - good and fairly flat too !) within approx. 1 mile £ 39.00 for two persons for 18 holes ie approx £ 20.00 each. There are 4 x bikes in our own bike store to the rear of the property. Clothes can be dried in the hallway on the hidden/ retractable clothes line or placed in the very warm boiler room in the hallway area. Brollies are stored there too - for when the weather isn't too kind - or borrow the golf brollies. Loads of info on things to do and places to go - you should never be bored !

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