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Stuart Carmichael

Member since: 2009
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Speaks English, French, a little French only

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

62 Reviews
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

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Overview

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
Stuart Carmichael (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, a little French only

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

4.7
based on 62 holidaymaker reviews

Impressive, Beautiful 2 Bedroom & 2 Bathroom Flat + Free Parking & Free WIFI
average rating of 4.66129 based on 64 reviews
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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4

overall a good value for the money.

  • 4 of 5

Property was neat and clean as sdvrttised. Bus transport to Edinburgh was simple and convenient. Stuart provided many extras like bikes, golf clubs and things to do info. We would come back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for your comments - haste ye back ! = regards Stuart
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4

A great place to stay when visiting Edinburgh

  • 4 of 5

My husband, our adult son and myself stayed in this apartment for 3 nights. We were very happy with the two comfortable bath rooms and the excellent wifi signal! A spacious and cosy living room and a functional kitchen that provided everything we needed. We even found there some universal plugs that were very useful for us, because our plugs were not suitable for our computer adapters. We came by car, so we also liked the fact that it was quite easy to park the car - either in front of the building or on the private parking at the back. Everything was very tidy and the owner gave us a lot of information on beforehand and answered quickly to our texted questions during our stay.

Two remarks: 1° the toaster did not work very well, it sometimes burnt our toasts and made the smoke alarm go off a few times, so we had to stay in the kitchen to watch it. And 2°: we had hoped to use the bicycles, but they were really too small for us. Maybe you should mention the size of the bicycles.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello and thank you for the review......glad things were good for you and I will check the toaster this week. The 4 bikes are - as far as I am aware - adult bikes - but I do have another 2 new bikes which arrive in September - so there will be a choice of 6 ! - hope you come back & try them again !
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5

Modern, excellent space for family, clean and well equipted kitchen

  • 5 of 5

Excellent value. Easy access to Edinburgh by bus from Leith. Very easy to get out of Edinburgh area for day trips by car. Excellent communication with Stuart; lots of info in the flat for activities. We would stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments - I would be delighted to have you return ! Kind regards Stuart
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5

Awesome place to stay in Scotland!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay! It had every convenience we needed. Stuart was amazing and gave us wonderful suggestions about things to do in Edinburgh. He even gave us an itinerary based on what we wanted to do. Ross and his wife, the couple from the Bowlers Rest pub where we collected our keys, were incredibly kind and helpful with any questions or concerns we might have. Stuart was very responsive (usually within an hour or two) to any questions we had. The flat was close to the bus line so we were able to easily walk or catch a bus anywhere we want to go! The only rsuggestions we would give is #1 - provide instructions on how to use the clothes washer/washing machine and the oven. We did figure it out but it took us awhile ( we might just be dim!!) :-) and #2 - possibly provide which bus to take from the airport to the flat as the woman at the airport told us the wrong bus based on the address. On the positive side, we did get a nice long tour of the city of Edinburgh and Leith! This was a fantastic place to stay and we would definitely book it again if we are fortunate enough to return to Scotland!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words - I am glad all was well for you & I will try to remedy your # 2 items !
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Great flat and location

  • 5 of 5

5 of us stayed here for 2 nights for a concert. Flat was clean and tidy with everything we needed. Although not in the city centre it is only 10 minutes in a taxi and walking distance for local shops. Realy easy getting keys and will stay here again if back in Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - hope the concert was good too ! - hope to have you visit again.........
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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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Leith, Edinburgh

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
September Holidays 2016
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
2 night minimum stay
£198
for 2 nights
From
£99
£600
 
 
Oktoberfest Edinburgh
5 Oct 2016 - 9 Oct 2016
1 night minimum stay
£140
for 1 night
From
£140
 
 
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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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
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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