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

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 710 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Re-decorated October 2017.

New Flat Screen TV with Freeview June 2018.

Free Internet access 2018.

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 & microwave & washing machine

& coffee-maker.(approx. 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 30 minute walk or a 5 minute bus ride from easily accessible bus stops at the Foot of Leith Walk (Bus to town £1.80 single or an all day pass is £ 3.80).

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.(Edinburgh pub of the year 2016 & 2017)

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 !(Antique dealer of the year GB 2016)

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 3 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 - also nearby is Edinburgh City FC who play approx 1 mile away at Meadowbank Sports Stadium.

More Details

Owner
Stuart Carmichael
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, a little French only
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

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 Leith

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 18 years old - and is 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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Leith in Edinburgh

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 710 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
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
  • Free Wifi
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:
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • 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 !

Reviews

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Impressive, Beautiful 2 Bedroom & 2 Bathroom Flat + Free Parking & Free WIFI
average rating of 4.681416 based on 115 reviews
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5

Nice apartment, great location.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay, it is a nice clean modern place on a quiet street. So very close to it all, quick walk to historic Leith, quick bus or longer walk into Edinburgh downtown. The place had everything we needed. Only thing I could ask for is darker curtains - the days are quite long and the sun never really sets in. July, quite different from my home in the US mainland.

Book with confidence, you'll be well looked after!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank youfor your kind comments and suggestions - i shall try to arrange for a blind to be fitted to block out the late in the day light .....many thanks - Stuart
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5

Spacious, tidy and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Very pleased with our stay. No issues at all from the moment we picked the keys up to our final morning.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

What a wonderful little getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Leith is charming and totally relaxing after the hubbub of E-burgh, and the buses get you into the heart of the action in no time--and if you sit on the top it feels like you are on the Night Bus straight out of Harry Potter. The apt was sunny, comfortable and clean. The kitchen has everything you need for breakfast and storage. There are lots of affordable and yummy restaurants within easy walking distance, not to mention great pubs. Also, the local fish and chips has gluten free night on Wednesday, and they are GREAT! Stu is super helpful and available and we loved it. Thanks Stuart!!!!

PS Stuart has a big collection of Rebus books--I had already read all but one. I enjoyed reading the last one. It was so much fun seeing all the streets and sights, but E-burgh can't be called "gritty".

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello and thank-you for your kind comments - I am delighted that you had a great time in Leith and that there were many enjoyable things that you found to do ! - I hope that you're able to visit again.?
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Cincinnati OH
4

Good, but would be better for a longer stay

  • 4 of 5

We were only staying one night, before heading out to our 8 day road trip across Scotland. The flat was cozy. The beds are of medium comfort. It would have been better if we were staying longer than one night to be able to enjoy the kitchen and living room amenities. For one night, we should have done a bed and breakfast, as this is what we did the other nights of our stay. The location is terrific as it was a 20-30 minute walk down to Edinburgh center and only 10 minutes around the corner to a lovely seaside, restaurant area. Our one hiccup was that there were not instructions in the flat for how to return the two sets of keys. We picked up from Bowler's Rest, but they were closed when we left and we tried to call Stuart, but there was no answer. We needed to get on the road and were very concerned. Overall, we recommend this flat.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello again and thank you for your kind comments which are always a great help to find out what we are doing right & wrong ! When collecting keys at the pub for the flat they should have said to either drop them back in at the pub - or if closed -then just to leave them on the coffee table and get on with enjoying your holiday ! I hope you didn't stress too much over my keys and hope you might visit again !
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MT
5

Excellent, clean, and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Stuart is a wonderful, flexible host. Highly recommend this flat. Comfortable beds. Well stocked. So nice to be able to do a bit of laundry. Easy walking to sites and restaurants. Very quiet, we slept well.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi and I am glad you were comfortable ! The beds are good - even if I do say so myself ! - it's meant to be a 'home from home' so sounds like it worked !
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5

Feeling at "home" in Leith

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish, our booking, and stay in Leith, was very easy. The apartment was a good size, for our family of 3, with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It is very much a home, all you need is there, just check the living room shelves (DVDs, etc), in the kitchen cupboards (coffee, tea, utensils, etc), even brollies in the walk in cupboard, greatly appreciated as we had 3 days of rain! Parking for free is also a huge benefit. Delighted to have found this apartment, and would have no hesitation in staying again, and will happily recommend to friends. Thank you for your attention to detail, and support.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello and thank you for your very kind comments - they help me plan for future travelers - hope to see you again !
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Location

Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat
Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
The Scotch Whisky Experience
National Gallery of Scotland
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Princes Street Gardens
Holyrood Park
St Giles' Cathedral
Scottish Parliament
German Christmas Market
Royal Yacht Britannia
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
The Free Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Scott Monument
The Dome
Cramond Village
Scottish Malt Whisky Society
Museum of Childhood
Deacon Brodies Tavern
Greyfriars Bobby Memorial
Georgian House
Forth Bridge
Palace of Holyroodhouse
Royal Mile
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 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
 
Festival /Fringe 2018
3 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
£338
for 2 nights
From
£150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Hogmanay 2019/20
30 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£488
for 3 nights
From
£150
 
 
Festival/ Fringe 2019
1 Aug 2019 - 1 Sep 2019
2 night minimum stay
£338
for 2 nights
From
£150
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£188
for 2 nights
From
£75
From
£85
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning /washing etc £37.5
Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £5

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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