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Kate Hill

Member since: 2003
Speaks English

Fabulous city centre flat with super views to enjoy the buzz of Edinburgh

11 Reviews
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Old Town - Forrest Road

3 bedroom apartment to sleep 6 in Central Edinburgh, opposite the University

This second floor apartment is situated within the desirable Old Town area of Edinburgh, across the road from Edinburgh University. There is an excellent range of local amenities including restaurants, bars, theatres and speciality shops within close proximity. The Common Wealth swimming pool is within walking distance as is the Royal Museum of Scotland, Kings Theatre, Usher Hall, Festival Theatre and the Meadows and the Queens Park where beautiful walks are available. There is a regular bus service to surrounding areas and the nearest train station is a 5 minute taxi ride away. This is a fantastic base to enjoy Edinburgh Festival and the excitement of Edinburgh City.

The apartment is on the second floor of a traditional, impressive sandstone block and finished to a high standard. There are 3 double bedrooms all with king size beds, a fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, a bathroom with a double ended bath and shower over and a separate WC. Sorry no smoking.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kate Hill (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Speaks English

Reviews

4.9
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

Fabulous city centre flat with super views to enjoy the buzz of Edinburgh
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
4

Great central location to stay in Edinburgh

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for 2 weeks while visiting Edinburgh for a conference. The flat provides real value for money compared to hotel prices. It has three very large bedrooms, a small but functional kitchen and a dining area. It is very centrally located, being a10 minutes walk to Princess street and "downtown" Edinburgh and a few minutes walk from the University. The property is very clean and well maintained. The owner provided good customer service showing some flexibility about check-out time, which was very appreciated. There are pubs and restaurants nearby. Highly recommended. The only downside is that it can be a little noisy on Friday and Saturdays nights but there is a back bedroom, which is much more quiet.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Genial apartamento en el centro de Edinburgo

  • 5 of 5

Nuestras vacaciones en Edimburgh fueron geniales gracias al apartamento de Kate. Ella es una anfitriona atenta, amable y muy agradable, que nos dio todas las facilidades del mundo.gracias!

El apartamento está muy bien ubicado, puedes ir caminando a todas partes. Es muy grande y espacioso y completamente equipado con todo lo que puedas necesitar.

Se lo recomiendo a Cualquier familia o grupo de amigos.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous apartment, provided with all amenities (even more!) and perfectly well located, just a hundred meters from the Royal Mile and next to the lively centre of the old town, with many restaurants, pubs, shops and museums within reach, as well as a park and a young theatre.

Kate, the owner, is absolutely lovely, caring, helpful and 100% reliable! We enjoyed very much our stay at this wonderful apartment and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to explore the city. It will definitely be our first address if we come back again to Edinburgh!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

WONDERFUL LOCATION

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful apartment found. The rooms were functional, attractive and friendly. The sanitary facilities were good. The kitchen was fully equipped and even provided with a small supply. We were greeted by the friendly Kate even with a bottle of wine. That was an additional pleasant surprise. Kate was in all very reliable. Also the security deposit was refunded immediately.

We had a wonderful time and would come back any time.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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very happy with this rental

  • 5 of 5

All of the people in our group were extremely pleased with this flat. Great location, plenty of room for 5 or 6 people and well kept. Being from the country we weren't used to the noise at night, but it was festival time. Good service from the owners and proximity to everything was a bonus. Would definitely recommend this unit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this flat! Not only was it in the perfect location as we were able to walk all over the city, it was basically next to the Edinburgh Castle, where we were attending a wedding. There is no end to the shops, restaurants, and pubs. We couldn’t have asked for a better location. Kate was also incredibly accommodating. We had a few last minute adjustments that she handled seamlessly. So a big thank you to her and her family. We hope to be back in Edinburgh again and would certainly look to see if this flat was booked first! Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
7.2 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Ferry
14.9 Miles
Rosyth
Nearest Golf
1.7 Miles
Prestonfield
Nearest Train
0.6 Miles
Waverley
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Edinburgh By-pass
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Hillend
Nearest Beach
3.9 Miles
Portobello
Car: not necessary

The property is situated within the desirable Old Town area of Edinburgh, across the road from Edinburgh University. There is an excellent range of local amenities including restaurants, bars, theatres and speciality shops within close proximity. The Common Wealth swimming pool is within walking distance as is the Royal Museum of Scotland, Kings Theatre, Usher Hall, Festival Theatre and the Meadows and the Queens Park where beautiful walks are available. There is a regular bus service to surrounding areas and the nearest train station is a 5 minute taxi ride away. This is a fantastic base to enjoy Edinburgh Festival and the excitement of Edinburgh City.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Old Town, 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
 
Festival 2016
1 Aug 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
5 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 5 nights
From
£200
£1,220
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£975
for 5 nights
From
£195
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

There are no additional charges, a deposit of 25% is payable to secure the booking and a security deposit of £100 is also payable and returnable on the house being left as found. Please contact the owner to book to avoid Home Away service charges.

Please note this is a no smoking house.

We have another apartment in the city centre which will be ready for July 2013. This is a 4 double bedroom, 2 bathroom.

Please email the owner for a booking form and bank details. A 25% deposit is payable on booking, the balance is payable 8 weeks prior to your holiday along with the returnable security deposit of £100. The security deposit is returnable in the week following your holiday on the apartment being left as found, i.e no damages or excess cleaning.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Old Town in Edinburgh and Lothians

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 89 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Washbasin and large window, no toilet in this bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Wash basin and mirrored walls
  • The bathroom has a large double ended circular bath with shower over. Italian tiles on walls.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Desk, piano, fire place
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Desk, lovely views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Desk
  • The main bedroom is 6.22m sq and has a lovely marble fire place, desk and chair by the window and a piano. The second bedroom has a wonderful bow window with views towards Greyfriars Bobby and George 1V bridge.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Player
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
This property is available for rental from June through to September only.

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