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Luxury Central Flat In Heart Of Edinburgh - Stunning Castle Views!

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in New Town - Robert Louis Stevenson Suite

Two Bedroom, Two Bathroom, Master On-suite, Immpecable Decor

For reviews on this property please see on the HomeAway, sister Owners Direct site for property number - 8102145.

Stunning city centre apartment with amazing views of Edinburgh Castle in the heart of Edinburgh. New on the market, this is an amazing opportunity to be at the heart of the action for both the largest arts festival in the world, The Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh's Christmas & Hogmannay celebrations. Just minutes walk from the main venues and cultural/historical attractions, German markets, ice rink and big wheel etc for the festive hols, and surrounded by the best shopping, bars and restaurants, this is all about location, location, location! Pleasant walks can be enjoyed nearby along the Water of Leith walkway, Inverleith Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens while there is convenient road access to the west leading to the city bypass, Edinburgh International Airport and central Scotland’s motorway network. Waverley Train Station is also within a short walk.

The apartment opens into a square reception hall providing access to all rooms. To the front of the flat and with a southerly aspect from its twin sash and case windows is a magnificent drawing room featuring a gas fire with iron grate and pretty timber mantle, dado panelling and delicate plaster work. A glazed door provides secondary access from the drawing room into a striking breakfasting kitchen fitted with an attractive range of painted timber units topped with thick granite surfaces and incorporating a full range of integrated Baumatic appliances including a recessed range cooker set within a bespoke pediment, oven/grill, and microwave as well as a AEG washing machine and full height fridge/freezer. The kitchen is well equipped to a high standard with everything you might need to make your visit more like home.

The bedrooms comprise a generously proportioned master bedroom with dual aspect views towards the castle and features secondary double glazing while also benefitting from a luxurious en suite shower room. The second double bedroom has full working shutters and is served by an equally well fitted bathroom off the hall. There is currenly also a double bed in the second bedroom, but for a rental of one week or more than this can be switched to two singles. There is also the option of a pull-out bed for a fifth guest or over night visitor (rates vary depending on total groups size and time of year). The apartment is located on the second floor of the building - one of the first tenements to go up in The Georgian 'New Town' designed by the architect of The New Town, James Craig in approx 1790.

We have two luxury apartments in this unprecedented central location. For those who've larger parties or would like a choice of decor. "The Walter Scott Suite" sits above this one on the 2nd floor and has a sumptuous, mature but contemporary decor. Sharing the same elevation with equally stunning castle views. It can be viewed at www.vrbo.com/185667

Please contact us directly for details of discounted rates for dual bookings etc.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Morris Paton
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
1 December, 2016
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About Morris Paton

I've owned another property in this building for more than ten years, both as my home and as a rental (as detailed above). When the opportunity came up to purchase the apartment directly below mine, in November 2012, the family were mobilised. It provides future clients with the option of renting both together for larger groups, and is also a different lay-out to my original apartment on a lower level, which in the absence of an elevator will provide another option to our visitors.

I worked as an actor for many years and as a radio broadcaster on the BBC, presenting arts programmes. I'm also very interested in cultural tourism projects and in 1996 created The infamous 'Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour' - an award winning tour performed by professional actors. It runs throughout the year and Rick Steves, presenter of travel programmes USA wide, is quoted as saying in a recent review, 'for an entertaining insight into the greats of Scottish literature, served up with new friends, good beer, and lots of laughs, The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour is my vote for the best way to spend an Edinburgh Evening!' so can't be bad!! Let me know if your interested in going on the tour at check-in and I can reserve you a slot for a special discounted rate.

Morris Paton purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Morris Paton chose Edinburgh

Location is everything and sits in the heart of Edinburgh's stylish and atmospheric George Street surrounded by great services, shopping and amenities. It has stunning views of Edinburgh Castle. It has history, as one of the original buildings to be designed by the architect James Craig ( father of Edinburgh's New Town). It has access to residents private gardens, an oasis in the heart of the city just 2 mins from the front door, such a bonus in the summer months.

What makes this apartment unique

Stunning view of Edinburgh Castle

Unbeatable central location, just minutes walk to major cultural & historical venues.

Fantastic location in which to enjoy The Edinburgh International Festival (the largest arts festival in the world).

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

Luxury Central Flat In Heart Of Edinburgh - Stunning Castle Views!
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews
5

Beautiful apartment in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We were greeted by Irene who was very welcoming showing us around the apartment. The apartment is equipped and furnished to a high standard, home from home. The private park was a lovely bonus, would be great in the summer. We had a relaxing stay and would return again. Thank you Morris and Irene.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

We were two couples who stayed in this flat from Sept. 28 to Oct 5.

  • 4 of 5

The location of this flat was perfect. Lots of restaurants and close to the sights of Edinburgh. Overall, this flat fit our needs and we would recommend it. The only drawbacks were that the living room furniture was uncomfortable, one of the kitchen chairs was broken and never fixed after we reported it and a couple of minor plumbing problems but nothing that affected our stay

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

An excellent base for exploring Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

The property is large and comfortable and extremely well situated. It quickly became "home" for the 5 nights we were there.

Almost everything you could want was within easy walking distance - shops, restaurants and attractions. We could have happily stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Apartment in a Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5

I spent several weeks in this great apartment in Edinburgh. The apartment was spacious and our group which varied in size from 3 to 4 always had plenty of room. The kitchen was well stocked with dishware and cooking utensils. The beds were comfy. It was very nice to have 2 well appointed bathrooms when everyone was trying to get dressed at the same time. I even used the fireplace on a couple of chilly evenings. As stated the apartment is great but the location is fabulous. Many restaurants and bars were within easy walking distance. There was grocery shopping nearby as well as many shops and boutiques. Several times I walked to the Castle, shopped and ate my way down the Royal Mile and ended up at Holyrood Palace. However, if you needed a taxi there is a taxi stand just down the block and the bus stop is only a couple of blocks away. The owner was quick to answer questions and the housekeeper was also very responsive.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was well equipped, everything was very clean and everything worked. Well located as well

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best Location Spot!!!

  • 5 of 5

The location of this flat was fantastic. Within walking distance of a small grocery, which has everything you could need (including beer, wine, spirits and toiletries), a proper pub and MANY fantastic restaurants, not to mention the VIEW! The living room was very comfortable with ample seating. The only critique I would have is - in the photos the second bedroom did not have two singles, it was a double. My sister and her husband slept separately, which was not optimal. The housekeeper said, "You can push them together but they're quite heavy". I would just clarify with the owner that it would be a double bed if that is what their updated photos represent. In any event, I would HIGHLY recommend this flat to anyone visiting Edinburgh. It was a quick tram ride and a short walk to the flat from the airport. The buses are easy to navigate from there as well. Thank you Morris for a wonderful birthday celebratory visit!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your extremely positive feed-back. I'm especially grateful for flagging up the bed issue, as this was clearly just down to crossed wires or as you say the fact that a request for a double bed in the second room wasn't specified........By placing both the singles together, we can create a "super-king" bed by placing our luxury mattress topper over them (so no uncomfortable gaps etc). I hope we can deliver the "full treatment" next time we see you. Haste ye Back! Best Wishes, Morris
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
1000 Metres
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: not necessary

Now booking for the largest arts festival in the world The Edinburgh International Festival & throughout the year! The best views of Edinburgh Castle from the apartment, including the end of festival spectacular fireworks display from castle ramparts - dates still available. Minutes walk from all festive major attractions including; castle, museums and galleries, Christmas market and Hogmannay festival events. It is a 5 star luxury apartment with all the amenities you would expect from a property of this calibre. City centre living but with 'sound-proofing' in Master bedroom and working shutters. Private garden for residents only just 2 mins walk, surrounded by great shopping, restaurants and bars.

Hopefully more people can now have the chance of experiencing this luxury apartment right in the heart of the city with the new winter rates! As Winter approaches, this apartment is not only warm as toast, but has the added benefits of underfloor heating in the bathroom and a wonderful steam/turkish power shower. The street atmosphere in December becomes very festive, with xmas street decorations and winter fiestas, markets and sometimes organized street parties.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in New Town, Edinburgh

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£350
for 2 nights
From
£175
£1,000
£3,700
 
 
Festive Period
19 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 5 nights
From
£300
£2,500
£8,000
 
 
Winter 2017
5 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
£1,000
£3,500
 
 
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£675
for 3 nights
From
£225
£1,500
£5,000
 
 
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 4 nights
From
£275
£1,800
£6,500
 
 
High (Edinburgh Festival)
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 5 nights
From
£325
From
£350
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,100
£8,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £50 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,500
£5,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£175
From
£200
Fri,Sat
£1,200
£4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £400

All rates are subject to time of year and group size. All rates inclusive of all other charges, towels and linen. Additional fifth person premium of £25.00 per night. late check-in on request, after 19.00pm there is a fee of £50.00. The same fee of £50.00 applies for unauthorised late check-out, which will be deducted from deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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 New Town in Edinburgh and Lothians

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Floor Area:
  • 42 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 -
  • Master bedroom, contemporary decor, secondary glazing, high-end mattress, fine sheets and linen, large wardrobe. large Bathroom ensuite; shower and plenty of storage space.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf pass optional
  • swimming
Notes:
Two luxury flats are available in the same building, perfect for larger family events, weddings or special occassions. combined can sleep up to ten people! details on request.

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