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

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 452 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Property Manager
Morris Paton
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
21 November, 2017

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 New Town

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).

Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Edinburgh
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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in New Town in Stockbridge

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Floor Area:
  • 452 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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:
  • 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.

Reviews

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Luxury Central Flat In Heart Of Edinburgh - Stunning Castle Views!
average rating of 4.8 based on 45 reviews
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Everything we wanted

  • 5 of 5

We loved the flat. It is centrally located at walking distance from everything we wanted to do and see. The flat is very comfortable, great rooms and bathrooms. Nice kitchen with all that was needed. The flat is also surrounded by extremely great restaurants and drinking holes. All in all we couldn't have asked for a better accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Edinburgh Holiday Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We found this suite so well located in the best part of town, convenient to wonderful shopping and site seeing. The suite is immaculate with a well equipped modern kitchen, and wonderful warm lounge living room with comfortable furnishings to relax after a long day touring around. It is a well cared for suite and we would recommend this accommodation to anyone with high standards.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious, well-equipped and located apartment

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of three adults who stayed for 10 days in this 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town. It is surrounded by excellent shopping and fine restaurants. We were there for the book festival which takes place in Charlotte Square, only 1 block from this apartment. All the rooms are spacious, especially the living room. 12 foot ceilings throughout. Our host, Morris Paton was extremely gracious and helpful for the minor problems we encountered. The only limitation I can find for this rental is that the curved stairway leading to the apartment may be challenging for the infirm. Otherwise I heartily recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This flat Absolutely made Edinburgh the most magical part of our trip

  • 5 of 5

Luxurious, immaculate, incredible location. Extremely accommodating on both ends of the trip. Morris was attentive and very helpful. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large and Impressive

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this apartment with two teenagers. It was very well presented and in a perfect location for all Edinburgh has to offer.

The owner was excellent communicating with us.

This one is recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very spacious; conveniently located.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay for 5 nights. Perfect setup for two couples renting apt.together. Very comfortable and spacious. Convenient to all shops, restaurants and within walking distance of all sights.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in New Town, Edinburgh and Lothians

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter2
1 Nov 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£385
for 2 nights
From
£175
£1,035
£3,735
 
 
Festive Period
19 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,660
for 5 nights
From
£325
£2,235
£8,035
 
 
Spring 2018
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£710
for 3 nights
From
£225
£1,535
£5,035
 
 
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£785
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,635
£6,535
 
 
High (Edinburgh Festival)
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,685
for 5 nights
From
£325
From
£350
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,135
£8,035
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£560
for 3 nights
From
£175
From
£200
Fri,Sat
£1,235
£4,535
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

+4 guest fee P/N £35
Refundable Damage Deposit £400
Pet Fee £35

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