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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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 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 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).

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: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxury Central Flat In Heart Of Edinburgh - Stunning Castle Views!
average rating of 4.868421 based on 38 reviews
5

Terrific location, apartment, view,!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, two friends, and I had a wonderful stay at this apartment. It was better than advertized. The location was in the heart of the city without being loud and disruptive. The apartment provided everything we needed and more. The kitchen was well equipped and easy. The living room was spacious and well furnished. The bedrooms and baths more than met our needs. We had a terrific view of the castle. The photos were correct. When the sun finally decided to set, we had the setting sun over the castle as well. Shopping and restaurants were right outside the door as well. I would highly recommend this aprartment.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Perfect for our trip with our grand-daughter.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC
5

Great unit for families in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, well equipped, responsive owner. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calabasas, CA
5

Beautiful flat in Newtown

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, spacious and clean in the heart of Newtown with views of Edinburgh Castle. Walking distance to restaurants, pubs and shops. We stayed here with our teenage kids and had a fantastic and memorable vacation. Highly recommend this flat and hope to return again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Petersburg, FL
5

Perfect Location, Perfect Apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was everything we had hoped for for our family vacation and more. We arrived on an early flight from Dublin and the owner generously allowed us to drop off our bags while Irene cleaned the apartment, which allowed us to walk about without luggage (thanks Irene!) The apartment is centrally located to everything that Edinburgh has to offer. Having the kitchen and living room area allowed us to group together to plan our day around the kitchen table and then discuss our day over drinks in the living room. Would not hesitate to book this apartment again for our next journey back to Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Myers, FL
3

Very nice unit

  • 3 of 5

The location was great, right near the main street Princes, great for doing all the things you need to do in Edinburgh. Two minor problems: never could get the TV to work and had no phone number to call to ask about it, and we didn't discuss parking with the owner prior to the booking. We ended up paying $150 for parking for 4 days, and had we known would probably have looked for an apartment with parking included or minimal charge.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

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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
 
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£710
for 3 nights
From
£225
£1,635
£6,535
 
 
High (Edinburgh Festival)
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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
 
Autumn 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£785
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,535
£5,535
 
 
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
 
 
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.
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