|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This brand new 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment is in superb condition having only recently been built. Apartment 3 is on the first floor (one flight of stairs) and apartment 5 is on the second floor of this new apartment block and comes with parking. The accommodation is very comfortable providing a double bedroom with en-suite shower room and a twin bedroom. There is another bathroom together with a combined living room and well equipped kitchen which has a host of appliances including a washer dryer.
The property is located in the Leith area of the city on Barleyhill Terrace, and is a short walk from 'The Shore' with its great selection of waterfront bars and restaurants. The apartment is a 10 minute drive from the city centre or about 20 minutes by bus, of which there is a regular bus service a minute's walk from the apartment. Free wireless internet access is provided.
We had a full week stay for four adults. The apartment was in a convenient location for both central Edinburgh, Leith waterfront and main routes should you wish to travel south/north. Bus route on doorstep and choice of supermarkets if required. The apartment was warm and bright and although not mentioned had distant views of Arthurs Seat and the distant Pentland Hills. However, we did experience some maintenance issues resulting in two of us sleeping on a mattress in the living room the first night. There were some doubts over the cleanliness of the bed linen with two of the pillow cases having to be replaced and there was some rubbish left under the main bed presumably from the previous occupant. On a call to the owner that night someone was sent the following day to rectify the issues. Kitchen crockery/utensils I believe insufficient for four people (only 2 wine glasses) and very few items that could be used in microwave/oven. Could not locate any instructions on how to use oven (used to gas oven only) or other appliances. Disappointed that there was no contact by the owner in any way to see if problems resolved and all was well after our initial telephone call. The boiler for heating and water had not been left as stated and had to work out how to set the timings. We still had an enjoyable week despite initial problems.
Beautiful apartment, absolutely spotless! Couldn't fault it! Owner was friendly and helpful!
The unit was clean and comfortable with lots of natural light. I was a little disappointed there was no hand soap to wash hands or tissue in the unit when we arrived. We went and bought some first thing. There also wasn't a pairing knife in the kitchen, only butter knives and a bread knife. However, the location was quite good for every major point in the city. There was a Bus stop just a few blocks, but we walked everywhere. It was also close to several parks and grocery store. We had a very enjoyable stay.
Our family of four enjoyed a three night stay in this apartment. It's modern, clean, and well supplied with everything you need for an enjoyable visit. The location is excellent - not far from grocery stores and the city center. It wasn't a long walk to the nearest beach. We were also pleased with how quiet it was; we'd expected such a central location to be noisy at night, but we slept soundly in the comfortable beds. It was great to have free parking right outside, and the kids loved the reliable wifi. We enthusiastically recommend this apartment!
Modern with good provisions, comfortable.
A real bonus to have parking outside the door.
We visited Royal a Yacht, Fishers restaurant and Kings Wark pub. All were great.
No 25 bus took us from a bus stop by back gate to Princes St and beyond, after which we walked to Castle.
In just three days we achieved much and will return to flat if we return to Leith area.
Trip was planned at v short notice and Francois was flexible about arranging time for us to receive keys.
We were pleased with the apartment which was clean and well maintained. There were 2 genuine double bedrooms, a reasonable sized living room and a fairly well equipped kitchen (a few more glasses please!). The area was quite and safe, with bus stops and convenience store very close by, and we found a great little café/restaurant on the corner opposite Leith Links. Communication with the owner was good. It was easy to get to the centre by bus or taxi (£10-£15). We would stay here again when visiting Edinburgh.