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Barbara Harrison

Member since: 2010
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Speaks English, French, some Spanish

Edinburgh - Comfortable, well-modernised apartment - can walk to city centre

14 Reviews
People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Edinburgh - Albert Street

Well appointed one bedroomed property sleeping up to 4 people

This tastefully modernised 2nd floor apartment is in a traditional sandstone-built Edinburgh tenement building. The apartment is beautifully presented, very well equipped and has been completely redecorated and newly carpeted throughout. Being at the rear of the building, it is very private and quiet.

There is free on-street parking and you can walk to the city centre in 20 minutes. Alternatively catch one of the many buses from nearby Leith Walk, from where to can easily travel to all the sights of the city.

The apartment has one double bedroom and can accommodate two people very comfortably and up to 4 guests using the sofa bed in the lounge. The lounge has an oak fireplace with electric fire, flat screen TV, DVD, stereo system and wireless internet.

The modern kitchen is well equipped with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, gas hob, electric oven, fridge-freezer, microwave and washing machine. The bedroom has a spacious wardrobe and chest of drawers and the bathroon has a modern and efficient shower. There is always hot water available with central heating to keep you cosy in cooler weather.

For the comfort of future guests, the apartment is non-smoking and pets are not allowed.

GREEN TOURISM: We are working towards environmentally friendly living and helping to support the environment through energy efficiency, recycling and using products which cause as little harm to the environment as possible. We use energy efficient light bulbs throughout the apartment and all new 'white goods' are energy and water efficient models. Cleaning and washing products are provided that are derived from plant based materials and we supply plenty of recycled toilet paper and kitchen towel. We ask visitors to use the on-street recycling bins which take paper products and plastics and we will recycle all glass left behind in the apartment by guests. We also provide re-usable shopping bags for guests to use during your holiday.

We are helping to keep self catering in Scotland as green as possible!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Barbara Harrison (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, some Spanish

Reviews

4.5
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

Edinburgh - Comfortable, well-modernised apartment - can walk to city centre
average rating of 4.5 based on 14 reviews
Rosemère, Québec,Canada
3

Good place to stay

  • 3 of 5

The flat is comfortable and very clean. It's close to food stores and about 20 minutes walk to the heart of the city. The communication with Barbara was very easy and we always got quick answers.

Suzanne et Yvon

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place for a bargain price

  • 4 of 5

We were delighted with this well equipped and comfortable place after initially being a bit concerned by the outside of the building and strong smoke odor in the hallway. Barbara went out of her way to add provide additional padding for the pull out sofa in order to make it more comfortable for our two young adult daughters. It was a 30-35 minute walk for us to City Center as we didn't know the short cuts. However, food stores and many restuarants within a block .We stayed 5 days and would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Would stay again

  • 5 of 5

Great place, parking was fine and we walked every where from the flat. Spacious and well equipped.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found the location so convenient. We would love to welcome you back any time.
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5

Perfect week

  • 5 of 5

We booked Barbara's apartment during the Hogmanay'week. The apartment is nice, well located and we had everything we might need during our stay!

Barbara was very helpfull before our stay and gave us all the informations we needed (how to get the apartment from the airport, buses around the apartment, ...)

Thanks for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cosy and well-equipped apartment

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Edinburgh and in Barbara's apartment. The flat is comfortable, well-equipped , clean and well-maintained. It is well located, very close to Leith Walk, at a short walk from Calton Hill, and not so far from the city center and the Old Town (20 minutes walk).

The communication was very easy with Barbara and Val. We always got quick answers and everything was well organized.

We would be delighted to come again and we highly recommend this apartment.

Kind regards to Barbara and Val.

Liliane and Alain.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and found the apartment to be comfortable, clean and well located. We would be delighted to welcome you back anytime.
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What a convenient loc - we walked to city centre

  • 5 of 5

No need for buses or trains, we walked everywhere for 3 days from this location. All the comforts of home plus lots of stuff we didn't even need. Fresh milk in the fridge & biscuits & Val greeted us at a time that suited us. Really felt we explored the essence of Edinburgh from here & free wifi was so convenient. Clean, well maintained & everything in perfect working order with a quiet garden side bedroom location so no noise to worry about either. Thanks again Barbara, we'll be back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment and your time in Edinburgh. We would be delighted to see you again anytime.
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Location

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Edinburgh International
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
The Office
Nearest Ferry
15.4 Miles
Rosyth
Nearest Golf
1.8 Miles
Craigentinny Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.3 Miles
Edinburgh Waverley
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Leith Walk
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Pentland Hills - artificial ski slope
Nearest Beach
2.4 Miles
Portobello
Car: not necessary

Well situated in the pleasant ‘Leith Walk’ area, the apartment is a 15 minute walk from the east end of Edinburgh’s famous Princes Street and Waverley Station (the main train station where trains arrive from London, Aberdeen and Glasgow). Leith Walk, which is a 5 minute stroll from the apartment is very well served with buses that can take you to every part of Edinburgh.

On-street parking outside the apartment and in neighbouring streets is free of charge 24/7. While there may not be a space available right outside the apartment building there are usually spaces available within reasonable walking distance. Cars tend to come and go, so it is just a case of looking for a suitable space.

The local area has a range of shops for food, newspapers, etc and there are a variety of pubs, bars, takeaways and restaurants including Italian, Polish, Indian and the traditionally Scottish ‘Tail End Fish Restaurant’ which arguably serves the city’s best fish and chips. The apartment is on the same street as the very tempting Sicilian Pastry Shop.

The city is famous for its castle (on the hill overlooking Princes Street), the Royal Mile (with St Giles Cathedral, the ancient Scottish Parliament building and Museum of Childhood among other attractions), and various museums and galleries, including the recently re-furbished National Museum of Scotland. Holyrood Palace, the new Scottish Parliament and Arthur’s Seat are all within easy walking distance of the apartment and the castle is around a 30 minute walk. Leith, with its many bars and restaurants, the Royal Yacht Britannia and Ocean Terminal (large indoor shopping mall and cinema complex) can be easily reached by taking a bus down Leith Walk.

The Edinburgh Festival takes place in August every year and the apartment is well positioned for the various venues in the city centre. Edinburgh Zoo, with its recent addition of the giant pandas is easily accessible by bus from Leith Walk.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Edinburgh, 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
4 Aug 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
4 night minimum stay
£460
for 4 nights
From
£115
£680
 
 
September
3 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£216
for 3 nights
From
£72
From
£87
Fri,Sat,Sun
£435
 
 
Mid Season
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
From
£80
Fri,Sat,Sun
£385
 
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
From
£55
From
£70
Fri,Sat,Sun
£305
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£380
for 4 nights
From
£95
£485
 
 
Hogmanay
28 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£460
for 4 nights
From
£115
£650
 
 
Low Season
5 Jan 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
From
£55
From
£70
Fri,Sat,Sun
£305
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

You are welcome to come and stay for just 2 nights at any time, but the minimum charge for ANY let will be £150.

All rentals include bed linen, towels, hot water, heating, electricity and gas. We also provide kitchen towels, cleaning materials and cloths, washing powder, toilet paper, a selection of herbs and a small welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk, sugar and biscuits.

Any guests arriving between 8pm and 11pm will need to pay an additional later arrival charge of £20.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Edinburgh in Scotland

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Main double bedroom is suitable for 2 adults and there is room for a travel cot if necessary. There is a sofa bed in the living area which can accommodate a further 2 adults.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming

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