|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Located in a quiet street just off Morningside Rd, the area is served by many buses, running frequently to the city centre, Princes Street and Royal Mile in 10 minutes, or walk to the old town in 15 minutes. Walk to superb cafes, excellent pubs, supermarkets and lovely little individual shops. The apartment is serviced and run by the owners and we supply thick towels, 100% Egyptian cotton bed linen and give you a welcome tray to get you started. A popular and interesting area of the city in which to relax after a day's sightseeing. The new kitchen has an induction hob and fan assisted oven, dishwasher,microwave, washing machine, fridge and freezer. Very well stocked with new crockery, cutlery, pans, cook's knives and utensils for four people. Bathroom has a new white suite of bath, shower, basin and WC. Selection of books, tourist information, DVDs, CDs, and games. Free Wi-Fi
We have equipped the apartment specifically for self catering with everything we could think of to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. We manage it ourselves and give great care in cleaning, maintaining and updating all facilities, information and equipment. We have a well established five gold star (Scottish Tourist Board) B&B in Edinburgh, Violet Bank House, and have several awards for high standards. We give the same care and attention to detail to this apartment and our guests.
Free night - Get 1 free night for every 7 nights booked. (Free nights can not be offered in conjunction with late or early booking discounts)
Parking charges of £1.60 per hour apply from 8:30 am until 5.30 pm Monday to Friday only. Between 5.30 pm and 8.30 am on weekdays and all day on Saturday and Sunday there are no restrictions in the on street parking bays or single yellow lines. The is also limited all day parking available at the Merlin Roadhouse on Morningside Road, just 2 minutes' walk from the apartment. The rate for this is £10 per day.
If you don't intend on using your car during your stay please contact us and we can advise further options.
Together with husband John, we have a B&B which has won Five Star Gold Award from the Scottish Tourist Board and Five Stars from the AA with a special award for our breakfasts. We expanded our high standards into also running our two apartments in the city.
Prior to that I had a career as a Trainer and Manager of Quality Advisors for the Scottish Tourist Board, with the responsibility of driving up standards in facilities and services across the whole tourism product.
John is a retired CE of a very well established Civil and Structural Engineering Company in Edinburgh and now is the creative chef in our B&B.
John's hobbies are bee-keeping and curling, mine are singing in a choir and writing, and we both enjoy hillwalking and gardening.
We have a wide circle of friends and just love when they pop in or join us for a meal. We holiday mostly in Europe and the UK and have had a couple of trips to Florida, Canada and South Africa, staying at the best places of course because we never stop learning.
Reta and John MacLennan purchased this apartment in 2009
We chose this apartment primarily for its location. Situated in the Morningside area of Edinburgh it has all the amenities close by that any self catering guest would need. Morningside is a vibrant area with many shops, bar, restaurants, theatre and cinema. The apartment is in a quiet street a few minutes walk from the main road that runs through Morningside. This is services by many buses that all pass through the city centre within 10 minutes. Alternatively guests can choose to stroll through the leafy streets and across the Meadows Park and into the Old Town area of Edinburgh. This takes around 30 minutes to walk. Many of our returning guests prefer to remain in the Morningside area for a few days of their stay and soak up the local atmosphere.
Comments about this property:
Owners Reta & John are very friendly & hospitable and nothing is too much trouble.
The apartment has everything you need for a short or long stay.It is well equipped with a washer/dishwasher/microwave/Iron/ TV etc. The bedrooms are large and the beds are extremely comfortable. The apartment is furnished to a high standard. The neighbourhood is friendly and the apartment is situated in a quiet residential street, yet close to many amenities, such as Waitrose Supermarket and the local cinema.
Tips for other travellers:
The apartment is situated on a road very near [5 mins. walk] to a main bus route into Edinburgh centre. Morningside itself has many lovely shops and restaurants/cafes. If you purchase a day bus ticket for £3.50 you can travel into and out of the city centre from Morningside as many times as you want in a day. We visited Edinburgh Castle, went to the Odeon Cinema, saw a concert at the Queens Hall and spent a day at the Botanic Gardens, as well as having a meal at the 'Thai Lemongrass' resteraunt (highly recommended) & breakfast at one of the cafes a couple of stops down from where we were staying on the bus route into Edinburgh.[We had a fun-packed 2 night stay and I can thoroughly recommend the apartment!] This was the second time I have stayed there and I will be returning hopefully soon~ for another break in a great city!
We will be back in a few days to spend six more days here. It is a wonderful apartment, and a great area. If we are ever back in Scotland, this is where we will stay.
We do have one suggestion: we were ten minutes late and received a parking ticket. The parking authority said the owners could apply for a certain number of free parking spots per year. We are not sure what would be involved, but it would save a lot of hassle.
Other than that minor problem, this is a great place to stay.
Vern and Sheila. John and Pat
The apartment was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. The owners gave us a warm welcome and made sure we understood how everything worked. It was convenient for shops, restaurants and buses and we had a really good week. The neighbours were friendly too!
We had a lovely stay in morningside, could not fault the apartment or the owners. We were made very welcome ,would not hesitate to go again.
Try Nonna,s Italian restaurant ,pure bliss. The Canny Man pub also worth a visit, very quirky.
Lovely property in a quiet location close to Morningside road.
We were very impressed with now well the property was equipped and would definitely recommend as a great Edinburgh property to rent.
A lot of thought has gone into making this apartment the perfect place for a holiday in Edinburgh, from the high quality furnishings and decor, to the well-equipped kitchen and the thoughtful and informative information folder. The flat is in the ideal location; Morningside is an individual and distinctive neighbourhood, with lots of interesting independent shops, restaurants and bars. It's a leisurely walk into town, or a short inexpensive cab ride. There are also frequent buses along the main road. It's much better value, more comfortable and flexible than a hotel, and everything you need is a very short walk away. We really enjoyed spending a weekend here, and as regular visitors to Edinburgh, we are planning to return in the not-too-distant future.
Well equipped , comfortable and warm flat.Felt like home quickly
Excellent shops and cafes nearby.
High quality linen and nice crockery and cooking utensils
This area has many interesting privately owned shops, cafes and many charity shops where you can pick up books for a £1, memorobilia, brick-a-bac or clothes. There is a privately owned three screen cinema showing the latest releases. You can stroll through the 'Meadows' and across 'Bruntsfield Links' originally a public golf course to the Old Town area, past the newly refurbished Victorian Museum Building. Many people spend most of the day there, it is one of Edinburgh's greatest attractions. Grey Friar's Bobby sits on a water fountain just close by, and our National Libaries which have regular free exhibitions is just two minutes from the museum. On again a few minutes and you are in the famous 'Royal Mile' and the Castle area. It is a great centre from which to enjoy Edinburgh.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
If you would prefer not to book on-line then please feel free to conact us directly to make a booking.
There is an allowance for gas and electricity included in the price and we encourage careful use of those.
If you stay for longer than one week, we will change the linen, towels and give the apartment a thorough clean included in the price.