- Thistle Street, built in 1780 is the oldest street in the New Town of Edinburgh and is part of Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage Area
- sleeps 2 to 4 people, entrance hall, kitchen/breakfast bar, en-suite bedroom
- well-appointed 1 bedroom, refurbished to a luxurious standard, apartment is new to the short term rental market January 2015.
- extremely quiet bedroom overlooking Thistle Street North West Lane, located at the back of the property
- open plan modern living room / kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area overlooking Thistle Street
- new sofa bed bought June 2015 suitable for two people, included mattress topper, gas fire in the living room
- free unlimited WiFi connection 24 hours ~ Talk Talk Cable TV
- Includes hotel quality bed-linen and towels, welcome pack including tea, coffee, milk and toiletries
- large curved bathtub with combi boiler power shower
- Thistle Street is home to some of the finest boutiques, shops, restaurants and bars in Edinburgh
- a standard damage deposit is required, this is returned 7 days after check out
- All linen, towels, gas and electric are included in the price
- late check in available free of charge with the use of a key box
- Buzzer No.3 to enter the apartment, next door to Kakao Boutique
Built in 1780, 47 Thistle Street is an attractive 1 bedroom apartment that can sleep up to four people. Located in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town and only a 250 meter walk from Princes Street the central location makes it a perfect place to view Edinburgh whether you are a young couple, visiting for business or looking for a central base from which to explore.
Situated on the second floor via a communal stairway, this one bedroom apartment has a large open plan modern living room / kitchen with gas central heating throughout and a lovely gas fireplace in the lounge perfect for Scotland’s ever changing weather. There is a 42” LCD TV which comes with Talk Talk cable TV and unlimited Free Internet/WiFi. A modern CD player is also available to keep you entertained.
The fully fitted kitchen is well equipped with a wide range of utensils and equipment including ceramic gas hob, oven, microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher. There is a breakfast bar for two and table and chairs in the lounge area which can seat four people for those who wish to dine in. Thoughtful amenities, including washing machine, iron and ironing board and hairdryer, are all on hand to complete this home from home. A cot and highchair are also available on request.
The Master Bedroom features a French sleigh bed with sleek curves and simple lines and a large built-in wardrobe offers generous storage. The Master Bathroom has a power shower over a large curved shower bath and the combi boiler gives constant hot water on demand throughout the apartment. The Bedroom’s position at the rear of the apartment ensures privacy, tranquility and overlooks the quiet Thistle Street North West Lane. The sofa bed in the living room can sleep two further guests. All linen, towels, gas and electricity are included in the price.
The area has excellent bus and tram services which provide easy commuting in and around the city centre and surrounding areas. Although from Thistle Street most of Edinburgh’s sites are within walking distance from the apartment. If you are travelling by car on street parking is available on a metered basis from 08:30-17:30 Monday to Friday, all other times are free of charge. The closest car park is St James Car Park which is open 24 hours.
Thistle Street is home to some of the finest boutiques, shops, restaurants and bars in Edinburgh. For the discerning shopper, Jane Davidson, Pam Jenkins and Kakao by K stock exclusive designer women’s wear, while 21st Century Kilts provide stylish modern kilts for both men and women.
Alchemia Studio Jewellery specialize in bespoke and fine art jewellery while Pride Hair and Beauty offer pampering services to both men and women and could be the perfect way to complete your shopping trip on Thistle Street.
A short stroll along Thistle Street takes you to Hanover Street where you will find Henderson’s, a pioneering Scottish institution which has been offering cutting edge vegetarian cuisine for 52 years. As well as a bistro and restaurant Henderson’s has an artisan bakery and a Deli where you can buy home-made salads, soups and hot food as well as freshly-squeezed fruit juices and porridge. It also has a nightly programme of live music.
For lunch or dinner Café St Honoré, Iris, Fishers in the City and Cafe Marlayne all offer quality dining experiences which wouldn’t be complete without drinks at The Bon Vivant or Jekyll and Hyde Bar which is a on Hanover Street. The Jekyll and Hyde Bar provides an extensive list of cocktails, you can choose from The Seven Deadly Sins, The Four Horseman of the Apocolypse and The Seven Contrary Virtues. Just don’t expect to find the toilets in a hurry, I won’t spoil it for you!
EDINBURGH'S HISTORIC CENTRE
Edinburgh has been the Scottish capital since the 15th century. It has two distinct areas; the Old Town, dominated by Edinburgh Castle and its medieval street layout and the planned neoclassical New Town with its beautiful Georgian streets and buildings. The harmonious juxtaposition of these two contrasting areas, each with many important buildings, is what gives Edinburgh its unique character. These two areas, the Old Town and the New Town, are separated by the broad, green swath of Princes Street Gardens.
The New Town was the solution to the problem of an increasingly crowded city and was constructed from 1767 onwards. The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Thistle Street and Rose Street were named after the national emblems of Scotland and England.
The city hosts the annual Edinburgh International Festival which is one of many events that run between the end of July and early September each year. The festival comprises the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the Edinburgh International Book Festival and the Edinburgh Film Festival.
Edinburgh has many museums, art galleries and visitor attraction. These include Edinburgh Castle, National Museum of Scotland, Real Mary King’s Close, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Royal Botanic Gardens, Scottish National Gallery, the newly refurbished Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Greyfriar’s Bobby Memorial, Scottish National gallery of Modern Art, National Library of Scotland, Museum of Childhood and many more.
Edinburgh Zoo, covering 82 acres on Corstorphine Hill, is the second most popular paid tourist attraction in Scotland and currently home to two giant pandas, Tian Tian and Yang Guang, on loan from the People's Republic of China.
Edinburgh is also home to The Royal Yacht Britannia, decommissioned in 1997 and now a five-star visitor attraction and evening events venue permanently berthed at Ocean Terminal.