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Alexandra Adamson

Member since: 2013
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Speaks English

Exceptional Historic A List Apartment In Central Edinburgh - 2 Min. Walk To Tram

43 Reviews
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Edinburgh - SC1314

Stunning Georgian Apartment in Edinburgh City Centre - City Tram 2 Minutes Walk - Read Our Reviews!! - Beautiful New Town Conservation Area Noted For Wonderful Architecture And Unique Speciality Shops

An immaculate and very gracious period property which retains original historic features and is A grade listed. It is luxuriously outfitted with real wood floors, sumptuous soft furnishings and very high quality linens. The super king size bedroom is an oasis of calm with silk drapes and French oak furnishings and the living room exudes eclectic style with comfortable sofas and antique walnut furniture. In an exclusive and quiet sought after holiday location but a minute from restaurants, wine bars, art galleries and theatres the emphasis is on comfort and functionality and the apartment has been comprehensively updated to ease your settling in period and quick start your deserved break. All Edinburgh landmark sites are within walking distance and our city tram stop at York Place is an easy 180.00 meters walk. Upscale designer outlets are reachable within 10 minutes, some are much closer e.g Multrees Walk and Harvey Nichols. For those who appreciate the finer qualities of life!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Alexandra Adamson (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Alexandra Adamson

My name is Alexandra and I live in Edinburgh. My partner is an engineer and I work part time for a property management company. My passion is dancing and my husband's passion is cycling. We have spent many holidays snowboarding or cycling but in the last few years we have slowed down on the sporting pursuits and like to explore new places on foot!

Alexandra Adamson purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Alexandra Adamson chose Edinburgh

If you love historic property and want to experience Georgian character and luxury, you will not be disappointed.

The area is a UNESCO world heritage site and considered to be a masterpiece of city planning.

We have brought an 1840's property to life and the location belies the calm and peaceful feeling you get when you stay here.

The area Broughton has retained it's sense of community within the city, as we also benefit from the local shops and specialty outlets surrounding the property.

What makes this apartment unique

You would be never think our apartment was in the city so we love the fact that it is so quiet but literally 90 seconds (I've timed it) from Broughton Street where we can shop for basics or specialty items. There are so many restaurants, cafes and bars you are spoilt for choice. I love that we can walk to the main shops in and around Princes and George Street and our new tram system is up and running - 180 m and a 5 min walk from the apartment!

Reviews

5
based on 43 holidaymaker reviews

Exceptional Historic A List Apartment In Central Edinburgh - 2 Min. Walk To Tram
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews
5

Fantastic apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the best apartments i have ever stayed in. Immaculately clean with magnificent interior. The owner was so helpful and pleasant, thank you so much. Only advise i would give to anyone renting this very central apartment is to park in st James car park , only 15 pounds for 24 hrs, much better than the hassle of the parking metres in Edinburgh, and within walking distance of the apartment. If i return to Edinburgh i would definitely book this apartment again. Its 5 stars without a doubt.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! Parking is free Friday through Monday and there are ample free areas within walking distance. We have 2 multi storeys very close by which offer a great rate. Many thanks again! Alexandra
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5

Great apartment, great location, great owner

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is exactly as described. The photos don't really do it justice - its even nicer when you get there. Everywhere is sparkling clean and all the linens/towels etc good quality. Alexandra, the owner, has thought of everything - there were teas/coffees/snacks in the kitchen and soaps/shampoo etc in the bathroom. Alexandra is friendly and helpful (even posted something back to me I forgot!) without being intrusive.

The location is great and the area quiet but everywhere in the city is within walking distance - though if you don't like walking the tram is not far from the apartment. We really appreciated the umbrella's on Friday when the rain poured. Nearby there are plenty of options for eating/drinking too. I would definitely book this place again if going to Edinburgh and I'm happy to recommend it.

Helen

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much Helen, glad your stay was a success!
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5

Very comfortable apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great 4 night stay at this apartment. It is close to restaurants, bars, a grocery store and the airport tram. It also has good bus service. We used the tram and the buses for longer excursions, but walked to all of the central Edinburgh attractions. The apartment itself is very quiet and there is little traffic on the street out front. The rooms are spacious. The kitchen and bathroom are modern and well equipped. The bed is very nice - high quality linens and a comfortable mattress. We liked that there were blackout curtains, too, although they were hardly necessary with the shutters.

Alexandra was a pleasure to deal with. It was easy to arrange to meet for check-in and she texted us to see if everything was going well. We would love to come back to Edinburgh and would very much like to stay at this apartment again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the review - so important to let our future guests view opinions of the stay. Alexandra 🌸
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5

Practically Perfect in Every Way!

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our time at Alexandra's flat that we may only come back to Edinburgh (our favorite city) when we can stay here again! The location is perfect - loads of restaurants, cafes, pubs, Tesco Metro, shops nearby. The flat is sumptuously furnished and decorated, and the bed is beyond comfortable! The flat also has a great, very spa-like bathroom and a nicely equipped kitchen. Alexandra is kind and most helpful. Truly, this flat is a gem and we can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! Alexandra 🌸
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5

Fabulous apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a long weekend break at the beginning of July. A great location in a quiet street near local shops, bars and restaurants. Alexandra worked around our arrival and departure times to ensure we were able to make the most of our stay in Edinburgh. The apartment was very clean, luxurious and comfortable. Everything was as described on the website. A small problem with a broken hairdryer- these things happen - was resolved promptly by Alexandra. I had every confidence that, should we have needed to get in touch with her for any other reason, she would respond professionally so we could relax and enjoy our stay.

The Cask and Barrel at the bottom of Broughton St is a good local British pub and drinks were half the price of the Conan Doyle at the top! The Olive Branch and the end of the street was excellent, as was the deep fried haggis in The Barony opposite. We had a lovely break, I would highly recommend you stay at this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the review - glad you sampled the haggis!! Alexandra 🌷
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Gorgeous apartment in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my partner stayed in Alex's beautiful apartment for a weekend in June. The place is so easy to get to from the airport, we took the tram and it was a short stroll to the front door.

First impressions of the apartment for the two of us was that we had secured a lovely place to reside in for a few days, it was sparkling clean throughout, we had fresh towels, coffee/teas and everything needed in the kitchen for cooking. Alex was extremely helpful on arrival telling us all we needed to know and she continued to help throughout the stay. We wanted to check out some Trad music and Alex was quick to respond to our text with recommendations.

All amenities are in a short walking distance, we walked everywhere and didn't take a taxi or bus once. Highlights were of course the beautiful place to stay but we have to include Edinburgh Castle (tip: book online to avoid ticket queues), Whiskey Tasting at the Royal Mile, getting lost whilst walking around the breaktaking old town and most definitely the lovely Pale Ales - which we had too many of :)

As a HomeAway owner myself I choose this property based on the gorgeous pictures and excellent reviews, all of which are very accurate. I would stay here again in the future and recommend to others also.

Thanks again Alex!

Alison

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Alison! As an owner yourself you understand the efforts made to keep a 5 star status and to try to accommodate every guest's arrivals/departures, all the while making sure that each and every guest has the best possible stay. From time to time I always make mention that every one of our reviews are from a past guest, as sometimes when I read them myself, I can't quite believe the responses! Thanks again! Alex 🌸
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Location

Edinburgh Castle
"The castle really is spectacular! "
Royal Mile
"Ancient and fascinating, The Royal Mile will evoke images of old Edinburgh life and times. ..."
National Gallery of Scotland
Holyroodhouse Palace
"The Queen's Edinburgh hoose - fabulous!"
National Museum of Scotland
"Beautiful!"
National Museum of Scotland
"Beautiful!"
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Royal Yacht Britannia
"My favourite attraction!"
Scottish National Gallery
Jenners - Edinburgh
"An institution!"
The Kitchin
Deacon Brodies Tavern
Harvey Nichols Forth Floor Restaurant
Fishers
"My favourite fish restaurant!"
The Basement
"2 mins walk and worth it!"
Usher Hall
L'escargot Bleu Restaurant
"Everyone loves this place and we even have guests travelling to stay and eat here - wow!"
The Ox
"2 mins walk and great high quality light food!"
The Riparian Rooms
"2 mins walk and a quality eatery!"
Treacle Bar and Kitchen
"Guests love this place - 2 mins!"
Valvona & Crolla Caffe Bar
"Posh coffee and snacks - 5 mins"
Steak on Stones
"5 mins and very popular with guests!"
Pomegranate
"My favourite middle eastern eatery!"
rivage
"10 min walk or cab. This Indian is the very best place in Edinburgh and when my guests go t..."
Thai Orchid
"Cab ride up the Royal Mile - my brother wouldn't go anywhere else!"
21212
"Very posh nosh 10 min walk - for special occasions!"
Number One at The Balmoral
"Just Superb! Very expensive but out of this world!"
Princes Street Gardens
"The castle on one side, stores on the other - an amazing space!"
Edinburgh Playhouse
"Fantastic theatre and 2 mins walk - always showing fantastic musicals!"
Omni Centre
"Movies and great food - 2 mins walk and handy for a rainy day!"
Royal Botanic Garden
"Away from the hub bur only a 15 min walk - just serenely beautiful!"
The Dome
"Beautiful place to have something to eat - snack or dine!"
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Great selection of bars bar/diners 2 mins walk.
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Numerous Courses
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Spoilt for choice!
Car: not necessary

Car Rental - We have 3 car rental companies - Avis - Enterprise - Budget - within a 2 minute walk.

Coast/Beach:

Beaches with an hour drive time.

Travel:

Tram Stop - York Place. www.edinburghtrams.com

Avis Rental 0.3 km ( 5 min walk )

Edinburgh Airport 12 km (20 mins)

Waverley Station 0.6 km

Car hire not essential

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Broughton, Edinburgh

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
1 Jun 2016 - 31 Jul 2016
2 night minimum stay
£140
for 2 nights
From
£70
 
 
Festival
1 Aug 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
 
 
Autumn/Winter
1 Sep 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£180
for 2 nights
From
£90
£630
 
 
Festive
20 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
£700
 
 
Winter
4 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£160
for 2 nights
From
£80
£560
 
 
Spring
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£180
for 2 nights
From
£90
 
 
Early Summer
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
£700
 
 
Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
£700
 
 
Festival
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
Autumn
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
£700
 
 
Winter
1 Nov 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£170
for 2 nights
From
£85
£595
 
 
Festive
19 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£240
for 2 nights
From
£120
£840
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
£900
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£180
for 2 nights
From
£90
£630
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £70

Booking Notes:
The apartment is strictly non-smoking. We try to co-ordinate our guests arrivals and departures to meet their needs. Walk to everywhere so no need for a car. Parking is free anywhere in Broughton Place - even permit spaces?! - from Friday 5.30 pm to Monday 8.00 am and weekdays from 6pm through to 8 am. If you want to leave your car in a free parking zone it would be best to search Broughton area free parking as it changes quite regularly.





Changeover Day:
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Edinburgh in Edinburgh and Lothians

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Contemporary Italian shower room with over head, body jet and hand held options.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Super king size antique brass and mother of pearl bed with finest linens and pillow choices. French oak furnishings and silk drapes. Walk-in wardrobe. Working shutters. Chandelier.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Teas/Coffee Provided - Luxury Hair/Shower Products Provided - Non Smoking. We try to co-ordinate arrivals and departures to meet our guests timings. 3rd Person by Request. Refundable Security Deposit - £70 Towels / Linen High quality linens and towels provided for your stay. Maid service available at extra cost.

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