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Botanic Garden Apartment. Spacious, unique features, location, home in the city

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Victorian building with original features, marble fireplaces, high ceilings


May 2017 Bec: 'We had a fantastic stay at Dee's in the gorgeous Edinburgh. Will defiantly be back!'

Sept 2016 Jenni "Dee was there to greet us as we arrived at the apartment which is absolutely stunning. Everything was there for us, even coffee and some fresh fruit. Bus stops to town are on the main street outside which made it really great for us dancers who after a long day in the studio, don't want to be walking miles to get back to base. Beds are super comfortable, the flat is spacious and light, quiet and warm. Would definitely go back.'

The space

High ceilings, big marble fireplaces, original art and an eclectic collection of books make this flat special. This is part of my home, that has been converted into a completely self contained flat.

This is a big apartment, 5.08m x 3.85m master bedroom, 5.08m x 3.76m double bedroom and 8.23m x5.15m living room/kitchen, plenty of space to feel at home and relax without tripping over each other!

I have three stars under the Scottish Tourist Board listing.

Guest access

Two large bedrooms, one with a comfortable king size bed and one with twin beds, with comfortable sprung mattresses. Cotten linen and towels provided. The bedrooms are quite, west facing and look over the gardens at the back of the property

Large living room come kitchen diner. The small kitchen in a cupboard has two electric burners, an oven microwave and is fully equipped to a high standard, kettle, toaster, fridge. Ideal for breakfast and quick meals or a full roast dinner.

Family bathroom with shower over the bath.

Interaction with guests

I live nearby and try to meet guests when they arrive. There is information in the flat about the city, parking ( there is free parking a four minute walk away) and local transport. This is a great neighbourhood, and will give you a real feeling of being part of the city.

The neighbourhood

This is a buzzing neighbourhood with a laid back feel. Fishmonger, local shops, baker, florist, chemist, banks, second hand shops and cafes, restaurants and takeaway all across the road. You can even have a hot stone massage or visit the hairdresser.

A the top of the street on Ferry road, there is the Herringbone wine bar and restaurant, lovely for breakfasts and evening meals. Also In Touch, a long established and hugely popular Indian restaurant.

The Botanic Gardens and Inverleith Park are minutes away. Out door gym and tennis in the park.

Edinburgh is linked by cycle tracks, many on disused railway lines, lovely to cycle on or to walk. There is easy access from the apartment onto the cycle paths. Bike rental is easy to arrange with one of the local companies.

Free parking available four minutes away at the top of the street. The city tours open top bus stops on the street and there is a bus every 10 minutes to the center of town.

Getting around

The no 23/27 and 8 bus stops right opposite the flat. Electronic displays at the bus stops tell you when the next bus is due. They provide a very regular service to the city centre and the Royal Mile every 10 mins or so. It takes 8 minutes to get into the centre by bus or 20 min to walk. There is free curb side parking at the top of the street. The city open top bus tour stops on the street.

If at all possible I would advise against driving in the city, parking is really expensive and difficult, most locals use the really good bus service.

Other things to note

Bed linen and towels are provided. Blankets and hot water bottles ( only needed in the winter or for duvet days!)

There are three steps up to the front door. Please note that the kitchen is small, but well equipped.

If you would like to check in before 4 pm please ask, if the apartment is free the day before, you are welcome, I will always try to accommodate you.

I ask that outdoor shoes are not worn in the apartment

House Rules

No smoking

Not suitable for pets

No parties or events

Check in is anytime after 4PM

There are neighbours above and below so please no loud parties or music. If anything gets broken please let us know so that we can replace before our next guests. No more than four people to sleep in flat. No smoking or pets. Please do not wear out door shoes in the flat.

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Member since: 2017
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Calendar last updated:
12 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Warriston in Edinburgh

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Botanic Garden Apartment. Spacious, unique features, location, home in the city
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

Very spacious apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with family for a week and we all had a great time. It was lovely to be near to the City Centre but still to be in a proper neighbourhood, not full of tourists. We enjoyed the Botanic Garden, (10 minutes walk) and walked to Leith on the old railway and the Water of Leith

We had a good meal at the local BYO Indian restaurant and an even better meal at Herringbone, at the top of the road.

It must be one of the nearest areas to the centre where you can park for free!

When we came back to the apartment we relaxed on the comfy sofas and played Quest, a quiz about Scotland. Before retiring to the equally comfortable beds. Although situated on a busy road the apartment was very quiet with a lovely aspect at the back over the gardens.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable and a great location - highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We will come back I am sure

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, light and lovely bedrooms and a short walk from the Botanical Gardens.

  • 4 of 5

This is a great place to stay if you plan to be out all day but the front room looks right onto a busy road (quieter at the weekend). We got some noise from the neighbours overhead but we are early to bed! Dee was extremely helpful and access to the town centre is brilliant. A nonstick saucepan for scrambling eggs would be useful!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A non stick pan is already winging its way into the flat. One does occasionally hear neighbours in city flats, it rarely happens in my one as these big Victorian houses are well insulated with very high ceilings and the neighbours are respectful . I think it was after 7am one morning when you heard noises. You mentioned it and it didn’t happen again. Thank you for booking
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Very good location, large apartment with plenty of room for 4 adults

  • 5 of 5

Very good. However, no washing machine and limited cooking equipment

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The washing machine is in the twin bedroom, in the built in cupboard and information about it is in the property information pack. The kitchen area is small, there is a cupboard to left if sink area with the toaster, nutri bullet, coffee machine etc, I hope you found that. I do have photos and information regarding this on the site, I will review it and make sure it is accurate . Thank you for your feedback I am always available to answer quiries during a stay
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Mooi appartement in een mooie buurt.

  • 4 of 5

Alles aanwezig. Dee is een vriendelijke, behulpzame eigenares. Bus stopt voor de deur.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Consigliabile, ottimo alloggio

  • 4 of 5

Bella casa, migliorabile l'arredamento del soggiorno ( per renderlo più accogliente ) . Grandi stanze. Migliorare regolazione del caldo ( troppo freddo ). Buona la pulizia e la dotazione di biancheria.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Edinburgh Waverley Station
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: not necessary

This is a lovely area to walk around. Recently listed by the Times property pages as the most desirable street to live in Edinburgh.

Lovely Georgian houses and gardens running down to the Botanic gardens and Inverleith park. On Sunday the Farmers market in Stockbridge is a great place to stroll to. It takes about 20 minutes to walk to the market and you get a real feel of local life, and have a great coffee.

The city cycle track that crosses Edinburgh can be picked up close to the apartment, and it is an easy cycle ride to the Leith docks for a bowl of mussels and some lovely wine.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £30
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Please no smoking in the apartment or in the garden area.
No pets unless by special arrangement
There are neighbours above and below the apartment, so strictly no parties or loud music
Please let me know if there are any breakages so that I can replace for the next guests

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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