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Lynn Lambert

Member since: 2004
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Speaks English

Grand, Georgian, Ground Floor Apartment & Perfect Luxury for Two

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Edinburgh - Special Georgian Apartment

Sleeps 2, ground floor, drawing room, kitchen/diner, ensuite bedroom, cloakroom

- refurbished to a luxurious standard and relatively new to the rental market

- unique blend of contemporary and Georgian accommodation in central Edinburgh

- a huge one bedroom, ground floor apartment with own front door

- fine period features including ornate cornice, plasterwork and working shutters

- entrance hall, with two grand plaster columns, leads to superb living spaces

- magnificent drawing room and beautiful ensuite bedroom

- cloakroom with shower, super kitchen with dining and seating area

- designed with the help of arguably Scotland's leading design team

- includes hotel quality bedlinen and towels, welcome pack and free internet access

- wonderful and romantic alternative to luxury hotel accommodation

- perfect just for two and we look forward to welcoming you

Central Edinburgh has so many historical and fascinating places to explore and it can all be done by foot from our property. Infact we advise leaving the car at home! New Town Edinburgh is a fabulous base whether visiting for the Edinburgh Festival or any other of the many other events held during the year. Open top bus rides, escorted walks, shopping and so much more can start from our doorstep. Head to nearby Leith to step on board the Royal Yacht Britannia or walk up The Mound into the Old Town along the Royal Mile leading to Edinburgh Castle - in time for the One O’clock gun. Guests are also very close to the many theatres, concert halls (including the Theatre Royal and The Usher Hall) and cinemas Edinburgh has to offer. For those seeking peace and tranquility there are nearby magnificent museums and galleries (including the Scottish and National Portrait Galleries) and the famous Botanic Gardens. Stockbridge with its antique shops, second-hand bookstores, vibrant cafe, bar and bistro atmosphere is a short walk away and it is here you can take a walk along the Water of Leith. We can provide our guests with lots of information on exploring Edinburgh City Centre and beyond and of course the many places to eat whether for lunch or an evening out. For comfort and location, Edinburgh self catering accommodation for couples does not get any better than this.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lynn Lambert (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Lynn Lambert

Edinburgh is not only my home town but also where I was married many years ago and we have many friends and family members living in and around the city. We have two grown up daughters who are now based in London but they try to visit Edinburgh when they can. Although we live in Norfolk, England we have excellent housekeepers (actually an aunt and uncle) who enjoy looking after our apartment and our guests. We are experienced property renters and owners and our homes are well cared for and maintained to an extremely high standard. So whether you are family, friends or new or returning guests everyone is assured of a warm welcome.

Lynn Lambert purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Lynn Lambert chose Edinburgh

We came across our apartment some years ago during one of our many visits to Edinburgh. It was for sale in a 'needs modernisation and updating' state and just around the corner from where we had our very first apartment when we were married in 1979. Being able to retrace our footsteps around Edinburgh - a great city that we love - is very special. We set about upgrading it but keeping all the wonderful Georgian details. Sadly, due to other commitments, we dont use it as much as we used to and therefore are very happy to now share it with our guests, family and friends. Its location and facilities are second to none enabling everyone who visits to relax in a gorgeous, huge apartment for the price of a small, bland hotel room.

What makes this apartment unique

Our apartment is so spacious - the entrance hall gives you the feeling of stepping into a grand Georgian country house. We love the period details, the high ceilings and looking out into Georgian Edinburgh from the front room and doorstep. We have been able to modernise and upgrade in a sensitive way. Its location, so close to all that Edinburgh City Centre has to offer, is also a huge plus and there are also so many great restaurants and pubs nearby to suit all budgets.

Reviews

4.9
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

Grand, Georgian, Ground Floor Apartment & Perfect Luxury for Two
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
5

Hidden gem in the heart of Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is a luxurious gem situated in the heart of Edinburgh. Not only is the location fantastic but the welcoming friendly touches made it extra special. Spotlessly clean, well maintained and a friendly and prompt communication service. Thank you Lynn!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for letting us know you appreciated our central location and the extra touches we offer. Will pass on your very kind comments to our housekeepers who put so much effort into making sure everyone feels welcome and comfortable upon arrival in their home town. Thanks again and all the very best.
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Redondo Beach, California, USA
5

Don't Tell Anyone!

  • 5 of 5

I’d like to keep this place a secret so that my wife and I will always be able to book here. But that would be unfair to Stephen and Lynn who have done such a wonderful job on their home and who helped make our recent eight-night stay a pleasure.

Best Location:

This was around my twentieth trip to Edinburgh, so I know the city reasonably well. In my opinion, 11 India Street’s location is perfect for visitors in that it’s a block away from the shops in New Town and a block away from Stockbridge, one of Edinburgh’s most appealing neighborhoods—and only a twenty-minute walk from Old Town and the Royal Mile.

Exquisite Accommodations:

I’m more critical than most because I’m an architect who’s done many homes and many interiors projects. 11 India Street is no layman’s do-it-yourself project: Stephen and Lynn’s extensive renovation was designed and overseen by professionals and was featured in a prestigious Scottish interiors magazine—it’s that good.

Impressive Value:

Having stayed in some of the best hotels in Edinburgh, I think it’s unlikely you’d find a hotel room of comparable quality for twice the money and you’d not find comparable space in a hotel suite for triple the money.

Extra Thoughtfulness:

Our hosts checked in with us before we left and upon our arrival, at which we received far more than the typical tea-and-coffee-and-wine package.

Look No Further:

Do enjoy your stay (but, please keep it a secret!).

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. It was our pleasure to welcome you both to Edinburgh all the way from California. We are thrilled you appreciated the design, furnishings and central location our place offers guests. Like you say, why pay for a hotel room when you can have a unique Georgian apartment to yourselves! We understand you travel around the world a lot but very much hope and look forward to sharing the apartment with you again upon any return visits to Edinburgh. Thanks again!
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Scottsdale, Arizona
5

Dream Come True!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many nice apartments throughout Europe, but this one was absolutely the cream of the crop. It has all been said by others .... the location, the accommodation, the ease of dealing with the owners. If you are lucky enough to stay here, you will always remember it as part of the magic of Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much - it is wonderful to receive your very kind comments about our apartment and also to read you enjoyed what we offer and its central location. We try to hard to make everyone feel welcome and make booking in as straightforward and informative as we can. We are so grateful you checked in to our apartment and it is really heart warming to know you have happy memories of your visit. All the best to you both.
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5

Fantastic Apartment, Close to everything

  • 5 of 5

I have just got round to writing a review - But there is not a lot I can add as to what already has been said.

The apartment is luxurious with all amenities that anyone would require.

Lovely small touches with quality products supplied.

We never even used the front room as the kitchen/sitting room was adequate for us.

We would thoroughly recommend renting this apartment. My Fiancée was blown away with the apartment & Edinburgh in general.

We used Kay's the local bar which though being small is very friendly. We used a couple of café's in the area also for breakfast/lunch.

We crammed so much into the 4 days we were there, what a fantastic city which we had visited many times but never really explored.

Visited Royal Yacht Britannia, Georgian house, Royal Mile & Holyrood, Edinburgh zoo, Botanical Gardens & took a bus tour too.

Edinburgh is so easy to get around on foot too, we certainly done plenty of walking & the weather was nice most of the time. Visit Leith, some fantastic restaurants & bars down by the water.

The owners really have set a benchmark in luxury apartments. If you get the opportunity you must stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed our apartment, its facilities and Edinburgh so much - even venturing further to Leith Shore and Stockbridge (which many guests don't have the chance to). You certainly packed a lot in and made the most of what is on offer for a short city break. Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review and we can only add how grateful we are you booked with us...should you return to Edinburgh please consider staying with us again!
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5

Even better than the pictures

  • 5 of 5

All of the glowing reviews are true, it is certainly the best place I have ever stayed. What doesn't really come across from the photos is the size of the apartment. How often do you see pictures that make places look bigger and better than they are? In the case of India Street, the opposite applies.

We went to Edinburgh to see the fringe, on entering the front door my wife announced that she wouldn't mind not going to some shows, she would be perfectly happy staying in.

I'm sure we will be back, and for longer, I think it will need two weeks to check out all of the eating & drinking establishments in Stockbridge alone.

Beautiful place, and a huge credit to Lynn & Stephen.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: How wonderful...you felt like staying in the apartment rather than going out to enjoy the Edinburgh Fringe! We know guests like yourselves really do enjoy the space and size and many comment on the huge hall with stone flagstones - like stepping into a castle they say! It is not a castle of course but we are thrilled when guests love the space and make themselves at home so they may enjoy what the city has to offer. Do please come back and explore more of Edinburgh and include Stockbridge - there are so many places to eat well and all nearby. Although Edinburgh always seems busy there are other times of the year to enjoy it - spring bulbs, autumn colour or even "Edinburgh's Christmas Market"! In the meantime, thanks so much for your very kind comments and its lovely to know you enjoyed your visit.
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5

Perfection (there are no other words).

  • 5 of 5

There are so many positive things to say about this wonderful place. The only hard part is figuring out where to start!

The location is out of this world; perfectly set on a picturesque quiet side street, but only a five minute walk to the heart of the action. There are beautiful parks surrounding the property. Simply breathtaking.

The apartment itself is the nicest condo/flat my husband and I have ever rented (and this includes fancy-pants boutique hotels that cost twice the price). Everything is perfect: the ridiculously comfortable bed, the amazingly decorated sitting rooms (yeah, I said rooms), the clean, fresh washrooms (there are TWO!), the designer kitchen. Out of this world.

But better than all that is the attention to detail by the owners. The flat is designer decorated but is comfortable; you feel at home as soon as you open the front door. They provide you with a 'started pack' so you don't have to rush out as soon as you arrive (genius idea on their part). They are available if you have questions. I emailed the owners to inquire about a North American converter for the electrical outlet. She indicated they didn't have one, but emailed me back within minutes to let me know where I could purchase one (the shop was less than a couple blocks from the flat), provided the price for the converter, the address of the store and the telephone number.

Simply the best customer service ever. I am in awe.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. Our aim is to make everyone as comfortable and welcome as they can possibly be - especially as many guests arrive after long flights. So pleased you like the central yet quiet location and agree the king size bed is very comfortable! It is hard to capture the space the kitchen and dining area provides and it's lovely to know you appreciated our welcome pack. We enjoy sharing the apartment and our hope is that guests take home special memories of it and Edinburgh no matter what time of year they visit. Thanks again!
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Location

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Waverley or Haymarket
Car: not necessary

Visitors flock to Edinburgh for its unique heritage and cosmopolitan environment and our much loved one bedroom apartment is the perfect choice for those couples looking for a special central base. Situated in a quiet position, in the very heart of the Edinburgh New Town, it is so close to everything the city has to offer. India Street is within walking distance of Edinburgh’s main entertainment, shopping and cultural facilities and all manner of restaurants and bars. It is one of Edinburgh's most gracious streets, running in a north/south direction down from Heriot Row. A short walk takes you to George Street and its wonderful shopping where you can then head to Princes Street towards The Mound, The Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle also taking in Princes Street Gardens. Only a couple of minutes away, you will find the village atmosphere of Stockbridge offers a lively variety of shops (including patisserie, cheesemonger, newsagent, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, swimming and library) all near the banks of the Water of Leith. A pleasant fifteen minute walk takes you to the Royal Botanic Gardens and Inverleith Park. We are conveniently located for Waverley and Haymarket Train Stations and a short walk from St Andrew’s Bus Station. A bus from the airport gets into the city centre in under half an hour. During your stay the local public transport systems provide access to all parts of the city and beyond. Taxis are plentiful and there are even rickshaws should you wish to hitch a ride. From nearby Waverley or Haymarket Stations, inter city trains travel throughout the United Kingdom. Available from summer 13, the apartment is an ideal base for those hoping to take in all that the Edinburgh has to offer. Book with us now for your Edinburgh vacation or visit to the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe during August.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in New Town, 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
 
Summer Special
11 Apr 2016 - 16 Jun 2016
3 night minimum stay
£405
for 3 nights
From
£135
From
£145
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£795
 
 
Summer
17 Jun 2016 - 28 Jul 2016
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
From
£150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£825
 
 
Festival Fun
29 Jul 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
4 night minimum stay
£740
for 4 nights
From
£185
£1,250
 
 
Autumn
1 Sep 2016 - 2 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£405
for 3 nights
From
£135
From
£145
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£825
 
 
Winter Special
3 Oct 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
From
£145
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£795
 
 
Festive 16
22 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
From
£175
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£985
 
 
Spring Special 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
From
£130
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£775
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

No booking fee or other charges (eg housekeeping) to the above rental rates
Price can include early access and late departure
Two nights are available with early access and late checkout Nov to April only
Weekly rental preferred during August but please email should you require a shorter visit
Welcome pack includes some breakfast provisions, tea, coffee, biscuits and bottle of wine

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 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 (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , underfloor heating, heated towel rail
    Cloakroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , underfloor heating, heated towel rail
  • Heated towel rails, underfloor heating, powerful showers, Italian tiling to walls and floors. Soft bath sheets and hand towels included. Cloakroom has large walk in shower and also a cupboard with washing machine.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , tv, ipod dock, ensuite
  • Designer furnishings, flooring, top quality bed and mattress, wardrobe, dressing table, huge wall mirror, wall mounted tv, hotel quality linen & towels, wooden blinds and luxurious wool curtains. So many of our guests mention how comfortable the bed is!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
Notes:
New designer kitchen with Fisher & Paykel dishwasher, fridge, oven and microwave. Hotel quality glassware, white crockery and plenty of cutlery and utensils for nights in. Outside: - there is meter parking but we recommend you leave the car at home to explore Edinburgh on foot - two steps from the cobbled street lead up to the impressive front door

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