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Lynn Lambert

Member since: 2004
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Grand, Georgian, Ground Floor Apartment & Perfect Luxury for Two

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

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in New Town - 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 20 holidaymaker reviews

Grand, Georgian, Ground Floor Apartment & Perfect Luxury for Two
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
5

Wonderful backdrop to an unforgettable vacation in Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at 11 India Street. The apartment was a "wow" - beautiful interior, tastefully decorated, elegant and still very homey. The master bedroom ensuite was luxurious, comfortable, pampering - the bed and linens were so cozy, the shower fantastic - and that whole side of the home had sun streaming in every morning. The kitchen+ den were where we spent most of our time (honestly, we hardly set foot in the living room) and we were very comfortable with the space and all the things that were provided for us. But even better than all of that was the location, location, location. The street itself was elegant as was the close neighborhood. And we walked everywhere - to shop, to the Fringe festival venues, to restaurants, to meet up with our tours, even to the airport tram on the last day. We were very lucky with a week of fantastic weather, so we took advantage and walked as much as we could, and the location of the apartment lent itself to getting to know Edinburgh on foot. (And thanks to Lynn and Stephen for your recommendations, particularly for the Rabbies full-day tour.) To give some context to our review - one of us is a real critic of hotels and has frequently asked to move rooms or made complaints - we have not one complaint about 11 India St and would highly recommend it - and of course, we would love to return. Thank you to Lynn and Stephen for accommodating us so graciously.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay and a huge thank you for your very kind comments especially about our recommendations and the comfort we offer. We love sharing our place and introducing guests to Edinburgh and festival time is just so much fun! It really is wonderful to know you put on your walking shoes as it really is the best way to get around. Do come back as there must be lots more places for you to explore and enjoy. Safe travels til then and thanks again.
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5

Simply Pefect!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you walk in the door you know you've made the right decision. The apartment was beautiful, spacious, clean and well appointed. The owners Lynn & Stephen have gone out of their way to think of everything you could need to make your stay enjoyable and stress free. It was especially nice that they provided some basic staples such as eggs, bread and milk as well as a welcome scotch and wine after a long day of travel.

The location is wonderful. You're in the heart of everything that is New Town without being right in the middle of a more congested area. Many shops and restaurants are nearby and Lynn & Stephen provided a very thorough list of suggestions for dining and shopping.

We would not hesitate to recommend a stay in their perfect home and would stay there again on return to Edinburgh.

Regards,

Tim Jenkins & Peter Joyce

Chicago, IL

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both so much for your very kind words. We really do enjoy sharing the apartment and introducing our guests to all that Edinburgh offers its visitors. The nearby neighbourhood of Stockbridge is a gem that guests appreciate exploring yet our central location means you are so close to all the sights. Glad you enjoyed a whisky nightcap - exactly what the decanter is for! Do come back and visit us as you'll receive another warm welcome. Thanks again and all the best.
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Top End in Central Updated Georgian

  • 5 of 5

We ended a three-month European travel with a luxuious week in this updated Georgian apartment right off Heriot and Queen Street Gardens. Lynn has ensured the apartment is very comfortable and functional. We had already spent two weeks in Ediburgh and knew this prime location would be perfect to zero in on our most wanted list. Walk down into Stockbridge or up into the City Centre. Easy access along the Water of Leith to the Royal Botanic Garden in one direction or the National Gallery of Modern Art in the other.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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AMAZING Apartment, the best place we have ever stayed

  • 5 of 5

Gosh where do I start, I knew this apartment was something special by the photos advertising it but the photos can never do it justice. It is STUNNING and absolute high end quality that I have never seen before in a holiday rental.

The communication from Lynn was fantastic which made the booking very easy and I was reassured before we arrived in Edinburgh that everything was going to be perfect and it was.

The location made the trip even better as although we love all the tourist attractions Edinburgh has to offer which are all just a short walk away, Stockbridge was new to us and we really loved it and ended up spending as much time there.

Loved Kay's Bar and Scran and Scallie and couldn't believe we actually did meet Tom Kitchen there who kindly let us have a photo with him.

Thank you Lynn for creating such a special place to stay, we were so sad leaving on Monday but will definitely be back in the near future ☺️

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Its really is great to read you enjoyed your stay and had such a super time based in our apartment...including meeting a top Scottish chef, how wonderful! We love introducing Edinburgh and nearby Stockbridge to our guests and its marvellous that you took us up on dining suggestions. We would look forward to welcoming you back at any time. Thanks again, your comments are very much appreciated.
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Very high quality throughout the apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a first class apartment, thoughtfully equipped and extremely comfortable throughout. It is quiet yet ver conveniently placed for city centre as well as delightful district of Stockbridge, with all their facilities. It simply couldn't be better.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Our guests appreciate being so central yet also within walking distance of all that Stockbridge offers - the local shopping, cafes, bars and restaurants along with a friendly Sunday market.
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This place will make you smile!

  • 5 of 5

All the good reviews we had read about this property turned out to be completely accurate. The owners, Lynn and Stephen, exceeded all our expectations for comfort, hospitality, and value. We hope to return to Edinburgh, mainly to stay at this address again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us after travelling all the way from Sarasota! Our aim is to make everyone feel extremely welcome and our hope is that all guests find our place the perfect spot from which to enjoy all that Edinburgh has to offer. Hope to welcome you back, 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
 
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 New Town 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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