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Contemporary 2 bedroom/2 bathroom, Georgian New Town apartment with garden

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Centrally located, walking distance of designer shops, bars, restaurants.

2A Hart Street is an exceptional two-bedroom, two-bathroom garden property that was completely refurbished in 2005 -and redecorated in 2017 - in a modern style that pleasingly and interestingly both contrasts with and yet complements the exterior of this fine Georgian building.

Just an easy 10 minute walk from Edinburgh’s famous Waverley Station, Princes Street, the five-star Balmoral Hotel and designer stores such as Harvey Nichols, Mulberry and Louis Vuitton, the flat could scarcely be more centrally situated. Its immediate environs of Broughton Street are both lively and individualistic. Life is lived here around the clock, but Hart Street itself is a quiet oasis.

The interior walls are mostly white, with a couple of contrasting pastel-coloured panels. The kitchen is state-of-the-art, whilst the living area has an inordinately, comfortable leather sofa and an alluring electric flame effect fire. The bedecked and remarkably light garden has a striking water feature.

GARDEN: The garden represents this apartment’s best hidden asset. Mostly decked and therefore very low-maintenance, its unusual, soothing rock water feature is the centrepiece. This space comes into its own in the spring and summer months, since, unlike so many New Town gardens it actually gets quite a lot of sun, especially in the late afternoons and evenings. Being west-facing, with no towering buildings to block the sun’s rays, it is a rare retreat in this part of Edinburgh. Throughout the year, however, the inspired outdoor lighting makes this tranquil terrace an inspired addition to the property.

HART STREET: Compared to very many streets in the New Town, the elegantly wide Hart Street is a haven. Located just off Broughton Street, to the south of Forth Street, it is covered with tarmac. (Tarmac is one of Scotland's great inventions so, unlike many roads around here, there is no rude awakening by the sound of rubber tyres – yet another great Scottish invention, by the way – rumbling over the cobbles!) Hart Street is part of an exquisite Georgian development which was conceived and overseen by Hugh Cairncross in the early 19th Century. Robert Adam (the most celebrated of all British Georgian architects) was in fact Cairncross's mentor.

Situated within the vibrant Broughton village, with its many interesting bars and restaurants and inspiring shops, the apartment is less than 15 minutes walk from the main Waverley station and Princes Street.

The flat is just 5 minutes on foot away from the prestigious John Lewis, Harvey Nichols and Jenners department stores, not to mention the venerable Italian delicatessen, Valvona & Crolla. Most key Festival and Fringe venues are within fairly easy reach and taxis are generally easily hailed from the nearby rank at the top of Leith Walk. There is a new Tesco Metro supermarket in Picardy Place, under 5 mins walk from the apartment. For those wishing to rent a car, Hertz have an office in Picardy Place too.

Edinburgh's main shopiing areas of Princes Street and George Street are likewise easily accessed on foot as are the galleries such as the National Gallery or the Royal Scottish Academy - as well as the the lively contemporary commercial galleries around Dundas Street in the New Town.

More Details

Owner
Lizzie Norton
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Easy to find at the end of the tram line. Basement apartment with beautiful backyard, which we weren't able to use for December wet, cool weather, but not frigid, making the Christmas Markets enjoyable. It was a pleasure to come 'home' to a warm, dry apartment. We didn't use any conveniences except the hot water kettle for tea or coffee, thanks for the milk. Enjoyed the fireplace and cozy TV room.



Lizzie, the owner was very pleasant in her emails and my one call to her. Diane, was like a long lost relative. Her welcome was very warm and I felt we could call on her with any problem, and she'd be to our rescue. So nice to have good wifi to checkin with home.



Nice large beds, one a king the other a queen with nice linens and super pillows. I'm use to a softer bed, but really fell exhausted every night. It was nice to have two bathrooms, though I decided to use the bathroom with a shower and not risk the slick tub, but that was a personal preference, and with only daughter and granddaughter, that was no problem.



We did use a taxi a couple of times, which we found easily on Broughton Street, and took Bus 8 home. But when we bought a Family All Bus Day pass for 7.50£, good for 2 Adults and 2 Children...good value and make it easy to take the bus home. Also took Bus 15 to Roslyn to Rosslyne Chapel, all for that same one day pass cost. Loved the tartan bus interiors. One of our favorites outings was tea at Anteaques, and lunch at White Hart Inn. Was disappointed in the Gardeners Cottage. Loved the Castle, and Mary King Close tour



Edinburgh was near enchanted. The first time we heard a bagpiper in the distance was an incredible feeling. Loved hunting for our family tartan. Can't wait to go back...and to our Edinburgh home!
Dec 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in New Town in Edinburgh

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite shower - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom (2.29m x 1.65m – 7'6' x 5'5'). The stylish L-shaped bathroom, located off the entrance corridor, has Italian grey stone tiles contrasted by a large, white, deep bathtub, and matching WC and wash-hand basin, as well as a good shaft of daylight through a frosted-glass window. There is a newly installed electric shower above the bath. The master bedroom has its own en-suite shower room with a highly efficient shower, wash-hand basin and WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ensuite shower/wc
  • Master Bedroom with en-suite shower room (4.22m x 4.16m – 13'10' x 13'8'). Remarkably light and quiet, this very spacious bedroom is furnished with a vast custom-made super king-size double bed. It is fitted with wooden Venetian blinds and heavy curtains, along with a spacious wardrobe and chest-height chest-of-drawers. It has its own en-suite shower room with a highly efficient shower, wash-hand basin and WC. Second Bedroom (4.08m x 2.93m – 13'5' x 9'7'). Situated to the rear of the property, with its own access to the garden, this light and airy room benefits from a comfortable king-size double bed and a large walk-in wardrobe.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
Notes:
Open-plan kitchen/living room (7.85m x 3.78m - 2'9' x 12'5'). This is a superb, modern-looking, oak-floored space with double French doors facing west, giving access to the stylish, decked garden with its mesmerising rock-hewn water feature. The living area, which focuses around a large modern, log-effect gas fire, has a big leather sofa for lounging, a number of leather/suede cubes and an expandable dining table which can seat up to six. It is equipped with flat-screen LCD Smart TV, set-top box, DAB Radio, Ipod Docking Station and Broadband WiFi internet connection. The subtle lighting is controlled by dimmer switches. The cleverly-lit kitchen area has an extensive set of contrasting aluminium and white fitted units with granite and solid oak work surfaces. There is a stainless steel, six-ring professional range with oven and extractor hood, as well as a dishwasher, refrigerator and separate freezer. Nespresso machine.

Reviews

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Contemporary 2 bedroom/2 bathroom, Georgian New Town apartment with garden
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Seattle, WA
5

Outstanding space and location

  • 5 of 5

...and the beds were great too. The neighborhood was full of terrific restaurants and the garden was a wonderful bonus in the warm sunny weather we had. I can't imagine a better apartment in Edinburgh!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable apartment, well located near a grocery store and public transportation options. I appreciated being away from the hubbub of the Royal Mile but still within easy walking distance. The back deck is a lovely feature. Kitchen was well stocked and the dishwasher was a pleasant surprise. We did run out of sugar for tea as it was low upon arrival and there was no laundry detergent for the washer but not sure the latter is expected? Beds were comfortable. Would definitely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arden, NC / USA
5

Wonderful, simply wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Clean, comfortable, quiet, and modern.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect apartment and location!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for providing a wonderful home for our stay in Edinburgh. The apartment had every accommodation we could have asked for and was very luxurious! The location was perfect and we would recommend to couples or families! Diane was also very helpful and made sure we had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cozy garden unit

  • 5 of 5

Great place- quiet, homey, comfortable, packed with lots to help explore the area. Great location to explore Edinburough as well, wish we had more time to do so!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Centrally located, good sized propery

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights in Lizzie's apartment just before Christmas. Diane, the manager, was very accommodating for our early arrival, especially after our flight landed on time and the tram was on time, meaning we were earlier than expected!

The apartment is very spacious, much bigger than it appears on the pictures. The main attraction for us was the central location. A 5 minute walk from the last tram stop and a 10 minute walk to Princes Street yet this was a really quiet location.

Being a colder time of the year, a concern might be whether the apartment would be warm enough - it was! In fact it was nice to stay in an apartment where it was necessary to turn the heating down, rather than up.

We stayed as a family of three and would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Edinburgh Waverley
Car: not necessary

Situated in the heart of Edinburgh New Town, this apartment is an ideal choice for its close proximity to shopping, galleries, bars & restaurants - all within a short walk. It is also conveniently located for grocery stores, wine merchants, florists, newsagents, banks, etc. In all, the perfect location for a short break in this exciting, cultural city.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in New Town, Edinburgh and Lothians

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
 
High Season
1 Jun 2018 - 2 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£630
for 3 nights
From
£210
From
£295
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
FESTIVAL
3 Aug 2018 - 28 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Autumn
29 Aug 2018 - 1 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£510
for 3 nights
From
£170
From
£240
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn
2 Oct 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£330
for 2 nights
From
£165
From
£225
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
5 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£190
for 2 nights
From
£95
From
£195
Fri,Sat,Sun
£585
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,080
for 5 nights
From
£200
From
£280
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
2 Jan 2019 - 21 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
£190
for 2 nights
From
£95
From
£195
Fri,Sat,Sun
£595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
22 Feb 2019 - 17 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
From
£225
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
18 Apr 2019 - 22 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£585
for 3 nights
From
£195
From
£245
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
23 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£510
for 3 nights
From
£170
From
£240
Fri,Sun
£1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Bank Holiday Weekends: 3-4 nights minimum stay

FESTIVAL - will accept bookings that fill gaps in Calendar

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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