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Luxury Central Flat In Heart Of Edinburgh - Stunning Castle Views!

Luxury Central Flat In Heart Of Edinburgh - Stunning Castle Views!

Overview

Property Details

Updated: May 14, 2015
Two Bedroom, Two Bathroom, Master On-suite, Immpecable Decor

Stunning city centre apartment with amazing views of Edinburgh Castle in the heart of Edinburgh. New on the market, this is an amazing opportunity to be at the heart of the action for both the largest arts festival in the world, The Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh's Christmas & Hogmannay celebrations. Just minutes walk from the main venues and cultural/historical attractions, German markets, ice rink and big whee etc for the festive hols, and surrounded by the best shopping, bars and restaurants, this is all about location, location, location! Pleasant walks can be enjoyed nearby along the Water of Leith walkway, Inverleith Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens while there is convenient road access to the west leading to the city bypass, Edinburgh International Airport and central Scotland’s motorway network. Waverley Train Station is also within a short walk.

The apartment opens into a square reception hall providing access to all rooms. To the front of the flat and with a southerly aspect from its twin sash and case windows is a magnificent drawing room featuring a gas fire with iron grate and pretty timber mantle, dado panelling and delicate plaster work. A glazed door provides secondary access from the drawing room into a striking breakfasting kitchen fitted with an attractive range of painted timber units topped with thick granite surfaces and incorporating a full range of integrated Baumatic appliances including a recessed range cooker set within a bespoke pediment, oven/grill, and microwave as well as a AEG washing machine and full height fridge/freezer. The kitchen is well equipped to a high standard with everything you might need to make your visit more like home.

The bedrooms comprise a generously proportioned master bedroom with dual aspect views towards the castle and features secondary double glazing while also benefitting from a luxurious en suite shower room. The second double bedroom has full working shutters and is served by an equally well fitted bathroom off the hall. There is currenly also a double bed in the second bedroom, but for a rental of one week or more than this can be switched to two singles. There is also the option of a pull-out bed for a fifth guest or over night visitor (rates vary depending on total groups size and time of year). The apartment is located on the second floor of the building - one of the first tenements to go up in The Georgian 'New Town' designed by the architect of The New Town, James Craig in approx 1790.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I've owned another property in this building for more than ten years, both as my home and as a rental (also listed on VRBO). When the opportunity came up to purchase the apartment directly below mine, in November 2012, the family were mobilised. It provides future clients with the option of renting both together for larger groups, and is also a different lay-out to my original apartment on a lower level, which in the absence of an elevator will provide another option to our visitors.

I worked as an actor for many years and as a radio broadcaster on the BBC, presenting arts programmes. I'm also very interested in cultural tourism projects and in 1996 created The infamous 'Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour' - an award winning tour performed by professional actors. It runs throughout the year and Rick Steves, presenter of travel programmes USA wide, is quoted as saying in a recent review, 'for an entertaining insight into the greats of Scottish literature, served up with new friends, good beer, and lots of laughs, The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour is my vote for the best way to spend an Edinburgh Evening!' so can't be bad!! Let me know if your interested in going on the tour at check-in and I can reserve you a slot for a special discounted rate.

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12 Reviews

4.9
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Luxury Central Flat In Heart Of Edinburgh - Stunning Castle Views!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p453347vb
-+44 7710754563
New Town Edinburgh
Rye, NY
5

Beautiful apartment in a great location!

  • 5 of 5
Our family was in town for a wedding. Since we have two boys, a hotel room was just not enough space or convenience. This apartment had everything we needed for our stay and the management could not have been more accommodating. Loved the city center location so no need for a car. We would happily stay here again when we return to Edinburgh.
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Luxury Central Flat In Heart Of Edinburgh - Stunning Castle Views!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p453347vb
-+44 7710754563
New Town Edinburgh
Aberdeenshire
5

High End Apartment with fantastic central location

  • 5 of 5
This apartment suited our needs perfectly. Our daughter and her fiancée shared it with us and it was very well suited to two couples sharing each having their own bathroom. Although we only ate breakfast here and one lunch, it was extremely well equipped with good quality crockery etc. The only slight negative would be noise from busy George Street but for the central location we were happy to put up with some noise.
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Luxury Central Flat In Heart Of Edinburgh - Stunning Castle Views!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p453347vb
-+44 7710754563
New Town Edinburgh
Westport, CT, U.S.A.
5

Visiting Mom of International University Student

  • 5 of 5
This pretty, well kept two BR apartment was exactly what I needed for my week's stay. With a child studying at the University for four years, I make at least two trips a year to Edinburgh and was getting tired of staying in hotels. I was also coming by myself and wanted to be centrally located to "everything". However, had my husband and other two children come with me, in addition to all of us enjoying the location, this apartment would have been a perfect fit for us. This charming apartment allowed me to have a "home away from home" and I used the gourmet kitchen to host a small dinner party. I asked Morris for an electric handheld mixer so I could make a cake (I brought my own pans) and he graciously provided it from another property he manages. It was also a treat to fix light breakfasts and lunches for myself and provide a temporary getaway for my daughter from the college life. Because of it's location I was able to finally explore New Town and discover it's restaurants, boutiques and museums while being close enough to Old Town and the University when I needed to quickly pop over and visit my child. For great meals I didn't have to walk far - I particularly enjoyed The Living Room which is literally a few steps around the corner. I also took advantage of the private gardens that are easily accessible down the street for a quick visit when I needed some greenery . To me the city is easily walkable so I didn't use public transportation (the occasional taxi at night) but I did use the tram, which is close by on Princes Street, to get back to the airport when it was, sadly, time to leave. I would highly recommend this apartment and look forward to returning one day soon.
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. It's always great to get feed-back, never mind such positive and considerate contemplation of your experience at the apartment. It makes it all so much more worth while and I look forward to your return! Haste ye back!

Regards

Morris

regards

Morris
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Luxury Central Flat In Heart Of Edinburgh - Stunning Castle Views!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p453347vb
-+44 7710754563
New Town Edinburgh
5

Great location

  • 5 of 5
Beautifully decorated apartment in the best location, very comfortable with all the necessary amenities. Great restaurants in the neighborhood, easy access to the sights .... A gem!
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Luxury Central Flat In Heart Of Edinburgh - Stunning Castle Views!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p453347vb
-+44 7710754563
New Town Edinburgh
Leamington Spa
5

Central and Luxurious

  • 5 of 5
Great location.
Luxurious old apartment with character features.
Good for two couples (2 bathrooms).
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
business
Luxury Central Flat In Heart Of Edinburgh - Stunning Castle Views!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p453347vb
-+44 7710754563
New Town Edinburgh
5

Perfect location for Edinburgh!

  • 5 of 5
Just finished a fabulous stay in Edinburgh and can't say enough about this flat. It was minutes to all the sights and transportation. Didn't cook any but there was a beautiful kitchen with everything you could need! The mention of street noise in other post is not enough to keep anyone from renting. It's part of being part of a city! We enjoyed Tonic next door and met many locals there! It was 1 block from our daughters flat so that made spending time with her very easy! The city itself is friendly and easy to navigate, hope we get to come back soon!
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers

Location

From the Owner

Location is everything and sits in the heart of Edinburgh's stylish and atmospheric George Street surrounded by great services, shopping and amenities. It has stunning views of Edinburgh Castle. It has history, as one of the original buildings to be designed by the architect James Craig ( father of Edinburgh's New Town). It has access to residents private gardens, an oasis in the heart of the city just 2 mins from the front door, such a bonus in the summer months.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Edinburgh at 5 Miles Nearest Barpub : at 25 Metres Nearest Ferry : at 3 Miles Nearest Golf : at 1 Miles Nearest Train : at 1000 Metres Nearest Motorway : at 3 Miles Nearest Ski : at 50 Miles Nearest Beach : at 1 Miles Car: not necessary

Now booking for the largest arts festival in the world The Edinburgh International Festival & throughout the year! The best views of Edinburgh Castle from the apartment, including the end of festival spectacular fireworks display from castle ramparts - dates still available. Minutes walk from all festive major attractions including; castle, museums and galleries, Christmas market and Hogmannay festival events. It is a 5 star luxury apartment with all the amenities you would expect from a property of this calibre. City centre living but with 'sound-proofing' in Master bedroom and working shutters. Private garden for residents only just 2 mins walk, surrounded by great shopping, restaurants and bars.

Hopefully more people can now have the chance of experiencing this luxury apartment right in the heart of the city with the new winter rates! As Winter approaches, this apartment is not only warm as toast, but has the added benefits of underfloor heating in the bathroom and a wonderful steam/turkish power shower. The street atmosphere in December becomes very festive, with xmas street decorations and winter fiestas, markets and sometimes organized street parties.

Availability

From £175 Per night

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2015
May 1 2015 - Jul 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
£290
From
£325
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,950
£6,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £50 per night, per additional guest
 
High (Edinburgh Festival)
Aug 1 2015 - Sep 10 2015
5 night minimum stay
£325
From
£350
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,100
£8,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £50 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2015
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
£175
£1,100
£2,200
 
 
Xmas & New Year
Dec 13 2015 - Jan 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
£275
From
£290
Fri,Sat
£1,900
£6,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£175
From
£200
Fri,Sat
£1,200
£4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit £400.00

All rates are subject to time of year and group size. All rates inclusive of all other charges, towels and linen. Additional fifth person premium of £25.00 per night. late check-in on request, after 19.00pm there is a fee of £50.00. The same fee of £50.00 applies for unauthorised late check-out, which will be deducted from deposit.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

From the Owner

Stunning view of Edinburgh Castle Unbeatable central location, just minutes walk to major cultural & historical venues. Fantastic location in which to enjoy The Edinburgh International Festival (the largest arts festival in the world).

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Monument View

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 42 m²

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 1
  • Master bedroom, contemporary decor, secondary glazing, high-end mattress, fine sheets and linen, large wardrobe. large Bathroom ensuite; shower and plenty of storage space.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Two luxury flats are available in the same building, perfect for larger family events, weddings or special occassions. combined can sleep up to ten people! details on request.

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