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

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

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Oct 18, 2014
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
  • 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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Luxury Central Flat In Heart Of Edinburgh - Stunning Castle Views!
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+0044 -7710 754 563
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: HomeAway
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Luxury Central Flat In Heart Of Edinburgh - Stunning Castle Views!
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+0044 -7710 754 563
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: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Luxury Central Flat In Heart Of Edinburgh - Stunning Castle Views!
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+0044 -7710 754 563
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: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Luxury Central Flat In Heart Of Edinburgh - Stunning Castle Views!
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+0044 -7710 754 563
New Town Edinburgh
4

Very comfortable flat in a great location

  • 4 of 5
We really enjoyed this flat - it's a very central New Town location convenient to pretty much everything in Edinburgh. The flat is well furnished and comfortable. The kitchen is reasonably well equipped for most needs with a great pro-style range which we used to cook a number of our meals. The highlight was the gas fireplace which we used almost constantly when we were in the flat. Morris was a great landlord - he met us at the flat, showed us around the flat, and answered all our questions. Minor issues: we had problems with the Sky TV system on and off through our stay which isn't a big deal for us but might be for some people (Morris was planning to get someone in to look at this, so it may already be resolved). The bigger problem was street noise - the flat is on a busy street near several bars and clubs so we had ongoing noise from passing inebriates especially on the weekends. Other flats in the same building seemed to be rented by stag/hen parties on the weekends and this also generated a fair amount of noise. I don't think this would stop me from staying here again, just because it was such a nice flat and location.
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Hi Patrick, thanks for your feed-back so valuable to us! I just wanted to clarify on your main point about noise, as I'm sure it wasn't your intention to put people off, as you mention in relation to your own booking intentions at the end of your review, which I hope will serve to put it in perspective. The apartment is located on Edinburgh's most fashionable Georgian Street for shopping, bars and restaurants, has unprecedented views of Edinburgh Castle and couldn't be more central. It's something of a paradox that I receive many enquiries from potential guests interested in the central vicinity, but wishing for the serentity of a countryside retreat. It was a pity that one of the main secondary glazing panels in the master bedroom was removed for safety reasons just before your arrival and is now currently being replaced. I think on reflection that there was also a slight catch 22 situation, in that you encountered problems with the Skye TV reception (albeit very stormy weather during your stay), in so far as much better to be engaged in "your own relative noise" than to have to listen to that of others :) That said, I have stayed in many of Edinburgh's central hotels and can confirm that "human noise - pollution" as you mention, can and has been far worse! For example you can stay at a Premier Inn just a few blocks away (but for three times the rate and a fraction of the room size) with a view of a car park or a brick wall and yes it might be quieter.............And whilst on hotel comparisons, I'm afraid that it's the case that you never quite know who will be checked into the room next door, with reference to your comment on how the other apartments in the building are let. I can however confirm that these lets are a combination of individuals, families, corporate lets and naturally due to the central location, celebratory groups. The building is very strictly managed in this regard, and all groups prior to booking are sent a very strict list of conditions, as negotiated with the rental agency. I do hope this serves to clarify from the owners perspective, as I sincerely believe that the apartment represents incredible value for money both in terms of it's standard and amazing location. Best wishes and hope to welcome you both back on your next visit to Edinburgh. Morris Paton
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Luxury Central Flat In Heart Of Edinburgh - Stunning Castle Views!
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New Town Edinburgh
Martinez, CA - USA
5

Loved Edinburgh!

  • 5 of 5
Two friends and I stayed at this great apartment for four nights in October. The location was ideal and the apartment itself was just fabulous. Very clean, luxurious and outfitted perfectly. We all agreed that we wanted to live there! We used one of the city tour bus lines as our transportation since one of their stops was just two blocks away, and it was very convenient. We went on the literary pub tour and had a wonderful time. Recommend it! All in all we couldn't recommend this apartment more highly.
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Hi Suzanne,

Thank you for submitting such a positive review and so glad to hear that you also enjoyed "The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour", soon to be coming up for it's twentieth year in Edinburgh! You've made me realise that it would be a nice gesture to offer my guests in either of the two apartments in this building, a complimentary ticket for every booking made....thank you for planting the idea and we hope to see you back again at some point in the future. Best wishes, Morris
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Luxury Central Flat In Heart Of Edinburgh - Stunning Castle Views!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p453347vb
+0044 -7710 754 563
New Town Edinburgh
London
5

Amazing Accommodation!

  • 5 of 5
Stayed here for 3 nights during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with my girlfriend and best mate and we couldn't have found a better place. The 2 bedroom apartment is very spacious with contemporary design and all mod cons. The apartment was as described and the photos gave a great indication of what to expect (the lounge is huge). Great views of George Street and the Castle out the window with a balcony to boot. The place was clean and tidy and it felt like we were staying at someones home. Only a 10-20 minute walk to all the different Fringe venues which gave us an opportunity to see some great sites. Lots of great pubs and restaurants to choose from, literally spoiled for choice! Definitely would recommend this wonderful apartment to friends and family alike. If you are reading this review and still sitting on the fence trust me, you won't be disappointed, book it!
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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.

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2014
Sep 29 2014 - Dec 11 2014
4 night minimum stay
£175
£1,000
£2,200
 
 
Xmas & New Year
Dec 12 2014 - Jan 4 2015
4 night minimum stay
£275
From
£290
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,750
 
 
Winter
Jan 5 2015 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
£150
From
£175
Fri,Sat
£900
£2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2014
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
£175
From
£225
Fri,Sat
£1,100
£2,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
 
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
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£190
From
£225
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

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.

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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