Centrally located yet in a quiet area- ideal for exploring Edinburgh
About Russell Ogg
Born and raised in Edinburgh I live within walking distance of the property listed here. I have a few business interests but undoubtedly the one that is most fun is the holiday lettings we offer. This is our second flat and having learnt a few lessons on the way I hope we can offer our guests an excellent experience in the time they spend in Edinburgh.
Russell Ogg purchased this Apartment in 2014
Why Russell Ogg chose Bonnington
Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, provides a wonderful and interesting place to stay and explore. The property here provides an ideal base to do this from- 10 minutes to the Old Town, Stockbridge, Leith and set in the New Town- it provides an excellent place to find experience the city. It is a town of contrasts, maybe best illustrated by the slightly chaotic nature of the Old Town, around the castle and High Street versus the comparative order of the New Town with it's Georgian architecture and grid like street layout. Edinburgh is world renowned for it's Festival and Fringe - making the month of August colourful and vibrant. It is also the first city to be a UNESCO city of Literature - and this is what the property here draws on. The property is based in a street that was used as the basis for the novels by Alexander McCall Smith. There are several nods to Edinburgh writers of the past and a small collection of Edinburgh novels available to acquaint, or reacquaint, yourself with. Edinburgh is well served by transport links but is also a City that is easy to walk around in. It provides a safe environment and while by no means flat it is well served with coffee houses, deli's, restaurants and bars if you need a break in proceedings. Again the flat here provides a good range of amenities close on hand. The areas close by such as East Lothain and Fife are very attractive parts of the Scotland and both of these are a golfers paradise while at the same time providing stunning countryside and picturesque coastal areas. Both are accessible by car or train and with a station only 1km or so away this makes this quite straightforward. The property is one we take a deal of pride in and we hope this shows in the standard of decor and accommodation we can provide.
What makes this Apartment unique
The property is situated in a wonderfully quiet area of the central part of Edinburgh. This makes it ideal for those that want access to the town yet may be a lighter sleeper. The back bedroom indeed backs on to a garden with no traffic on it at all- not necessarily the norm in central Edinburgh.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Short weekend stay
Great place, friendly host, clean and in a good location
Sweet basement flat in a great location. Very charming.
Stay in Edinburgh
Wonderful basement apartment. Spacious rooms and living area. Well situated to old town. Beautiful neighborhood. Check out the Cumberland Pub around the corner. Got eats and beer at a reasonable price. People were very friendly
Thanks David- Glad you enjoyed your stay and the Cumberland is spot on
Location is spectacular
The location was wonderful, just a short walk to the mile, old town, etc. Communication was a bit spotty during our stay, otherwise we really enjoyed our visit.
Felt a little like a local
Loved the location (close to stuff but a little hike up the hill) of this property and the setup was perfect for our family of four which included two toddlers. It was nicely organized and charming in its decor. Making breakfast wasn’t an issue and it was nice to have a washer. The fact that the flat was below street level wasn’t an issue and there was a fair amount of bright light that lit the house. Russel and Eddie were top notch in taking care of any issues and accommodating us.
Although we enjoyed our stay overall it does need a little updating or deep cleaning as some of the furniture is becoming worn, a few pots and pans need replacing, some walls need washing or touch ups. It was also fairly musty smelling but it seems that is more typical for a old building with a garden flat in the city. Not enough to cause issues but if you’re sensitive to smells should be known. Would only suggest a dehumidifier and/or incense for renters to use. It would also be nice to have an option for a light top sheet as the blankets and comforter are a little too warm/heavy sometimes. However, these few things aren’t big enough of an issue and would recommend this flat to others. If we’re ever back in the city we’ll look up Russell’s place again.
Great location and a cosy flat
A cosy flat in a great location at the east-end of New Town. 10-15 minutes walk from Princes Street and all the attractions. In the other direction Stockbridge is close and great for coffee shops, etc. Car parking on a meter, but free from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm - so it suited me for what I wanted to do. The master bedroom is light and airy and the lounge is comfortable. The kitchen and bathroom are rather small and functional, but this is absolutely not a problem, and the whole flat is clean and well-appointed. The communications were excellent and I was met at the apartment on check in.
Thanks for this Andrew. Glad the stay worked well for you. Just to say we can arrange car parking if guests need it but glad it wasn't an issue in your case.