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Old Town - Gorgeous Apartment in Quiet Location - Royal Mile 2

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Bedroom 1 with views to Salisbury Crags and over the shared garden

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Last updated: 09/29/2016

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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Charming apartment is set in quiet historic courtyard just off the Royal Mile in the heart of the city's Old Town. With many good shops, cafes and restaurants nearby as well as lots cultural and historical places to visit. This is the perfect place to stay when visiting Edinburgh.

The apartment is tastefully furnished with a slight Scottish influence and designed to make your stay in the capital as comfortable as possible. It's a home away from home and place you'll look forward to returning to. The beds are comfortable and with crisp cotton sheets to insure a good night's sleep. There is 1 kingsize bed in the main bedroom and 2 single beds in the second bedroom, both rooms have views to the south and toward Salisbury Crags.

Princes Street is a 5-10 minutes walk and the castle about 10 minutes walk though it will take you longer to walk to the castle as there are so many interesting places and good coffee shops to distract you on route.

A car isn't required as the city is complact and a good pair of walking shoes are a better idea. The roadworks and constantly changing priority of street signs make it stressful to drive round.

The airport bus passes by the courtyard and Waverley Station is about 5-10 minutes walk.

Please note - The building work on the site is behind the apartment was completed in July 2016 and is now landscaped too and looking beautiful.

Keywords: Self-Catering Apartment

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Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english, Mandarin
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 09/29/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Cot & highchair available on request. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Breakfast bar for 2 in kitchen and dining table for 4-6 in the living room opposite the kitchen. ...moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided:

    Crisp cotton sheets, feather pillows and duvets. Hollow fibre pillows and duvets also available. Please let me know your preference. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Cafetiere/french press...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Well equipped with pots, pans, crockery and cutlery. Washing machine and clothes airers available to dry clothes. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric oven...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony

Building Type

  • Building
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low season
Oct 22 - Dec 19, 2016
2 night min stay
$140
$710
Christmas & New Year
Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2017
5 night min stay
$266
$1,776

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Notes:

Minimum night stay in August - 6 nights, unless there is a gap between longer bookings.

Minimum night stay over Christmas and New Year - 5 nights


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Edinburgh Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Canongate Pub - 2 minutes walk
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Rosyth
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
There's a few to choose from
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Waverley Station
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
M8
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
Hillend, artificial slope
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Portobello

Car: Not Necessary

The apartment is close to the Holyrood Park which is great for walking or jogging/running and the views of the city from Salisbury Crags are wonderful.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: I used to run a bed & breakfast and a few holiday cottages in East Lothian so moving to Edinburgh renting out self-catering apartments seemed like a good progression. Edinburgh is such a wonderful city with so much to offer. It's a great place to stay, it's very beautiful, with good restaurants, art galleries, and museums, as there's so much to see and do. When the Festival is on in August the place buzzes with happy people from all over the world. I studied design and have always had an interest in property so doing up the apartments, making them homely and comfortable places to stay has been very enjoyable.

Why the Owner Chose Old Town, Edinburgh, UK:
I chose this apartment because of it's great location. If I where coming to stay in the city, I'd like to be in the heart of the Old Town, with everything within easy walking distance. The Castle, the Palace of Holyrood, Princes Street etc are all close by as are good restaurants and shops. Coming from the country a good night's sleep is also important and this apartment is in a quiet courtyard just off the Royal Mile so away from the sound of traffic and party revellers. All the rooms in the apartment are decent size. It's bright and sunny which gives it a good feel and the views are pretty. Waverley Station is a 5 minute walk as is the airport express bus terminal so if you want to be out of the city it's easy to do so.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
It's such a brilliant location for enjoying all the city has to offer. You don't need a car and most places are walkable what ever the time of day or night. It's such a great city to live in.


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Speaks: english, Mandarin
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 09/29/2016

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Photos

  • Bedroom 1 with views to Salisbury Crags and over the shared garden

    Bedroom 1 with views to Salisbury Crags and over the shared garden

  • Entrance to Chessels Court from the Royal Mile

    Entrance to Chessels Court from the Royal Mile

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Tolbooth on the Royal Mile close to the apartment

    Tolbooth on the Royal Mile close to the apartment

  • Sitting Room with views of Chessels Court

    Sitting Room with views of Chessels Court

  • Bedroom 2 faces south and has views of Salisbury Crags

    Bedroom 2 faces south and has views of Salisbury Crags

  • Chessels Court

    Chessels Court

  • Edinburgh Castle in the snow taken from the National Gallery on the Mound

    Edinburgh Castle in the snow taken from the National Gallery on the Mound

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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