Cosy 2 Bed Apartment in the Vibrant Morningside Area of Edinburgh

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Lounge, 2 leather sofas, cable TV, Blueray player, free Wifi & USB charging


Last updated: 10/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Located in a quiet street just off Morningside Rd, the area is served by many buses, running frequently to the city centre, Princes Street and Royal Mile in 10 minutes, or walk to the old town in 15 minutes. Walk to superb cafes, excellent pubs, supermarkets and lovely little individual shops. The apartment is serviced and run by the owners and we supply thick towels, 100% Egyptian cotton bed linen and give you a welcome tray to get you started. A popular and interesting area of the city in which to relax after a day's sightseeing. The new kitchen has an induction hob and fan assisted oven, dishwasher,microwave, washing machine, fridge and freezer. Very well stocked with new crockery, cutlery, pans, cook's knives and utensils for four people. Bathroom has a new white suite of bath, shower, basin and WC. Selection of books, tourist information, DVDs, CDs, and games. Free Wi-Fi

We have equipped the apartment specifically for self catering with everything we could think of to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. We manage it ourselves and give great care in cleaning, maintaining and updating all facilities, information and equipment. We have a well established five gold star (Scottish Tourist Board) B&B in Edinburgh, Violet Bank House, and have several awards for high standards. We give the same care and attention to detail to this apartment and our guests.

Current offer:

Free night - Get 1 free night for every 7 nights booked. (Free nights can not be offered in conjunction with late or early booking discounts)


Parking charges of £1.60 per hour apply from 8:30 am until 5.30 pm Monday to Friday only. Between 5.30 pm and 8.30 am on weekdays and all day on Saturday and Sunday there are no restrictions in the on street parking bays or single yellow lines. The is also limited all day parking available at the Merlin Roadhouse on Morningside Road, just 2 minutes' walk from the apartment. The rate for this is £10 per day.

If you don't intend on using your car during your stay please contact us and we can advise further options.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 0
  • 860 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome:

    We can provide a travel cot with bedding, a high chair and toys for infants at no extra charge....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Cot available on request...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Sleeps 2 in either a large double or twin beds....moreless

  • They are quiet rooms, with fully restored antique furnishings. One room looks onto the small private garden and seating area and enjoys the morning sun. This room is furnished with a antique Georgian mahogany wardrobe with internal drawers and has a triple mahogany mirror in the window. The second bedroom looks onto the shared communal garden area with trees and shrubs, and drying green and gets the afternoon and evening sun. This room is furnished with a restored 1930's oak dressing table and wardrobe. All new beds with pocket sprung mattresses and 100% Egyptian cotton bed linen. Centrally heated rooms. The curtains are interlined high quality, and there are little extras in the rooms to add to the character. There are wooden and fabric covered hangers in all wardrobes. The decor is plain with pictures, and the carpeting is fitted, and is berber wool with underlay. Well appointed rooms with attention to detail.....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • A large bathroom with opening window to the rear and a heated towel rail. There is a modern white suite, with steel bath, a power shower over the bath, WC and washbasin. There is vinyl flooring and the walls have white tiles and a large mirror. A feature of this room is the original 1930s stained glass panel in the door. We supply toiletries by Scottish Fine Soaps. Towels, toiletries, room freshener and toilet paper are included in the price. Towels are white, thick in quality and there will be a generous size bath sheet, hand towel and face flannel for each guest, changed weekly. The window has a high quality fabric blind and decorative vase and sea shells. We supply a bathroom air freshener and toilet paper for your stay....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Accessibility details: There are three steps in the shared hallway, otherwise there are no steps within the property. Shower is in the bath with room for a seat in the bathroom. We automatically provide a weekly clean and change of linen and towel for longer stays. The apartment has a small laundry area and is supplied with washing powder, washing machine, clothes drying rack and outdoor drying facilities. We have given care and attention to detail to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The apartment has central heating throughout which is under your control. The price is inclusive of a reasonable amount of heating according to the season and we would ask that you have a careful and 'green' approach. We are contactable by phone at any time during your stay and operate a personal handover and talk you through the facilities. We have a wealth of local and Scottish knowledge and are happy to help you plan your stay....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Blueray player. There is a small selection of DVDs in the apartment for guests to watch....moreless

  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo:

    Bose Ipod docking station...moreless

  • Television:

    Flatscreen with freeview...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Volcano
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas central heating under guests control and thermostat valves on each radiator....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All our sheets, duvet covers and pillows are 400 thread Egyptian cotton. For guests staying over 1 week we provide a linen change and apartment clean midway through the stay....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room has leather 3 and 2 seater sofas, flatscreen TV with freeview and a blueray DVD player. The room also retains a period fireplace and mantelpiece. ...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Free on street parking weekdays between 5:30pm and 8am Free parking at weekends. Please contact us for alternative options. ...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    A change of towels are provided for guests staying for longer that 1 week....moreless

  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free Wifi with good signal throughout the apartment...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwasher tables are provided....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Modern fitted kitchen with all appliances and equipment....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Unlike some self caterings we do not clear the pantry of dried goods after guests leave, so a small stock of herbs & spices, dried goods, teas and coffee is maintained....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Golf:

    There are many golf courses around Edinburgh. Please contact us for information about green fees and bookings....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Communal Garden at the rear. To the front there is a small paved garden with seating....moreless

  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Edinburgh has one of the largest dry ski slopes in Europe just 6 miles from the apartment. If its snow your after Xcape in Glasgow has a 168m indoor snow slope or Glenshee ski area is 83 miles away....moreless

Building Type

  • Building

Property Descriptor

  • Terraced


Write a review 4.8
from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Autumn 2016
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2016
2 night min stay
Winter 2016
Nov 1 - Dec 22, 2016
2 night min stay
Christmas & New Year 2016
Dec 23 - Jan 3, 2017
4 night min stay
Winter 2017
Jan 4 - Feb 2, 2017
2 night min stay
Scotland vs Ireland
Feb 3 - Feb 4, 2017
2 night min stay

flat fee
Winter 2017
Feb 5 - Feb 23, 2017
2 night min stay
Scotland vs Wales
Feb 24 - Feb 25, 2017
2 night min stay

flat fee
Winter 2017
Feb 26 - Mar 16, 2017
2 night min stay
Scotland vs Italy
Mar 17 - Mar 18, 2017
2 night min stay

flat fee
Winter 2017
Mar 19 - Mar 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Spring 2017
Mar 31 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
Summer 2017
May 26 - Jul 20, 2017
2 night min stay
Edinburgh Festival 2017
Jul 21 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Winter 2017
Nov 1 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • No additional mandatory fees


If you would prefer not to book on-line then please feel free to conact us directly to make a booking.

There is an allowance for gas and electricity included in the price and we encourage careful use of those.

If you stay for longer than one week, we will change the linen, towels and give the apartment a thorough clean included in the price.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/18/2016
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8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Edinburgh Airport
200 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Local area and City centre choice
120 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Edinburgh has many public and private golf courses
3 Miles
Nearest Train
Waverly station
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
City Bypass A720
400 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Local area and City centre choice
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
Hillend dry ski slope
5 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Not Necessary

This area has many interesting privately owned shops, cafes and many charity shops where you can pick up books for a £1, memorobilia, brick-a-bac or clothes. There is a privately owned three screen cinema showing the latest releases. You can stroll through the 'Meadows' and across 'Bruntsfield Links' originally a public golf course to the Old Town area, past the newly refurbished Victorian Museum Building. Many people spend most of the day there, it is one of Edinburgh's greatest attractions. Grey Friar's Bobby sits on a water fountain just close by, and our National Libaries which have regular free exhibitions is just two minutes from the museum. On again a few minutes and you are in the famous 'Royal Mile' and the Castle area. It is a great centre from which to enjoy Edinburgh.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: Together with husband John, we have a B&B which has won Five Star Gold Award from the Scottish Tourist Board and Five Stars from the AA with a special award for our breakfasts. We expanded our high standards into also running our two apartments in the city. Prior to that I had a career as a Trainer and Manager of Quality Advisors for the Scottish Tourist Board, with the responsibility of driving up standards in facilities and services across the whole tourism product. John is a retired CE of a very well established Civil and Structural Engineering Company in Edinburgh and now is the creative chef in our B&B. John's hobbies are bee-keeping and curling, mine are singing in a choir and writing, and we both enjoy hillwalking and gardening. We have a wide circle of friends and just love when they pop in or join us for a meal. We holiday mostly in Europe and the UK and have had a couple of trips to Florida, Canada and South Africa, staying at the best places of course because we never stop learning.

Why the Owner Chose Merchiston, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK:
We chose this apartment primarily for its location. Situated in the Morningside area of Edinburgh it has all the amenities close by that any self catering guest would need. Morningside is a vibrant area with many shops, bar, restaurants, theatre and cinema. The apartment is in a quiet street a few minutes walk from the main road that runs through Morningside. This is services by many buses that all pass through the city centre within 10 minutes. Alternatively guests can choose to stroll through the leafy streets and across the Meadows Park and into the Old Town area of Edinburgh. This takes around 30 minutes to walk. Many of our returning guests prefer to remain in the Morningside area for a few days of their stay and soak up the local atmosphere.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Lounge, 2 leather sofas, cable TV, Blueray player, free Wifi & USB charging

    Lounge, 2 leather sofas, cable TV, Blueray player, free Wifi & USB charging

  • Front bedroom facing East

    Front bedroom facing East

  • Rear bedroom can be set as a double or twin room.

    Rear bedroom can be set as a double or twin room.

  • Flat screen TV with Virgin Tivo, Blue-ray player and free Wifi

    Flat screen TV with Virgin Tivo, Blue-ray player and free Wifi

  • Building exterior

    Building exterior

  • Festival Firework display can be view free from Princes Street

    Festival Firework display can be view free from Princes Street

  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo

    Edinburgh Military Tattoo

  • The Hermitage of Braids just 15 mins walk from the apartment

    The Hermitage of Braids just 15 mins walk from the apartment

  • We use 400 thread Egyptian cotton linen and Heavy weight Bath sheets and towels.

    We use 400 thread Egyptian cotton linen and Heavy weight Bath sheets and towels.

  • The rear bedroom can be set as twin beds

    The rear bedroom can be set as twin beds

  • Bathroom


  • The Childrens play park is just over the road.

    The Childrens play park is just over the road.

  • Edinburgh Castle from Princes Street

    Edinburgh Castle from Princes Street

  • Daily Penguin parade at Edinburgh zoo

    Daily Penguin parade at Edinburgh zoo

  • The massed pipes and drums at the Military Tattoo

    The massed pipes and drums at the Military Tattoo

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