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Near Holyrood Palace/Royal Mile with FREE parking/Wifi. Modern, stylish & bright

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 775 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5

Please note that this is NOT A PARTY FLAT. This Holiday Let is to cater for those who wish a quiet & friendly neighbourhood experience, with excellent nearby amenities, transport links & within 5mins walk of some of Edinburgh’s best historical tourist sites.

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'Near Holyrood Palace / Royal Mile with FREE parking/Wifi' is a fully owner managed/maintained, spacious, 2 bedroom apartment close to the Heart of Historical Edinburgh (see our map “photo”). The flat benefits from free WiFi and free on street parking, is just moments from the Palace of Holyrood House (the Queen's residence in Edinburgh) and is just 5 mins (off road) walk from Scotland’s premier tourist hub, namely the Holyrood Palace / Scottish Parliament / Arthur’s Seat / Royal Mile / “Dynamic Earth” area.

This modern central Edinburgh apartment occupies a quiet position on the first floor of a recently built (1997) development, situated near the end of a peaceful cul-de-sac that provides pedestrian access to Holyrood Park. There is a Secure (buzzer) Entry System with an intercom providing additional security, while the stairwell & surrounding gardens are well lit & kept clean / in good repair by paid “factors.”

The apartment is situated pretty much as close as you can get to all the historic Old Town sites and visitor attractions in Edinburgh with FREE on street parking. Most of central Edinburgh is unfortunately (expensive!) metered parking zones.

The apartment comprises an attractive, bright (south west facing), living room with plenty of room to kick back and relax after a hard day out seeing the sights or attending a work event. The living room has a large sofa bed, which pulls out very easily to form a good sized (6Ft 8') double bed, a separate couch and comfortable chairs. In addition there is a modern flat screen TV with DVD player (various DVD’s provided), as well as an iPod docking / speaker / charger.

The modern kitchen is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, a cooker, washer/dryer, dish washer, fridge, freezer & microwave. There is also a dining table which comfortably seats 5. In the vicinity there are a number of smaller shops as well as (7mins walk) the substantial Meadowbank shopping centre that includes a Sainsburys, TK Maxx and other outlets. However, for those that prefer to dine out, cosmopolitan Edinburgh is renowned for its large selection of restaurants, with a variety of restaurants / pubs nearby.

There is a spacious master bedroom with a King sized bed & walk through wardrobe to a recently installed en-suite shower room (including toilet & basin). The second bedroom is similarly large with 2 single beds and built in double wardrobes. The bath room, which has recently been modernised, comprises of a toilet, wash hand basin & bath with modern shower / shower screen.

A pleasant 5 minute walk through Holyrood Park takes you to the buses at the foot of the Royal Mile (including an Airport Link / tourist bus stop) or alternatively to London Road, a major access road, whose numerous bus routes provide access to the main tourist and shopping destinations.

Whenever possible, guests will be welcomed personally at the property for the handover of keys. As you would expect, crisp fresh linen, bath and hand towels are provided for guests. In addition, local information / literature, an iPod docking station and a small selection of books, DVDs & board games have been provided for your perusal.

More Details

Owner
Eleanor Paterson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, and Google Translate is great for other languages
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Eleanor Paterson

Both my partner and I were born and brought up in Edinburgh and have spent most of our lives in this beautiful city. I previously worked for the Scottish Government, in roles ranging from Policy Development to briefing Ministers, while Campbell worked for various finance companies.

Since early 2013 we have been managing our own Holiday Let business and, thanks to repeat business & many positive reviews, now both do this on a full time basis. We have created very thorough welcome folders and email our guests’ apartment specific (4 page) brochures which have instructions on the various modes of transport to get to each apartment, as well as information (& a map) on nearby bars / restaurants / shops etc and links to things-to-do while in Edinburgh.

Our business is our income, meaning we’re fully incentivised to ensure that you have a great time and (hopefully) come back again and/or recommend our apartments to your friends!

Eleanor Paterson purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Eleanor Paterson chose Edinburgh & Lothian Area

Quite simply, the best of what Edinburgh has to offer is right on your door step as the apartment is located in the heart of the City (see our map “photo”). Scotland’s premier tourist hub, namely the World famous Royal Mile / Holyrood Palace (the Queen’s residence) / Scottish Parliament / Arthur’s Seat (set in a 650 acre park) area, is within a 5min walk, while a 5 min walk in the other direction takes you to London Road (a major bus nexus providing access to Princes Street in 5mins and routes to the Old/New Town, the Royal Yacht in c.15mins and Edinburgh Zoo in c.30mins etc). And, despite its central location, the apartment benefits from much sought after FREE WiFi & FREE on street parking!

What makes this apartment unique

Without a doubt the apartment’s central location (beside Holyrood Palace & a 650 acre park), pedestrian access to the park, close to the main attractions and ready access to FREE parking has been a major Holiday Let draw. In addition, I believe the fact that the apartment is fully owner managed / maintained, meaning you’re assured of receiving a personalised service, has lifted our offering above the pack. Nearby there is a major shopping centre (5mins walk), other shops / pubs / restaurants, numerous bus stops (including an airport / tour bus stop) and it’s close to the main train station (Edinburgh Waverley). In short, this apartment is a great base to make the most of your visit to Edinburgh! ................ I speak English; however please note that over the years I have found Google Translate very effective for assisting with queries & handling bookings in other languages.

Amenities

Edinburgh Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 775 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ski-Out ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Recently installed en-suite shower room (inc. toilet & sink)
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , A large family bathroom with bath, toilet & wash hand basin
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Recently upgraded
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Recently upgraded
  • 1) There is a spacious master bedroom with a King sized bed & walk through wardrobe to a recently installed en-suite shower room (including toilet & basin). There is plenty of storage space. 2) The second bedroom has two single beds and built in double wardrobe 3) The living room has a large sofa bed which pulls out very easily to form a good sized (6Ft 8') double bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Near Holyrood Palace/Royal Mile with FREE parking/Wifi. Modern, stylish & bright
average rating of 4.5625 based on 16 reviews
Eagle Creek, Oregon
4

Really well located to a novice visitor to Edinburgh!

  • 4 of 5

Clean, accommodated the four of us great. Walking distance for a couple 70 year olds for Royal Mile, Castle, queens gallery grocery pubs and eateries. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Escondido
5

Perfect Edinburgh Location

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in Edinburgh earlier than expected. Graciously received and allowed into clean, roomy, comfortable flat. The location was close to Queen's Palace & Holyrood Park where we hiked to Arthur's Peak. It was quiet & we always felt safe. It was fully equipped, handy to super market. We appreciated the

chance to do laundry. Highly recommend & would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Norwich
5

A great property for viewing Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

A lovely property well presented and clearly set up for a range of guests. Eleanor was in touch promptly and everything went smoothly, for two couples it was an ideal place to stay to see Edinburgh. Within easy reach of everywhere really and we did a lot of walking. Bedding and the beds were great and the kitchen and lounge were ideal for our type of stay.

Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

The apartment was warm, clean, comfortable, well equipped and spacious.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights the apartment is a short walk to the royal mile and princes street. It is close to a railway track but after the first night you get use to the trains and they don't go that often at night.

We would definitely stay there again.

We met Elandor there on our arrival and was very helpful with the local knowledge for buses and where to eat.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

great location, very clean apartment and Eleanor was a terrific hostess!

  • 4 of 5

the apartment was extremely clean. It was in a terrific location and we could walk to many places. We stayed for 5 nights. It was a bonus to have a washer/dryer. Eleanor supplied many items, milk, sugar, coffee, jam, etc. so if you arrived late and no chance to pick up groceries for the morning, no need to stress, you are fine and dandy for the morning. We were a group of 4 from Canada. Our first experience booking thru this sight and it worked out fine for us. We had one issue and Eleanor took care of it immediately! She left us a bottle of wine and a card to ensure we were okay once the issue was resolved. Thank you Eleanor, we would recommend your place to others. Our experience was brilliant! Take care.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio
5

Cozy and Perfect Holiday Spot!

  • 5 of 5

Eleanor's flat in Edinburgh is a perfect spot to rest your head after a day of exploring Edinburgh's Old Town. It is less than 10 minutes' walk from Holyrood Palace, on the way to the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. It is easy to get to many sites around town. The flat is super cute, with great décor and a homey feel. It is a perfect size for 3-4 people, and she has two sofas in the living room (which is separated from the bedrooms by a hallway) so the potential for more guests is there. I highly recommend Eleanor's flat for a stay in Edinburgh!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Safari Lounge
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Rosyth
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Prestonfield Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Waverley Train Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Edinburgh Bypass
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
The Gardener's Cottage (0.7 Miles), Wedgwood (1Mi)
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Midlothian Snowsports Centre
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Portobello
Car: not necessary

GETTING TO THE FLAT:

Transport Links are excellent as the apartment is close to several main bus routes which access most areas of the city and beyond.

A) Bus/Airport: The No. 35 Lothian (airport) Bus stops at the bottom of the Royal Mile, c.5 min walk from the apartment, costs £1.60 & takes c.1.5Hrs. The (airport) Airlink 100 express reaches Waverley Bridge (1mile from flat) in c.30-40mins. During the day this bus leaves every 10mins & costs £4.50

B) Taxis: Are widely available at the airport & cost around £25 (depending on traffic) to get to the flat. Alternatively try calling City Cabs or Central Taxis

C) Trains: Waverley Train Station is a 15-20min walk away. A taxi to/from Waverley will cost c.£5 to get to the apartment. [The station has a baggage storage area]

D) Car: Nearby access to the city bypass & motorway networks is very useful. It can sometimes be difficult to find free parking in Edinburgh City Centre but Tytler Gardens and the surrounding streets are about as close as you can get to the City Centre, the Royal Mile and the Old Town and be able to PARK FOR FREE at all times.

E) Tram: A quick 3 min walk from the airport will take you to the tram stop where you can buy tickets (£5.50 an adult). Trams run every 8-10mins and it will take c. 45mins to get to York Place (the last stop). Alighting here you can then take a Lothian bus (26 or 44) to Carlyle Place and it is just a 5 minute walk from here or you can walk from York Place which will take c. 20mins

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD:

1) Tytler Gardens: The apartment is very centrally located with all of Edinburgh's tourist attractions within easy reach. Ideally situated for the Royal Mile (5 min walk), Palace of Holyrood House (5 min walk), Scottish Parliament and Dynamic Earth (5 min walk) as well as having the beautiful Holyrood Park right on the doorstep. Nearby, there are also numerous festival and 'Fringe' venues (it’s a 10 min walk through the park to the famous “Pleasance”), the Grassmarket / Cowgate (15-20 min walk) and Edinburgh Castle (15-20 min walk).

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2) Edinburgh: The Old Town's cobbled streets, closes (alleyways) and historic Victorian / Georgian architecture make it visually stunning. The grandeur of the New Town, designer/boutique shopping on George Street and an immense choice of restaurants and bars make it a city to suit everyone's taste and budget!

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3) The Festival city: Festivals are what Edinburgh does best, with something going on all year round. The high summer Military Tattoo & International and the Fringe are perhaps the best known, however to name but a few Edinburgh hosts the Science festival (April), Film Festival (June), Jazz & Blues Festival (July), Book Festival, Mela (August) and numerous gourmet food events.

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4) Entertainment: Edinburgh has a throbbing night-life, is home to various jazz bars, comedy clubs, while during the summer street entertainment & busking Bag Pipers are never far away. The nearby Playhouse (15-20mins) & Festival Theatre (20min walk) host an abundance of cultural events, including operas, ballets & stand up comedy shows.

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5) Walking in The Green City: Edinburgh is a fantastic city to visit and is small enough to walk around. Holyrood Park, Princes Street gardens and the meadows (tennis & pitch n putt golf!) are popular places for a stroll, offering a change to the ever present guided historical / ghost tours! For the more energetic, Arthur's Seat (1min away), an extinct volcano, is crisscrossed with walking trails and is popular with runners / cyclists as well as tourists for some of the best views of the city from Salisbury Crags. In addition, the Botanical Gardens and Edinburgh Zoo (No. 26 bus from London Road, c30mins), home to the UK's only Giant Pandas, are both worth a visit and are accessible by nearby bus routes.

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6) Running, Edinburgh Marathon: Billed as “the fastest marathon in the UK” and “one of the fastest in the World,” Edinburgh is expected to host 40,000+ elite athletes in May 2017.

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7) Hogmanay, the Scottish New Year: The Scots word for “the last day of the year.” Enough said!

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All in all, in the sunshine there is nothing better than wandering around the streets soaking up the atmosphere. When it rains (which has been known!) you are never far from somewhere interesting to dash into out of the weather. Edinburgh boast a huge number of Art Galleries, Museums, theatres and live music venues as well as Cinema's, indoor shopping centres and entertainment Plaza's - something for everyone!

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Rates & Availability

Edinburgh Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2017: July & Early Aug
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$172
From
$201
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017: Edinburgh Festival
Aug 4 2017 - Aug 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$315
From
$315
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017: Edinburgh Festival
Aug 17 2017 - Aug 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
$315
From
$315
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017:Sep, Oct
Aug 29 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$151
From
$180
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017: Nov, Dec
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$129
From
$158
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017: Christmas
Dec 24 2017 - Dec 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$244
From
$244
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017: New Year
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$301
From
$301
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018: Jan, Feb
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
$115
From
$129
Fri,Sat
$659
 
 
2018: Rugby 6 Nations
Feb 9 2018 - Feb 11 2018
3 night minimum stay
$186
 
 
2018:Feb
Feb 12 2018 - Feb 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
$115
From
$143
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018:Rugby 6 Nations
Feb 23 2018 - Feb 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
$186
 
 
2018:Feb, Mar
Feb 25 2018 - Mar 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
$115
From
$143
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018: Easter
Mar 30 2018 - Apr 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$186
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$143
From
$169
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $26.05

- PRICES ARE FULLY INCLUSIVE OF bedlinen, towels, heating, taxes & WiFi. A travel cot and a highchair are available (FREE of charge) to guests upon request (you will need to bring your own linen for the cot).
- CHECK IN 4pm onwards, with check out 11am. If required, Waverley Train station has a baggage storage area


######## House Rules ########
STRICTLY NO PARTIES!
NO SMOKING IN THE APARTMENT or STAIRWELL! … Please respect the no-smoking rule
NO PETS ARE ALLOWED!
Please contact us ahead of booking if traveling with more than one infant under 2yrs old.

Our apartment is in a residential block, please be respectful of the working professionals living in the apartments around you. This building is their home and as such they are under no obligation to put up with excessively loud music/TV noise and/or smoking in the stairwell. Please bear in mind that our neighbours can, and will, report any behaviour that contravenes these House Rules to the relevant authorities, which could entail a police caution or fine.

Finally, enough of the heavy stuff!..... We really appreciate you booking with us & hope you have a wonderful stay in our lovely home.
Eleanor

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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