A lovely home close to Old Town - fantastic living space with 3 beds / 2 bath
About Jason Redman
We are family run property agency in central Edinburgh, specialising in short term holiday lets. Jason Redman is a Chartered Surveyor and Kathryn Lorimer a Chartered Accountant, so we both bring a high level of professionalism to our work. We have been involved in holiday lettings management since 2001, working predominantly with arranging holiday lets over the summer months and Edinburgh Festivals. For visiting guests to Edinburgh, we are passionate about providing guests with a first class experience and as you would expect we are friendly, reliable and professional with all our interactions. For property owners, we love HomeWay as many people do, but realise that managing a short term rental or holiday let can be quite demanding and time consuming. Whether you are travelling, living abroad or have a second home in Edinburgh that you visit occasionally, Jason and Kathryn can help you maximise income when your property is vacant. We provide a full service from holiday property marketing, answering enquiries and bookings, check in service, check out, professional cleaning, laundry and property management. We love our guests, and nothing makes us happier than happy guests! We are continually working to ensure that we deliver the best possible service to our guests. Please see our website The Festival Partnership in Edinburgh to find out a little more about us!
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Ground floor rooms were lovely
This is a very nice flat. The hall, lounge, bathroom and kitchen are all very good. Perhaps a little cluttered. We did have an issue with the TVs not working, one was fixed after a few days (we were offered a nominal refund). One or two niggles though: The hot water ran out after two showers every morning and was set not to come on again until the evening. There was a piece of tape covering the immersion heater switch to discourage its use. There were instructions as to where to find a change of bed linen and towels (we were there for 2 weeks) but there were signs all over it saying 'owner's personal items do not use'. The freezer was full of owners' food so we only had use of one drawer. The instructions for disposing of waste and recycling were conflicting. A sticker inside the front door agreed with the information folder but there was a third notice behind the kitchen door suggesting we should take rubbish about 300yds around the corner to the communal bins on the main road so as not the leave the problem for the next guests (!) We only saw this towards the end, when we'd already put the bins out and had them emptied on the correct days. We thought this was unreasonable so we followed the other two instructions.
Now the basement. Both rooms were adequate and well furnished, but there was a strong smell of damp. We turned the central heating up to try and warm the place through and circulate the air, but the smell remained. It wasn't terrible but it was there. Apart from the tribe of woodlice, I don't think anyone had been down there for a while. We were told on arrival that there was tape over the switch outside the en suite, which was clearly for the heated towel rail (there were no other switches to turn it on) because there was some problem. If we'd been able to use this it may have helped to clear the smell. The property manager was helpful with our TV problems, though the length of time we were waiting for the repair man meant there was a temporary key safe with the keys to the property in it, outside the door locked to the railings, for much of our stay, which was a little uncomfortable.
We hired a car and, as advertised, parking was not really a problem. The folder suggested we shouldn't park in the 'resident's only' bays but in fact there's only a restriction for a couple of hours each morning. On balance, the positives outweighed the negatives and we enjoyed our stay and its convenient location. We'd consider it again, certainly.
Great spot for a family
The flat was lovely and the neighborhood was quiet and safe.
Comfortable Stay in Edinburgh
Our family of 5 stayed here and found it quite spacious and comfortable. It was a quiet location, away from the tourist areas. The walk to the Royal Mile is about exactly 30 min but there are some nice restaurants and a commercial area about a 10 min walk away. Definitely a fair bit of walking but was fine for us. Also close to Arthur’s Seat. One of the best stocked kitchens I’ve come across. An easy 5 star rating for me to give.
We were delighted to find such a lovely place to stay
The apartment was lovely and we had a great stay. Thanks very much
Absolutely delightful apartment
What a wonderful few days in Edinburgh we had! This property is comfortable, stylish, large and convenient! We walked everywhere from here...Royal Mile, parks, bookstores, food...all within walking distance. Then back to a comfortable, bright, cozy "home". Will definitely return to the UK and would love to be able to stay here once again. Reservations and check-in where extremely smooth and owner checked in regularly and answered all questions quickly. A+ all around!
Beautiful property! Great location!
We stayed t this lovely property for a week while exploring Edinburgh. The flat is just beautiful. Very tastefully decorated and well appointed. It's not tough to get a bus, but we used Edinburgh Cab company to get where we needed to go. We would have walked into town, but it is a bit far with a broken ankle! The property was immaculate with comfortable furniture and everything you could possibly need in the kitchen. The main bedroom with a double bed is on the first floor and there is a queen bedroom and single bedroom in the basement (with windows). The bathrooms were great. Jason (the property manager) was extremely helpful. The neighborhood is beautiful. And, a big bonus if you are a golfer as the Prestonfield Golf Club is a two minute walk and just gorgeous! Highly recommend!