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Diane Dickson

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Diane Dickson

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APARTMENT 1 (NUMBER 68 LOTHIAN HOUSE).

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

West End (Haymarket) Apartment Rental Photos and Description

One bedroom apartments, sleeps 1 - 4, one with a great view of Edinburgh Castle

The accommodation is situated on the 4th (top) floor of an Art Deco building. The building is served by an elevator, resident's pool, sauna and laundrette.

Lothian House is in the City Centre with Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, the EICC Conference Centre, Princes Street, theatres, cinemas, restaurants, pubs, clubs and shopping within a short walk.

Double glazed and with central heating and solid oak flooring throughout, the apartments have one bedroom with a large double or two single beds and pure cotton bedding for your comfort. The sitting rooms have a dining area at the window. 68 faces East with a great view of the Castle and 85 faces West overlooking Fountainbridge. The sitting rooms have a double sofa bed suitable for one adult or two children. For entertainment there is large flatscreen TV, DVD player and CD / hi-fi player. 85 also has a video player with a large video library. There is free wireless internet for your laptop and both apartments have a desk / work area. There is a fully fitted and equipped kitchen area. The bathrooms have a bath tub with shower over.

The apartment may be booked for short stays from three days, prices starting at £240. During the Edinburgh Festival the minimum stay is seven nights

68 and 85 Lothian House, 124, Lothian Road, Edinburgh are self catering apartments. The apartments are on the fourth (top) floor of the block and are served by an elevator and staircase. 68 faces East overlooking Lothian Road with a good view of Edinburgh Castle. 85 faces West overlooking Fountainbridge. They are the City centre and within easy walking distance of most of the attractions and transport links. There is a residents swimming pool (heated and open all year), sauna and coin operated laundrette.

The apartment would be cleaned to a high standard for your arrival with the bed(s) made up and bathing and pool towels provided for each person. The bedroom has a choice of super king size bed or two single beds. A double sofa bed can be made up in the sitting room and a travel cot/crib and high chair can also be provided on request. The kitchen is fully equipped with hob, oven, microwave, toaster, refrigerator, kettle, dishes, utensils, pots and pans. Dishcloths, cleaning materials and basic necessities such as condiments, cooking oil, tea, coffee and sugar are provided. There are two late opening grocery stores in the block and many 'Take Away' sevices should you wish to eat in. The sitting room has a large flat screen digital T.V., DVD player, CD and tape player, radio. The bathroom has a bath with shower over and comes with shampoo, body wash, soap and toilet paper. There is free wireless internet if you bring your own laptop and a work station in the hall. The accommodation is strictly non smoking.

Lothian Road is adjacent to Princes Street and has the Lyceum, Traverse, Kings and Usher Hall theatres, The Filmhouse, Odeon cinema, pubs, clubs, restaurants and shops. The Edinburgh International Conference Centre is just around the corner.

On your arrival I shall meet you at the apartment, settle you in to the accommodation and prepare you for a wonderful stay in Edinburgh.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Diane Dickson (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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Speaks english

Guestbook comments from the owner

As a family (one toddler and a 5-y.o.), we really appreciated our stay at Lothian House. The property is very clean and well-maintained. The access to the in-doors pool offered an agreeable alternative to museum seeing, especially when the weather was "Scottish". The view is amazing, in particular from the king-size bed, which might even welcome a whole family. We are grateful to Diane for her warm

welcoming and the tips she provided, and recommend this property.
Jun 2012
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 35 traveler reviews

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Apartment 1 (number 68 Lothian House).
average rating of 4.6857142 based on 36 reviews
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Apartment 1 (number 68 Lothian House).
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p451477
+44 -01312258695
West End (Haymarket) Edinburgh
5

The best of our rental experiences

  • 5 of 5
Since we retired at the end of 2004 we have stayed in more than twenty vacation rental units throughout the world. We rarely write reviews as in almost all cases the units have been up to expectations. But on two occasions we wrote negative reviews which were justified.

Our stay was so much above what we expected we felt the need to say so in a review. It was not just the Diane's royal and informative welcome and immediate availability for questions. The listing description and photos were accurate: the unit was spotless, had all we needed, was extremely comfortable and as I have already said Diane was great. We have never had such a reception in any unit we have rented. And of course we must not forget the very central location. A ten minute walk to Princes St, about 20 minutes to the Castle and the Royal Mile and many restaurants nearby or not more than 10 to 15 minutes away on foot. We were able to leave our car in the garage the days we were visiting Edinburgh.

We highly recommend Diane's apartment not just to friends and relatives but to other travelers as particular as we are and anyone who wants to get a good feel for a lovely city.

Judy and Peter,

Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Apartment 1 (number 68 Lothian House).
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p451477
+44 -01312258695
West End (Haymarket) Edinburgh
5

A wonderful Scotland holiday!

  • 5 of 5
The flat is beautiful, and the location is amazing. The view of Edinburgh Castle is amazing. The location is within walking distance of everything. Diane was great to work with, very responsive throughout the process. She gave us good information to help us with our Harry Potter fascination, guiding us to the school and tours. My family is already planning our return trip! Thank you!
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Apartment 1 (number 68 Lothian House).
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p451477
+44 -01312258695
West End (Haymarket) Edinburgh
5

Delightful top floor flat, stunning castle views

  • 5 of 5
The flat is very well furnished, clean and all you could want for a week or two stay in Edinburgh. The nightly firework display at 10.30 pm was worth going to bed to watch. Nearby shops and restaurants made it easy to spend a busy day at the Festival and still have an excellent meal locally. Plenty of shops for the essential breakfast rolls & pastries etc. The basement pool & gym were an added bonus.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to let me know that you were comfortable and enjoyed the apartments facilities and central location. I look forward to seeing you at the same time next year.

Best Wishes,
Diane.
business
Apartment 1 (number 68 Lothian House).
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p451477
+44 -01312258695
West End (Haymarket) Edinburgh
5

Lovely cosy flat with a stunning view

  • 5 of 5
Diane gave us a warm welcome and plenty of useful information. She was prompt to answer all inquiries and emails before our visit.We arrived a bit early and were able to leave our luggage in the apartment, which was very thoughtful. The flat is very clean, warm and cosy. We were glad returning to the warmth after being out all day, because it was windy, cold and wet at times. The apartment is well equipped, we couldn't have been more happy. The apartment is even equipped with a Lord of the Rings DVD collection ( some other films) and a variety of books. There is also no need to go to the tourist information, because a big collection of magazines and leaflets of sights, entertainment, eating out ideas is provided. As I mentioned before the view is just amazing. You can see the castle in its full glory, simply beautiful.
Shops, pubs and restaurants are within walking distance, which comes quite in handy when it's raining and you are able to walk to
Sainsbury in 2 mins to get some food.

We had a wonderful time and would recommend it to friends and family. We felt at home and were glad we found it and met Diane and her husband.
  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Apartment 1 (number 68 Lothian House).
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p451477
+44 -01312258695
West End (Haymarket) Edinburgh
5

Great location, lovely view, everything we needed

  • 5 of 5
A lovely little flat centrally located, just what we needed with a toddler. Easy to find, helpful owner, all the facilities we required. The pool was sadly too cold for my daughter but would be OK (if chilly) for an adult. We had a great time.
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. I am glad to hear that you were happy in the apartment and had a great time. I was sorry to hear that the pool was not warm enough. The building manager informs me that one of the (new) boilers had failed but is fixed now and the water is much warmer.

Best Wishes,
Diane.
business
Apartment 1 (number 68 Lothian House).
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p451477
+44 -01312258695
West End (Haymarket) Edinburgh
Auckland, NZ
4

Great host, great location, very comfortable

  • 4 of 5
We had a great experience from the start with this apartment as Diane, the host, was great to deal with. Her communication by email was always friendly and replies were quick. She was also very helpful during our stay and gave us good pointers on where to go and what to see.
The apartment itself is very comfortable, is clean and has a great view of Edinburgh Castle from both the lounge and the bedroom. It is also very warm, which is a good thing when the temperatures are a bit cooler outside. The kitchen is well equipped, the bed is comfortable and there is excellent wifi connectivity. The bathroom is small but functional - only things to be aware of are that the bath with shower can be a bit slippery and the toilet is a bit close to a radiator. Apart from that it is great.
There are some small supermarkets close by and plenty of places to eat within walking distance. In fact most things are within walking distance from this apartment - the Grassmarket is just down the hill, the castle is about 10 to 15 minutes walk and Princes Street is also 10 minutes walk away.
We would certainly stay here again and can recommend both Diane and her apartment. Fantastic host and comfortable accommodation.
Thanks again Diane for helping make our time in Edinburgh enjoyable.
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bryce,

Thank you for taking the time to review the accommodation. It was lovely to meet you and I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would return. I am sorry that you found the bath tub slippery when showering. The rubber mat should prevent that but as an extra precaution I have now fitted grab rails in both apartments which will provide more security while bathing or showering.

Best Wishes,
Diane.

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Barpub
15 Metres
The Hanging Bat
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Rosyth
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Duddingston Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.6 Miles
Edinburgh (Haymarket)
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
M8
Nearest Restaurant
15 Metres
Espresso Mondo
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Midlothian Ski Centre
Nearest Beach
4.5 Miles
Portobello
Car: not necessary

The apartment building is in Lothian Road which is in the City Centre adjacent to Princes Street. It is within easy walking distance of most of the attractions and with good transport links. There are bus stops outside Lothian House, a Taxi Rank in the next block and both Waverley and Haymarket Railway Stations are within walking distance. The Airport Bus drops off and picks up on Shandwick Place, a 7 minute walk. A City Tour Bus can be boarded at the Princes Street end of Lothian Road.

Lothian Road has the Lyceum, Traverse, Kings and Usher Hall theatres, Churches, The Filmhouse, Odeon Cinema, pubs, clubs and restaurants. The Edinburgh International Conference Centre is just around the corner on Morrison Street. Also adjacent is the Canal basin which has restaurants and canal side walks. For children there is an excellent playground at the Lothian Road end of Princes Street gardens. Going south a few minutes walk takes you to the Meadows to play ball games, golf, jog or picnic. The Meadows has many events during the year. A short walk east takes you into the historical Grassmarket with many more pubs (with live music), restaurants, speciality shops and DanceBase.

There are two late opening supermarkets (Sainsbury and Scotmid) in the ground floor of the apartment block then Tesco and Boots pharmacy in the next block. The Edinburgh Farmers Market takes place on Saturday mornings in nearby Castle Terrace.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From £75 Per night

West End (Haymarket) Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Early Autumn
Oct 4 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
£85
From
£90
Fri,Sat,Sun
£490
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Autumn
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 28 2014
3 night minimum stay
£80
From
£85
Fri,Sat,Sun
£390
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Festive Break
Nov 29 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
£85
From
£90
Fri,Sat,Sun
£490
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
5 night minimum stay
£100
£700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Break
Jan 3 2015 - Feb 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
£75
From
£80
Fri,Sat,Sun
£350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break
Feb 13 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
£80
From
£90
Fri,Sat,Sun
£440
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Spring
May 1 2015 - May 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
£85
From
£90
Fri,Sat,Sun
£490
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
May 30 2015 - Jul 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
£90
From
£95
Fri,Sat,Sun
£550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
£640
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
August/Festival
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£90
£490
£1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Prices may vary for public holidays and special events.
In the event of cancellation I shall try to re let and refund minus a £50.00 charge. If I cannot re let the terms are -
> 30 days prior to arrival: 25% of Rental
< 30 days prior to arrival: 100% of Rental
If I have to cancel for reasons beyond my control a full refund will be given. I cannot be held responsible for consequential loss.
Payment terms are a deposit of 25% to confirm the booking with the remainder payable one month before occupation. I can accept a Sterling cheque, UK Bank Transfer, Visa or Mastercard. Bank transfers from outside the UK can incur an extra charge. It is sometimes possible to pay the 75% in cash on arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

West End (Haymarket) Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is fully tiled in white. There is a bath tub with shower over, w.c. and wash basin. A large mirrored cupboard over the basin contains the shaver socket, toiletries and toilet paper. The bathroom comes with complimentary shampoo, body wash, bath cream, handwash and soap. Bath towels, hand towels, bathmat and a floor mat are provided. A ladder style radiator warms and dries your towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Sofa bed carries an extra charge
  • The bedroom faces East so is sunny in the morning. There is a large window and you can wake up to a wonderful view of the Castle. The bedroom has a choice of super king size bed or two single beds. Please indicate which you prefer when booking. The duvets and pillows are man made and washable for allergy sufferers. There is space for a baby cot / crib which can be supplied on request. There is a wardrobe with ample hanging space, bedside drawers, lamps a radio alarm, luggage stand and hair dryer.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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