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New town gem; beautiful quiet apartment close to main attractions

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

A bright, comfortable and well furnished two bedroom first floor apartment

A delightful, comfortable and well furnished two bedroom first floor apartment with views of the hills of Fife. While retaining original period features, the apartment provides bright, spacious and modern accommodation, in a period building in a highly sought-after quiet tree-lined street in the heart of Edinburgh's Georgian New Town. Within short walking distance of the Edinburgh's main shopping centre; the fashionable George Street and Princess Street; and Multrees Walk. Nearby Stockbridge offers an excellent array of smaller shops, popular restaurants and bars, and bistros. The beautiful Royal Botanic Garden is a short walk away, as are many of the city's cultural venues including the National Portrait Gallery and the Playhouse Theatre.


Owner
Anna L
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

Why Anna L chose New Town

This flat was our weekend home in Edinburgh for many years, as it was perfect for a family weekend break. a home away from home. The nearby amenities (the Glenogle swimming pool, playground, Botanic gardens) were great for family activities as our children were growing up. being so central, a car really was not necessary, and the truth is Edinburgh is a city best enjoyed on foot!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The apartment is beautiful and in a great location. There are plenty of good bars and shops near by. We were a party of 2 couples and there was ample space.
Jun 2015
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Amenities

New Town Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM / Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • 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 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • A long bath with overhead shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • A single beds in one room, a double bed in the other. travelling cot available.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming

Reviews

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New town gem; beautiful quiet apartment close to main attractions
average rating of 4.4375 based on 18 reviews
5

Charming property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Property had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks you for your feedback, it helps to know if we are getting it right for our guests!
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4

Great spot for those who are young and fit

  • 4 of 5

The flat was quaint and in a nice part of town with easy access to a local grocery store, pub, and a bus stop. We traveled with my mother-in-law who is in her 70's and she found the location difficult because it is at the bottom of a hill and we needed to take transportation to the Royal Mile and other places of interest. We liked to location for its quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. The only frustrating part for me was the communication on getting the code very last minute (the day of arrival) to gain entry into the flat.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tisha, thank you for your feedback. We regret that you had problems picking up the entry code with the phone numbers you provided us, this can be a problem with overseas SIMs. Nevertheless, I am glad that on the day your entry was seamless.
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5

Comfortable, excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Well located on a quiet road with a great independent 7-11 grocery store and local pub serving food nearby. Enjoyable walk up to Princes St and the old town (about 15/20 mins) with wonderful views. Well equipped and comfortable flat.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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2

Not as expected

  • 2 of 5

We had hight hopes for this flat, but were disappointed. The first 12 hours were fine but by the evening of our arrival day a foul smell (similar to a sewer) began coming from the master bedroom. It continued from slight to strong throughout the entire stay. The owner was notified, via email, with no response, and thus we had no choice but to tolerate the smell during our entire stay. Also, the furniture in the sitting room is no longer what is shown in the pictures. Current furniture is dark green and not nearly as fresh looking. We could not get the television to work either. Maybe we did not understand how to operate the controls, however we have never had issue using the television in other properties we've rented. Overall, the apartment looks and feels more worn than the pictures show. On the positive side, the beds were very comfortable, the flat is stocked appropriately for cooking and the location is wonderful. A taxi cue, grocery store and wine shop can be easily reached. A walk to old town is definitely possible - long uphill walk but not difficult.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am disappointed to hear that although Kansas City enjoyed the first 24h, the subsequent time was unfortunately marred. All guests including Kansas City are provided with 2 mobile numbers to contact us in the event of situations like this to ensure a prompt response rather than reporting problems by email which may not be picked up immediately, particularly over a festive holiday weekend. It is unfortunate that KC did not contact us in the recommended manner. The flat has been checked and rechecked and although no unusual odours have been found, we are nevertheless, continuing to monitor the situation and thank KC for their time in highlighting these issues.
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4

Comfortable stay

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is nice but a little dated but I guess it's that kind of apartment. Kitchen was lovely however don't think the oven was working (unless there was a switch somewhere), gas hob worked well though. Kitchen tap when hot tap turned on be prepared to be sprayed.

Bedrooms 1 double bed and two single beds, one of the single beds on a slope so may feel like you are going to fall out of bed but beds were very comfortable. The general feel of the apartment was very comfortable.

Location was good just a 10min walk into the centre up a slight hill but it was good for us. Parking the car at the apartment, now we stayed here for new year so we had several options, park just around the corner with a pay machine or take it to a larger car park. We paid £7.20 for 3hrs which took us to 5.30pm and then it was free over weekends then left before 8.30am Monday so we didn't have to pay more.

Generally the stay was comfortable, close to Edinburgh city centre and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. As a owner it is very useful to know how we can improve the guest's experience.
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5

Beautiful apartment with all the amenities and great location

  • 5 of 5

Very nice apartment - clean and nicely decorated. We had everything we needed. We experienced loud late night partying once from the downstairs apartment and some leakage of cigarette smoke coming from there as well, but otherwise it was perfect. Note that the apartment is on the second floor. This caused some serious confusion when we tried to find it because apparently the Scottish call the first floor the ground floor and the second floor the first floor. Or something like that. You can easily walk to the heart of old town from here.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you your time to write a review, we also appreciate feedback how to make things better for the next visit. Admittedly, our floor numbering in the Scotland can be confusing for visitors, part of our national quirkiness!
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Map

Nearest Airport
13.5 Kilometres
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
the Cumberland Bar, Cumberland Street
Nearest Golf
5.8 Kilometres
Prestonfield Golf Club, 6 Priestfield Road North
Nearest Train
0.8 Kilometres
York Place
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Cramond beach, Marine Drive, EH45,
Car: not necessary

This is one of the best locations in Edinburgh to experience its culture, history, shopping and the best of outdoor activities including golf, of course.

Some excellent restaurants are within walking distance, with a excellent choice of family friendly to romantic dinners. The flat is within walking distance to artisan Stockbridge with its many good pubs and cafes, and independent shops, including some of the best food shops in Edinburgh.

The location of the flat is ideal for those who want to experience Scotland's cultural attractions: visit Scotland's recently refurbished National Portrait Museum of Scotland, and the National Gallery of Modern Art, (the gardens by Charles Jencks is a must see, https://www.nationalgalleries.org). For those who enjoy the outdoors, nearby are the Botanical Gardens, visit and finish with high tea or more in its stylish restaurant (http://www.gatewayrestaurant.net/) . Discover Leith Walk, 'a silver thread in a ribbon of green' flowing through Edinburgh (http://www.waterofleith.org.uk/) .The nearest beach is Crammond beach rated highly for a good mix of beach, sand and walk. For the golfers, the stunning scenery at Prestonfield Golf club will make your game truely memorable (https://prestonfieldvisitors.freetime-online.co.uk/) . The Glenogle Swim Centre (restored from Victorian times). is a gem of a local pool, and highly recommended. In spite of its quiet location, you are within 10 minutes walking to George Street and it high end shops, and the most famous shopping street of Edinburgh, Princess street. A great way to revive yourself from the shopping of Princess street is the excellent high tea at the Palm Court at Edinburgh's Balmoral Hotel.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $332.98
cleaning fees $86.57

Free WiFi
Free street parking overnight and at weekends, metered parking at other times.
Complimentary tea, coffee. milk and cooking condiments.
Hairdryer and towels supplied (1 set per guest)
Additional laundry and cleaning charges if the apartment and kitchen are left in untidy and unreasonable state.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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