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5* Luxury Suite Central Edinburgh-stunning views of Edinburgh Castle!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Stunning city centre apartment with amazing views of Edinburgh Castle in the heart of Edinburgh. This is an amazing opportunity to be at the heart of the action for both the largest arts festival in the world, The Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh's Christmas & Hogmannay celebrations. Just minutes walk from the main venues and cultural/historical attractions, German markets, ice rink and big wheel etc for the festive hols, and surrounded by the best shopping, bars and restaurants, this is all about location, location, location! Pleasant walks can be enjoyed nearby along the Water of Leith walkway, Inverleith Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens while there is convenient road access to the west leading to the city bypass, Edinburgh International Airport and central Scotland’s motorway network. Waverley Train Station is also within a short walk.

This 5 star luxury apartment has unprecedented views of Edinburgh castle and commands an extremely central location on the corner of fashionable George Street and North Castle Street. Surrounded by leading stores such as Harvey Nichol's and great restaurants and bars. It is decorated and furnished to the highest standards.

One of the first flats to be built in the New Town by James Craig in 1790 and directly adjacent to the Edinburgh town house of Sir Walter Scott! Two bedrooms - one master, (with super king-size divan) and stunning castle views. The single bedroom (but large enough for two with a single/trundle bed that coverts to an additional single) has a very comfy new bed with good length. Both bedrooms are newly equipped with acoustic glazing, so extremely quite from the street noise below. large elegant lounge with two large windows, contemporary furnishings and decor with two comfortable sofas and a marble dining table with chairs for six with matching consul and side tables. There is a large Sony flat screen TV with access to Sky and Apple television.

State of the art Kitchen and Bathroom ( with under floor heating & steam enclosure) - limestone throughout: Fully fitted contemporary, luxury kitchen with everything you would expect of a 5 star property and bathroom. Double ended bath and steam shower, under-floor heating and limestone wet-room.

The property comes with access to the beautiful private gardens on Queen Street (residents only), just two minutes from the front door, which provides the most perfect oasis in the heart of the city. I use it for my limited jogging circuit when I'm in residence, as it's perfectly manicured and also entirely geared up for secure doggie walking. Wonderful in the Summer for festival picnics and reading the papers of a morning.

There is a stunning fireworks closing party every year to mark the end of The Festival at the end of August. Huge display of colour from the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle.The views from the building are the best in town! You need a ticket to hear the SCO playing at the Ross Band Stand in Princes Street Gardens,which accompany the fireworks display, but the majority of spectators tune into local radio to hear the live broadcast and watch the pyrotechnians paint the sky in explosive colour. There's not a better view than from the windows of the master bedroom!! Please email for further information and rates or booking details in the first instance - DATES ARE STILL AVAILABLE for 2016 ON FIRST COME BASIS! This event presents a great opportunity to entertain across both properties.

Christmas and Hogmanay (Scotlands' New Year Celebrations) also bring their own added attractions, with new events planned on George Street every year; Xmas markets and a wonderful sparkly atmosphere enhanced by the beautiful festive street lighting. There is still availability for Christmas 2015! The celebrations have evolved into a world class event over the years with a full daily programme designed to appeal to all tastes and age groups in the heart of the city and literally just minutes walk from the door step. Fancy a change of scene in one of the most historically beautiful city's in the world - book now to avoid disappointment! Please refer to bookings calendar for availability.

We have two luxury apartments in the building, both with the same elevation and stunning views of Edinburgh Castle. The Robert Louis Stevenson Suite ( below this one) has a more retro feel, but with classical over tones, especially in the master bedroom and kitchen. Please do contact us to enquire about a dual apartment booking, when we can offer a special rate for larger groups, special occasions, wedding parties etc.

More Details

Owner
Morris Paton
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Morris Paton

I worked as an actor for many years and as a radio broadcaster on the BBC, presenting arts programmes. I'm also very interested in cultural tourism projects and in 1996 created The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour, an award winning tour performed by professional actors. It runs throughout the year and Rick Steves, presenter of travel programmes USA wide, is quoted as saying in a recent review, 'for an entertaining insight into the greats of Scottish literature, served up with new friends, good beer, and lots of laughs, The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour is my vote for the best way to spend an Edinburgh Evening!' so can't be bad!! Let me know if your interested in going on the tour at check-in and I can reserve you a slot.

Morris Paton purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Morris Paton chose Edinburgh

I'm interested in all things literary and so when this apartment came on the market in 2001, I was excited by the fact that it sits just across the road from Sir Walter Scot's Edinburgh townhouse and on the other side of the street from the birth place of 'Wind in the Willow's' author, Kenneth Grahame. of course, that's not forgetting that the apartment has unprecedented, stunning views of Edinburgh Castle and is in an excellent, central location for shopping, restaurants and culture - especially during The International Edinburgh Festival!

What makes this apartment unique

Central location for great shopping and superb restaurants and bars.Great views and

luxury decor and furnishings throughout.

Access to lovely private gardens in the centre of town only 2 mins walk from the building.

On street metered parking or 7x24 only 10 mins walk away.

The end of August is the finale of The Edinburgh International Festival and there is the most spectacular fire works display from the castle ramparts (unprecedented views from the apartment windows) with live orchestral accompaniment by The Scottish Chamber Orchestra. The apartment provides probably the best view in town of this spectacular event and whilst the music can be heard being played live from across the road in Princes Street gardens, I always amp the sound by tuning in live to the local radio station. So it's a great opportunity for a night to remember and for entertaining etc. Here's some of the details from their site:

'Bringing Edinburgh’s summer festival season to a magnificent conclusion, the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert combines passionate music from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with breathtaking pyrotechnics, specially choreographed by international fireworks artists Pyrovision to enhance the musical experience. It is all set against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh’s historic castle.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved our stay here. The apartment is large and beautiful and has everything. Amazing views, the best neighborhood, convenient for shopping, busses, all the stores, restaurants, museums, pubs etc. All the amenities including Sky television and free wi-fi made it even better! The owner was very easy to reach and work with. We definitely want to stay here again!
May 2010
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Amenities

New Town Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Luxury family bathroom. Limestone clad throughout, under floor heating. Steam enclosure and high pressure shower. Large full length bath. Victorian style radiators and basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1) super king size, sprung divan fit for a king or Queen., Twin or Single Beds (1) single bed that pulls out to create another single bed (Trundle)., Baby Cribs (1) Fold away cot for infants., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) chair bed that pulls out to a single. This can be moved into either one of the bedrooms or the lounge area.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming

Reviews

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Perfect Flat for Enjoying Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough good things about this flat, and the owner. From the very beginning Morris made himself available to us And was quick to respond to any questions we had and to provide information about the area.

The flat itself is large, luxurious and very comfortable. Everything was as described and clean. A kitchen I am envious of was well stocked with the basics and a washer and dryer. The bathroom was a treat with lovely soaps and shampoos and an amazing shower. Master bedroom is very large. We knew the second bedroom was going to be small based on the description and photos, but it wasn't an issue (we have two teenage boys - one being over 6'3). The first night they both slept in that room and the next night one pulled the trundle bed out into the living room and slept very comfortably. We were in Edinburgh in August, and the street below was closed to traffic and being used for Fringe locations and beer tents. There were also fireworks every night over the castle - which we could watch. We were a little concerned about noise at night - not to worry: as soon as the windows were closed you couldn't hear a thing.

As if all that wasn't good enough, this flat is in the PERFECT location. You are two blocks up from Princes St (and of course Princes St. Gardens) One block down is Rose St - full of pubs, cafes and takeaway food. We walked from Waverly Station to the flat with all our luggage and it was quick and easy. While there we walked almost everywhere - Shopping on Princes St, to Carlton Hill for the views, home from the castle, after The Tattoo (in the dark and POURING rain - but that is a different story), to the Royal Mile and many other places. If you don't want to do long walks, the stop for the HOHO bus and public transportation is about 5 minutes.

We would definitely stay here again. Thank you Morris

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Practically perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Everything you could ever need, and more comfortable than home. Hope to stay again soon,

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Fantastic location, very spacious flat.

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this place!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very welcoming, accommodating flat in the Heart of New Town

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience. Easy walk to great restaurants. Very helpful and accommodating host. Gives me a great reason to return next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We originally booked an apartment in Leith which subsequently required maintenance during the time of our booking and we were asked if we wanted to move to another apartment in Edinburgh which we agreed to provided that the second bedroom allowed access to the double bed from both sides. We never got a response to both the emails we sent requesting confirmation of this requirement. When we arrived we were impressed with the apartment until we saw the second bedroom. This is definitely a single room NOT a double. The single bed does have a trundle underneath it, however, if you put this up the bed goes wall to wall and the only way to get into and out of bed is via the foot end which was exactly what we had stated we didn’t want. In addition the apartment had only been made up for 3 people despite the booking having been made for 4 adults so we had to make up the fourth bed ourselves. One of owners other apartments had two large double bedrooms and was free from the next day but we were told that if we wanted to move we would have to pay towards the cleaning ourselves. We ended up having to set up the trundle bed in the lounge as the sofa chair in the lounge is really only suitable for a small child not an adult. This resulted in one couple having to spend their weekend in separate rooms. In our opinion this apartment is misleadingly marketed as a 5 person apartment, it can sleep 5 provided that at least 3 of the people are children. Do not book this apartment for 4 or more adults unless you are prepared to scramble out of the bottom of the double bed in the second bedroom.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sue, My apologies for this inconvenience. We have let the apartment successfully to family's and groups of 4+ close friends for many years! We don't try to mislead anyone with regards the second bedroom it contains a single bed with the option of a trundle bed being positioned along side. The large communal rooms in the apartment and the great location usually makes up for any "cosy" sleeping arrangements. However, this was very much a substitute option to avoid cancellation and you were not keen to accept a full refund. The apartment offered, whilst not entirely suitable for your group (you said yourself, made up of large individuals) was a significant upgrade in terms of both location and rental rate. I completely accept that your booking didn't go smoothly, but we did try our best to accommodate your party. In many circumstances, when things go wrong, owners prefer just to cancel and refund - this is not our policy and we will always try to work with the guests as much as possible - so I will take a little credit for that. I was pleased however to hear that on the whole you enjoyed your stay. Regards, Morris
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We loved staying in this property. Beautiful flat with incredible views and fantastic location.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Edinburgh and we were so happy with this flat. The location is great with a perfect view of the castle. It is convenient to coffee shops, restaurants and great shopping. It is also a short walk to the hop on hop off busses which were a great way to see the city. This flat is well stocked with lovely furnishings. Access to the private key park was also a really nice perk. We enjoyed our stay and look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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The Apartment with best views of Edinburgh Castle in town
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Views of Spectacular fireworks party from Edinburgh Castle!
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An oasis surrounded by gardens!
Car: not necessary

Now booking for the largest arts festival in the world, The Edinburgh International Festival 2017! The apartment has stunning views of Edinburgh Castle and its ramparts, great for the end of the festival spectacular fireworks display from the castle with live orchestral accompaniment from across the street in Princess Street Gardens, at the end of August. Minutes walk from all festive major attractions including; castle, museums and galleries, christmas market and hogmannay festival events. It is a 5 star luxury apartment with all the amenities you would expect from a property of this calibre. Stunning decor, fine linens and sheets, comfortable funrinture and beds, sound-proofing / secondary glazing in bedrooms and working shutters.

As the Scottish weather turns cold, this apartment is not only warm as toast, but has the added benefits of underfloor heating in the bathroom and a wonderful steam/turkish power shower. The street atmosphere in December becomes very festive, with Xmas street decorations and winter fiestas, markets and sometimes organised street parties on a large scale ( the largest 'strip the willow' was put into 'The Guiness Book of Records just outside.

Surrounded by the best shops (Harvey Nichols etc), restaurants and bars, you are located just minutes walk from Edinburgh's beating heart in the stylish Georgian 'New Town'.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $67.56 per person per night
Pet Fee $67.56
Damage Deposit $540.47

All rates quoted are subject to season and group size and based on up to 4 people sharing.
All rates inclusive of all other charges, towels and linen. Additional fifth person incurs a premium of £50.00 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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