About the property
- Apartment753 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights
This 5 Star (VisitScotland rated) apartment 2 provides sumptuous accommodation
These luxurious flats are located in an elegant Georgian townhouse, less than a 5 minute walk from central Princes Street and provide a very high standard of accommodation.
The first floor unit (up one flight of stairs), apartment 2, is bi-annually inspected by the Scottish Tourist Board and awarded 5 stars - a world class grading. The flat is superbly equipped with a 43' plasma screen TV and an integrated sound system supplying music to every room in the flat. The 3 large windows overlook the delightful private Queen Street gardens for which a key is provided. This elegant room benefits from a remote controlled gas coal-effect fire and the two large sofas convert into beds should guests be staying over. The modern kitchen has granite worktops and is fully equipped with a Miele washer/dryer, Siemens dishwasher, two Siemens ovens - one with microwave - fridge freezer, waste disposal unit and wall-mounted LCD TV. There is a 3 ring electric induction hob and a large gas ring to choose from. The luxury shower has a ceiling 'drench' head and 4 body jets. The bedroom, situated to the quiet rear of the property, has a fantastic antique 4 poster bed, fitted wardrobes and dressing table. Clock radio, hair dryer, iron and ironing board are provided as is free Wi-Fi.
The ground floor apartment (no 1) has a similarly impressive living room but has the added feature of an early 19th century wall mural. The kitchen is well equipped and includes a dishwasher and washer/dryer. The stylish bedroom faces the quiet rear of the building. Please note that the shower room is accessed from the bedroom.
The apartment overlooks the private Queen Street Gardens for which a key is provided. This is a peaceful haven in the middle of the city centre with manicured lawns, mature trees and an array of beautiful flowers and shrubs. There is small lake with an island in the gardens which is reputed to have given Robert Louis Stevenson (who lived on the other side of the gardens when he was a boy) the idea for his book 'Treasure Island'.
If you require parking please let us know. We can provide a garage space a short walk away, subject to availability, for an additional charge.
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- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 17, 2018
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Old School Perfection in the New Town
We traveled from the United States with a husband, wife, and twin seven year old daughters. We stayed in the first floor (by European reckoning; 2nd floor for US) apartment. The place is absolutely stunning and beautifully appointed. The drawing room was comfortable and spacious, with high windows that poured in lots of natural light. The bedroom's four-poster bed was roughly American queen sized and very comfortable. The drawing room has two pull-out sofa beds. Kitchen had all manner of sleek appliances including a brand new Miele washer-dryer, one of the few we've come across that delivers an American-style dry and comes pre-loaded with detergent. Shower had top and side nozzles and plenty of hot water pressure.
Francois greeted us on our arrival and gave us a detailed introduction to the apartment, recommended local shops and restaurants, and some general overview of the area. He was gracious and made us feel very welcome. And the key to the private Queen Street Garden gave a lovely oasis of green space where our girls could run around a bit.
The prime location made it a 10 minute walk from Waverley Station and a short walk to all the shops, restaurants, and sights of the Old and New Towns. In short, it was an ideal, stunning home base for our Edinburgh explorations. We were sad to leave it, and look forward to coming back!
Thank you for taking the time and trouble to post such a carefully considered and detailed review. It is always satisfying to meet and, even better, to exceed, one's guests expectations. We like this area of Edinburgh so much that our home is just a few doors away so we can only agree with your assessment of the neighbourhood. We look forward to welcoming you next time you visit by which time the four poster bed should have new, more luxurious drapes and an updated 65" HD TV should feature.
Wonderful property in an ideal location
We were met at the property by Francois who thoroughly briefed us on the property and parking arrangements in the area. The property is very large and the photos don't do it full justice, it was much nicer in real life. The property is in an ideal location only 5 minutes walk from some of the many restaurants and bars and 15 minutes from Edinburgh old town. We booked the property for a long weekend for a special occasion but wished we could have spent longer. We have already discussed booking the property again later in the year to visit the places we missed first time round.
Edinburgh in February 2018
This apartment is situated in a great part of the city. Edinburgh is a very walkable city to explore. Apartment was very well equipped with dishes, glassware and cookware. A tray would be nice(we may have missed it) to carry things from kitchen to the dining room table. We stayed in the first floor apartment. Felt like we were staying in our own place.
Excellent apartment in central location
The apartment is very well located and in easy reach of the main Edinburgh sights and some excellent restaurants. Francois met us on arrival and was very helpful with some useful tips about the City sights, transport and recommended eating places.
The sitting-room (as can be seen on the web-site) is remarkably large and well furnished. The bedroom is quiet (at the rear of the property) and the double bed very comfortable. It was quite cold in Edinburgh with snow when we stayed (14-19 Jan) but the apartment was perfectly warm.
The kitchen is a small galley type, but well appointed. The shower room is very small, but again it is well equipped with an excellent power shower.
Overall we have no hesitation in recommending this apartment.
A trip we can recommend is to St Andrews by train (with a short bus ride) It is a very attractive place.
Hugh + Sarah Price,
Beautiful, Central, Edinburgh Apartment
The apartment is in a unique location in the centre of the city of Edinburgh. It is in walking distance to shops, restaurants and transport and is exactly as described in the description. We didn't hear any noise from the road outside unless we opened the windows. Unfortunately because our visit was in winter we didn't take a look into the gardens but they looked lovely from the windows. Francois was helpful and friendly and explained everything to us. We would definitely like to stay in this apartment again when we are in Edinburgh. For us it was perfect.
Good location, clean and warm.
Excellent location, close to Princes Street and George Street shops. Many bars and restaurants close by. Very nice apartment with a bit of traffic noise.
This flat is located on central Queen Street in Edinburgh's historic New Town just a 3 minute walk from Princes Street. This is right in the city centre so all the city's main attractions, bars and restaurants are right on your doorstep. Other Activities: Sight-seeing, dining out
Additional information about rental rates
We will 'meet and greet' you at the property, show you around and answer any of your questions. We are also contactable during your stay should you have any queries (we live a few doors along so we are always handy). All these services (including the cleaning at the end of your stay) are included in the rental rate.