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Luxurious Ground and First Floor apartments in Superb City Centre Location - Unit 93093

New Town, Edinburgh, UK
  • Apartment753 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • 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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    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Living Room
        2 sleep sofa /futon
      • The bedroom has an antique 4-poster bed.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Downtown


              • Luxury
              • Romantic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Parking
                        Meter parking is available on Queen Street and it is possible to load and unload on the street.
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Fireplace
                      • Garage
                        A full size secure garage with water, electric light and power is situated 400 meters approx away on Gloucester Lane. This can be made available AT ADDITIONAL COST IF REQUIRED.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Full gas central heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Security System
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Telephone
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Tumble Dryer
                        See 'washing machine'
                      • Washing Machine
                        Full-size Miele washer with combined dryer in kitchen.
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Free Wifi


                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            A full range of high quality,copper bottom, stainless steel pans + Le Creuset casserole.
                          • Dishwasher
                            Siemens 12 place 'whisper-quiet' dishwasher.
                          • Freezer
                            Built in. Combined with fridge
                          • Microwave
                            Siemens -see under 'oven'
                          • Oven
                            Two high quality independent Siemens ovens with multiple functions. One oven has microwave included within its functions
                          • Refrigerator
                            Built-in with auto defrost
                          • Stove
                            3 ring electric induction hob plus large high-output gas ring suitable for wok.
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Smart Box enables reception of additional channels including BBC I player
                                  • Stereo
                                    Bose Surround Sound system
                                  • Television
                                    Pioneer 46inch plasma screen TV
                                  • VCR


                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        The very large, private though communal garden, is accessed using the key provided in the flat is directly across Queen Street.


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • suitable for elderly or infirm


                                              • arboretum
                                              • botanical garden
                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • gambling casinos
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • golf
                                                          • swimming


                                                              • This flat occupies the Drawing Room (1st) floor of what was a Georgian gentleman's 18th Century Town House. The property was fully renovated in 1998 and our flat has been continuously improved by us since we bought it in 2001.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                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.

                                                                43 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Old School Perfection in the New Town

                                                                James L.Cambridge, MA

                                                                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!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                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

                                                                Peter T.

                                                                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

                                                                Percy P.

                                                                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

                                                                Hugh P.

                                                                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,

                                                                Cowbridge, Wales

                                                                Beautiful, Central, Edinburgh Apartment

                                                                Kathleen B.

                                                                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.

                                                                Don P.

                                                                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.


                                                                New Town, Edinburgh, UK

                                                                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.

                                                                43 Reviews
                                                                Wonderful 4.9/5
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