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Mark Howseman

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish

Beautiful Apartment in Edinburgh City Centre

32 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

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1 bedroom apartment to sleep 3 in Edinburgh's historic New Town

Designed by the architect William Playfair in the middle of the 19th century, Carlton Terrace, along with the adjacent Regent and Royal Terraces, forms part of Edinburgh's prestigious New Town district.

This comfortable one bedroom apartment within Carlton House has recently been refurbished and furnished. Situated on Carlton Terrace, one of Edinburgh's most elegant cobbled streets, this second floor apartment is in a prime location for the city centre attractions as well as its famous viewpoints such as Calton Hill & Arthur's Seat. The Royal Mile and Princes Street are both only a 10 minute walk away.

The apartment's position at the rear of the building ensures privacy, tranquillity and a south facing aspect.

Please note, this is a non smoking apartment.

Local Vicinity: As you walk out of the front door of Carlton House and face London Road Gardens, it is difficult to believe you are only a 5 minute walk from the vibrant restaurant and entertainment district of the East End of Edinburgh. The Playhouse Theatre which stages the latest musicals and shows is a 5 min. walk away and Harvey Nichols and John Lewis department stores are also within 5-10 mins. walk. Add another 5 mins. walk and you'll reach the shopping district of Princes Street and George Street.

Parking: Street parking is available on Carlton Terrace on a metered basis from 08:30-17:30 Mon-Fri but with max. stay 4 hours at any one time. Outside of these times, parking is free. You are virtually guaranteed to find a place right outside the property at any time.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mark Howseman (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks Mark - lovely, clean, warm & comfortable flat in a very convenient location for us.
Dec 2013
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Reviews

5
based on 32 traveler reviews

Beautiful Apartment in Edinburgh City Centre
average rating of 4.96875 based on 34 reviews
Copenhagen
5

Highly recommended apartment

  • 5 of 5

First, Mark - the owner - is a top bloke. Extremely helpful and always seems to have a minute to talk when you call up.

Second, the apartment is fantastic. All smartly furnished, very clean and spacious. And we were less than 10 minutes away from Princes street by foot. An extremely generous price for the high standard that is provided.

The description of the apartment is very accurate, and even though the third person takes the sofa bed in the front room, it never once felt cramped.

And there's a great French bakery 2 minutes walk away...but Mark'll tell you all about that when you arrive.

Highly recommended!

Phil

29 May - 01 June.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
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5

Excellent flat near Calton Hill

  • 5 of 5

This is a comfortable, quiet, and private flat in a Georgian terrace, with views over trees and back gardens to Arthur's Seat. It has high ceilings, is bright and airy, and comes fully equipped with washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV/video, and music system. The location is convenient for buses, the tram, and tourist sites including Calton Hill, Holyrood Palace and park, the Royal Mile, and Princes Street. Mark, the owner, is very helpful and accommodating.

Our stay last year was so enjoyable that we returned for a longer period this year, and we plan to make this our home base for future visits to Edinburgh. This quiet, well maintained, elegant flat is highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location

  • 4 of 5

We spent a great week at this flat, Mark was very welcoming and the accommodation was very clean and well presented.

The location is great for exploring this amazing city.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Superb home from home

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautifully appointed, whilst remaining homely and comfortable. The location is perfect, just a 10-15 minute walk to Princes Street or the Old Town, yet far enough away that peace and quiet is all you wake up to. We even saw squirrels! I have already recommended it to friends, and it will be my first point of call on my next visit to Edinburgh.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Atlantic Beach, Florida
5

Perfectly peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This flat was the perfect spot to relax after the hustle and bustle of sightseeing. The location was within walking distance of attractions, but set apart enough that we felt like we were getting away from typical tourist spots. It was well stocked with everything needed to stay in and cook. It was well decorated and comfortable. The owner was very prompt with replies and very pleasant to work with. I highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful apartment in a great Edinburgh neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

The flat is very elegantly and tastefully furnished, and the 12' ceilings in the living area are an added plus. The bath is great with both a tub and shower, the kitchen is modern and well-stocked, and the bed comfortable. We did a lot of walking and many of the city's attractions are within a 20-30 minute walk, including the Palace and the Royal Mile. There are several restaurants shops and places to get groceries within reasonable walking distance. For longer distances to the attractions, if you don't want to use a cab all the time, the bus system is very good. There are stops near the flat, and the system's website has a great trip planner function to tell you what bus lines are near the stops close to the flat. If you do have any mobility issues, there is no lift and 3 flights of stairs (but they are very wide). The owner, Mark, is great. He is nearby, and responded to emails both before arrival, and during our stay in a very prompt manner. If you are spending time in Edinburgh, We highly recommend choosing this flat!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Edinburgh International Airport
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Rosyth
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Edinburgh Waverley
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Edinburgh is steeped in history and as well as providing a city break location, it is also ideally situated for excursions to the beaches and golf courses of East Lothian and Fife.

The city is famous for its Georgian architecture, its open spaces and also its festivals, notably the world's largest arts festival in August and Hogmanay at New Year. The cosmopolitan feel of the city owes its thanks to its foreign visitors, university students and of course the local residents.

A walking tour of Edinburgh's architectural highlights starts on your doorstep and should go on to include the Royal Mile and the Scottish Parliament which are both within a very short distance.

Calton Hill, situated just behind Carlton Terrace is a must for any visit to Edinburgh as it offers fine views of the city and across to Fife and East Lothian. Holyrood Park with Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags are also within easy walking distance and here it is easy to forget you are in a city at all.

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Rates & Availability

New Town Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
May 1 2016 - Aug 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
$137
$687
 
 
High Season
Aug 2 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$209
$1,047
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$137
$687
 
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$111
$556
 
 
Mid Season
Dec 18 2016 - Dec 25 2016
5 night minimum stay
$137
$687
 
 
High Season
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
$209
$1,047
 
 
Low Season
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$111
$556
 
 
Mid Season
May 1 2017 - Aug 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$137
$687
 
 
High Season
Aug 2 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$209
$1,047
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$137
$687
 
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$111
$556
 
 
Mid Season
Dec 18 2017 - Dec 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
$137
$687
 
 
High Season
Dec 26 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
$209
$1,047
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$209
$1,047
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

All rates are inclusive of towels, linen, gas & electricity. Please note the quoted rates are for 1-2 people. There will be a supplement for 3 people so please enquire.

The nightly rate reflects that for a 3 night stay. The nightly rate for longer stays will be lower so please enquire.

Payment is accepted by personal cheque in pounds sterling or by bank transfer in pounds sterling or Euros. Payment is also accepted by credit card payment to my PayPal account but this incurs a 2% surcharge.

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Amenities

Edinburgh Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 48 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • A electrical shaver socket is located within the bathroom cabinet.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • The bedroom, with double bed, has a large built-in wardrobe as well as large and small chest of drawer units. There is also an additional TV in the bedroom with access to all Freeview TV and Radio channels. A roll-up child's bed can be provided on request. In addition there is a sofa-bed in the lounge for an extra person.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes:
The apartment has been tastefully furnished in keeping with the period of the property and the rooms enjoy high ceilings, ornate cornices and dado rails. Both the living room and the bedroom have large south-facing astragalled windows with full length curtains and tie-backs. The apartment has gas central heating throughout. The sitting area has a 3-seater leather sofa which can be converted into a bed if required and the entertainment systems are of the highest quality. The Loewe TV receives Freeview channels, incorporates a hard drive recorder and is attached to the Blu-ray DVD player by HDMI connection. The Bang & Olufsen CD/Radio provides outstanding sound quality and is set up for MP3 player connectivity. There is a selection of books, CDs and DVDs for your enjoyment. The dining table can seat up to 4 people.

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