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Luxury Central Flat In Heart Of Edinburgh - Stunning Castle Views!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 452 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Two Bedroom, Two Bathroom, Master On-suite, Immpecable Decor

For reviews on this property please see on the HomeAway, sister Owners Direct site for property number - 8102145.

Stunning city centre apartment with amazing views of Edinburgh Castle in the heart of Edinburgh. New on the market, 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.

The apartment opens into a square reception hall providing access to all rooms. To the front of the flat and with a southerly aspect from its twin sash and case windows is a magnificent drawing room featuring a gas fire with iron grate and pretty timber mantle, dado panelling and delicate plaster work. A glazed door provides secondary access from the drawing room into a striking breakfasting kitchen fitted with an attractive range of painted timber units topped with thick granite surfaces and incorporating a full range of integrated Baumatic appliances including a recessed range cooker set within a bespoke pediment, oven/grill, and microwave as well as a AEG washing machine and full height fridge/freezer. The kitchen is well equipped to a high standard with everything you might need to make your visit more like home.

The bedrooms comprise a generously proportioned master bedroom with dual aspect views towards the castle and features secondary double glazing while also benefitting from a luxurious en suite shower room. The second double bedroom has full working shutters and is served by an equally well fitted bathroom off the hall. There is currenly also a double bed in the second bedroom, but for a rental of one week or more than this can be switched to two singles. There is also the option of a pull-out bed for a fifth guest or over night visitor (rates vary depending on total groups size and time of year). The apartment is located on the second floor of the building - one of the first tenements to go up in The Georgian 'New Town' designed by the architect of The New Town, James Craig in approx 1790.

We have two luxury apartments in this unprecedented central location. For those who've larger parties or would like a choice of decor. "The Walter Scott Suite" sits above this one on the 2nd floor and has a sumptuous, mature but contemporary decor. Sharing the same elevation with equally stunning castle views. It can be viewed at www.vrbo.com/185667

Please contact us directly for details of discounted rates for dual bookings etc.

More Details

Property Manager
Morris Paton
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Morris Paton

I've owned another property in this building for more than ten years, both as my home and as a rental (as detailed above). When the opportunity came up to purchase the apartment directly below mine, in November 2012, the family were mobilised. It provides future clients with the option of renting both together for larger groups, and is also a different lay-out to my original apartment on a lower level, which in the absence of an elevator will provide another option to our visitors.

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 infamous '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 for a special discounted rate.

Morris Paton purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Morris Paton chose Edinburgh

Location is everything and sits in the heart of Edinburgh's stylish and atmospheric George Street surrounded by great services, shopping and amenities. It has stunning views of Edinburgh Castle. It has history, as one of the original buildings to be designed by the architect James Craig ( father of Edinburgh's New Town). It has access to residents private gardens, an oasis in the heart of the city just 2 mins from the front door, such a bonus in the summer months.

What makes this apartment unique

Stunning view of Edinburgh Castle

Unbeatable central location, just minutes walk to major cultural & historical venues.

Fantastic location in which to enjoy The Edinburgh International Festival (the largest arts festival in the world).

Amenities

New Town Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Floor Area:
  • 452 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 -
  • Master bedroom, contemporary decor, secondary glazing, high-end mattress, fine sheets and linen, large wardrobe. large Bathroom ensuite; shower and plenty of storage space.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming
Notes:
Two luxury flats are available in the same building, perfect for larger family events, weddings or special occassions. combined can sleep up to ten people! details on request.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Luxury Central Flat In Heart Of Edinburgh - Stunning Castle Views!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 35 reviews
Calabasas, CA
5

Beautiful flat in Newtown

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, spacious and clean in the heart of Newtown with views of Edinburgh Castle. Walking distance to restaurants, pubs and shops. We stayed here with our teenage kids and had a fantastic and memorable vacation. Highly recommend this flat and hope to return again.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Petersburg, FL
5

Perfect Location, Perfect Apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was everything we had hoped for for our family vacation and more. We arrived on an early flight from Dublin and the owner generously allowed us to drop off our bags while Irene cleaned the apartment, which allowed us to walk about without luggage (thanks Irene!) The apartment is centrally located to everything that Edinburgh has to offer. Having the kitchen and living room area allowed us to group together to plan our day around the kitchen table and then discuss our day over drinks in the living room. Would not hesitate to book this apartment again for our next journey back to Edinburgh.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Myers, FL
3

Very nice unit

  • 3 of 5

The location was great, right near the main street Princes, great for doing all the things you need to do in Edinburgh. Two minor problems: never could get the TV to work and had no phone number to call to ask about it, and we didn't discuss parking with the owner prior to the booking. We ended up paying $150 for parking for 4 days, and had we known would probably have looked for an apartment with parking included or minimal charge.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great Location, a little noisy at night

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this property for nearly a week, and it was plenty of space for four adults and an infant. The living room and kitchen are particularly spacious and well-appointed. We found the living room quite comfortable to relax in, watch TV, play cards, and read. The only drawback is the street noise outside of the bedrooms -- the master bedroom has double windows, which helps significantly, but the second bedroom does not. That said, you are in the heart of Edinburgh and within easy walking distances of many sights, pubs, restaurants, and shopping. Also, most of the noise is over by about 11 pm.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Heidi, pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay! Just a small correction, both bedrooms in fact have customized, secondary glazing (aucustic glass) and I went to a great deal of effort to get these right. You can see from other reviews how much previous guests have appreciated the impact the secondary glazing has on noise reduction. As the apartment is located in one of the most central locations in town, obviously city noise is a factor - actually mainly just on Friday and Saturdays - but we've strived to create a "stylish oasis" in the heart of town at a fraction of the price that you would expect to pay in a luxury hotel. We hope to have you back at some point in the future. Regards Morris
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northern Illinois
5

Great home base from which to explore all that Edinburgh has to offer.

  • 5 of 5

Our first time out of the US, we traveled to Edinburgh to meet our son who is studying in England. After much searching on the internet, we found this flat in the heart of old Edinburgh, with the famous Castle viewable from our window! The home was beautifully decorated, peaceful, and clean! The kitchen was fully stocked, the beds super comfortable, and the living room had a fantastic sound system along with a variety of movies for a rainy evening! Right around the corner were fantastic restaurants and shopping! If we ever get back to Edinburgh, we will be sure to stay here!!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful condo with amazing location

  • 5 of 5

This condo is super nice and plush -- very high end and comfy! If you are not staying in Old Town by the castle, this is by far the best location. Its right on a main corner (yet very quiet in the condo) in middle of all of the shops and restaurants. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
1000 Metres
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: not necessary

Now booking for the largest arts festival in the world The Edinburgh International Festival & throughout the year! The best views of Edinburgh Castle from the apartment, including the end of festival spectacular fireworks display from castle ramparts - dates still available. 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. City centre living but with 'sound-proofing' in Master bedroom and working shutters. Private garden for residents only just 2 mins walk, surrounded by great shopping, restaurants and bars.

Hopefully more people can now have the chance of experiencing this luxury apartment right in the heart of the city with the new winter rates! As Winter approaches, 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 organized street parties.

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Rates & Availability

New Town Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$356
$2,329
$8,409
 
 
High (Edinburgh Festival)
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$420
From
$453
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,717
$10,349
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$323
$1,940
$7,115
 
 
Winter2
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$226
$1,294
$4,786
 
 
Festive Period
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 4 2018
5 night minimum stay
$420
$2,846
$10,349
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$226
From
$259
Fri,Sat
$1,552
$5,821
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $517.45
+4 guest fee P/N $45.28
Pet Fee $45.28

All rates are subject to time of year and group size. All rates inclusive of all other charges, towels and linen. Additional fifth person premium of £25.00 per night. late check-in on request, after 19.00pm there is a fee of £50.00. The same fee of £50.00 applies for unauthorised late check-out, which will be deducted from deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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