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Ground Floor, Central Edinburgh Two Bedroom Apartment

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious, 2 bedroom apartment, sleeps 4, in historic central Edinburgh

No 1 Bellevue Terrace is a charming city-centre main door, two-bedroom apartment situated on the ground floor of an impressive Georgian building in the east of Edinburgh's historic 18th Century New Town. The large apartment has recently been tastefully restored with a chic new kitchen, carpets and fresh colour schemes throughout.

Original details such as original flagstones in the entrance hall have been exposed, which set a stylish tone on entering.

The apartment has two spacious bedrooms and can sleep four comfortably. The double has two huge windows offering peaceful garden views to the rear. At the front, the bright and airy twin room has charming views over public gardens and a colonnaded neo classical church. Both rooms offer generous storage space. There is also a cot bed available.

Located close to vibrant Broughton Street with its restaurants, bars and shops, it is only ten minutes walk from the city centre, Harvey Nichols, visitor attractions and the serene & historic Royal Botanical Gardens.

More Details

Property Manager
Kate Carrick-Buchanan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

About Kate Carrick-Buchanan

My husband, Angus and I have lived and had property in this area of Edinburgh for over 18 years. We moved out of Edinburgh 10 years ago and have gradually built up a holiday cottage business on our country estate in Galloway, south west Scotland. In addition to our Edinburgh apartment, we have three holiday houses on the estate and a further one in the pretty harbour village of Portpatrick.

Kate Carrick-Buchanan purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Kate Carrick-Buchanan chose Bonnington

When we moved out of Edinburgh to south west Scotland, where we run a holiday cottage and farming business on the coast of Galloway, we wanted a base in town. Angus looked at lots of flats, but they were either up many flights of stairs, with shared stairwells, or dark basements. And then we found this one, which was under our very noses – right across the road from our house. Being on the ground floor with its own main front door, 1 Bellevue Terrace was just right. We love it as it’s a great base to explore the city, shop – you can walk everywhere. Although the decor was not at all to our taste, Angus immediately saw the potential , we bought it and then set to work transforming it. We’ve now been welcoming guests to our apartment for nearly nine years.

What makes this apartment unique

1 Bellevue Terrace is on the ground floor - so no flights of stairs to struggle up.

It's in Edinburgh's glorious New Town, so you can explore the city on foot from this address.

It's close to Broughton Street - which has lots of shops, restaurants, bars and delis.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a great time. The apartment was really well furnished/ equipped. The location was fantastic and all in all we would definitely recommend it - especially good for little ones.
Jan 2010
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Amenities

Bonnington Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hand held shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • The large apartment has recently been tastefully restored with a chic new kitchen, carpets and fresh colour schemes throughout. Original details such as original flagstones in the entrance hall have been exposed, which set a stylish tone on entering. No 1 Bellevue Terrace has two spacious bedrooms and can sleep four comfortably. The double has two huge windows offering peaceful garden views to the rear. At the front, the bright and airy twin room has charming views over public gardens and a colonnaded neo-classical church. Both rooms offer generous storage space. There is also a cot bed available.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The apartment has an enormous drawing room with double windows, which retains classical Georgian features and elegant 18th century proportions, a classic marble fireplace, which forms the centrepiece of the room and three comfortable sofas. The newly fitted breakfasting kitchen, with leafy views to the rear, seats six and is well equipped with an integrated fridge and freezer, dishwasher, stainless steel oven and hob, in addition to a washing machine. Leading off the hall is the bathroom with WC and bath. Benefiting from a main door on the ground floor, No 1 Bellevue Terrace is particularly suitable for families with young children.

Reviews

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Ground Floor, Central Edinburgh Two Bedroom Apartment
average rating of 4.875 based on 30 reviews
5

Location great for sightseeing.

  • 5 of 5

So well equipped, roomy , decorated lovely nice area.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our apartment - thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. I do hope we'll be able to welcome you back again soon.
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5

Perfectly Wonderful Georgian Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Just love all the space, the decor, the ambience. Comfortable beds and always well cleaned. The main bedroom at the back is wonderfully quiet, if you need a long lie. There's plenty of games for children and the kitchen is very well equipped for all eventualities. You could even bake a cake, should you want to!

Though small, in comparison to the other rooms, the bathroom is just fine. With older properties, it's of course harder to make additional changes. Great for families!

Even better if there were 2 bathrooms!

We've been returning annually for the Fringe and enjoy occasional short breaks at other times.

Bellevue Terrace is a great location: near enough to the action yet far enough to relax. Restaurants within 3 minutes walk as well as Michelin stars just down the road.

I'd strongly recommend this property to anyone visiting Edinburgh throughout the year. It's not going to get much better than this!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks indeed for taking the time to leave us such a detailed and glowing review - it's much appreciated. We love having such loyal guests who come back year after year and we very much look forward to welcoming you back for the Festival next year.
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5

Beautiful space, facilities and wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Kate was extremely good in communication details, and the space was lovely.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks indeed for coming to stay at our Edinburgh apartment and for taking the time to leave us a review - we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we do hope to welcome you back again in the not too distant future.
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5

Perfect for visiting the city

  • 5 of 5

Elegant and comfortable flat in a great location. The rooms are as in the photos, spacious with lovely high ceilings, a joy to come home to after a day's tourism. The flat was clean, well equipped and had everything we needed. Location is in a quiet residential area but just some 15 minutes walk from centre and from the train station, and with shops nearby. A couple of minutes away in Broughton Street there are several pubs, restaurants and cafes. Instructions were clear and easy and Kate was on hand should we have needed anything. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review and thank you for choosing our apartment for your holiday with the family in Edinburgh. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and I do hope we'll be able to welcome you back soon.
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5

Edinburgh Flat

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly beautiful flat- beautiful antiques & very cozy . Convenient yet away from touristy area. A shower would have been a bonus, but overall top drawer!!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A wonderful flat at ground level in a beautiful neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Next time however I would not rent a car. Parking is very difficult throughout the city. Rely on taxi or Uber. Bellview Terrace is a great location from which to tour the many sights of Edinburgh. And the beds were exceptionally comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased you had a wonderful stay in Edinburgh and at 1 Bellevue Terrace - it's an ideal place to stay and explore the city without a car as you can walk to most places. Many thanks indeed for taking the time to write us a review. I do hope we can welcome you back next time you return to Scotland.
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Map

Nearest Airport
7.1 Miles
Edinburgh Airport - 25 mins
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Barony Bar
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Braid Hills - 20 mins
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Waverley Central Station - 10 mins
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Earthy
Nearest Beach
23 Miles
Yellowcraig Beach East Lothian - 40 mins
Car: not necessary

Bellevue Apartment is spacious and well located on the east of Edinburgh's historic New Town - a World Heritage Site which is renown for its impressive neo-classical buildings and architecture. It is a stone's throw from Broughton Street, a buzzing neighbourhood with masses of restaurants, bars, delis and specialist boutiques and gift shops. It is a 15 minute walk to the exclusive Edinburgh central shopping district centred on George Street.

For an uplifting stroll at any time of the year, the Botanical Gardens are a short walk to the north of the apartment. From a cultural perspective, the Playhouse Theatre is also close by - approximately ten minutes on foot - which sees many West End productions visiting from Mama Mia to Miss Saigon and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; as are art galleries including the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

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Notes

  • What's included:
    All bed, bathroom and kitchen linen are provided. Central heating, hot water and electricity are all included in the rental price.

    Cost and availability.
    The apartment is rented out year round.
    Rental periods are generally arrival 2pm and departure at 10.00am - every effort will be made to accommodate other times. Weekly bookings are generally Sat to Sat but short breaks are welcome (min 3 night stay).

    Prices are offered per night and for weekly rental and include linen, towels, gas and electricity.
  • Contractual booking deposit: 20.00% rent

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