About the property
- Apartment592 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 5 nights
Quiet One Bedroom Superb Central Location Gas Fire Place Nespresso Coffee
- Thistle Street, built in 1780 is the oldest street in the New Town of Edinburgh and is part of Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage Area
- sleeps 2 to 4 people, entrance hall, kitchen/breakfast bar, en-suite bedroom
- well-appointed 1 bedroom, refurbished to a luxurious standard, apartment is new to the short term rental market January 2015.
- extremely quiet bedroom overlooking Thistle Street North West Lane, located at the back of the property
- open plan modern living room / kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area overlooking Thistle Street
- new sofa bed bought June 2015 suitable for two people, included mattress topper, gas fire in the living room
- free unlimited WiFi connection 24 hours ~ Talk Talk Cable TV
- Includes hotel quality bed-linen and towels, welcome pack including tea, coffee, milk and toiletries
- large curved bathtub with combi boiler power shower
- Thistle Street is home to some of the finest boutiques, shops, restaurants and bars in Edinburgh
- a standard damage deposit is required, this is returned 7 days after check out
- All linen, towels, gas and electric are included in the price
- late check in available free of charge with the use of a key box
- Buzzer No.3 to enter the apartment, next door to Kakao Boutique
Built in 1780, 47 Thistle Street is an attractive 1 bedroom apartment that can sleep up to four people. Located in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town and only a 250 meter walk from Princes Street the central location makes it a perfect place to view Edinburgh whether you are a young couple, visiting for business or looking for a central base from which to explore.
Situated on the second floor via a communal stairway, this one bedroom apartment has a large open plan modern living room / kitchen with gas central heating throughout and a lovely gas fireplace in the lounge perfect for Scotland’s ever changing weather. There is a 42” LCD TV which comes with Talk Talk cable TV and unlimited Free Internet/WiFi. A modern CD player is also available to keep you entertained.
The fully fitted kitchen is well equipped with a wide range of utensils and equipment including ceramic gas hob, oven, microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher. There is a breakfast bar for two and table and chairs in the lounge area which can seat four people for those who wish to dine in. Thoughtful amenities, including washing machine, iron and ironing board and hairdryer, are all on hand to complete this home from home. A cot and highchair are also available on request.
The Master Bedroom features a French sleigh bed with sleek curves and simple lines and a large built-in wardrobe offers generous storage. The Master Bathroom has a power shower over a large curved shower bath and the combi boiler gives constant hot water on demand throughout the apartment. The Bedroom’s position at the rear of the apartment ensures privacy, tranquility and overlooks the quiet Thistle Street North West Lane. The sofa bed in the living room can sleep two further guests. All linen, towels, gas and electricity are included in the price.
The area has excellent bus and tram services which provide easy commuting in and around the city centre and surrounding areas. Although from Thistle Street most of Edinburgh’s sites are within walking distance from the apartment. If you are travelling by car on street parking is available on a metered basis from 08:30-17:30 Monday to Friday, all other times are free of charge. The closest car park is St James Car Park which is open 24 hours.
Thistle Street is home to some of the finest boutiques, shops, restaurants and bars in Edinburgh. For the discerning shopper, Jane Davidson, Pam Jenkins and Kakao by K stock exclusive designer women’s wear, while 21st Century Kilts provide stylish modern kilts for both men and women.
Alchemia Studio Jewellery specialize in bespoke and fine art jewellery while Pride Hair and Beauty offer pampering services to both men and women and could be the perfect way to complete your shopping trip on Thistle Street.
A short stroll along Thistle Street takes you to Hanover Street where you will find Henderson’s, a pioneering Scottish institution which has been offering cutting edge vegetarian cuisine for 52 years. As well as a bistro and restaurant Henderson’s has an artisan bakery and a Deli where you can buy home-made salads, soups and hot food as well as freshly-squeezed fruit juices and porridge. It also has a nightly programme of live music.
For lunch or dinner Café St Honoré, Iris, Fishers in the City and Cafe Marlayne all offer quality dining experiences which wouldn’t be complete without drinks at The Bon Vivant or Jekyll and Hyde Bar which is a on Hanover Street. The Jekyll and Hyde Bar provides an extensive list of cocktails, you can choose from The Seven Deadly Sins, The Four Horseman of the Apocolypse and The Seven Contrary Virtues. Just don’t expect to find the toilets in a hurry, I won’t spoil it for you!
EDINBURGH'S HISTORIC CENTRE
Edinburgh has been the Scottish capital since the 15th century. It has two distinct areas; the Old Town, dominated by Edinburgh Castle and its medieval street layout and the planned neoclassical New Town with its beautiful Georgian streets and buildings. The harmonious juxtaposition of these two contrasting areas, each with many important buildings, is what gives Edinburgh its unique character. These two areas, the Old Town and the New Town, are separated by the broad, green swath of Princes Street Gardens.
The New Town was the solution to the problem of an increasingly crowded city and was constructed from 1767 onwards. The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Thistle Street and Rose Street were named after the national emblems of Scotland and England.
The city hosts the annual Edinburgh International Festival which is one of many events that run between the end of July and early September each year. The festival comprises the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the Edinburgh International Book Festival and the Edinburgh Film Festival.
Edinburgh has many museums, art galleries and visitor attraction. These include Edinburgh Castle, National Museum of Scotland, Real Mary King’s Close, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Royal Botanic Gardens, Scottish National Gallery, the newly refurbished Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Greyfriar’s Bobby Memorial, Scottish National gallery of Modern Art, National Library of Scotland, Museum of Childhood and many more.
Edinburgh Zoo, covering 82 acres on Corstorphine Hill, is the second most popular paid tourist attraction in Scotland and currently home to two giant pandas, Tian Tian and Yang Guang, on loan from the People's Republic of China.
Edinburgh is also home to The Royal Yacht Britannia, decommissioned in 1997 and now a five-star visitor attraction and evening events venue permanently berthed at Ocean Terminal.
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About Graeme Rae
Hi Guests, Many thanks for considering to stay at my home in Edinburgh. Whether your coming for business, pleasure or to visit family, I hope you will enjoy my apartment and all Edinburgh has to offer. I grew up on the outskirts of Edinburgh in Balerno and after graduating from The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen have been travelling and working all over the world for the last 20 years. During this time I’ve learnt to keep things simple has always worked best. I hope you see this in how both the apartments I’ve bought are laid out to provide you with a comfortable and pleasant stay. From an early check in to drop off luggage to Unlimted WiFi, Cable TV, Nespresso Coffee, Complimentary Red Wine, Flat screen TV’s, NEST Temperature control, luxury Linens, Dressing gowns and bedding. Add this to the additional space, privacy and flexibility of a private apartment, along with fully equipped kitchens and I do hope you have the perfect holiday. I hope you find my apartment welcoming and you might just notice the occasional piece of Thailand along the way. Any questions please do ask I’m always on hand to answer any queries. Enjoy your Travels !!
Graeme Rae purchased this Apartment in 2003
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Check-in: 12:00 AM
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.
Central location, 1st class choice
Comfortable, very clean, well equipped & centrally located apartment. The starter pint of milk & tea / coffee were most welcome and the welcome pack of suggested activities, local transport & operating instructions was one of the most comprehensive I have received. Plenty of wardrobe space & hangers. I would recommend this apartment as an excellent choice for a couple staying in Edinburgh.
Excellent location, well appointed and comfortable flat. Good restaurants on the same street.
Perfect location. Loved the flat. Washer and dryer came in handy for us. Everything worked perfectly. Very cozy. Also, loved the robes. Nice little touches everywhere. Will stay here again if in the area.
Lovely and comfortable flat. Great flat if you don't want to rent a car -easy walking distance to the Royal Mile, Princes Street, any of the centrally located attractions. Graeme also provided us with info on the trams, buses, area walks, plus there are more books and maps in the flat to help you plan your days exploring Edinburgh. Everything we needed for our vacation was included in this flat. You do get a bit of street noise, but not enough that we had a problem with it. We really enjoyed our stay here.
Lovely flat in New Town with a great location. Great local pubs and restaurants.
A few hiccups with the property is the only reason I can't rate a 5 star. Check in was an issue as the cleaner was still working in the flat after the 2pm check in time and the TV had no signal during our stay.
Thanks for your review Ellen, we work hard here at Thistle Street to provide the kind of welcome and quality of furnishings for guests to feel at home as soon as they arrive. Small things such as fresh milk on arrival and an early check in to drop luggage are available. This service is most welcome by guests. Thistle Street is a small Independent home from which I rely heavily on past reviews. And I stand by those past reviews 100 %. The cleaner you met at around 14:30 hrs had finished preparing the flat before your expected arrival at 15:00hrs and as such the flat was prepared on time. The TV is Talk Talk TV. All these channels were readily available and working during your stay. Talk Talk provide a set amount of standard free channels which are free to air. They also provide pay per view channels such as Sky TV which is the channel you requested and mentioned in your review was not working. These are not provided for during your stay. This is standard throughout most hotels also. I do hope the above answers your questions. And I hope you have a safe and enjoyable travels in the future.
Perfect in every way!
This is a lovely property in a perfect location . Everything needed was in it although I could not get the television to work on the talk talk channels. However I didn't come to Edinburgh to watch TV so not much of a problem. Very comfortable bed with all mod cons. Thank you for
the wine !