Stunning large upper flat for up to 7 persons in quiet location. Many major bus routes and amenities including golf courses close by. An ideal base if visiting the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe. Many Fringe venues are within a 15 minute walk.
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Apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland - Quiet Location With Ease Of Access To The City Centre, Holyrood Park And Major Festival Venues
Ian and Sheila McLeish
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- Jun 17, 2018
About Ian and Sheila McLeish
Ian and Sheila McLeish have owned the property in a quietly hidden Conservation Area of Edinburgh for many years. During much of this time however they have lived and worked abroad mainly in Central America and The Sultanate of Oman. They love living in this part of the city which is extremely quiet with a true sense of community but with ease of access to both Holyrood Park where they spend much time walking with their black labrador, Monty and also to the city which is a short distance away.
Ian and Sheila McLeish purchased this Apartment in 1980
Why Ian and Sheila McLeish chose Prestonfield
Our property is located in the Blacket Conservation Area, a small area encompassing 5 streets built in both Georgian and early Victorian times in the grounds of the now demolished Newington House in what was to become the first southern suburb of the city of Edinburgh. Lying between two major arterial roads, the area is extremely quiet with very little through traffic. However, there a large number of bus routes only a short walk away with routes which will take you to most areas of Edinburgh. If you prefer more outdoor pursuits, Arthurs Seat ( the mountain within a city) and Salisbury Crags are within easy walking distance and golf is available at Priestfield Golf Club. The completely refurbished Commonwealth Swimming Pool is 5 minutes walk away.This should reopen in the spring of 2012.
What makes this Apartment unique
The houses of this area are very fine examples of Georgian and Victorian architecture. Number 9 Dryden Place was built in the 1860s and has a wealth of Victorian features, high ceilings, large rooms, intricate cornicing and working shutters.Careful upgrading however, ensures a well designed kitchen/dining room with all fitted modern appliances and bath / shower rooms. The house was divided many years ago and the property available for rent forms the upper 2 floors of this large building. The views from the windows to the front of the house are quite spectacular, looking onto the hills of Holyrood Park. To the back, the views are over the gardens of Blacket to the Pentland Hills beyond. The city centre, the hills and many local amenities make this a great place to work and play!
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Great apartment in a great location and VGVFM
This was the perfect base for a group of six to explore Edinburgh from. It has everything anyone would need and great views of Arthur’s Seat as well. We would recommend it!
Many thanks Craig for your kind review of your stay at No 9.
We did enjoy meeting you all and hope we will see you again.
Sheila and Ian McLeish
This is the kind of place you debate not reviewing because it’s too wonderful - you don’t want to find it booked up the next time you are back! Lovely apartment- great space and well equipped kitchen. Ian and Sheila were great hosts. The area is like a little village between two main roads with frequent buses to town. Arthur’s Seat is visible from many of the rooms and it’s only half an hour walk to the top!
What a review!
Thank you so very much
Sheila and Ian
Great location, roomy apartment
The flat was huge, well equipped (particularly given we were travelling with two babies) and in a great location. Sheila was a fantastic hostess!
I am so pleased that you really enjoyed your stay at No 9.
It was a pleasure to meet you all including the babies!
Great place to stay in Edinburgh
Very large apartment exactly as described. A convenient location on a quiet street. Only a short bus or taxi ride into town, with Arthur's Seat in full view from the lounge. Recommended.
Thank you for your kind review, Nigel.
Delighted that you were able to celebrate your important birthdays in style!
It was great to meet you all and look forward to seeing you again.
Lovely property in a lovely part of Edinburgh !!
The property is spacious, very well appointed , comfortable and has everything you could need .
Dear Catherine and Ron
Delighted that you really enjoyed your stay at No 9.
It is always lovely to get such positive feedback.
Thank you for coming and do hope we may see you again.
With my best wishes
Lovely spacious property in a good location to visit the city.
Great stay.Well equipped apartment in a quiet and peaceful location.
Good bus links to city centre and all its attractions.
The beach at Portobello is a 10 minute drive away.
Other East Lothian beaches can be reached within 30 minutes.
Edinburgh Airport now has flights from many parts of UK, Europe and the USA.
Edinburgh Waverley Train Station is in the city centre and a short taxi or bus ride away.
There are numerous restaurants, pubs and takeaways in the immediate local area.
The Edinburgh Commonwealth Swimming Pool is completing a total refurbishment and due to reopen in 2012. It is a 5 minute walk away.
There are many small supermarkets and bank/cash machines locally.
This is an ideal base if visiting students at the Pollock Halls of Residence.