About the property
- Apartment10763 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
Elegant central parkside 3 bed, 3rd floor flat , ample room for 7, mod cons
3rd floor 3 bed Victorian flat full of light + space, overlooking lovely park and nearby hills. Expect large rooms, ornate ceilings, antique furniture, wooden floors with oriental rugs, books and original pictures and a comfortable home from home. Stair access.
Huge very well equipped kitchen diner with filter and expresso coffee machines, dishwasher,, oven, hob, micro, fridge freezer, washing machine. All you need if you're a keen cook. Seats 7.
2 double bedrooms with ample storage , both with extensive views over the city.
Small bedroom with comfortable single loft bed with ladder, storage and desk space. Fun for an older child.
Elegant south facing lounge with some antique furniture and original pictures. + kingsized sofa-bed (super comfortable). Smart TV,, Netflix, DVD player, Tivo box, many books. Uninterrupted view of park and hills.
Newly refurbished bathroom, with bath, shower, basin, toilet and storage.
High speed wi-fi throughout the flat.
Toiletries, hairdryer, linen and towels provided
A travel cot and high chair are provided. There are some toys and games and many books, including some for older children, in the flat..
Milk, tea, coffee, biscuits and some cooking essentials, including spices, provided
THE BUILDING AND AMENITIES
The flat is in a typical Scottish tenement, as built by the Victorians. Expect an imposing grey stone, bay windowed exterior, communal hall with its original tiled walls, wide stone staircase with cupola, and friendly neighbours. Don't expect a lift.
The guests have access to all the amenities the flat enjoys. There is a shared garden behind the building and the downstairs hall and stairs are shared with the other six flats in the building. There are two fold up chairs in the hall which can be taken to garden or to the park across the road on sunny days.
There is free parking in the street outside and free evening parking in the adjacent street.
The flat is in the heart of the urban village of Shandon with its friendly atmosphere, and excellent local shops and eateries (including a deli, a coffee shop, flower shop and beauty parlour and a good Chinese takeaway). We're 5 minutes from the vibrant Fountainbridge area, with cinemas, restaurants and a supermarket. Sainsburys superstore is five minutes in the other direction.
Dalry Swimcentre, restored Victorian bathing pool, is 10 minutes away. Craiglockhart Leisure Centre is newly refurbished, with gym, tennis, canoeing and sports facilities.
Our favourite local pub and restaurant, The Caley Sample Room, is five minutes on foot and stocks an huge selection of beers, wines and whiskies. Their food is award winning.
Across the road is lovely Harrison Park, which has a large children's play area and plenty of room for either kicking a ball around or enjoying the sunshine. You can walk or cycle the path beside the Union Canal (across the park) or hire a boat or canoe.
GETTING TO THE FLAT AND GETTING AROUND
From the airport take the tram or express bus to Haymarket mainline railway station. (20/25 minutes) The flat is 5 minutes by car/taxi or 15 minutes by numbers 4, 34 or 44 bus from Haymarket station. There is a taxi rank at the station.
Or, take the number 35 bus direct from the airport to our nearest bus stop on Slateford Road - but please be aware that this does take longer than the tram/Airport bus option.
An excellent bus service (5 minutes walk away in Slateford Road) runs to the City Centre, (no 34) Edinburgh Castle, the Old Town and Leith (no 35) and Haymarket Station (4, 44). A 7 minute walk takes you to the nos 10 and 27 services which take a different, very attractive route into town and the 27 stops right at the Museum of Scotland, then takes you down into Edinburgh's Georgian New Town!.
You can walk or cycle into the city centre in 25 minutes along the Union Canal and this lovely commute has Edinburgh folk using it in droves
Check-in is flexible and normally from 3pm until midnight. Check-ins after 11pm will incur an additional fee. If a check-in after midnight is unavoidable, special arrangements for picking up the key will be made.
I live some way away and will not be present during your stay, but you can pick up the keys from my co-host, who lives very nearby and can be shown round the flat personally.. I’ll put you in direct contact with my co-host to confirm your arrival time and key handover details.
You can expect a rapid response from me or my co-host and normally a personal visit in case of problems
In the flat you'll find a Welcome Note, telling you about using the flat and getting around, as well as reminding you of my house rules. I or my co-host will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French, German, Dutch
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Liz Sterland
I'm a retired charity worker and social worker in my sixties. I'm from East Anglia. I lived in Scotland for many years and now I live in the north of England close to Hadrians Wall.
Liz Sterland purchased this Apartment in 2002
Why Liz Sterland chose Haymarket
The flat was my main home for 10 years and is still a much loved second home. Edinburgh is a beautiful and cosmopolitan city which I fell in love with and moved to in my twenties. I still love going back to my flat and the Shandon area, exploring all the places to visit nearby and enjoying the galleries, and the buzz of the city. My favourite walks are strolling into the city along the towpath of the Union Canal or walking the Water of Leith, (only 10 minutes walk from the flat) through the city to the ancient and picturesque Leith Harbour.
What makes this Apartment unique
This flat fulfils all my requirements for city living. It's light and spacious and the views are stunning. I can walk, cycle or bus easily into the city centre, but the environment is peaceful and the location friendly, with a village feel. There is free parking in the street outside, unusual so close to the city centre.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Gemütliche, gut ausgestattete Wohnung in sehr guter Lage
Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Die Wohnung ist ruhig und liegt in einem schönen Viertel. In der Nähe gibt es zwei Bushaltestellen, von denen aus man sehr mobil ist. Ein Auto benötigt man nicht.
Thanks for your review. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay.
A walk into town along the lovely Union Canal just 100 metres away is a must. From the end of the canal (20 minute walk) you can be at Edinburgh Castle in 5 minutes, also the ancient Grassmarket area, (10 minutes) the Royal Mile(15 minutes) and Princes Street.(10 minutes) Walk also the Water of Leith river, which can be accessed by a 10 minute walk and will take you through the heart of the city down to the historic Leith docks and the yacht Britannia. Enjoy birdwatching on the river and stop of at the Gallery of Modern Art for a look at the artwork and a meal or coffee. Visit the Water of Leith Visitors centre. Visit historic Saughton Park. (15 minute walk) Swim at the restored victorian baths at Dalry. (10 minutes) Enjoy a range of sporting activities including tennis, canoeing, and the gym at Craiglockhart Leisure Centre (10 minutes). Canoe or row on the Union Canal (3 minutes) Eat award winning food and enjoy the huge range of beers, wines and whiskies at the Caley Sample Room (5 minute walk) Enjoy the cinema at Cineworld (10 minutes walk), or the Cameo cinema (20 minute walk)
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates The following House Rules apply: The property is not suitable for parties or stag and hen weekends. Please respect your neighbours by observing quiet when climbing the communal stairs to the apartment Quiet time after 10pm Your security deposit will be subject to deductions if there is i. damage to the property or furnishings; ii. dirt or other mess requiring excessive cleaning; or iii. any other greater than normal cost incurred by the homeowner due to the guest’s use of the property Keys to be returned through the letter box on apartment door after check-out are subject to change until reservation is confirmed During the winter months the minimum stay is 3 months and the apartment can take no more than 3 guests, and their occasional visitors