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Lizzie Norton

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french

Contemporary 2 bedroom/2 bathroom, Georgian New Town apartment with garden

46 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Overview

Edinburgh Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Centrally located, walking distance of designer shops, bars, restaurants.

2A Hart Street is an exceptional two-bedroom, two-bathroom garden property that was completely refurbished in 2005 in a modern style that pleasingly and interestingly both contrasts with and yet complements the exterior of this fine Georgian building.

Just an easy 10 minute walk from Edinburgh’s famous Waverley Station, Princes Street, the five-star Balmoral Hotel and designer stores such as Harvey Nichols, Mulberry and Louis Vuitton, the flat could scarcely be more centrally situated. Its immediate environs of Broughton Street are both lively and individualistic. Life is lived here around the clock, but Hart Street itself is a quiet oasis.

The interior walls are mostly white, with a couple of contrasting pastel-coloured panels. The kitchen is state-of-the-art, whilst the living area has an inordinately, comfortable leather sofa and an alluring electric flame effect fire. The bedecked and remarkably light garden has a striking water feature.

GARDEN: The garden represents this apartment’s best hidden asset. Mostly decked and therefore very low-maintenance, its unusual, soothing rock water feature is the centrepiece. This space comes into its own in the spring and summer months, since, unlike so many New Town gardens it actually gets quite a lot of sun, especially in the late afternoons and evenings. Being west-facing, with no towering buildings to block the sun’s rays, it is a rare retreat in this part of Edinburgh. Throughout the year, however, the inspired outdoor lighting makes this tranquil terrace an inspired addition to the property.

HART STREET: Compared to very many streets in the New Town, the elegantly wide Hart Street is a haven. Located just off Broughton Street, to the south of Forth Street, it is covered with tarmac. (Tarmac is one of Scotland's great inventions so, unlike many roads around here, there is no rude awakening by the sound of rubber tyres – yet another great Scottish invention, by the way – rumbling over the cobbles!) Hart Street is part of an exquisite Georgian development which was conceived and overseen by Hugh Cairncross in the early 19th Century. Robert Adam (the most celebrated of all British Georgian architects) was in fact Cairncross's mentor.

Situated within the vibrant Broughton village, with its many interesting bars and restaurants and inspiring shops, the apartment is less than 15 minutes walk from the main Waverley station and Princes Street.

The flat is just 5 minutes on foot away from the prestigious John Lewis, Harvey Nichols and Jenners department stores, not to mention the venerable Italian delicatessen, Valvona & Crolla. Most key Festival and Fringe venues are within fairly easy reach and taxis are generally easily hailed from the nearby rank at the top of Leith Walk. There is a new Tesco Metro supermarket in Picardy Place, under 5 mins walk from the apartment. For those wishing to rent a car, Hertz have an office in Picardy Place too.

Edinburgh's main shopiing areas of Princes Street and George Street are likewise easily accessed on foot as are the galleries such as the National Gallery or the Royal Scottish Academy - as well as the the lively contemporary commercial galleries around Dundas Street in the New Town.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lizzie Norton (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french

Guestbook comments from the owner

Easy to find at the end of the tram line. Basement apartment with beautiful backyard, which we weren't able to use for December wet, cool weather, but not frigid, making the Christmas Markets enjoyable. It was a pleasure to come 'home' to a warm, dry apartment. We didn't use any conveniences except the hot water kettle for tea or coffee, thanks for the milk. Enjoyed the fireplace and cozy TV room.



Lizzie, the owner was very pleasant in her emails and my one call to her. Diane, was like a long lost relative. Her welcome was very warm and I felt we could call on her with any problem, and she'd be to our rescue. So nice to have good wifi to checkin with home.



Nice large beds, one a king the other a queen with nice linens and super pillows. I'm use to a softer bed, but really fell exhausted every night. It was nice to have two bathrooms, though I decided to use the bathroom with a shower and not risk the slick tub, but that was a personal preference, and with only daughter and granddaughter, that was no problem.



We did use a taxi a couple of times, which we found easily on Broughton Street, and took Bus 8 home. But when we bought a Family All Bus Day pass for 7.50£, good for 2 Adults and 2 Children...good value and make it easy to take the bus home. Also took Bus 15 to Roslyn to Rosslyne Chapel, all for that same one day pass cost. Loved the tartan bus interiors. One of our favorites outings was tea at Anteaques, and lunch at White Hart Inn. Was disappointed in the Gardeners Cottage. Loved the Castle, and Mary King Close tour



Edinburgh was near enchanted. The first time we heard a bagpiper in the distance was an incredible feeling. Loved hunting for our family tartan. Can't wait to go back...and to our Edinburgh home!
Dec 2014
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Reviews

4.9
based on 46 traveler reviews

Contemporary 2 bedroom/2 bathroom, Georgian New Town apartment with garden
average rating of 4.9347825 based on 47 reviews
5

Fantastic--centrally located and also quiet

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I had a wonderful stay at the Hart Street apartment and enjoyed our visit in Edinburgh. We walked almost everywhere, and once we got out bearings found the neighborhood very convenient. The first evening we ate out at a nearby Thai restaurant and then found a terrific Indian restaurant for take away. Davie met us and showed us the ropes the first day. The cookies and milk on the kitchen table were a lovely welcoming touch. The garden looked beautiful, and we were only sorry that it wasn't warm enough to sit outside. This was the very nicest Home Away that I've stayed in, in terms of comfort, amenities, etc. and I recommend it highly.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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5

A warm and very inviting Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

This Apartment was recommended to us by our sister and husband. Our first impression was WOW! Diane made us especially welcome and could not have been more helpful and friendly! Our accommodation was excellent...clean, very well equipped with all our needs catered for. A bonus was the courtyard as we are used to outdoor living. We were fascinated with the Castle and Calton Hill which we found quite by accident on our last day. I would recommend this property to everyone. Would love to return one day!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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5

It is very cozy and the location is very good.

  • 5 of 5

They were very kind. Information rich and the kitchen has everything. It is very nice to stay and it´s very convenient to walk to the tourist areas. Going to and from the airport I recommend the tram.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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denton tx
5

Perfect location in Edinburgh Scotland

  • 5 of 5

The flat is an easy walk to the Royal Mile and all the highlights in Edinburgh. The flat had everything we needed. Our group was 2 adult couples and there was a bathroom for each couple. The kitchen was great, the living room had a large TV and a gas fireplace that was very relaxing after a long day of walking around town. The flat also has a nice garden patio outside the back door. Overall, the flat had everything we needed plus it is a perfect location in the city. There are lots of great restaurants and even a grocery store within walking distance. We were also able to make day trips to Sterling Castle (Braveheart) and to Loch Ness. Bottom line - we would stay here again - and highly recommend this property to anyone going to Scotland. The owner and property manager were both very helpful and allowed us to make the most out of our visit to Edinburgh.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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5

Contemporary, Clean, Quiet and Cozy.

  • 5 of 5

I loved this rental. It was very clean and well stocked. The beds were comfortable and cozy. The rental was very quite even though it is on the bottom floor. We never heard a sound from the neighbors. The condo is only 2 blocks from a grocery store and 4 blocks to the main train station. The lady who checked us in was very nice. There were several travel books and maps in the unit. It was a great place to relax after a full day of touring. I highly recommend this condo and would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
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5

fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

WONDERFUL APARTMENT WITH EVERYTHING YOU COULD WISH FOR SCRUPULOUSLY CLEAN .GOOD POSITION JUST OFF BROUGHTON STREET WITH ITS NICE RESTAURANTS.WE HOPE TO RETURN IN FUTURE

PHILIP AND JOAN

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Edinburgh Waverley
Car: not necessary

Situated in the heart of Edinburgh New Town, this apartment is an ideal choice for its close proximity to shopping, galleries, bars & restaurants - all within a short walk. It is also conveniently located for grocery stores, wine merchants, florists, newsagents, banks, etc. In all, the perfect location for a short break in this exciting, cultural city.

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Rates & Availability

New Town Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 10 2016 - Aug 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$255
From
$360
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,289
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
FESTIVAL
Aug 5 2016 - Aug 29 2016
4 night minimum stay
$308
$1,930
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Autumn
Aug 30 2016 - Oct 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
$222
From
$314
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,145
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn
Oct 3 2016 - Nov 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
$209
From
$294
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,047
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Nov 7 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$124
From
$249
Fri,Sat,Sun
$766
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
$262
From
$366
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,440
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$131
From
$255
Fri,Sat,Sun
$779
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Feb 24 2017 - Apr 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$216
From
$294
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,060
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$255
From
$321
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,243
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
Apr 18 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$209
From
$314
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,112
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Bank Holiday Weekends: 3-4 nights minimum stay

FESTIVAL - will accept bookings that fill gaps in Calendar

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Edinburgh Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite shower - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom (2.29m x 1.65m – 7'6' x 5'5'). The stylish L-shaped bathroom, located off the entrance corridor, has Italian grey stone tiles contrasted by a large, white, deep bathtub, and matching WC and wash-hand basin, as well as a good shaft of daylight through a frosted-glass window. There is a newly installed electric shower above the bath. The master bedroom has its own en-suite shower room with a highly efficient shower, wash-hand basin and WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ensuite shower/wc
  • Master Bedroom with en-suite shower room (4.22m x 4.16m – 13'10' x 13'8'). Remarkably light and quiet, this very spacious bedroom is furnished with a vast custom-made super king-size double bed. It is fitted with wooden Venetian blinds and heavy curtains, along with a spacious wardrobe and chest-height chest-of-drawers. It has its own en-suite shower room with a highly efficient shower, wash-hand basin and WC. Second Bedroom (4.08m x 2.93m – 13'5' x 9'7'). Situated to the rear of the property, with its own access to the garden, this light and airy room benefits from a comfortable king-size double bed and a large walk-in wardrobe.
Entertainment:
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
Notes:
Open-plan kitchen/living room (7.85m x 3.78m - 2'9' x 12'5'). This is a superb, modern-looking, oak-floored space with double French doors facing west, giving access to the stylish, decked garden with its mesmerising rock-hewn water feature. The living area, which focuses around a large modern, log-effect gas fire, has a big leather sofa for lounging, a number of leather/suede cubes and an expandable dining table which can seat up to six. It is equipped with flat-screen LCD Smart TV, set-top box, DAB Radio, Ipod Docking Station and Broadband WiFi internet connection. The subtle lighting is controlled by dimmer switches. The cleverly-lit kitchen area has an extensive set of contrasting aluminium and white fitted units with granite and solid oak work surfaces. There is a stainless steel, six-ring professional range with oven and extractor hood, as well as a dishwasher, refrigerator and separate freezer. Nespresso machine.

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