À propos de ce logement
Central 2 bedroom flat overlooking Holyrood Park, with stunning views of Arthur's Seat. Within 5mins walk of Scotland’s premier tourist hub, namely the Royal Mile/Holyrood Palace/Scottish Parliament/Arthur’s Seat area. A 5mins walk in the other direction takes you to London Road, a major bus nexus providing access to Princes Street (5mins), routes to the Old/New Town, the Royal Yacht (15mins) & Edinburgh Zoo (30mins) etc. The apartment has FREE WiFi/Parking & is 5mins away from shops.
This central Edinburgh apartment (see our map “photo”) occupies a quiet position on the second floor of a traditional Scottish tenement building, situated at the end of a peaceful cul-de-sac that provides pedestrian access to Holyrood Park and is just 5mins (off road) walk from Scotland’s premier tourist hub, namely the Scottish Parliament / Arthur’s Seat / Royal Mile / “Dynamic Earth” / Holyrood Palace area. There is a Secure (buzzer) Entry System with an intercom providing additional security.
The apartment is situated pretty much as close as you can get to all the historic Old Town sites and visitor attractions in Edinburgh with FREE on street parking. Most of central Edinburgh is unfortunately (expensive!) metered parking zones.
The apartment comprises an attractive, bright, open plan living room / dining area / kitchen. It's a lovely open and comfortable living area with plenty of room to kick back and relax after a hard day out seeing the sights or attending a work event. The living room has a large sofa bed which pulls out very easily to form a good sized (6Ft 8") double bed.
The modern kitchen is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, a washing machine, dish washer, integrated fridge/freezer, cooker, microwave as well as electrically wired heat & smoke detectors. In the vicinity there are a number of smaller shops as well as (5mins walk) the substantial Meadowbank shopping centre that includes a Sainsburys (8am-10pm), TK Maxx and other outlets. However, for those that prefer to dine out, cosmopolitan Edinburgh is renowned for its large selection of restaurants, with a variety of restaurants / pubs close by.
There is a spacious bedroom with a European King sized bed (6Ft 6" by 5Ft 2"), a double wardrobe and integrated drawers for storage. The second bedroom is a single (box) room with single bed and a wardrobe. The shower room, with toilet and wash hand basin, has been recently modernised to a high standard. Off the hallway there is an additional toilet & wash hand basin.
A pleasant 5 minute walk through Holyrood Park takes you to the buses at the foot of the Royal Mile (which is also an Airport Link bus stop) or alternatively to London Road, a major access road, whose numerous bus routes provide access to the main tourist and shopping destinations.
As you would expect, crisp fresh linen, bath and hand towels are provided for guests and a travel cot and a highchair are available (FREE of charge) to guests upon request (you will need to bring your own linen for the cot). In addition, local information / literature, an iPod docking station and a small selection of books, DVDs & board games have been provided for your perusal.
Accès des voyageurs
This is an “Entire home” listing, as such guests are given their own set of keys and can come and go as they please. It’s your Home from Home for the length of your stay!
Échanges avec les voyageurs
1) Prior to your arrival: I will be in contact by email to provide check in details and any information you require before your stay (e.g. directions). In addition, I have deliberately created a very thorough Airbnb listing detailing what is supplied in the flat, tourist suggestions that have been popular with prior guests as well as a detailed Airbnb “guidebook” to aide you in getting the most out of your visit
2) Arriving at the flat: Whenever possible, guests will be welcomed personally at the property for the handover of keys, shown the leaflets / local guidebooks folder as well as how to work the central heating and how to get in contact with me if you have any questions. At this point I’m happy to chat and give local recommendations or, after a hard day travelling, make myself scarce!
3) During your stay: Feel free to contact me by phone or email if you require information/advice or assistance with any problem. I actually live just a couple of kilometres away (this is a great area!) so can be on hand quickly in an emergency
4) After your stay: Just as my business thrives on feedback (hopefully positive!) I realise that many guests themselves enjoy feedback as it can assist with future Holiday Let bookings.
- CHECK IN 4pm onwards, with check out 11am. If required, Waverley Train station has a baggage storage area
##Why the owner chose this property##: Quite simply, the best of what Edinburgh has to offer is right on your door step as the apartment is located in the heart of the City (see our map “photo”). Scotland’s premier tourist hub, namely the World famous Royal Mile / Holyrood Palace (the Queen’s residence) / Scottish Parliament / Arthur’s Seat (set in a 650 acre park, is the view from your living room window) area, is within a 5min walk, while a 5 min walk in the other direction takes you to London Road (a major bus nexus providing access to Princes Street in 5mins and routes to the Old/New Town, the Royal Yacht in c.15mins and Edinburgh Zoo in c.30mins etc). And, despite its central location, the apartment benefits from much sought after FREE WiFi & FREE on street parking!
##The unique benefits of this Apartment##: Without a doubt the apartment’s central location (beside Holyrood Palace & a 650 acre park), amazing views, pedestrian access to the park, close to the main attractions and ready access to FREE parking has been a major Holiday Let draw. In addition, I believe the fact that the apartment is fully owner managed / maintained, meaning you’re assured of receiving a personalised service, has lifted our offering above the pack. Nearby there is a major shopping centre (5mins walk), other shops / pubs / restaurants, numerous bus stops (including an airport / tour bus stop) and it’s close to the main train station (Edinburgh Waverley). In short, this apartment is a great base to make the most of your visit to Edinburgh! ................ I speak English; however please note that over the years I have found (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Translate very effective for assisting with queries & handling bookings in other languages.
STRICTLY NO PARTIES!
NO SMOKING IN THE APARTMENT or STAIRWELL! … Please respect the no-smoking rule
NO PETS ARE ALLOWED!
Please contact us ahead of booking if traveling with more than one infant under 2yrs old.
Our apartment is in a residential block, please be respectful of the working professionals living in the apartments around you. This building is their home and as such they are under no obligation to put up with excessively loud music/TV noise and/or smoking in the stairwell. Please bear in mind that our neighbours can, and will, report any behaviour that contravenes these House Rules to the relevant authorities, which could entail a police caution or fine.
Finally, enough of the heavy stuff!..... We really appreciate you booking with us & hope you have a wonderful stay in our lovely home.
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Both my partner and I were born and brought up in Edinburgh and have spent most of our lives in this beautiful city. I previously worked for the Scottish Government, in roles ranging from Policy Development to briefing Ministers, while Campbell worked for various on/offshore Fund Management companies both managing Client’s assets and in compliance/governance. Since early 2013 we have been managing our own Holiday Let business and, thanks to repeat business & many positive reviews, now both do this on a full time basis.
We are very experienced Airbnb hosts, were early adopters in the Edinburgh market, and to date (Sep16) we have hosted over a thousand guests. As you would expect, we have benefited from guest feedback over the years and have gradually improved our apartments with their ideas. In addition, we have created very thorough welcome folders and email our guests’ apartment specific (4 page) brochures which have instructions on the various modes of transport to get to each apartment, as well as information (& a map) on nearby bars / restaurants / shops etc and links to things-to-do while in Edinburgh.
Our business is our income, meaning we’re fully incentivised to ensure that you have a great time and (hopefully) come back again and/or recommend our apartments to your friends! We personally respond to each and every email, ensure our welcome literature is up to date and, as life-long Edinburgh residents, are on hand to answer your questions.
Please note: Our flats are NOT party flats & are deliberately not located in those areas. Our Holiday Lets are to cater for those who wish a quiet & friendly neighbourhood experience, with excellent nearby amenities, transport links & within 5mins walk of some of Edinburgh’s best historical tourist sites.