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Luxurious Ground and First Floor apartments in Superb City Centre Location - unit_93093

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Queen Street

These luxurious flats are located in an elegant Georgian townhouse, less than a 5 minute walk from central Princes Street and provide a very high standard of accommodation.

The first floor apartment (no. 2) is bi-annually inspected by the Scottish Tourist Board and awarded 5 stars - a world class grading. The flat is superbly equipped with a 43' plasma screen TV and an integrated sound system supplying music to every room in the flat. The 3 large windows overlook the delightful private Queen Street gardens for which a key is provided. This elegant room benefits from a remote controlled gas coal-effect fire and the two large sofas convert into beds should guests be staying over. The modern kitchen has granite worktops and is fully equipped with Siemens washer/dryer, Siemens dishwasher, two Siemens ovens - one with microwave - fridge freezer, waste disposal unit and wall-mounted LCD TV. There is a 3 ring electric induction hob and a large gas ring to choose from. The luxury shower has a ceiling 'drench' head and 4 body jets. The bedroom, situated to the quiet rear of the property, has a fantastic antique 4 poster bed, fitted wardrobes and dressing table. Clock radio, hair dryer, iron and ironing board are provided as is free Wi-Fi.

The ground floor apartment (no 1) has a similarly impressive living room but has the added feature of an early 19th century wall mural. The kitchen is well equipped and includes a dishwasher and washer/dryer. The stylish bedroom faces the quiet rear of the building. Please note that the shower room is accessed from the bedroom.

The apartment overlooks the private Queen Street Gardens for which a key is provided. This is a peaceful haven in the middle of the city centre with manicured lawns, mature trees and an array of beautiful flowers and shrubs. There is small lake with an island in the gardens which is reputed to have given Robert Louis Stevenson (who lived on the other side of the gardens when he was a boy) the idea for his book 'Treasure Island'.

More Details

Property Manager
Francois
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
28 June, 2017

Available Rentals

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Notes

We will 'meet and greet' you at the property, show you around and answer any of your questions. We are also contactable during your stay should you have any queries (we live a few doors along so we are always handy). All these services (including the cleaning at the end of your stay) are included in the rental rate.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in New Town in Edinburgh and Lothians

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living Room - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The bedroom has an antique 4-poster bed.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes:
This flat occupies the Drawing Room (1st) floor of what was a Georgian gentleman's 18th Century Town House. The property was fully renovated in 1998 and our flat has been continuously improved by us since we bought it in 2001.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

5

Old School Perfection in the New Town

  • 5 of 5

We traveled from the United States with a husband, wife, and twin seven year old daughters. We stayed in the first floor (by European reckoning; 2nd floor for US) apartment. The place is absolutely stunning and beautifully appointed. The drawing room was comfortable and spacious, with high windows that poured in lots of natural light. The bedroom's four-poster bed was roughly American queen sized and very comfortable. The drawing room has two pull-out sofa beds. Kitchen had all manner of sleek appliances including a brand new Miele washer-dryer, one of the few we've come across that delivers an American-style dry and comes pre-loaded with detergent. Shower had top and side nozzles and plenty of hot water pressure.

Francois greeted us on our arrival and gave us a detailed introduction to the apartment, recommended local shops and restaurants, and some general overview of the area. He was gracious and made us feel very welcome. And the key to the private Queen Street Garden gave a lovely oasis of green space where our girls could run around a bit.

The prime location made it a 10 minute walk from Waverley Station and a short walk to all the shops, restaurants, and sights of the Old and New Towns. In short, it was an ideal, stunning home base for our Edinburgh explorations. We were sad to leave it, and look forward to coming back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time and trouble to post such a carefully considered and detailed review. It is always satisfying to meet and, even better, to exceed, one's guests expectations. We like this area of Edinburgh so much that our home is just a few doors away so we can only agree with your assessment of the neighbourhood. We look forward to welcoming you next time you visit by which time the four poster bed should have new, more luxurious drapes and an updated 65" HD TV should feature.
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5

Spacious and comfortable accommodation in a very convenient location. To be recommended.

  • 5 of 5

As above.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property and decor.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was clean, pleasantly decorated with all necessities to enjoy a few days in Endinburgh. The private park across the street is lovely. Recommend for a couple gete away!

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Fantastic

  • 4 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed our stay. We frequently use apartment style accomodation when we go on holidays and what we really like about our stay here was the attention to detail. Sure the furniture and the general feel of the apartment was great but everything you could possible need had been thought of. The location is terrific - close to everything but a little bit more relaxed than apartment right in the heart of the city would be. Next time we go to Edinburgh we'll stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this flat for 15 days and loved it! It had everything we needed. The pictures shown on the Homeaway site show exactly what the flat is like. The living room was huge and very comfortable. The flat has a large bedroom, with a very comfortable bed and a kitchen with everything needed. We had relatives in to dinner and had all the utensils needed to make a meal for them.

This flat is located on Queen Street and is within walking distance to everything. In addition to all the shopping and attractions, there are a lot of great restaurants and pubs close by. It was a 10 minute walk to Waverly Station.

The owner, Francois was a pleasure to work with. He responded very promptly to all communications and even came by the flat to answer questions we had.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

5 Star, All the Way!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 nights in this wonderful apartment on Queen Street. It's a lovely apartment with a comfy bed, wonderful kitchen (stocked with anything one would need for cooking), lots of light from the big beautiful windows, very quiet and walking distant to Waverley Station, Old Town and many wonderful restaurants and pubs.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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