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Royal Mile 5 mins walk, FREE parking/Wifi. Central, quiet with spectacular views

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Space 620 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

2 bed, 1 bath, sleeps 5

'Royal Mile 5 mins walk, FREE parking/Wifi' is a fully owner managed/maintained, spacious, 2 bedroom apartment overlooking Holyrood Park, with stunning views of Arthur's Seat. The flat benefits from free WiFi and free on street parking, is just moments from the Palace of Holyrood House (the Queen's residence in Edinburgh) and is just 5 mins (off road) walk from Scotland’s premier tourist hub, namely the Holyrood Palace / Scottish Parliament / Arthur’s Seat / Royal Mile / “Dynamic Earth” area.

This central Edinburgh (see our map “photo”) apartment 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. 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, TK Maxx and other high end 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'), 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.

Whenever possible, guests will be welcomed personally at the property for the handover of keys. As you would expect, crisp fresh linen, bath and hand towels are provided for guests. In addition, local information / literature, iPod docking station and a small selection of books, DVDs & board games have been provided for your perusal.

Due to local restrictions, the maximum length of a stay is 30 days.

More Details

Owner
Eleanor Paterson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, and Google Translate is great for other languages
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 December, 2017

About Eleanor Paterson

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 finance companies.

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 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!

Eleanor Paterson purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Eleanor Paterson chose Edinburgh

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!

What makes this apartment unique

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 Google Translate very effective for assisting with queries & handling bookings in other languages.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had an absolutely fantastic time here! Edinburgh is beautiful and we managed to fit in everything we wanted to see. Thank you so much for your hospitality. Your apartment is wonderful and what fantastic views it has. Would definitely stay again if we come back to Edinburgh.

Best wishes.
Jun 2014
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Location

Holyroodhouse Palace
"Our close neighbours! The Queen's residence in Scotland. "
Edinburgh Castle
"Edinburgh's iconic Castle!"
TK Maxx Edinburgh Meadowbank
"Retail park with Supermarket and other stores. "
Sainsbury's
"Supermarket "
Grassmarket
"Great nightlife here - Lots of bars and restaurants, with views to the Castle "
Thistle St
"Lots of good restaurants here, Iris, Cafe St Honore, Fishers in the City, Bon Vivant"
Princes Street
"Shops and views "
Pleasance Courtyard
"Festival venue - very close to our apartment. "
Scottish Parliament
"Free guided tours are available "
Our Dynamic Earth
"Informative interactive exhibits about planet earth "
Waverley Railway Station, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh EH1 1BB
"Main train station "
The Kilderkin
"A great wee pub known for its selection of 100+ rums! Food is also served "
Wedgwood The Restaurant
"A fantastic high quality restaurant "
The Gardener's Cottage
"An unusual location, with great food "
Arthur's Seat
"A great vantage point to view the city! "
The Safari Lounge
"A great local bar serving reasonably priced tasty food "
The Manna House Bakery and Patisserie
"An artisan/craft bakery making fresh bread, pastries, cakes, patisserie and savouries every ..."
Cafe Truva Royal Mile
"Turkish dishes as well as a large breakfast menu, fresh paninis, baked potatoes & salad dish..."
Mimi's Picnic Parlour
"It is a mini bakery with a massive cake cabinet, bursting with cakes, traybakes, brownies etc"
Wildfire
"Small family-run restaurant, specialising in carefully sourced Aberdeen Angus beef & Scottis..."
Fishers in the City
"Long established Seafood restaurant chain (although this doesn’t detract from the quality!) ..."
Timberyard
"A restaurant aware of sustainability & the environment. Ingredients supplied by small, local..."
Khushi's Antigua Street
"Fantastic food. An Edinburgh institution! "
The Holyrood 9A
"Fantastic gourmet burgers, with plenty more large/small dishes (including vegetarian) to cho..."
McDonald's London Road
"Nearby fast food if you're on the run!"
KFC
"Nearby fast food if you're on the run!"
Pizza Express
"The restaurant is in a very distinct building, behind the Scottish parliament"
Hemma
"Opinion is mixed on this Swedish restaurant & as yet I’ve not tried it"
Xanadu Chinese Restaurant
"The restaurant from the outside doesn't look that great, however the food is pretty good & i..."
Sea Breeze Cafe
"A fairly average fish & chip shop"
Thai Pad
"A highly rated Thai restaurant. Great food!"
45 London Rd
"Cherry’s Cafe (45-46 London Road)- Great for a cheap breakfast / lunches"
Tesco Edinburgh Holyrood Express
"This small supermarket is open from 0600-2300"
Henderson's Holyrood
"Henderson's was Scotland's first vegetarian restaurant (1963) and has built up a loyal follo..."
110 Spring Gardens
"R F Newsagents: A local shop, ideal for basic provisions "
Circus Cafe Bistro
"Busy little Bistro / café with pleasant courtyard"
Empires
"Traditional Turkish café - open midday to 11pm (BYOB)"
Valvona & Crolla Caffe Bar
"Stocks high quality Italian deli produce with café attached"
Cafe at the Palace
"Nice café within the Palace grounds - handy for before or after a tour"
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Safari Lounge
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Rosyth
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Prestonfield Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Waverley Train Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Edinburgh Bypass
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Gardener's Cottage
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Midlothian Snowsports Centre
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Portobello
Car: not necessary

GETTING TO THE FLAT:

Transport Links are excellent as the apartment is close to several main bus routes which access most areas of the city and beyond.

A) Bus/Airport: The Airlink 100 service (£4.50) runs from the airport to the City Centre (Waverley Bridge), from where it takes c. 25mins to walk to the apt. The Skylink 300 service (£4.50) takes considerably longer as it takes a roundabout route and stops many more times, although if you alight from this bus at the Holyrood/Scottish Parliament stop you will have just a 7 min walk to our apartment, although we recommend using a phone GPS tracker.

B) Taxis: Are widely available at the airport & cost around £25 (depending on traffic) to get to the flat. Alternatively try calling City Cabs (0131 228 1211) or Central Taxis (0131 229 2468)

C) Trains: Waverley Train Station is a 15-20min walk away. A taxi to/from Waverley will cost c.£5 to get to the apartment. [There is baggage storage at the train station]

D) Car: Nearby access to the city bypass & motorway networks is very useful. It can sometimes be difficult to find free parking in Edinburgh City Centre but Milton Street is probably as close as you can get to the Royal Mile and the Old Town and be able to PARK FOR FREE at all times.

E) Tram: A quick 3 min walk from the airport will take you to the tram stop where you can buy tickets (£5.50 an adult). Trams run every 8-10mins and it will take c. 45mins to get to York Place (the last stop). Alighting here you can then take a Lothian bus (26 or 44) to Carlyle Place and it is just a 5 minute walk from here or you can walk from York Place which will take c. 20mins

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD:

1) Milton Street: The apartment is very centrally located with all of Edinburgh's tourist attractions within easy reach. Ideally situated for the Royal Mile (5 min walk), Palace of Holyrood House (5 min walk), Scottish Parliament and Dynamic Earth (5 min walk) as well as having the beautiful Holyrood Park right on the doorstep. There are also numerous festival and 'Fringe' venues (the famous Pleasance through the park, 10 min walk), the Grassmarket and Cowgate (15-20 min walk) Edinburgh Castle (15-20 min walk).

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2) Edinburgh: The Old Town's cobbled streets, closes (alleyways) and historic Victorian / Georgian architecture make it visually stunning. The grandeur of the New Town, designer/boutique shopping on George Street and an immense choice of restaurants and bars make it a city to suit everyone's taste and budget!

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3) The Festival city: Festivals are what Edinburgh does best, with something going on all year round. The high summer Military Tattoo & International and the Fringe are perhaps the best known, however to name but a few Edinburgh hosts the Science festival (April), Film Festival (June), Jazz & Blues Festival (July), Book Festival, Mela (August) and numerous gourmet food events.

- http://www.edinburgh.org/see-do/events/festivals/

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4) Entertainment: Edinburgh has a throbbing night-life, is home to various jazz bars, comedy clubs, while during the summer street entertainment & busking Bag Pipers are never far away. The nearby Playhouse (15-20mins) & Festival Theatre (20min walk) host an abundance of cultural events, including operas, ballets & stand up comedy shows.

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5) Walking in The Green City: Edinburgh is a fantastic city to visit and is small enough to walk around. Holyrood Park, Princes Street gardens and the meadows (tennis & pitch n putt golf!) are popular places for a stroll, offering a change to the ever present guided historical / ghost tours! For the more energetic, Arthur's Seat (1min away), an extinct volcano, is crisscrossed with walking trails and is popular with runners / cyclists as well as tourists for some of the best views of the city from Salisbury Crags. In addition, the Botanical Gardens and Edinburgh Zoo, home to the UK's only Giant Pandas, are both worth a visit and are accessible by bus.

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6) Running, Edinburgh Marathon: Billed as “the fastest marathon in the UK” and “one of the fastest in the World” Edinburgh is expected to host 40,000+ elite athletes in May 2017.

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7) Hogmanay, the Scottish New Year: The Scots word for “the last day of the year.” Enough said!

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All in all, in the sunshine there is nothing better than wandering around the streets soaking up the atmosphere. When it rains (which has been known!) you are never far from somewhere interesting to dash into out of the weather. Edinburgh boast a huge number of Art Galleries, Museums, theatres and live music venues as well as Cinema's, indoor shopping centres and entertainment Plaza's - something for everyone!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Edinburgh in Scotland

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 620 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ski-Out ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Newly installed toilet & wash hand basin
  • The shower room, with toilet and wash hand basin, has been recently modernised to a high standard.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - Recently upgraded
    Bedroom 2 - Recently upgraded
  • 1) There is a spacious bedroom with a European King sized bed (6Ft 6' by 5Ft 2'), a double wardrobe and integrated drawers. There is plenty of storage space. 2) The second bedroom is a single (box) room with single bed and a wardrobe 3) The living room has a large sofa bed which pulls out very easily to form a good sized (6Ft 8') double bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Royal Mile 5 mins walk, FREE parking/Wifi. Central, quiet with spectacular views
average rating of 4.7586207 based on 30 reviews
5

we loved this apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect for our family of 5. They provided laundry soap, bread, milk, umbrellas, etc. We appreciated the added touches. The DVD and book selection was great for our kids. For some reason the dvd player wouldn't play the dvds we brought from the US though. It was no big deal as they had a lot of movies there and on cable. We had a relaxing stay for a few days and could walk to everything! Comfortable beds too. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, convenient apartment, good location

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was clean, not sterile, but the way you would keep your place. Location was convenient, almost everything is in a walking distance. The apartment is on a smaller size, but this was not a problem for a me. The owner - Evelin - is efficient, easy to communicate with. Take her advice, and eat at Manna bakery.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Well-appointed handy apartment

  • 5 of 5

Nice apartment that has everything you need in it, including a couple basic food items so you don't have to run to the supermarket right away. Quiet at night. Shower worked well though it is in the narrowest bathroom I've ever seen (big Americans=big bathrooms). Walk through park to Royal Mile is fine but at night be prepared to use your flashlight option on your iPhone as it is quite dark.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yorba Linda, CA
5

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Charming. Very efficient use of space. The unit is not large,but use of space made all 4 of us very comfortable and we slept great!! The selection of movies is excellent. We loved buying a bottle of wine and making nachos and watching movies after a long day of sightseeing. We hiked Arthur's Seat moments after arriving. Just walked out the door and up we went. How cool is that! The only caution is there is not a lift and there are lots of stairs to reach the unit. luckily you only carry your luggage up once! It was a wonderful stay. We took Uber and taxis with no problem from this location.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles
4

Cozy little flat nuzzled near Arthur's Seat

  • 4 of 5

The flat was just as advertised, albeit some parts being a little smaller than the images posted online. The bathrooms were a bit cramped, but otherwise everything else was spacious and lovely. Great flat in a perfect location from all of the main Edinburgh attractions – the hosts were just as wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

On a recent trip to Edinburgh we stayed in this flat for 3 nights, and we were really impressed with the location and the comfort of the flat itself. The view of Holyrood Park and Arthur's Seat is really special. We were bracing ourselves a bit for a cramped stay for our family of five. We needn't have worried: the flat is efficient in its use of space, so it was quite convenient for us. We felt quite lucky to find such a nice place in the city, and Eleanor was an excellent host! Recommend with no hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £20

- PRICES ARE FULLY INCLUSIVE OF bedlinen, towels, heating, taxes & WiFi. 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).
- CHECK IN 4pm onwards, with check out 11am. If required, Waverley Train station has a baggage storage area (http://www.left-baggage.co.uk/left_luggage_edinburgh_waverley.php )
- Due to local restrictions, the maximum length of a stay is 30 days.

######## House Rules ########
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.
Eleanor

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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