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The Walter Scott Suite - Stunning Views of Edinburgh Castle! - The Walter Scott Suite: 5 Star Luxury Apartment In Central Edinburgh.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,195 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



The Walter Scott Suite: 5 Star Luxury Apartment In Central Edinburgh.

Master bedroom contains super-king size divan surrounded by ornate cornicing (regal in style), extremely large with views of castle. Smaller bed room has "trundle bed" that can pull out to create two singles or double on request.

Large familly bathroom, limestone clad with underfloor heating. Large, double bath, large shower/steam cubicle with excellent water pressure, lime stone throughout including seat, perfect for relaxing after busy day.

Kitchen ofLime stone and corian throughout. Large and contemporary with three ovens including a steam oven. Island hob. Comprehensively well stocked to a gourmet standard.

Bosch Washing machine and seperate dryer. Dishwasher, fridge freezer, hoover, steam iron and board, hair dryer.

All floor coverings in rich Italian sisal. Contemporary and subtle decor with two large comfortable sofas, marble dining table and six chairs, matching consul and side tables, scrimp drapes to filter the light and working shutters. Large Flat screen. Wifi throughout.

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About the property

5* luxury central Edinburgh

We have two luxury suites in this building and unprecedented central location! For sake of clarity I have labelled the pictures with there respective apartment acronyms:

The Walter Scott Suite (2nd floor) = WSS

The Robert Louis Stevenson Suite (1st floor) = RLS

For reviews please go to The Homeaway sister site: for RLS Suite - www.vrbo.com/453347 and for The Walter Scott Suite - www.vrbo.com/185667

Another reason for selecting these names, aside from the "literary quarter" in which the building is located, is because I am the originator of the award winning, "Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour" (20th anniversary this year - 2016). Both authors of course quite likely to turn in their respective graves at the prospect, but because the building is situated directly across the road from Walter's town house on North castle Street and indeed directly across the road from the birth place of Kenneth Graeme of "Wind in the Willow's fame, I'm sure that you get the picture. Happy to offer a discount to all my guests on the tour which runs throughout the year! Details at: www.edinburghliterarypubtour.co.uk

This location on the corner of fashionable George Street and North Castle Street, is unprecedented for great shopping, superb restaurants and bars, stunning views of Edinburgh Castle, luxury decor and furnishings throughout. Access to lovely private residents gardens in the centre of town only 2 minutes walk from the building on Queen Street (keys supplied). On street metered parking surrounding the building or alternatively 7 x 24 parking only 10 minutes away at "NCP" on Castle Terrace. Acustic glass fitted in all the bedrooms for quite nights in the city centre! Stunning elegant lounge, with quality marble furnishings and large dining table for six people. Large screen TV & fast wifii throughout the apartment. Fab Gourmet quipped kitchen with three ovens, including steam oven and combi microwave. Separate Bosch appliances; washing machine and dryer. Large family bathroom with under floor heating, double bath, bidet and large steam shower.

I receive many queries about the second bedroom and whilst it is small, it can comfortably be made into a sleeping room for two people. The apartment has accommodated successfully, family groups and parties upwards of five people over the years ( we can also make up an additional bed either on the large and comfortable sofa or with a pull-down bed with sprung mattress). The large communal rooms, with high Georgian ceilings and stunning castle vista's, more than make up for a "cosy" stay for our larger groups, as I hope the reviews will testify.

There is on street metered parking surrounding the building, although I always recommend not to hire a car unless day trips are planned ( and even then), as the wardens are ruthless and fines punitive. That said, you can fill the meter from 6.30pm in the evening which will credit you in the morning, affording you that crucial extra couple of hours sleep! Alternatively, there is secure 7x24 parking only 10 minutes round the corner at The "NCP" car park on Castle Terrace.

We try to be as flexible as possible with regards check-in's, subject to other guests departing. Janice our amazing housekeeper, like to have your contact details direct so that she can keep you posted of early check-in's and of course vice a versa in terms of delay. If an early check-in is not possible, we can always store your luggage for you until the official check-in time of 2pm.

We are also very flexible in terms of pre-arrival requests etc, which we fully appreciate, especially after long hall flights. If you would like a stocked fridge on arrival, please just ask and we will take care of it. Please note that there is a flat rate charge of £50.00 for this service, which can be deducted from your deposit on departure. Where the grocery request amounts to more than £100.00, we require pre-payment in advance.

Please advise us of your ETA - expected time of arrival - as soon as you have made your travel plans, so we can schedule in housekeeping for you.

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Property Manager
Morris Paton
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Morris Paton

I worked as an actor for many years and as a radio broadcaster on the BBC, presenting arts programmes. I'm also very interested in cultural tourism projects and in 1996 created The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour, an award winning tour performed by professional actors. It runs throughout the year and Rick Steves, presenter of travel programmes USA wide, is quoted as saying in a recent review, "for an entertaining insight into the greats of Scottish literature, served up with new friends, good beer, and lots of laughs, The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour is my vote for the best way to spend an Edinburgh Evening!" so can't be bad!! Let me know if your interested in going on the tour at check-in and I can reserve you a slot.

Morris Paton purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Morris Paton chose New Town

I'm interested in all things literary and so when this apartment came on the market in 2001, I was excited by the fact that it sits just across the road from Sir Walter Scot's Edinburgh townhouse and on the other side of the street from the birth place of "Wind in the Willow's" author, Kenneth Grahame. of course, that's not forgetting that the apartment has unprecedented, stunning views of Edinburgh Castle and is in an excellent, central location for shopping, restaurants and culture - especially during The International Edinburgh Festival!

What makes this apartment unique

Very central location in Edinburgh's New Town and highly fashionable George Street. Surrounded by great shops, Harvey Nicks etc and superb restaurants. Stone's through from major cultural and festival attractions such as The Assembly Rooms, the site of The Edinburgh Book Festival, Princes Street Gardens. Extremely well appointed for amazing views of the annual fireworks display from the castle at both the end of the festival and at new year.

Available Rentals

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Changeover Day:
Check-in is approx at 14.00 pm and check-out by 11am.

Notes on prices:
There is an extra rate for a fifth person of approx £35.00 per night, subject to time of year.
August commands premium rates due to the Edinburgh International Festival and are subject to change at the owners discretion. The same applies to the period over Xmas and New year. Terms are negotiable. if split weeks are required etc please contact with requests.
Guests are kindly requested to provide expected time of arrival as soon as possible, as we offer a meet & greet service. A fee is applicable of £50.00 if we are left waiting without any prior information of delay etc. All relevant communications are forwarded in advance.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in New Town in Stockbridge

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1195 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Please ensure that keybox keys are returned to the box as soon as possible for back-up security.
Location Type:
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , This is a trundle bed. can be formed into twins or a double
  • Stunning master bedroom - bed fit for a king or queen, with Georgian period detail. stunning views of Edinburgh Castle! Supreme quality super-king bed with matching linen.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Notes on accommodation: Princes street gardens are only 2 mins in front of the apartment. Private gardens with access only to local residents are located 2 minutes from the front door on Queen street. Fully equipped kitchen, informal dining table. large and comfortable lounge with two large sofas and two arm chairs. Flat screen TV with Sky and Bose sound system. Wifii throughout. Two good sized bedrooms with secondary glazing in the master and working shutters in the second bedroom. Two good sized bathrooms; two showers and a bath. Outside: Keys to private gardens available on request. Surrounded by Georgian architecture, stylish shopping, great bars and restaurants.


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The Walter Scott Suite: 5 Star Luxury Apartment In Central Edinburgh.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Great Property

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this property. It is dead center near everything. Everything is within walking distance.

The whole facility was beautifully maintained with all the amenities. There is a large sitting area that made socializing very easy and comfortable. The kitchen was well appointed and large, as was the single bathroom.

The only two drawbacks we experiences was the very small second bedroom (barely big enough for two adults with absolutely no space other than for the two single beds pushed together), and the noise. Since the weather was very warm whilst we were there it required that the windows be open at night. There is a lot of after hours street life that happens near here. But if you're not participating in the street life it will be loud with windows open. (When windows are closed there is very little noise at all).

Overall, we greatly enjoyed our stay and would recommend highly to the right sized group.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lonnie, alas the sounds of city centre living! The bedrooms both have acoustic glazing to shut out the noise, as you rightly noted. Open windows in any city centre apartment will obviously come with the requisite amount of street noise, but the incredibly central location, convenient for all major visitor attractions, hopefully more than compensates for this. The second bedroom is very much a single room with a full sized, new comfortable bed, it also has a matching "trundle bed", which is very convenient for families with kids or adult couples who don't mind bunking down. Fortunately the shared living spaces; lounge, bathroom and kitchen are generously proportioned and so this room is very much only for sleeping. We hope to welcome you back in the future and thank you for being such a flexible guest, willing to change apartment at the last minute. Morris
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Went for Hogmany and had a fabulous holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Large flat, cozy and comfortable, well equipped kitchen, washer AND dryer, heated bathroom floor, steam shower, incredible location and terrific castle views. It was a perfect flat if you want to be in the city center and a short walk to everything. Easy to find the flat and access the keys upon arrival. All around a terrific holiday flat for a short weekend or the 8 days we stayed.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is the perfect location for anyone seeking a comfortable home base from which to explore Edinburgh. The holiday markets, wonderful restaurants, and major sights were at our doorstep. The kitchen is great, and the water pressure is the BEST I've experienced anywhere in Scotland. The apartment is also extremely quiet - the double glazing in the bedrooms blocked all street noise.

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

I can't express how amazing this flat is. It is in the perfect location and has all of the local charm. It enhanced our trip immensely! I was so sad to leave, but will definitely be back and will stay here! It is incredible an located near so many local restaurants and shops! I will always cherish the memories made here and waking up with views of the castle! :)

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous apartment in the perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

First time to Edinburgh, with granddaughter and family. The apartment was amazing with good view of the castle. Location was great, we did not have or need a car. Owner Morris was very willing to answer questions etc. Great trip, I would go back!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central accommodation

  • 4 of 5

Lovely spacious beautifully furnished apartment.

Well equipped, warm and comfortable.

Ideally located for visiting all main places of interest in Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

Please enquire about the award winning "Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour", which has been running now for twenty years, becoming one of the "must-do" attractions. 300 years of Scottish Literary history presented in a dramatic duologue by two professional actors, across four great pubs!


Splendid beaches are located approx 45 mins drive down the East coast. Charming sea side villages and towns such as North Berwick and Dunbar are approx 45-60 mins by car or 30 mins in the train from Waverly Station.


Edinburgh airport is located approx 25 mins away by car or bus.

Further Details:

North Castle & George Street is surrounded by great restaurants and bars and the best shopping street in Edinburgh, with only a ten minute walk to Harvey Nichols! Perfect location for Edinburgh Festival and cultural, historical attractions.