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



Updated: 25-Oct-2016
Apartments in Edinburgh Penultimate Central! Great for shopping,restaurants,Festival events,easy access attractions.

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.

More Details

Details for holiday apartment The Walter Scott Suite: 5 Star Luxury Apartment In Central Edinburgh. , 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

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.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

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.

Speaks English, French

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From the Owner

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!

Activity and Interests

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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter 2016
16 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas & New Year Period
18 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2016
5 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
Easter 2016
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2016
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
Edinburgh Festival 2016
1 Aug 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

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.

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Updated: 25-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


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  • Hair Dryer
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  • 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


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • town


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • 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.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • 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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