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Contemporary 2 bedroom/2 bathroom, Georgian New Town apartment with garden

Overview

Property

Updated: 01-Dec-2016
Centrally located, walking distance of designer shops, bars, restaurants.

2A Hart Street is an exceptional two-bedroom, two-bathroom garden property that was completely refurbished in 2005 in a modern style that pleasingly and interestingly both contrasts with and yet complements the exterior of this fine Georgian building.

Just an easy 10 minute walk from Edinburgh’s famous Waverley Station, Princes Street, the five-star Balmoral Hotel and designer stores such as Harvey Nichols, Mulberry and Louis Vuitton, the flat could scarcely be more centrally situated. Its immediate environs of Broughton Street are both lively and individualistic. Life is lived here around the clock, but Hart Street itself is a quiet oasis.

The interior walls are mostly white, with a couple of contrasting pastel-coloured panels. The kitchen is state-of-the-art, whilst the living area has an inordinately, comfortable leather sofa and an alluring electric flame effect fire. The bedecked and remarkably light garden has a striking water feature.

GARDEN: The garden represents this apartment’s best hidden asset. Mostly decked and therefore very low-maintenance, its unusual, soothing rock water feature is the centrepiece. This space comes into its own in the spring and summer months, since, unlike so many New Town gardens it actually gets quite a lot of sun, especially in the late afternoons and evenings. Being west-facing, with no towering buildings to block the sun’s rays, it is a rare retreat in this part of Edinburgh. Throughout the year, however, the inspired outdoor lighting makes this tranquil terrace an inspired addition to the property.

HART STREET: Compared to very many streets in the New Town, the elegantly wide Hart Street is a haven. Located just off Broughton Street, to the south of Forth Street, it is covered with tarmac. (Tarmac is one of Scotland's great inventions so, unlike many roads around here, there is no rude awakening by the sound of rubber tyres – yet another great Scottish invention, by the way – rumbling over the cobbles!) Hart Street is part of an exquisite Georgian development which was conceived and overseen by Hugh Cairncross in the early 19th Century. Robert Adam (the most celebrated of all British Georgian architects) was in fact Cairncross's mentor.

Situated within the vibrant Broughton village, with its many interesting bars and restaurants and inspiring shops, the apartment is less than 15 minutes walk from the main Waverley station and Princes Street.

The flat is just 5 minutes on foot away from the prestigious John Lewis, Harvey Nichols and Jenners department stores, not to mention the venerable Italian delicatessen, Valvona & Crolla. Most key Festival and Fringe venues are within fairly easy reach and taxis are generally easily hailed from the nearby rank at the top of Leith Walk. There is a new Tesco Metro supermarket in Picardy Place, under 5 mins walk from the apartment. For those wishing to rent a car, Hertz have an office in Picardy Place too.

Edinburgh's main shopiing areas of Princes Street and George Street are likewise easily accessed on foot as are the galleries such as the National Gallery or the Royal Scottish Academy - as well as the the lively contemporary commercial galleries around Dundas Street in the New Town.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Easy to find at the end of the tram line. Basement apartment with beautiful backyard, which we weren't able to use for December wet, cool weather, but not frigid, making the Christmas Markets enjoyable. It was a pleasure to come 'home' to a warm, dry apartment. We didn't use any conveniences except the hot water kettle for tea or coffee, thanks for the milk. Enjoyed the fireplace and cozy TV room.



Lizzie, the owner was very pleasant in her emails and my one call to her. Diane, was like a long lost relative. Her welcome was very warm and I felt we could call on her with any problem, and she'd be to our rescue. So nice to have good wifi to checkin with home.



Nice large beds, one a king the other a queen with nice linens and super pillows. I'm use to a softer bed, but really fell exhausted every night. It was nice to have two bathrooms, though I decided to use the bathroom with a shower and not risk the slick tub, but that was a personal preference, and with only daughter and granddaughter, that was no problem.



We did use a taxi a couple of times, which we found easily on Broughton Street, and took Bus 8 home. But when we bought a Family All Bus Day pass for 7.50£, good for 2 Adults and 2 Children...good value and make it easy to take the bus home. Also took Bus 15 to Roslyn to Rosslyne Chapel, all for that same one day pass cost. Loved the tartan bus interiors. One of our favorites outings was tea at Anteaques, and lunch at White Hart Inn. Was disappointed in the Gardeners Cottage. Loved the Castle, and Mary King Close tour



Edinburgh was near enchanted. The first time we heard a bagpiper in the distance was an incredible feeling. Loved hunting for our family tartan. Can't wait to go back...and to our Edinburgh home!
Dec 2014
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48 Reviews

4.9
based on 48 holidaymaker reviews

Racine, WI
5

Awesome Edinburgh Flat!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This flat was terrific. Very comfortable bedrooms and a terrific living room/ kitchen living space that was perfect for our family of three adults. There was even a lovely patio outside in a courtyard. It was close to lots of great restaurants. The Royal mile was just a short cab right away. All in all, this was an ideal spot to spend a few days in Edinburgh. The owner was very easy to work with. There were lots of Edinburg and Scotland travel books. We couldn't recommend this flat more highly.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grapevine, TX
5

Great location and well appointed flat

  • 5 of 5

This flat was the perfect place to enjoy our three week stay in Edinburgh. The flat is spacious, has comfortable furniture and a great back deck. The kitchen is easy to cook in and we entertained friends from the area over dinner quite well. The bedrooms are comfortable and have very nice linens as do the baths. We really enjoyed our stay here and used this flat as a base for several day trips. The location for touring Edinburgh is perfect and the pubs and restaurants in the area gave us lots of options when we dined out. We walked everywhere even though I have a heart condition so its central location was wonderful. The back deck provides a nice space to read or enjoy a glass of wine. This is a perfect flat for getting to know Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic--centrally located and also quiet

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I had a wonderful stay at the Hart Street apartment and enjoyed our visit in Edinburgh. We walked almost everywhere, and once we got out bearings found the neighborhood very convenient. The first evening we ate out at a nearby Thai restaurant and then found a terrific Indian restaurant for take away. Davie met us and showed us the ropes the first day. The cookies and milk on the kitchen table were a lovely welcoming touch. The garden looked beautiful, and we were only sorry that it wasn't warm enough to sit outside. This was the very nicest Home Away that I've stayed in, in terms of comfort, amenities, etc. and I recommend it highly.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A warm and very inviting Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

This Apartment was recommended to us by our sister and husband. Our first impression was WOW! Diane made us especially welcome and could not have been more helpful and friendly! Our accommodation was excellent...clean, very well equipped with all our needs catered for. A bonus was the courtyard as we are used to outdoor living. We were fascinated with the Castle and Calton Hill which we found quite by accident on our last day. I would recommend this property to everyone. Would love to return one day!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

It is very cozy and the location is very good.

  • 5 of 5

They were very kind. Information rich and the kitchen has everything. It is very nice to stay and it´s very convenient to walk to the tourist areas. Going to and from the airport I recommend the tram.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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denton tx
5

Perfect location in Edinburgh Scotland

  • 5 of 5

The flat is an easy walk to the Royal Mile and all the highlights in Edinburgh. The flat had everything we needed. Our group was 2 adult couples and there was a bathroom for each couple. The kitchen was great, the living room had a large TV and a gas fireplace that was very relaxing after a long day of walking around town. The flat also has a nice garden patio outside the back door. Overall, the flat had everything we needed plus it is a perfect location in the city. There are lots of great restaurants and even a grocery store within walking distance. We were also able to make day trips to Sterling Castle (Braveheart) and to Loch Ness. Bottom line - we would stay here again - and highly recommend this property to anyone going to Scotland. The owner and property manager were both very helpful and allowed us to make the most out of our visit to Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Edinburgh at 9 Miles Nearest Train : Edinburgh Waverley at 800 Metres Car: not necessary

Situated in the heart of Edinburgh New Town, this apartment is an ideal choice for its close proximity to shopping, galleries, bars & restaurants - all within a short walk. It is also conveniently located for grocery stores, wine merchants, florists, newsagents, banks, etc. In all, the perfect location for a short break in this exciting, cultural city.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
7 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£190
for 2 nights
From
£95
From
£190
Fri,Sat,Sun
£585
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year
23 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,080
for 5 nights
From
£200
From
£280
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
4 Jan 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
From
£195
Fri,Sat,Sun
£595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
24 Feb 2017 - 12 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
From
£225
Fri,Sat,Sun
£810
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
13 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£585
for 3 nights
From
£195
From
£245
Fri,Sat,Sun
£950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
18 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
From
£240
Fri,Sat,Sun
£850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
1 Jun 2017 - 2 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
From
£285
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
FESTIVAL
3 Aug 2017 - 28 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£900
for 4 nights
From
£225
£1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Autumn
29 Aug 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£510
for 3 nights
From
£170
From
£240
Fri,Sat,Sun
£875
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Bank Holiday Weekends: 3-4 nights minimum stay

FESTIVAL - will accept bookings that fill gaps in Calendar

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.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • city centre

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf

Bathrooms

  • Ensuite shower - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom (2.29m x 1.65m – 7'6' x 5'5'). The stylish L-shaped bathroom, located off the entrance corridor, has Italian grey stone tiles contrasted by a large, white, deep bathtub, and matching WC and wash-hand basin, as well as a good shaft of daylight through a frosted-glass window. There is a newly installed electric shower above the bath. The master bedroom has its own en-suite shower room with a highly efficient shower, wash-hand basin and WC.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Ensuite shower/wc
  • Master Bedroom with en-suite shower room (4.22m x 4.16m – 13'10' x 13'8'). Remarkably light and quiet, this very spacious bedroom is furnished with a vast custom-made super king-size double bed. It is fitted with wooden Venetian blinds and heavy curtains, along with a spacious wardrobe and chest-height chest-of-drawers. It has its own en-suite shower room with a highly efficient shower, wash-hand basin and WC. Second Bedroom (4.08m x 2.93m – 13'5' x 9'7'). Situated to the rear of the property, with its own access to the garden, this light and airy room benefits from a comfortable king-size double bed and a large walk-in wardrobe.

Outside

  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Open-plan kitchen/living room (7.85m x 3.78m - 2'9' x 12'5'). This is a superb, modern-looking, oak-floored space with double French doors facing west, giving access to the stylish, decked garden with its mesmerising rock-hewn water feature. The living area, which focuses around a large modern, log-effect gas fire, has a big leather sofa for lounging, a number of leather/suede cubes and an expandable dining table which can seat up to six. It is equipped with flat-screen LCD Smart TV, set-top box, DAB Radio, Ipod Docking Station and Broadband WiFi internet connection. The subtle lighting is controlled by dimmer switches. The cleverly-lit kitchen area has an extensive set of contrasting aluminium and white fitted units with granite and solid oak work surfaces. There is a stainless steel, six-ring professional range with oven and extractor hood, as well as a dishwasher, refrigerator and separate freezer. Nespresso machine.

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