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

Overview

Property

Updated: 20-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

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 -and redecorated in 2017 - 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.

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About the Owner

Lizzie Norton
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2017

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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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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57 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(57 traveller reviews)

5

Perfect Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

This apartment really was perfect for our stay in Edinburgh. Since we were 2 couples the 2 bedroom/2 bathroom arrangement served us well and there was plenty of room for all of us. The beds and all of the other furnishings were very comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed. The location on a quiet side street really made it feel like coming home after a busy day of sightseeing. We found Edinburgh a very walkable city and from this location we easily walked to the Royal Mile, through the New Town and multiple small parks, the Leith river pathway, and Royal Botanic Garden. All sights were very accessible from this location. One of the best features of this apartment is the beautiful patio. At the end of every day we enjoyed sitting on the patio enjoying the peaceful setting. There were plenty of places to eat nearby as well. We really appreciated that the modern conveniences all worked well...WiFi, washing machine, and TV were all very useful. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone visiting Edinburgh!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Diane, the apartment manageress, gave us a warm, cheerful Scottish welcome. I especially appreciated that she honored my request to use unscented cleaning products since I am allergic to most commercial scents. The apartment is spacious and clean with a calming view of the inner courtyard. The beds are comfortable, and the amenities are great especially all of the John Lewis kit.

It's in a terrific location around the corner from trendy pubs and restaurants, yet it's on a very quiet side street. There's a Tesco Express 2 blocks away and a large Tesco's about a 10-minute walk down Broughton. A 10-minute walk in the other direction is the train station and the main shopping streets: Princes St, George St, and Rose St. We can highly recommend doing the tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia as well as one of the historical walking tours along the Royal Mile between the castle and the Holyrood Palace. If you do the castle tour, expect to spend some time there. There's a lot to see.

In general, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lizzie's HomeAway in Edinburgh.

Don & Bonnie Montalto

Buffalo, NY / USA

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Northern California
5

Lovely apartment in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this apartment for four nights in April 2017. The two bedrooms are both comfortable and relaxing. The outdoor space is gorgeous - I just wish the weather had been more conducive to us enjoying the space. Those who rent during the summer will be in heaven! We were able to walk most everywhere in Edinburgh that we wanted to go, and many shops and restaurants are a block or two away. The apartment is fully equipped with all kitchen equipment you might need and there are lots of guidebooks and other tourist information at the ready. My only suggestion for improvement would be the creation of an apartment manual to cover the appliances. Although we were shown how to work everything upon checkin, after a long, overnight flight from the states, it is hard to remember how to work everything. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, Texas
5

Fabulous property & perfect location! 5 star PLUS

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 10 days and couldn't have been happier with the apartment and location- truly perfect at every level! Located on a quiet street and yet pubs, restaurants, shops are literally around the corner. Furnishings are great and nothing mediocre or inexpensive in this apartment - loved the artwork on the walls. The garden was serene and enjoyed immensely! Diane greeted us upon arrival and she was above and beyond helpful with the apartment and our many questions for the area (we're from the US). Highly recommend this beautiful property and I hope to return one of these days soon!

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Ladies weekend in Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

This property is in a great location near theatre land in Edinburgh and only a short walking distance to Princes Street

The apartment is beautiful & spacious and very clean with a charming outside area. There are bars & cafes nearby but it is a lovely quiet street. We are thinking of another weekend in Edinburgh soon and would definitely book this accommodation again

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

beautiful 2 bdrm flat..all amenities necessary..great location

  • 5 of 5

owner Liz very helpful and easy to work with for booking. apartment as advertised, modern stylish, with a great central location.Tram line right at the corner will take you to or from the airport..or several stops along the way.. buses virtually at the door or walking distancento anything you'd want to see.. highly recommend this location

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from 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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
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
 
Autumn
2 Oct 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£320
for 2 nights
From
£160
From
£225
Fri,Sat,Sun
£800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
6 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
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
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
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
3 Jan 2018 - 22 Feb 2018
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
23 Feb 2018 - 28 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
From
£225
Fri,Sat,Sun
£820
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
29 Mar 2018 - 2 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£585
for 3 nights
From
£195
From
£245
Fri,Sat,Sun
£960
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
3 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
From
£240
Fri,Sat,Sun
£860
 
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

  • 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

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...

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.