About this listing
Edinburgh's best park is literally our front garden. Our comfortable flat is so centrally located that you can walk to the foot of the Royal Mile in little over 10 minutes. Guests say it's a home away from home and many return time after time.
This well-maintained top floor flat (third floor) is very central, 10 minutes walk from Holyrood Palace, the Scottish Parliament and the Royal Mile. 20 minutes walk from Waverley Station.
Street parking is free and wifi is included. You can walk to a Sainsbury's supermarket in 5 minutes. And Edinburgh's best park is literally on your doorstep.
There are two bedrooms available, but please note the core price quoted is just for the flat with one bedroom.
Bedroom 1 has a comfy double bed with a brand new mattress and fresh white sheets. We have a hairdryer and hair straighteners ready to use, and a hanging rail means you can get your clothes out of that suitcase. If there are creases though, don't worry, as there's an ironing board and iron in the cupboard.
There is also a cot if required.
Bedroom 2 has a brand new double bed, and fresh white sheets. It's bright and cosy, and has a couple of speakers that you can plug any kind of music player into.
So if there are more than two in your party please look for the extra people section on my listing. If there are just two of you but you would like to book the second room, let me know. I will let you know of any extra charge for this. And, in case you are wondering, the second room will never be rented out to guests that are not in your party.
So back to the facilities. We have an ever growing selection of tourist information and guide books for Edinburgh that you are free to use whilst in town.
In the bathroom you'll find fresh towels, a bath with unlimited hot water and shower facility, washbasin, and toilet (naturally!).
An initial supply of breakfast ingredients – milk, cereal, fruit juice, toast, jam, marmalade, and eggs – means you won't have to rush to the supermarket straightaway, and you have full use of the kitchen should you require it. There's tea and coffee and a jar of shortbread too, so just help yourself.
The front room is a great chill out zone with stereo system that you can plug your iPod or laptop into. There are books a plenty on the shelves that you are free to read and take away. We have some board games if you don't feel like going out, and a yoga mat is stashed in the cupboard should you need a refreshing stretch in the morning.
Finally, there are great views of the world's best city park, Holyrood Park, from here, great to savour over morning coffee or your evening meal: the dining table is right in the window.
Your host has lived in Edinburgh for more than 20 years and has great insider knowledge of the city. And if you are into live music we host bands at our house just down the road. Many of our guests have come along and had a fantastic experience. You can read about it in some of the reviews.
NB I have checked the 'pets on premises' box as my dog Colin often comes to 'help' with the changeovers, but he doesn't live in the flat.
You will have access to all the flat's facilities for the duration of your stay. And you won't have to share them with any other guests.
Interaction with Guests
99% of the time I am available to meet guests personally, and can usually come and pick you up from the tram terminus, bus stop or train station in town to make your arrival as easy as possible.
The neighbourhood is quiet (the road is a dead end), but very close to the centre of town. Just 30 seconds walk from Holyrood Park, ten minutes from Holyrood Palace and a little bit more from the foot of the Royal Mile. There is also unrestricted parking on the street which means you won't have to pay to leave your car there.
The bus stop into town is a five minute walk away, and you can get buses to all parts of the city from there. And you can walk to the train station in 20 minutes. The last tram stop (York Place) is about 15 minutes walk away and is easily connected to the local buses.
Best of all you can walk to many of the city's main attractions. Holyrood Park is just 30 seconds away, Holyrood Palace 10 minutes away and the foot of the Royal Mile, under 15 minutes.