About This Listing
Welcome to my unusual but utterly charming apartment! Hike Arthur's Seat, have a bath, have an open fire and relax on the sofas.
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The Apartment is in a Traditional Edwardian Tenement. The flat is shabby chic, a bit scruffy around the edges but with bags of character.
The Sitting Room is large with two sofas and an open fire, stripped wooden floor and large original 'Sash & Case' windows.
There are two double beds in the snug alcove off the sitting room. This 'bed recess' is a traditional feature of the Scottish Tenement. The second double bed is on a wooden platform.
The Kitchen is large with a counter area, and two tables. All cooking equipment and some staples are provided. There is a washing machine and an original Edwardian clothes pulley does the drying!
You have Free Unlimited WiFi throughout, and a TV, Digibox and DVD player in the sitting room.
The bathroom has a full length bathtub you can stretch out in, with an array of complementary bath products and candles. There is a new electric shower above the bath. Towels are provided.
The flat is a 20 minute walk from the train station, taxi around £5 or there are buses galore. There is a nearby path that takes you into Holyrood Park and Arthur's Seat.
The area is a busy student one with lots of cafés. The National Museum of Scotland is walking distance, as is the Festival Theatre. The Royal Mile is a 15 minute walk away, with bars full of folk music and fine single malts.
For Festival goers, the Pleasance Theatre and Caberet Bar is 10 minutes' walk from the apartment; as is BBC Potterow, Summerhall and The main Underbelly venues.
What the apartment has going for it is its location and its character. I rented it to the same journalist for the Fringe Festival three years running - he returned each year because he loved his 'home away from home'.
I have great neighbours, so even if I am away there is always someone at hand to help out with any questions you may have.
Please Note: Unless you are here over the weekend, parking is metered, or in a paying car park.
My preferred check-in time is between 4-7pm, if you think you will be arriving outwith this time, please check with me before booking.
Please note: I live in the apartment when it is not rented out, so it is more personalised than a purely rental apartment. I think this adds to its charm and comfort, but it may not be for you if you prefer the anonymity of a standard holiday let.
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Other Things to Note
Please remove outdoor shoes in the Sitting Room/Bedroom. This room is directly above where my downstairs neighbour sleeps and she has commented in the past that she can hear people walking above her. So out of respect for her I now request guests to remove outdoor shoes and to be considerate when coming in late at night.
The apartment is strictly Non-Smoking.
I have a good relationship with my neighbours so the usual considerations regarding noise apply. This is Not a party flat.
Sometimes my neighbour meets guests for me if I am away. In this case the check-in time is strictly between 4-8pm. It is therefore essential that we discuss your arrival time Before booking. Thank you.
If your time of arrival differs from the estimated one - due to delay or change of plan, please let me know as soon as possible - I may well have planned my day around your arrival time.
I can only accept guests that have booked through Airbnb, otherwise they are not covered by the Airbnb insurance. Any additional guests need to be added to the Airbnb booking, Thank you.
Any questions no matter how small - don't suffer in silence, I'm at the end of the phone and I have good friends and neighbours who always know when I have guests and are happy to help.
Fabulous stay -great apartment, really homey and comfortable. Great location too. Sally really friendly and welcoming :)
In Sallys gemütlicher Wohnung haben wir uns sofort willkommen und sehr wohl gefühlt. Die Lage direkt am Park und nur wenige Minuten zu Fuß von der wunderschönen "Old Town" entfernt ist einfach nicht zu toppen! Toll, dass wir sogar Lebensmittel für ein gutes Frühstück gefunden haben-danke dafür!
Wir können diese Unterkunft also von ganzem Herzen weiterempfehlen - und einen Besuch von Edinburgh sowieso!
Silke und Ute
Sally's apartment was in a great location and we felt very safe. No noise from the neighbours and there was a lovely view of Arthur's Seat from the front of the apartment building. We felt very at home and the bed was very soft and comfortable. No problems at all checking in and contact throughout our stay was great. Sally wasn't there at the time but left us with some contacts- including a neighbour who gave us some alfoil to cook a haggis in!
Sally is a lovely host and made us feel so welcome. The apartment is beautiful and comfortable. It's such an interesting, historical place with all of the modern conveniences. Excellent location , right by Arthur's Seat! If my husband and I ever return to Edinburgh, we will definitely stay here!
Sally is a lovely host, who will provide you with a warm and friendly welcome. She’s easy to get in contact with when we needed to ask about a phone number for a taxi, or when we couldn't find the cling film. The apartment itself is lovely, with patterned rugs everywhere and huge windows in the rustic looking kitchen. It's a 15 minute walk from the Royal Mile, with shops, cafes and supermarkets along the way. It might be worth mentioning that the bed is in the same room as the living room, which might be a pain for families but as a couple that was fine. The real fire and fireplace was a huge asset to the apartment, she provided logs, firewood and matches. It was also very nice to be granted full access to any food/drinks in the kitchen. She has a great selection of tea, coffee, jams, chutneys and cereal which added to our very pleasant stay. Thanks Sally for making our first Airbnb experience a great one!
We really enjoyed our stay in Sally's apartment. It is quirky as described. Sally is a very thoughtful and accommodating host. As she couldn't be there she arranged for a neighbour to show us around and was always available via text or phone.The apartment has everything necessary to feel at home, including food, toiletries, washing machine and great WiFi. It is within easy walking distance to all the attractions of Edinburgh which is a great walking city. The walk to Arthur's seat is literally at her doorstep. If you enjoy older style character places we would definitely recommend a stay at Sally's.
Any problem at all!, clean, good location, welcoming and EXCELLENT host!
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About the Host, Sally
I discovered the world of Airbnb through a friend at work who has been hosting for a while now. I have since introduced my friends to it, some of whom are now hosts. I love travelling and enjoy hosting people.
I like experimenting with new soups - creating the perfect lentil soup is an ongoing project. My latest creation is Celery and Gorgonzola. While making soup I like to watch Philosophy cartoons on YouTube ;-)
I am addicted to good coffee and Radio 4. Other pastimes include watching the squirrels out of my kitchen window.
My apartment is like a Tardis - it feels bigger than it is - probably because the rooms are big with high ceilings.
Have a fantastic time here in Edinburgh x