About this listing
A self - contained spacious one bedroom flat in a 100 year old Grade A listed historic building beside Edinburgh Castle, one of the best addresses in Edinburgh. You have a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower, double bedroom,TV and free wireless internet. From the flat you can walk to most of the main attractions of the City. The Castle is literally just next door. The Royal Mile is a lovely place to stroll, situated just 2 minutes from the front door. There is no parking at the flat but you will not need a car as shops, bars, restaurants and entertainment are all so accessible.
There is easy access on foot from Waverley Railway Station (10 mins walk). The direct bus from the Airport has it's final stop just outside the railway station, so this is also very convenient.
The flat is on the third floor (no lift/elevator) and from the living room is the best view in Edinburgh. You can see for miles!
Due to the age of the building there is some on going plaster works on the public stair, and a few small "quirks' inside the flat. However, none of this should detract from the enjoyment of staying in such a special place.
We will try to be flexible about arrival and departure times. Sorry, no smoking, no pets. Maximum of 2 guests to stay. Please respect the neighbours; no parties.
We recommend this place highly. Location, equipment and comfort are first class. The whole transaction worked very smoothly and we enjoyed the views!
Yvonne was an excellent host. She made sure that everything was ready before we came and that the instructions were clear on arrival. John gave a great walk-through of the place. The place is as advertised. Right by the castle with a *beautiful* view of the city. My boyfriend and I were very happy with teh stay
My friend and I stayed here for 3 nights and we absolutely loved it. We didn't meet Yvonne in person but she was very responsive and John who greeted us was very helpful. The view is incredible and the apartment is really conveniently located and spacious - we walked to most major attractions and also did a bit of cooking as it's well-equipped for this. Would definitely recommend this place.
The apartment itself is beautiful; just as depicted in the photographs. The location is very romantic; at the base of the Castle. The views from the windows are that of postcards. The four flights of stairs are nothing to be trifled with; so folks with health issues should be aware. The building itself was undergoing extensive repairs in the interior hallway (staircase); quite a lot of plaster dust and plastic on the stairway carpet. The shower was broken and not repaired in the 10 days we were there. Yvonne was apologetic but did not offer any adjustment to the rent.
This was a great place. It was very clean and comfortable and the only better view of Edinburgh is from the castle wall. Compared to the hotels in this area at this time of year, it is also a very good value.
The flat is lovely, with lots of windows and natural light, and very spacious for 1-bedroom. The bed is king-size and very comfortable. The views are tremendous and the location is as central as you can get. There is a climb up "the mound" and then up 3 flights of stairs to get there, but it is worth it. We did some cooking and the kitchen was well equipped. There were some maintenance issues, with no hot water in the shower during our 11-day stay, and a few other more minor problems. Overall, we very much enjoyed our stayed.
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About the Host, Yvonne
We enjoy visiting and exploring just about anywhere. We hope you will love staying in our places in Edinburgh; very central and much better value than hotels!