2 BEDROOMS * LARGE LIVING ROOM * KITCHEN * 4-PIECE BATHROOM * 2 UK MOBILES * WIFI * FRESH BEDDING & TOWELS * MAJOR BUS ROUTE * WALK TO CITY CENTRE *
Most guests find the flat far more spacious than the photos show and love our comfortable beds!
This amazing flat has recently been renovated and now boasts top quality amenities....yet the tasteful preservation of the property's Victorian features are evocative of a gone-by era.
All furniture is new, however the chunky reclaimed wood beds and tables, together with the leather sofas, give the flat a vintage feel. This blends in well with the flat's period features - the corniced ceilings in the living room and the fireplaces throughout.
This 1st floor flat comprises two double bedrooms with UK King-size beds (that's US Queen!) and a number of facilities, including:
- A large, newly renovated KITCHEN, with several modern appliances (induction hob, 2 ovens, microwave, dish washer, washing machine, Nespresso Coffee maker, etc) and a 6-person dining area
- A large, bright, bow-windowed LIVING ROOM with a spacious seating area, a further 8-person dining area and a period fire place. One of the sofas opens out into a small double bed (4ft wide) which, together with a mattress topper, is suitable for an adult. The ottoman seat by the bow-window also opens up into a make-shift wardrobe space so the living room can be used as a 3rd bedroom.
- A very spacious BATHROOM with a new 4-piece suite (separate bath and shower) and a towel radiator
With very good natural lighting and high ceilings, the flat feels spacious and airy. It is double-glazed throughout, warm in winter (central heating) and the living room and front bedroom get a lot of sun in summer - a real treat in Edinburgh!
Free WiFi internet access. Fresh towels and bed linen are provided.
A couple of UK mobile phones are also available for guest use. Guests can easily add credit to these "pay-as-you-go" mobiles by buying a top-up card, widely available in most corner shop. These allow international guests to communicate with each other in a more affordable manner during their stay.
Guests will have full access to the whole flat during their stay and will be sharing with no one else.
Interaction with Guests
We will be contactable at any time throughout your stay should you need anything. If we are out of town a local contact will also be provided.
Situated in the popular Newington area, the flat is close to restaurants, shops, banks, etc. Although about 15 min walk from the city centre (and the beautiful historic Old Town!), the flat is also next to a major bus route with frequent buses flying in and out of town (in about 5 mins!) - bus stop less than 1 min walk away. The street itself is quiet though, being on the edge of a residential, 'conservation' area. The Royal Commonwealth Pool (with gym!) is at the start of our street (2 min walk), with Holyrood Park just behind it. It's Arthur's Seat peak provides incredible views over the beautiful city skyline.
PERFECT FLAT FOR: a city weekend break or longer work-related stays, a visit to the world-reknowned Edinburgh Festival, for Hogmanay revelers, for those visiting The University of Edinburgh (within walking-distance) or for those simply wishing to take in and enjoy the beautiful city of Edinburgh at their leisure.
Other Things to Note
NOTE 1: The owners, Cecilia and Adam, often spend time at the flat. When they are in town, they rent out only the spare bedroom, sharing all other facilities. For those dates, the property is listed under a separate AirBnB listing: www.airbnb.com/rooms/234174
NOTE 2: Unfortunately, the flat does not have suitable provision for very young children.
NOTE 3: The period fire places are currently non-operational as the chimneys need to be checked. Also within Edinburgh city centre, only the burning of smokeless fuel is allowed.
NOTE 4: We charge a deposit for this listing. On your check-in day (or perhaps the day before) AirBnB merely SECURE the deposit amount on your card. So the money is not withdrawn from your account, but you won't be able to spend it for the duration of your stay (much like the security deposit usually charged for car rentals). Then, if all is well with the flat and nothing is damaged or missing, the security is lifted 48 hours after check-out. Should there be any significant damage or items missing, upon check-out, we have 48 hours to get in touch with you and to come to a mutual agreement on the amount of the deposit which should be retained to help fix/replace the item. If an agreement is not reached, AirBnB will deliberate and make the final decision. Since we don't know the people staying at our flat, this just helps give us a little more peace of mind. That said, all our guests have been ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL and have really looked after our place. With over 80 sets of guests we've only once had to claim a deposit to replace a damaged bed-sheet like-for-like (£15). If anything does break while you're staying at ours, we'd be most grateful if you could let us know straight away as it allows us to replace it quickly. All that said, almost all ours stays have been event free, so please do not worry about the deposit charge!
DISCOUNT: Discounted rates are available for periods of a week or longer. Most of the prices will update automatically when you search, however please get in touch if you have an enquiry of this nature.
Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions!
We want guests to enjoy the time they spend at ours however we do ask that they respect our simple house rules:
- Absolutely no smoking in the flat or common stairwell;
- No pets allowed;
- Preferably shoes to be left by doorway upon entrance to flat (i.e. not to be worn inside the flat). There is a storage chest/bench int he entrance for shoe storage. Clean slippers are also provided for guest use while in the flat;
- There are several coasters and hot plate mats (many in the form of loose tiles) throughout the flat. We kindly ask that guests use these under their drinks and hot pots/plates to prevent marking the wooden surfaces;
- Avoid wiping make-up off on our white/light towels;
- Please refrain from bringing unannounced guests into the flat. There should be only up to 5 guests staying in the flat at any one time depending on how many guests you specified when you booked, unless otherwise agreed with us upon booking. If your situation or requirements change, please contact us immediately.
Many thanks, in advance, for respecting our house rules! :-)
My friends and I had a lovely weekend at Cecilia and Adam's flat. The minute we stepped into the house, it felt like a dream home for us university students. Their friend Linda who welcomed us was very nice and friendly. She told us all we need to know about the house.
Although it is 20 minutes walk away from the city centre, it is very worth it as the flat is really lovely. We even managed to cooked a meal before we left in their amazing and fully-equipped kitchen. It is very near Arthur's Seat too.
In short, it really feels like home. My friends and I enjoyed it.
The flat is a lot bigger than it appears on line and it is very nicely appointed. Very comfortable beds, good location and Cecilia communicated very efficiently prior to our arrival so access was straightforward. Her friend Linda was their to greet us and explain everything. The whole process was very smooth .
We had a fabulous stay in Cecilia and Adam's beautiful apartment, which is in the perfect location for exploring Edinburgh. We were really surprised at how spacious the flat was, and it is decorated exquisitely. Cecilia was in regular contact prior to the visit and very easy to get in touch with (not that we had an issues). The apartment is kitted out with everything you could need for a city break. Would highly recommend!! Thanks so much to our hosts for letting us make use of your beautiful apartment! :)
We had an amazing time at the modern vintage apartment. It's a beautiful rustic flat within walking distance of the city centre. I would highly recommend it and would definitely stay there again if I were to return to Edinburgh. Fantastic apartment in great city
A lovely flat with everything you need provided. Great spot to explore Edinburgh from. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there would highly recommend!
A fantastic flat in a great location. The perfect place to stay in Edinburgh for my birthday weekend with friends. Cecilia was extremely helpful in providing all the details we would need for our stay. The flat was incredibly clean and spacious providing a very welcoming space. The beds were also incredibly comfortable. The half an hour walk into town proved convenient, with lots of restaurants and cafes along the way. Be sure to try the pub at the end of the road (The Salisbury Arms) & if you fancy a challenge, head to Arthur's Seat which is also not far from the front door!
Cecilia and Adam were great hosts. The communication was very easy. They gave us many recommendations, and helped to make our stay comfortable.
The apartment was amazing and wonderful we felt like princesses ;) ! It was really clean and really central !
We highly recommend this place.
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We're an easy-going professional couple in our 30s. Although we're originally from Portugal and England we've lived in (and out!) of Edinburgh for the over 15 years, having also spend time in Sri Lanka, Peru and Australia.
We are loving the process of doing up our flat in Edinburgh. We think it looks amazing (one of the coolest flats in town - but we may be slightly biased!) and would like to give others the opportunity to enjoy it as much as we do! Whether we're in town or away we'd like the house to be "lived". We like cleanliness, are very reliable and will do our best to make our place feel like "home" to you.
We are equally happy to help you find your way around all the amazing things Edinburgh has to offer or to keep out of your way if you're looking for a peaceful getaway. We looove travelling, enjoy good food and are always up for meeting interesting people.
We've recently also started hosting in the Algarve (Portugal) and we divide our time between the two places. If you fancy a relaxing cliff-top destination, in an idyllic setting - secluded beaches and sleeping with fireplaces on - come visit us:
www.airbnb.pt/users/show/12748457. We have listings for the whole house (big groups!) or for individual rooms for couples, friends or small families.
We're already looking forward to your stay with us!
We're big fans and advocates of AirBnB, so when we travel, AirBnB is our first point of call for accommodation. We hope to pick up some useful tips from the "guest" perspective and to keep improving what we provide to our own guests through our positive experiences!