About this listing
Converted from a stable/garage property in February 2012 this property couldn't be more central allowing guests to get here by train, plane or bus and easily explore the city on foot.
The accommodation offers spacious loft living/dining/kitchen accommodation on the upper floor which is accessed by a short flight of stairs.
LIVING AREA: Relax on the comfortable sofa as you watch the wall hung Smart TV or chill out in the deep armchair in front of the French window while reading. Wireless internet provided free of charge.
DINING: A small table located beside the kitchen area window offers the opportunity to sit and re-fuel.
KITCHEN: The kitchen is fully equipped with integrated fridge (with freezer compartment), integrated dishwasher, hob and oven.
A generous double bedroom, ensuite shower room and seperate cloakroom are situated beneath, on the ground level.
BEDROOM: The sumptous double bedroom is located on the ground floor. The large kingsize bed was chosen with your comfort in mind and the built in wardrobes offer substantial storage for your holiday outfits. An ensuite shower room is located off the bedroom. Towels provided.
Guests are welcomed by host and a supply of Finn flapjack, fresh milk and fresh orange juice, complement the stock supply of tea and coffee.
*Please note that there is a strict NO SMOKING policy within the mews*
Your mews holiday accommodation is located in the heart of Edinburgh's West End village, just around the corner from Princes Street. Haymarket rail station is a short walk away and the new tramway will speed passengers from the airport to a location just minutes from the mews accommodation.
William Street enjoys a a variety of shops, bars and cafes that will suit all holiday budgets. Further high street shops are a short walk away in Princes Street and George Street offers shops such as Anthropologie and Hollister ending with Harvey Nichols on St Andrews Square. Yet your holiday accommodation is surprisingly peaceful, allowing you to enjoy the sound of the bells of the nearby awe-inspiring St Mary's Cathedral.
We suggest.... you wander round to the iconic Brass & Copper coffee haunt where you will enjoy THE best coffee, a fantastic way to start your day from Monday to Friday. Or enjoy a wonderful weekend brunch along at Indigo Yard. Within minutes you will be standing in the shadow of the magnificent Edinburgh castle. You can choose to walk past it towards the historic Grassmarket or climb up the Mound to the Royal Mile where the castle proudly stands at one end with an easy walk down towards Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament. Once you've got there you might choose to climb the iconic Arthur's Seat, a hill with an umissable view of the city. (Did you notice that there's been no talk of transport yet? Your accommodation is so central that public transport is rarely required!)
Or if you prefer to get off the beaten track turn left instead of right and wander around the New Town where you can admire the fine architecture on your way to the Modern Art Gallery. After inspiring your creativity wander along the Water of Leith towards Stockbridge - a mellow and dreamy walk that takes you to this small community buzzing with cafes, vintage clothing and artisan shops.
And if this all sounds a bit too laid back then head to George Street for an evening of high class eating and clubbing - hey if the Opal Lounge was good enough for Prince William we're thinking we might give it a visit....
NO SMOKING - SMOKING IS NOT ALLOWED IN THIS PROPERTY
MAXIMUM TWO GUESTS - THE PROPERTY DOES NOT ACCOMMODATE MORE THAN TWO PEOPLE
NO BABIES/TODDLERS - THE OPEN STAIRCASE IS A DANGER TO BABIES & YOUNG CHILDREN
Colin was very helpful and made booking and finding the apartment trouble free. The apartment was perfect - we were only there three nights but it would be great as well for a much longer stay. Perfect location - only a maximum of 20 minutes walk from anywhere really and many things much closer than that. Very quiet, very handy to shops and restaurants, bars, groceries. Easy walk to National Gallery of Scotland, National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh Castle, main shopping area. Apartment was a nice as the images made it seem. Nicer really.
Colin's place was absolutely perfect!
He was busy but his lovely Mother in Law Fiona met us and took us through the place like a professional Estate Agent.
She was kind enough to wait as we were delayed on arrival and didn't make us feel at all bad.
Photos don't do place justice it is even nicer in the flesh and has a perfect location within a two minute walk to the shopping along Princes Street and great views of Edinburgh Castle.
The Royal Mile is an enjoyable 10 minute walk away taking you by key monuments and great shopping!
Will definitely be staying here next time we are in Edinburgh!!!
Almost forgot Colin's wife made us the best Flap Jack as a welcome snack!!!
Thanks for everything :-)
We enjoyed very much staying at Colin's charming modern historic house. All very new and clean - and great neighbourhood too. Colin was easy to communicate with, everything went smooth. We will definitely recommend his place to others.
Beautifully renovated apartment on a quiet lane. The location is perfect: in west end, but walking distance to new town and old town. The house itself seems ancient which is quite charming but it was recently renovated and the furnishings are fairly new. Meticulously clean, beautiful modern design and minimalist.
Colin and Fiona were most gracious in helping us get settled. Juice, milk and cookies in the kitchen were a treat. We had a wonderful time in Edinburgh and felt lucky to be able to stay in this comfortable apartment.
Had a Wonderful 2N stays at the mews. It was just like the pictures and how it' described on Colin'page and More! Spotless Clean; and great location to explore Edinburgh both by feet and (public)transport. Will definitely stay at the mews again when I'm back in Edinburgh(hopefuly soon).
Colin is a great host who gave us all the information we could want prior to our stay and then was very considerate during our stay.
Really cool renovated apartment in the middle of Edinburgh but in a relatively quiet area. Lovely sitting room which was a pleasure to read a book in the "readers corner" in the evenings after our touring in town.
About the Host, Colin
I enjoy helping others and previously worked in healthcare before I moved into business. Most weekends are spent coaching rugby and watching my sons play sports. I enjoy running and cycling and would like to get back into classic car restoration - previous successful projects have included two Morris Minors, a Rover 2000 and an Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite.
My perfect holiday involves a good balance of activity and relaxation and I aim to ensure that every guest at The Mews enjoys their perfect holiday in Edinburgh.
I'm married with three teenage children.