About This Listing
Amazing apartment, under Edinburgh Castle, 2 minute walk from the heart of the Old Town, the Usher Hall, the New Town and the best of Historic Edinburgh. A garden, open fire, and the perfect home for couples, friends and families.
THE BEST LOCATION IN EDINBURGH
A stunning two bedroom, traditional garden property, under the Castle, at the very heart of Edinburgh's historic city centre. Walk out the door into Edinburgh Castle.
Free high-speed wifi,
Fresh bed linen & towels,
Heating, hot water & electricity,
Two sets of keys,
A welcome pack, (tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk)
WE WILL MEET YOU IN PERSON ON ARRIVAL:
Airbnb is a wonderful way to meet interesting people, and it means a lot to us to know that you have arrived safely.
Simply let us know your arrival time and it will be our pleasure to welcome you in person and answer any questions you have.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR APARTMENT:
This two bedroom basement property boasts vast windows to the front and rear, and glass doors onto the garden. The bedrooms, lounge, kitchen and dining rooms about in light and making this a spectacularly bright as well as spacious apartment.
One super-kingsize bedroom, and one smaller double bedroom. There is always room for one additional guest in the office, which can be turned into a comfortable private single room (please note the bed is at floor level).
A newly refurbished bathroom offers a stainless steel bath, electric shower, large mirrors and all guest towels and linen are included as standard.
Looking onto the garden, the tastefully furnished dining room and fully-equipped, bright kitchen, are the perfect places to prepare breakfast, entertain, relax or catch up with work.
Whether you shut the shutters for a night to yourself, or watch the world go by on the street above, guests will feel at home by an open fire in the comfortably furnished drawing room.
LOGS FOR THE FIRE:
Why not make use of the open fire in the living room. Guests can pre-order logs for the open fire for £10. This includes: one packet of instant light coal (simply place in the fire and light, burns for three hours, and a selection of logs).
TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN:
BABY SITTING (£20/ hour):
We have two fully qualified, wonderful friends from one of Edinburgh's most prestigious day-care groups who would be delighted to baby sit children of all ages.
If you fancy a night out or day away, please let us know!
TRAVEL COT & HIGH CHAIR
To help you minimise your luggage, a high chair
travel cot (with fresh sheets) can be provided free of charge.
If you require additional services, please do not hesitate to ask.
Let our charming driver Paul meet you on arrival at Edinburgh Airport or Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station and chauffeur you by Mercedes to the apartment.
Transfers can be arranged at the time of booking or once your reservation has been confirmed:
One way: £35
If you are travelling with your pet but fancy a day away or a night out, please ask us about pet sitting. We can happily help arrange food and walks for you!
OUR OTHER HOMES IN EDINBURGH
In total, we have three fantastic apartments in Edinburgh. For pictures and information, click on our profile page to see them!
OUR HOLIDAY HOME IN THE HIGHLANDS
Why not visit the Scottish Highlands and stay at our stunning, family holiday-home, My Ben Rye - overlooking Loch Tay, at the heart of Scotland.
For pictures and information, click on our profile page and look at our other listings!
Return guests, or guests booking to stay at two or more of our homes receive a 10% discount each return or second booking!
Interaction with Guests
HOW MUCH INTERACTION WILL YOU HAVE WITH US?
It is entirely up to you!
Airbnb is an amazing way to meet interesting people like you. We are genuinely interested in making sure you enjoy our home and our hometown.
We value meeting guests on arrival. It is a great chance for us to explain all the important things such as how to use the heating, keys and how to contact us if you have any questions.
We live a few kilometres away, but we are often in the area so please don't hesitate to ask if you need anything.
We will make sure you have our contact details, as well as those of our wonderful housekeeper, Jan. We encourage you contact us by telephone, email or through airbnb, before during and after your stay.
Whether you need some local knowledge, a table reservation or some company for a coffee or a beer, we are here for you.
WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE:
With breathtaking views of the Castle ramparts from the front door, this wonderful apartment offers walking access to Edinburgh's best attractions. A three-minute walk to the shops and bars of Edinburgh's George and Princes Streets, 30 seconds from the Usher Hall and Lyceum Theatre, 2 minutes from the Grassmarket, five minutes from the Royal Mile, and seconds from some of Edinburgh's finest restaurants.
On Saturdays, take in the view while strolling through the Edinburgh Farmer's Market. A weekly event, offering a wonderful array of fresh, local produce, live music, coffee and hot foods, just across the road.
Whether you are here for the Edinburgh Fringe, the Edinburgh International Festival, the Book Festival, the Jazz Festival, the Christmas Markets, or Hogmanay (New Year) Street Party, or a quiet weekend away, you couldn't be better placed than The Rampart.
Are you visiting Edinburgh as part of a tour of Scotland? Why not stay at our sister property in the very heart of the Scottish Highlands as well? All our properties are listed on our airbnb profile!
The apartment is so central that you can walk everywhere! Just out the front door you will find everything you need.
You are also on all the major bus routes too. We have great bus guides available in the house for people wishing to travel further afield - please do ask us!
ARRIVING BY CAR IN EDINBURGH:
With the NCP car park round the corner, there's always a space for the car. 24 hour charges from £24. On street parking (max. 4 hours per stay) is available from £2.20 per hour.
Guests arriving by car, but not necessarily wishing to use it during their stay, can make use of our free parking guide, available in the guest book at check-in. Free parking can be found a 15 minute drive from the apartment.
Don't worry - we will email all these details and more after you confirm your booking, but we are glad you read this far!
Thanks for looking,
Gavin and Lucie
Our neighbours are delightful people who we love a lot. We'd ask for your help in maintaining good relations by being respectful with noise. We welcome you feel at home, watch tv and listen to music. However, please be considerate to those around you.
We welcome dogs and are open to other animals too at an additional cost of £10 per pet (max. 2 pets per stay). Please do contact us in advance if you are bringing your pet. We do ask that pets refrain from sitting/ jumping/ sleeping/ walking/ eating /dancing on any of the furniture (inc. beds, sofas, dining tables etc). Please bear in mind, it is a city centre apartment, so please pick up what your dog leave's behind. Thanks!
Fabulous apartment in a perfect location for an amazing city! We were met by the lovely Gavin who made us feel instantly at home. The apartment was just as described with great charm & character & within easy walking distance of all attractions. Highly recommended & without doubt a great find.
VERY HIGHLY recommended!! The flat is stunning, the location is ideal and we were warmly welcomed by Gavin. The place is even better than the pictures and we were delighted with our stay.
Appartement formidable, je vous le recommande vivement. Il est somptueux, idéalement placé et Gavin nous a accueilli chaleureusement. A ne pas manquer!
Gavin nos recibió y nos mostró el apartamento que es estupendo y la ubicación es ideal. Recomendamos encarecidamente este lugar!
This apartment is exactly as described and more! The apartment is well-maintained and very well-located to the big conference centres as well as to the tourist sites. The house manual was very informative on local places to see and eat.
Gavin is a great host. We were welcomed with snacks, milk and juice - very sweet! It was too cold to use the garden, though it looked beautiful! This apartment is well-stocked with appliances and would be suitable for a classy dinner party.
We highly recommend this place - it is truly a gem in central Edinburgh!
We were made to feel very welcome by Jan. Really appreciated being able to drop stuff off early.
We had an amazing time at Gavin's and Lucies place! We were welcomed by Jan, who explained everything to us and gave us some great tips about the city and parking. We were also given everything we needed for our 17 months d son. There was a cot, highchair and plenty of great toys! The apartment was clean and spacious and very cosy.
The location is absutely great! Everything is in walking distance and the public transport is very close. There is also a tram from the airport, so our car was really not needed.
We also made use of the babysitter service, which went very well. We are looking forward to come back for our next visit! Many thanks to the hosts!
We arrived quite late to the apartment and were met by Jan and Gavin. Both were very welcoming and we were given a thorough tour of the property and told everything we needed to know. The property was amazing and reflected everything that was stated on the site. Cleanliness, facilities and location all excellent - will stay again.
We had a fantastic weekend snd gavins hospitality was first class. The apartment was not only excellent but in a great location and we walked everywhere. We would definitely return and would highly recommend. Many thanks.
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About the Host, Gavin & Lucie
Hello and thanks so much for checking out our profile,
We like to think that we are positive spirited, young, courteous and mildly interesting people from the beautiful city of Edinburgh - a place we cannot wait for you to get to know!
We love to travel and have been fortunate to visit, live, study and work in various parts of our exciting world. Since moving back to Edinburgh, we both decided to try hosting on airbnb - and here we are, almost three years later.
As guests and hosts, airbnb has brought so many interesting people into our lives and has changed our opinions about travel. We can't wait to meet you, and really hope you will love our homes, city and country!
Thanks for visiting and happy travels!
Gavin and Lucie