About this listing
A one bedroom basement flat centrally located in Hillside on an elegant residential street close to Edinburgh City Centre. This has been recently refurbished to a high standard and is well equipped to provide visitors with a home form home experience.
There are 2 floors; the street level accommodation is our home, with the basement flat located via a separate entrance in the communal stairwell of 27 Hillside Crescent. On arrival, please ring our doorbell at number 28 and we will show you how to access the basement flat and show you round.
The main entrance to the basement flat is via the main door at number 27 Hillside Crescent. In the stairwell go down the steps; and the doorway to our flat is on your right at the foot of these steps. There is currently a single deadlock on the door.
In the stairwell you will see an exterior door opposite the front door of the flat, this leads to the communal garden. You are welcome to use the garden the green key provides access to the garden which you can use.
We would politely ask that you keep in mind our neighbours when in the stairwell, in particular when returning in the evening/ early morning. The basement flat benefits from the bed not being situated next to the stairwell, however the bedrooms on most houses are, and noise travels very well in these echoing old buildings.
Edinburgh is a hilly city. So while most of the main attractions in Edinburgh are within comfortable walking distance, there may be times when weather and fatigue make public transport an attractive proposition – besides, you are on holiday.
The local bus service is Lothian Buses it operates over 70 bus routes. The Dayticket offer can be good value giving unlimited travel on bus and tram in the city for one day. You can also download the to plan journeys, find out when buses are due and purchase m-tickets. Be aware that an exact fare system is used and drivers will not provide change, so have correct money ready when boarding. A single ticket is currently £1.60 for an adult, 80p for a child. A dayticket is £4, £2 for a child.
There is a bus stop 2 minutes from the flat on the opposite side of London Road. There are several buses stop here and would suggest you use this stop if you are going to Princes Street or North Bridge.
If you are intending to go to Hollyrood House, The Scottish Parliament or the lower end of The Royal Mile, then the number 35 from Easter Road is probably the best option. To get to Easter Road, turn left when leaving the flat and walk down Hillside Crescent and then around 3 minutes walk along London Road, going over over Brunton Terrace. The next on your left at the traffic lights beside London Road Parish Church is Easter Road. Cross the road and walk down to the bus stop so that you will be travelling up
Easter Road back over London Road.
We would recommend visiting the bars and restaurants at The Shore in Leith, however there is no direct bus from London Road If you go to Leith Walk and cross over to bus stop taking you down Leith Walk, you can get either the 16 or the 22 to The Shore.
The tram service is very useful for getting to and from the airport. It will also be handy if travelling to Murrayfield or to Haymarket Train Station. At a push, you could use it to get to the West End of Princes Street, but you would have already walked a quarter of the way getting to the tram stop and would probably be better getting a bus.
As it is currently just a single line from the centre of Edinburgh to the Airport it is of limited use in getting about in Edinburgh
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.