The apartment is located in the West End of the city within a 5 minute walk from Princess Street, yet it is tucked away in a quiet and leafy residential area. It has fantastic views over Dean Village and is minutes away from the Gallery of Modern Art. Being in the city centre, it benefits from being serviced by shops, restaurants, public transport and all the other services provided by city living. The flat is well equipped and would comfortably sleep 2 couples or a family with two children.
The apartment is located in the West End of the city within a 5 minute walk from Princess Street. It is tucked away in a quiet and leafy residential area, with fantastic views over Dean Village and The Water of Leith river below. It is also minutes away from the Gallery of Modern Art. Being in the city centre, it benefits from being serviced by shops, restaurants, public transport and all the other services provided by city living.
The flat is situated on the second floor of a Victorian sandstone building, accessed from the street via a communal stairs (there is no lift). The apartment has two double bedrooms, a living room/ kitchen and one bathroom. It would comfortably sleep 2 couples or a family with up to two children willing to share a bed. It should be noted that the bed in the 2nd bedroom is a small double (4ft width) located against a wall.
It has a very well equipped kitchen, with breakfast bar and a fold away table & chairs for meals. There is a flat screen TV with sound bar and Blue-ray DVD player; internet connection; washing machine; hairdryer; clean bedding and towels; a desk; plenty of hanging and drawer space. I have left several guide books and maps for reference, and a visitor manual with everything from instructions on appliances, to recommendations for eating and places to visit.
The apartment has a relaxed feel and was my home for 10 years before I had children and moved to the Highlands to my partner’s home town of Nairn. We now use it as our holiday home when meeting up with friends and family. As a result, there are quite a lot of personal items and some of my children’s toys scattered about the place. It is also a Non Smoking apartment.
Please use the place as your home, and be respectful of the property and neighbours. Enjoy the views out the living room window and if it’s warm enough to leave the window open, the sound of the river. We love this place and hope you enjoy it too!
Interaction with guests
As I live in the Highlands, it is likely to be my friend’s daughter, Holly, or my parents, who will meet you and show you around the place.
I have a detailed visitor manual with instructions, information & recommendations in the flat, but should you require any advice or information I will be available on the phone/ email..
This is the first summer I have let the flat, so please bear with me while I learn the ropes
Other things to note
Parking is very strict in Edinburgh with a residents parking permit system applied to individual vehicles. There are plenty of parking meter spaces on Belford Road (operating between 8.30am-6.30pm Monday-Saturday) but as with everywhere in the city centre these are expensive. (Free on a Sunday).
I would suggest parking in nearby Dean Village or Ravelston Terrace, where tariffs are a bit lower mid week (8.30am-5.30pm) and free at the weekend (even on a single yellow line).
There is also parking at the Gallery of Modern Art, which is open from 9.00am to 6.00pm. This costs £2.00 for the whole day.
If you are not going to be using your car much during your stay, you may be better parking it out of town a bit and taking the bus.
The Edinburgh City Council website contains full parking information and has a useful interactive map showing all the street parking and the tarrifs in the city: (URL HIDDEN)
- No additional guests (max 4 guests).
- No parties please! I love my flat and don’t want any nasty surprises caused by over enthusiastic partying!
-Please keep the noise down between the hours of 10.00pm and 8.00am, as neighbours have work in the morning and need their beauty sleep.
-This is a NO SMOKING flat. The other residents also prefer that there is no smoking in the stairwell. If you have to please do so in the street, but be courteous and try not to leave cigarette ends on the pavement.
- Please keep flat possessions (towels, cutlery, etc) in the flat.
- Check in: 4pm – 9pm on the agreed arrival date. (There is a secure keysafe available if necessary, but please give notice of likely time of arrival to arrange for someone to meet you.)
- Check out: 10.30am
I am a busy mum of two, and live with my partner and children in the lovely seaside town of Nairn, near Inverness. I am a Landscape Architect, but now work with Highland Council's Planning Department as Project Officer.
I used to enjoy travelling, but have not had the chance much since having the kids. We are now about to introduce the children to some city hopping- hope they enjoy it!
My partner, Shaun, is an artist, so we love visiting galleries and museums. I am also a shopaholic so am always keen to check out local shops, which is a pastime that my partner prefers to avoid!
I still have my apartment in Edinburgh, which is located in the West End of the city within a 5 minute walk from Princess Street. It is tucked away in a quiet and leafy residential area on Belford Road, with fantastic views over Dean Village and The Water of Leith. It is also minutes away from the Galleries of Modern Art. This was my home for 10 years before I had children and moved to the Highlands. We use it as our holiday home when meeting up with friends and family, and are now inviting you to enjoy the place too!