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Gorgeous Grassmarket one bed flat

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4 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
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In the heart of Edinburgh's old town and completely refurbished in 2016, our flat is the ideal Edinburgh base. Situated right under the Castle walls, with a view from the living room windows of the fireworks over the castle at Hogmanay and over the festival, it sleeps 4 in modernised, stylish comfort.

The space
No. 1 The Grassmarket is incredibly central, smack in the middle of Edinburgh's Old Town, right under the Castle Walls and with all the restaurants and bars of this popular area literally on the door step. Our flat, which we bought in 2015, has been completely refurbished at the beginning of 2016. It's a compact, 1 bedroom flat with an open plan living room and kitchen which is flooded with light from the 3 full height sash and case windows.

The fully fitted kitchen contains a fridge, a freezer, an induction hob and a washer/dryer. We've also included a kettle, microwave, toaster and Nespresso machine (and supply of capsules) to ensure you can be completely self-sufficient during your stay.

We've installed underfloor heating throughout the flat, as well as uprating all the insulation and window insulation - if you've visited Edinburgh any time other than in June, you'll know how important that is! The flat's now warm, cosy and welcoming, with very clean lines throughout.

At the same time we've completely stripped out the bathroom and installed a walk in shower and all new sanitary ware. This room is now fully tiled and, as with the rest of the flat, redecorated in full. To finish off, we've installed made-to-measure roman blinds throughout too.

The block in which the flat is situated is well maintained and surprisingly quiet for such a central location. The common stairs and halls have been completely refurbished and redecorated and the entrance way is grand and imposing. Unfortunately the communal roof terrace for the block is currently not in use, although we hope to agree a programme of refurbishment with other owners in the block to make it useable again.

We're delighted with the way the flat's looking and hope that you will enjoy it as much as we've enjoyed refurbishing it.

Guest access
You and your party will have sole use of the flat during your stay.

Other things to note
Due to a number of recent late cancellations, we've, regrettably, had to decide to use the strict cancellation policy.
In the heart of Edinburgh's old town and completely refurbished in 2016, our flat is the ideal Edinburgh base. Situated right under the Castle walls, with a view from the living room windows of the fireworks over the castle at Hogmanay and over the festival, it sleeps 4 in modernised, stylish comfort.

The space
No. 1 The Grassmarket is incredibly central, smack in the middle of Edinburgh's Old…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable/satellite
Washing machine
Dryer
Travel cot
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Microwave

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Quite simply, you're under the walls of Edinburgh Castle, at the foot of Castle Rock - it doesn't get more central or more atmospheric than this!

The Grassmarket is a busy, sociable area with many bars, clubs and restaurants. This is an area in which people socialise, although the flat itself is quiet and tucked away. You can walk pretty much everywhere in central Edinburgh from the flat with the vast majority of the attractions being on the doorstep.

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Joined in October 2015
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Hello! My wife Vari (Gaelic for Mary) and I look forward to welcoming you to Scotland's capital city and our home. Vari was born in Edinburgh and we moved back here in 2003 shortly after getting married - we actually stayed on the Grassmarket on our wedding night! I'm a partner in a law firm in the City and Vari works as an account manager in the business travel industry and we're both passionate about travelling and exploring new areas. Since having a family (Archie, Angus and Poppy) we've continued to travel as much as possible and we'd be delighted to offer you family friendly tips on visiting Edinburgh too. Successful family trips have included the East and West Coasts of the US, Canada, much of mainland Europe, Turkey, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zanzibar. Before the kids came along, we also travelled pretty extensively in Africa, South East Asia and North America. We're very much looking forward to seeing you in Edinburgh.
Hello! My wife Vari (Gaelic for Mary) and I look forward to welcoming you to Scotland's capital city and our home. Vari was born in Edinburgh and we moved back here in 2003 shortly…
During your stay
We now, due to the pressures of work and family life, have a key safe outside the front door to the flat. This holds a complete set of keys for the flat and we will send you full details of how to access the safe and the property in advance of your stay. That said, if you need us to meet with you to discuss any aspect of the stay, we can always try and make time for this when it's mutually convenient.

We live and work in Edinburgh and will give you our contact details should you need any other assistance, advice or indeed recommendations during your stay - we're more than happy to share with you the many great things to see and do in our beautiful city.
We now, due to the pressures of work and family life, have a key safe outside the front door to the flat. This holds a complete set of keys for the flat and we will send you full…
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House rules
Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
Pets are allowed
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £200
Cancellation policy