This spacious and well-furnished apartment, with lounge, kitchen, dining room, large study and two en-suite bedrooms is fully equipped, warm and welcoming. French doors lead to well-tended gardens.
The city centre is 1.5 miles and minutes by bus
Price discounts 10% for >10 days 15% for >28 days - ask for special offer
With fully equipped spacious accommodation comprising lounge, dining room, kitchen, two ensuite bedrooms, separate toilet, and large study, the accommodation provides city-centre luxury for professionals, families and couples.
This home has all the essentials including TV, hi-fi and wireless internet, and a wireless printer in the study. There is secure phone entry to the property.
Ideal for professionals coming to Edinburgh for business on short/long-term stays, or families with school-age children visiting the city. Couples also welcome.
The whole apartment is for your use and provides a home from home. For sunny days there is french window access to the lawns that surround the property.
For professionals the accomodation provides well for entertaining a key client.
There is limited on-site parking but ample free parking on the quiet street close to the property.
The flat has a patio on the lawns to one side and all guests may walk the lawns
Interaction with guests
Upon arrival you will be met and greeted. The host will help you explore and familiarise yourself with the apartment and the operation of its services.
Once you are settled you will be provided with a telephone contact for use between 09.00 - 17.00 Monday through Friday, in case you need any help with anything. This number may also be used out of hours in emergency.
Other things to note
The apartment is a quiet location with good privacy and either parking on site or on the adjacent street (no charge currently). Close by is the Murrayfield Rugby Ground and an Ice Rink. Murrayfield golf course is a splendid hillside course with fantastic views and it is just two minutes walking.
THis is a leafy area with large grand houses and some fabulous and relaxing walkways. For easy going the water of leith can be followed along its banks right through the city to Leith. Within ten minutes on can be into and through the woods of Corstorphine Hill and there find the most awesome panoramic views across the firth of forth, the castle and arthurs seat and the stark Pentland Hills. The latter can be accessed in ten minutes by car.
You are just 1.5 miles from Princes Strret and all its shops Close by is a traditional butcher, Within five minutes you can be at a mall with Sainsburys, Marks and Spencer, Boots and other stores, while two miles away at Corstorphine there is another mall with a giant Tesco Extra and many more retail outlets.
Motoring in the city can be a challenge. So the best advice is take the bus.
A one way bus journey is £1.50 and a day card for use at will is £4.00. One can buy a Ridacard and put on credit to last for a week or a month. cards and day tickets can be obtained at shops, adjacent to Waverley and Haymarket stations and other locations.
About one mile away is Haymarket station where most trains heading north into the highlands and to Glasgow or the West Coast Main line stop.
From a nearby road junction known as Western Corner there are very frequent buses to and from the airport X100 and into the city (about 10 minutes). The 31 and the 26 pass through Princes Street. Close to the flat stops service 38 from West Granton by the sea to the Western General hospital. The hospital is close to the trendy area of stockbridge.
For night owls there is a night or N bus service to and from the city centre and Western Corner.
The Ridacard is particularly useful because it also allows free rides on night buses (as well as day) and on the airport bus service (X100 blue buses).
The X100 bus service to the airport and Waverley station runds every 10 minutes and less frequently at night. All other services are frequent, though some services are reduced on sundays. Timetables can be found on the internet. Look for Lothian buses timetables. Enter Journey Planner for Lothian buses and you will be guided to specific buses and times for your journey.
Your well-equipped flat is your home for your stay. Please treat it as you would your own home and leave all as you found it.
If you do have an accident and break a plate or some-such please replace the item.
A few simple rules: no smoking; no drugs; and no parties, including hen and stag parties.
The no-party rule does not apply to professional entertaining a client, having a couple round for dinner or similar actions.
University educated and retired from a professional career I am happy to share our Edinburgh home with discerning professionals, singles, couples or families with school age children (or older).
My career was principally in agricultural development and ranged from soil management to fair trade business development and contract farming. I am widely travelled and with freedom now I still travel.
My hobbies include sailing (a Tayana cruiser based in Greece), scuba diving, underwater and terrestrial photography, mountain walking, skiing as well as urban pursuits of eating out, theatre and more.
I have known Edinburgh for many years and can help you make the most of your time in this fabulous city. If I am not around when you visit my son ( a journalist and website specialist) or my friend Barbara will be there to help you.