Drawing room flat in historic New Town Edinburgh Scotland, sleeps 2/4

ID #8815

Edinburgh, Scotland Urban No Apartment
4 2 1
15th Dec 2018  to  12th Jan 2019
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From the street, a bridge leads up 4 steps to the front door into the elegant hallway and there are then 23 steps to the apartment door. Immediately from the inner hallway, on the right, is the bright south-facing Drawing Room, with coal-effect gas fire, large dining table, desk, TV, audio system, many books, telephone and WiFi connection. The door to the right accesses The Snug with electric log-effect fire and comfortable sofa-bed for further guests. At the back of the property, often with views of spectacular sunsets, are the well-equipped Kitchen with breakfast bar, the Bathroom with separate shower, and the large Bedroom with extensive storage. Kitchen and Bathroom have instant hot water and the whole accommodation is centrally heated.

Computer, Dishwasher, DVD player, Internet access/Wifi, Microwave, Parking, Television, Washing machine
No Smoking
Sorry no pets
Sorry no children
Car swap by arrangement
Edinburgh Edinburgh

An ideal location for a city at all times of the year. Acclaimed as one of the world's greatest New Year celebrations, Edinburgh's Hogmanay events across the city attract many visitors as does the Christmas Market in Princes Street throughout December. Edinburgh is a city that begs to be explored for its diversity of architecture , world class restaurants , bars, coffee shops, art galleries, theatres and cinemas, and the surrounding countryside.

The "New Town" of Edinburgh, a UN World Heritage site, is a large area of Georgian town houses and flats extending north from the famous shopping destination of Princes Street, which is only about a quarter mile walk. Our street is said by estate agents to contain one of the most expensive properties in Scotland. The partly medieval "Old Town", centred on the Royal Mile from the Castle to Holyrood Palace, is less than a mile away. The immediate area has many art galleries, restaurants, bars and coffee shops, with a few convenience stores. We find we can walk easily to most of the places we wish to visit, including the four separate locations of The National Galleries of Scotland, the theatres, cinemas and museums. The city has an excellent bus service, rail links and the international airport is 5 miles from the centre. As a small city, the countryside, beaches and even the Highlands are easily accessible.

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Boating/Sailing, Fishing, Galleries/Museums, Golf, Historical Sites, Horse riding, Public Parks/Gardens, Public Transport, Restaurants, Shopping, Sightseeing, Skiing, Spectator Sports, Tennis, Theatres, Walking

Being "the home of golf", there are many famous golf courses within easy reach including the Open Championship locations of St Andrews, Muirfield, Troon, Carnoustie and Turnberry. Almost all private clubs offer day membership but there are also many excellent and very reasonably priced municipally-owned courses. A set of relatively modern gents clubs is available in the flat. (For those who can no longer manage round the links, there are three croquet clubs in the city!)

jackie English very basic French 2 No
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We are an active retired couple who enjoy travel. In recent years we have visited most European countries and our interests include art, literature, theatre and film, and food. Jackie is a keen quilter and Douglas is a croquet enthusiast. We would like to spend longer periods than we have in the past based in one place so that we can acclimatise to the customs, culture and people. Some of the visits we have made were during the Edinburgh Festival in August when we have rented out our very central flat (built in 1815) in Edinburgh's Georgian "New Town" for five weeks, so we are used to sharing our home. We love our city as most visitors find they do very quickly.