A spacious and stylish apartment sleeps up to six guests in three bedrooms and is situated in the heart of the vibrant and historic Leith area of the city. A traditional Edinburgh 'double upper' (duplex) in a B listed Georgian building, it is exceptionally well-placed for all that Edinburgh has to offer.
You'll love the sense of space you'll find here - beautiful public rooms to relax in with family and friends and well- proportioned bedrooms. We offer flexible sleeping accommodation in one luxurious king size bedroom on the lower floor and two smart twin bedded rooms (plus a cot in a separate room if required) upstairs. If not in use as a nursery the small room is a great place to store suitcases or shopping.
Please note the flat is a traditional double upper second floor apartment accessed by a common stair. There is no lift so we regret the accommodation has no wheelchair access. The original internal winding staircase is a beautiful feature of the flat but care must be taken and guests are advised to use the banister (handrail) at all times. Small children should naturally be supervised here and elsewhere in the apartment.
The accommodation comprises:
Spacious elegant living room With its high corniced ceilings and shuttered windows our spacious living room offers a taste of Georgian style with a mid century modern twist. Luxurious leather chesterfield sofas, a Persian carpet set on an original wooden floor, work well with a fabulous teak sideboard from McIntosh of Kirkcaldy and Scottish and Italian prints and mezzotints to provide a comfortable living space for our guests. A living flame gas fire with modern slate surround, wifi broadband and Sky TV add contemporary home comforts to this lovely room.
Informal and formal dining options The retro-chic kitchen diner is the heart of this stylish apartment and offers a great space for effortless dining. The well-equipped kitchen has electric double oven with grill, a rangemaster gas hob with wok burner, microwave, fridge freezer, Bosch dishwasher and washing machine. A traditional pulley airer will dry off wet clothes overnight.
Master Bedroom A king size Louis bed with hand made mattress, 350 count Egyptian cotton linen, blingy chandelier and original art do give this lovely spacious room a real wow factor and ensure our spacious Master Bedroom earns its place as the romantic heart of the house.
A pair of twin bedrooms with a touch of retro chic Retro accents add a sense of fun to the two matching twin bedrooms in the upper part of the house. Light and bright, both bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and a seating area.
A large central hallway leads to a shower room with slate floor and a travertine floored cloakroom with WC . Upstairs you can enjoy the luxury of a double ended steel bath in our smart black and white bathroom.
Broadband Wi Fi is complementary and there is a 32 inch flat screen TV with Sky for the use of guests.
Egyptian cotton 350 count linen and good quality towels are supplied as standard.
Gas central heating throughout is supplemented by a living flame gas fire in the lounge. Water is heated by gas and the Mira shower is electric.
About the location (Leith, Edinburgh)
The award winning pubs and restaurants of the 'Shore' (including those from Michelin starred Martin Wishart and Tom Kitchin as well as the amazing Tony Borthwick at The Plumed Horse) are all within strolling distance. Excellent seafood restaurants and great pub food (The King's Wark for starters) are a speciality of the area which is also home to the Scottish Malt Whisky Society and the royal yacht Britannia.
Good local shops including a superb local deli (Relish in Commercial Street) and M&S Food at the nearby Ocean Terminal.
The apartment is two minutes walk from bus stops with regular local bus services to all the theatres, galleries and arts venues. Guests can also take advantage of free on street parking.
The apartment enjoys excellent local bus (10, 11, 14,16, 22) and road links to Princes Street and the City Centre, the City Bypass and Edinburgh Airport. There is even a direct, cheap (if not fast ) bus link from Edinburgh Airport to the nearby Ocean Terminal. Local bus services take you to the faster bus link to Edinburgh Airport from Waverley Station. Taxis from the City Centre cost £7-£10
The Princes Street area of the city centre is a 15 minute bus ride, a 35-40 minute walk or a short taxi ride away. A Daysaver ticket gives all day travel on Lothian buses for just £3.50.
The location is well signposted from the Motorways. Follow the signs for Britannia and Leith Attractions and turn 1st left off Ferry Road after the BP Garage.