This spacious 'non-smoking' apartment in a traditional Victorian tenement has been sensitively modernised to offer excellent holiday accommodation, while retaining its period character and charm.
The accommodation comprises:
A light, airy sitting-room with large bay windows and high ceiling, sanded wooden floor and original features such as Victorian cornice & fireplace; a sunny, spacious well-equipped dining kitchen with newly sanded floor; attractive bedroom with double bed and ample storage; beautiful new Italian-tiled bathroom with high-performance shower over bath and modern white bathroom suite. There is also a small study with guest-bed, adjacent to the sitting-room. The flat is equipped with gas central heating, full double-glazing, fridge with roomy freezer compartment, automatic washing-machine, excellent drying facilities, iron and board, radio, CD player, flat-screen LCD TV with Freeview, DVD with enhanced picture quality, stereo CD-player, hair-dryer, and micro-wave oven (in addition to conventional gas hob and electric oven). Bed-linen, towels and an excellent Wi-Fi internet connection can also be provided.
About the location (Hillside, Edinburgh)
Wellington Street is in the heart of Edinburgh, with excellent bus services to all areas just 2 minutes walk away, and Princes Street and Royal Mile within easy walking distance. But the street itself is a quiet, leafy one, separated from the main thoroughfare by a strip of parkland with mature trees and therefore screened from intrusive traffic noise. The corner-block location ensures a light, sunny aspect to front and rear. The airport express bus terminates at Waverley railway station, just a 5 minute taxi-ride away. Free on-street parking is usually available immediately in front of the flat, but it is important to check at time of initial enquiry whether this facility will be available during the period of your stay.
The area is characterised by its attractive mix of Georgian and Victorian architecture. Bus services are among the best in the city, and with Princes Street , Calton Hill, Holyrood Palace, the Scottish Parliament and Arthur's Seat all within easy walking distance, visitors will find the apartment exceptionally convenient. The immediate vicinity boasts a wide selection of bars, cafes and restaurants ,as well as the Playhouse Theatre and Omni cinema complex ,while the newly revamped Leith Shore area with excellent waterfront pubs and eating places is less than a 10 minute bus-ride away.
Festival visitors might find it useful to know that buses run to all central Edinburgh venues : 10 minutes or less to The Assembly Rooms, Pleasance, Festival Theatre and Queen's Hall and 15 minutes or less to Usher Hall, Lyceum, Traverse and Film House. After late shows, it is perfectly possible to walk home from any of these venues in under 30 minutes .