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Spacious Victorian apartment in quiet central location with shared garden

A bright, centrally located one-bedroom apartment (sleeps 1–4) between Leith Walk and London Road, within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections.

Key Features

  • 4 star rating4 Star
  • Sleeps up to 4Sleeps up to 4
  • Free Wi-fiFree Wi-fi
  • First floor (no lift)First floor (no lift)
  • Gas central heatingGas central heating
  • TVTV
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • IronIron
  • Shops within 250 metresShops within 250 metres
  • Linen/towels providedLinen/towels provided
  • Non-smokingNon-smoking
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Cot/Highchair on requestCot/Highchair on request
  • No pets allowedNo pets allowed
  • Shared gardenShared garden
  • Washing machineWashing machine

More features

  • FridgeFridge
  • King bedKing bed
  • MicrowaveMicrowave

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The large living room has a living-flame fire (to supplement the central heating of the apartment) and a double sofabed

The large living room has a living-flame fire (to supplement the central heating of the apartment) and a double sofabed

 

  • sleeps one to four: one bedroom with firm king-size bed; double sofabed in living room
  • living room, separate kitchen with dining area
  • bathroom with bathtub and shower over
  • shared garden
  • wide selection of excellent restaurants within a few minutes' walk
  • great for exploring Edinburgh city centre, Leith Walk & Leith's historical dock area
  • free wifi internet access

This holiday home is a bright one-bedroom apartment on the first floor (no lift) of a light and bright Victorian apartment with a shared garden and near to Montgomery Street Park, London Road Gardens and the great vistas from Calton Hill. The apartment is within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections.

The spacious living room has a living-flame fire (to supplement the central heating of the apartment), a double sofabed and solid wooden flooring. The modern kitchen is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, as well as a washing machine, fridge, freezer, cooker and microwave. There's also a dining area. A pulley suspended from the hall ceiling is a traditional way of drying clothes.

The bedroom has a firm king-size double bed with a quiet, green outlook to the shared garden. The bathroom has a bathtub with shower over. The apartment is fully double glazed.

The apartment has gas central heating and double glazing. The price of gas, electricity and local taxes is included. For the comfort of future guests, the apartment is non-smoking and pets are not allowed.

Renroc Cafe is one block away from the apartment

Renroc Cafe is one block away from the apartment

Montgomery Street is in a residential area of Victorian tenements between Easter Road and Leith Walk, both of which have many shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. The Playhouse Theatre (one of the main venues for the Edinburgh International Festival) and Omni Centre with the multiscreen Vue Omni cinema are only a few minutes away on Leith Walk. Montgomery Street Park is one block away, and nearby London Road Gardens are also good for a walk. A short walk from the apartment is Calton Hill and its monuments: Nelson's Monument (from which a time-ball is lowered every day at 1pm as a time signal to ships out on the Firth of Forth), the Observatory and the National Monument, an unfinished replica of the Parthenon. Initiated by Sir Henry Dundas, 18th century bankroller of Edinburgh's Georgian New Town, to embody the city's reputation as the Athens of the North, the National Monument stands as a reminder of the folly of its patron. Dundas ran out of money and abandoned his ambitious plan; the unfinished building is known irreverently as Edinburgh's Disgrace.

Renroc Cafe is along the road from the apartment; it's convenient for breakfast or a daytime snack (or even for a spa treatment in its therapy rooms in the basement), and the famous Italian delicatessen Valvona and Crolla with is own cafe is at the end of the street. A couple of blocks away is Manna House Bakery and Patisserie, which is perfect for fresh bread, cakes and savoury snacks. It's a short walk into town via London Road and Leith Street or Abbeyhill and Regent Road, and the apartment is between two of the city's main bus routes (London Road, and Elm Row on Leith Walk), so if you haven't got time to walk you have a choice of bus services that will take you to the city centre in a few minutes; there are also buses from Easter Road.

Getting there

The apartment is about a 5-minute walk from the tram stop "York Place" (which runs directly from/to Edinburgh Airport) and a 20-minute walk from the main railway station (Waverley Station). We will send you detailed directions before your arrival.

For those arriving by car, there is metered parking on Montgomery Street itself, though the maximum parking period is 4 hours. Parking on meters and single-yellow lines is free from 5.30pm to 8.30am; please check on-street signage for exact times of parking restrictions; parking is forbidden at all times on double-yellow lines. Greenside Place Car Park is only a few minutes' walk away on Leith Street.

All tenement apartments in Edinburgh are accessed by shared stairways, which tend to be functional more than luxurious, although the entry-phone system ensures the security of the stairway. Because the building dates from the 19th century, there is no lift and thus no wheelchair access. The apartment is on the second floor.

Edinburgh has an efficient public transport system run by Transport for Edinburgh. Trams and buses run throughout the city from early morning till midnight, after which there is a reduced night service. Lothian Regional Transport's information office is on Waverley Bridge.

  • “The best apartment I have rented so far in Edinburgh. It was the best apartment of all we have rented so far (my 3rd visit in Edinburgh). We appreciated the cleanliness, very tasteful decor and fantastic location (perfect for those who like to appreciate the city on foot). The apartment and the area were very quiet which was important for us after long days of project preparations and strolling along the beautiful streets of Edi. The apartment had absolutely everything one may need. We loved its spacious and bright kitchen with all kinds of tip top pots, spotless cutlery and plates. Nothing was missing, even herbs and spices were there. The bedroom had a great view of the garden with singing birds and lovely trees. We loved everything about this apartment.”
    MP & co, Toronto, Canada Canadian flag
  • “This flat is just perfect for visiting Edinburgh. The location is great: not far to the centre at all with shops and everything you need close by. The flat itself is perfect for two but four would be fine. Everything was spotless and there was every piece of kitchen ware you could need. The bed was comfortable as was everything else. We would definitely stay again.”
    TK & TK, Ludlow, Shropshire, England English flag
  • “I have never felt so much at home in a house which was not mine! It was so nice coming back in its cosiness after a long day of discoveries, sometimes under the rain! Everything was perfect. Thank you for your consideration.”
    M, A & N, Le Mans, France French flag