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Spacious Victorian apartment in quiet central location

A bright, centrally located one-bedroom apartment (sleeps 1–5) between Leith Walk and London Road, within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections (5 minutes from the tram stop at York Place).

Key Features

  • 3 star rating3 Star
  • Sleeps up to 5Sleeps up to 5
  • Free Wi-fiFree Wi-fi
  • Second floor (no lift)Second floor (no lift)
  • Gas central heatingGas central heating
  • Freeview and DVD playerFreeview and DVD player
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • IronIron
  • Shops within 250 metresShops within 250 metres
  • Linen/towels providedLinen/towels provided
  • Non-smokingNon-smoking
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Cot/High chair availableCot/High chair available
  • No pets allowedNo pets allowed
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Washing machineWashing machine

More features

  • FridgeFridge
  • FreezerFreezer
  • ShowerShower
  • MicrowaveMicrowave

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A view from the living room

A view from the living room

 

  • sleeps one to five
  • a 5-minute walk from the tram stop for a direct link to Edinburgh Airport
  • double bedroom plus double sofa-bed in living-room & single bed in boxroom
  • living-room plus separate kitchen with dining area
  • bathroom with bathtub and shower over

This bright, spacious, traditional second-floor apartment has leafy views along Montgomery Street from the corner bay window. The accommodation comprises a large living-room with a window seat, a kitchen with dining area that comfortably seats six, one double bedroom, a boxroom, and a bathroom with bathtub and shower over. The three-seater sofa in the living room converts in to a double sofa-bed, and there is a single bed in the boxroom (no window). A freeview TV and free wifi internet access are provided. The TV has an integrated DVD player and an iPod/iPhone docking station so that you can play and listen to content through the TV.

The recently fitted modern kitchen has a dining table that comfortably seats six. The kitchen is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, as well as a dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine (there is a traditional pulley in the hall for drying clothes). It has a gas cooker (with hob), electric fan oven and microwave.

The bathroom has a wash-hand basin, toilet, and bathtub with shower over.

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

The tram stop for Edinburgh Airport is 5-minutes walk away at York Place.

Renroc Cafe is just next to the apartment

Renroc Cafe is just next to 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 right next door to the apartment, 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.

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.

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Trip advisor icon Rated by TripAdvisor

  • “Excellent communication with Vacation Rentals Scotland from the start to the end of our break: Absolutely first class service. We'll be booking again! The apartment is central, comfortable and clean. So nice to enjoy morning coffees on the window seat, watching the world go by. Interesting and amusing Fringe Festival performances at the friendly cafe below.”
    EP and SE, West Sussex, England English flag
  • “Thanks you very much. We loved the flat very much. Was a great place for a perfect holiday.”
    A&L, Germany German flag
  • “Everything about this place was fantastic. Martin was so easy to deal which made the arrival totally trouble free. The flat is huge and I really like this location. Big kitchen and front room. The bed was great as well as a lovely shower and bath. The flat was also spotless. The only complaint I have is that I couldn't stay longer. Highly recommended in every way.”
    EB, Brighton, England English flag
  • “Thank you so much for our stay and for helping us at the last minute. Awesome stay and awesome time!”
    N & S, Burns Beach, WA, Australia Australian flag
  • “Thanks for a perfect stay in Edinburgh. We'll be back!”
    DB & AB, Santander, Spain Spanish flag
  • “Sensational location and price. It feels like home and we are so sad to leave! I miss Edinburgh already!”
    S&K, Brisbane, Australia Australian flag
  • “Perfect weather and a lovely stay in the flat. Edinburgh was wonderful! Thank you.”
    BK & AC, Hamm, Germany German flag
  • “Scotland and the landscapes are amazing! The flat is very comfortable and nice. We hope to come back soon!”
    AMC & R & M, Valencia, Spain Spanish flag
  • “Thoroughly enjoyed revisiting this beautiful city from this wonderful base.”
    LD, PD & ED, Reading, England English flag
  • “Had a good time in Edinburgh. The people at the cafe downstairs are great.”
    DP, SP, TP & TG, Vancouver, Canada Canadian flag
  • “Terrific visit. Our older daughter was performing in the Fringe. This home was the perfect homebase: Far enough from the traffic but close enough to the centre to be part of it.”
    JC, MC, JC & DG, New Jersey, USA American flag
  • “We enjoyed our stay in Edinburgh and the lovely well equipped apartment with a good welcome pack.”
    J, T, L & P, London, England English flag
  • “The flat was great! And Edinburgh was so beautiful!”
    RM & MM, Switzerland Swiss flag
  • “Lovely stay, great location, great food and hospitality at Cafe Renroc. Flat great! Thank you.”
    CC, HC & family, Belfast, N Ireland Northen Irish flag
  • “Such an amazing city and country. Very friendly and hospitable people. Have felt very "at home" here at the flat. We especially loved Cafe Renroc.”
    K, N, N & M, Las Vega, NV, USA American flag
  • “We enjoyed our stay in Edinburgh and Montgomery Street very much and hope to come back soon! We love Scotland and the Scots!”
    FS & SS, Germany German flag
  • “Great place; central to attractions. We had a great time in Edinburgh.”
    JC,PC,RC & EC, Ottawa, Canada Canadian flag

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