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Lovely apartment set in a beautiful park within easy reach of the city centre

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Stunning upper ground 2-bedroom apartment with parking which can sleep up to 6. Situated in Colinton Village, a conservation village and childhood home of poet, Robert Louis Stevenson. The apartment is nestled in a lovely park on the banks of The Water of Leith. A truly peaceful haven and perfect base to explore Edinburgh. Only 20 mins by bus or car to the city centre. Only 15 minutes drive from the Airport or get an airport bus which stops just a few minutes walk from the apartment! The building was originally a 17th century mill building and was incorporated in 1773 into an Adam-style mansion which was the home of snuff manufacturer and philanthropist, James Gillespie. Converted into separate apartments some years ago, our apartment is on the upper ground floor and entered via a...Stunning upper ground 2-bedroom apartment with parking which can sleep up to 6. Situated in Colinton Village, a conservation village and childhood home of poet, Robert Louis Stevenson. The apartment is nestled in a lovely park on the banks of The Water of Leith. A truly peaceful haven and perfect base to explore Edinburgh. Only 20 mins by bus or car to the city centre. Only 15 minutes drive from the Airport or get an airport bus which stops just a few minutes walk from the apartment! The building was originally a 17th century mill building and was incorporated in 1773 into an Adam-style mansion which was the home of snuff manufacturer and philanthropist, James Gillespie. Converted into separate apartments some years ago, our apartment is on the upper ground floor and entered via a dual aspect staircase which faces the park. There are two generous sized bedrooms, each with a comfortable super-king size bed which can be split into twin beds if necessary. Each bedroom also has an additional single stowaway bed and wardrobes for storage. The living room has a double aspect window overlooking the park. The kitchen includes electric cooker, fridge, freezer and washing machine. This room can accommodate dining for four and also overlooks the park where you can hear The Water of Leith running close by. There is an internal bathroom with electric shower. The apartment is perfect for anyone seeking peace, quiet and relaxation whilst being only 20 minutes from the city. There is free parking at the property. Colinton Village has a small selection of shops, pubs and restaurants and is just a few minutes walk away.More
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Ginny H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2017
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Absolutely superb flat in a tranquil,peaceful setting. Probably the best holiday accommodation I have had!

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Sheila B
mail270, VR Owner at Lovely apartment set in a beautiful park within easy reach of the city centre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review Sheila. We hope to welcome you back the next time you visit Edinburgh.

Reviewed 1 January 2018

This is a truly lovely spot. Beautifully decorated, well supplied, comfortable beds, bucolic setting, and most importantly (in my view) quiet. Seamless communication and check-in process, right beside walking path along the Water of Leith, good Wifi, good heating system (not insignificant in the winter...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank pandurbud
mail270, VR Owner at Lovely apartment set in a beautiful park within easy reach of the city centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Many thanks for your kind review Kerrie, we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

This apartment is located in a serene park and we could hear the soothing sound of the Water of Leith which flows behind it. Great attention to detail in all the rooms and a thoughtful hospitality welcome pack was left for us. Anne and Nicola...More

Date of stay: August 2017
1  Thank esvidya
Management response:Responded 11 August 2017

Many thanks for your kind review. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This house was amazing. Set in a huge park but within walking distance to shops and restaurants. And a short journey into the city centre. The house itself was like a luxury hotel. Soft white towels and the comfy beds you never want to leave....More

Date of stay: July 2017
1  Thank Anne M
Management response:Responded 23 July 2017

Thanks Anne for your kind review. I am very glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon.

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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
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Would you recommend this holiday rental to someone who wants to stay in a historic property?YesNoUnsure
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The apartment is about 15 mins by taxi from Edinburgh Airport. An airport bus can bring you to within a few minutes walk of the apartment. The city centre is approximately 20 mins by bus.
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