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Location, Location, Location!!

Bedrooms 2
Space 150 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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About the property

A Two Bedroom, Two Bathroom Luxrious Apartment In The Heart Of Edinburgh.

Castle Terrace in the historic West End. It is south facing with high ceilings,huge sash windows and working shutters. The stunning lounge has comfortable seating for six, TV and wifi

The master bedroom has a luxurious super king size bed and an ensuite with shower. There is a second large double bedroom, a family bathroom with shower over the bath. There is a double sofa bed is in the dining room which affords a third couple a separate room.

There is a brand new kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine.

The apartment is on the first floor. There is no lift.

In common with other capital cities parking is expensive and difficult.

More Details

Val Leek
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 March, 2017

About Val Leek

The main attractions in Edinburgh for me are my two wee grandsons.

Based in the North East of England ,Castle Terrace is our second holiday apartment in Edinburgh -the first purchased in 2004.

Val Leek purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Val Leek chose Edinburgh

A Coup de Coeur It was love at first when I walked into this apartment.

What makes this apartment unique

Classical elegance, modern kitchen and bathrooms,/sunny position and unbeatable location. It simply has it all.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Old Town, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
  • The master bedroom has a luxurious super king bed, wardrobe dressing table and bedside cabinets and an ensuite. The large second double room has a wardrobe, bedside cabinets and ample room for travel cot.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(48 traveller reviews)

Location, Location, Location!!
average rating of 4.6875 based on 48 reviews
Ponte a Vedra, Florida

Absolutely wonderful flat

  • 5 of 5

As the listing says the location couldn't be more perfect but the pictures don't do the flat justice. The flat is much larger than it seems in the pictures but still cosy and overlooks a tranquil garden area. The bedrooms are generous and the beds amazingly comfortable. Perfect after a day touring Edinburgh? The kitchen is completely equipped and we used it most mornings for breakfast, just running up the block for fresh scones. I stayed alone in the flat for three days before my friends arrived and I felt perfectly safe both in the flat and walking around the neighborhood. The flat was very quiet with street noise only one night but it was graduation week and the students were celebrating. Did make for an interesting sight as a large majority of the male students wore kilts to graduation.

When booking the flat Val was extremely helpful and before leaving I received a file by email with information on the exact address of the flat and detailed instructions on how to reach it from multiple arrival locations plus things to do in Edinburgh. When I arrived Ashley greeted me and showed me around explaining where everything could be found. The flat was spotless.

The flat is located within a few blocks of everything you could want. One block to the market, great restaurants, pubs, the Saturday Farmers Market, and a bakery selling the best macarons I've ever had. Better than any I had in Paris. I don't think you could find a better location anywhere in Edinburgh. Close enough to walk to the Royal Mile, Princes Street and many of the wonderful sites while still being in a quiet area.

I definately recommend this place and hope to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really love it when our apartment adds to the whole holiday Edinburgh experience! Look forward to welcoming you back.
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Very nice flat, close to everything. Would stay again!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice 2 bedroom flat. It is close to everything.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fab appartment ad great location

  • 5 of 5

Despite storm Doris we reached our luxury oasis in Edinburgh. Great location , appartment has everything you need wth restaurants and shops nearby. Had great weekend of shopping and culture and was lovely to come back to the appartment which was like a home from home . Will definitely stat again

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad the apartment added to your Edinburgh experience. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Great Apartment in a great place

  • 5 of 5

Great, stylish and classy apartment with everything you could possibly need. Lovely Christmas decorations made it a home from home for our Christmas stay. Clean and warm. Excellent and convenient for all parts of this lovely city. There were several restaurants of good value and quality within immediate walking distance of the Apartment although the one immediately attached to the Apartment is not good - not the Michelin star one the other one ! A great stay in a great city.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, CA

Delightful Flat Near Edinburgh Castle

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Castle Terrace flat. It's a spacious apartment with 2 good sized bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, dining room and kitchen. The front of the building looks at an old church across the street. The back of the building looks over a charming garden. Everything you need is in the flat. Nice stove and fridge as well as pots and pans, cooking utensils and dishes. One to two blocks from Sainsbury Local grocery. Easy walk to Edinburgh Castle and Royal Mile, Scottish National Museum and other attractions. City Cabs are very responsive and arrive quickly if needed. National Rail train station is about a mile away -walkable, but if you are laden with luggage or small children a cab is easy to get at the taxi stand outside the station. Taxi rates are modest. Many restaurants of varying types in the area or short walk. Very convenient and safe location.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The property is lovely and the location couldn't be better. The beds were very comfortable. The neighbors were pleasant and kind to us, as well. They were also very accommodating about allowing us to drop our luggage off before the flat was ready. The only real issue, which is easily fixable, was the linen situation. There were four adults here for three nights. We received exactly four bath towels and two hand towels and no wash cloths. It just wasn't enough. Otherwise, it was very nice and we would stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you enjoyed your stay. You do seem to have been shortchanged on the towel front. Sorry about that. Ashley would have dropped by with more. I have never been asked for wash cloths which google translate tells me are face cloths. They are on order! Obviously we cannot rival hotels and provide a daily change. We aim to get the balance right. Look forward to welcoming you back
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
The Footlights
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Waverly Street station
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Edinburgh ring road
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Castle Terrace
Nearest Ski
10 Kilometres
artificial ski slope Pentlands
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Castle Terrace is a luxurious apartment in the heart of Edinburgh.

This attractive property is located in the historic Old Town district at the foot of Edinburgh Castle. Steeped in some of Edinburgh’s greatest history. Greater Grassmarket is only minutes walk away from the apartment and to the popular Royal Mile. The apartment is conveniently located for Lothian Road which has a wide and varied range of amenities including shops, restaurants, bars and bistros. Stroll along the old George IV Bridge, where you’ll meet the famous Greyfriars Bobby, before walking through some of Edinburgh’s oldest and most photographed streets including Candlemaker Row, Victoria Street, West Port and our famous view of the great Edinburgh Castle. A vibrant and popular meeting place for visitors and locals alike, you can soak up the medieval atmosphere and enjoy its splendid views of the nearby castle. The area is well served by buses, the new City tram service and an express bus runs from Waverley Station to Edinburgh International Airport. The railways stations of Waverley and Haymarket

This incredibly beautiful city is easy to explore on foot. Princes Street, The Royal Mile and the lively Grassmarket are a few minutes walk away. For outlying attractions (The Royal Yacht Britannia, The Botanic Gardens, Dynamic Earth etc) the hop on hop off tourist bus stops a few metres away. Every Saturday there is a farmers' in Castle Terrace. This will satisfy anyone wishing to taste Scottish fare with porridge, croissants, bacon and Angus beef burgers and cheese to sample. If more serious self catering is on the agenda you will find Scottish cheeses, venison, fresh fish and seafood, smoked salmon and haddock, Aberdeen Angus Beef, lamb and mutton.

The nearby restaurants and bars are too numerous to mention and will suit every taste and pocket.. The Castle Terrace Michelin starred restaurant is just next door, the Usher Hall and theatres just behind the apartment. Despite their close vicinity you will get a good night's sleep as the location of the apartment is not on a main thoroughfare for traffic or revellers.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Old Town, United Kingdom

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
low season
25 Feb 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$24 per night, per additional guest
9 Apr 2017 - 30 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$24 per night, per additional guest
High season
31 May 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$24 per night, per additional guest
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$24 per night, per additional guest
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$24 per night, per additional guest
low season
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$24 per night, per additional guest
Festive Period
1 Dec 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$24 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Year
20 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$24 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The midweek rate is for a minimum of 3 nights. any 2 night stay is subject to weekend rates. The rental rate includes the cost of linen and towels for up to 2 guests The rental rate includes meet and greet and cleaning the apartment at the end of the letting period.
For parties over 2 there is an additional charge of £15 per head per night
There are no additional taxes or charges

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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