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Location, Location, Location!!

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


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 a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 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:
  • Check-in: 10:30 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 3:30 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Do help yourself to kitchen and bathroom consumables. Do not interfere with stored duvets or bedding
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
  • Free Wifi
  • 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


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(61 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.655738 based on 61 reviews
Washington, D.C.

Great Location!!!

  • 5 of 5

Grassmarket pubs and restaurants are just a couple of blocks away. The castle is a short walk up the hill and the park is just across the street. Place was as pictured and advertised. Highly recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We aim to meet or exceed expectations. So glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for this concise review!
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Cape Cod

Elegant apartment in a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this Castle Terrace flat. So beautiful, well appointed and comfortable! The location could not have been better. We highly recommend it as a fine home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you stay Another 5 star guest!
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

The flat was the most comfortable self catering accommodation I have rented during festival time. It was in a great location within easy reach of north and south sides of the city. Being round the corner from the Traverse Theatre is a big bonus.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Silver Spring, Maryland, USA

Wonderful flat in a central, but quiet location

  • 5 of 5

My husband, sister and I stayed at Castle Terrace for 3 weeks during the 2017 Edinburgh Theater, Fringe and Literary Festivals. Castle Terrace is centrally located for Festival activities - but on a quiet street. The apt is very large, offering lots of privacy for three of us in two large bedrooms (also would be good for 2 couples). The master bedroom has a full ensuite bath and the second bedroom has it's own full bath in the hall. All rooms - living, dining, kitchen, baths, and bedrooms, are well furnished and equipped. For example, we ate most meals at home in an extremely well-stocked kitchen. The apt also is quite bright, with lots of windows looking into the garden on one side of the apt and onto the street on the other side. Val is responsive and helpful and immediately addressed our questions and issues. We look forward to future visits and cannot think of a better place to stay in Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Amazing flat in the heart of Edinburgh!

  • 5 of 5

As the description implies, the location is simply perfect - we could walk most anywhere in the city with ease! There's a charming farmers market around the corner on Saturdays. Due to the many large windows in the flat, there's plenty of natural light on both sunny and partly cloudy days. The kitchen is one of the most well equipped we've ever had - we had b'fast in every day and loved using the spacious dining room before heading out to explore the lovely city of Edinburgh!

Things to note that are important to us and not always found in rental homes we've stayed in previously. There were plenty of clothes hangers and two hair dryers in the unit. There is ample storage in both bathrooms, the kitchen, and each bedroom. There are even "hidden" drawers in the master bedroom bed frame! There was always plenty of hot water in both bathrooms.

The flat is very well stocked with many little things that made our stay most enjoyable. From travel brochures to a very nice radio in the dining room, to some kitchen staples like foil and plastic wrap - much attention was paid to the little things. The fridge kept everything nice and cold (again, not always the case in rentals) and the stove top, oven, tea kettle, microwave and toaster all worked perfectly!

We really appreciated being able to come back to our home away from home in the heart of the busy city to such a lovely place! The family room is perfect for relaxing and even taking in some "local" tv like "interesting" reality shows. The master bedroom, kitchen and dining rooms all have views of a lush garden and the front rooms over look the street. Closing the charming window shutters offers noise control in the evening.

While visiting the castle (do not miss that attraction!), we could pick out the flat below. It's a quick walk to the castle steps (bring comfy walking shoes) and a two minute walk to Sainburys for grocery staples - look for eggs on the shelf instead of the cooler if you're from the U.S. If you're gluten-free, don't miss the amazing pizza at Mamma's in the Grassmarket district!

The host, Val, was very helpful before and after the booking process - highly recommend this great rental!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay in Edinburgh and the apartment .
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Great Flat

  • 5 of 5

Great flat. Stayed with my two daughters and granddaughter. Plenty of room and close to everything. Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$25 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$25 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$25 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$25 per night, per additional guest
Low season
6 Jan 2018 - 2 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$25 per night, per additional guest
Spring Half Term
3 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$25 per night, per additional guest
19 Feb 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$25 per night, per additional guest
Easter /Mid season
31 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$25 per night, per additional guest
High season
26 May 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$25 per night, per additional guest
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$25 per night, per additional guest
Autumn/Fall mid
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee A$25.43 per person per night

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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