Spacious modern house in idyllic country-park location less then 5km from Edinburgh castle, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh city centre (sleeps 1-8). Free private parking. Excellent walks straight from the front door with panoramic views across Edinburgh towards the Firth of Forth.
This bright, well-appointed semi-detached house offers spacious accommodation comprising a living room, dining room, kitchen and toilet downstairs, with three bedrooms, en-suite shower room and a family bathroom upstairs. And, there are private parking spaces for 2-3 cars. The property is best suited for guests who are travelling by car.
There are about 6 steps to the front door from the parking area. As you enter the house, the dining room (with seating for 8) is to the right, and this leads through an archway to the spacious living room with French doors to a south-facing patio (a real sun trap in summer). The living room has a large flat-screen TV/DVD with the full range of freeview channels, and an electric coal-effect fire. A barbeque is available in the summer months. The kitchen is to the left of the front door. There is also a downstairs toilet.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms, en-suite shower and a family bathroom:
The house has gas central heating and there is a ready supply of hot water. The price of gas, electricity and local taxes is included. For the comfort of future guests, the house is non-smoking and pets are not allowed.
There are excellent local walks straight from the front door, including a 15-minute walk onto the Braid Hills giving panoramic views across Edinburgh towards the Firth of Forth.
Broompark has the best of both worlds: an almost rural location yet within the city, only minutes from the city bypass and a short bus ride or drive by car into the city centre. A 15- to 20-minute walk brings you to a bus stop, with services that run into the city centre and all the way on to Leith and the berth of the Royal Yacht Brittania. Alternatively, to avoid city-centre parking charges, there are a selection of buses for the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and city centre shopping areas, with free car parking at local bus stops. This means that all the attractions of Edinburgh's Old Town and New Town are just a short bus ride away.
Located on the Braid Hills, there are great walks, golf on the municipal golf course 300 metres away or on the adjacent driving range at Braid Hills Golf Centre. Blackford Hill, a little nearer the city centre, is home to the Royal Observatory. Not far is Craigmillar Castle, one of the oldest tower houses in Scotland, with links to Mary Queen of Scots and a strategic location with commanding views over the city. There are also some fantastic longer walks and biking opportunities in the nearby Pentland Hills and around the famous Arthurs Seat.
As befits the countryside feel of the location, pony trekking is available at the nearby Tower Farm Riding School and Stables, with many scenic rides, much of them off road. Broompark is a short drive from Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, and other Edinburgh hospitals, so is a good base for any visiting medics. The Stable Bar at Mortonhall is a short walk or drive away, with its sunny courtyard in summer, roaring fire in winter, and good food and drink all year round.
|Broompark, Liberton, Edinburgh||£129 Per unit per night|
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