A quiet characterful mews apartment (sleeps 1–4) close to the city centre and with great walks on nearby Calton Hill; within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections.
This quiet holiday home is a very comfortable two-bedroom mews apartment. It is within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections. The apartment is light and airy and is located on a quiet lane off Montgomery Street. From the front door there is a staircase up to the first floor, where all of the rooms are located.
The living room is warm and cosy, with two comfortable sofas and a dining table with four chairs. The TV has freeview.
The modern kitchen is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, as well as a washer/dryer (washing machine with tumble dryer incorporated), a dishwasher, fridge, cooker and microwave. There is a small breakfast table in the kitchen.
There are two bedrooms, each with a standard-size double bed. The main bedroom has an en suite bathroom with a bathtub and a shower over the bathtub; the other has a shower-room adjacent to the bedroom.
The apartment has electric heating. The price of electricity and local taxes is included. For the comfort of future guests, the apartment is non-smoking and pets are not allowed.
Brunswick Street Lane is a small lane that is situated off Montgomery Street; this 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 at the end of the lane, 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.