Dublin Street qualifies as an ideal location situated moments from the tram terminus on York Place. A stone’s throw farther will take you to the classy restaurants of George Street and many of the city’s finest retail offerings, including the designer outlets on Multrees Walk, Harvey Nichols and Jenners department store, with Princes Street and Waverley Mall just beyond. Likewise, at the next junction from York Place the city’s landmark John Lewis store looks down on the wealth of indie eateries along Broughton Street. The Scottish National Portrait Gallery, which offers free admission and sports a commendable café, is even closer, just at the top of the street.
This freshly decorated accommodation is on the first floor. Its spaciousness immediately impresses upon entering the hallway, with high ceilings and decorative arches. On the left is a twin room with 42-inch flat screen HD LG TV and a well-stocked bookshelf; windows with working wooden shutters as well as curtains aid a peaceful night’s sleep. The room is both practical and stylish with a clothes rail and boxes opposite a decorative marble hearth. The beds can be conjoined upon request.
On the opposite side of the hall is the tiled bathroom with shower over the bath; while farther along the hall is a dining room with table seating six. Like the twin room and the neighbouring living room, windows on the far wall effuse light and brighten the apartment’s already-light aesthetic.
The expansive living room also boasts a feature decorative marble fireplace, across from a pair of sofas and a plush armchair. Opposing landscape and seascape paintings confer complementary airs of calm and energy, while the room’s ornaments ascribe a bohemian vibe. A 42-inch flat screen 4K Samsung TV provides for entertainment in this relaxing haven.
Round the hallway you’ll come upon the master bedroom with super-king bed and a freestanding double wardrobe and chest of drawers. Just as with the twin room, the bed here is zip-and-link so can be separated into two singles upon request. This side of the apartment faces away from the street and offers easy access to the kitchen at the end, which has an extending dining table for up to six, an extra-large fridge, and a dishwasher in addition to the essential amenities and array of cutlery, crockery and glassware. Two pulleys extend from the ceiling for efficient clothes drying and the adjoining utility closet contains a washing machine, freezer, ironing board and iron.
Dublin Street is a versatile apartment that can accommodate two couples, parents and two children, or even four friends. Its dining room can double as a study while the living room presents an inviting space to relax or entertain friends. The apartment’s location at a city centre nexus means guests can stroll to Edinburgh’s pre-eminent attractions, or hop upon a bus or tram for forays farther afield. Either way, this apartment is one you’ll be happy to return to at the end of the day.