A bright, two-bedroom, first-floor apartment, set in an architecturally significant building within a quiet development in Glenlockhart, in the south-western quarter of Edinburgh close to Morningside. The apartment has elegant period features such as high ceilings and ornate cornicework. There is on-street parking, and a regular bus service to Edinburgh city centre.
This spacious conversion of a historic building offers generous living space with high ceilings, lots of light and traditional architectural features. There is an entrance hall, airy and spacious living room with dining area, elegant kitchen, two double bedrooms (one with an en-suite shower room), and luxurious family bathroom. There is on-street parking, and the proximity of regular bus services means that this property is suitable for guests arriving by public transport or by car.
The living room has three large windows that maximize the light coming in to the room and the outlook from it. The dining table and chairs are placed attractively in the corner between two of the windows. The kitchen is nicely appointed and well equipped with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, as well as a washing machine, fridge-freezer, cooker, dishwasher and microwave.
The house has gas central heating and double glazing. 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.
Mid Steil is located in a pretty residential area called the Steils, situated in Glenlockhart on the fringes of the popular area of Morningside.
Just across the road is the Merchants Golf Club, which is open to visitors subject to the availability of tee times and which occupies part of Craiglockhart Hill, one of the seven hills on which Edinburgh, like Rome, is built: the hill offers lovely walks and spectacular views north over the city to the Firth of Forth and the Kingdom of Fife and south to the Pentland Hills and beyond. More recreation is on offer at The Meadows, on the wat in to the city centre. The Meadows were originally under water: the Burgh Loch, which was drained in 1740, was one of Edinburgh’s main water supplies. The area is now one of the city’s biggest green spaces, ideal for jogging, walking and other sports. There are public tennis courts, a children’s playpark and Bruntsfield Links Golf Course, one of the oldest courses in the world, where you can have a round of pitch-and-putt.This house is an ideal base from which to explore the city. You can leave your car in the private parking space and hop on one of the many buses in to town, which in half an hour take you to the heart of the city. We recommend that you buy day tickets (buy one on your first bus of the day) so that you can take as many buses and trams as you like over the course of the day (there's also a special day ticket to include the airport). Mid Steil lies to the south of Morningside and Bruntsfield, both well known for their village atmosphere. There is a great variety of independent and specialist shops in the area, and a visit to Morningside Road or Bruntsfield Place will let you discover them for yourself. There are many cafés, restaurants and bars to choose from (click here for some suggestions). The Canny Man’s at 237 Morningside Road, with its Victorian interior crammed with curios and antiques, is one of the best-known pubs in Edinburgh. On the way to town you’ll pass Holy Corner, so called because of the churches that stand on each corner of the junction, the famous Luca's gelateria and chocolatier and the Edinburgh Iyengar Yoga Centre (which offers drop-in classes). Mid Steil is a great location to enjoy the city's cultural life: on the way in to Princes Street, you pass the King’s Theatre, Cameo Cinema, Filmhouse (home of the Edinburgh International Film Festival), Lyceum Theatre, Usher Hall and Traverse Theatre; the Church Hill Theatre (a former church building) has productions by local amateur theatre companies throughout the year and is a Fringe venue during the Edinburgh Festivals. On Newbattle Terrace in Morningside is the Dominion Cinema, a small independent cinema with allegedly the comfiest seats in the country in its Gold Class lounge. Many of these venues serve the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe.
|Mid Steil, Glenlockhart, Edinburgh||£83 Per unit per night|
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