Spacious Victorian apartment in quiet central location with shared garden: A bright, centrally located one-bedroom apartment (sleeps 1–4) between Leith Walk and London Road, within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections.
Montgomery Street 62, Hillside - Vacation Rentals Scotland
This holiday home is a bright one-bedroom apartment on the first floor (no lift) of a light and bright Victorian apartment with a shared garden and near to Montgomery Street Park, London Road Gardens and the great vistas from Calton Hill. The apartment is within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections.
The spacious living room has a living-flame fire (to supplement the central heating of the apartment), a double sofabed and solid wooden flooring. The modern kitchen is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, as well as a washing machine, fridge, freezer, cooker and microwave. There's also a dining area. A pulley suspended from the hall ceiling is a traditional way of drying clothes.
The bedroom has a firm king-size double bed with a quiet, green outlook to the shared garden. The bathroom has a bathtub with shower over. The apartment is fully double glazed.
The apartment has gas central heating and double glazing. The price of gas, electricity and local taxes is included. For the comfort of future guests, the apartment is non-smoking and pets are not allowed.
Montgomery Street 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 along the road from the apartment; it's 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.