A bright, centrally located two-bedroom apartment (sleeps 1–6) between Leith Walk and London Road, within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections.
This bright, spacious, traditional second-floor apartment looks towards Calton Hill. The accommodation comprises a large living-room with corner bay window, a kitchen with dining area and two bedrooms. The apartment comfortably seats six: bedroom 1 with a standard-size double bed, bedroom 2 with two single beds and the living room with a sofabed. There's a bathroom with bathtub and shower over. There are many traditional features: stripped wooden doors, ornate cornice and central ceiling rose and tiled fireplaces (these are decorative only and fires aren’t permitted). A TV with freeview is provided.
The modern kitchen overlooks the rear shared garden. It is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, as well as a fridge, freezer, washing machine and traditional pulley for drying clothes if required. It has a large walk-in larder, gas cooker (with hob), electric fan oven and microwave.
The bathroom has a wash-hand basin, toilet, and bathtub with shower over.
The apartment has gas central heating. The price of (reasonable) 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. There are parks nearby both on Montgomery Street and on London Road. From the apartment there are views to 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.
The famous Italian delicatessen Valvona and Crolla is at the end of the street; it has a popular cafe. It's a short walk into town via London Road and Leith Street or via Abbeyhill and Regent Road, and the flat is between two of the city's main bus routes, so if you haven't got time to walk you have a choice of lots of bus services that will take you to the city centre in a few minutes. Montgomery Street Park is the local green space, and nearby London Road Gardens are also good for a walk.