A bright, centrally located one-bedroom apartment (sleeps 1–5) between Leith Walk and London Road, within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections (5 minutes from the tram stop at York Place).
This bright, spacious, traditional second-floor apartment has leafy views along Montgomery Street from the corner bay window. The accommodation comprises a large living-room with a window seat, a kitchen with dining area that comfortably seats six, one double bedroom, a boxroom, and a bathroom with bathtub and shower over. The three-seater sofa in the living room converts in to a double sofa-bed, and there is a single bed in the boxroom (no window). A freeview TV and free wifi internet access are provided. The TV has an integrated DVD player and an iPod/iPhone docking station so that you can play and listen to content through the TV.
The recently fitted modern kitchen has a dining table that comfortably seats six. The kitchen is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, as well as a dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine (there is a traditional pulley in the hall for drying clothes). It has a 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.
The tram stop for Edinburgh Airport is 5-minutes walk away at York Place.
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 right next door to the apartment, 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.
|Montgomery Street, Hillside, Edinburgh||£96 Per unit per night|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.