North Castle Street is an inviting luxury self-catering apartment situated on a street adjoining Castle Street, so-named because it sits within view of the city’s centrepiece, Edinburgh Castle, perched atop Castle Rock. The city’s foremost attractions spanning the Royal Mile are therefore within easy walking distance, just beyond the famous high street stores along Princes Street as well as Waverley Station and Mall. George Street is just around the corner and offers a selection of commendable restaurants including Browns and Contini.
Entry is via the third floor of an immaculate common stair which sets a precedent matched by the apartment’s recently refurbished interior. The entrance hall leads on to the master suite with chic motifs such as the exotic parakeet bedside lamps and rustic book stands. The room has a superking bed with can be unzipped to form two singles upon request (please add a note in the ‘Additional information or special requirements’ booking form field if this is your preference), fitted wardrobes and working wooden shutters over its bay window. An ensuite bathroom by Villeroy and Boch offers a relaxing haven with freestanding roll top bath and a combi shower with fixed and flexible heads beside a basin with integrated storage. The room’s window offers enticing views to Edinburgh Castle.
The third floor also has a water closet with a washer-dryer, clothes rack and a heated towel rail. Its sense of space is expanded by its high ceiling and window overlooking Young Street.
The apartment’s showpiece is its kitchen/living/dining room, amply equipped with dual raised ovens, a dishwasher, and an extendable dining table seating six. The fridge atop the freezer has a digital thermostat and there is the additional luxury of a wine fridge in the island unit opposite, which also offers integrated storage and mains power. A 43-inch Sony TV with Sky and a Bluetooth speaker opposite a plush armchair and sofa serve guests’ recreational needs. The room has a solid wooden floor, two bay windows effusing light, and a grand fireplace on the far side.
On the upper level you’ll find a utility room with iron and ironing board and a shower room with a shower and washbasin in the same styles as the ensuite’s. A twin room with integrated wardrobe and cupboards has a shuttered window looking towards Charlotte Square. The opposing double bedroom has the same features but also boasts a second fitted wardrobe with a clothes rail.
North Castle Street makes an excellent base for guests to stay in Edinburgh, offering both easy access to the best of the Old and New Towns and a very high degree of domestic comfort, with appliances from prestigious brands such as Smeg throughout. Power and ethernet outlets are also in abundance so guests can be productive as well as pampered.