Self-catering accommodation in central Edinburgh
situated under Edinburgh Castle, Sleeping 1 to 4.
Edinburgh City Apartment:
11 King's Stables Lane
If you have a romantic turn of mind you will love staying here. Few apartments are so close to the inscrutable presence of the massive ancient rock and castle which dominates the centre of Edinburgh. Its sheer impenetrable walls and dark windows tantalise the imagination into recalling the men and women who lived behind them and played their fateful parts in Scotland's history, influencing for bad or good the lives of the people beneath.
The apartment is on two floors in a quiet mews house a few minutes' walk from Princes Street and even less to the picturesque and historic open square with shops, pubs, cafés and restaurants known as Grassmarket.
Its very central; The Usher Concert Hall, The Traverse and Royal Lyceum Theatres are just around a couple of corners, and from here you can walk to just about everything of interest in Edinburgh. There's an especially interesting walk through the Grassmarket up old Victoria Street past fascinating shops to the Royal Mile and the entrance to the Castle itself.
The apartment has a living room, kitchen, double bedroom and bathroom, and can accommodate up to 4 if the sofa bed in the living room is used.
Above left and right;
Two views of the living room showing the dining and sitting area.
Behind the curtain is the front door and the garden of trees and shrubs shared with the surrounding flats.
The railings are at the top of the spiral stairs (right) which goes down to the bedroom and bathroom.
The sitting area has an armchair and sofa (converts to a bed for extra guests) and television with DVD player (there's also a small library of DVDs and books), and views of the castle from the window.
The apartment has central heating.
Left and right;
Downstairs is a double bedroom facing the castle, and a bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and wc.
Also with views of the castle, the kitchen has
- glasses and kitchenware
- washing machine
Extracts from the Visitors' Book:
"A beautiful apartment. It felt like home. Fantastic views and gorgeous surroundings. Thanks for everything. We'll definitely be back!" JM & BD, Galway City, Co Galway, Ireland.
"Fantastic flat. Great location and views amazing: we watched the Edinburgh Tattoo fireworks over the castle from our bed!" DC & EC, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England.
"Lovely apartment. We immediately felt at home on arrival. Thanks for all the little touches, i.e. the furnishings and books and Scottish DVDs." DK, MG & PGK, Sydney, Australia.
Sleeping 1 to 4:
Prices range between £350 and £790 per week, depending on the season.
Shorter and longer stays possible. Bookings available for any number of days, and starting on any day of the week.
Prices are inclusive of heating, lighting, bed linen and towels.
No smoking in the apartment, and no pets please.
Metered parking nearby, and daily/weekly parking one block away.
View from the Sitting Room window of Edinburgh Castle.
(Top exterior photograph - thanks to Martin Mellor).
To enquire or to book:
The address of the apartment is 11 King's Stables Lane, but it is accessed from Webster's Land at West Port, EH1 2RU (full information will be sent when your reservation is confirmed).
Please tell Ewan and Martin you found their Kings Stables Lane apartment through About Scotland!
Ewan Halley and Martin Mellor
44 Rosslyn Crescent
Edinburgh EH6 5AX
Tel: 0131 555 2596
or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 131 555 2596
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