Lovely, bright, quiet room on the top floor of a modern apartment block on the seafront in Granton Harbour 3 miles north of the centre of the city. Well connected by buses and walking routes, free parking, magnificent views. Continental breakfast included and free wifi
Lovely big room (Approx 17' x 11') with private balcony in top floor penthouse with superb views overlooking the Forth.
The apartment is the only flat on the top floor of the building. It is modern build, completed in 2011, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open plan lounge kitchen diner. The apartment is well insulated, double glazed and cosy and warm even when the weather is terrible.
The room comes with reading lamp, LED television, fitted wardrobe, armchair, hair dryer and free wifi. Underfloor heating with individual temperature controls in each room. The bathroom is directly outside the room with shaver point and over the bath shower. Towels and breakfast supplied - the bathroom is not exclusive use as it is shared between two bedrooms so you would only have exclusive use if there is no guest in the other room.
Let us know if you have any dietary requirements and we will try to cater accordingly. The lounge is very comfortable with large screen TV, dining table, open plan kitchen and wraparound balcony with further panoramic views of the Firth of Forth and North Sea.
Outside dining is possible in fine conditions (see pic)
The apartment is in a quiet part of Edinburgh, three miles from the city centre. There is ample free parking outside and buses run regularly into the city from a bus stop two minutes walk away. There are lots of walks in the area and beautiful beaches and parkland to explore just a few minutes away. We moved here from the city centre and love the peace and tranquility. There are supermarkets and shops about 10 minutes walk away or two minutes by car as well as a variety of take-away food outlets. Restaurants and pubs are slightly further afield with a massive selection available the nearer you get to the city centre. Other nearby attractions include the Royal Botanic Gardens, Royal Yacht Britannia, Cramond Island, Ocean Terminal, Old Town and New Town World Heritage Sites.
Buses run from right outside the apartment. The 47 goes to the city centre in about 20 minutes and through the West End to the south of the city. The 24 runs on Sundays to the City Centre. Other buses run from a stop 5 minutes walk away at Granton Square and go all over the city. Bus fares are £1.60 for a single journey or £4 for a day pass on all Lothian buses. Exact fare only - no change given. Lothian buses website is a great resource and the Transport for Edinburgh app for iphone and android provides bus arrival and departure information from your local bus stop in real time, sells tickets and allows you to use your phone as your bus ticket.
Edinburgh is fantastic for getting around on bikes. Sustrans has a great website and maps of all the dedicated bike routes.
On the whole Edinburgh is a very safe city and there are no unsafe areas. That said it is sensible to take the usual precautions when out alone particularly at night or when withdrawing cash from ATMs.
The apartment makes a great base for exploring the rest of Scotland. Oban and Fort William can be reached by car in approximately 3 hours and Inverness and Loch Ness in about 4 hours.
Scottish money is interchangeable with Bank of England money - all notes are accepted everywhere in Scotland. It is very unusual for Scottish money not to be accepted in England although this can occasionally happen.
This apartment is a fantastic place to stay in the City of Edinburgh and still feel the freedom of the outdoors and freshness of the sea air. We hope you will enjoy your visit. Dan and Alex. LGBT friendly and all are welcome here.
Guests have access to the kitchen at all times. Make yourselves at home. Tea and coffee is always available and you can cook your own food here in the evening if you so wish.
Interaction with guests
We like to talk to our guests, get to know people and help any way we can. We have a lot of suggestions for things to do and places to see whatever the weather conditions. It is your holiday though so we don't push ourselves forward and respect your privacy. We have made many friends of past guests.
Other things to note
Earlier checkin is often possible but please check with us first. A later checkout is also sometimes possible. Please check first though.
No smoking in the house, landing, lift or common areas. Smoking is permitted on the balconies and ashtrays are provided. Please no pets due to allergies.
Please note we do not charge a cleaning fee so we appreciate you leaving the room and bathroom clean and tidy.
If you are last in at night please lock the door behind you.
Always lock the door with the key when you go out.
Please don't leave your key in the door when you lock it from the inside - it means nobody else can get in!
We are a friendly gay couple living and working in amazing Edinburgh. Dan works in marketing for a local college and Alex is a chef and college lecturer.
We love to travel and see new places and know how important it is to have a comfortable base in new surroundings.
We enjoy getting out and about, cooking, socialising with friends, meeting new people, cinema, theatre and lots of other stuff too. We also work hard and appreciate the quietness of our surroundings and the relaxation it offers.
As hosts I hope we will be able to fulfil your needs, respect your privacy and provide you with as many of the comforts of home as possible. We would like you to feel at home.