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Scotland Street- The Writers Pad

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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Edinburgh, Scotland
The Writers Pad has been designed around Edinburgh's rich literary heritage. This New Town property has many a nod and a wink to the writers that have graced the city. This garden apartment offers a great place to stay close to the town centre and many local attractions and has undergone an extensive renovation in early 2014.
The apartment itself contains two double bedrooms, a comfortable lounge/ dining area, bathroom with shower and a well equipped kitchen. There is a comfortable double bed in one bedroom while the other contains zip and link beds which make the sleeping arrangements a bit more versatile. In addition there is a sofa bed with a pocket sprung mattress in the lounge.
The flat is a 10 minute walk from some of Edinburgh's most iconic landmarks including The Scott Monument, Edinburgh Castle and St Andrews Square. Th...
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Listing #HL2746818
About the Owner
Russell O
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2014
Interaction with guests
We really want you to have a great time while you are here and if you need any information prior to your visit please drop me an email. Your main point of contact is likely to be David during your stay- he will meet you at the flat and show you around and be on call for any issues.
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

The owners were helpful and kind. Has a cute little backyard area to sit and relax. Has a front little porch. One bathroom and no dryer. Internet works great! Walking to Old Town is about 2O minutes uphill. But coming home is easy!!!! Cafes nearby....More

Thank Debora M
Management response:Responded 20 August 2016

Thanks very much for these kind words. Really pleased you enjoyed your stay.

Reviewed 24 July 2015

Would definitely stay at this apartment again big and spacious and within easy reach of City centre.

Thank Angela L
Management response:Responded 3 August 2015

Thanks you very much for the kind remarks. Delighted you enjoyed your stay. We are continuing to make improvements but really pleased with the feedback here. Thanks very much.

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Reviewed 4 June 2015

Russell Ogg’s “The Writers’ Pad” is convenient to Edinburgh’s centre city, it is comfortable, well maintained., and the flat reflects a touch of whimsy in its interior design and furnishing. My dear wife and I visited Edinburgh from the United States during May, 2015. 25A...More

Thank K R
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
No real issues, the neighbours are lovely and we get on well with them and would like to maintain that. Otherwise have a great time.
    1 Full bath
    1 Sofa
    1 Queen
    1 Full
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About the neighbourhood
The New Town of Edinburgh is world famous for it's stunning Georgian architecture. It dates from between 1750 to 1850 and is a UNESCO world heritage site. The area features some exquisite details including beautiful private gardens and well maintained streets.
The main shopping areas of George Street and Princes Street are within easy walking distance and Harvey Nichols and Jenners are amongst two of the stores you would come across as you walk into town.
Close by the property Broughton Street contains some fantastic delis, a notable butcher, some lovely bars and restaurants. Around the corner is the comfortable Cumberland Bar with it's beer garden and enviable choice of real ales.
There is a children's play park 2 minutes from the flat's front door and the property is...
Getting around
We are a very walkable distance into the main areas of Edinburgh- around 10 minutes to Prince's Street for example. There are bus services that run into town less than 5 minutes walk from the flat and if you are venturing out of Edinburgh Waverley train station is 10 -15 minutes walk away.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Edinburgh: 10.0 km
Railway: Waverley: 2.0 km
You could take the tram from the airport to the end of the line at York Place. This would leave you with a short walk down the hill (5 minutes or so) down to the property. Alternatively we are around ten minutes walk from Waverley train station or around 20-25 minutes by cab from the airport.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Nearest Beach: 8.0 km.
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