390 London Street Georgian Home
This outstanding 2 bedroom apartment, sleeping up to 4 guests, is situated on the Eastern side of the city’s Georgian New Town only a moments’ walk from the fashionable Broughton Street area with its rich selection of artisan cafes, vibrant bars and superb restaurants. The area also boasts an award winning butcher, a fishmonger, a couple of great delicatessens including Real foods (famous for its wonderful selection of health foods), and several individually owned boutiques selling an interesting range of clothes, gifts, cards, jewellery and art. Broughton Street is a great place to while away a spare hour browsing or having a cup of coffee or a drink or enjoying a meal. At the top of the Street you will find more appealing restaurants as well as the Omni centre with its multi-screen cinema, The Playhouse theatre, the St James Shopping centre and beyond that, the East end of Princes Street.
This cherished first floor apartment has been decorated with much care and attention by its owners to provide an exceptionally comfortable and attractive space for you to enjoy as your base while you spend time exploring our beautiful city.
The front door of the property opens into a spacious high ceilinged hallway with original wooden floors and sea grass runner (we would ask our guests to refrain from wearing high heels inside the property) it is furnished with interesting antique pieces including a Victorian pine bench and wardrobe.
The beautiful kitchen with original flag stone floor, attractive white units and granite work tops, overlooks pretty gardens at the rear of the property. A window seat furnished with comfortable cushions makes a perfect spot in which to relax and enjoy the lovely vista, whilst a gorgeous antique range with over mantel provides an interesting focus to the room. A vintage pine kitchen table with antique chairs provides plenty of space for 4 people to enjoy a meal. The room is well equipped with an oven and hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, and plenty of glass, china, cutlery and cookware. A small larder houses a microwave, and the laundry cupboard houses a washing machine.
The well-proportioned drawing room, with original fire place and cornicing has a large shuttered astragal window with an ornamental Juliette balcony also looking out over leafy gardens. A 3 seater sofa, a velvet tub chair and a chestnut leather chaise longue provide generous and comfortable seating for 4 guests. A reclaimed pine coffee table, a Tibetan prayer chest and an antique pine chest of drawers furnish the room and add to its quirky eclectic feel. There is a TV with DVD player and freeview as well as WiFi access.
The Master bedroom is to the front of the building overlooking Great Kings Street, but secondary double glazing and working shutters ensure that the room is peaceful and quiet. It also has the original fire place with an exquisite framed patch work of antique saris from Jaipur above it. The room is well appointed with a super king sized brass bed with antique pine bedside tables and handmade Indian wrought iron bedside lights. A vintage pine chest of drawers and large wardrobe provide plenty of storage space for visitors. To the right of the fire place, a door leads to an en-suite bathroom with generously sized walk in shower, limestone floor with underfloor heating, basin, wc and heated towel rail.
The second smaller double bedroom offers attractive views over Drummond Place; it also retains the original fire place and is furnished with a white iron double bedstead with beehive themed bedside tables and pretty bedside lamps. It has a plenty of storage space in a reclaimed pine wardrobe and pine chest of drawers. The window has also been double glazed and has working shutters.
A family bathroom with black and white floor tiling and a free standing Victorian roll top bath with drencher shower over, a small basin and a WC completes the accommodation.
Vistors arriving by train are about 12 minutes walk from Edinburgh Waverley and the tram link from the Airport terminates close to London Street in York Place.
Please note that we are unable to accommodate children under 12 in this apartment.